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August 27, 2013 08:51:08 okay   still do not know who is running for the offices in Masonville this year, guess that mean we keep the great people we now have and are doing a very good job for our town and all of us.
August 27, 2013 08:40:24 okay   Still have not heard who is running for offices in Masonville. Sounds like we will be keeping the ones who are proven to do a good job for us, this is good news, maybe it will keep some in town from making fools of themselves again.
August 27, 2013 00:34:13 what?   My neighbors, from New Jersey and the big New York, of whom I have utmost respect for, they are good honest hard working people who we all have welcomed into our little community, came to Masonville for the same reasons our forefathers came to America for, FREEDOM, not rules and regulations.
August 27, 2013 00:00:25 what?   "Get a life", I didn't move here, my family has been here for many generations, and to the best of my knowledge has never been on the town board, or politics in general, heck the majority of them do not even vote! I just want to repost your post so the people can read it again, because I believe it is important and pertinent, "I don't feel that I should pay for others to have family fun day. Why should we have a town park or pavilion? If you want to have a family gathering do it at your house or at a place like Oquaga. if you don't want your kids hanging out then do things with them. Take them to hang with their friends like most parents in Masonville had to do for generations.", thank you 'Get a life', who ever you are.
August 26, 2013 22:33:17 cabin fever   Jack Butts was much like Mike!!!!
August 26, 2013 21:52:18 Voter 3   Dear Local...Yes, I think we should build new parks, pass more zoning, cater to the anti-everything crowd and sit back and pay for it all....NOT! You Masonville 1st guys keep making my case for are good spokespeople for me and my position! Ex-Observer - Love your definition of "local" gotta maintain a good sense of humor while contributing to this site!
August 26, 2013 21:33:25 Mike Supporter   You mean speak out of both sides of his mouth Jack? I have never met a more savory politician. He would tell one person what they wanted to hear and then tell another the complete opposite. Our current Supervisor is a \"you get what you see guy\". Sometimes a little rough around the edges with some colorful language but at least you know what you are of us commoners, and a conservative businessman to boot with a heart of gold for our Town! I am sticking with a sure bet that I know will not jerk me (or the Town) around!
August 26, 2013 19:04:29 Long time Resident   Boy I wish Jack was still in office
August 26, 2013 16:47:40 resident   I agree we should hear from the candidates. what is there reason for wanting to run for office?
August 26, 2013 15:39:25 Get a life   I moved here to be in the country. I don't feel that I should pay for others to have family fun day. Why should we have a town park or pavilion? If you want to have a family gathering do it at your house or at a place like Oquaga. if you don't want your kids hanging out then do things with them. Take them to hang with their friends like most parents in Masonville had to do for generations.
August 26, 2013 15:19:54 resident   Voter3 you hit the nail on the head. We need board memebrs who have been here for generations. We don't want a board that does any more than absolutely necesary. Let change happen somewhere else. No newfangled "progressive" ideas for our town thank you. Stick with the long time incumbents.
August 26, 2013 14:59:37 EX Observer   Long Time Resident - The definition of a "local" is anyone who agrees with me.
August 26, 2013 12:00:06 local   Voter 3 I must be a moron because what you are stating will not benifit Masonville in the future. This board had it's time to bring Masonville forward.And they failed. I have lived in this town over 40 years. we lost our school, we do not have a town park people complain about the children hanging out in front of the store and on the streets this board does not care we do not have a community center owned by the people, A pavilion we can call our own to have family rerunions and to invite the community to have a community picnic. The Libary parking lot is a discrace board does not care most of the side walks are beyond repair all the board wants to do is push the responsibilty to the home owner the board does not care. Again do not let them bully you are scare you not to vote for someone who is not on the board or is a so called local( vote the person who cares about the town not because they were born here) it is called democrocy and it would be great to see the board openly debate a issue instead of all agreeing all the time. Voter 3 it sounds like your corner stones are cracking people vote for whom you want and vote your beleifs.
August 26, 2013 07:44:33 Voter 3   Masonville is full of great people, some generational and some new. The common denominator appears to be that MOST of ALL the residents believe the Town should stay traditional and not interfere with property owners rights or create new restrictive/oppressive laws. This message was delivered loud and clear during the last election and I am sure it will be deilvered again. Masonville people like their freedom and do not support oppressive regulations and zoning or the snotty attitudes (if you dont agree with me you must be a moron) of the Masonville 1st group.
