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April 26, 2009 20:30:46 Not LOL   Quote "If you want a clean town move somewheres else" YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I grew up here and I KNOW that income and cleanliness don't have to go hand in hand. This is INSANE. We were dirt poor but didn't have any dirt on US! My mom made us pick up after ourselves. Looks like some have had a might careless upbringing.
April 26, 2009 12:58:20 CrzyFlea   I actually moved out of the area because of people with that sort of attitude. Pretty sad when a nice little small town gets invaded by puffed up people who think they're something special. Honestly, if you haven't blood in your veins that has flowed in the town for generations I don't see how you can think you've a right to complain. I'd considered moving back to start a family. I don't think I will though, sounds like the air is still polluted with runoff from the city.
April 26, 2009 11:51:48 Tony - CR-20   Sorry Grumps...Should have read "reelected" Commander! Lol...Anyway...all the best and retire when you feel you should! Tony
April 26, 2009 10:56:43 tobc   doesn't take money to pick up around a person house.No buddy gives any money. I work for what I have.
April 25, 2009 22:57:28 Tired.   If you want a clean town, move some wheres else. This is a low income area and many of us can't have our houses looking all nice and perfect for your prissy *CENSORED*. Would you like to give me money to make my house perdy? Didn't think so bub.
April 25, 2009 16:24:07 TOBC   AHHH !!!another CLASSY comment from perhaps a "targeted" person ... Is it so bad to finally have some people with guts to enforce the town ordinances. Maybe if you would get YOUR head out of the sand you would be able to see what's going on around you>>> nothing wrong with wanting a clean town.
April 25, 2009 15:54:24 CrzyFlea   TOBC, see much daylight while you do all that rump smooching?
April 24, 2009 21:12:27 TOBC   What a shame...We finally have a board in this town willing to uphold town laws with regards to ALL properties and some people feel they are being "TARGETED." Is it helpful by burning a trailer (with god knows what in it) and then bulldozing debri such as hot water heater/vinyl siding/rotten metal etc into the ground. There could be a safety hazard with that alone. Yet nothing was said about that. Now to the junkyard... 50 years or not, as most citizens are aware new laws have been passed (not just in New York State) with regards to environmental issues. One questioned that should be asked is "Where is all the by products from those vehicles gone? gas/motor oil/radiator/transmission fluid etc.".. what damage has been done to the environment including the ground water? FROM ALL THE PROPERTIES..... Thank you Ms Ryan and the other board members for finally taking a stand.
April 24, 2009 20:45:37 Grumpy Ernst Keidel "Congratulations to Grumpy Keidel...Newly Elected "Commander" of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 200!" Thank you, Tony! However, not so newly elected. This will be my third year in a row as Commander of Chapter 200. I am pleased with this resounding vote of confidence, but am thinking I will hang up my commander's cap in 2010! I am, after all, RETIRED.
April 24, 2009 10:27:20 Craig DuMond   Yes, Yes....Congrats, Commander!!!
April 23, 2009 22:21:08 Tony - CR-20   Congratulations to Grumpy Keidel...Newly Elected "Commander" of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 200! Keep up the great work!
April 23, 2009 22:14:36 Tony - CR-20   "Happy Birthday Mr. DuMond!" "Hope you had a great day!"
April 23, 2009 20:52:40 Ranger Danger.   Happy Birthday Craig.
April 23, 2009 20:40:13 George Denys Happy Birthday Craig!!!!!
April 23, 2009 20:35:26 Craig DuMond   Thank You, Grumpy! ...and please folks, slow down and watch out for farm equipment as well as our children. Also, as the weather warms we will see more of our equestrian friends out and about on horseback. SLOW down and pass with CAUTION. As stated, you never know whats around the bend or over the knoll.
April 23, 2009 11:37:30 Mormon Hollow Farm   This is just an awarenss notice to all drivers, on town, county or state roads, please remember that spring is here and farmers are on our highways with their tractors and farm equipment and we do not travel the speed that others do. So keep in mind that there may be a slow moving tractor over that knoll or beyond that blind curve. Drive safely and have a safe spring.
April 23, 2009 08:40:16 Robin   The only complaint I have is when tickets are being issued, they should be done to ALL in violation, Town wide. The way it is being done appears to be only a few properties.
April 23, 2009 06:24:59 Grumpy Ernst Keidel Today is the right day to wish our Town Supervisor a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
April 22, 2009 20:59:43 George Denys Mrs Little, You are correct in that Farms (doing buiseness in excess of $10,000) and Repair Garages (Certified and displaying such certification) are regulated under seperate rules. No one is totaly exempt from everything. Our Town laws are very simplistic. The real worry comes with State (DEC) and Federal laws. No one should let themselves get on the bad side of a State or Federal agency. As an aside, the most common complaint that I recieve in this job is "Why doesn't the Town do more to clean up?" The Master Plan reflects that. To enforce or not enforce Sate law is not an option. That being said, our complaint rate is only .06%, MUCH better than most of the County. We, as a rule, are a compliant town.
