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November 12, 2012 13:56:36 love to pay the state.   Confussed just walkin habd the court clerk all your cash youare as guilty as anbody i have heard wine like this. Confused you will defintly get points on your licence proberly 6 to 8 but that will be the least of your worries wait until you insurance finds out plus motor vechile assessement on top of ot all your screwed should have fixed it and you would not be in this mess bring a lawyer.
November 12, 2012 12:00:34 Confused   Has anyone had the opportunity to appear before the Masonville Justice Court? I am wondering if it is advisable to obtain legal representation before appearing before the court? I am scheduled to appear on a warrant for a non-working brake light. The last time I had to appear in a court to answer for a traffic crime I was about 24 years old and that was a long time ago; and as I remember I was fined $25 for not stopping at a stop sign. While I sent information that the brake light had been repaired within 24 hours of the crime I am still summoned before the court. I presume to pay a fine. I know these things today do not amount to a $25 fine but rather add points to ones license and incur driver responsibility fees each year and cause ones insurance to go up along with a very hefty fine and court costs and surcharges. I know town justice courts are established to generate revenue for the town; so what are my chances of getting out of there with my pockets empty?
November 12, 2012 08:23:21 also a Masonville homeowner   Beautiful day for remembering all of our veterans, and a big thank you to all.
November 11, 2012 23:40:54 what?   I don't remember who or where it was or what party affiliation, when the Obama stimulus money was doled out one state refused it. When asked why? you are going to hurt your chances of re-election with your constituents in your state, he replied, "I work for my state but we are all Americans" does anybody remember who or what state this was, Google isn't helping, it is biased.
November 11, 2012 23:31:14 what?   I second that bertimouse, we agree well said. I don't care what? 'they' say about grants. That's how $millions$ was wasted on Masonville and Sidney Center schools. "It was just 'grants', "if we don't use them we lose them",.IT IS STILL OUR HARD WORKING TAXPAYER MONEY$$!
November 11, 2012 22:08:07 bertimouse   Thanks What. Lets all Vote NO again to SCSD. Having read all the details about the proposed supposed "building project"? Theres no reason they cant deal with all that themselves with their OWN budget AND without scaring us all about a higher budget. The SCSD maintenance dept. just needs to get off their butts and develop a Regular building maintenance program, which includes their Boilers, their MHs, their Valves, their Electrical systems AND their Athletic Fields;DUH. When was the last time a member of the public ever even ASKED to see the SCSDs Regular Maintenance Program at a BOE mtg? Never. Nuff Said. Vote NO AGAIN Yall.
November 11, 2012 10:07:38 what?   With Obama's re-election good luck finding a job. Today, almost one in six Americans is on food stamps. Median household income is down $3,000.Forty seven million people living in poverty and an estimated 23 million either without jobs or underemployed. The National Association of Manufacturers and National Federation of Independent Business, 69% said the current president’s policies have hurt their business. Thousands of new regulations, that were put off until after the election are going to be hitting us all hard.Some of these regulations will increase gasoline prices, which the Obama administration did not want to do in the months leading up to the election.
November 11, 2012 05:12:26 work wanted   Above average salary.
November 11, 2012 05:10:45 work wanted   Does anyone know if the highway supertendent position is up for election this November.I need a job been laid off and I am qualified and need benfits.The position also has a above average salry for this area.
November 10, 2012 21:37:07 what?   The Sidney Board of Education has decided to bring back the capital project for a vote on January 15, 2013. The vote will take place from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm in the High School Lobby outside of the Auditorium.
November 10, 2012 15:16:31 Another voter   Speaking of voting! What ever happened to the school vote that was canceled due to "Sandy"?
November 10, 2012 13:32:02 just another voter   Nice to see all the candidates have taken signs down and the streets and roads are once again clear. Glad this year of voting is done and there is once again peace in our town.
November 10, 2012 08:43:13 Grumpy Ernst Keidel CDR.Keidel@gmail.com Thank you all for the well-wishes! Someone must have noticed my absence at the last board meeting. I have been suffering from an iron deficiency and that required weekly trips to the Albany VA Hospital for infusions. Add to that an eye operation on Wednesday and you can see that I have been an outpatient in Albany often. Naturally that requires four hours of driving time for each visit. Last time they said I seem to be getting my iron resolve back and won\'t have to come up again until March. My right eye is still a little tender but is improving. Thanks for caring!
November 10, 2012 08:34:43 resident of masonville   Is there nothing going on in the town of Masonville since election day?
November 09, 2012 15:18:31 what?   OHH! OK, berti was just borrowing my what?. I guess I'm wrong again, (maybe).
