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Albright’s Garage Permit Application Unanimously Approved

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In the face of outrageous challenges brought by R. Nolan of Nolan Propane (Ravena, NY), represented by “old-man balls” Michael Biscone, arch-shyster, (Ravena, NY), and supported by fake businessman, heir to the John Flach fortune, Aaron Flach, waffler par excellence, New Baltimore stands up for its own. Mr Randy Lent, operator of Albright’s Garage (more than 100 years in the Town of New Baltimore), prevailed. The New Baltimore Planning Board, under the chairmanship of Mr R. vanEtten, and co-chair Ms. AnnMarie Vadney, stood by the New Baltimore businessman, and his application for Special Use Permit was unanimously approved by the Planning Board.

 

Albrights prevails against the Coeymanazis. Puts an end to an alien monopoly out of Ravena, NY, Nolan Propane.

On the evening of September 10, 2020, there was standing room only at New Baltimore Town Hall, where, at 7:00 p.m., the New Baltimore Planning Board was to hear public comment on the Albright’s Garage application for a Special Use Permit to install a two-tank propane distribution site at their location at the junction of County Route 144 and US Route 9W in the Town of New Baltimore. The installation would create a new opportunity in the Town of New Baltimore and break a strangle-hold monopoly on delivery of propane gas in the Town of New Baltimore.

The Albright’s project is spearheaded by Mr Randy Lent, and was strongly opposed by R. Nolan, owner of Nolan Propane of Ravena New York, who was represented by one of the most hated and notorious of local lawyers, Michael J. Biscone. Nolan was also supported by Aaron Flach, heir to the late John Flach’s money and enterprises.

On September 10, New Baltimore sent three clowns Biscone, Nolan, and Flach back to Ravena-Coeymans!

The public comment part was opened by a local resident with a brief but scathing indictment of Biscone, Nolan, and Flach. Click Full Text Resident’s Comments to read the complete transcript of the resident’s remarks.

The public comment part of the meeting was anything but boring, that is, until long-winded M. Biscone took the podium, and recited a mudslide of bird-shot attempts to move the board. He was pitifully unsuccessful and had to retreat, old-man balls and all, to his corner where he kept his head down as much as possible. Nolan was seated at the back of the room, head down, probably wondering what he was doing there, except to be embarrassed and sent out on a rail.

No More Monopoly in New Baltimore!

Biscone’s performance was typical for the lying sack of Coeymans untreated sewerage that he is. He first presented letters, one of which was forged, and another of questionable origin. He claimed he represented several local residents, none of whom appeared at the meeting, saying that they were his clients. Again, his statements were shown to be phony.

Attorney George McHugh. Coeymans Town Supervisor with questionable motives and business connections.

Biscone ranted on, citing New Baltimore local law, but that was shot down. His last-ditch effort was to demand that restrictions be imposed on the permit, but that was shot down by Mr James Warren, CEO/President of Nat’l Bank of Coxsackie, who set the record straight contradicting Biscone’s every statement. Biscone’s response to the speaker: “I’m very disappointed in you, Mr Warren.” That’s probably what Nolan was thinking in the back of the room, “Mikey, I’m very disappointed in you.”

[Editor’s Note: It should be noted that Aaron Flach was supporting Nolan Propane but then promised to support Albright’s, but hid in a corner when it came to pubic comment. Flach is on the board of directors of the National Bank of Coxsackie, where James Warren is President/CEO. The National Bank of Coxsackie is financing the Albright’s Garage Project, which would explain Aaron Flach’s waffling, and attempts to play both sides. We don’t feel that sort of conduct is what we want to see in a man who is on the board of directors of a financial institution. Do you?]

Brendan Baynes, an exile from Biscone’s and George McHugh’s* captive and hostaged community , Ravena-Coeymans, representing Mr Lent and Albright’s Garage, clearly questioned the credibility of Biscone’s presentation as well as the authenticity of the statements Biscone submitted. The Board refused to hear any more of Biscone’s wretched attempts to mislead the public body on behalf of Nolan Propane.

It shouldn’t go unnoticed that both Biscone and McHugh have close ties with large business interests in the Town of Coeymans. In fact, one of McHugh’s first moves upon taking office was to abolish the Coeymans Town Planning Board, thus eliminating an important democratic process available to Coeymans residents and property owners. That move was no doubt made to benefit McHugh’s main clients, also catered for by Guess who? You got it, Michael Biscone!

  • * Editor’s Note: McHugh, an attorney in Ravena-Coeymans, was elected in a scandalous campaign in 2019 to be Coeymans Town Supervisor.

The Coeymanazi Thugs tried to muscle in on New Baltimore but were given the boot with no hesitation by residents and Planning Board alike!

The deal was sealed when the representative of the engineering firm hired to design and install the propane distribution facility took the podium, and explained in clear terms the extensive work that goes into such a facility, particularly safety and security provisions. His presentation concluded that Albright’s far-exceeded the safety and regulator requirements, and even made an offer to provide expert training for workers and fire department personnel at no charge.

The Board voted on the application and gave their unanimous approval of the permit application but not before Ms AnnMarie Vadney, in the interest of clearing any questions, read out each and every question presented by Biscone, and the board examined each to clear any questions. This was a brilliant move on the part of the Board, since it clearly demonstrated that the hearing and consideration given to Biscone and his presentations on behalf of Nolan Propane was more than thorough and fair.

Prior to moving to vote on the Application, the resolutions were read out in their entirety giving a complete history of the application and all New York State regulatory and oversight agencies’ approvals, including the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the New York State Department of Transportation, as well as approval by the United States Army Corps of Engineers. Every Federal, State, County, and, of course, Town authority had no objection to the Application. Albright’s had more than complied with every regulation and requirement.

Needless to say, this was a catastrophic defeat for Michael Biscone and for Nolan Propane, who has lost his monopoly in the Town of New Baltimore, and stands to face quite a legal services bill from Biscone, who needs to support his expensive appetites, including the Biscone Bloodmobile, his precious Bentley, that is reputed to run on the blood of Biscone’s clients like R. Nolan and Nolan Propane.

Well Done! New Baltimore!!!

 

 

Biscone, Nolan on the Run! Making Calls Asking for Support!

ALERT! Who does King Georgie McHugh work for in the Russian Federation? Someone has been searching this blog specifically for articles on George McHugh. What’s McHugh’s Russian Connection? Is it the drug kingpin Boris Alexei Jordan, the Russian CEO of Curaleaf canabis growers and who has intimate ties with Russia (Jordan still has a stake in Renaissance Insurance, a leading insurer in Russia); Curaleaf is  Carver Laraway’s marijuana-growing tenant at Coeymans Industrial Park? Interesting that someone in Russia is so interested in George McHugh. Maybe the Feds should be asking him Why? After all, this is an election year, isn’t it? Come on, Georgie, come clean. Who are your Russian friends? (Editor’s Note: Search this blog for our articles on McHugh’s connections with Russian Boris Jordan and the Curaleaf conspiracy! Better still, click the links below to go directly to the articles:

And George McHugh and his thugs are the ones Coeymany, New York, “elected” to safeguard their interests? DUH!!! Well, it might be too late to do anything now; just as he did in his one term back in 2001, he’ll put in one term and cash in on his setup while in office.

The story of Coeymans, NY.

 


Ravena Shyster Attorney Michael Biscone Calling New Baltimore Residents Asking for Support. What Nerve!

Biscone asks for support; NB residents refuse!

We’ve received information from several local New Baltimore Residents that Michael Biscone, the shyster representing Robert Nolan and Nolan Propane of Ravena, NY, has been making calls to New Baltimore residents, allegedly “clients” of Biscone, asking them for their support in Nolan’s opposition to Randy Lent’s (Albright’s Garage) application now pending before the Town of New Baltimore Planning Board. We have also received information indicating that several of those called have refused to support Nolan’s underhanded scheming with Biscone’s misguidance and representation.

If it wasn’t bad enough that Robert Nolan of Nolan Propane and Michael Biscone, Nolan’s attorney, had the balls to appear before the New Baltimore Planning Board asking the Board to deny Mr Randy Lent’s application to open a propane station in the Town of New Baltimore, this takes the cake! Michael Biscone, we are informed, has been contacting New Baltimore residents, allegedly clients of Biscone, asking them for their support in opposing Lent’s application. Apparently, several of those called have flatly refused to support Biscone and Nolan. New Baltimore shouldn’t expect anything less from is residents!

Michael Biscone sure has a pair of old man balls calling New Baltimore residents asking them to support Ravena’s Nolan!

If Rob van Etten has marshmallow balls when it comes to standing up and pushing back, Michael Biscone has a pair of big old-man’s balls calling our friends and neighbors asking them to betray New Baltimore and a New Baltimore business. Anyone in New Baltimore who does support Biscone and Nolan should be tarred and feathered, and run out of New Baltimore. Banned and shunned. Treated like the traitors they are if they turn their backs on their Town and their neighbots!!!

It’s obvious that Biscone and Nolan have a lot at stake in this conspiracy but they’ve gone scared now that New Baltimore residents are pushing back; Biscone and Nolan are desperate and are grasping at straws to keep themselves afloat. Well, it’s not going to work. New Baltiomore is sick of monopolies and sick of outsiders coming into OUR TOWN and taking advantage of our residents and neighbors. Defend your neighbors and local business in New Baltimore. Tell Biscone and Nolan to take a long walk off a short pier.

 

If you get a call from Biscone or Nolan, or hear of anyone else in New Baltimore getting calls from Biscone, Nolan, or Flach asking for support against Randy Lent and Albright’s Garage, we want to know about it. We want NAMES!

We say support Randy Lent’s application and once he’s up and running, cancel your accounts with Nolan Propane and support your local New Baltimore Business!

We’re wondering where the Town of New Baltimore Town Board stands on all of this sneaking around by Biscone and Nolan. Shouldn’t Supervisor Jeff Ruso and his so-called Deputy Supervisor Nick Dellisanti be taking a stand on this? Shouldn’t they be standing up for local New Baltimore business? Or are they in Biscone’s, Nolan’s, and Flach’s pockets like Planning Board chairman Rob van Etten seems to be? Here are the New Baltimore Town Board members’ and their contact information

Jeff Ruso, Supervisor Note: Ruso was NOT ELECTED, he ran unopposed and took office by default! No need for elections when you have only one candidate!
3809 CR 51
Hannacroix, NY 12087
(518)337-9238
jruso@townofnewbaltimore.org

Nick Dellisanti, Deputy Supervisor Note: Dellisanti was Supervisor before Ruso ran for his first term. They’re in bed together. Dellisanti is appointed by Ruso, NOT ELECTED, and has been deputy supervisor in both Ruso’s terms in office (the first term Ruso was elected; the second term he was not).
ndellisanti@townofnewbaltimore.org

Pat Linger is the Greene County Legislator for New Baltimore and serves as chairman of the Town of New Baltimore Zoning Board of Appeals. So there is no excuse why he shouldn’t be well aware of Biscone’s and Nolan’s interference in New Baltimore. Where is he standing on these out-of-town invasions and interferences in New Baltimore business? Contact Linger as ask him what his position is on the Biscone-Nolan interference. You might also want to ask him about the vanEtten-Brandt connection and the apparent conflict of interest. Contact Linger at: plinger@discovergreene.com or 518-496-8399

Rob van Etten, chairman of the New Baltimore Planning Board, was NOT ELECTED by NB voters,  he was appointed by Ruso and Dellisanti. Interesting connections here. Maybe Ruso and Dellisanti are in bed with Biscone, Nolan, Flach, and vanEtten?

Bill Boehlke NO CONTACT INFORMATION ON TOWN WEBSITE!!! You might call the Town Clerk ans ask why Boehlke cannot be contacted.

Chuck Irving (518)944-4782

Kelly Downes (518)396-9255 kdownes@townofnewbaltimore.org

Shelly VanEtten CAUTION! This is Planning Board chairman Rob vanEttens wife! 518-756-3517 svanetten@townofnewbaltimore.org

Send those three clowns Biscone, Nolan, and Flach back to Ravena-Coeymans!

Read our feature article on the outrageous interference by Michael Biscone and Robert Nolan in Town of New Baltimore’s business at: The Coeymans Thugs Invade New Baltimore. Resident: “Get outa here!”

Coming up Next:

CDYMCA – A Charity? No Way, José!

The Capital District YMCA – a fake charity hoarding more than $58 million in real-estate assets and paying no property taxes. Special treatment for a tax-exempt corporation too crooked to fail. Other tax-paying organizations are filing bankruptcy during CoVid-19, but when you have no obligations to the state, country, people, and you have huge assets to pay your oreo CEO J. David Brown more than $350K/year + benefits, And where are the member’s dues and the donations, the state and federal grants going? Well, first to pay the big salaries at the top, and then some may trickle down. It’s a SCAM and it’s called the Capital District YMCA! Time for state and federal tax and finance departments to chime in and do some justice for taxpayers.

