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November 29, 2011 07:32:20 test   test
November 28, 2011 20:12:06 resident   Use your spell check, some comments are very hard to read. And yes, we need to teach our children to read,write and do math they already know how to play games!! VOTE NO!!!!!!
November 28, 2011 15:00:12 JOKER-2   I even saw a hunter in a spaceman suit in the woods yesterday,for real,it was neon green from head to toe,HEY i dont was so freaking funy,i know someone that played a joke on him.
November 28, 2011 12:37:24 JOKER   This been the worse huntibg season in a long time,no hunters in the woods,HOT!!,deers not moving,neigborts with kids running ATV,Dirt Bikes,someone shooting @ 9:00pm. the worse,hopefully next weekend will be better.
November 28, 2011 09:19:44 RCL   Sports are more important than academics? If they want more money to spend then it should be put into education not a field to play games on. Music, art and other classes are cut, but the sport programs are not. The Auditorium needs to be updated, so to get that done they lump in something that is wanted not needed. VOTE NO!!!!
November 28, 2011 07:23:10 TX-1   HEY!! where are those deers?
November 24, 2011 18:46:57 concerned   What? not bad you did pay attention it looks like Mrs Parsons hired another boy for 139,000 a year to mislead people to get their mistakes cleaned up. I wonder if he will retire to the some Florida community as the last one on our money.
November 24, 2011 13:29:34 resident and tax payer   They count on people like \"vote yes\" to help them do more stupid things than ever. Please think twice before you vote.
November 24, 2011 13:00:55 vote YES   I will be voting YES! Unfortunately we have to spend more money to fix the mess the past superintendent an school board left us in.
November 24, 2011 12:35:07 voter   Very well put!!! NOW LET US VOTE NO !!!!!!!!!
November 24, 2011 09:14:58 what?   The 36 million dollar project to improve five schools closed two. Part of the $36 million project was to improve the athletic fields.One school was sold for $50,000. I believe it costs $50,000 a year maintenance on the $3 million swimming pool that cannot be used for meets because isn't the right size. It is time to stop Sidney idiots from wasting taxpayer dollars!
November 24, 2011 08:36:05 what?   Superintendent William Christensen said; \"The building project would require no increase in taxes if approved by voters Dec. 12. The money will come from state EXCEL funding provided for this type of work and building aid, the school debt reserve, and funds already budgeted for capital projects, Christensen said.\" Where does he think this money has come from? Hardworking TAXPAYER money! Project won\'t require a tax increase? \"$2,550,000 of such sum shall be raised by a tax levy\" according to the Sidney minutes. The $4,050,000 comes from tax money, $2,550,00 coming from Sidney taxpayers and the rest covered by everybody\'s TAXES!
November 23, 2011 17:14:54 voter   Everyone should make a point of going to one of the public meetings about the building project that Sidney School District is planning. And yes, more of us should make a point of attending the regular board meetings so they do not "put one over on us again!" Please VOTE NO!!
November 22, 2011 21:17:35 bertimouse   Dear Concerned & TOM Folks regarding the SCSD Dec. 12th Budget Vote: Err. There is NO reason why they need any improvements to the 2.1 million we spent on the fields? Why an artificial turf for Sidney & why now? What are they going to do with the Automatic Grass-Sprinkler that they made the contractor purchase for the district for an extra cost of over $4,000 now eh? -Has the maintenance department of the SCSD EVER used it? We thinks Not. Enough is Enough. Yall need to 1)Attend the Monthly SCS Board Meetings to voice your opinions up front & personal more often & 2)Vote NO on December 12th.
November 22, 2011 19:29:35 Observer   You might try looking along any of the roads; especially Interstate 88. There seems to be a lot of them sleeping along the roads.
November 22, 2011 10:27:40 Joker   They all took a bus out of Deposit,went to NY,NY,no hunting there.LOL LOL LOL
November 22, 2011 08:28:36 TX-1   No bucks,where in the hell are they.saw them in summer,now they are gone
November 21, 2011 20:24:34 mike c   Very disappointing opening day/days. Only saw a few does and knocked down 1 coyote.
