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September 28, 2011 15:08:18 CJR   Home Cooker : Try the lady at the Live stock farm. on rt 8. if heading towards sidney from MV will be on the left. you will see the EYE SORE / broken down Barn. she has a bunch of chickens and horses. in fact she has a sign out side stated that she sells brown / white eggs.. Thanks,. CJR.
September 28, 2011 12:03:41 crzyflea   library hours are usually adjusted based on how many books are circulated from my understanding. Want the hours improved? Go in, check some books out even if you don't intend to read them, then drop them off in the box outside, do this every time you can. Get your friends and neighbors to do it too. The more circulation, the more 'active' our library is and the more hours they'll see fit to give. I just talked to someone living in sidney center who said that is precisely what they did in order to preserve their library. We can do it too! I hate to say this but it looks to me like sidney center has us beat in community spirit what with their weekly community activities in the summer and now this? They showed us up!
September 28, 2011 10:34:11 Masonville Resident   Please check with the Masonville library for the correct new hours, they are not as bad as are stated on this message board. Hope everyone will start going to this library and enjoying the many assets it has to offer.
September 28, 2011 09:06:18 Home cooker   Does anyone know of a good local source for fresh eggs? We would buy more than a few dozen if the cost is right.
September 27, 2011 22:47:47 Les   My sister and I would ride our bikes close to two miles to get tons of books at the 'old Masonville library' by the Fire Hall.I bet we read almost every one on the shelves!I would buy myself a soda at the Quickway and look through the glass bottom,a winner had a lot of writing, a loser only a few words 'sorry try again'.While we couldn't read them we new which were the winners and both drank our cold sodas before our two mile bike ride home. Today, my kids have to write a report, the school tells them what web sites they can use and sometimes only one particular government run website(they want to separate church and state but not politics and state!). No reading Encyclopedias anymore. Sad!..And no more flat bottom glass soda bottles!
September 27, 2011 20:55:23 Observer   While I do not frequent the Masonville Branch of the Sidney library (I do use the main branch occasionally) I would assume the hours were changed due to lack of use of the library. One rarely ever sees more than 1 or 2 vehicles there and hardly ever see anyone going in or out of the building. Sadly the internet and gadgets to read printed material has cut deeply into the print business.
September 27, 2011 14:51:28 what?   According to the Sidney library website, Sidney Center's library hours didn't change, only Masonville's. Why?
September 27, 2011 14:19:17 MV Library TAX dollars   The Masonville Branch Library is changing hours as of OCT 1.... Mon & Wed 3:30 - 7:00, Tue,Thu,Sat 1:00-2:00. NOTE: our TAX dollars are paid to Sidney Library!!! Masonville Library OPEN 10hrs a week from 19hrs a week. (( what can be accomplished at the Masonville Library in 1 Hour Tue,Thu,Sat ?? )). A child doing research on the weekend or needs to print a report.... 1 Hour on Saturday does not meet our needs! SCHOOL HAS JUST REOPENED...&...SIDNEY cuts the hours at Masonville Library. ??? huh??? what logic ??? Unjustified !!! There was a survey made available to Masonville residents. Sidney Library obviously ignored Patron requests! SHAME. on all that allow this to occur. Enough already. Where are our Community Library Dollars?? They are once again cutting SERVICE to Masonville Patrons. NO NEW MAGAZINES in over a year... not even a month old edition of POPULAR TITLES for local patrons to browse. (request's numerously denied by Sidney) SHAME ON YOU Sidney Main Library YOUR oversite has created an UNWELCOME - feel to the youth of our community. Something more must be done!! MASONVILLE NEEDS TO BE EXCLUDED FROM THIS LIBRARY TAX BURDEN !!!
September 27, 2011 00:39:22 Les   Observer; I'm a proud PETA member, People Eating Tasty Animals.
September 26, 2011 17:34:55 Observer   If PETA is correct and we are not supposed to eat animals; I ask, why then are they made of meat?
September 26, 2011 12:46:58 TX-1   Hey Ricky ,it sounds like BS to me
September 26, 2011 07:31:01 ricky m   I was hikeing in state land in shear rd by a nice house i saw a 10 pointer deer cross the trail i keep walking up then i saw big *CENSORED* bear by pine trees he stop and look at me then then he or she sheake his or her head then i turn go back to town .
September 26, 2011 00:53:30 Les   Ha Ha Rooster...The apple trees are about ready to bust they are so heavy with fruit,does this mean a hard winter to come? Or just the fact that we didn't have a late frost this spring?
September 25, 2011 21:44:19 Rooster   Fruit is heavy on the trees, and such. That is another way to tell what the winter is going to be like. Heavy fruit load to give wild life a better chance of survival! Which must mean.. HEY it's going to be a nasty one this year!
September 25, 2011 21:28:45 Rooster   Same ole chickens in the coop.. Here chick, chick, chick. Don't y'all have lives outside this place, or you just to scared to get the feed knocked outta your mouths to actually speak your minds in front of real faces??