April 22, 2009 20:39:32 George Denys Mr. Reynolds, our Town Building Inspector and Code Officer, is NYS Certified and is current in all training. Copies of his certification may be viewed at the Town Clerks Office. The law reguarding junk cars is actualy a State law. Our Town law is more leanient.
April 22, 2009 19:03:38 bertimouse   Happy EARTH DAY Everyone! Did you plant something green today? :) I always thought a good thing to do was to have a "town greening" or planting day on this date...Perfect time! :)
April 22, 2009 13:33:20 Robin   Kathy, Why would you think you are the person the comments are directed at? Is our CEO completely certified? Local Law may have been passed in 1995, but the junkyard I am refering to has been there since the 1940's. If you are looking to have complaints before the CEO is asked to look into the matter, then I would like to complain that there are violations on many roads (State Hwys, County, and Town). I only want to file this complaint if the properties I am talking about (which you seem to know which ones) are going to be made to clean up. I one property has to clean up then all properties should have to clean up even if it is a business or farm. A person was told that farms and a garage that does business are exempt. I have properties next to me that I don't like the looks of, but I just look the other way. Wouldn't life be boring if we all lived the same and did everything the same? Please understand that what I have said is my opnion and only mine. I will continue to do what I can to help people, if they need it and want it.
April 22, 2009 12:19:44 LOL   Anyone know the status of the signs for the cemetery on County Rte 20 and the cemetery on State Rte 206? Quite some time ago I offered to make and erect signs for these sites but was informed it was being taken care of. Over the years I have taken, probably, several thousand pictures of memorials in cemeteries in Delaware, Chenango and Broome counties for three different genealogical societies and my own collection of unusual memorials. Signs on cemeteries are extremely important to those doing research. Over the years cemeteries tend to be known by more than one name and it can become confusing if there is not an official posting of the name. i.e the cemetery that my parents are interred in was known by one name when I was a kid and is now known by another. While the two old cemeteries here in Masonville see rare interrments it is still important to keep them up to date.
April 22, 2009 09:48:55 Kathy Ryan - Town Coundil Hello Everyone - I am a member of the Town Council and would like to reply to the comments I am sure were directed at me. I would like you all to know that the Town Council DOES NOT target anyone. When I request action by the Code Enforcement Officer, it it because I have received a complaint from one or more concerned citizens. I am doing the job I was elected to do. Believe it or not we do have a few laws in Masonville - specifically Local Law No. 3 - passed in 1995 - long before I became a resident here. Town Laws can be found on the Officlal Town Website - the link can be found on the home page of this site - lower right side of page. Apparently some folks are under the impression that because their junk has been there for so long, they are "Grandfathered" and do not have to comply. This is FALSE as per the Town Code Enforcement Officer. Don't Forget - Town Clean Up days May 8th and 9th!
April 22, 2009 09:25:52 Robin   Bob, you may feel that the Board or Board member(s) don't target, but I see that they do. I know that one property has been picked on. They wanted a house trailer removed within months after they got a new double wide, meanwhile there has been other properties that have new trailers before this property and they still have the old trailer or falling down home on the property. Now they are complaining about junk that has been there for 50+ years as it is a junkyard. The same family still owns the property and it had a permit for a junkyard therefore it should grandfathered in, but the Board or member(s) won't accept it. Another property cleaned up what was asked of them last year and now they are telling them that they want more done, even get rid of cars that are not on thier property. The board may not being targeting you, but others are being targeted.
April 21, 2009 23:07:00 Bob Kosztyo   I don't think the town board is targeting anyone. I got a ticket once and it was because someone complained. They didn't come target nieghbor flipped me in and the Code guy had to write a ticket. He didn't want to but its my understanding that once they get a complaint they got to. Mr. Dumond was real good about it. I did not know it at the time but its state law about the one car with no plates thing.
April 21, 2009 16:37:03 CrzyFlea   Wondering: When your pay is influenced by your ability to be reached be it at home, or on the road, cell phones are important. They get abused more than used, but there are pros to go with the cons you can think of, and they can be turned off. Just because someone has one and uses it doesn't necessarily mean they think they're all important or that they are glued to their phone. Some people use them responsibly. I have one for work, for when I'm on the road in case I break down. I have my voice mail pickup state that I may be out of service, include a number I can be reached at if I'm not going to be in service and have access to a land line. If not, I state a time when I'm due to check my messages again, as well as I make a point of twice daily (when weather permits) checking my voice mail messages, despite that I have to travel one of the following: the top of boces hill out onto the flat on steam mill, the bainbridge end of butts road the top of sidney mountain dropping over to the top of dunshee hill heading towards sidney center. Personally, I think everyone should have one for when they can get service and have a situation where dialling 911 could mean life or death. Like anything else though - there are those that get addicted, and abuse the convenience and use of cell phones.