November 09, 2012 12:08:24 Observer   What? Read it again. I do not think Berti is referring to you. I think it is meant as an Exclamation!
November 09, 2012 10:03:49 voter   would you not think that someone from Masonville 1st would have shown for the board meeting? Guess the fun is over and they are really showing their concern for our town.
November 08, 2012 21:48:21 tommy klehr tklehr@yahoo.com bertimouse & Observer, Thank you both for your comments on the word \"pulchritude.\" Thank you also for taking the time to read what I posted. I know it is difficult to read lengthy posts here due to the lack of formatting.
November 08, 2012 21:17:46 what?   Come on Berti!,"What?After all the poison youve spread?" Name specifics if you want to be credible. I try to deal with plain simple facts, and my opinion as stated. The only time that I can remember being 'off' I apologized for my 'shooting off at the mouth' without the facts and Tony-CR-20 accepted my apology and invited me to a drink, which I hope to someday take him up on.
November 08, 2012 21:01:07 Observer   Raaaly now I felt the use of the word pulchritude was a very precocious and beguiling application of the English language :) LOL
November 08, 2012 20:40:46 bertimouse   Dear tommy K: Agree with your post on 11-6-12 at 9:50:47 but seriously Dude? To use the word "pulchritude" to describe the TOM's Beauty? Who the L do you think you R speaking to us here on this bulletin board with that er, term? Cant u just say A Beautiful Place To Live? Dear Observer: Regarding your post on 11-6-12 at 21:14:54:Hear Here! To John Galt: You say:"Lets let bygones be bygones and get back to the friendly culture that makes our town wonderful."-What?After all the poison youve spread? Dear Upset: we"Locals"have been living here with you sharing many of the same backgrounds and frustrations. Every year we watch our town and every year some try to gain political strength.It takes Everyone to Make Us Strong. Wish after this Election the Reps & the Dems would remember that but sadly - theyre back to their same old same old. To Conspiracy Theory: Love to see you be a Volunteer to help the Folks down on Staten Island right now.LOL. Grumpy: GET WELL SOON! :)
November 08, 2012 17:36:18 what?   Grumpy, I like what stand up comedian Demitry Martin said "I don't like 'Get Well Soon' cards. Forget THAT! How about 'Get well NOW!!!!!' " and thanks again for this site, it seems to be unique to Masonville, I've Googled other local towns to find something similar, and have found none.
November 08, 2012 11:05:20 Elaine Bradish   Hope you are doing better and can attend meetings again soon, I have missed several meetings myself because of an injury but hope to get going again soon.
November 08, 2012 10:57:13 Mormon Hollow Farm   Grumpy, hope you are feeling well soon, miss you at the meetings.
November 08, 2012 10:16:34 Observer   By the way. The owner of this board. A disabled American Veteran is not doing well health wise. Lets all post a get well message to "Grumpy". Hey Grumpy I am praying for your swift and complete recovery from whatever :)
November 08, 2012 10:13:37 Observer   Went to Town Board Meeting last evening. Arrived late but after the meeting I overheard a discussion concerning the "negative" effect of manufactured homes on the tax base. I was wondering just how long that would take to rear its head here in Masonville. Driving around the town one would have to wonder just what would happen to the tax base in the town if manufactured homes were removed from the mix? People tend to live in what they can afford. Not everyone can come here and build the million dollar dream estate. Or even the hundred thousand dollar estate. Within 3/4 miles of me in any direction one can count at least 15 manufactured homes of different ages. I lived in an area that severely restricted manufactured homes and I did not see that it improved the tax base any, nor the quality of housing for that matter. Oh well, to each his own I suppose.
November 07, 2012 21:32:36 Craig DuMond   I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all the Town voters who came out to support me as well as our Supervisor, Mike Spaccaforno, and Councilman, Steve Roff. Your support was an overwhelming and humbling experience and we look forward to continue to represent you, as well as the traditions, values and freedoms we all hold so dear. Very Respectfully, Craig
November 07, 2012 18:29:13 resident   board meeting TOM at 7:30 town hall tonight
November 07, 2012 16:59:50 Observer   HEY! Whoever is using my nom de plume stop it or I will send Guido out and he will break your texting thumbs. Or at least if you are going to use it capitalize the first letter. But I will tell you what IS scary on here. The abuse of the English language.