November 21, 2011 18:37:28 FYI   Sidney School will have OPEN MEETINGS (questions & answers) prior to the vote.. 6:00pm Nov.29, Dec.5, Dec.8. HS Auditorium. subject: Capital Project; that includes renovation of the auditorium and the athletic fields....
November 21, 2011 17:42:08 concerned   What? do you think. The project has been in legal notices Daily Star
November 21, 2011 13:36:36 what?   Thanks Charles. I tried downloading it but it didn't want to finish and I gave up, I'll try again. Everybody remember any Sidney School district resident can vote on this, you do not have to be a registered voter, even renters who don't pay school tax can vote on this, and school budget etc. You just have to be a resident.
November 21, 2011 12:57:12 Charles   You can download and learn about the project from the school's website. On the main page you will see this: PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VIEW SUPERINTENDENT'S PRESENTATION ON CAPITAL PROJECT. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A BIG FILE AND MAY TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO DOWNLOAD. I clicked on it to view it...said it would take around 15 minutes to download. This project was also discussed at a recent School Board meeting.
November 21, 2011 10:07:49 what?   concerned; I hope you are being sarcastic? 4.2 million dollar project on a almost new (didn't they just build the football field not to long ago)? I'm more concerned about our kids education! Sidney middle school was just added to the persistently dangerous schools list! No other local schools are on this list, how embarrassing! Sidney School ranks 388 out of 431 upstate schools! 43 from the BOTTOM of 431 schools! Sidney Central School Superintendent William Christensen said “Our school needs to improve,” Voters should be more concerned about the kids education and not raising our taxes to tear up a almost new football field and waste more hardworking taxpayer money.
November 21, 2011 09:20:43 what?   Dec. 12 vote? I can't find any info about this, is it a secret vote? Please eleborate anyone that knows more about it. Nothing is posted anywhere on any of the SCSD websites.
November 21, 2011 07:54:57 TX-1   Only saw a big doe and a whole lot of outstate hunters.went to my spot on Friday,cleaned,got it ready for Sat.when got up there on Sat.morning there were to hunters seating right there,just waved and kept on going,lets find a new spot.OH well!!!!
November 21, 2011 07:50:49 TX-1   Well,how opening weekend went? any luck.
November 20, 2011 21:25:52 bertimouse   December 12th Vote for Sidney CSD. Thanks for Reminding Us Voter.
November 19, 2011 14:53:29 voter   Everyone seemed to make it to vote for the Town of Masonville election, which was important, we sure hope all of Masonville voters will make it to vote on what seems a lot more important and expensive, the budget for the Sidney School District. This could cost all of us a lot of money!! We lost out once when we let them improve our school in Masonville and then close it, what do they think we are , fools??? Please vote.
November 19, 2011 07:23:59 concerned   I hope everyone is getting into the holiday spirit as the season fasely approaches.As you are out and about on December 12 dont forget to vote for the four point two million doller school building project. I know the kids are eager to play on the new atifical field that we will be buying.Please dont foget to votethe varsity football team is looking to play there 4 home games every year on this neww field.Do not look at this as a tax increase but our duty to all the children of Sidney School. Enjoy your holidays and dont forget to vote.
November 19, 2011 00:06:43 bertmouse   RARE IS NOT, MY NEIGHBORS. Serve I will from wherever u are. RSVP? I WILL NOT. Thanks.
November 18, 2011 23:40:14 bertimouse   Bear with FOUR(4)Cubs run across our road last week! Very cool & the DEC Folk told us we should have recorded it 'cause that is RARE in these parts. :)
November 18, 2011 00:22:39 what?   Ed Bliss; There is alot of stuff to search through, but give a try. Also gives you local (here) names in history that start with the letter b (what ever name you want to research add the letter after query ). Alot of old history there.
November 17, 2011 21:33:59 Mormon Hollow Farm   A BIG "THANK YOU " to the voters of Masonville that supported me - Let's move forward together! Jeri Brayman
November 17, 2011 13:26:12 Ed Bliss I am seeking information about my great great grandparents Boyd who drowned about 1880 in the river at Downsville. His name was possibly Reuben.Other ancestors' names from the Masonville area are Stoddard, Dibble, Van Buskirk and Lyon. Thank you forany clues that someone may have. Ed Bliss, Crawford, Colorado
November 15, 2011 12:34:48 Part - Timer   IMG!!!Saw this bear this morning,I was on the dirt rd going towars the end of this rd,from rt8 up Shears to jct ,go left,about 2 miles in. this bear was not your everday bear,this think looked like a Mack truck on crack,for real!it was mad at something,I just made a u-turn and headed to the state park and took a break in one of the portable toilets they have there.WOW am not going back in there.havent been up here in a while,this place is wilder than before.going back to the Island.