April 21, 2009 15:23:48 Wondering   MY MY What ever did we do before having a cell phone hanging out of our ear? Suddenly everyone has become so important that they cannot ever be away from a phone.
April 21, 2009 15:07:03 CzyFlea   Grumpy, most non pay as you go phones offer call forwarding to landlines. It depends on the carrier how it is handled but if you were willing, they could always set that up as well. Of course, nothing is a perfect fix to the cell phone issue, other than our getting a tower, but there are measures that sometimes help. I for one would love to have regular cell service in town. I'd never have to be stuck with regular phone again.
April 21, 2009 14:48:14 Robin Little   LOL, I agree that it is one's own business to do with their property as they wish as long as it isn't a health or safety hazard. But if the Town is going to pick on a few then they need to pick on all. There are to many busybodies out their. Sometimes people need to "Put on your big girl panties and deal with it." Meaning don't look at it and stop pointing fingers at others.
April 21, 2009 14:13:35 LOL   Robin - I do not know anything about the places you mention but, as I said if they presented a safety or health hazard then probably someone should have done something about getting it back in a safe or healthy state. As far as a person's property not "looking" the way someone wants it to look that is no ones business including the Town Board. Any politician who approaches me because he/she does not like how my place looks had better be ready to defend themselves. My feeling is if someone does not like the "looks" of my place; don't look, or move someplace else. We have way too many self-appointed, self-righteous busybodies telling us what to do as it is. I tend to my own business and expect everyone else to extend me the same courtesy regardless of their imagined importance in the community.
April 21, 2009 13:19:28 Robin Little   LOL, the Town Board does police our property. I know for a fact that they have targeted certain properties and have had the CEO issue citations. How do I know? My husband has in the past and at the present time helping people on Route 8 and Steam Mill Road. Some people more that once after more was wanted done by the Board or Board member. Why would anyone look at something they find unpleasant?
April 21, 2009 11:40:17 LOL   Robin - My reference to Eastside/Westside was an attempt at humor. (Poor though it may be.) Having the town council play the part of "property czars" would go over like a lead balloon. It is not the job of ANY politician to police my property. We live with enough "control" as it is without adding too it. If neighbors want to live with junk in their yard so be it as long as it does not impose a health or safety hazard. We spend way too much time worrying about someone else or what someone else is or is not doing. I had the misfortune to live for a short time in a community where they told you what you could plant in your yard, how long your grass could be, what color your house could be, etc. As you might guess I was not well liked as I deliberately disobeyed the the "rules". My grass was never less than a foot high. I put up a large sign reading "Wildlife Refuge - Keep Out". No Robin I am not a transplanted "downstater". I was brought up about 12 miles from Masonville. Not far from me is a young fellow who supplements his income by selling firewood. He has piles of firewood piled right along the road. Does not seem to bother NYS and it does not bother me. So, what I am attempting to say is: "Live and let live."
April 21, 2009 09:20:04 Robin Little   When did our little hamlet become NYC with Eastside/Westside? Instead of pointing out the bad, why not try to help. People would be more receptive if we approach them in a kind matter. As the old saying goes "You get alot more flies with honey, then vinegar." I have looked around my own place and see that there are things that need to be cleaned up. My hobby is nature photography and I drive around our town a lot. In my travels I see a lot of junk on property, if I don't like it I turn my head 90 to 180 degrees and look else where. I agree that the junk and eye sores should be cleaned up or put out of sight, but if the Town Board is going to make people clean up their property then they need to make everyone and not just a certain few. Since we have four Councilmen, let them divide the town into 4 areas and look at each property (either it be residence, business or farm), make a list, mail out a request to clean up, go back and check, and if they haven't then issue a citation. My husband and I try to help anyone who ask for help to clean up their property. When you pick your hand up, try to lend it instead of pointing a finger. By the way I have grown up in this town, made the choice to stay here and I am not hiding behind another name in fear.
April 20, 2009 22:11:52 Ranger Danger.   Well now, that was quite random.
April 19, 2009 22:50:37 NINJA   BLARG
April 18, 2009 08:00:16 Jesse   I am going to be installing a new roof soon. I was thinking about using a steel/metal roof. Does anyone have one of these? When it rains is it noisy? Any suggestions?
April 17, 2009 19:28:42 Grumpy Ernst Keidel Thank you, Flea! Yet that doesn't help the problem of my sons and other visitors not being able to receive urgent messages while they are visiting with me. Emergencies are by their very nature unplanned, thus it is possible to receive a voicemail message long after the the emergency has passed, perhaps to a bad end. I am current having a lot of work done around my home and the contractors are "antsy" because their customer base cannot reach them while they are here.
April 17, 2009 15:41:02 Craig DuMond   Tires not on rims are free!