November 07, 2012 16:36:37 observer   Yeh,they are a scary bunch alright. About as scary as late night pizza dream.lol
November 07, 2012 16:02:47 upset   John: You obviously missunderstood me. I dont think the masonville party was saying anything bad about anyone personally on this chat. Its the other guys who dont sign their names and say awful things that are scarry. Now you go and do the same thing. I would sign my name, but I am afraid of these crazy people. How could your friend no way know how people make money around here? People he doesnt know? If that's even what they do whats the harm? My wife used to buy avon bottles at garage sales and clean them up an sell them on the computer. Nothing bad about that. I know people that do it with clothes and a friend who does that with old tools. They do good. By you sayin what you just said, youre guilty of the same stuff you said should stop. Do what you say.
November 07, 2012 13:17:59 John Galt   Upset, you make a great point. One of my college friends from Cobleskill was looking at that big spread on Clark Road. He was a bit concerned about Masonville 1st and their greater interest in auctioning things on EBay that they snipe from local rummage sales than in being friendly members of the community. I hope he moves here. I have known him since FFA.
November 07, 2012 12:21:20 Observer   According to the earthquake map Guatemala just suffered a major earthquake of 7.4.
November 07, 2012 10:42:18 upset   Thanks John. I checked the reults from delhi. Its on their website. Took me forever to find it. Hey, just another voter, I dont know why everyone is picking on the Masonville party people and people who moved here from out of town. I know lots of families here from new jersey and from further down in New york. That doesn\'t make them enemies or bad people. Most people up here are from somewhere else. everyone is entitled to their voice and it should be respected not with personal attacks.. I dont see the incumbants thanking everyone. Dennis is the only one who said anything. He\'s got good points. I am paying more attention from now on where my tax money is being spent. Hope all this bad talk stops. I would be embarrassed if someone who is looking to move here sees this.
November 07, 2012 10:32:32 Observer   Well, the people have spoken. I may not be happy with the results of the presidential election but one thing I am certain of. God is still on the throne. Congratulations to all who won their seats in the local election. Looking forward to a productive year here in Masonville.
November 07, 2012 10:18:07 John Galt   Upset has a good point. The election is over and our property rights (at least on a local level) have been upheld. Let's let bygones be bygones and get back to the friendly culture that makes our town wonderful. Peace be with you all.
November 07, 2012 07:51:20 upset   wow you guys stuff your saying here is really nasty . Seems like its all from the same little group . I hope I don't know any of you because I would hate to think you are someone I know an like. The election is over now and I think you should stop saying this bad stuff. I looked at this so I could see the news and now Im upset.
November 07, 2012 07:38:35 just another voter   Now we need to hear from Masonville 1st and have them say thank you for the votes and good luck to the winners! Do you really think this will happen?
November 07, 2012 04:36:48 Denis   I would like to thank everyone for voting for me on election day. Liken Isaid this has been a very interesting journey. I knew that as write in it was along shot next year I will request debate. Please pay attention as the year goes on to see if the issues that I have mentioned are still a thorn next November or the year after that. I t was nice to see yesterday that the highway dept had some truck bodies and other parts to flip a couple of trucks this year people please I am not making this up pay attention ask question this is your money and you will be giving out more pay raises please again pay attention It is all fun and games until someone gets hurt. Good luck to the board in the coming year. Everyone happy holidays good luck and God Bless.
November 07, 2012 00:57:54 Lenin   Congrats to everyone who got out and voted. Democracy is the real winner.
November 06, 2012 22:56:56 what?   Results are in for TOM, Delaware County Board Of Elections, election night reporting, the majority has spoken.
November 06, 2012 21:28:20 Conspiracy Theory   Youre right Observer. I recant. I was just down at Z Z's having some fun here on election night. Sorry.
November 06, 2012 21:26:46 TOM Webmaster   Mr. Grumpy - May I suggest you have your webmaster add a disclaimer to this site to protect yourself? Cheers
November 06, 2012 21:14:54 Observer   Whom ever "Conspiracy Theory" is such statements are not only unnecessary but libelous. You do not have to agree with Mr. Beards nor even like him. But, to make a statement such as you did should not appear on this or any other forum. If you want to libel him at least be man enough to use your real name.
November 06, 2012 20:59:46 Observer   I see election day has brought out the inmates.
November 06, 2012 20:41:18 what?   I'm 100% against drilling near my property, and also 100% against taking away people's property rights. I don't vote for one issue, my votes go for those who represent the majority of my concerns, while Masonville first strikes a good argument, my votes went for "The Team".
November 06, 2012 20:37:37 Well Hung Peter   Have a good Erection Day everyone!
November 06, 2012 20:31:23 Conspiracy Theory   Maybe I am nuts, but I think Masonville 1st just wants us to be sheep so they can take our property rights and get themselves their own sweet payoff from the oil and gas companies. No thanks, greedy liars, I'll make my own decisions. I heard Beards torched his own apartment in NYC and then tried to sue his landlord. Loser.