August 25, 2013 23:18:23 what?   Hmm, isn't the U.S. a democratic society that votes for our elected officials? It doesn't matter if you have lived in Masonville a couple years or a couple generations, if your ideas of how the town should be run is supported by the majority, well then guess what? you get elected. If not, oh well, the people have spoken. And being it's somewhat of a free country still, you do have the right to complain if you wish, just don't complain about the current regime if you do not want to be put on Obama's list, the Obama administration is lying and spying, google 'NSA spies on US citizens', our Constitution is continually being trampled on by the Obama regime.
August 25, 2013 22:16:18 long time resident   someone please define local? How long do you have to live here to become one? Its pretty sad that one of our board members has openly said that is it better that the board consist of all locals? We live in a world today where prejudice is at the forefront of society. It is time to put this prejudice aside. The people that are here want to be here and their opinions should be heard and considered. The fact that they are not longtime residents or generations of founding families should not beheld against them. Open your minds and take suggestions that are made because we are all people who deserve that right, whether we have lived in the town for two years, 30 years or for generations.
August 25, 2013 21:56:52 Voter 3   I agree with Jeri...I have plenty of good friends from NYC and appreciate their contributions to our Town...they pay taxes just like the rest of us. The problem is that we now have a minority (masonville 1st and the like) that think we are a bunch of bumpkins who cannot think for ourselves...if we dont agree with them we are ignorant or greedy or both! Robert Beards post speaks for itself...I rest my case!
August 25, 2013 20:09:15 Mormon Hollow Farm Jeri Brayman   Resident , those were NOT my words, I said we need people who are willing to attend our meetings and learn what is going on and it does not matter where you live or where you did live!!!! I have very dear friends from NYC that I would trust my life with and would do anything for them.
August 25, 2013 14:14:41 resident   Jeri Brayman stopped by my place and I completely agree with her. She says we don't need no city people running OUR town. Just living here a dozen years or so and having college degrees doesn't mean they are qualified to be on the town board. They should just mind their own business.
August 25, 2013 09:28:29 objective voter   Mr. Beards,, the right to farm law has been in Delaware County for years and was only updated this year to keep it current, this is just something that needs to be done and if you attended meetings you would realize it has nothing to do with Masonville 1st nor gas drilling. Voter 3, many in Masonville agree with you.
August 24, 2013 22:30:16 Robert Beards   By the way, the effort required to "adapt" Tom's law would require all of two hours, maybe an afternoon if your slow at cutting and pasting. Great year's work, board!
August 24, 2013 22:26:57 Robert Beards   I'm not a regular here but was told that some folks on this board were starting to spread some bs about Masonville 1st. So here I am to clear some stuff up for you all. Last year Masonville 1st candidates went door-to-door, meeting residents and getting their thoughts. We're sorry we couldn't get to everyone, but we enjoyed meeting many voters. Marie correctly predicted that the encumbant candidates would do virtually nothing beyond the minimum required, and that if anything was done, they would have the gas industry write our town laws. The "Right to Farm Law" was in fact, written by Tom Shepstone, Campaign Director for Energy In Depth's Northeast Marcellus Initiative (a major gas industry lobbying group) and the original draft can be found in the Masonville Comprehensive Plan of 2008, Appendix B. Go ask Pam for a copy, and then compare it line by line with the Right to Farm Law, allegedly written by the board. It seems to us that this law has been put on the books so that the right to mine can be easily added back in later. We have not needed this "important" law for our entire 200 year history. We have no zoning blocking farmers, or anyone else for that matter from doing what they need to do, so this was never even an issue. Farmers farm when they can, we all know that.
August 24, 2013 20:42:08 Voter 3   What's so big about the right to farm law??? Again, some people are completely out of touch! Masonville 1st promises progrssive change...I dont want progressive change! I want to maintain our traditional values, land-owner rights and not cater to the minority or their sill out-of touch debates! Bottom line is we have a solid board now that uphold these values; (3) farmers and (2) businessmen...all cornerstones of our Town. Aside from the Supervisor, who has been a Town resident for decades, all of the Board members have generations of roots in this Town. They know what is best and progressive change is not it! The last masonville 1st group thought their progressive message would be well received and found out differently...