April 17, 2009 13:07:33 Ranger Danger.   Are tires off the rims free to drop off?
April 17, 2009 11:51:28 Craig DuMond   The Town of Masonville will be sponsoring our annual Clean-Up Days at the Highway Department Garage on May 8th and 9th from 7am to 5pm each day. There will be a small service charge for the following items due to increased charges at the Delaware County Landfill: 1. Tires mounted on rims ($1) per tire 2. Electronic Items (TVs) ($5) per unit The following Items will NOT be accepted: 1. Construction Debris 2. Chemicals, including paint 3. No household garbage Please take advantage of this service and help make Masonville a cleaner place for all of us!
April 16, 2009 18:23:15 CzyFlea   Grumpy, some of your neighbors might be able to show you where the 'phone booth' is right up there on steam mill. Its touch and go at times, but it works best at dusk on slightly overcast days. You can get voice mails and text messages quite often within a mile or two of your place without leaving the security of the gated community.
April 16, 2009 13:23:16 Grumpy Ernst Keidel My sons don't like to come visit me because while they are here they are simply incommunicado! I hope we get a cell tower soon. The world has gone to cell technology and many people don't even have a landline phone anymore. Some of my professional friends don't like to visit because they can't be reached on their phones and miss important messages. Also, my niece spends hours on her phone, texting with her friends; but only while we're out of Masonville.
April 15, 2009 23:20:11 Ranger Danger.   Some cells are good in parts of Masonville, it depends on your provider. I know for a fact that Verizon and Net10 both work on Steam Mill Road, and Net10 works down at BOCES. As for the other providers, I have no clue. Someone actually managed to get service by my house down near Ivanhoe when they hit a deer a couple years ago.
April 15, 2009 22:07:44 bertimouse   I'm reminded of that old song;"East side,West side,all around the Town..."Yall have certainly entertained & warmed my heart reading all the recent goings on lately. Lord how I've missed being here in my beloved little Hometown. I come home now with my physically disabled older brother whom I inherited from Mom;who will be living with us now so if you see a new face around Town that's him & BTW?He is a very gentle & loving person in need of some new friends;though he's big & maybe a little different looking,he wouldn't hurt a FLY so Yall BETTER BE NICE & welcome him here or you'll have to answer to ME& heck hath no fury like me protecting my family,OK?Nuff said about that.-On a more funny note folks:hey we are "East-siders" which we've noticed is WAY more dusty-roaded than the West side,but we here have fast ROAD-RUNNER internet & cable OR satellite TV, ha ha. DSL Internet BLOWS...we had that in Unadilla where they hadn't strung the cable yet;would've cost us $1.00 a foot to install it 13 years ago;they still don't have it.-They say that the condition of the DSL is dependent on the existing phone lines coming into the house-best thing to do they said was to re-run ALL the phone lines into the house but,digital phone also BLOWS because if the power goes out(rarely on our East side, ha ha but more often in Unadilla)you lose everything: phone,internet&TV. At least over in Unadilla&Sidney you still may have cell phone service,but 1)cell phones never worked here amen for that we say;gotta have a land line here we say.2)In the next flood you'd be best off high&dry in Masonville. We are independent.We will always be independent & proud of it. I like to think that We Live Simply,Love Generously,Care Deeply,Speak Kindly and Leave the Rest to God. :)
April 15, 2009 16:50:52 LOL   Perhaps worrying about how someone does or does not keep the property where they live is needless worrying. I hear people say they "own" a piece of property. No, they are allowed to live there and pay the taxes on it. Stop paying the taxes and you will discover who actually "owns" it. If it is mortgaged stop making the payments and once again you will discover who "owns" it. If a government enity wants the property for the "good of the whole" they will take it whether you are agreeable or not. Case in point - I have a neighbor near me that lives in a house that once set a piece of property that is now part of I-88. Or ask many people who once lived in the fertile watershed of the Catskills. I have a gray squirrel running around my place and he has a lot more claim to this property than I do. He does not pay taxes and no one is going to foreclose him for non-payment of taxes or mortgage. The little cuss does not mow the lawn, paint or fix up. All he is concerned about is how to get his fair share of seeds from my bird feeders. So, friends live and let live sit back enjoy life do not worry about your neighbors. All of you can't be lucky enough to have ME for a neighbor <GRIN>.
April 15, 2009 16:12:17 Rt206er   Posted by RT206er in April 2008: In regards to anonymous posts to the message board. I do not post my name because Masonville is a small town. I would like to have my ideas heard on here without my name. If I go to town board meeting then will may say what my thoughts are. This may seem cowardly, but I do feel more comfortable to say what I feel like here. I have never seen a message board online that ever had peoples actual names posted. Like it or not that is why I don't post my name. I have lived here my whole life and I know how things can be. It's not like this is read at the town board meetings. This is a place that I think is good for people to put their thoughts that would not be heard normally. I won't keep rambling on....those are my thoughts and opinions so be it...thanks to anyone that has listened. EXCEPT FOR THE FACT THAT HE WAS TALKING *CENSORED* AND GOSSIPING ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE. Does anyone know who lives in that house ? Wholy cow you better call the siding police !