September 25, 2011 12:37:56 crzyflea   stores should get shipments in locally for snow removal and snow combat items like roof rakes, shovels and ice melt in about 2-3 weeks. Typically the first shipments come in to retailers around mid october. Then you'll find them at lowes, home depot, ace hardware and other smaller hardware stores like the one in sidney or in sidney center. the variety store on mainstreet in unadilla might have some winter goodies hiding from last year if you're of a mind to keep looking prior to the usual rollouts.
September 25, 2011 02:36:24 bertimouse   Hi Crzyflea & Les! Both points taken about Wooley Bears & Winter Predictions, eh? Thanks so much for your Wisdom! We take BOTH OF YOUR POINTS OF VIEW: It's Gonna be a Bitterly COLD winter with LOADS OF SNOW, we think but Hope Not but That's What We Are Getting Ready For. How about the TOM, eh? Prepare For The Worst & Hope For The Best, eh? Thanks for the Advice about the SNOW RACK for our Roof. We tried to get one last winter & they were all Sold Out Too Late. Where can we get one now? -Didn't see any at Lowe's in Norwich today.
September 24, 2011 23:06:32 Les   Some people believe that the coat of a wooly bear caterpillar can be used to predict how bad the coming winter will be.They believe that if a wooly bear caterpillar's brown stripe is thick, the winter weather will be mild and if the brown stripes are narrow, the winter will be severe.During a experiment some think that the wide black bands mean the caterpillar was living in wet conditions while the wide brown band means the caterpillar was living in dry conditions.And we have had just a little bit of rain which would account for the almost all black wooly bear (the only one)I saw.Yet still the old folklore says a brown wooly worm means a mild winter, a black wooly worm means a cold winter,guess we should be ready for a severe winter. I have heard one that I have found to be reliable, 'it won't freeze until the swamps are full'. And every year that it was dry in the fall, warm weather and rain until the swamps are full , then comes the bitter cold and snow. The swamps are FULL and I expect bitter cold as soon as mother nature feels it is time.
September 24, 2011 12:49:11 crzyflea   Bertimouse (and everyone else interested in weather lore) All indications are that we are in for a very snowy, yet mild winter. The fruit trees are saying much the same as the oaks. So much fruit on the ground is there to feed the deer and other wildlife as we bear through a long bout of a lot of snow. If I remember wooly worm lore correctly the width of the black band is supposed to represent the length of the heaviest snowiest art of winter. Science however says that the bands reflect the feeding conditions during the seasons prior, but since they all weave together it still works as an indication. Snow depends on a certain temp. range. It can get -too- cold to snow. We've been spared snow in some years because it was too cold, or too warm. As much as we might hope that all this rain now is getting us our moisture so we won't need the snow, well be getting the snow as it cycles through the atmosphere. Indian Summer has come late, which we can be thankful for, in that it means the roads have a little more time to be fixed, but winter is likely to come hard on its heels. Personally I will not be surprised to see flurries (not sticking hopefully) as early as the 3rd week of october but I will be planning halloween costumes around snowsuits. I'd suggest it would be wise this year to stockpile the sidewalk salt and grab an extra snow shovel and a snow rake for your roof as well. By all accounts I'm expecting this to be a 'warm' (mostly upper 20s, 30's and low 40s) winter with lots of wet heavy packing snow with early afternoon being a time most days where there is enough warmth most days to cause the snow to crust and sidewalks and shoveled paths to re-ice when the sun goes down. I'm inclined to expect some flooding during the 'thaw' in mid to late January....................... Let us all hope that I'm wrong in my expectations this year!
September 24, 2011 00:40:22 bertimouse   ACORN & WOOLY BEAR FORECAST FOR THIS WINTER: Ok Yall here it is: The Oak Trees have been "dropping acorns" for the past month now; not good. Means lots of snow this winter. What about the Wooly Bear Catapillars? We have found 2 ALL BLACK ONES so far; no brown sripes...Does Anyone Know for certain about the "Wooley Bear Lore"? Can't remember what all them strips or none mean. We Would Love To Hear The Truth About How Wooley Bear Stripes will predict this winter, Thanks.
September 24, 2011 00:31:26 bertimouse   Dear What: What?!? Please Explain, Thanks.
September 23, 2011 16:28:14 wondering   Don\'t forget the fabulous harvest supper at the Masonville Church tonight, 3 until all are served or they run out of food. This is a great home made meal for all to enjoy.
September 23, 2011 13:17:13 Doubting   Polling "To record an opinion or vote". "Pole a straight piece of wood generally round. i.e telephone pole." OR a term for a resident of Poland.
September 23, 2011 11:20:44 someone new   It would be nice if the weather report could be very wrong this time around and the rain would be light. Maybe with all of this rain we will get a reasonable and small amount of snow this winter, but time will tell.
September 23, 2011 09:15:54 TX-1   MORE RAIN ON THE WAY FOR THE WEEKEND!!!! LOTS MORE!!!!!