August 24, 2013 18:53:24 Observer   Neither me nor nobody I know ever heard anything about anyone complaining about farming. But i guess its a good thing we rushed that law thru before the complaining started
August 24, 2013 17:52:02 Yes   If you were a farmer you would know how important it is to have a current and up to date right to farm law. We need to protect farms from people objecting to the hours farmers work, whether it be early in the morning or late at night. It is not an 8-5 job with weekends off and paid holidays, farming is a chosen profession that requires long hours, but you spend time with your family doing most everything together. So yes, the right to farm law is very important , not something that makes it look like the board is doing something, and work does go into putting certain things into it. Once again, How can people complain if they do not attend meetings and voice their opinions in a quiet matter?
August 24, 2013 17:13:33 voter   I cant really blame anyone for not going to town meetings because our current board doesn't actually do ANYTHING more than is the minimum necessary to keep up the appearance of running a town (and collect their pay). Read the minutes and you'll see. There's ABSOLUTELY NOTHING being considered at all. All they did this year was pass a "right to farm" thing - and nobody knows why we needed that. Maybe just so they can say they did something. There's no reports from active comittees, no planning for the future, no nothing. Just biding their time till they get bought out by big gas companies I guess. When Masonville 1st people show up at meetings at least there's some sort of debate. I say they should get a shot.
August 24, 2013 09:05:49 Masonville land owner   What exactly has the board done that is so terrible? I have read all of the town board minutes for the past year and not ONE of Masonville 1st members have attended more than 3 meetings, so tell me, how do they know how to run our town???? Also, how qualified are they if there is not enough time to attend the meetings, let alone do the behind the scenes work that is required for the job?
August 24, 2013 07:10:17 Local   After seeing what was promised at last election and it was just businesses as usual I will be voting for anyone who is not a incumbent. The infrastructure has been slowly going down hill and no one on the board cares. 1 member only cares about friends and family. do not let the existing board bully you into thinking that anyone running will ruin Masonville. Masonville is being destroyed slowly by the inactive town board all they are yes people they do not think on their own.
August 23, 2013 23:20:16 what?   Last post was not what?, people just can't think for themselves. voter3, I hear you, and I bet those 'masonville first' members voted for Obama and then protested at his short stop for liberals in Binghamton where he pledged to spend more taxpayer money as he read his teleprompter.
August 23, 2013 15:19:12 what   Im with you voter3, never too early to sling mud! Nobody cares how acurate your facts are either as long as we win again
August 23, 2013 14:51:35 voter3   The members of Masonville 1st are running again...same people who want more regulations, moritoriums and laws telling you what you can or cannot do on your own property! They got beat pretty bad last time as the residents of Masonville spoke loud and clear...guess they didnt learn from that so here they are again...
August 23, 2013 08:19:43 Voter   I heard town clerk as well I also heard that all seats are being challenged. that is good for the town ythe board is very stagnet and it needs life.
August 23, 2013 07:58:20 voter too   I understand that someone is running for our town supervisor does anyone know who?
August 22, 2013 10:46:13 EX Observer   EX Voter - I would not walk across the street to see or hear Nobama.
August 21, 2013 22:24:19 bertimouse   Obama tickets were 4 Free but R being sold $1-$800 2day. Yah like no one is excited.2 bad he wont visit here.LOL would he hear(alot)Here!
August 21, 2013 21:52:59 bertimouse   Yah I know, I broke the 255 character max limit rule. I tried Hard to cut it short but much just Had to be said, sorry for the Long Post yall. Have a great wknd. Looks like a top 10 one weather-wise. :)
August 21, 2013 21:48:12 bertimouse   Gas Fracking in NYS=Poisoned Water,Air&Earth&Devalued Property!Gas Fracking for Natural Gas(which btw isnt 4 us) THE GAINS ARE: 1.Large landowners who care nothing 4 small neighbors;they get 3-6K per acre 4 10 yrs,no control over dar land:Many Legal Pitfalls;most dont care cause d dollar signs b in dar Eyes. 2.Local towns now with service support industry;i.e.DELHI(TOM is NOT):updated zoning,multiple restaurants,hotels,etc. 3.Employment 4 staff 2 man the new low-wage service industry:restaurants,hotels,etc.(High-paying jobs: truckers,drill crews,heavy equip.crews,etc. R Always Experienced,Corp.Employees Imported from MO,TX,LA,GA& TN.) 4.It would force NYS to hire more DEP&DEC Environmental workers to inspect&enforce NYS current laws. 5.It would Learn everyone Quick:how NOT to treat your Environment. 6.It would activate Many Folks who just thought this would not affect them. THE CONS: 1.Local towns still have to maintain THEIR OWN ROADS& Judging from the WhoHa Here re:TOM HWY Dept;LOL MEN, how D L do U ALL think theyll b able to keep up w the increased traffic from tri-axle trucks>80,000# everyday,24/7,EH?!? 2.NO ONE will want to buy ANY Land anywhere Near Gas Fracking in NYS in the Future,so where will our Children Go Now? 3.Once the Water&Earth are Poisoned Here,tell me How Can We Farm our Land with any Conscience?Where will Our Chickens, Turkeys, Hogs,Goats,Sheep,Horses&Cows Drink? 4.Once the Air is Poisoned,how can the trees,plants,birds&animals&those of us with breathing issues live any better? 5.HOW will The ALMIGHTY DOLLAR to some Greedy Few-trickle Down to Benefit All Of Us in NYS in the Long Term,from this process invented by HALLIBURTON:the Worlds Largest Oilfield Services Co? 5.Yall Truly Need 2 WAKE UP.We Still have the Power 2 Save NewYorkState!Other States have already been&R being destroyed as U read this.I SAY:NOT MY Beloved New York State:NOT NOW,NOT EVER! NYS STILL HAS MILLIONS OF $ TO GRANT LARGE LAND OWNERS FOR BUSINESSES. 6.ASK,& YOU SHALL RECEIVE. I know.Ive seen it happen in Delaware County.U DONT need to sell out,anytime,anywhere in NYS now.-Will forward info to anyone interested.TOM should do this not me though,duh.
