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November 05, 2010 04:13:36 Les   NY isn't the only one.Nevada keeped democrate Harry Reid who thinks a "reformed" convicted child molester should not be denied viagra as part of their health care.Upstate NY just can't outvote the city.I will defend the NYC citezens.But their voters should be sent to California.
November 04, 2010 13:45:28 TX   Observer,I salute you,just hit it on the head >
November 04, 2010 13:08:44 Observer   Well, the voting public seems to have done a fairly good job in cleaning our the cesspools called congress and state houses. With the expected exception of New York State. New York State already has the best that crooked money can buy. Our gubernatorial election reminds me of the condemned man being asked to choose between hanging and shooting. All amounts to the same thing. We are going from blind and stupid to just plain stupid.
November 03, 2010 08:17:29 CC   Oh my GOD!!!! here we go again ,hanging around the same area.
November 03, 2010 07:26:05 JLT   Had no work yesterday due to elections day ! so after I voted, I dedcide to go the woods and do some deer hunting , drove to shear road state land and hunted at the enterance, by the fire/emer. trail, hunted for a few hours, 4 does went in range, but I was looking for an decent buck, then 1 spike, and either a big 4 or 6 pointer went by but @ 75 yards from me chasing another 5 does ! lots of action! it was getting dark, headed down on the trail. almost by the end of the trail ( where theres a sign in/out box. there was a big black mass of a bear. eating, so I dedcide to hide until he leaves the area is getting darker by the minute! he didnt move, he was still eating, thats why he is so FAT ! but he decide to move down to private/posted property I ran to the truck, and hop in and checked my under pants and yup ! theres was a suprise there for my wife ,LOL.. This thing is huge, about 600 pounds atleast.... well no deer this time, but had a nice day while getting paid for ! who evers get this bear he WILL be in the local newspaper and at the next years' DEC maz. I promise.. also seen 2 dead yotes up by the pine the same trail..thanks GOD ! those bastards are bad and ugly !!!! Have a great peaceful day..
November 02, 2010 23:17:01 Les   Wow am I glad there isn't an evil bear by me,just a couple of big bears.Hope who ever shoots him respects the hunt by eating him and doesn't worry about a big hide.Bear can be greasy,Try a good breakfast sausage recipe. I got mine from the big M in Walton.Had lots of sage,stuffed some in caseings and some loose.If you don't want to eat him leave him ALONE same as the DEER.Proud suporter of PETA people enjoy tasty animals.If you just want to kill the Masonville BEAR for braging rights please leave it alone.Go shoot a possum Iv'e seen none of them but lots of bear so it should be a more better hunt.
November 02, 2010 19:53:03 Majtom   If anyone sees the Masonville bear chewing on a trail cam, Its mine please just ask him for the SD card back for me
November 02, 2010 10:03:09 CC   Wonder where is the evil Masonville Bear, havent hear anything lately,too early to go to sleep,probably moved to next county
November 02, 2010 02:23:58 Me   Veterans, and active military, free buffet and drink at the Ponderosa Nov.8th from 11am-9pm
November 01, 2010 08:57:53 CC   Saw a 6 pointer by the drugie rest area on Sat ,nice body but it was a 6
November 01, 2010 07:28:27 JLT   Deer hunter: they are coming out late down to the fields, 7,8,10 pm. I think they know thats its hunting season, around the corner,. But seen a BIG 10/12 pointer in the middle of the field behind the Ice Cream rt 8. made a u turn , watch him started going up the big hill towards state land.. that area is going to be super hot and nice on openning day......
October 31, 2010 18:00:07 CC   WOW,am surprise by the way everybody is acting this weekend,keep up the good work guys!!!!
October 31, 2010 17:41:03 Observer   The Masonville bear appears only by appointment. I think he may have an opening at 2:13 pm on Thursday. In the meantime the Masonville bunny can be seen at any time.
October 31, 2010 12:48:52 DeerHunter   Seen some deer but not much while hunting these last two days .They must have been deep in the woods wish it could have been better.
October 31, 2010 10:32:25 cjr   So, Any body knows anything about the big masonville bear,.?? seen a nice 6 or 8 er pointer off shear road, regular size body but a nice rack ! but no bear sadly to said... was looking forward to see him /her.