November 14, 2011 11:56:29 JR   Seen Bunch of Turkeys. glazing thru the State Lands on shears rd. They are waiting for the World Famous NorthEast Reaper to harvest them.
November 14, 2011 10:11:55 TX-1   Saw a bunch of hunters this weekend,everybody looking for their spots for Saturday opening.good luck to all!! was passing by the jct on Shears and saw this big bear dump right in the middle of rd,it looked like a cows dump.
November 14, 2011 07:22:52 new reader   sorry--I forget that not all of us are able to attend the meetings and the minutes being posted are a great help. Glad the voting is over and the town has settled down to all being friends again.
November 13, 2011 23:19:25 what?   Mayor Michael Bloomberg criticized the Occupy Wall Street protesters in October for negatively impacting local businesses and said they are "trying to destroy jobs." Marc Epstein, owner of the Milk Street Cafe at 40 Wall St., said he had no choice but to let nearly a quarter of his staff go last Friday after he saw his sales drop by 30 percent in the six weeks since the protests started. Many businesses near these protests have been negatively affected.
November 13, 2011 23:17:19 what?   Dear Berimouse; I got my info from the liberal media,CBS,NBC,and ABC. Drugs, death ra pe and injuries plague the Occupy protesters.These 'kids' are not principled advocates of fiscal responsibility. They are professional freeloaders. The cost to already struggling municipalities, which must protect and clean up after the protesters, is soaring. As of Oct 27, 2011 in ONE MONTH New York City, overtime costs are $3.4 million. In Minneapolis, the sheriff’s department reports spending $200,000, $100,000 a week.And in Boston, the tally is $2 million and counting.“We know for a fact we’ve crossed the $300,000 threshold in terms of money spent so far for this operation,” said Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.In San Francisco, the bill is more than $100,000.
November 13, 2011 22:04:41 long time reader   Not all of us can make the meetings. Job requirements and family obligations are more important to us. The minutes are a nice benefit of this site,and the official site. If we have a major complaint or problem with the goings on of our local govt. we agree, a visit to a town meeting will give us better info and input than the town gossip.
November 13, 2011 21:45:07 new reader   more people really need to make it to the board meetings so they can get all of the facts first hand and not wait for the minutes to be posted.
November 13, 2011 19:16:15 wondering   How far did TOM exceed the 2% tax CAP? I see no minutes posted as of yet.
November 13, 2011 19:13:38 bertimouse   masonville resident: How about hunting season next week? :)
November 13, 2011 19:11:14 bertimouse   Dear What: "these protests have cost taxpayers MULTI MILLIONS across the country to date." -How So? WHY are you so ticked off about Young Folks Demonstrating Their Points? It is a Free Country allowing Free Speech in Free Spaces, Aint it? You demonstrate here, Allot. Let them Stay & Speak as Long As They Are Able. No one is spreading any Dis-ease in Occupy NY except for folks posting frightened comments such as yours Neighbor. Relax. All Will Be Well.
November 13, 2011 17:18:36 masonville resident   election results are in and the budget is settled, now what is there to write about?