August 21, 2013 21:29:38 what?   Unless EX Observer is a student, faculty or staff of Binghamton University, and a liberal, and wins a ticket through a online lottery ( Obama's NSA 'Thought Police' has the records of every person in the US that talks on their cell, phone, internet, email, facebook, etc., so whoever they think might ask Obama hard questions based on this info is out,no ticket, and if you don't believe this google NSA spies on US citizens) So Ex Observer is not going to get a ticket, only "low information" Obama voters will. It is reported that Obama is going to talk about spending more taxpayer money that our grand-kids will owe, in part borrowed from China.
August 21, 2013 13:16:59 Ex voter   Ex Observer it sounds like you got your ticket to sit with Obama on Fri.
August 21, 2013 12:24:47 EX Observer   Television - An instrument of mind control. Allows one to sit with a beer in their hand and completely empty their mind of anything worthwhile. It allows the user to lapse into a catatonic state where trash is used to replace anything worthwhile in the brain. The average "drama" on TV consists of sex, violence, sex, ridiculous plots, sex. All actors and actresses must be good looking and all females must expose as much cleavage and buttocks as possible. i.e. the totally ridiculous, idiotic and unreal program called "Miami CSI. If one to take that program at all seriously they would have to conclude the criteria for working at CSI in Miami would depend totally on *CENSORED* and buttocks for the females and muscular rugged good looks for males with the exception of a police officer. Of course the "Boss" is a challenge to Einstein and NEVER NEVER stymied in a case. In order to enjoy and understand the so-called comedies on TV on must attune their minds to following the prompts. If the canned laughter indicates it is humorous the watcher must laugh at that spot. The comedy on TV will consist of sex, impossible situations, sex, ridicule of someone, sex. All females on comedies must be total idiots, but must expose as much flesh as possible. and "news" of course must, at all costs, reflect the political leanings of the company that owns the TV production. And must, at all costs, never offend the sponsor of the news program and once again all female newscasters must expose as much flesh as possible.
August 21, 2013 08:55:38 what?   "Cuomo will appear with the president in Buffalo, but not in Syracuse and Binghamton, where fracking is a big issue and people might get upset with him."ODS Huh, must be Cuomo doesn't know the majority of the state is upset with him, because of his assaults on the Constitution. Obama isn't well liked either. Where is Obama going to speak? At Binghamton University, liberal democrat student$ and taxpayer funded $taff ONLY are aloud in. Obama doesn't want to talk to the public.
August 20, 2013 14:51:12 Pamela Walker-Masonville Town Clerk To W Hardy and family I got calls on your dog which at the time did not know it was yours. But I read your post on here and then knew it was. Gave your number out and as i can see you got your lucky back. Thank you for this site and your post it helped you and your family get your dog back. PLEASE to everyone else please call (me) Masonville Town Clerk. I get many calls on dogs. HAPPY ENDING
August 20, 2013 13:16:39 what?   Don't trust anything uhObama or his teleprompter says.Domestically and internationally Obama is viewed as dishonest, intrusive, petty, vindictive.Obama's assaults on the Constitution deserve no respect. We feel violated. We feel vulnerable. We feel betrayed.The American people of this once free nation believe, by and large, that the president is a LIAR and is willing to leverage the power of government agencies to target and punish political foes, according to CBS News: polls, new poll from Bloomberg News. Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll.