November 06, 2012 20:21:40 what?   Observer, "deliberate act", why are these 'news' stations reporting one instance when complaints have come in Nevada, North Carolina, Texas and Ohio when they tried to select Mitt Romney, the machine indicated they had chosen President Obama. The voters in question realized the error and were able to cast ballots for their actual choice. How many didn't realize it? Why aren't these 'news' reporting on voter intimidation? The New Black Panthers are, once again, outside of a polling place — the same location they stood at, batons in hand, back in 2008, the same ones who the Obama administration Department of Justice refused to prosecute after they were filmed on Election Day 2008 wearing paramilitary uniforms, carrying a nightstick and blocking a doorway to a polling location to intimidate voters. The same ones who said “I hate white people – all of them! Every last iota of a cracker, I hate ‘em,”“I’m about the total destruction of white people. I’m about the total liberation of black people. I hate white people. I hate my enemy. …”“You want freedom? You’re gonna have to kill some crackers! You’re gonna have to kill some of their babies!” Why aren't these 'news' reporting on the Obama mural at Philly polling station? It violated state election law that prohibits soliciting votes at any polling place. A judged ruled to cover it up,"in its entirety" they did,slapped up a few pieces of paper that only partially covered his image -- while leaving the Obama campaign logo and a quote from the current president in full view for voters.
November 06, 2012 20:15:12 Sick of City Slickers   And that Sorka lady is just an annoying witch. She almost ran over my pig last week because she was speeding and texting on her phone.
November 06, 2012 20:07:21 checkmate   You better add the New Jersey transplants to the list.
November 06, 2012 19:47:43 Concerned citizen of the U.S.A.   I agree @wow and @NRA, having been a proud constituent in these parts for more than 4 generations I am unnerved by NYC transplants bringing their socialism here. Red, White and Blue....no Pinkos please !
November 06, 2012 19:31:20 Lenin   Hey Masonville 1st.....I hope you are the ones who get drilled. Up the A-hole. By the way, I did vote for Obama because he is a good communist like me.
November 06, 2012 19:29:08 Foxy Country Gal   Hey Beards....what else do you want us to do? Give up our rights to decide our children's education too? What do you give a *CENSORED*? You home school your kids. Good luck trying to get them into college. "Individuals First"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
November 06, 2012 19:22:47 John Galt   This Beards guy is a crackpot. Give up our property rights? I'd like to see him try. He'll leave my front door with a fat lip.
November 06, 2012 18:09:35 Observer   Just caught a bit of CNN (which I rarely watch)and they reported that there had been a voting glitch on two machines in PA. Seems if you cast a ballot for Obama it gave it to Romney. Wolf Blitzer insinuated that it was deliberate act. He should have been immediately pulled from the set and not allowed back on. Of course he is one of the few "news reporters" around who made his debut by hiding under a desk and dirtying his pants.
November 06, 2012 15:38:04 Observer   Lisa - You state that it is obvious the contributors to this board have already made up their minds as to whom they will vote. This may well be true. But, it does not mean the end of the issue but rather just the beginning regardless of who is elected to the council. You also state that it is obvious the present board supports "unregulated drilling". Why would you say that? At no time have I heard anyone on the present board say they supported "unregulated drilling". In fact those I have talked with stated just the opposite. I think the present board DOES support regulated drilling; but at the right time and in the right way. I do not think the town board or anyone else wants to see the things come to pass that you so well stated in your posting. I also believe that many in the town fear a moratorium from the point of view it will lead to uncontrolled zoning in other facets of their lives. While it may be true the town through its police powers can declare a moratorium on drilling it has not been tested in the courts. Are we opening a can of worms? Years of litigation in the courts? As I have stated before on this board (not that anyone read it). Why not deliver a referendum to the town board, whoever is elected today, to get moving on regulations on drilling that is satisfactory to as many as possible while at the same time preserving our way of life without interference from government? But thank you for your well stated and well thought out message.
November 06, 2012 13:50:47 Lisa   Message board censored F A N N I E, as in F Mae, the lending organization. Really?