J.David Brown Exec Dir CDYMCA, $350K+ a year..

 

 
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The Coeymans Thugs Invade New Baltimore. Resident: “Get outa here!”

A resident, Randy Lent, of the Town of New Baltimore is seeking approval to open a business in the Town of New Baltimore. His application is currently before the New Baltimore Planning Board, and Mr Lent’s application is being considered. The Town of New Baltimore is in Greene County, NY. How is it that Robert Nolan, Aaron Flach, and Michael Biscone of Ravena, in the Town of Coeymans (Albany County), are appearing before the New Baltimore Planning Board opposing a New Baltimore resident’s plan? What business do these well-known thugs and bullies from the Town of Coeymans and the Village of Ravena have pushing New Baltimore Planning Board chairman, Robert vanEtten around like the marshmallow he is? The Town of New Baltimore is a sovereign, municipality independent of Albany County, and particularly independent of the Town of Coeymans and the village of Ravena. New Baltimore can handle its own business, Thank you! New Baltimore doesn’t appreciate the interference of the Thug Squad from Coeymans, Biscone, Nolan, Flach, or McHugh. Furthermore, if the New Baltimore Planning Board chairman, Rob van Etten can’t keep his sights on New Baltimore and avoid his own business interests and pals in Coeymans, we think he should resign from the Board or, failing that, he should be fired by the New Baltimore Town Board, and replaced by someone who can do the job honestly and ethically. Now that would be a 180º turn for New Baltimore, wouldn’t it? Honestly and ethically? Now that would be news.

New Baltimore may be a little backward but some more evolved residents will not put up with the invasion of the Coeymanazies! One resident stood up and addressed the New Baltimore Planning Board at the public meeting on August 13, 2020, and, directing his no-nonsense comments straight to shyster attorney Michael Biscone of Ravena and his lapdog Robert Nolan with some pretty clear words:

“It’s not right that thugs from out of town are allowed to come to New Baltimore and tell New Baltimore what to do. Just because people think they have money…doesn’t mean they can come bully us in our town. If the Board is not able to push back, they need to be replaced.”

Residents came out in big numbers in support of local businessman Randy Lent of Albright’s Garage, a landmark historical business in the Town of New Baltimore and in Greene County. Residents spoke out against the unprecedented invasion of the so-called Coeymanazis, the thugs from the Town of Coeymans, and the Village of Ravena. The thugs’ mission: to bully the New Baltimore Planning Board, under the chairmanship of the marshmallow-fluff chairmanship of Robert Van Etten, owner of VanEtten Excavating, a well-known collaborator and business associate of the thugs. Van Ettan was recently accused of official misconduct (see below). Marshmallow-man vanEtten offered no resistance to the thugs — Why would he? Too much to lose if he does his job for New Baltimore and the residents of New Baltimore! That is, until the courageous New Baltimore resident and business owner stood up and put vanEtten, the Planing Board, Biscone, and Nolan, the in their kennel crates à la mode.

Resident puts two dogs, two mutts in one crate and ships them out.

The speaker went on to ask Mr Biscone, a known local shyster attorney operating in the Town of Coeymans and Ravena, asking Biscone, “Did  Nolan pay for your nice car?” He was referring to the local scandal that Biscone likes to drive his ostentatious and overdone Bentley around town like some juvenile with an expensive toy. Some locals call the Biscone Bentley the Biscone Bloodmobile, probably because his scurrilous and leechlike law practice paid for his toys with the blood and tears of local residents.

Biscone is a mercenary and would sell his mother — but not his Bentley — for a price. His loyalties are well known in the area and he’s a legal whore, professional harlot who would do anything for a buck. Now that his pal George McHugh is sitting in the Town of Coeymans Supervisor’s office buttering his coneys’ bread, Biscone is kissing Carver Laraway’s hairy butt (Carver Companies/Port of Coeymans) as counsel, a post George McHugh held before stepping down to run for Town Supervisor. More on that scandalous plan below.

Robert Nolan is another thug. Nolan runs a fuel business and has a basic monopoly in the region supplying propane gas to businesses and residences. He is opposing the New Baltimore resident’s plan to establish a propane distribution business in the Town of New Baltimore, apparently feeling that the NB resident might break Nolan’s strangle hold on the propane business in the region! Local consumers might have a choice; God forbid!

Michael Biscone of the Biscone Bloodmobile is Robert Nolan’s attorney. The question that raises its ugly head is this: Why is Nolan interfering in New Baltimore business, and why is he bringing in a shiftless, evil shyster like Michael Biscone? This isn’t the Town of Coeymans or the Village of Ravena, where they run and hide when the thugs appear. This is New Baltimore where we eat thugs for breakfast, and then deposit them properly by flushing in the local sewerage treatment plant.

New Baltimore Resident Tells them To Get Lost; Stay out of New Baltimore’s Business!


Editor’s Note: The Town of Coeymans (Albany County) and the Town of New Baltimore (Greene County) are pretty much one-horse towns. Local town governments grant franchises to local providers, who then suck residents dry because there’s no choice, no competition! The area is looted by a single telecommunications company State Telephone, cable services are provided by a single provider, MidHudson Cable, who regularly up rates and drop services, most recently discontinuing email services but not adjusting local residents’ and businesses’ bills to reflect the loss of service.Electrical power is supplied by a single company, Central Hudson. With no competition, the infrastructure is constantly failing. It’s Third World at best.


It gets better. Aaron Flach, local parasite so-called businessman, the guy who got seed money from his father, and now tries to make the impression he’s self-made. Flack would be sleeping under some bridge if his father, whose methods were not always the most ethical or honest, didn’t make the money that Flach boys later used to go into their businesses. Anyone who knows the local history and characters will laugh in Flach’s face if he were ever to try to say he made his money by the sweat of his brow!!! He’s a phony, and like Biscone and Nolan, is sucking the area dry. Flach is chairman of a local business association (surprised?), on the board of directors of a local bank (still surprised?), and is a member of the local Rotary Club. Don’t let the Rotary Club thing fool you; the local RC is a farce and a hotbed of hypocrisy and backstabbing; just another beaverly hillbilly country club.

The problem we see is that Robert Nolan — Yes! The same Nolan of Nolan Propane and the same Nolan bullying Robert vanEtten on the New Baltimore Planning Board — is also on the Town of Coeymans Planning Board/Board of Zoning Appeals. That’s an unusual name for the Town board that oversees development and land use, zoning, the comprehensive plan, and other matters in the Town. There’s a story of corruption behind that, too. Here’s what happened:

Coeymans Center for Un-American Activities

And Michael Biscone, Robert Norton, and Aaron Flach want to do the same for New Baltimore.
With a little help from their friends Rob vanEtten, Jeff Ruso, and Nick Dellisanti, they may succeed!

HAS NEW BALTIMORE TOWN HALL BECOME
THE NEW BALTIMORE CENTER FOR UN-AMERICAN ACTIVITIES?

Say what you like about Phil Crandall and Tom Dolan and the Crandall Board, at least they didn’t have their hands up LaFargeHolcim’s and Carver Laraway’s butts up to their shoulders. At least Crandall and Dolan were unbeholden to big business and did not stand to profit by any official actions they took while in office. At keast Crandall and Dolan gave residents a voice in how the town was run and there was an independent Planning Board and a separate Zoning Board of Appeals. That can’t be said of George McHugh. What can be said about McHugh is that this is a replay of his last one-termer, and the scandal after his first term in office back in 2000-2001, when he set himself up to make big local real estate deals and remap Ravena-Coeymans to his advantage. And it can’t be said about McHugh’s current term, when he’s already taken steps to benefit his former clients, who will still be his clients when he leaves office, and they’ll be owing him big time. We’re watching and biding our time; we expect the Feds are, too.

Flag as flown at King Georgie’s Coeymans Town Hall.

In November 2019, after a scandalous and tumultuous local election, the Coeymans Town Hall became the Coeymans Center for Un-American Activities. With the election of local shyster attorney, Georgie Deflumer McHugh, backed by a number of local thugs calling themselves the Friends of Coeymans, but actually three local bullies, and with the glamour of two young, inexperienced local boys — pet puppies — George Deflumer McHugh ran for the office of Coeymans Town Supervisor. McHugh was elected, as were his two puppies. The writing was on the wall but the illiterate sheeple of Coeymans couldn’t read it. So then, McHugh crowned himself King Georgie of Coeymans.

Lefevre, McHugh, Collins, Langdon
They’re The McHugh Puppet Show..

Shortly after being elected, McHugh, not yet supervisor and not yet sworn in to office, announced by letter on his law firm letterhead, that he, McHugh, intended to abolish the Town of Coeymans Planning Board. The letter was dated December 20, 2019, and sent to the incumbent members of the Coeymans Planning Board. He also advised the Town of Coeymans CAC, the Conservation Advisory Council, that they, too, would be abolished. The Coeymans Planning Board’s responsibilities included reviewing of proposals for development and land use, and developing the town’s comprehensive plan. The CAC, or Conservation Advisory Council, was a panel who advised on and planned environmental issues.

The Ravena News Herald, the local rag formerly owned by McHugh and now owned by close McHugh friend, Mark Vinciguerra, reported in its January 1, 2020, issue:

“Incoming town officials hit the ground running New Year’s Day with several changes, including dissolving the Coeymans’ Conservation Advisory Council. The new Coeymans Town Board voted Jan. 1 to abolish the CAC, to propose a law to dissolve and combine the Coeymans Planning Board with the Zoning Board of Appeals, approved a five-year Payment In Lieu of Taxes agreement for an incoming business … Three men [McHugh, Lefevre, Collins) were sworn in 9 a.m. New Years Day to a packed room at Coeymans Town Hall, 18 Russell Ave., Ravena, for their new term on the town board.”

McHugh wasted no time in keeping his promise made even before he took office, that he would abolish the Planning Board and the CAC; both actions would pave the way for McHugh’s handlers to have free reign over the Town of Coeymans. McHugh and his Coeymans Town Board, now packed with his Republican puppets, passed Local Law 1 of 2020, which reads:

“The purpose and subject of this Local Law is to: 1) Abolish the Town Planning Board, 2) Transfer all Planning Board functions and duties to the existing Zoning Board of Appeals, 3) Rename the Zoning Board of Appeals to the ‘Planning Board/Zoning Board of Appeals”, and 4) Amend the Town of Coeymans Code where necessary to effectuate these changes.”

With that one law, the people of the Town of Coeymans lost any say in how their Town was to be developed, how land was to be used, how zoning and re-zoning was to be done. The power was transferred to the Zoning Board of Appeals, which was then packed with McHugh supporters and local thugs, including Mr Robert Nolan of Nolan Propane. We see a conflict of interest here. Now the Board and local McHugh supporters and clients had nothing in their way. Even the Conservation Advisory Council was abolished; there’s nothing to stand in the way of how land is used, zoned, or developed. The people of Coeymans have no say!

Since McHugh increased the number of members on the Board from 5 to seven (?!?!), he also ensured that his clients now and in future have a packed board to do their bidding. That’s because the members on the board serve terms for the number of years that there are members on the board. How’s that for a sucker punch, Coeymans?

McHugh’s setting himself up to make big bucks after serving this term, and setting up his recent and future clients to have their way in Coeymans. He’s also setting up residents and small businesses in the Town of Coeymans for the ride to hell. Just keep an eye on the Port of Coeymans (McHugh/Biscone), Carver Companies (McHugh/Biscone), Collins & Son Fuel  & Hauling (Zach Collins, VP, Collins & Son, fuel and hauling), LaFargeHolcim (watch Daniel Baker, who works for LaFarge), Yannis, Trickey’s Scrapyard, and others in the Town of Coeymans, including Nolan Propane (Rob Nolan is a member of the Town of Coeymans now combined Planing Board/Zoning Board of Appeals). And then there’s board member Ken Burns, Wimp-Waffler, who’s anybody’s for a price.

McHugh and his thugs didn’t stop there. They then passed laws requiring permit applicants to post escrow to cover the experts’ and consultants’ fees for reviews done by the Planinng Board/Zoning Board of Appeals, in order to have a permit application reviewed. What this does in practical terms is prevent many landowners from developing their properties because of this new requirement to post escrow to pay for experts and consultants to review the permit applications. Why do we need a Board if we have to pay for their experts? Well, that’s not the point, really. The only ones who can afford that kind of money have that kind of money and they’re names are Biscone, McHugh, Collins, Nolan, Carver Laraway, and a handful of others! Oh, did we forget to mention the Yanni’s restaurant extension and how that got pushed thru thanks to Carver Laraway (owner of the property), Michael Biscone, and George McHugh. They’re all in bed together, even picking up leftover wives (McHugh and Laraway).