April 14, 2009 22:27:47 CzyFlea   hey, 206er (and anyone else for that matter who might have the audacity to complain about their neighbors) if you don't like how this town is, go back where you came from, or whatever rock you crawled out from under. You didn't get forced to move here, so don't try to change it. If you're a local and you've got your panties in a twist because of someone up the road, or down the road, remember, when on the public roads, you should be paying attention to the road, not what is off on the right or left.
April 14, 2009 22:08:16 Tony - CR-20   LOL...Thank you for the information
April 14, 2009 20:45:15 wshbown   thanks to all for the phone company
April 14, 2009 15:13:01 Ranger Danger.   Ahh. I need to proof read more. That should say lose, not look.
April 14, 2009 15:11:44 Ranger Danger.   LOL, I have lost my Frontier internet several times in the past few weeks. I know it's not just me, because my sister is supplied with Frontier internet as well and hers goes down the same as mine. I can always tell when it goes off and on because it boots me off Xbox Live when I look my connection. And you all know how us younger people are with our video games. No regrets on the phone service though, the unlimited local and long distance (within NY) is definitely a plus. If I remember correctly, we pay about the same for our internet. By slow, I meant that it was slow on average from other DSL services I have seen. I may just need to upgrade my router though. Worth the price, but I wish it wouldn't go out so often.
April 14, 2009 14:50:19 LOL   Dianne - Siding off your house?? A Naked house? How shameful to appear in public naked and not only that it might catch cold!!
April 14, 2009 14:46:32 LOL   Tony - I have the fastest internet hookup that Frontier offers along with the unlimited long distance and all the other goodies such as call waiting, call forwarding etc. I am paying $108.00 per month. I think you still live within the distance required for DSL hookup. I think the requirements are still you have to be within a 15 mile radius of the router switch. The router for this area is in Masonville in back of the convience store. RangerDanger said Frontier internet is slow. I was among the first 10 people to sign up for DSL when it became available in the area and have only had it go down perhaps 5 times in that time. My download and upload speeds are above what they advertise. But then again I am somewhat of a computer geek so that may account for some of my success. you might also look into satalite internet. I had it for a short time. It is expensive and I had all sorts of problems with drop out with the least bad weather. The other option, of course, is a T-1 or T-3 line. It would only cost you 5 or 6 thousand plus a few hundred a month <Grin>.
April 14, 2009 14:33:41 Dianne   Thats NOT my house. We took the siding off to replace our windows and doors. It is waiting to be put back on. As far as picking up the neighbors garbage, that makes no sense what so ever. Make them pick it up ! Yes, some places are quite discusting as far as piled garbage. What can you do ? Really unless it ends up on you. And the siding issue is nobody's business
April 14, 2009 13:45:59 Tony - CR-20   Frontier phone service with Internet access...what does that average a month? Thanks for any information you can provide.
April 14, 2009 13:40:02 funsucker   As far as keeping the area clean, my family has to pick up the neighbors trash every year. We live on 206 and between the siding coming off one house and the trash from the trailer next to it. It has become a chore every year. It's getting old..
April 14, 2009 12:35:30 Ranger Danger.   Actually, it would depend on where they live. Some people in town have their phone supplied from other companies. For people like me, the only option is Frontier. After a certain distance from town I believe the other companies refuse to run lines/cables. Not enough interest I guess. On another note, I HATE frontier internet. It's extremely unreliable and slow. But I don't think I can get anything else out where I live.
April 13, 2009 22:25:07 LOL   wshbown - Frontier.
April 13, 2009 21:46:19 wshbown   can anyone please tell me the phone company in the area thanks
April 13, 2009 21:16:32 Broke but Clean   OK...bring money. I cannot afford much but at least I keep my place clean! Soaps cheap!!
April 13, 2009 17:15:56 RT 206er.   Yes, there are other ramshackle houses on 206. It seems to be the norm from what I've seen. We all need to start doing our part to beautify the community.
April 13, 2009 16:52:14 LOL   What in the world is happening to this country (as if I did not know)? Easter egg roll on the White House lawn paid special homage to same sex parents with children. What the "H" ever "samesex parents are" I would love to witness how they go about making a baby!! Messiah Obama bowing before the king, sultan, high mucky muck, omnipotent potentate or what ever he is, of Saudi Arabi.
April 13, 2009 16:12:30 RangerDanger   That man always seems kind of Grumpy to me! Even us east siders are scared of him. =)
April 13, 2009 15:56:13 LOL   Yeh RangerDanger there is one guy on the Eastside that we on the Westside are particullary scared of. Your Mayor. The one with the beard and leather hat that lives on Steam Mill road and hangs out at the Crecent Wrench cadging coffee !!!