November 11, 2011 22:53:11 what?   'Occupy Wall Street' protesters are defecating in the streets creating unsanitary and filthy conditions.Disrupting traffic,and pedestrian travel and scaring civilians with their unruly mob.Occupy protests becoming health hazard as conditions become breeding grounds for infectious disease Protesters living in makeshift campsites across the country are putting themselves at risk for deadly diseases like drug-resistant tuberculosis.Public health officials are concerned that the living conditions inside the make-shift tent cities are a breeding ground for disease. According to CBS Atlanta, the protesters there have been exposed to a drug-resistant form of tuberculosis. Meanwhile NBC, is reporting that norovirus is starting to spread around Zuccottti Park and people living there call it "Zuccoti lung." Health officials blame the unsanitary conditions for the spread of the disease and warn it could get worse as the weather gets colder. NBC describes just how bad these conditions are: "Damp laundry and cardboard signs, left in the rain, have provided fertile ground for mold," the Times describes the conditions at Zuccotti Park. "Some protesters urinate in bottles, or occasionally a water-cooler jug, to avoid the lines at public restrooms. Food, from orange peels to scrambled eggs, is often discarded outside tents." These conditions can be a breeding ground for disease and could easily spread across the confined campsites. The parasites are getting parasites. A lice outbreak was announced at the Occupy Portland squatters camp this weekend. Head AND Body lice. It’s a safe house from the sex fiends. Zuccotti Park has become so overrun by sexual predators attacking women in the night that organizers felt compelled to set up a female-only sleeping tent yesterday to keep the sickos away. The safety measure comes amid a terrifying spree of sexual assaults -- including an alleged *CENSORED* -- in the Zuccotti Park squatters camp.These protests have cost taxpayers MULTI MILLIONS across the country to date.
November 11, 2011 20:08:57 bertimouse   Just a comment about a comment here: "objectivism is not at the fore of philosophy these days..." This Is Not A True Statement Today. Young Folks Everywhere NOW are currently occupying cities Everywhere Because of their Objectivism at the fore of philosophy. It would be nice if ya'll would notice that our Children are trying to make a difference for the next 50-100 years, eh? Thanks. :)
November 11, 2011 19:15:02 Observer   "It was a woman who drove me to drink. I never had the courtesy to thank her." W.C. Fields "Some scoundrel stole the cork out of my lunch." W.C Fields
November 10, 2011 23:14:15 what?   "Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake." W. C. Fields
November 10, 2011 23:09:27 what?   \"A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money.\" W. C. Fields
November 10, 2011 17:35:20 Observer   My Dear "John Galt" I am flattered that you responded to my "corny" statements referring to "Atlas Shrugged". As to my short explanation of your non-de-plume; it was merely an explaination to those who did not seem to be familiar with "John Galt" and I wanted to be sure you received your due credit and attention. I am sure that Ms. Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosebaum (Connor) would be duly impressed with your taking the name of "John Galt" as your personna. While the philosophy of "Objecttivism" is not at the fore of philosophy these days it seems to have had a rebirth in the Tea Party Movement. For me it is a way too depressing view of life. At my age I tend to lean more to the W.C. Fields philosophy of life. Perhaps I would be more at home in "Dogpatch" than in "Galts Gulch". Looking forward to more interaction with Mr. John Galt.
November 10, 2011 14:53:20 what?   John Gault; Tired to the policies of redistribution of wealth? Want to oppose the spread of socialism? From SUPERVISORS REPORT October 5, 2011: "Craig said that he is trying to get the Board of supervisors to take a stand against unfounded mandates. Craig said we should get other counties to join us in standing up and telling the State we are not going to fund unfounded entitlement programs anymore. Craig would also like to see background checks, proof or citizenship and urine screenings for all individuals receiving public assistance." THANKS Craig!
November 10, 2011 13:17:26 John Galt   Wow. What an insightful and thorough synopsis of Ayn Rand, Objectivism and John Galt. Were you trying to give the readers context on my nom de plume, or just give a self-serving explanation so everyone would laugh at your corny references to Atlas Shrugged? Why don\'t you just board the Taggart Transcontinental and keep going until you pass Wyatt\'s Torch.
November 10, 2011 12:24:02 Observer   Folks- "John Galt" is a fictional character in Ayn Rand's novel "Atlas Shrugged". The book starts out with the words, "Who is John Galt?" The Character is a person who rebels against the wrongs he sees in the political and business world. I would assume that the writer on this board was making a play on that character when he signed his note with the name "John Galt." To say one has gone "John Galt" is say the person is rebeling agaist something in society. The novel "Atlas Shrugged" is required reading in a lot of universities and as far as this person is concerned it is a rather depressing view of the world. But then again Ayn Rand was rather depressing as well. Ayn Rand viewed the character "John Galt" as the ideal person. She viewed herself as a philosopher and advocated what she called "Objectivism" as a philosopher. While she wrote several things she is best known for the novels "The Fountainhead" and "Atlas Shrugged". While her brand of philosophy has largly been dismissed by most scholars it still has a following and has some influence on conservetive and libertarian philosophy.