October 30, 2010 13:03:32 Grumpy Ernst Keidel I am pleased to see that, after verbiage started to get out of hand, you started to self-police. That takes the pressure off me, since I have the final responsibility for this venue. Play nice, guys. We all CAN get along! And Craig, I do indeed understand your need to attend that Basic Training graduation. I traveled to Fort Benning as well as to Fort Jackson, in different years, to witness both of my sons' graduations.
October 29, 2010 21:29:29 Aa   This is way this site should work
October 29, 2010 19:59:27 Observer   Y knot eye kin spel gode. I have hoked on fonics!!
October 29, 2010 18:44:03 Me   Why don't we just have Observer do it for free ?
October 29, 2010 13:59:10 CC   Too much money !!!
October 29, 2010 12:06:44 Observer   May I suggest we all get a spell checker?
October 29, 2010 11:58:55 CC   People,stop the BS,all we are doing is getting upset for some stupid *CENSORED*,lets concentre on hunting and that it.
October 29, 2010 11:24:45 CCJR.   i agree with Aa and Ranger Danger,and CC .. this *CENSORED* shall end right now, before it gets out of hand.. this america, people have to the right to hunt, fish, any where they want to. and people has the right to drive out a car with out of state plates like NJ,PA or even North carolina. and not feel an out sidder, theres people who own property in masonville who lives in NJ,PA,NYC and even North Carloina and Florida. They are the lucky hunters who have a place which they can say that they own a piece of masonville. like some hunters out there dont have a place to hunt only state lands. or friends\'s property. so everyone lets play safe and hunt hard, and shoot straight and hunt safely in our beautiful woods of masonville. and good luck,.a nd best wishes, if anyone gets that masonville bear please post the pics.
October 29, 2010 11:05:49 RangerDanger   This is absolutely ridiculous. You all should stop this nonsense ASAP. I don't think you realize how dum and pigheaded you sound, worst of all your doing it on a public forum and giving Masonville residents a bad name. It's probably a good thing that none of you are using your real names, because the things you have said have the potential to *CENSORED* ALOT of local people off. I forsee this web forum being closed some time soon if this childish nonsense continues.
October 29, 2010 10:58:21 Aa   We are traing to fix a problem people read this an they feel bad can we just have a good hunting season and good luck to all
October 29, 2010 09:13:48 CC   Now,boys stop the nonsense,you people are getting personal and thats not good
October 29, 2010 08:54:45 Aa   Hey Q you saund like the biggest .... On massonville am more American than you. I guess you are the person that started this hole mess people are just visiting that your say your massonville am letting everybody know how rdkls you sound in site from FL to VT
October 28, 2010 21:44:33 Q.Thomas   Aa,. I dont need Florida,. & Florida Fishing So What ! The Lake in Shears rd and Rt 20 has one of the best fishing for bass in NY and maybe in the north east.. So you can keep those florida fish put it up in your A**. You dumb MF Towel Head ! Stay out of Masonville. and leave me deers alone,. and also go back to Iraq.
October 28, 2010 21:24:56 Aa   MR tell the government not to sell non resident licenses ... Don't go fishing to Florida there not your fish
October 28, 2010 21:07:35 DeerHunter   Hey Mr.T I bet you don't have a hunting license and your most likely a poacher ..
October 28, 2010 21:02:29 DeerHunter   The Deer are all the people who pay NY taxes learn the law!!! They are not your deer !!!
October 28, 2010 19:11:41 jj walker   drive down steam mill on saturday or sunday on the right side b 4 dry brook and see all the taliban in there camp
October 28, 2010 15:24:28 CC   Mr.Obama is right lets all get together and go over the issues,why cant we all get alone ?
October 28, 2010 15:21:08 CC   AA,i agree with you,let him crawl under a rock
October 28, 2010 14:56:57 Aa   We all pay taxes what is the big issue of chasing people out of the you don\'t want people to visit this beautiful town I guess you don\'t that helps your economy tourism it helps think Q think visit the country meet some other people enjoy life by the way if you don\'t like people to visit here close the hotels
October 28, 2010 14:56:23 CC   Hey, anybody knows how the weather is going to be on opening day ?