August 20, 2013 11:36:23 enough   Ex Observer Obama is going to push natural gas exploration we need the jobs and tax relief in our area. Coumo does not have the guts to travel with the president and help make new york a bettor place and a finacial secure community. We need for our land and home owners to start getting their share of this naturel gas windfall. Wouldn't it be nice to have some millionaires living in our community as they are thriving in Penn.
August 19, 2013 21:06:21 masonville taxpayer   who is running for our town offices this year
August 19, 2013 15:19:48 EX Observer   Voter - I sure pray that was sarcasm!
August 19, 2013 08:23:54 Voter   Let's all get out with our flags and signs this week as our great president travels through the are with our Governor. Lets thank them for making New York and America a great place to work and live.
August 18, 2013 08:36:03 Be open minded   For someone who claims to care so much for the environment it seems berti mouse is ready to throw the rest of the country under the bus. I'm sure they have never even seen FRACKNATION and listened to the other side of the story.
August 18, 2013 08:31:32 Is it fracing or fracking?   But before it made national headlines, sparked rallies or was used in television shows, it went by a different name. Or, more accurately, a different spelling: “Fracing.” One C. No K. A few folks, seeking to clarify the pronunciation, used “fraccing.” Two Cs. No K. Barnett Shale-based blogger and activist Sharon Wilson recently set out to track down the founder of “fracking.” Wilson eventually fingered Lisa Sumi as the originator of the K-based spelling. In 2004, Sumi joined Earthworks’ Oil and Gas Accountability Project. She took on a research report about the then-relatively unrenowned method for extracting oil and natural gas. The documents she read about hydraulic fracturing shortened the term to “fracing.” “In my own head, I immediately started spelling it with a K,” she said. “It rhymed with cracking. For me it was purely grammatical.” Sumi said it took her two years to convince the folks at Earthworks to add a K to their spelling of the term. She had no idea the K would become a political powder keg. As public awareness of hydrofracturing has gained popularity, so has that alternate spelling and the political rancor around the K. Stalwarts cling to tradition, saying “fracking” sounds too much like a curse word and has been made into the rallying cry of environmentalist opponents. But many in the oil and gas industry have accepted linguistic authority and switched spellings.
August 18, 2013 01:14:22 bertimouse   2 ALL MY TOM NEIGHBORS: It Would Be A Monumental& Wonderful Thing IF ONLY NEW YORK STATE would just STAND UP&SAY NO!To Gas Fracking IN ALL OF OUR STATE!-JUST SAY NO!NY!We R STRONG&PROUD&DONT need any more Pollution 2 R WATERS!KEEP GAS DRILLING IN PA&TEXAS&ELSEWHERE.Weve got to Protect Our Water&Wildlife.
August 18, 2013 00:30:33 bertimouse   Dear FrackNation:Whats Really SCARRY is that U say-WE BROKE THE NEWS.LOL without quoting who the F.U R.U say We Pointed Out-What?WHO R U without quotes?WHO,WHO R U!As the WHO song says,eh?FRACKING Should NEVER-BE- Allowed in NEW YORK STATE.We are All Strong Here&Have the BEST WATER in the COUNTRY to Feed our Millions,Get IT?WHY WOULD WE ALLOW ANYONE TO FOOK WITH OUR UNDERGROUND WATER,EVER,Eh? Friends of Gas Drilling Are Friends of Poisoned Water Forever.Put That in Your Pipe to Smoke on for awhile&think about,eh?
August 17, 2013 23:47:16 bertimouse   Bill&Amie:Whey,eh?Been there done that.SO GREAT TO KNOW THAT YUR DOG IS BACK!Safe&Sound.God Bless&Nice2know that Prayer Always Helps. :)
August 17, 2013 15:38:26 W Hardy Thanks to all we have been reunited with our dog Lucy. Again Thank you for your help Bill & Aimee
August 17, 2013 13:02:49 FrackNation   - It's LeaseGate! We broke the news that the premise of Gasland was false. Josh Fox claimed in Gasland that a gas company sent him a lease out of the blue. He rejected it and started investigating fracking.   In FrackNation we pointed out that the lease he shows in Gasland was a draft document created by a farmers group--Northern Wayne Property Owners Alliance (NWPOA). It wasn't a real lease. Lie #1.   Under pressure in a recent interview with Aspen Public Radio Fox now claims he was part of the NWPOA group involved in drawing up the lease but dropped out just before signing.   If this is true it's a major change in the story. He negotiated with a gas company! But the NWPOA say he was NEVER a member of their alliance. Lie #2.  