McHugh and his thugs then passed laws redefining what a garbage disposal facility and a transfer station are. Remember the Clean Air Act? McHugh and his thugs hate it but said they would not repeal the law but they didn’t say they wouldn’t redefine it! Just another shyster lawyer trick with language and Coeymans fell for it — flat on their sheeple faces!

Bullies LaQuire-Hagen-Boomer

McHugh and his thugs passed laws in early 2020 putting a moratorium on solar energy development in the Town, a new law on how citizens can gather and assemble, a law controlling what noise can be produced in the Town, and the list of new laws limiting freedoms in the Town of Coeymans and favoring big business goes on and the first year isn’t even over yet!!!

A new law passed by McHugh and his puppets, LOCAL LAW 7 OF 2020 (Adopted July 23, 2020), regarding how citizens can meet and assemble, is Mini-Me McHugh’s version of a scandalous law passed in England in 1714 that prevented groups of more than 12 persons to meet; it was King George I — King George of England, not King Georgie of Coeymans — way of preventing public expression. The act allowed local officials to declare any gathering of more than 12 people “unlawfully, riotously, and tumultuously assembled.” The Riot Act, if ignored by the assembly, was punishable by death. King Georgie McHugh’s — now isn’t that ironic that McHugh’s name is George, too —  new law reads in part:

“No person shall take part in or join or aid, assist or abet any riotous or tumultuous assemblage or unnecessary crowds upon the streets or in doorways or stairways adjacent thereto or loiter about such places.”

It’s the responsibility of the drafters of laws to be very plain and clear about what they mean; when they make a law that’s vague and ambiguous, it’s probably so that it can be very freely interpreted and abuses. Watch out! Other than that, the law as written, is a pretty serious violation of people’s protected Constitutional right of freedom of assembly. The problem with McHugh’s law is that it does not define any of the terms it uses. This means that the vagueness and ambiguity of the terms make the law open for abuse or, if challenged, useless! Read more about the historical Riot Act here: What Does It Mean to ‘Read the Riot Act’?

McHugh and Bisccone, together with their handlers Aaron Flach and Carver Laraway, and a handful of others including Rob Nolan, have the Town of Coeymans tied up, bagged, and slung over their shoulders.

We are watching this scenario very closely because we see charges of abuse of public office in the making and possible corruption and conspiracy activity that might land some of these guys either in professional limbo or in the new county jail. 

Now they have their eyes on the Town of New Baltimore, the neighboring town to the South. it’s not enough that they have bullied and controlled Coeymans, they’re now trying to tell New Baltimore what to do and how to do it.

Rob Van Etten whenever Michael Biscone is in the Room.

Some residents won’t stand for that, particularly those residents of New Baltimore, who have businesses and property in the Town of Coeymans, and who know what’s going on there. The resident we quoted above is one of many who are up in arms at the arrogance and nerve of Robert Nolan and Michael Biscone skipping into Town Hall thinking they can call the shots. Well, at the public meeting on August 13, 2020, both Nolan and Biscone, were shown the door, and told not to let it hit them in the ass on their way out.

The Town of New Baltimore has it’s own serious problem: Robert vanEtten, owner of a local excavating company, and the chairman of the New Baltimore Planning Board. As we mentioned above, he has marshmallows for balls, and marshmallows don’t secrete testosterone. It’s pitiful how he lets himself be pushed around and doesn’t push back. What’s he doing on the Planning Board anyway if he can’t defend the interests residents of the Town of New Baltimore?

Van Etten has some skeletons in the closet and isn’t as honest or ethical as we’d like to expect a public servant to be. He’s running a business and is voting on proposals coming before the Board, and in which he has an interest. He stands to make money on some of those projects if they go through. We caught him in 2018 doing work for a local developer, William Brandt, who is developing a senior housing project in the Town of New Baltimore, and, incidentally is represented by Michael Biscone.

What do you think is going on here?

We demanded records of the operations of the Town of New Baltimore Planning Board in another matter and, in the course of our investigations, came upon documents that showed that Robert VanEtten, while on the New Baltimore Planning Board, had done work for Brandt, and  vanEtten had participated in Board voting on the Brandt project!!! Michael Biscone also represented Brandt. That’s not only unethical, it’s illegal, and we notified the Town of New Baltimore Town Board and Supervisor Jeff Ruso but vanEtten was never fired and never resigned. Was that because his wife, Shelly van Etten is a sitting board member. We guess he has too many friends — one of them his own wife, Shelly van Etten, on the NB Town Board —, and stands to make more money before he leaves the Board. Not if we have anything to say about it! We reported on our findings in our article, “New Baltimore: Pick up rocks, find snakes. Part I.

Marshmallow Balls!

Robert vanEtten is limp, impotent, a man with marshmallows for balls. He does’t and won’t stand up against thugs like Nolan, Biscone, Flach, and others, and he let’s himself be pushed around like a jailhouse bitch! The resident addressing the New Baltimore Planning Board hit the nail on the head: If you can’t do the job, if you can’t push back, if you don’t have the cojones to stand up for New Baltimore, get the hell out of Town Hall, vanEtten, and take your dummies with you!

Our advice to Mr Robert Van Etten, Chair of the New Baltimore Planning Board.

The Editor
And the People of New Baltimore

 

Totally Ridiculous!

What are we paying these people for? It’s as bad as paying the Town of New Baltimore Dog Catcher, Joe Tanner, more than $4,000 a year when he can play dog-catcher only after he gets off his other job! Even if we wanted to vet the information we have, it should be noted that only limited information is available, since the minutes of the Planning Board are not up to date and appear not to have been transcribed or posted for some time now. Although New Baltimore has half the population of the Town of Coeymans, New Baltimore has approximately twice the number of town employees! Still, not a lot seems to be getting done in NB Town Hall. It’s ridiculous that with so many people taking up space, they can’t keep the public informed or minutes properly transcribed and published.?!? It appears, if the Town of New Baltimore website is correct, that the last transcribed/published meeting minutes was for February 14, 2019 Pacheco et al. Public Hearing Minutes. That’s ridiculous and unconscionable! (Much of the Town of New Baltimore website is out-of-date, and poorly maintained.) The situation is similar in the case of the New Baltimore Zoning Board of Appeals!!!  One Ms Marjorie B. Loux is the clerk/secretary for both the Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Appeals. We think she has some explaining to do, as do Supervisor Jeff Ruso and his deputy/croney Nick Dellisanti. What is going on in Town Hall or should we say, Town Country Club?

For Our Readers’ Information, Here are the Members of the New Baltimore Planning Board

Rob VanEtten, Chair (12-31-20)
Patricia Bruno (12-31-20)
Robert Court (12-31-20)
Frank Orlando (12-31-21)
Lee Salisbury (12-31-23)
Michelle Stefanik (12-31-23)
Ann Marie Vadney (12-31-23)
Marjorie B. Loux, Clerk

 

Well, Coeymans! You can’t say we didn’t warn you!

Here we are in the middle of a pandemic! Meetings, group assemblies, even church gatherings are forbidden. No public meetings. You’re made anonymous and invisible because you have to hide your faces! The supermarket shelves are bare. Government and utilities are forgiving or suspending payment obligations, and providing safety nets! But George McHugh and his puppets in Town Hall are sticking it to you when you’re down, hurting, and unable to gather to protest. Lousy sneaks!

 

Looks like Coeymans Sole Assessor, Dawn DeRose, has either joined the rat pack or has been bullied into supporting their plans.

Reactions: Scott Searles, Repubican Highway Superintendent, chimes in to defend his keepers saying that Smalbany is blaming and lying. Mr Searles was instructed in what an anus is: ” The anus has eyes to see but is blind to reality; ears to hear but is deaf to truth; a nose to smell but can’t find the rats under his own nose; a tongue to taste but has none; and fingers to feel but has no sense and so has no feeling.” We’re guessing Mr Searles doesn’t know what an anus is.

Trevor Walsick doesn’t address the assessment problem but rants that “the residents of the town Coeymans realized by aligning with someone sick as yourself that Crandall and Dolan were a lost cause! Record turnout sealed the deal… The residents have spoken and you again solidified the win!!” Record turnout? The only “turnout” was residents’ stomach contents when they found out what the few voters who went out did to the Town of Coeymans. Mr Walsick is true to the second half of his name: SICK! But that’s fine because Trevor Walsick is a fake and a coward. His Facebook page features a car photo as the profile picture and he doesn’t have the balls to provide profile information. What that means is that Trevor Walsick is probably a nobody being impersonated by one of the Fiends of Coeymans, McHugh’s neonazis. Even if Trevor Walsick actually existed, he doesn’t own any property in the Town of Coeymans, so he wouldn’t have much to say, would he? That’s if he were real.

Neither Searles nor the fake Walsick seem to recall their darling McHugh during his single term as supervisor in 2001, left Coeymans with a 16% tax increase. Most of the fools who voted for him probably weren’t even in the area at the time; those who were probably drink Ravena water, which would explain the brain liquefaction. 


But George McHugh, his puppet Coeymans Town Board, Zachary Collins, Brendon Lefevre, Daniel Baker, and Kenneth Burns,  and their town employees under their control are taking scandalous advantage of Town residents!

McHugh

Property owners are being slammed with incredible increases in their property taxes! Have you gotten your property tax bill yet? Some assessments have tripled. All of this during a pandemic when you can’t even go to a town board meeting to complain. All of this being done behind closed doors by your Friends of Coeymans!

You need to protest in numbers! You need to hit the streets! You need to organize! You need to put signs on your over-assessed properties pointing the finger at McHugh and his Town Board puppets!

Phil Crandall and Tom Dolan WARNED you about these bastards! Now you’re seeing it happen. Get ready for mass rape!

Flood Town Hall with Grievances! Send letters to your tenants telling them that because of the massive increases in property taxes, you’re going to have to massively raise their rents! Those tenants who are leasing, give them notice that their leases are going to be massively increased because of the Town of Coeymans sneaky, villainous behind closed doors robbery during a pandemic!

NOW THEY WANT A NEW TOWN HALL!!! WHY??? WHO’S GOING TO PAY FOR IT??? WHO’S GOING TO GET THE CONTRACTS??? Anyone who benefits from the McHugh mob’s corruption should be shunned by the community. No one needs their money enough to have to sell his or her soul!!!

We warned you well in advance of the elections! You saw the Friends of Coeymans thugs in action at Town Board meetings! You knew all about McHugh’s lies and his puppets, Collins and Lefevre’, we warned you about Daniel Baker, sockpuppet and turncoat polecat!.

Maybe you should be asking if Carver Laraway’s properties have been massively reassessed. Or Lafarge’s. Or Aaron Flach’s? Perrine’s. Misuraca’s. How about Zachary Collin’s family’s business properties? Ask Questions. Get answers!

If you are outraged at the dishonesty and sneakiness in Coeymans Town Hall, we want to hear from you at rcs.confidential@gmail.com. We’re prepared to organize and coordinate protest actions against McHugh and his pack of thugs and liars. Contact us about your property, how much your assessment has increased, and what you think of this scandalous breach of trust!

Yeah! They’re business friendly all right! That’s how they attract new residents and businesses: raise property taxes 300%. That’s the McHugh plan! Then when people cant pay their taxes, McHugh, Carver Laraway, Michael Biscone, the Collins fuel and excavation business, and all their coneys will be there to get your property real cheap, after the tax sale!

You all need to get Phil Crandall and Tom Dolan on your team and advising your committees! They knew what was going on and what was going to happen! They tried to tell you but you listened to the thugs and liars instead. Nice going, dumbasses!

Contact us at rcs.confidential@gmail.com and tell us your story. Then storm the News Herald and force them to print the truth for once!

And start writing to your fascist Coeymans Town Board and let them know what you think! And don’t forget your Coeymans Sole Assessor, Dawn DeRose. Ask her what she thinks she’s doing? Ask her why she’s jumped ship to join the McHugh mob? Ask her if she’s been bullied by McHugh and his mob or if she’s just one of them?

Now’s the time to get on Facebook and start getting the ball rolling for mass protests and flooding Town Offices with complaints!

  • You need to get the word out about what McHugh and his mob are doing in Coeymans!
  • You need to file your complaints and grievances with the Town; let them know how unhappy you are with them.
  • Let your tenants know their rents are going to way up, thanks to McHugh and his thugs raising your property taxes!
  • Ask McHugh and his mob if that’s what they call business friendly. You know, their slogan to get themselves re-elected. How does raising property taxes help small businesses and encourage people to settle in Coeymans? Wasn’t that what McHugh, Collins, Lefevre, and Baker promised to get elected.
  • Ask yourself who McHugh’s tax hike is most likely to hurt? You or Lafarge? You or Carver Laraway? You or Collins Fuel (Zachry Collin’s company)?
  • Ask yourself how McHugh’s backstabbing is going to encourage families to buy [overtaxed] property and settle in Coeymans. Wasn’t that one of their campaign promises?
  • Ask yourself how many Coeymans businesses McHugh’s, Collins’, Lefevre’s, Baker’s and Burns’ lies are going to benefit.