November 06, 2012 13:48:59 Lisa   It's obvious from this message board that those contributing have already made up their mind with regard to voting. As a concerned Masonvile homeowner I would only ask that you ponder these issues with regard to property values as a result of unregulated gas drilling, which the Masonville Town Board obviously supports, exhibited by their lack of action. Result of a study done by Washington County, PA: "they found that proximity to a well has a fairly large effect on nearby property values. A property on a drilling pad gets a 10.7 percent boost, on average--presumably reflecting the benefit of those lease payments from gas companies. But the story didn't end there. Properties that depend on groundwater, take a large home-value hit--24%--if they're within 2000 meters of a new well...The downsides of groundwater risk may currently outweigh the upsides from having a well nearby: 'To the extent that the net effect of drilling on groundwater-dependent properties might even be negative, we are seeing an increase in foreclosures in areas experiencing rapid growth of hydraulic fracturing.'" Tompkins County, NY has produced a guide with regard to real estate transactions and drilling. Their information is reiterated in detail in a federal government guide. To summarize, fearful of contaminated water, among other results of fracking, mortgage companies and banks, including Freddie Mac and *CENSORED* Mae, are now reluctant to grant mortgages for properties that have or are near drilling. The new mortgage regulations are now making it almost impossible to sell/buy a property for a reasonable value that is or is near a gas drilling site, causing property values to plummet. This also affects home improvement loans. Also, potential buyers are now weighing the risks. They "worry that their dream of a serene retreat could turn into a nightmare of water wells contaminated by drilling chemicals, country roads choked by truck traffic and views blighted by noisy industrial activity." And this is evident in the numbers, which are fact. The NY Assn of Realtors has reported that while residential sales in the entire state have been up 6%, in the counties of Delaware, Sullivan...etc. (potential drilling counties), they are significantly down, directly related to the gas issue. Insurance companies, as well, are now reluctant to provide homeowner's insurance to those with a lease or in the proximity of gas drilling. And, for anyone that thinks drilling will bring a boon to the local economy, that's all it will be. Any uptick in local revenue or in housing which accommodated the traveling gas workers (yes, they bring their own) will create surplus housing, thus adding to the glut and depressing housing values after they leave. And that's after they leave, at minimum, our roads & bridges in shambles. Let's also not forget the huge issue of "compulsory integration." A regulation that will impact almost everyone in/near drilling. To review (for all you folks out there who think that a moratorium on ONLY the drilling permits, NOT any other of your property rights, is such an open door to rampant zoning) if 60% of a "unit" is leased, then the remaining 40% of land CAN BE TAKEN AND DRILLED, even if you haven't signed a lease and even if you don't want it. That's 100% legal, people! Yes, that 40% would receive a small amount of money from drilling underneath your land, but that land is also devalued, considered damaged goods by the banks and the insurance and lending companies. Well, as a property/home owner, I certainly prefer the prudent one year moratorium, which WE have control over, and which is ONLY a suspension of issuing gas drilling permits for one year, having nothing to do with anything else regulating our property except setbacks, drawing up contracts w/ the gas contractors for damages to roads, bridges...etc., as well as any other safety precautions to protect OUR Town and it's people, than having the gas companies having control over OUR land and Town. "The gas companies like to say they are bringing us a windfall, but if you look at where they've already been, it looks like a tornado has blown through. The banks and insurance companies know this and that's why they are now often considering gas-leased and nearby land/homes too risky to finance." Even the US Geological Survey has said NY's draft plan fails to protect drinking water supplies. Let's learn form others' irreversible mistakes, and take the time to stop and figure this out, together.
November 06, 2012 13:17:21 Observer   607) 746-2315 Board of elections
November 06, 2012 13:05:17 Chris grrrl_56@yahoo.com What number can I call to confirm I am registered before I head over to Town Hall?
November 06, 2012 13:01:23 Masonviller   just a check...my message isn't posting
November 06, 2012 11:04:58 Observer   Tom - Thank you for the information. You must think I live on this site? Actually I work most days on the computer and I have multiple displays and I keep this site on one display. I enjoy the banter and discussion and it is a good way of knowing what topics of the town are.
November 06, 2012 10:56:44 tommy klehr tklehr@yahoo.com Observer, the gas leases to which i refer are much more recent than that.
November 06, 2012 10:32:17 Observer   While I have not researched it I think one will find that sometime back in the 50's and 60's most of the land in this area and surrounding area was leased for mineral rights. I remember back in the 50's my father leasing land to some company. I would imagine those leases have long been dormant and of no value anymore.