August 17, 2013 08:22:23 Pet Lover   Hardy's. Also check Delhi Humane Soc. 746-3080. You never know where your dog may have been taken. Check with Mike Ellis, our Masonville dog controller. Norwich SPCA # is: 334-9724. Not sure if Trout creek still has a dog control you may want to find out. It use to be Pat Backus. Good Luck. I hope your dog is home safe as I am posting this!
August 16, 2013 21:02:01 bertimouse   Masonville land owner: The Primary Election is Tuesday, September 10,2013.You must be NYS resident enrolled in a party having a Primary&a Resident Voter.General Election is Tuesday,November 5,2013, polls open 6am-9pm at the TOM Town Hall which is District001&whatever Ward#ur in.If U dont know whos running just shows-oh forget about it-dont get me started.FIND IT OUT URSELF if ur so interested.
August 16, 2013 20:22:55 bertimouse   Dear B&W Hardy: Will be on the Lookout for you,not to worry your dog will be found.Also check the Sidney Shelter.
August 16, 2013 19:54:13 Masonville land owner   Who is running for office?
August 16, 2013 19:21:35 W Hardy Lost White with brown spots English Springer Dog on Cummings Rd 8/16 in the afternoon Kids heartbroken please call if seen 265 3528 Thank you Bill & Aimee Hardy
August 16, 2013 11:20:39 Voter   I hear that there is a few people running for office this November. Should be a great election and a good time to exercise your right to vote. Lets vote to make Masonville a bettor place.
August 14, 2013 22:22:07 bertimouse   Hi what? Nope.Was working hard just before the big family campout:yeha!Saw 2 nice shooting stars last wknd though.Starry nights&a GREAT TIME was had by all.THIS is what I Live for&Love.Its a real Shame that more Folks dont realize the Impact they do on this Earth &thats what weve been fighting for since the First EARTH DAY in 1970.Planet Earth is the Only home we have,you know?
August 14, 2013 21:57:47 bertimouse   Ex Observer:You Bet!2Protect our Childrens Future from Folks now that R Greedy&Clueless&dont give a Rats BUT re:Damage Done all around R planet to Natural Environments&Heritage.Have u seen any MONARCH BUTTERFLIES?All Mostly GONE NOW=their forest-grounds (via National Geographic 2009 article)were cut down. Need MORE Evidence WE ARE KILLING OUR PLANET?WAKE UP PLS!
August 13, 2013 11:34:32 EX Observer   OH MY WORD!!! More regulations you want? You mean you want the town to pass a law banning the use of my 800 million candlepower carbon arc searchlight I keep lit and point upward each night? How else am I going to protect myself from UFO's? How about a regulation banning the use of headlights and taillights at night in the town of Masonville. I am getting old and they bother me when I am driving at night. I am also all for banning porch lights as they tend to light up my lawn and the spiders are complaining. And how about those lightening bugs? I tried to see the meteor shower the other night and the lightening bugs made it almost impossible. Some of the nonsense ones reads in this forum. LOL
August 13, 2013 00:56:42 what?   Berti, did you see the Perseid Meteor Shower the last couple of nights? 'Falling stars' all night. Hard to see if you live where it is all 'lit up'.
August 13, 2013 00:04:37 bertimouse   About STAR VIEWING:The TOM board should Pass Regs soon regarding NIGHT LIGHTING:None facing UP towards the Sky!We Love to stare UP at OUR Big,Beautiful Milky Way from our driveway.The More Lights that Point Up in the Sky,the Less we can see.Look at Sidney&Oneonta Right Now=Blah.PBS has a GREAT SHOW re:Night-Light Pollution;Very Cool.So Turn YUR Lights OFF to not only see the Stars but to ALSO help out all the birds&bugs& turtles&frogs who need the Dark to survive,Eh?Thanks.
August 12, 2013 23:32:27 bertimouse   Dear bsandieb: The post by Resonable on 7-30 in response to your concerns are The Most Accurate. Talk to the TOM=Town Of Masonville;Highway Dept.Superintendent Yourself to get the Real Deal about where U R thinking of living-NOT what Anyone Here or Any real estate agent tells you before you buy.Best Of Luck To You,Future Neighbor,Yes?Masonville is one of the Top 10 star-viewing sites in NYS,did U know that? :)
August 12, 2013 18:39:39 EX Observer   In 1924 the then Governor of PA actually sentenced a dog named \"Pep\" to life in prison at Eastern State Penitentiary for killing the governor\'s wife\'s favorite cat and the dog spent the rest of his days in the prison.