 

Here is their contact information:

George D. McHugh – gmchugh@coeymans.org
Current Term Expires December 31, 2021

YOU’RE SCUMBAG LIARS!!!

Secretary to the Supervisor (Isn’t this McHugh’s wife?!?)
Candace McHugh – cmchugh@coeymans.org

Daniel D. Baker – Council – dbaker@coeymans.org
Current Term expires December 31, 2021

Kenneth A. Burns – Council – kburns@coeymans.org
Current Term expires December 31, 2021

Zachary S. Collins – Council – zcollins@coeymans.org
Current Term expires December 31, 2023

Brandon L. LeFevre – Council – blefevre@coeymans.org
Current Term expires December 31, 2023

YOU BETRAYED US!!!

Sole Assessor
Dawn DeRose
Phone (518)756-8927
E-mail – assessor@coeymans.org

UPDATE FOR THE 2020 REASSESSMENT PROJECT

…AND YOU’RE SICKENING!!!

Editor’s Note:

FOR THE RECORD

As most of our readers know, we interviewed Mr Crandall and Mr Dolan several weeks before the elections, and we posted the full-text transcripts of the interviews. As for the reval of Coeymans properties, Mr Crandall had this to say:

“We, looked into a “reval” And it was due; it was overdue. It should be done every 10 years so now it’s 12 years. However, the businesses in Town were at approximately 85% of true market value (TMV) and home ownership was at 95% of TMV. That should all be at 100 percent. So, in essence the homeowners were partially subsidizing the businesses in the Town. So, with the reval coming through that will all be taken care of, there will be a fair tax rate for everyone. Some will go up a little bit, most will go down a little bit. But businesses will definitely have to come up with their fair share, where they should be.” [My underlining for emphasis]

For those of our readers who do not know what “reval” means, it’s short for revaluation. Revaluation rates are market rates from a specific point in time that are used as a base value to assess whether rates are too high or too low for certain categories of property, activities, etc. Revaluation rates are often referred to as “reval rates.”

Mr Crandall was up front in saying that the reval of town properties was overdue, and that businesses were going to carry their fair share. He also was honest when he said that some properties will increase “a little bit.” He emphasized fairness.

Mr Crandall also emphasized that larger businesses sucking the community dry and repeatedly asking for tax breaks and consideration under the PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) program were no longer going to get a free ride. Again, Mr Crandall emphasized fairness to property owners and small businesses.

This is all water under the bridge now but the complete interview transcripts are still available for anyone who wants to read them and learn what Mr Crandall and his Town Board planned to do. That was black letter commitment, and Mr Crandall knew that once he said something and it went on record, there was no turning back.

No one can say the same for Mr McHugh and his mob. McHugh refused to be interviewed and refused to debate. That should say it all. Now Coeymans residents and taxpayers have to deal with the reality of what’s happening in the town!

Our question would be to Mr McHugh: “How do you expect to attract more small businesses and new families to Coeymans when you have increased Full Market Values and Taxable Property Values?”

We will be watching the grievances and the final tax rolls very closely and we’ll compare 2018 and 2019 property values and assessments with the 2020 finalized tax rolls, and report on what we find.

The Editor

 

 
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The Cabin Fever Reliever with Your Valentine!

Saturday, February 15, 2020, is a really special date. Mark you calendar!

Visit the Greene County Weasels blog!

We have a February Committee meeting coming up on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. at the Red Rooster Roadhouse in Cairo, NY. Following that meeting there’ll be a buffet dinner dance on a special theme starting at about 5:00 p.m. There’ll be food and music and lots of fun! Please plan to be there and bring some friends! Pack the house! Show those crusty Republicans and those mushy Democrats how real Americans party, and thumb their noses to Old Man Winter’s Cabin Fever, and party with your Valentine’s Day heartthrob!

The Independence Party committee meetings are warm and welcoming and tend to be much more interesting than what you might think. The members welcome everyone, literally everyone with no question about political party affiliation and no pressure to listen to political rubbish. Party business is handled during the meetings; party partying is serious business and takes place after the meetings.

The Red Rooster Road House is a great place with good food, great bar, pool tables, and great hospitality. We first learned of the Red Rooster Roadhouse when some readers of our reviews of local Sunday brunch venues told us not to waste our time anywhere else, and to try the all-you-can-eat brunch buffet for only $9.95 + tax. Our readers never fail us and the advice was great — so was the brunch and the hospitality. Our only problem was the GPS directions. Our best advice is to go straight out of Main St. in Cairo, leaving the hamlet, for about a mile and the Red Rooster is on your left.

Greene County Independence Party Chairman Mr George Acker will be posting details on the Greene County NY Independence Party Facebook site and we’ll ask the Greene Weasel Whackers to post the information.

Remember: All politics, good and bad, start in the home. It’s time we started changing business as usual by starting in our own backyards. We are people, individuals, and independent of corrupt politics and corrupt politicians. That’s why we have the principles of the Independence Party.

Support the Greene County New York Independence Party

Take the first steps to improving our communities, neighborhoods, and lives by getting involved in positive political activity and forget the idiotic labels people have been conditioned to wear as if they were badges of merit! Those labels make you less than you are and less than you can be!

Don’t let Old Man Winter’s Cabin Fever get ya! Party with the Greene Independents on February 15, 2020!


On a more serious note:

We were totally disgusted by many of the local elections and what went on. The major parties, the Republicans and the Democrats, were a complete disappointment in Coeymans, Cairo, New Baltimore, and so many other municipalities. We weren’t going to let the label-voters take the fun out of the holidays, though, and we didn’t want to sour yours by publishing the disgusting facts about what went on in Coeymans,

The State Independence Party Committee and the Albany County Independence Party Committee under Chairman Paul Caputo (who is also a State Committee vice-chairman) put themselves in our sights when the State Party Committee endorsed failed Greene County Sheriff candidate Diana Benoit, after she played her losing hand to get on the ballot in Greene County. She lost and is now tainted goods. The State Committee is going to have to come clean on that one, as will Mr Paul Caputo, Albany County Independence Party Chairman.

What’s worse still, and a double whammy for Caputo is the fact that his Albany County Committee actually backed the McHugh neonazi mobsters in Coeymans, totally ignoring the Democratic incumbents.

Caputo’s Friends in Coeymans


The 2019 Wicked Weasel Award goes to Paul Caputo

Paul Caputo of the Albany County Independence Party Committee has received the unanimous nomination as the recipient of the 2019 Golden Weasel Award. Shame on you, Pauli!

Awarded to Paul Caputo for Shady Weasel Dealing.


 

Here’s what we wrote to the NY State Independence Party Committee:

We are contacting you on behalf of the Smalbany Blog (https://w/smalbanynewyork.wordpress.com), a widely read social and political comment and information site with more than 500,000 readers.

The recent elections in November 2019 were nothing less than a display of non-support, dirty politics, and neonazi bullying in several municipalities in the Capital Region of New York.

One of the most disgusting and shameful displays was in the Town of Coeymans where Republican George McHugh and his mob obtained the support of the Albany County Independence Party, while in several other communities in Greene County, meritorious candidates languished while the Democrats ignored their candidates and the State Independence Party Committee (where was Mr Caputo?) and sister ID chairs and committees around Greene County were non-supportive of the Greene County Independence Party Committee.

Then there was the debacle of Diana Benoit, who ignored the Greene County Independence Party Committee and pulled some county (Albany) state vice-chair’s (Paul Caputo’s?) strings to get the State committee’s endorsement, but was given the thumbs down when she appeared before the Greene County Committee to explain and to apologize. She lost her own party’s (Republican) support and that of the Greenes; she pursued a dead campaign and managed to lose miserably in the elections. Payback!

With that preface, we would like the Greene Co. Committee’s comments on what went on and how Greene would like the State Committee to do to heal the wounds and establish good faith with local chairs and their committees, particularly in Greene County.

We are also looking at the role of sister committees and some questionable conduct by County IP chairs in counties neighboring Greene.

We will be running a series of articles during the month of January on what we have learned but would like to know what the Greene Committee and other neighboring Independence Party County Committees are prepared to do to support counties like Greene, and to compel Albany County and the State Independence Party Committee to give an accounting on how and why they supported the Republicans and ignored the Democratic incumbents.

All responses will be treated as confidential. Please reply to the the attention of the Editor at rcs.confidential@gmail.com.

We’ve also posted a request on the Greene County Independence Party Facebook page asking for committee and party members to come forward with what information they may have on the back-room politics that went on and screwed good candidates as well as the residents and taxpayers in so many communities.

We wholly and completely support the third parties like the Independence Party, particularly those dedicated and caring people in Greene County who are doing all they can to support good candidates and do the best for the people. That’s a hell of a lot more than we can say the Republican Party and Democratic Party committees in Albany and Green Counties have done even for their own people!

The only smart choice left for us!

 
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Information on the Poop Senders Investigation

Since some — actually quite a few — crimes seem to get swept under the carpet or lost completely by incompetent investigators in Coeymans, and selectively prosecuted — depending on who you are or whom you know — by the Albany County District Attorney, P. David Soares,  we thought we’d help this one along. This case is so obscene, it has to be thoroughly investigated and the perps identified, apprehended, prosecuted, sentenced, and publicly shamed!

Read the first article on this case at: Coeymans Only Gets Sicker; Criminal Perps Being Investigated

Can Contento handle the case? We doubt it!
Better call in the Girl Scouts; they’ll do a better job!


Can Law Enforcement, Coeymans Police and the Albany County DA even spell the word?


A note from the Editor:

It’s always best to take affirmative steps to protect yourself and your family against criminals and criminal activity. Terror and terrorists come in any number of packages and flavors, some foreign, others domestic. Here are some tips from the FBI:

Section 802 of the USA PATRIOT Act (Pub. L. No. 107-52) expanded the definition of terrorism to cover “”domestic,”” as opposed to international, terrorism. A person engages in domestic terrorism if they do an act “dangerous to human life” that is a violation of the criminal laws of a state or the United States, if the act appears to be intended to: (i) intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; recently engaged in activities that could subject them to being investigated as engaging in domestic terrorism.

How Citizens Can Protect Themselves and Report Suspicious Activity

It is important for people to protect themselves both online and in-person, and to report any suspicious activity they encounter. The simplest ways to accomplish this are to:

  • Remain aware of your surroundings.
  • Refrain from oversharing personal information.
  • Say something if you see something. The insular nature of today’s violent extremists makes them difficult for law enforcement to identify and disrupt before an attack. Many times, a person’s family or friends may be the first to notice a concerning change in behavior that may indicate a person is mobilizing to violence.

(Source: Terrorism, https://www.fbi.gov/investigate/terrorism, last accessed on November 25, 2019)


The Facts

On or about November 13, 2019, a person or persons yet to be identified, made a purchase from the online vendor poopsenders.com, and caused to be mailed via the United States Postal Service, at least 5 packages containing feces of an unspecified species, to addresses in the Town of Coeymans.

This sums up the perps.
Poop-in-a-Bag

The Vendor[1]

The seller of the product sent by first class mail via the United States Postal Service operates a business from an Internet site at poopsenders.com, and offers for sale a variety of animal by-products, namely, feces, which for payment the company will send by United States Postal Service, to recipients, whose names and addresses are provided by the purchaser of the product, namely animal feces.

The seller of the product packages the product for shipment but does not indicate on the shipping container that the container contains hazardous, dangerous, or offensive material.

The container containing the product is sent in a plain white envelope with no indication of its contents, and is apparently mailed via general mail-handling channels. The package shows a tracking number, which can be used to track the package en route, up to the point of delivery of the package.

The seller’s Internet site clearly states on its home page that their product is:

  • The Ultimate Gag Gift
  • “Sweet Revenge At Its Finest
  • “Guaranteed Anonymous”

The words in that description “gag,” “revenge,” “anonymous” are key to an understanding of the intent and purpose of the product.

The Seller’s Guarantee[2]

The seller allegedly promises that the purchaser/sender will remain “guaranteed anonymous,” that Poop Senders will “NOT” let the recipient know who sent the package, and even offers a cash payment option to avoid tracing the purchase. In that same section Poop Senders acknowledges that the product they will send will be “a healthy heap of some of the nastiest, stinkiest, fresh poop packages that anyone has ever seen.” The seller finishes with the statement, “We will never tell.” Well, both Poop Senders and their clients are in for a big surprise!