November 06, 2012 09:50:47 tommy klehr tklehr@yahoo.com Dear Mr. DuMond, I am writing to clarify something which has come to my attention. During my information gathering and investigation of gas leases in the town of Masonville, I discovered that there were 30 leases. However, given the current moratorium in NYS, I am not entirely sure if the 30 leases to which I referred earlier are still active. While I can not, in fact, state exactly how many lease agreements currently exist, according to catskillcitizens.org/learnmore/mapgas_leases.jpg, as of January 2012 there did exist some. I apologize if my statements regarding the Masonville leases caused any confusion, however, I continue to stand firm in my position: gas leases have both currently and previously existed in Masonville. Regarding Truthland, the he/she “mistake” which you made is just one part of the misrepresentation-at-large. The fact is that the filmmaker’s (DePue) farm currently had one well and was hoping to drill nine more. They were not investigating to see if they should lease their land—they already had! Further, Truthland was paid for by the gas industry! Let me be clear—everything I have written has been the result of seeking the truth and should not be construed as coming from any of your opponents, Mr. DuMond. You’re completely correct in assuming that I have an agenda. I do—and it’s simply to bring to light the truth. As I have previously stated, I care deeply about the town of Masonville, its citizens, visitors and its pulchritude. I am especially concerned for my daughters and their futures. We are all stewards of this earth. Finally, there are better ways to get money into the town without selling out to the gas industry. The town board, in whatever form it takes, should look to the residents. "Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity." Gen. George S. Patton, Jr.
November 06, 2012 08:39:54 Denis   yes column 11 very last column all the way down at the bottom it say write in please write in Denis Burpoe as member of council
November 06, 2012 08:03:18 voter   I went to the county clerks office like Mr kerhl because I did not beleive him he was right go to the clerks office you will be voting for one of them today.
November 06, 2012 07:05:21 Just Asking   Dear Voter - Who are the board members with leases? I cannot seem to find them.
November 06, 2012 06:09:43 voter   Mr klehr is right there are 2 board members who have leases.
November 06, 2012 05:53:28 Mr. Burpoe Supporter   When you vote today, write in Denis Burpoe. I have known Denis for years and you will not find someone better to represent this town. He is a man who will ask the difficult questions and take on tough situations with enthusiasm and integrity. Over the years I have watched Denis help our community. From when he ran a basketball clinic at the masonville school for the local children to helping with cooking of the chicken for our memorial day parade. Residents of this town keep calling for a change, don\'t be afraid to take the next step towards creating a town board that will listen to the people without pushing their agendas. Someone who will help the efficiency of our highway department, to make sure that we have an effiecient plan when taking on the work of the town. We all know our town budget is tight, and creating efficiency in our highway department is crucial. Denis is the guy who can make this happen. When push comes to shove over drilling, Denis will ask/answer the tough questions while making sure that everyone is heard. Step back from the computer, step back from the TV, step back from your party affililation, or the masonville \"group\" you support and ask yourself: Do I want to make a decision where I will be just another person tagging behind an agenda driven group, or will I take that chance on a man who has taken a stand to run on his own platform? Denis consistantly stands for his own ideas and he will be there for us, the people of Masonville, when we most need it. Write in Denis Burpoe today, its a move that you won\'t regret.
November 06, 2012 05:40:57 Denis   Grumy we need spell check I have big fingers.
November 06, 2012 05:33:13 Denis Burpoe   Good morning Nasonville today as we make mour way to the ballots we will be thinking about the future of Masonville. I do beleive that when you vote on who can pull us out of the controvercy that surrounds our town. We have Masonville First who is preaching that if you vote anyone but them we will be over run with rift raft. well this is not true. The people who drill (if this happens) are hard working family men who like myself could not find work in their towns and county and have to travel and be away from their families.And are responsibly and caring men who provide for thier families They also will hire a lot of local labor and trucking. Masonville First may stop fracking but the rest of the town will suffer at the town and county level. I am asking for your vote, I will be willing to stand up for what is right and against what is wrong with no affilation to any business or group. I a a citizen of Masonville and could not be more proud to say this is where I chose to live and raise my four son's with the help from my community. Please write in Denis Burpoe as member of council column 11 for the 1 year posistion. I will work hard to make sure the people of Masonville are represented at all levels of town county and state levels. Thank you again this has been a very interesting process God Bless and good luck to all today.
November 05, 2012 20:25:07 Observer   Until Obama took office I always considered John Kennedy the most dangerous president we ever had in the office. But, John Kennedy was dangerous because he was a spoiled rich brat playing at politics and was dangerous out of stupidity. Obama is a man with an agenda and he will stop at nothing to attain his goals. Cost to the country means nothing as long as he gets what he and his cabal have started out to attain. He has managed in 4 years to turn most of the world against us except those who "fit" into his plans.