August 11, 2013 08:00:43 Children Given Gag Order.. Fracking Suite.. by Beth Greenfield Aug 2013   FOOD for THOUGHT: Two Pennsylvania children have been banned from talking about shale gas drilling, or fracking, for what appears to be the rest of their lives by the terms of a legal settlement reached between their parents, and three oil and gas companies who lead drilling operations at the state’s Marcellus Shale. The family had been living on a 10-acre farm in Mount Pleasant when they brought a lawsuit against Range Resources, Williams Gas/Laurel Mountain Midstream and Mark-West Energy. They claimed that the adjacent Marcellus Shale operations damaged the health of their family, including their children, then 7 and 10, by causing burning eyes, sore throats, headaches and earaches. They also claimed operations contaminated their drinking water and rendered their property worthless. They had purchased it in 2005, unknowingly inheriting a lease with Range Resources. Soon after the family built their house in 2007, gas wells, access roads, a gas-processing facility and compressor stations were constructed on bordering properties, bringing with them noise, lights and emissions, according to reports. The hearing transcript about the children’s gag order, ordered public by a judge along with the other court records last week...
August 11, 2013 01:02:53 what?   voter,I think it was a sarcastic remark if it came from the real 'Observer', otherwise it was targeted to nobody because there is only a few people that are living on that road, (someone is being a do*chebag.). A couple of us have had our post 'alias's' hacked by people that have no creativity. Is Masonville a place to live?, well I live here and probably always will. But I can't recommend it, because NY is run by Liberals who do not care about the United States Constitution. And the taxes are higher than anywhere in our use to be free country because of the Liberal Democrat party. NY is a place to move out of. And don't think about having a fire arm to hunt or protect yourself with in NY unless you are willing to comply with Liberal Democrat Cuomo and Obama's new gun 'laws', clip, and ammo bans!! And don't think this wont happen, NY Gov. Cuomo said "confiscation could be a option", and Obama's administration said " Mr. and Mrs. America, turn ‘em all in", ".
August 10, 2013 16:08:40 voter   Observer, what makes Mormon Hollow Rd the place to live?
August 10, 2013 15:06:00 cabin fever   Fer sure,went up Beech Hill to the park and all the town roads are freshly paved.Those people haven't seen smooth roads for years,now they will see speeders!!!!
August 10, 2013 10:43:51 resident of masonville   All who are complaining, where do you live, all roads seem to be improving over the past few years and getting better as time goes on.
August 08, 2013 20:46:33 resident of masonville   Observer and Me, Yes Parker Hollow and Mormon Hollow are both the places to live.
August 08, 2013 13:53:26 me   Parker Hollow is also a very nice place to live.
August 08, 2013 12:27:12 EX Observer   HOW NOT TO RUN A GARAGE SALE: 1. Put out a "Garage Sale Sign". 2. Put Merchandise on display. 3. Have a bunch of people standing in and outside of your garage sale. 4. Tell people who stop and ask about article for sale, " Come back tomorrow". Is this the way all garage sales are run in Masonville? LOL
August 08, 2013 11:03:02 opinion   All places in Masonville are great places to live.
August 06, 2013 16:31:17 Observer   Come on cabin fever everyone know its Mormon Hollow is where you want to live
August 05, 2013 16:49:58 cabin fever   Buy on Steam Mill,must be politics! It will be a speedway when complete,for now already huge improvements.
August 05, 2013 14:01:24 What%   I should have said run over not kill. My apologies. Bad carma.
August 05, 2013 13:56:56 What%   another tax payer what are you talking about killing children and animals.
August 05, 2013 07:56:11 Taxpayer.   Another taxpayer how does that change the poor condition of the roads?
August 05, 2013 07:31:15 another tax payer   Or learn how to drive according to the road conditions. You don't drive the same on a nice sunny day as you do on snow and ice do you? I've rode with people who would hit the same pothole every day instead of moving over six inches. Those same people are the ones who would likely hit your dog or your child without trying to avoid a accident.
August 05, 2013 05:13:35 Tax Payer   Masonville is a great place to live except for the conditions of the town roads. If you plan on buying here buy on county and state maintained roads or you will destroy your vechile.