October 28, 2010 14:53:15 Ahmed-El Sherif   See some of you are worst than terrorist,by not letting people to hunt if not from here,that is communist,no freedom and thats bad for town
October 28, 2010 14:35:34 CC   Dont think thats smart ,Mr Q,like i said before this a free country and people can go and come as they want as long as is legal,i dont think anybody would go inthere illegaly,there is not a law telling that you can not hunt because you are not from the area ,so my freind if thats your idea of control ,move to Russia,Cuba or China,thats where things are run like that .have a good day sir
October 28, 2010 14:26:48 Q. Thomas   CC,. That will cost to much tax money to fanced in Masonville,. Great Idea,. But to costly,,,. But.. I have a cheaper way,. Just chase the north Carolina, And New Jersey, NYC Folks out of town. just give them a little talk ( if u know what we mean ). We work to hard and pay taxes here in masonville to have some out siders come and enjoy our woods and kill at the deers... ALso,they shall out law bow hunting,. because they just hurt the deer not kill outright.. Q
October 28, 2010 14:01:54 CC   I think somebody is just jocking with all of us,i just give up.there is no bear,crazy bobcat,bigfoot,super size coyote,raghead training camp or anything else ,it is just a joke,i think!!!!
October 28, 2010 13:53:41 Obama the mixed race...   To all who think this is not fair,. we all shall meet at the ice cream, also call the \" Masonville United Front\' to talk about our Issues and to have a peaceful meeting with our neighbors... thats including our North carolina freinds ( towel heads)
October 28, 2010 13:44:48 Ahme-El Sherif   You Americans are crazy crazy,everybody terrorist, you donot think,we no have terrorist camp ,we love peace and our neightbors,we are not from the South,we come here to work and have babys thats why we have 3or4 wifes,we make no problems to Americans,we love America and Obama our president!!
October 28, 2010 13:38:39 Lrp   Is getting out of hand with those coments of rag heads and NC license plates that rag head you talking is a veteran and and was born in NY stop talking of people if you don't know them I don't want to go forward on this issue meet before you talk
October 28, 2010 13:25:56 CC   This is a FREE country and people go and hunt anywhere they want,they pay for license,local food and spend money up here,helping the local economy,probably more than you.otherwise fence the town or county in and put a gate with toll and become a communist town .
October 28, 2010 12:25:36 Proud Masonville Resident and Hunter.   You People are anti hunters,,, That bear must go.! That Bear can feed atleast 100 people, if is that big as people claim.. it will be a super nice rug across my fire place. when i get it.. And that rag head trainning camp must go too. ! Also That North Carolina People Rag Head Must Go back to where they come from,. let our forest be, and leave it for the locals only,.. no out siders,.! I dont know why they have ro come all the way from north carolina, if they have deer hunting down there and they also have the smokeys mountains,. Thats not making any cents ! why come to nY and spend money hotel,food,gas,time,non resident liceneses, etc.. just to see if get an deer or bear.. if you have your own dee in your back yard ! very Dumb - ??? Leave our animals alone ! GO HOME...
October 28, 2010 09:29:28 CC   Observer,I agree with you 100% ,am a hunter ,but I think the bear should be left alone,tell you if I see it I will not shoot it,lets just let him be !!
October 28, 2010 09:01:52 Observer   Let's protect that big old "Masonville Bear". We can make it our mascot and put his picture on the Town Letterheads. This bear has stirred more comment and conversation on this board than anything has in a long time. (After all what other board received a note from George Bush down in Texas? LOL) Everything from the serious to the humorous. In reality black bears are not considered very dangerous to humans. Of course a mama bear with cubs will protect them against all that she perceives as a threat to them. It would be interesting to know if this bear has been a resident right along or has it just wandered into our region. I understand black bears can have a very large wandering range. I, personally, hope no hunter shoots this bear. But, then again, I am not a hunter.
October 27, 2010 22:10:19 mee too   this is why this cant be the official site. too much foolishness!
October 27, 2010 19:51:41 Law   All of this sounds funny,is just too crazy
October 27, 2010 18:48:57 George Bush   Well,well it is hot up in Masonville,am glad I dont hang around there,Evil Bear,Big Foot,Nasty Bobcat,Super size Coyote,now a Raghead in a training camp,My question is what you people r smoking/drinking upthere,down here in Texas we r not that nuts!!!