April 13, 2009 15:36:53 LOL   So, that is what happened to my mother-in-law??!!
April 13, 2009 15:34:55 RangerDanger   Yeah, us East siders get pretty dangerous in the winter. Since none of us have jobs to pay for food we occasionally canabalize local travelers.
April 13, 2009 15:27:29 LOL (Loyal Westsider)   PSHAWWW ! We Westsiders would know nothing of smells coming from Finnerty Road or the condition of the quaint little convience store on the East Side of Masonville. What a relief it was when the Bridge on Butts Road was finished as we on the West Side would NEVER under any conditions go beyond the Town Hall unless we were armed; thus going to Sidney was a chore having to go all the way to I-88 and then to Sidney. Of course there are going to be problems on the East Side of Masonville. What do you expect? Considering the much lower status of the residents "over there" as compared to us on the West Side. On the rare occasions that I absolutely have to pass through the East Side with my BMW or Mercedes I have it washed immediately!! I also make sure the car doors are securely locked as one never knows. Some REAL shady characters "over there". I generally have one of the servants travel in that direction if it becomes necessary. I was absolutly shocked to learn that last summer someone on the East Side ACTUALLY let their lawn get to 3 inches high!! MY MY what a shame!!
April 13, 2009 14:56:14 .   This is what I learned today about RT206er. He is not my neighbor! He lives where there are sidewalks. He walks his dog past the rot east of the light. He complains about alot of different things. The smell at the end of Finerty road, the way the quickway in town looks, the smell coming from his neighbors outside furnace, the list goes on.... He also complains that he hasn't enough $$ to haul away his own garbage. He doesn't post his name because you know how it is small town and all. He has lived here all his life.
April 13, 2009 09:29:33 Dianne   Why thank you LOL. My feelings exactly.
April 13, 2009 09:19:17 LOL   Dianne- I do not know you but one thing is certain. You do not owe anyone an explanation of your house, or anything else. Especially to anyone who complains anonomously on a public web site. If the person complaining is so concerned he/she should confront you personally in a friendly manner and ask if there is anything they can do to help you.
April 13, 2009 09:03:31 LOL   Bringing down the image of the neighborhood? In case you were not aware no part of Masonville falls in the top ten zip codes of the USA. I do not know who owns the building but perhaps that is all they can afford? As to junk cars; "one man's junk is another man's treasure." Proof of that is any auction oe lawn sale.
April 13, 2009 08:58:53 Dianne   Rt206, are you by any chance referring to my house? It is a work in progress, we are waiting for warmer weather to finish "fixing it up." I would greatly appreciate it if you wouldn't single me out, since if you have ever actually drove up and down Route 206 you will see worse than my home in terms of being "ramshackle." This sounds more like a grudge to me. Oh, and my name is Dianne, what's yours?
April 12, 2009 19:03:36 RT 206er.   Anyone know who owns that yellow ramshackle looking house on 206 east of the light? It's missing siding all over and is bringing down the image of the neighborhood. They have a few junk cars laying around as well.
April 09, 2009 03:22:48 bertimouse   Thanks Tony. Your prayers certainly helped. My brothers were supposed to fly out Monday on a long 3-stop flight back to Colorado but their plane was cancelled due to bad weather...they got to help me out for another whole day & the next morning & flew out the next afternoon FIRST CLASS for no extra $ & got home by 8pm their time. :) Yup prayers do help. Hope to be home soon for a break at least.
April 09, 2009 02:50:13 Jessica Hodges; Davenport, New York Looking for Anime fans in the Delaware County area to help me form a community anime club! Message me if you want to help you! Possible meeting place somewhere in central Delaware County!
April 09, 2009 02:45:50 Tony - CR-20   Hey that photo on the front page! Hope all is well with you and your family!
April 07, 2009 00:37:13 Tony - CR-20   Wow Berti...I just checked in here this evening and was surprised to hear about your Mom. I'm very sorry and my sincere condolences go out to you and your family. I was in Manhattan again today and was at St. Patricks again and was just thinking about you and your Mom only a few hours ago! All the church goers are concerned about the Cardinals health and the place was packed but I got to light my usual candles in front of the saints. Anyway...the ceremony at sea sounded beautiful! I'm sure she's at peace now.
April 06, 2009 03:33:21 bertimouse   Clarification here: Tony lit a candle for my Mom at a prominant church in NYC...I told my Mom about it while she was in the hospital & it made her smile allot folks. If Tony ever needed any help in Masonville well, you know I'd be there in a heartbeat.
April 06, 2009 03:20:19 bertimouse   Hey Tony, are you out there? I forgot what living on Long Island was all about...THE WATER, STUPID! LOL! We had a 78 foot boat all to ourselves today cruising for 2 hours & MAN I was glad my older brother was the photographer! What a blast from the past it was. I will remember this day for the rest of my life. Thanks again for your lit candle.