ONLY COWARDS DO IT ANONYMOUSLY

The Seller’s Reasons for Sending their Product[3]

The seller lists at least ten (10) reasons for sending their product:

  1. For your ex
  2. Neighbors pet crapping on your lawn
  3. For your mean boss
  4. For a salesperson or mechanic that ripped you off
  5. A Last minute gift for someone who has everything
  6. A gag gift
  7. For that rich gloating friend, knock them down a peg
  8. To the teacher that gave your son/daughter a poor grade
  9. Some one left you a negative review or feedback
  10. You just don’t like them

At least eight (8) out of the ten (10) reasons for sending the seller’s product are obviously with the intent to punish, intimidate, offend, alarm, or otherwise annoy the recipient; in other words, at least eight (8) out of ten (10) reasons published by the seller are for the ostensible purpose of harassing the recipient.

The seller publishes on their website testimonials that are obviously meant to emphasize the adverse intent of the product. Examples of some of the statements made include:[4]

  • “This is a gift that every asshole neighbor should get.”
  • “I sent one to my jackass brother in law and the whole family found out about it and they are all teasing him. He doesn’t know who it came from. He’s so pissed off its great.”
  • ‘[I] have already sent out 3 “poop packages” and the shit is just starting to fly.”

The published “testimonials” published on the seller’s website clearly prove that the seller is aware of the intentions of the individuals purchasing their product and clearly uses that information as a motivation for purchasing the product, that is, for the purpose of punishing, intimidating, offending, alarming, or otherwise annoying the recipient.

The fact that the seller emphasizes the value of anonymity in perpetrating the harassment is further proof of the seller’s intent to facilitate the commission of the criminal behavior by the purchaser, and not only facilitates the commission of the unlawful and criminal acts but explicitly encourages the commission of the unlawful and criminal acts.

The seller uses anonymity or the guarantee of anonymity to further promote the sale and purchase of their product, thus accomplishing the purpose of selling their product by encouraging unlawful and asocial behavior in persons who may be prone to such behavior but would avoid the behavior out of a fear of social shame if found out; the promise of anonymity claims to remove the risk of shame, and so removes a powerful deterrent to asocial and unlawful conduct, thus encouraging, promoting, and facilitating such conduct.

The price ranges from 1 quart of cow dung for $17.95 + $9.95 S/H to $249.95 + 19.95 S/H for a 5-lb special package. The package sent to the Coeymans recipients are believed to be 1 quart cow dung packages ($17.95 + $9.95).

Criminals at the Computer.

The seller’s FAQs further confirm their encouragement of anonymity as well as the offensive nature of the product they offer:

“Does it have to be anonymous?
“Yes. We guarantee it. Now if you want to wait about a week after ordering your package and call or e-mail that special someone and ask them if they just got a special package that is up to you, but rest assured we will never tell. Want to be extra careful? Pay with our cash option where you mail in the order form (or just number) and payment.”

“Is it real poop?
“Only the mad scientist that packs this stuff in the back room knows for sure and he wouldn’t tell us, but we do know this, it really smells bad back there, he is mixing up shit, and he does visit the local dairy farm and zoo about twice a week. (We also don’t want the delivery company to actually know what kind of shit they’re delivering.) We can assure you that it looks nasty and really stinks. It will get the point across to your intended victim.”

The seller provides legal advice, although they are not attorneys, as to the legality of their operations and practices.

“Is this legal?
“Yes and we’ve been in business since 2007. Sending an anonymous non-hazardous package through the US Postal Service is indeed legal. Please review our legal page for more information.

What do you expect them to tell you? That it’s illegal maybe? The statement in the above FAQ is misleading because it states a truth but in a misleading manner, because animal feces is hazardous both physically and psychologically, and the seller is sending such material through the United States Postal Service.


Synopsis of the Criminality of the Act

Poop Senders and their Customers misuse the USPS in the Commission of Criminal Acts.

The vendor, Poop Senders, is misinforming the public by stating that what they and their customers are engaging in is legal. It is NOT. Poop Senders clearly and explicitly states that their product is intended to annoy, offend, irritate, disgust, intimidate the recipient of the product. Poop Senders provides examples of situations in which customers can use their product for the purpose of “revenge.” Testimonials are provided which clearly and explicitly state that the purpose underlying purchase of the product was to annoy, intimidate, disgust, or offend the recipient. Poop Senders literally guarantees the effect of disgust, offensiveness, annoyance, intimidation. Anonymity is offered to prevent their customers from public shame and, ostensibly, to avoid prosecution — in other words, Poop Senders is conspiring to aid in concealing the commission of a crime, and so facilitate their customers in the commission of an unlawful act. Poop Senders, by their own statements, provides clear evidence that their product is intended to harass or to harm the recipient. Poop Senders uses the USPS to effect these purposes. These purposes are clearly described as harassment in the penal/criminal codes of both New York and Pennsylvania. Therefore, Poop Senders is using the USPS to perpetrate a criminal act; Poop Senders‘ customers are availing themselves of Poop Senders‘ guarantee of the desired effects and are therefore employing Poop Senders to commit an unlawful act, a criminal act in both New York and Pennsylvania — misdemeanor harassment —, a criminal act across state lines, an interstate criminal act, using the USPS as the effective vehicle to consummate the act. The Internet is being used as the medium over which the directions for the commission of the crime are being transmitted. Poop Senders is cooperating with the purchaser for payment for the commission of a criminal act.

OK, Law Enforcement, USPS Inspection Division, what is it you don’t understand?
SHIT IS HAZARDOUS, BIO-HAZARDOUS!!!


Moreover, despite the clear and conspicuous intent of the seller’s product and the content of the testimonials, which explicitly state the unlawful intent of the product, the seller provides a “disclaimer,” which does not eliminate the seller’s liability and would have no legal effect given the overwhelming evidence of the seller’s intent and the purchasers’ stated intended effects in the testimonials section of the website.

The Unlawful, Illegal, and Asocial Nature of the Product

We believe that the seller knowingly sells a product whose sole purpose and intent is to annoy, alarm, intimidate, offend the recipient of the product. That intent is clearly stated by the seller to be “revenge,” and the seller explicitly lists at least ten examples of situations in which the clear intent of sending the product is to punish, annoy, intimidate, offend, etc. the recipient for no objectively lawful purpose.

The contents of the package is animal feces, that is, an animal waste product that is potentially hazardous to the health and well-being not only of the recipient but also of the USPS employees handling or coming in contact with the package. The product is hazardous.

The postal service employees and the recipient are not provide with due notice of the nature of the contents and are therefore knowingly put at risk by both the seller/sender and the purchaser of the product.

The sending of hazardous or potentially hazardous material via the United States Postal Service is a priori unlawful and criminal, unless there is compliance with the relevant regulations. There is no evidence of any compliance whatsoever. The sending of hazardous or potentially hazardous material via the United States Postal Service with the clear intention of committing a crime is egregiously and aggravatingly criminal.

Given the clear and explicit statements of the seller on their website, the product’s primary intention is to annoy, intimidate, offend, or otherwise elicit an adverse reaction in the recipient; the seller guarantees that effect in order to encourage the purchaser to purchase the seller’s product for the ostensible purpose of annoying, offending, intimidating, or, as stated in the seller’s published material, as “revenge.” The purchaser purchases the seller’s product with the intent of eliciting the guaranteed effects.

The seller further entraps the potential purchaser by ensuring anonymity.

The seller states they they “ship only to [sic] the Continental United States.” The seller ships via the USPS across state lines, that is, engages in interstate commerce of hazardous or potentially hazardous materials. In the present case, the seller shipped across state borders, that is, from a location in Pennsylvania to locations in New York state.

The Criminal Codes of New York State and the State of Pennsylvania

Both New York and Pennsylvania have in their Criminal Codes provisions describing the crime of harassment.

The New York State criminal code, NY Penal L § 240.30, describes the crime of misdemeanor aggravated harassment as

“240.30 Aggravated harassment in the second degree.

A person is guilty of aggravated harassment in the second degree when, with intent to harass, annoy, threaten or alarm another person, he or she:
she:
Either (a) communicates with a person, anonymously or otherwise, by telephone, by telegraph, or by mail, or by transmitting or delivering any other form of written communication, in a manner likely to cause annoyance or alarm; or

(b) causes a communication to be initiated by mechanical or electronic means or otherwise with a person, anonymously or otherwise, by telephone, by telegraph, or by mail, or by transmitting or delivering any other form of written communication, in a manner likely to cause annoyance or alarm.

The Pennsylvania criminal code, Title 18, § 2709. Harassment.

(a) Offense defined.–A person commits the crime of harassment when, with intent to harass, annoy or alarm another, the person:
(3) engages in a course of conduct or repeatedly commits acts which serve no legitimate purpose;
(4) communicates to or about such other person any lewd, lascivious, threatening or obscene words, language, drawings or caricatures;
(5) communicates repeatedly in an anonymous manner;

The seller and the purchaser of the seller’s product have perpetrated and committed or have caused to be perpetrated or committed, or are accessories to the perpetration or commission of misdemeanor harassment under the criminal statutes of both New York and Pennsylvania.

The Primary Suspects

As in any investigation, an investigator must take into consideration motive, motivation, purpose, intent, knowledge, pattern, previous conduct, etc. and form a list of persons who would be most likely to perpetrate the unlawful acts.

Given the contentious conduct of the Comeback Team candidates and their close association and alliances with the so-called Friends of Coeymans principals, we feel that the following individuals are and should be considered primary suspects in the present situation:

The Whole Community Knows Who is Behind This Atrocity!

Boomer

Nathan P. Boomer (Friends of Coeymans)
212 Biechman Road
Ravena, NY 12046

Hagen

Christopher J. Hagen (Friends of Coeymans)
32 Lindskoog Road
Alcove, NY 12007

LaQuire

Jeffrey Laquire (Friends of Coeymans)
11 Albright Court
Ravena, NY 12143

Collins

Zachary Collins (Comeback Team)
898 Route 143
[Coeymans Hollow]
Ravena, NY 12143

Lefevre

Brendan Lefevre (Comeback Team)
250 Buschendorf Road
[Coeymans Hollow, Parent’s Basement]
Ravena, New York 12143

McHugh

George D. McHugh (Comeback Team)
100 Lawson Lake Road
Feura Bush, NY 12067

The tactics and publications of the principals, organizers, and administrators of the Friends of Coeymans, serve to evidence that the purchase and sending of the packages in question is not something that can be easily or otherwise ruled out, since such conduct would be easily presumed from the group’s paste and ongoing practices and tactics. Such harassment would be completely in the character and repertoire of the group given their pattern of harassment, bullying, disruption, degradation, and annoyance of persons, whom they have targeted.

And NO! The Comeback Team does not have a mandate from the “People;” they have only the votes of their supporters. That’s all. After the pre-election antics and the performances of the Coeymans Clowns, the so-called Friends of Coeymans, most of the People stayed safely home; the beasts, the Fiends of Coeymans were out, and a few stalwart citizens defied the neonazis and made their way to the polls, only to be harassed afterwards. Let’s admit the truth!

Given the close association and the support derived by the so-called Comeback Team, that is, the candidates in the most recent local elections, George McHugh, Zachary Collins, and Brendan Lefevre, their knowledge of and concealment of the unlawful conduct of the primary suspects cannot be ruled out.

Law Enforcement Investigation of the Criminal Activities

The Coeymans Police Department has been notified, and the victims who received the offending packages at Coeymans Town Hall have turned over the packages received at Coeymans Town Hall to the Coeymans Police for investigation.

Have the Coeymans Police Interviewed the Friends of Coeymans or the Comeback Team?

Given the current state of facts in the Town of Coeymans, we expect that the Coeymans Police have called at least the primary suspects in for questioning; furthermore, we expect that in the interest of efficient police work, the members of the Comeback Team have been interviewed and questioned as to their knowledge of any facts relevant to the unlawful acts.

We expect that any interviews or interrogations have been duly documented for the record as part of the investigation process.

The Albany County District Attorney, P. David Soares, as the chief law-enforcement officer in the County of Albany, must be informed and an investigation initiated through his office.

The Allegheny District Attorney, Stephen A. Zappala, Jr., should be notified and his office requested to collaborate with the office of the Albany County DA, in the investigation of the seller’s activities in Pennsylvania. The offices of Albany County and Allegheny County DA must collaborate and cooperate in a joint effort to identify, apprehend, and prosecute the offenders in this case.

The United States Postal Service Inspection Divisions responsible for and competent in Albany County (NY) and Allegheny County (PA) must be notified and requested to assist in the investigation of the unlawful conduct in this case. The Coeymans Police Department must be proactive in requesting the assistance of the United States Postal Service Inspection Division.

The perpetrators, both the seller and the purchaser(s) of the product(s), must be charged with various counts of criminal activity including but not limited to, misdemeanor harassment under the criminal codes of New York and Pennsylvania, violations of interstate commerce, violations of the USPS regulations regarding the use of the mail (1) to send hazardous or dangerous materials and (2) the use of the United States Postal Service and the mail in the commission of a crime, endangerment of the health and safety of not only the recipients of the packages but also of the USPS employees handling the packages or coming in contact with the packages.