October 27, 2010 09:18:29 TX   Before you guys go on a wild goose chase on ragheads training camp,make sure there is such a camp,if you guys find it call the auth.before doing anything stupid
October 27, 2010 07:57:07 SGT.Cass   Droved on Shear rd from Rt 8 all the way to The Lake. and saw only 2 dam deer ! 1 doe and 1 6 or 8er pointer, thats all, No Bears, No out of the area cars/trucks,. shear road state land is still a peace ful area,.! I dont whats all the Hype on the Evil Bear. Cars from NC, Rag Head Training Camp, I tell you waht If I find that Rag Head Training Camp I will be the first one to call my brothers and sisters in the Arm Force. Because I fight in War, For some rag head to come and make a training camp here in Masonville.. i will be Patroling the area looking for the rag head ! I will have some few questions for him.. for our Masonville red necks good luck on hunting this year, hope you get the big evil masonville, for me because i will be shipping out to iraq in nov.20 th...
October 26, 2010 23:39:59 Les   Hay Grumpy.Checked out the other "site",liked yours.Long time reader,but just recent commenter.Don't know you but two buddies of mine lived on your road.Hope you don't mind but like much of America I along with the tea party feel the need to voice my opinion.Why can't your site be the "official" one.Maybe we should put it to a vote.Thanks!
October 26, 2010 22:58:49 DeerHunter   There\'s alot of great NYC hunters that hunt in Masonville there is good and bad people everywhere !! Dont matter where your from some people are so closed minded and give the towns people of Masonville a bad name.And yes alot of these hunters that come and hunt are NRA members that are big supporters of our 2nd amendment rights.
October 26, 2010 22:18:56 Les   Hay just back from the Adirondacks hunting trip.Hope the locals up there dont think of me and my friends like ya'll think of our nonresident hunters.Seen a few big doe but was unsuccessful again.Harvested a nice 8 point buck four years ago nothing huge but I was proud because there isn't many deer up there.A buddy of mine got a large 8 pt. this trip.Not a huge rack he's shot bigger in masonville but I bet it weighed between 180-200 lbs.Good luck to all the hunters in Masonville.
October 26, 2010 22:03:00 Les   Ha,Ha,Ha,theres bears in all the masonville woods ya idiots.Ya just ain't smart enough to find them.Sorry to burst your bubble but the city folk that hunt,most of them are better shots and good honest sportsmen,unlike some of our resident redneck jacklighters and drunk hunters.Iv'e been shot at on deer drives many times not by city slickers but my overzealous bloodthirsty friends,locals.They weren't shooting at me just missing deer.Talk to some of them Jersey basterds and new york city slickers and you will find some of them are avid sportsmen who love to hunt.I welcome them and wish them luck because they are a dying breed both here and there.Most of them are NRA members fighting for OUR rights too!
October 26, 2010 21:11:03 pj   i Agress with u
October 26, 2010 20:35:01 *CENSORED* off New yorker Hunter....   MLK, a couple weeks ago theres was a SUV with a North Carolina Plates going up and down Shear rd, Like he owns the road & place. Looks like 1 white guy and 1 rag head , from the middle east . i guess they were bow hunting in the state lands and staying in a local hotel.?? how those people from north carolina knows about shear rd,?? is masonville, & Shear rd,.. that famous already ? with a big bear hanging around, that we have people as south as north carolina 1000 miles away taken our deer and bear,. thats not fair.. We New Yorkers Have to stop this.! Who Agress with me ???
October 26, 2010 19:09:13 jjk   Well boys all we have to do is be in those woods b4 daylite,this city folks are not going inthere 4b daylite and dont worry noone will get shot unlss they r @ the wrong place @ the wrong time,it happens all over every year
October 26, 2010 18:52:59 mlk   Tx,you think is going to be that bad upthere on opening day? Ive seen a lot of people from out of state in the area lately.NJ,PA,MA,CT and even almost to sell and move it is getting like the Catskills
October 26, 2010 16:50:52 TX   I feel for the owner of the nice new house by state land,with all the shooting around that area on opening day,hope he reads this and stays out of area on opening wknd,someone may get shot.
October 26, 2010 16:38:50 TX   Its going to be a mad house on opening day up on Shears rd and the state land.most likely i stay home till the following wknd
October 26, 2010 08:54:54 TX   See what am saying,this Bear is going to give headache to hunters,now he is stilling game from hunter,thats a problem right there.