November 05, 2012 19:56:23 what?   checkmate, I don't believe the enthusiasm is there anymore. If they do they are drinking more than koolaid. Between January 2009 and September 2012, the number of people who aren’t in the labor force shot up 8.2 million, while the number of employed rose just 787,000. Unemployment today is 7.9% — higher than when Obama entered office.Unemployment was above 8% for 38 straight months, actual unemployment is almost 16%. In less than four years, the number of people receiving food stamps has shot up by 15 million. Today, almost one in six Americans is on food stamps. Median household income is down $3,000.47 million people living in poverty and an estimated 23 million either without jobs or underemployed. The National Association of Manufacturers and National Federation of Independent Business, 55% of businesses said they would not have started up in today’s economy, and 69% said the current president’s policies have hurt their business. When President Obama was a candidate, he promised he would halve the deficit by the end of his first term. Yet every budget since he’s been in office has had a larger deficit than the year before and the debt, $10.6 trillion when took office, now exceeds $16 trillion. Rather than cut the deficit by 50%, he’s increased the debt by that much. Newspaper endorsements for Romney-112,Obama-84.Twenty-eight large Democrat newspapers that endorsed Obama in '08 now back Romney, only one that backed McCain in '08 switched to Obama.Obama attended fewer than half of his national security briefings, failed to attend any of his jobs council meetings since 2010 and ignored his own bipartisan Simpson-Bowles Commission's recommendations on the budget. But he played more rounds of golf, had more date nights and spent more on White House dinners than any president in history. The party is over for Obama on Tuesday.
November 05, 2012 17:31:14 Craig DuMond   Mr. Klehr - I have put countless hours into the fracking issue and I apologize for mixing up the he/she semantics. I wouldnt have offered to loan you my copy of the DVD if I hadn't viewed the video myself. I clearly understand who I work for after devoting the last 27 years of my life to public service. I believe in the people of this Town and this is the reason I want to continue to represent them. Additionally, I stand by the fact that I do not have a gas lease and I am unaware of any other board member with a lease. With this being said, this is only a small facet of what it takes to represent a Town and the collective issues of everyone and not just what I believe to be a small group of folks with an agenda. I guess we shall see. Very Respectfully, Craig DuMond
November 05, 2012 17:22:59 checkmate   Are they going to have the little click up at the 4 corners to watch the election again this year as they did 4 yrs ago?
November 05, 2012 16:05:31 Observer   What? I will be honest with you. For the first time in 76 years my government scare the H*** out of me!
November 05, 2012 16:01:35 what?   That's going a little far Observer, Obama doesn't want to cozy up to them. All he did was help put them in control and send them $Billions$ in taxpayer funded aid.
November 05, 2012 15:45:20 Observer   Pakistani girl burned to death with acid because she was flirting with a boy. These are the people Obama wants to cozy up to. Think about it when you vote tomorrow.
November 05, 2012 15:34:19 Observer   Tom that is an interesting fact. I wonder if some of the leases filed with the County are leases from years ago? Now you got me wondering so I will do some looking around myself. Thank you for you reply.
November 05, 2012 15:31:59 tommy klehr tklehr@yahoo.com observer, the only lists i could find online are the one from the daily star archive (listing 5 leases) and the link you sent. one list i have from the county clerk has 30 leases in masonville.
November 05, 2012 15:19:34 Observer   Tom - Are the documents from the county clerk any different that those published in the Star and on the net? Thanks.
November 05, 2012 15:17:49 tommy klehr tklehr@yahoo.com voter, i have a copy of some docs from Delhi county clerk's office. send me a private email and i'll send it to you.
November 05, 2012 14:25:14 Observer   Voter does this help? - Vincent Denigris Michael and Karen Patrick Gloria Pieske Larry and Robin Schaefer Dale Wagner
November 05, 2012 14:19:37 Observer   Voter - Look here:catskillcitizens.org/learnmore/mapgas_leases.jpg OR look in the Oneonta Daily Star Archives.
November 05, 2012 14:13:32 voter   I can't find the list of who sold thier mineral rights where else can I look?
November 05, 2012 14:05:09 Observer   Polls Open 6 AM EST and close 9 PM EST
November 05, 2012 13:45:38 j. lindberg   ?. what time does masonville voting open in the am tomorrow.?
November 05, 2012 11:23:53 Observer   I note that the USGS recorded a 2.0 earthquake in New Jersey. Are they sure it was not just Gov. Christie stampeding across the platform to embrace Obama?