November 10, 2011 11:10:48 masonville resident   The new town hall is so beautiful and will be a huge asset to our town. Knowing we have done this with the knowledge of Mr. Spacaforno and the members of the highway crew makes it even nicer. Election day was like a mini open house.
November 10, 2011 08:32:27 TX-1   It is going to be TOO HOT on opening day,upper 50. will be hunting in shorts and T shirt.blazed orange.
November 10, 2011 06:33:14 FYI Library NOW Open   AIR QUALITY TESTS-PASS Now Open! Masonville New Branch Hours MONDAY & WEDNESDAY: 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm TUESDAY, THURSDAY & SATURDAY: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm CLOSED FRIDAY & SUNDAY
November 09, 2011 22:35:13 bertimouse   Dear voter2: Our comment about Spitting On Your Neighbors was directed to Just Saying, which was an older post. It was not directed towards John Galt. J.G. comments didn't bother us at all. On-line Disrespect To Your Neighbors Should Not Be Tolerated Here. Thanks for your support. :)
November 09, 2011 21:45:43 voter2   I wholeheartedly agree with you what you say Galt, you never know who your neighbors are. By being bigoted and disrespectful is showing just how ignorant you are.
November 09, 2011 21:32:45 bertimouse   Dear John Gault: Check out for the TOM History, because NYU, liberal, city folk, carpetbaggers coming up here & trying to run our town has been going on since 1811. This is America remember? :)
November 09, 2011 21:09:54 bertimouse   Dear Just Saying: Your comment to us was Rude, Very Hurtful & had No Point. Y'all need to Get A Better Life than us for sure. Our Point? Do Not Spit On Your Neighbors! Nuff Said. Glad the Voting went well in our New Town Hall! -The Place looks Great! Kudos to All the Folks building it...we are So Proud! :)
November 09, 2011 20:56:53 Observer   I understand there is going to be a strike to rename Masonville to "Galt's Gulch" ?
November 09, 2011 20:35:17 Observer   Yeh John moved here because the Twentieth Century Motor Company is opening a production plant here.
November 09, 2011 17:50:56 what?   John Gault, you live in Masonville! Welcome to the TOM!
November 09, 2011 17:23:55 John Galt   A Republican clean sweep. As it should be. We don't need those NYU, liberal, city folk, carpetbaggers coming up here and trying to run our town.
November 09, 2011 16:39:13 JOKER   Same people all the time.
November 09, 2011 14:43:41 what?   Council was for two; Looks like Jeri Brayman (R) and Michael Spaccaforno (R)
November 09, 2011 14:40:18 what?   Masonville SUPERVISOR Craig Dumond (R) 158 COUNCIL *Jeri Brayman (R) 94* *Michael Spaccaforno (R) 95* Denis Burpoe 82 Steven Davis 39 Marie Sroka 93 CLERK/ COLLECTOR Pamela Walker (R) 138 HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT Charlie Smith II (R) 177
November 09, 2011 12:05:30 masonville resident and voter.   Why hasn't the town clerk posted the voting results from yesterday?
November 09, 2011 12:01:50 voter   town board meeting tonight at 7:30 at the church, also budget meeting.
November 09, 2011 09:49:18 taxpayer   it is very important for all who are tax payers in town to attend the town meeting tonite . the town board will have a hearing to raise the tax levey above 2% . everyone should ask questions if the do not understand why this is necessary.this may be just the beginning please attend ,be smart.
November 09, 2011 08:57:33 JOKER   HEY!!! did anyone voted to have Shears paved? LOL LOL LOL.
November 09, 2011 07:59:26 voter   How did the votes turn out yesterday?
November 08, 2011 19:54:27 what?   Can't complain if you don't vote!
November 08, 2011 19:52:28 what?   @ Makes you think!; Your a little off in your info. You have posted current working pay for govt. , not retired. Though I agree, govt. makes too much money off the taxpayer.,,,, "When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic." -- Benjamin Franklin
November 08, 2011 19:40:05 Grumpy Ernst Keidel The new Masonville Town Hall is looking good! Went there tonight to vote. If you didn't, shame on you!