October 25, 2010 21:43:32 Craig DuMond   Hi Grumpy - I apologize for the meeting change, however, my 2nd eldest son is graduating from Basic Training that week and I have to be in South Carolina. I wouldnt miss that day for the world!!! I know you will understand. I now have 2 of my boys in the Armed Services, one Air Force and now one Army!
October 25, 2010 20:43:05 Jimmy Price   Was bow hunting,. shot a nice doe 170's pounds,. trying to find her, she cross in to private property, by the stateland on shear rd, still track her,. she was bleeding heavily,. then lost her,. then found her a few hours later with her 2 rear legs bitten off,. while trying to save some meat, Mr. Bear came around again and chased me out, and he dragged the deer towards statelands and stopped by the fire/emerc. trail off shear rd. and he finished her there, couldnt save anything,. another deer lost by the evil masonville bear ! cant wait until rifle season! hope he will be in my bullet 's path to pay the today's action.
October 25, 2010 17:20:30 Masonville Web Master   Mr. Keidel - Just read note in the guestbook on the Official web site. Thank you for your response and comments. Let me assure that the site is in no way intended as competition with your site. Your site is unique in it intent. I know of no other that offers what your site offers. The town figured that it needed an "official" site to archive Board Minutes, Town notices, announcements etc. The Official site will remain pretty much as it is. About the only additions that might be added would be to give the Fire Department and the Ambulance a nod by incorporating some pictures and information about them. When I get off my lazy duff and take some pics of the fire and ambulance equipment I will be more than happy to share any and all with you. Best of everything and thank you for a place for Masonville residents to air their thought and ideas.
October 25, 2010 13:14:43 TX   Listen,this is real danger upthere,am not kidding , please everyone be xtra careful
October 25, 2010 12:23:34 Observer   TX Not to mention Big foot and Sasquatch up there. PLUS a wild nasty chipmunk!!
October 25, 2010 12:01:03 TX   I dont think I will be hiking in those woods anytime soon. all the talking about a 600 pound bear,nasty bob cats,wolf,extra large coyotes and a rookie game warden on deck, I think i stay home this hunting season and read all the reports from you guys,good luck outthere.!!
October 25, 2010 11:02:22 mlk   Was hiking in State land by Shear rd and saw a BIG coyote or wolf,am betting on wolf ,was grey and big about 80 pounds,also encounter a Bob cat with a nasty careful outthere,those animal outthere are nuts!!!
October 25, 2010 10:02:54 TX   Spoke with someone this morning,he said he encounter the Masonville bear way on top of Shears rd ,got pictures and all (need to see them)he says that thing is about 600 pounds and he feed him apples from his tree stand, would shoot with arrow ,too big for arrows!!
October 25, 2010 09:54:18 Observer   Bertimouse - I think you would find that education or the Republican party has very little to do with the composition of the Welcome Page on the Masonville site. I do believe you would find it was composed in the manner you see in order to make it fit on one viewable page on the average computer monitor. As to the content? Well, I read it as a travel brochure which it was intended to come across to the reader. You speak of the government not throwing money into education in the 50's and 60's. That I agree with. Education was still in the local management phase and the government kept it nose out of the local education system. Which, in my eyes, was a VERY good thing. What has the government accomplished in the education field lately? Big wages to a glut of administrators? Dumbed down the education quality so junior can make it through at least high school? Taken away any control teachers might have in the classroom? Issued Title 1-100,000 that the local taxpayer must pay for in order to get his 10 cents on the dollar back from Big Brother? Cheers and may the peace of God be yours today.
October 25, 2010 00:15:53 Les   Willing to gouge my eye out with a fork too.How can people vote democratic when their leader Harry Reid voted viagra should be included in child molesters health care.Or Nancy Pelosi their speaker defends abortion by saying "If you don't want an abortion,you don't believe in it then don't have one.But don't tell somebody else what to do in terms of honoring their responsiblities",and she didn't think that a womens god given right of abortion should stand in the way of education/career/prosperity/etc.Sounds like the argument slave owners used "If you don't like slavery then don't own slaves".There has to be something wrong with a party that seeks black votes when their parties history revolves around the kkk.And the hispanic (catholic dead against abortion) vote.Many people that I run into that are for abortion are apalled when they find out that it is legal in many states up to the day they are born and in NY up to six months along!But thats what you get with liberals running things.