April 06, 2009 02:58:49 bertimouse   Today folks;was a Priceless,Beautiful Sunny Day. -Spread Mom's ashes on Great South Bay with Yellow & Pink Tulips & Palms for each of her children & Grandchildren. The boat I rented turned out to be the boat that we & Mom used to watch from the docks on winter field trips,sipping hot chocolate-so surreal! -Such a Lovely Private thing to do & the Captain blasted his horn so long to say Goodbye for her too! I will cry No More for Mom now. Mom's Happy Now & so am I for Her. Amen. Be back soon. I miss being home in Masonville.
April 03, 2009 03:29:36 bertimouse   4pm at Messiah Lutheran Church (631)751-1775. Mom's house isn't spotless because I got sick, then my other brother got sick;run of the mill stomach bug running Rampant down here 'cause there's too many darn idiot folk running around these parts not taking care of themselves spreading germs all over the place! I SO MISS Masonville! I wish I could be there now at this moment...I can't sleep at night anymore; just cry about Mom & what I have to do now:take care of my MD brother. Please pray for my brother James, yall;he's an angel in disquise. Thanks LOL, Gloria & Robin Little for your kind thoughts to our family. :)
April 02, 2009 09:24:38 LOL   The four seasons of the Catskills - "Almost Winter", "Winter", "Still Winter", and "Road Construction". I see that the cones are out on 88 signaling beginning of the season of "Road Construction".
March 31, 2009 11:15:59 Robin Little   Bertimouse, sorry for your loss. May the days get easier for you. When the sun shines on you, you will know that your mom is smiling at you.
March 30, 2009 10:46:38 Gloria   Bertimouse, So sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. But I am glad for her that you were by her side. I'm sure it made her feel the love you have for her and in the long run it will be a blessing for you too. I know that if I had been in Masonville when my Mom passed instead of in her home I would have felt sad to not have had the chance to say goodbye. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
March 30, 2009 10:19:38 LOL   Sorry for your lose Bertimouse. Always hard to lose a loved one. My prayers are with you and your family.
March 29, 2009 21:23:46 bertimouse   Well folks, Mom passed away yesterday afternoon @ 2:05p.m. right in front of me.The DR. called last Thursday saying she had given up. MAN, didn't take her long after that;once she made up her mind.She was in no pain & we're all glad she didn't suffer for too many days-she was too sweet & too loved of a lady for that. Grieving BLOWS though. I'm SO SAD & LONELY without her but also so happy her spirit is finally free.It's too quiet here I wish I was back in Masonville in my own home it maybe wouldn't feel so bad but maybe not 'cause in her home you can still feel all the Love...soon the rest of the family & friends will be here so I guess it won't be so bad-been keeping busy cleaning & now taking care of a sick brother maybe will need emergency care tomorrow! My sister in Austalia said yes cleaning always helps...Mom's house will be SPOTLESS soon, ha ha.-Will post funeral stuff soon somehow if anyone's interested.
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March 24, 2009 20:21:52 bertimouse   Oh yah! I forgot about those boxes! Thanks Grumpy.-Well it's certainly nice to know these bees around our place have a nice home to go to :) They're very gentle & I personally love everything about 'em. They're surely welcome any time here,always. :)
March 20, 2009 09:32:00 LOL   Yes, Mr Keidel, that is where my bees are coming from is his apairy. As there is very little for the bees to work this early in the spring they found that my bird feeders have a lot of pollen mixed in with the seed; plus the fact there is a lot of corn pollen as well so they have found the feeders a handy feeding place. More power to them. Good news and bad news. The bees keep the squirrels away but they also keep most of the birds away.
March 19, 2009 22:32:55 Grumpy Ernst Keidel Going north from Masonville, there is a very nice gazebo on Route 8, shortly after you have passed the Firehouse/Library area. Look closely, that gazebo person has several beehive boxes quite visible from the road.
March 18, 2009 22:31:16 bertimouse   There are LOADS of honey bees that swarm around the wet areas around our house: they don't seem to belong to anyone around here - closest "beekeeper" we know of lives on route 28 going down towards Oneonta...funny you should mention this LOL;was just thinking yesterday that someone would LOVE these honeybees as we thought they were all dying out?-Not here in Masonville for sure! :) :) -Maybe we should be contacting someone official about this supposed abnormality?
March 17, 2009 15:06:54 LOL   Need someone in the Masonville area who is good at bee-lining. I have numerous honey bees around me feeding at the bird feeders. Too many to be random. I don't seem to locate the hive. The only bee keeper I am familiar is across the valley from me and they may be his but then again there be a swarm nearby me.