November 08, 2011 10:54:13 Makes you think!   Wages Salary of retired US Presidents ..............$450,000 FOR LIFE Salary of House/Senate members ............$174,000 FOR LIFE Salary of Speaker of the House .............$223,500 FOR LIFE Salary of Majority/Minority Leaders .....$193,400 FOR LIFE Average salary of a soldier DEPLOYED IN AFGHANISTAN - $38 ,000 Average income for seniors on SOCIAL SECURITY - $12,000 I think we found where the cuts should be made!
November 08, 2011 10:53:41 Masonville General Store Hey ya'll, voting till 9pm at the (new) Masonville town hall
November 08, 2011 09:45:40 TX   Any way,thats their problem ,I was just putting my 2 cents on it.
November 07, 2011 18:54:50 voter   Masonville is a small rural town and most towns this size have many dirt roads, so we are not the only ones. As posted earlier. the important thing is the fire dept., EMS (highly trained residents) and others who will help their friends out because we are a small rural town. So love it or leave it.
November 07, 2011 18:12:34 what   When their house is on fire TOM will be there. When there is a accident or need for a ambulance TOM will be there. If you slip and fall at the store in Masonville, the TOM EMS will be there. I'm sure there is many other services TOM is responsible for. I'm sure you don't fly from Shears road to wherever. Do you not drive on some paved roads in Masonville? They are not all dirt. THINK before you say the taxes you pay are giving you no services in the TOM! Shears road isn't the only dirt road in Masonville!
November 07, 2011 18:02:49 Observer   While I am sure the taxpayers on the mentioned roads may be frustrated one must remember that they were aware of the situation when acquiring the property. No one held a gun to their head and made them settle there. And no it is not taxation without representation. They are represented by whomever they elected to the town board. Plus taxes paid into the tax base are not pointed to any one general area. They are used for the good of the public in general. If the persons owning on these undeveloped roads never traveled any maintained roads in Masonville; if they never availed themselves of any services provided by the general tax in the town then they might have a cause. As I stated in an earlier post on this forum, "if these people want all the services they got where they came from then the best idea is to move back there." Undoubtedly they selected the area they selected because of the low cost of the land and the low taxes. If they get all they are crying for both the land and the taxes will no longer be low. These are the same people who, if they lived on a maintained state highway would cry that they state is plowing their driveways shut and knocking down their mailbox. As they told the man who loved Edith but was married to Kate, "You can't have your Kate and Edith too."
November 07, 2011 17:41:38 TX   Thats what our forefathers called,taxation without representation. They pay taxes,but get nothing in return,then why pay taxes,if the town is not doing anything for them?because they happen to live on a dirt road.
November 07, 2011 15:42:25 FYI TriTownNews Legal Notice 102711   NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Town of Sidney, New York NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held before the Town Board for the Town of Sidney at the Sidney Civic Center on the 10th day of November, 2011, at 7 p.m., regarding the adoption of a Local Law to Override the Tax Levy Limit established in General Municipal Law §3-c. This law is being proposed to comply with subdivision 5 of the General Municipal Law §3-c which expressly authorizes the Town Board to override the tax levy limit by the adoption of a local law approved by vote of at least sixty percent (60%) of the Town Board. At such time and place all persons interested in the subject matter thereof will be heard concerning the same... The proposed Local Law to Override the Tax Levy Limit Established in General Municipal Law §3-c establishes the Sidney Town Board’s intent to override the limit on the amount of real property taxes that may be levied by the Town of Sidney. Dated: October 24, 2011 By Order of The Town Board Town of Sidney
November 07, 2011 14:52:09 what?   The town does NOT plow Cole road in Masonville, the residents were told they would have to bring it up to code themselves. The road is in a lot better shape than Shear road, and has nice high tax houses and land on it. The residents on Cole road chose NOT to improve the road, and have kept the road private. They plow their road THEMSELVES, (their choice). And they PAY taxes too!
November 07, 2011 11:46:59 TX-1   Forgot to mention,nice job someone did to the tree that had fallen by Ponderosa on Shears,it was dangerous.