October 24, 2010 23:30:26 bertimouse   Hi Observer: [You asked for opinions, sorry!] The new TOM website "Welcome Message" is totally LAME & they should have asked our local Librarians for advice on how to write it or at least to proof read it! The Majority of this town is under 55 yrs. old with a High School Education earned between the late 60's to early 70's. You can thank the Republican's {BTW} for their/our High School funding & education back then because they were too busy throwing money into the latest war which was Vietnam. NUFF said.
October 24, 2010 22:45:31 Les   No wolves and no coydogs.Research coydogs and you will see it is possible but not likely.They can't survive in the wild,and coyotes would be genetically screwed.There is a large pop. of coyotes in Masonville.When I go outside at night I sometimes hear three different packs.There are Bobcats in the area, but maybe not as many as in the heart of the catskills.
October 24, 2010 22:40:33 Grumpy Ya gotta stop doing that, Craig! I have a meeting in Binghamton the second Wednesday of every month!
October 24, 2010 08:43:17 great to see   has any one seen the house on rt 8 lynda marie . . they are finally fixing it up . does any one now if it is for sale now. or whats going on with it
October 23, 2010 22:39:50 Craig DuMond   The November Town Board Meeting and public hearing for the 2011 Town Budget has been changed to Wednesday November 10th at 730pm.
October 23, 2010 14:40:34 Observer   Take a gander at the Masonville Official Page ( and give your opinion.
October 22, 2010 19:29:19 Lrp   On monday we heard and saw a bobcat on shear rd he was wild very agressive is a zoo upthere
October 22, 2010 14:43:07 RangerDanger   Bigfoot you say? Time for me to get my hunting license! Maybe I'll finally get to fill that ol Sasquatch tag. Might need to borrow a bigger truck though, mini trucks aren't meant for hauling yeti's. :) Agreed about the coyotes though, them suckers get big up around here. For a while I thought I was hearing a wolf outside but it turned out to be someones husky.
October 21, 2010 19:01:54 Observer   Thought I saw Big Foot or Sasquatch up there the other day.
October 21, 2010 16:48:24 tx   J , how you know for sure, there is no Wolfs here or Dogcoys,who knows whats upthere by Shears road.
October 21, 2010 16:45:02 Observer   There is going to be a major problem with elections in November. Someone will be elected!! By the way, why am I getting all this Democrat party stuff this year? I would rather gouge my eye out with a fork than vote for anyone in NYS running on the Democrat ticket.
October 20, 2010 07:31:41 j   no coydogs and no wolves around here. it was an eastern coyote.
October 19, 2010 19:18:06 mlk   WHAT ?????????????????
October 19, 2010 19:17:11 tx   Saw a dogcoy on state land by Shears rd , it looked like a wolf,maybe a wolf? anybody knows if there are wolf in this area?
October 19, 2010 05:54:16 P. Conklin   Was Bow Hunting yesterday off the on shear road, on the statelands. park the truck in a spot and started walking in to statelands, Rightaway I started to watch stuff,. a ugly dog came down on a ridge towards me chasing a huge doe,. tried to shoot him, but it was inpossible because his speed whie chasing the doe, thenwalk futher more in, saw 2 cubs playing around,their mother was near, because I heard her bitching,. started walking away.. i found a spot to temp.put my tree stand and set up. waited 3 hours finaly something started to walked down towards me, It had Big Antlers,. Big mass of body,. Had a nice 45 yards shot on this huge 10 pointer, when I drew my bow to harvest this beauti. Some ole' Wild Dogs started to come down the ridge howling,howling,. The huge Buck strated to walk away at the same time when I started to relaeased the arrow. buck gave me a flag and its off to take a cover, but I made the dog stop. in front of my tree sand, bang ! dog went to dog's hell. i didnt got my big buck but Atleast I took care of the dog's problem. Next time I will get the buck. better luck next time. ! see ya.//
October 17, 2010 20:44:59 Craig DuMond   Dog Warden is Ted Tiska...607-265-3803
October 17, 2010 00:01:09 Les   Sleep deprivation sucks.Nobody sould have to go without sleep because of somebody elses dog.My neighbors a couple of years ago let thier beagle run loose.I complained a couple of times when I was working 80 plus hours seven days a week with little sleep.When it woke me up at two in the morning I called them,not the dog warden.It rang a dozen times and a very concerned voice answered.I told him "your beagle just ran a rabbit by my house".He says "you woke me up to tell me that?"I said "well it woke me up and I thought I'd make it a little more fair!"and hung up.The dog was tied up the next day.Thankfully my father in law whom I have the utmost respect and admiration for (wasn't even his dog)figured I was just having a bad day.Try to talk to your neighbors first.And realize dogs are not the easiest animals to shut up.Barking is their natural instinct and most of them don't know english.