August 03, 2013 15:29:42 Looking for land to   Bono.sandi hope your not planning to pay that amount for the land I also looked at it and it is only worth about 1k 12hunundred a acre A couple of pieces on steam mill sold for 1k an acre don't let the real estate fool you they want there money .you will never get your money out of it
August 03, 2013 09:11:21 cabin fever   Old Fa-rt will not read anyones post,he just complains! As old post have read Shears Rd. above the pavement is NOT a town road, it is a NYS truck trail. If my tax dollars pay to plow Shears then the crew should also do RT.8 and Rt.206 then do the city of Oneonta also.
August 03, 2013 08:25:03 Old Fa-rt   New comer to Masonville,just take a look at Shears rd,it is plowed to the end,of the pavement from there on those folks inthere are on their own,no plowing, welcome to Masonville!!
August 02, 2013 13:26:13 Reasonable   nothing like discouraging people from moving into Town. I really have to question some of the fine folks of our Town and their intentions...
August 02, 2013 02:16:29 what?   bsandieb; Just because it isn't paved to the end, it doesn't mean it isn't plowed to the end. Get a hold of the town Super and then make your decision.
August 01, 2013 18:35:21 a resident   bsandieb, I hope you do not take any info on this board as truth. It is nothing but a gossip column and is getting worse with the back stabbing. Too bad this has happened because it was started with good intentions. Good luck with your quest and welcome to Masonville.
August 01, 2013 11:17:57 EX Observer   Coming soon in the US: I had the opportunity to meet and speak at length with a man from Indonesia. He lives in Jakarta and is visiting the US on business. Indonesians are required to have a National ID card which is micro chipped and the card is required to travel within their own country. The government is able to know all about the carrier of the card and undoubtedly is able to track the card holder's location. Of course we in the US do not have a micro chipped National ID yet but our government would not be that open or honest about it. They gather the information they want about the citizens in other ways not as obvious. I think most people would be shocked at the intelligence gathering ability of Coumo's Storm Troopers. (Otherwise known as the NYS Police) They not only record the stops they make but unknown to most they take a picture of you. The Storm Trooper stops you on some pretext and asks for your license and registration. He knows all about you before he ever approaches your vehicle. He then asks a trap question. "Do you know why I stopped you?" If you say "no" you might be lying to a police officer. If you say "yes" you are confessing to a crime to a police officer. This country I was born in; raised in; and love is rapidly degrading into a police state and we sit by and do nothing.
August 01, 2013 10:37:32 EX Observer   "XKeyscore is the NSA's "widest reaching" system developing intelligence from computer networks – what the agency calls Digital Network Intelligence (DNI). One presentation claims the program covers "nearly everything a typical user does on the internet", including the content of emails, websites visited and searches, as well as their metadata." (From The Guardian Newspaper)
August 01, 2013 01:34:23 curious   me; okay-doke, sounds good to me, I was just wunderin.
August 01, 2013 01:04:06 me   Mr. Jones is paid to clean the town hall
July 31, 2013 05:22:04 Tax payer   bsandieb resoable is misleading you wait until you talk to Mr. Smith you want to talk about bull ship, enjoy that conversation. Try Jerry Breyman its more fun She runs the highway crew.
July 31, 2013 01:20:26 curious   Anyone know why Edson 'Spike' Jones is getten $80 a month for the last year or two from our town tax moneys? I be just a little curious, I'm sure there is a legitimate reason, but I would like to know and I don't want to go to no durn meeting to find out.
July 30, 2013 23:44:45 Reasonable   Getter Hill is plowed to the end of the road, however, you should call the highway superintendent to discuss further...Chuck Smith 607-265-3301. Dont listen to the nonsense on this board...speak to the source.
July 30, 2013 16:04:22 bsandieb Looking at a pc of land on top of getterhill rd- THE END of the road- I am concerned about some of these postings about taxes and maintaining the road- the realtor said it is plowed up to the end & it isn\'t even paved to the end- I just find it hard to believe- please let me know what I am missing before we make a very expensive mistake
July 29, 2013 11:53:23 Voter   Does anyone know what board members are up for re-election, and who is running?
July 28, 2013 08:44:10 me   good job, Grumpy. And all should appreciate what you do instead of complain.
July 27, 2013 11:47:39 Grumpy Ernst Keidel Curious, the June and July minutes are up. As soon as I get them, I forward them to the webmaster (BearPaws Webworks) in Binghamton. They publish when it\'s convenient and they have been paid!
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