THAT’S WHAT YOU ARE, SICKO-S!


Notes:

[1] For the purposes of this document, the vendor or the seller or shipper of the offending product is called “Poop Senders,” and the information cited in this document is extracted from the “Poop Senders” Internet site at https://www.poopsenders.com/ (last accessed on November 23, 2019). According to the return address shown on the shipping container, Poop Senders uses the moniker A.S. Enterprises located at P.O. Box 572, Allison Park, Pennsylvania 15101. The origin of the packages has been confirmed using the USPS tracking number appearing on the shipping package.

[2] The seller makes a number of “guarantee” claims: “Guaranteed Anonymous” (https://www.poopsenders.com/#order, last accessed on November 23, 2019), “Frequently Asked Questions” https://www.poopsenders.com/faq, last accessed on November 23, 2019).

[3] “Top 10 Reasons to Send Someone Poop!” (https://www.poopsenders.com/#order, lass accessed on November 23, 2019).

[4] “Testimonials” (https://www.poopsenders.com/testimonials, last accessed on November 23, 2019).

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Coeymans Only Gets Sicker; Criminal Perps Being Investigated

Editor’s Note: Just an update: We’re on the trail and investigating this obscene incident, and are tracking the Coeymans Police Department’s handling of it. The Coeymans Police Department has proved itself incompetent and inept in a number of past cases, and has a reputation for being a troupe of clowns that have succeeded only in shaming Coeymans. Here’s a little challenge for them: Let’s see who solves this case sooner. Will it be Smalbany (very likely) or the Coeymans Police Department (very unlikely), who brings the criminals to justice? (Hint: Smalbany is already making progress in the case. Where’s First Sergeant Contento on this?)

Coeymans Police Investigator, Investigating.


It Appears that Some Coeymans Residents are Mailing Family Members to Other Coeymans Residents.

A Coeymans Resident is making a pubic statement about his family tree and is having a Pennsylvania-based company send examples of his family tree to other Coeymans residents. The problem is: All turds look alike and we can’t tell whether the turds in the mail are the sender’s mother, father, sister, brother, or a more distant cousin.

A Local Coeymans Resident Giving Birth.

Yes, dear readers, some mother in the Town of Coeymans has experienced the joy of motherhood and has asked us to post a picture of the bundle of joy that she’s sharing with some Coeymans residents.

WE DEMAND THAT SUPERVISOR-ELECT GEORGE McHUGH, COUNCILMEN-ELECT COLLINS AND LEFEVRE, AND LEGISLATOR-ELECT GEORGE LANGDON MAKE PUBLIC STATEMENTS DENOUNCING THE CRIMINALS INVOLVED IN SENDING OFFENSIVE PACKAGES! TO DO ANYTHING LESS THAN MAKE A PUBLIC DENOUNCEMENT AND APOLOGY WILL BE TANTAMOUNT TO ADMITTING INVOLVEMENT AND SUPPORT FOR SUCH MORONIC & CRIMINAL CONDUCT.

Because we think that George McHugh and his “Comeback Team,” and the Friends of Coeymans (Laquire, Boomer, Hagen) know very well who’s behind this malicious mischief.

We call upon Albany County District Attorney P. David Soares and Allegheny Co. (PA) DA Stephen A. Zappala, Jr. to launch an immediate investigation into this incredible example of obscene harassment of at least 5 local Coeymans residents!!!

We call upon New York State Attorney General  Letitia James to join with Pennsylvania State Attorney General Josh Shapiro to investigate the illicit and criminal business activities of the perp company selling the crap!

We call upon the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the FBI, to investigate the perpetration of this interstate commercial crime.

The USPS Office of the Inspector General, Postal Inspectors, has been notified and Smalbany is awaiting contact with a local investigator. [Editor’s Note: There is already a file opened on this case with the USPS Postal Inspector, Boston Division (responsible for this area). If you have received a package or have information to share, you can call 1.207.871.8587, and speak to agent “Emily.”]

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What the happy and very relieved mother does not know is that Smalbany is now investigating her. You see, she’s been sharing little bits of herself, her own little product, via the United States Postal Service and First Class Mail. What she may not realize is she is committing a number of crimes and Smalbany will find her and her little bundle of joy and SHAME THEM.

Furthermore, Smalbany will urge the United States Postal Service Inspector to prosecute for abuse of the postal service. Smalbany will also demand that the United States Attorneys for the District of New York and the District of Pennsylvania investigate and prosecute the perps for violations of interstate trade and postal regulations.

Smalbany has already obtained the USPS tracking information and has verified the sender. That information is being used in our continuing investigation.

The idiots don’t realize that this package seals their fates.

And to be complete, Smalbany will assist the recipients of any packages in filing formal complaints of misdemeanor harassment against the persons ordering the packages. The misdemeanor complaints will be filed with state and local law enforcement, and, because of the nature of the interstate commerce offences, with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, given the fact that the shipper can be identified.

Since the shipper can be identified, and given the criminal nature of the offences, and given the shipper’s own claims for their product, which clearly support the harassment intent of the product, the shipper will be required under subpoena power or by court order to produce their order records and other business records, which will be used to identify the person ordering the product and providing the shipping information. Once that is done, well, somebody’s going to jail. Smalbany has already notified the owners of the business name A.S. Enterprises that their business name is being fraudulently misused.

State attorneys general in New York and Pennsylvania will be notified directly of the company’s activities and urged to investigate and prosecute.

We’d like to thank the Coeymans residents who brought this example of sick-community to our attention. We’d also like to thank the Coeymans resident, who has made this VERY BIG mistake for confirming all of our statements regarding Coeymans as a sick-community. Once again, you have played right into our hands. Congrats, stupids!

Sicko-s come in threes!

 

 

 

 

Albany County Legislature: Public Comment on County Clean Air Law

On Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., the Albany County Legislature met to receive Public Comment on the Albany County Proposed Local Law 1 of 2019, a Law to Establish Clean Air Standards for Waste-Burning Facilities in the County of Albany.


So-called Resolution No. 407 of the Albany County Legislature, a proposed local law of the County of Albany, New York, to establish Clean Air Standards for Waste-Burning Facilities in the County of Albany, was introduced by Albany County Legislators R. N. Touchette (37th) and Douglas A. Bullock (7th). The Resolution was passed to the Law and Conservation, Sustainability, and Green Initiatives Committees on September 9, 2019. It received favorable recommendation by the Albany County Legislature Law Committee on October 28, 2019, and was adopted by unanimous vote on November 12, 2019. The Legislature opened the proposed law for public comment on November 19, 2019.

We urge each and every Albany County Legislator to Vote YES! and to PASS the Albany County Clean Air Standards Law LL 1-2019!

A unanimous vote will mean that the Albany County Legislature and its member Legislators  are of one mind and one voice when it comes to the health and well-being of the people and future of Albany County, and neighboring counties.

The Albany County Legislative Chamber was standing-room only, and a number of public interest groups appeared and commented in support of the proposed law. Of approximately 30 speakers, only two spoke against the law: Coeymans Town Councilman, Daniel Baker and Dave Fletcher, manager of the Ravena-Coeymans Lafarge plant. Each of the some 28 speakers in favor of the law received loud applause in support of their comments. The silence was deafening when Baker and Fletcher finished, and had to return to their seats amid silent rejection and stares of rebuff. The public made their point: Overwhelming support for the proposed law and total rejection of the fakes who appeared to misinform the public about their plans to poison the air we breath.

Fletcher and Baker
Barely escaped tarring and feathering!

Nearly all of the comments voiced strong support for the proposed law, which is closely modeled on the Town of Coeymans Clean Air Law passed by the Coeymans Town Board this year (2019) against the fierce opposition by Lafarge and Carver Companies. Many of the comments made by speakers at the hearing praised Coeymans for the Clean Air Act and strongly encouraged the County Legislature to pass the law. Several speakers expressed their concern that the recent elections in Coeymans were a troubling precedent that money from big industry and business interests could influence the election of public officials as happened in Coeymans this November 5th.

The majority of speakers were from Albany County with a small number representing environmental groups, including a past regional executive director of the Department of Environmental Conservation, who strongly supported the law.

We are publishing the text of the comment made by a local resident at the hearing. This text was provided to the County Legislature in its full version (reproduced below); due to the 2-minute time limit imposed for commments, a shortened version was read at the hearing. The full version was, however, provided “for the record.”

The majority of the public comments were completely in line with the comment below; the only exceptions being the references to specific local Coeymans conditions and the examples citing local personalities.


Public Comment

Concerning the Proposed Local Law No. 1-2019
Local Law of the County of Albany, New York
Clean Air Standards for Waste-Burning Facilities

Albany County Legislature
November 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Mr. Touchette, Mr. Bullock, Honorable Legislators, Ladies and Gentlemen:

Thank you for this opportunity to comment publicly on this important proposed law in the interest of the public’s health and welfare.

Pollutants, contaminants, toxins are no respecters of county lines or municipal boundaries; pollution does not discriminate and is highly democratic; Just as the sun shines, the rain falls, the winds blow equally indiscrimately and democratically. What happens in Albany County will inevitably and irrevocably affect all sourrounding areas and regions, including those across the Hudson, in Rensselaer and Columbia Counties, if not beyond.

At least one recent local political campaign in the Town of Coeymans is evidence pure and absolute that government must step in where corporate responsibility, partisan politics, and business avarice falls short of safeguarding and ensuring the public weal.

In 2019, the Town Board of Coeymans passed Local Law 1-2019, the Clean Air Law, a law made necessary by the indifference of local industry the welfare of the surrounding communities. The intent of the Clean Air Law was regulate burning or related processing of waste. The Clean Air Law met with fierce and intense opposition led by LafargeHolcim, Carver Companies, and others, most notably by Coeymans supervisor-elect Mr. George McHugh and his supporters, who represented the interests of corporations like Lafarge and Carver Companies, the Port of Coeymans, and Coeymans Industrial Park. George McHugh and his supporters had and continue to have financial interests in all of those businesses. All of those businesses have been and continue to be generators or processors of hazardous materials, and have been cited for abuses of state and federal regulations in the subject matter of the environment and contamination.

Simply put: Industry and business interests, and their beneficiaries cannot be trusted to self-regulate. That is made abundantly clear by the opposition against the Coeymans Clean Air. Regrettably, however, McHugh and his minions skipped over facts to promote disinformation, misinformation, malinformation, and outright deception in order to garner voter support. It is no credit to the democratic process of a representative democracy that the majority of voters, rather than inform themselves, allowed themselves to be misinformed.

Two real examples will serve to buttress all of my points:

Upon reliable information, in fact upon the report of a sitting Coeymans Town Board member, Mr. Daniel Baker, LafargeHolcim was notified by DEC in advance of DEC emissions audits, which allowed Lafarge to switch from coal fuel to gas fuel, to ensure that emissions were significantly reduced when DEC performed their testing. That is not what regulation is about.

A second example is again reported by a reliable source, another sitting member of the Coeymans Town Board, Mr. Kenneth Burns, who reported that on the day after the elections, supervisor-elect McHugh, together with councilmen-elect Collins and Lefevre met with Lafarge hierarchy allegedly to discuss changes to the Coeymans Clean Air Law, changes that will apparently benefit industry not residents.

Why the opposition and why the meetings? Because in 1992, Coeymans passed the Solid Waste Law, which prohibited the transport of solid waste generated in the state of New York into the Town of Coeymans. In the meantime, Lafarge had attempted to circumvent that prohibition by secretly negotiating with entities in the state of Connecticut to transport waste from Connecticut facilities, including tires, for processing at the Coeymans Lafarge plant. Furthermore, between 1992-2018, Coeymans successfully prevented the creation of a landfills in Coeymans, and the current Crandall administration was instrumental in working with the City of Albany and the DEC to create from the wetlands which were earmarked by Mr. McHugh’s client, Carver Companies, for a landfill, a wildlife preserve.

The Coeymans Clean Air Law, which is substantively and substantially similar to the bill presently under consideration by your body, prohibited processing of more than 25 tons of waste in any 24-hour period, and further imposed continuous monitoring, real-time reporting, and adequately safe emissions limits. Mr. McHugh’s clients are not overly enamored with processing limits, monitoring, especially continuous and real time, much less with making that information available online to the public. Perish the thought of such impertinence and such an invasion of corporate autonomy and greed!

Please note for the record that according to reliable information, LafargeHolcim, for example, would have to process at 100-150 tons of tires, for example, for the process to be “economically feasible,” for them, but they would not be able to meet the emissions standards.

Hence the opposition by Mr. McHugh and his clients to the Clean Air Law; hence their opposition to any clean air law.

The conflicts and contradictions of our real-life example of Coeymans, McHugh, Lafarge, Carver Companies are real, current, and very relevant.