November 05, 2012 11:22:06 tommy klehr tklehr@yahoo.com Dear Mr. DuMond, Let me begin by stating that I have never questioned the intelligence of any of the residents of Masonville. Rather, I question whether or not they have actually taken the time to learn the facts or if they are simply relying on that which people in authority tell them. In your role as a town Councilman, you, Mr. DuMond, are a person in a position of authority. For me, it is no longer an issue of whether to frack or not to frack... it is the issue of transparency in town government coupled with conflicts of interest. I am not calling into question your character, Mr. DuMond; I am questioning whether or not you did, in fact, watch Truthland—the movie you recommended I watch to answer my questions regarding the fracking issue. I am curious to know why you would tell me to watch this movie when, in fact, it is very clear that you have not watched it yourself. Had you actually watched it, Mr. DuMond, you would have realized the filmmaker was a woman—not the man to whom you continously referred. Rather than blindly relying on other people's statements, I have searched for answers myself. In my quest for information, I have spent countless hours researching fracking using the internet, talking to people on both sides of the issue, searching for land leases in Masonville and even driving down to Dimock six months ago to “see” things for myself (as you suggested). While I didn't see much in Dimock at that time, I was especially eager to return when Mr. Shepstone offered a tour of some fracking sites at his October 3rd Town Council presentation. I signed up—but have been greatly disappointed as this tour never came to fruition. I do not doubt your sincerity, Mr. DuMond, when you say "The direction of this Town, County, State and Country is of most importance to the very fabric of everything I hold dear." I share your concerns, however, the end does not justify the means. Finally, while I applaud and thank not only you, but all veterans for defending my freedom, your service has no bearing on your current position as a town council member. With all due respect, you are no longer a serviceman, rather, you now serve the people of Masonville. WE are your commanding officer.
November 05, 2012 10:38:36 a reader   Hope the people of Masonville will take into consideration that the current town board has kept Masonville in good standing and spends no time with trying to scare our citizens with ideas of gas drilling,instead they give the facts of what a moratorium and zoning will mean in the future. Many of us work hard and very long hours each day and may not see retirement and large checks each month for the years we have worked, so give us a chance to run our town the way it has always worked. It is good that some have retired from good jobs and decided to enjoy this town, but please do not try to change it or you then will want to leave and go somewhere else because you now do not like us. Please vote for the current board members: Spacaforno, Dumond and Roff they will get the job done right!!!!!!! Thank you
November 05, 2012 10:00:15 Observer   People - come on now! If you have problems spelling please use a spell correction app or at least a dictionary. It is difficult to put much stock in a posting that is filled with spelling and grammatical errors. Yes, I know the usage of the English language is totally different these days but lets not have it happen on this board.
November 05, 2012 09:52:28 HUH!!!   Tomorrow is E-DAY VOTE EARLY AND VOTE OFTEN!!!
November 05, 2012 03:42:18 NRA   Very well put Craig. Me and my family will be voting for what is write with Masonville. Rsidents of Masonville you need not look any further than your world history books to see that Masonville first wants to take all of your rights away first your right to live off the land that you own pay for and work hard to support your family off. Next will be your right to bear arms then they will want a moratorium to ration your food and fuel useses.Then over the years they will push to have you use documents to move around the county so they can monitor your movement.And to pay for all thier demands your tax base will be 75% of your salery. People Masonville first is preaching communisium and socialism not freedom. I will be voting for our veterans that are running.Craig,Mike and Denis.They know what it takes to serve a country.
November 05, 2012 01:21:38 Lisa   The kindling is now claimed. No more calls, please. Thanks!
November 04, 2012 21:25:36 Voter Too!   I think the moratorium vote, as well as the direction of our town, will be decided Tuesday.
November 04, 2012 20:55:08 bertimouse   Dear Craig, Have no fear Sir and Residents of TOM:any moratorium on gas or zoning should be a special Tom-WIDE Vote,right?-Let all of us speak for ourselves.It should be answered by all of us now. Peace.
November 04, 2012 20:19:59 Craig DuMond   Mr. Klehr - I stand by what I have told you. I trust the citizens of our Town much more than the folks of Masonville 1st. These people of this Town I have known and grown up with my whole life are smarter than you think. You see the landowners, farmers, blue stone men and loggers have respected the land and have been trusted stewards of the land for generations. They have the most at stake as they depend on the land to provide a living for their families as well as jobs for others. I trust them as well as the independent scientists who have faithfully studied this topic. More importantly, I am scared as hell about where moratoriums and zoning may take our Town in the future. The entire County s slowly dying. The last thing we need is further restrictions and government intrusion in people's lives. Have you ever served abroad or had a relative serve abroad in harm's way? It surely gives you a different perspective on freedom, rights and liberty? Have you ever risked all to defend the freedoms we take for granted? I can tell you I have and this is something I do not take lightly. The direction of this Town, County, State and Country is of most importance to the very fabric of everything I hold dear. I am sorry for having a different opinion from you and the rest of Masonville 1st. You have the right to your opinion as well as I do mine. I have never made insulting comments or questioned the content of anyone's personal character here or anywhere else. I respectfully as for the same consideration.
November 04, 2012 20:13:11 Robert Beards   This phrase ("what is $500 dollars a month going to do for anyone") is an outright lie told by someone with an apparent complete and utter disregard for the truth.
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