October 16, 2010 23:18:15 Les   Drove down my road in Masonville a couple of weeks ago and nearly missed my good neighbors donkey (as s).Day before that my good neighbors holstein.A dang black cat crossed my path.Hit a large coon in trout creek.Seen many Italian chickens hit between masonville and sidney.Where is the licences for these animals?If dog licences are for livestock indemnification and personal loss (what the law is),and Albany will save a measly $325,000 of a multi billion dollar budget deficit.And our state govt who is pawning the job of dog licences on local govt. can recoup the cost by doubling fees.Local law abiding dog owners should be pi ssed.We would save more by not licenseing.Because the money gets erased by administative costs.Whats next taxing soda and juice,(they want to!)Ya all thought they only wanted to charge the tobacco smokers(I don't smoke but believe one should have the right if they choose without persecution.)Little did we know the liberals want to charge us for everything we do including breathing(carbon credits!).Soon we wont have any money or rights left and will have to depend on the govt to live (what they want).
October 16, 2010 20:43:17 bertimouse   Now don't get snarky, Observer. I was just commenting. Barky dogs all night are a real problem when you need to sleep because you gotta get up early for work like most of us. Nuff said.
October 16, 2010 18:57:17 doogie   what is the dog wardens number please
October 15, 2010 10:56:12 Observer   This discussion of barking dogs has now reached the ridiculous. Instead of a $250 fine why not on the first complaint shoot the dog and donate it for food. After all in some parts of the world dog is considered a delicacy. This way we could leave the deer alone. The second complaint shoot the dog owner and donate his body to science; or eat him as one might desire. - As to the dog control officer. Lets pay him a living wage to cruise the town 24/7 with a vehicle equipped to handle all situations. Perhaps a hummvee equipped with a 50 cal? The town could also set up a 24/7 manned telephone number where one could call in their complaints about dogs, cats, cows, rats, horses, rabbits, foxes, wolves, bears, elephants, and donkeys, etc. The price of a dog licence should reflect the value the owners places on the dog. Perhaps it could run from $2000 to #10,000 per year depends on on the owners value of the dog. (After all it would cost quite a bit to keep our "well equipped dog warden on the roads.") Of course all calls to the provided number would be kept anonymous. The number could also take complaints about other things such as loud music, motorcycles, neighbors lawn length, color of neighbors house, kids, people hanging out at the convenience store, drivers exceeding one of the four posted speed limits in the hamlet. etc. We can make the slogan "KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR NEIGHBOR" our town motto.
October 14, 2010 23:05:52 bertimouse   About DOGS, BEARS & The Town of MASONVILLE: 1)ALL dogs in MV are required to have a dog license. The town should enact a LAW that says that any resident dog owner that receives a complaint should pay AT LEAST a $250 fine as opposed to the $6 dog license fee which, by the way; should be increased to at least $20 to support the dog warden's salary. 2)ANY DOG OWNER in the Town of MV determined by the dog warden to be abusing their dogs "as determined" by the dog warden & [set forth by regulations that could be voted upon by the Town Board, btw] - should also be fined at least $500 & will be subject to all NY state laws for cruely to animals: which includes imprisonment, more fines and the confiscation of ALL other resident animals. Regarding Bears: They're up in the hills & not over 600 #s most of the time: btw: 1 deer will feed 160 people: donate what u kill this year.
October 14, 2010 10:22:45 Observer   As I have heard quoted over the years. If one wants a well behaved dog then one must be smarter than the dog.
October 13, 2010 18:45:22 Observer   Guess for pet owners it is a good thing we do not have the "old" animal control officer.
October 12, 2010 23:23:38 another dog lover   Why not take matters into your own hands.Put a bullet in their heads.Thats what our old dog warden would do.
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