November 07, 2011 08:34:56 Ex-downstater   If the folks on Shears Rd want it plowed, they should pay to bring it up to code. My road was a dirt road too and we all paid to bring it up to code. After that, the town plowed it. It is not right to make exceptions!
November 07, 2011 08:02:44 resident   These seem like very good questions, why not attend the board meeting this Wednesday at 7:30 and you can get some answers from Craig (supervisor) and then you can go from there.
November 07, 2011 07:49:01 Long timer   IF they pay taxes like everyone else,why not have their road plowed,if you think they are paying to have everyones rd plowed,but their own.dont think it is right.
November 06, 2011 22:03:14 crzyflea   Not so very long ago a long term, full time, current resident was informed that his road couldn't be paved, and isn't past the signs saying not maintained between oct and april. Why should a potential resident get more consideration than a current one? Shear Rd would need a drastic amount of work before it would be as ready for paving as that man's road.
November 06, 2011 18:02:52 what?   The road must be brought up to code by the property owners. Then I believe it would be plowed if the owners so wish. My in laws have a half mile long driveway with three homes on it. If they bring it to town code the town will plow that also. I believe they would be thought of as VERY selfish if they wanted the whole town to pay for their driveway to be paved. NY state is broke and the town of Masonville is probably not far behind. Our town Supervisor Craig DuMond wrote; " The rates are up THIRTY THOUSAND dollars, three times over the two percent cap. This does not include to regular expenses going up; electricity, fuel, diesel, materials, etc. The Board is working hard,,the STATE is killing us very slowly,, we have the smallest budget in Delaware County it does not take much (percent change) to throw our budget out of whack.,,..
November 06, 2011 15:48:55 C!   I am another Property Owner on Shears Rd. and I Live in NJ. But Planning to move up at my cottage when I retired. We ( Property Owners of Shears Rd.) shall make the town plow the road atleast to the state land border. We will be paying a bit more taxes but, whats a lil more money for comfort . I think we all shall go to the city hall and fight for a paved and plowed shear\'s road. I am for it. and I know my neighbors on shears rd are for it. ! LETS DO IT.
November 06, 2011 09:58:43 We need a solution!   There are ways to drill for natural gas without the use of chemicals. There is a company out of Canada called GasFrac that uses liquid propane instead of chemicals which eliminates the use of water, storage or ponds. The propane is recaptured after use and never goes into the environment.
November 06, 2011 08:26:58 what?   Thank you Jeri! I've always been for drill here drill now. But natural gas 'fracking' (pumping tremendous amounts of water under high pressure laden with carcinogous CHEMICALS) doesn't sound like a good idea. It is nice to know that a land owner cares about their land, and the future owner, and their innocent neighbors who would be affected by a gas lease.
November 06, 2011 07:30:24 Mormon Hollow Farm   Mormon Hollow Farm has turned down the opportunity for a gas lease in respect for our water and land. Can't believe anyone else would not feel the same,to protect what they own and where they live. Jeri Brayman VOTE your choice Nov.8.
November 05, 2011 19:10:49 just saying   Bertimouse: Are you as ignorant as you sound or are you just a clown. Get another life. This one is not working for you.
November 04, 2011 12:26:01 TX-1   It had one of those collards on it
November 04, 2011 12:24:22 TX-1   Hey!just saw a BIG! bear by the crossroad on Shears that thing was big,it just stop looked at me and kept was i scared.
November 03, 2011 22:14:34 bertimouse   When We Vote next Tuesday, We Wanna Know & will be searching online about how Morman Hollow Farm & others who wanna be Elected Once Here & Again:(i.e. How they have voted in the past & their Current comments about such things as?)Allowing Gas Fracking in Our Town. Nuff said. Our Water and Land Are Precious, Ya'll. Another Question here: Why has Denise Burpoe only posted Once here if he wants to run so much? Having other commitments Is No Excuse. We've all been there & done that. If Ya'll wanna run & Serve the TOM ya'll better be up for it. All We Are Saying Is Give Peace A Chance. Oops sorry All We Are Saying Is No Freaking Fracking In The TOM! We Are Friends Of Pure Drinking Water Forever! :)
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