March 13, 2009 22:46:13 bertimouse   Hi LOL, that's pretty cool that you have all those bird types at your neck of the some advice for you about attracting purple martins but it sounds kind of crazy...Apparently there is a "casette sound track tape" that you can buy & in early March you broadcast it outside in the very early morning to attract the migrating martins...they hear the calls & land instead of flying by...I've read that they like large open fields near large ponds & like to nest together up high(at least 12' high poles for their "hotels")-We've always wanted to build one of them. -Do you get "Birds & Blooms" magazine? It's a favorite here. Good luck with the purple marlin house & we haven't seen any red-breasted nuthatches,that's Way Cool. Starlings we don't care for-ERR;gotta restrain the worser half from shooting them.-Have you heard their story? Someone imported something like 100 of 'em from England about 100 years ago? Those nasty foreign,imported birds are aggressive & have wiped out the native birds all over the place.-Kinda like what we did to the Native Americans. -Maybe we should develop a recipe for "Starling Pie" soon eh? heh heh. OK I'll stop. Happy bird watching this weekend.
March 12, 2009 19:24:22 LOL   Bertimouse I have several Bluebird houses that are occupied every year. I am in the process of building a purple martin house in the hopes it will attract some over the next couple of years. So far I have seen, this spring, cardinals, hairy woodpeckers, titmice, jays, grossbeaks, sparrows, chickadees, siskins, catbirds, doves, robins, red breasted nuthatch,starling, red winged blackbird,junco,redpol and common crossbill.
March 12, 2009 19:02:06 bertimouse   Hi LOL, My you certainly know your scriptures; I've read the bible cover to cover four times but can't quote anything anymore like we used to have to as kids...LOVE your trippy video idea! How many native bluebirds have you counted in your neck of the woods? We've got several here, along with cardinals, nuthatches, juncos, goldfinches, chickadees, swallows, woodpeckers, owls, sparrows, robins, mockingbirds, hummingbirds, pheasant & turkeys of course. Has anyone seen purple martins around these parts? -Haven't seen any of them yet. They're great birds; like swallows can eat 1200 bad bugs an hour! :)
March 12, 2009 15:34:30 LOL   I have rigged a very good video camera to a special bird feeder in my yard. I have it rigged so it trips and records for 60 seconds shen it senses movement at the feeder. It then records to a computer set up for the purpose. It is amazing and wonderful how many types of birds we have in the Masonville area; along with visits from squirrels, gray, red and flying. I am now rigging a light so, hopefully, I might get a video of a bear trying to rob the feeder at night.
March 12, 2009 12:20:30 LOL   Bertimouse you state in you posting, "The Bible NEVER mentions Embryos just says LET THERE BE LIFE." True the Bible never uses the word "Embryos or Embryo" as they are medical terms; but, you might want to look closer at what the Bible DOES say about the unborn. The term Womb is used at least 71 times in the Bible and the womb contains the Embryo. I have taken the liberty of posting just a few of those references. Gen 25:23 KJV - "And the LORD said unto her, Two nations [are] in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and [the one] people shall be stronger than [the other] people; and the elder shall serve the younger." Gen 25:24 KJV - "And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, [there were] twins in her womb." Job 31:15 KJV - "Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not one fashion us in the womb?" Psa 127:3 KJV - "Lo, children [are] an heritage of the LORD: [and] the fruit of the womb [is his] reward." Psa 139:13 KJV - "For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb." Ecc 11:5 KJV - "As thou knowest not what [is] the way of the spirit, [nor] how the bones [do grow] in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all." Isa 44:2 KJV - "Thus saith the LORD that made thee, and formed thee from the womb, [which] will help thee; Fear not, O Jacob, my servant; and thou, Jesurun, whom I have chosen." Jer 1:5 KJV - "Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, [and] I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations." Hsa 12:3 KJV - "He took his brother by the heel in the womb, and by his strength he had power with God:" Luk 1:31 KJV - "And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS." Luk 1:41 KJV - "And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:" Luk 1:44 KJV - "For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy."
March 11, 2009 23:08:09 bertimouse   i.e. - Not US,nor the U.S. despite ALL of the wheelings & dealings that we ALL are so very proud of ourselves for doing. In the end;GOD RULES - WHOM NO ONE OF US has the right nor privilege to speak for. GOD GIVES US ALL the will & right to choose everything in our lives."In God We Trust",remember? Look closely at the dwindling change everyday in your wallet for that prayer. Amen.
March 11, 2009 22:43:57 bertimouse   President Obama has lifted 8 YRS of DELAY to use Embryos currently thrown out in the GARBAGE. WHO does that serve? Want to see Embryos see new life that they otherwise wouldn't? -Just watch NOW. The Bible NEVER mentions Embryos just says LET THERE BE LIFE. Interpret it how you will. Me & my folks decided that this benefits MORE of ALL of GOD'S CHILDREN. LOL & all others against this are just paranoid & really don't have enough faith in GOD to direct Man's ability to be directed by God. Get it? Peace Yall. All really will be well as who do you think is in control anyway, eh?
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