The Albany Times Union has run a number of articles on McHugh, his relationships, and on Carver Companies and their frequent conflicts with the DEC. Time does not permit me to go into detail but I would like to refer you to one particular article by Ms Laruen Stanforth, which appeared in the May 13, 2019 issue of the Times Union, and was entitled, “Is Coeymans Candidate too Close to Port Owner?[1] The answer is YES! And the reasons pointed out by Ms Stanforth are nothing less than shocking.[2]

In conclusion, ladies and gentlemen, I feel my point is made that corporations, industry, businesses, and their puppets cannot be trusted with self-regulation, and that their interests conflict with those of the public and with the public’s health and well-being. Unless our elected representatives bite the bullet and recall that they are public servants, not the servants of the captains of industry, and unless our elected officials and public servants take a non-partisan, uninterested stand on issues that affect the health and welfare not only of their own constituencies but also of communities far beyond our own county lines, unscrupulous greedy business will poison our air, our water, our soil, and most egregiously harm us and our children for generations to come.

This body must recognize this real and imminent threat to us all and pass this county-wide law to establish clean air standards for waste-burning facilities, and make Albany county the poster-child for progressive efforts aimed at the public’s continuing health. To do anything less would be to join the rank and file of the indifferent corporate mindset, and fly in the face of your duties and obligations to the public.

Thank you for your attention.

Notes:

[1] The Stanforth article is available at https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Is-Coeymans-candidate-too-close-to-port-owner-13828887.php.

[2] See the extensive reporting on this subject and the McHugh Comeback Team’s disinformation campaign on the Smalbany blog at https:// https://smalbanynewyork.wordpress.com/


It bears repeating that the vast majority of the comments made by the speakers reflected the thoughts shared in the comment above. It also bears repeating that the attendees at the hearing showed their rejection and disapproval of Daniel Baker and Dave Fletcher’s pitiful presentations against the proposed law.

Our impression is that Albany County will soon have a Clean Air Standards law regulating waste-burning facilities in Albany County. That law is almost word-for-word the Coeymans Clean Air Law passed by Town Supervisor Phil Crandall and the Coeymans Town Board under Crandall’s leadership.

The entire County of Albany has come forward in support of the Clean Air Law!

We can only say that Coeymans voters made fools of themselves and singled the Town out as being a complete loss to the corruption of the Comeback Team and their prostitution of themselves and the Town of Coeymans to the money and interests of Lafarge, Carver, and McHugh. The entire County of Albany has come forward in support of the very law so fiercely and deceptively opposed by George McHugh, Zachary Collins, Brendan Lefevre, Kenneth Burns, and to his devastating embarrassment, Daniel Baker, Dave Fletcher (Lafarge). McHugh and his masters would have to either accept or kill the Coeymans Clean Air Law; at the very least, they’d have to try to dilute it to the point of uselessness. But now Albany County has come forth and rejected McHugh and his masters; Albany County want’s clean air; Coeymans wants to be controlled by Lafarge and Carver Companies. When Albany County passes the Clean Air Law, McHugh and his masters are dead in the water; floaters like the turds they are! That may explain the interesting natural symbolism that Coeymans is at the very bottom of the County, and Ravena is almost off the map! Even on a map Coeymans seems to be a bottom-feeder, thanks to scoundrels like McHugh, his puppets, Daniel Baker, Kenneth Burns, LafargeHolcim, Carver Laraway, Billy Biers, and their mob.

Albany County will be a Clean Air County!
Isn’t it interesting that the Town of Coeymans is at the very bottom of the County? Good place for it!


Editor’s Comment: It is important for us all to recognize the fact that it was the voters of the Town of Coeymans, not the People of the Town of Coeymans who made the decisions on November 5, 2019. It is important to note that it was the supporters of the scandalous Comeback Team led by George McHugh and the neonazis of the Friends of Coeymans, Jeff Laquire, Nate Boomer, and Chris Hagen, and the intimidation and bullying and thuggery that they used at Coeymans town meetings that kept most voters at home on Election Day. It was the thuggery, bullying, and intimidation by the Comeback Team under George McHugh’s direction and with the money and support of destroyers-of-communities like Lafarge and Carver Laraway, and traitors, Judases like McHugh, Collins, Lefevre, Baker, and Burns, and those who support them, who have made Coeymans the subject of derision and mockery AGAIN. Shame AGAIN on Coeymans!

Bought and Paid For like Common Prostitutes!

The Coeymans Supervisor, George McHugh, and the Coeymans Town Board, Daniel Baker, Kenneth Burns, Zachary Collins, and Brendan Lefevre were not elected, they were bought and paid for like common prostitutes, by LafargeHolcim, Carver Companies (Carver Laraway, Port of Coeymans, Coeymans Industrial Park), and supported by neonazi-like groups like the Friends of Coeymans. Bought and Paid For like Common Prostitutes!

 

If they want to be elected, we’re going to grill them! Re: George McHugh.

Incumbent Town of Coeymans Supervisor, Phil Crandall, has accepted our invitation to be interviewed, we are now negotiating a date and time for the interview.

In his email response to our proposed interviewer, Mr Crandall writes (September 3, 2019):


“Thank you for reaching out to me in regards to an interview. I am happy to schedule that and should be able to get back to you after the holiday with my exact availability and some possible dates. Thank you again”


We are now calling on Mr George McHugh, a candidate expecting to run against Mr Crandall this November, and hoping to take the office of Town Supervisor, and to take control of the Coeymans Town Council.

Our Reaction.

McHugh is campaigning behind an ambiguous campaign slogan, “Take Back Our Town,” which makes us wonder who is taking back whose town, and what’s going to be left for small businesses and for any remaining residents, after the so-called Friends of Coeymans all get their share of the post-election booty.

But in all fairness, we want Mr McHugh to have a fair opportunity to clarify some issues and to show that his commitment to transparency is no bullshit. Back to  our invitation to Mr McHugh. Here are our proposed questions for Mr McHugh:

Dance, Georgie! Dance for us, Georgie!

Proposed Interview Questions
George McHugh
Candidate, Town of Coeymans Supervisor

  1. You were elected to be Town of Coeymans Supervisor back in 2001, served one term, and then did not run for a second term. Why was that?
  2. The question of the Blaisdell Farm property and your housing project on that property has been the subject of a number of inquiries, particularly the fact that the property was annexed by the Village of Ravena at about the time you were Coeymans Town Supervisor, or shortly after you left office. Would you please comment on the circumstances of that annexation and how you benefited from it?
  3. You were appointed to a federal administrative law judgeship. It would appear that you are no longer serving in that capacity. Can you tell us what happened to the judgeship?
  4. Your campaign slogan is “Take Back Our Town,” from whom do you expect to take it back?
  5. Who are the Friends of Coeymans? Do they have names?
  6. According to our information, you serve in several capacities as a paid consultant or employee of the Carver Companies. Will you be resigning those positions if you are elected?
  7. How will your cozy relationships with Carver Laraway and the Carver group of companies affect your fitness to be Supervisor of the Town of Coeymans?
  8. You were outspoken in your opposition to the Town of Coeymans clean air law which purported to ensure good air and environmentally friendly air quality but you campaign on a promise to improve quality of life in Coeymans. That law was passed. How does opposition to clean air advocate quality of life for Coeymans residents?
  9. In terms of improvement of quality of life, and other than opposing clean air, what other proposals do you have for QoL improvements?
  10. In you campaign ads you suggest that you will do a number of things if elected. But our investigations show that you would not have the authority to make good on those promises, since most, if not all of those promises are state level powers. What do you have to say about that?
  11. As former owner of the Ravena News Herald, can you please comment on your relationship with Mark Vinciguerra and the Ravena News Herald, now owned by V. as part of his Capital Region Independent Media?
  12. Do you currently hold an ownership or financial interest in the Ravena News Herald?
  13. What do you feel you can offer Coeymans that current Town Supervisor Crandall cannot?
  14. What would be your major criticisms of Mr. Crandall and the current Coeymans Town Board?
  15. Given the questions regarding the role of the Coeymans Police Department in the death of 19-year old Riley Kern: What would your plan be for the Town of Coeymans Police Department.
  16. Hypothetically, if you were Town Supervisor, how would you good faith in responding to the many questions in the Riley Kern alleged wrongful death case?
  17. There is evidence that acting Coeymans Police Chief Mr. Daniel Contento and Coeymans police officer Ian Foard had handled the Riley Kern investigation not only unprofessionally but professionally negligently. We are aware that you have been in contact and communicating with Mrs Kern about her son’s death. If elected, what would you as Town of Coeymans Supervisor, in cooperation with the Town Board that would be controlled by your group, plan to do to support Emily Kern’s efforts to get recognition for her son, and to make amends for the circumstances of his death?
  18. What would be your five priority TO DO items for immediate action upon taking office, if you were elected Town of Coeymans Supervisor?
  19. What would be your five priority TO UNDO items for immediate action upon taking office, if you were to be elected Town of Coeymans Supervisor in 2019?
  20. Apart from any new industrial developments in the works, and given the small business situation in the Town of Coeymans, what would your plan be to encourage and to support small business creation and development in the Town of Coeymans, particularly in and around Ravena, the Hamlet of Coeymans, and the beautiful waterfront available to the Town and its residents and small businesses?
  21. Will you be continuing your law practice if elected to be Coeymans Town Supervisor? If so, would you continue to provide legal services to Carver Laraway and the Carver Companies?

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Well, Mr McHugh and his running mates are running on a number of positions, one of them is transparency. Well, in our opinion, if transparency is such a big concern for McHugh and his group, then he won’t have much of a problem with our questions. Or will he? We’ll find out and when we do, you’ll know, too. Stay tuned.

In the meantime, please read our recent McHugh-related articles:

Russian Mafia in Our Back Yards?

Please don’t Mug Me! Just Pot Me!

The Russians are Coming!!!

To McHugh or Not to McHugh.

It’s your community, too, and we want you to have a say in all of this. That’s why we’re asking our readers to send us their questions for consideration. If your questions are selected, we’ll include them in the interview of Mr McHugh.

As we go forward with the interviews, we’ll post names and questions for the candidates we choose to interview, and ask for your inputs.

Of course, we’ll keep you updated and informed on how the candidates respond, and we’ll share their answers with our readers.

Please send your questions to rcs.confidential@gmail.com. You can also leave a public comment on this blog with your questions.

 
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Dumbass Team: Coeymans Police and Albany DA Soares!

We’ve reported on the May 12 Raccoon incident in several articles, and in each of those articles where we have published new information, the Coeymans Police Department, the Albany County DA David Soares and his corrupt office, and others have confirmed everything we reported. As our readers are aware, we rely on information either from verifiable witnesses, published sources, or information provided by the public offices on our demand under the provisions of the NYS Freedom of Information Law. We frequently have to fight to get the information but we do get it. Here we are reporting on information we forced the Coeymans Police Department to give up, and they don’t look good. Here’s why:

We forced the Coeymans Police Department to cough up the Incident Reports completed by the two Coeymans Police Department personnel who put on the circus act that went international on May 12, 2018, when they used their patrol cars to harass, abuse, run over and kill a wild raccoon in full view of shoppers at Faith Plaza in Ravena, New York. The whole sickening display by the two perverts was recorded on video by a witness and it went viral on YouTube and other social media. The incident was covered by the international press and sent the world to cry outrage. The Coeymans PD and the Coeymans Town Board had very little to say — what could they say, the video told the entire story.

The Faith Plaza Raccoon Iincident Raises Important Questions about the Morality of Our Pubic Servants.

In fact, this embarrassing scandal looms far larger than the simple-minded antics of two small-town police officers and their sikeningly clownish performance while on duty. The incident raises important questions about the morality of our pubic servants, their ethics, their characters, value for taxpayer dollars, the quality of the people and the work done by them in public service, the negligence of our elected officials and their support even of the Constitution per their oaths of office. Yes, the incident even touches upon whether we can trust them and whether they are truthful. It’s ironic that the death of a wild animal should raise such questions in human affairs but it does and we can’t continue to ignore those questions.They’re right in our faces.

The Coeymans Police Totally Ignored their Own Procedures and Instructions

If you’ve been following this incident, you’ll know that the Coeymans PD wouldn’t identify the two officers involved. That was wrong. When we demanded the standard procedures for responding to animal control incidents, we found that they dated back to 1998 and had never been revised. That was wrong. The instructions used by the Coeymans Police when responding to animal control calls instructs them to contact the Coeymans Animal Control Officer, but Coeymans doesn’t have one (they eliminated the position several years ago). But the procedure also instructs officers to contact the Animal Control Officers in neighboring communities if the local ACO is not available. They never did any of that. They even deny any sort of animal control equipment in the Coeymans PD. We don’t believe that for a minute! What happened to the former ACO’s equipment? And Why? don’t they have even a net or a catchpole?

Our investigations show Albany DA Davis Soares’ report to be a load of steaming bullshit.

Albany County DA P. David Soares in Native Albany Costume.

You’ll also know that Albany County DA P. David Soares’ Animal Abuse Division was “investigating” the incident” but that his office found no reason to prosecute the officers because there was “no malice or contempt.” Really?!? Secondly, the DA’s office mentions that the officers performed correctly because there would have been a 2-hour wait for a NYS Department of Environmental Conservation person to respond (There are “only” 300 such state employees in New York). But our investigations show this to be a load of steaming bullshit.

We have the names of the two officers involved: Stephen PROKRYM and Jeff IOVINELLI.

We have obtained the “official” incident reports prepared by one of the two Coeymans Police personnel involved in the incident. We already identified Coeymans Police Department investigator Stephen PROKRYM as one of the pervs operating one of the two Coeymans Police vehicles involved in the scandal. We now have the name of the second officer involved,Jeff IOVINELLI.

IOVINELLI prepared both of the Coeymans Police Department Incident reports Nos. 24647 and 24648. Note the consecutive numbering but note also that the Incident Reports are written the day after the incident, that is, the IRs are written on May 13, a full day after the incident which occurred on May 12. We find these IRs to be suspect for two reasons:

  • They were written fully a day after the incident, after the Coeymans PD had made their “official statement” and after the NYS Department of Health had issued their report on the animal. The IRs, therefore, are written to fit the facts rather than to report the incident. That’s dishonest and should be considered misconduct and disciplined. But then the Coeymans PD and the Coeymans Town Board would look really stupid — the IRs now prove they are realy stupid.
  • The information in the IRs written by IOVINELLI is full of contraditions and mistakes as we describe below. The Coeymans Police Department, acting chief Contento, Iovinelli and Prokrym, in particular, can’t even get their lies straight!

In the first IR No. 24647, Iovinelli states that the incident occurred on “MONDAY 03/12/18” between 8:46 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and describes the “Incident Type” as “Animal, Animal acting rabid.”  All other details in the general information appear normal.

In the so-called “Narrative” or description of the facts part of IR 24647, however, it appears that there was a first call put in to the Coeymans PD (through the Albany County 911 dispatch) to investigation “a raccoon acting sick,” and IOVINELLI writes that they found a raccoon “curled up in a ball under the area of some metal steps.” At that time IOVINELLI writes that he left the animal where it was and that individuals were advised not to bother the animal and to contact the CPD if there were any further issues. Now we remind you that that was at about 9:00 a.m.

In an UPDATE to IR 24647, IOVINELLI writes that when checking on “routine patrol [the] animal had left the area.” So, three hours had passed, IOVINELLI just left the animal where it was, did not call for any animal control assistance but, as you can read yourself, writes that the animal was behaving sick. In fact, in the general information part of this IR, you will recall, IOVINELLI writes “ANIMAL ACTING RABID.” Furthermore, we read that “individuals” were advised to leave the animal alone, so someone at Faith Plaza was aware of the animal. Our question is Who?

So, between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on May 12, 2018, IOVINELLI (1) responds to an animal control call, (2) determines that the animal is not a threat, (3) advises “individuals” not to bother the animal, (3) leaves the scene and doesnt come back until (3) 1:00 pm, three hours later, to find the raccoon had gone. None of this follows the instructions of the Coeymans Police manual setting forth the procedures for handling an animal control issue.

We have a problem with a law enforcement officer describing in an Incident Report what he states to be an “Animal Acting Rabid,” simply advises “individuals” not to bother the animal, leaves the scene only to find the animal gone, and never takes any other steps!!! He says the “animal is acting rabid” for chrissake!!! He doesn’t follow procedure. He does NOTHING! Leaving the animal for three hours and then only on “routine patrol” returns to find the animal gone.

Furthermore, if we believe Albany District Attorney David Soare’s statement that the two officers had no choice but to dispatch the raccoon the way they did because they would have otherwise had to wait 2 hours for a Department of Environmental Conservation animal control person to arrive, makes no sense, because IOVINELLI, had he followed Coeymans Police Department procedure, could and should have contacted a local Animal Control Officer or the DEC; IOVINELLI had left the scene for a full 3 hours between 9 a.m. and 1:00 pm, plenty of time to get an animal control specialist on the scene. (A witness states that both cars were at the Cumberland Farms just minutes before the incident.)

Excerpt from Coeymans Police Incident Report 24647.

Let’s now move on to Coeymans Police Department Incident Report No. 24658, again written by CPD Officer IOVINELLI on May 23, 2018, a full day after the May 12, 2018 incident.

Something’s jerry-rigged in these reports.

In IR 24648 IOVINELLI states that the incident occurred between 12:54 a.m. and 1:18 pm. But in IR 24647, he states that he returns “on routine patrol” at 1 p.m., 6 minutes after the start of the incident he’s reporting on in IR 24648. How can that be? Something’s jerry-rigged in these reports. It gets better.

It was OK to allow a supposedly “rabid animal” to approach a “large group of citizens” some of whom potentially could contract deadly rabies

IOVINELLI writes that “[O]n the above date and time,” that is on May 12, 2018, at 12:54, he responded to a “second call in the area of the CVS in Faith Plaza.” When he arrived he saw a “large group of citizens in the area of CVS” and he also notices “a raccoon in front of the CVS.” (You can read other details in the extract below.)  IOVINELLI says nothing about controlling the “large group of citizens” and removing them to safety, but he does mention the behavior of the raccoon, even that the animal aproached a “nearby passerby.” Seems to us that if IOVINELLI, as he writes in his report, thought the raccoon was rabid, he was outrageously negligent in not ensuring the safety of the “large group of citizens” by clearing and securing the area!!! Did he think the raccoon was rabid on May 12 or did he write that the raccoon was rabid only on May 13, when he had the test results? And if he thought the raccoon was rabid on May 12, why didn’t he take steps to safeguard the public, which is the reason why he and PROKRYM gave for not using their service weapons and for using their vehicles to dispatch the animal. According to this report it was OK to allow a supposedly “rabid animal” to approach a “large group of citizens” some of whom potentially could contract deadly rabies for sure but they were concerned about something potentially happening if they used their service weapon. That makes sense, doesn’t it?

In his report IOVINELLI doesn’t mention calling in for support but we gather from the report that he did, which is when Stephen Prokrym would have arrived. IOVINELLI writes that the “[R]esponding officers attempted to shout and scare the officer away, throwing snow at it several times.” At the “officer“?  Why did IOVINELLI want to “scare the officer away”? Anyway, moving along. Dr IOVINELLI, a renowned expert in disease of wildlife and raccoon behavior, makes the diagnosis that “the raccoon appeared to be exibiting the signs of rabies” and that the “animal needed to be dispatched.” For those of you who are not familiar with Coeymans police jargon, “dispatched” means to be “harassed, abused, and run over;” in other words, killed.

IOVINELLI again confirms that neither he nor PROKRYM had done any crowd control and that they had not secured the area “in the interest of public safety,”  nor were they concerned for the public’s safety when they observed that the animal was beginning to “approach stores and make entry into several of the buildings,” and they were not concerned about the crowds when they were attempting to “scare away the officer” or “throwing snow” at the animal to “get it to change direction away from members of the general public, even as IOVINELLI writes in the report the animal “appeared to be exhibiting the signs of rabies.

Normally, if the general public is too stupid to avoid danger wouldn’t it be the police who would take charge of the situation and do crowd control, securing the area “in the interest of public safety”? Well, YES, in any other place but Coeymans. In Coeymans they “attempt to scare the officer away,” they “throw snow” and make “loud noises.” But crowd control or secure the area? Nope!

It is PROKRYM who advises IOVINELLI that they shouldn’t discharge a firearm and that the animal had to be dispatched “using the patrol vehicle.” Now that’s a senior law enforcement person telling the patrol officer that somewhere in the Coeymans manuals, the procedure is to use a patrol vehicle to kill an animal when it’s unsafe to use a firearm. We never were able to find that section when we examined the procedures. Maybe Mr PROKRYM can point it out to us sometime.

According to the report, IOVINELLI and PROKRYM attempted to move the area to a more open location in the parking lot.” What area? Why more the area? Doesn’t make sense but that’s what he writes. Sort of when he writes that they “attempted to scare the officer away.”

What is concerning here in this report is that the first mention of contacting any outside animal control assistance was only after the animal was “dispatched”. This is completely contrary to what is in the Coeymans Police Department manual concerning animal control calls.

Now, if Albany County DA P. David Soares, democrappy fool of an attorney that he is, made his statements after his office had concluded their imaginary investigation into the incident, he would have clearly seen that there was gross misconduct and that procedure was not followed at all. Clearly such misconduct by law enforcement is subject to disciplinary action. If Soares were worth anything as an attorney, which he’s not, he would have noted with some suspicion the many contradictions, questionable statements, and errors in these two official police documents, which would be admissible in court as true. But Soares and his teams of overpaid dumbasses probably never even saw these reports, never even asked for them. If they had, even Soares could not have missed the glaring, conspicuous errors.

But it doesn’t say much for the Town of Coeymans or the Coeymans Police Department, either. You’d think that acting police chief F/Sgt Danel Contento, investigator Stephen Prokrym, or patrolman Jeff Iovinelli would have checked the report and caught the stupid errors and maybe have corrected them before finalizing the report. And why isn’t Prokrym’s signature on the report? He’s the senior officer involved. Didn’t anyone in the Town of Coeymans or the Coeymans Police Department check these two reports? Probably NOT because they thought they were immune to attack, above discipline. 

Well, maybe acting police chief Contento, officer Iovinelli, investigator Prokrym, DA Soares and his team don’t read these things but WE DO, and now YOU DO, citizens. Now there should be some questions, some very burning questions asked not only about this incident but about the overall operations and quality of the Coeymans Police Department and its employees. Here’s one for you:

Our reps will be at the next Coeymans Town Board meeting to ask those questions.

Excerpt from Coeymans Police Incident Report 24648.

The Incident Report (IR) is the Police Department’s Official Documentation of the Facts of an Incident for Legal Purposes.

If the Town of Coeymans, the acting police chief, the two officers involved could not do a more professional job of reviewing and quality controlling an important document like the Incident Report, especially this incident report which is the Department’s official documentation of the incident for legal purposes, in this incident which got international attention and widespread national media coverage, then how accurate are the documents they prepare when reporting on an incident in which you are involved. These documents can make or break a case and they are pitifully carelessly prepared, even when they are meant to cover cops’ asses. Go figure!

We are still waiting for responses from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the Albany County Sheriff’s Department, and the Albany County District Attorney regarding our demands for documents, including but not limited to the Investigation Reports prepared by their departments. We expect either that no investigations were done or they were done just as carelessly as the reporting by the Coeymans Police Department’s Jeff IOVINELLI.

We have contacted all local communities who have Animal Control Officers (ACOs) and they confirm that they did not receive a call for assistance from the Coeymans Police Department in this incident.

The Adopted Town of Coeymans Budget allows almost $800,000 for the Coeymans Police Department.

The Adopted Town of Coeymans Budget allows almost $800,000, that’s almost a million dollars of taxpayer money, for the Coeymans Police Department, and yet they don’t even have a net or a catchpole to capture a raccoon, and they can’t write a coherent Incident Report to save their own asses. Coeymans taxpayers pay more than $500,000 a year in employee salaries for the Coeymans PD. Most of the arguments made in favor of keeping the Coeymans PD are being made by the elderly who think the Coeymans PD is in the rescue business!!! Don’t they realize they have a Coeymans Fire and Rescue company and a Ravena Fire and Rescue facility with blocks of each other, and both are funded by taxpayer dollars. Wake up stupids! Do you really think that money is money allocated by the Coeymans Town Board with any notion of fiscal responsibility? We don’t.

ELIMINATE THE COEYMANS POLICE DEPARTMENT AND WITH IT THE IRRESPONSIBLE COEYMANS TOWN BOARD.

WHILE YOU’RE AT IT, GET RID OF THAT DEMOCRAPPY RACIST FOOL OF A DISTRICT ATTORNEY, P. DAVID SOARES.

Click Coeymans Police Incident Reports

to see the complete original Coeymans PD Incident Reports.

Our Previous Articles Covering this Incident

Albany County DA Soares Affirms Double Standard Again: Coeymans Clown Cops OK (April 4, 2018)

Officer Identified!!! Coeymans PD Steve Prokrym Involved in Raccoon Scandal!!! (March 26, 2018)

Truth be Told: On the Heels of the Coeymans Town Board Meeting (March 23, 2018)

More on the Coeymans Police Department. Our Recent Investigations. (March 21, 2018)

Follow-up Report: Coeymans Raccoon Incident. We still have our doubts! (March 19, 2018)

We are speechless! OMG! Coeymans Police Caught on Video Again! (March 12, 2018)

DUMBASS BOARD
(Coeymans Town Board)
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