September 22, 2011 23:07:39 what?   bertimouse; "I'm your huckleberry" Doc Holiday...Tombstone
September 22, 2011 22:44:25 a resident of town   just wondered about the local TOM elections.
September 22, 2011 22:35:11 bertimouse   You missed the Locals; they were on Tuesday, Sept. 13th - didn't you get the voting card in your mail? Allot of Pole Places were moved due to the Flood but not TOM.
September 22, 2011 08:20:21 a resident of town   Election time is just around the corner, does anyone know if there are any elections for the town of Masonville this year?
September 21, 2011 18:54:16 resident   More rain on its' way, just what we need. Starting to see wood smoke around on some cool mornings , it sure is hard to beleive it is that time of year already, but I do enjoy those cool crisp mornings.
September 21, 2011 11:51:34 TX-1   What is she Chinese?thats what it sounded like.LOL!!!!
September 21, 2011 10:41:10 Tony = CR-20   LMAO = "My Hypocrisy only goes so far!" - Doc Holiday...Tombstone
September 21, 2011 09:54:18 Observer   What? Just as soon as we can find someone who understands Bertimouse and what she is saying we will know whether to worry about what she says.
September 21, 2011 07:44:38 what?   Actually I just reread your post,it was meant just to antagonize. And I believe there is a threat involved as well. I hope you meant cream pies?
September 21, 2011 07:38:51 what   bertimouse; Please learn to count. And read you post below about civility. Hypocrisy knows no limit!
September 21, 2011 07:37:14 what?   brtimouse; I was in Delaware county for BOTH floods, where were you?
September 21, 2011 01:58:23 Bertimouse   Dear What: "Get it?" -Floods are Not For Fools, Eh? Where were YOU in '06? Where were YOU 2 wks. ago, eh? Nuff said. B&C Counties still really need us right now. Thanks. Folks for all your Help. PL&H to All.
September 21, 2011 01:49:22 bertimouse   While We Are All Drowning.
September 21, 2011 01:12:32 bertimouse   Dear What(?): 1. Please Remember To Keep Your Comments Under 250 words; as Is The Rule Here. 2. Do Not Post HERE Just To Antagonize. 3. Folks around these parts would most likely like to SHOOT folks just like YOU just because YOU ALL continue your Line Dancing!
September 21, 2011 00:33:06 bertimouse   WE WOULD LOVE to have some kind of Discussion here about the "Wooley Bears" this year...seems no-body cares about them except us. Oh Well. Nuff Said.
September 21, 2011 00:28:04 bertimouse   Just seen an ALL BLACK WOOLY BEAR on the road. So Folks; what does that Pre-diction mean here? Do Tell Soon, Please & Thanks Here.
September 20, 2011 15:15:02 MV Deer Hunter   I haved called the Local DEC and explained the tree down on shears rd. on the state lands and he told me that he will check it out,.I guess He didnt care that it could be un safe or very dangerous when it fells and land in top of a car or a hunter, hiker, or a child riding a bike ! I think thats what they are waiting for, some one get hurt and then fix it,. But If I or any of my family gets hurt I will assure I will file a law suit to the county,state,town, the DEC, of wrong doing. Haved file a few compliants but nothing at all is being done. What else can I do ??? Please Help.. any advise ???
September 20, 2011 10:15:25 Grumpy Ernst Keidel CDR.Keidel@gmail.com Next time you\'re in town, Tony, and have some time, I\'ll give you a guided tour!
September 20, 2011 09:30:09 Tony - CR-20   Never did Grumpy...hope it lasts you forever! Problem is...this has to support the propane delivery truck plus my vehicles and it has to be well built.
September 20, 2011 08:41:11 Grumpy Ernst Keidel CDR.Keidel@gmail.com Hey Tony! Some years back I had a little bridge built across the small stream which also turns into a raging mini-cateract when the rains get bad. Have you ever seen my little bridge on the South part of my property? It was constructed using a good number of railroad ties and has, so far, held up pretty well. I don't usually take automobiles across it; my golf car is its usual traffic. Its cost was in the hundreds only.
September 19, 2011 11:41:23 Wonderer   OK,Taxpayer,then what is the town or ranger to take it down.Also that section of road is not paved or town maintained,I ask if those owners on that piece of road pay the taxes as everybody else , how come is not paved , I wonder are they paying less,are they entitle to have that road paved,since they pay taxes,are they been short change by the town. Just wondering how come they have not complaint,it is like 5 propeties been harm by this.well i guess if they dont cry they wound get anything done.
September 19, 2011 10:16:03 Tony - CR-20   No harm done "What?" and no apology necessary. Thanks for the heads up about the Contractors. The reason it's so much is because we are extending it a little more and that will require new steel "I" beams and decking. Plus the fact that it's a total new design. Not going with the concrete abutment wall because there is nothing to hold it in the ground. Anyway...stop by for a drink when it's done! Enjoy the Fall people!
September 19, 2011 08:52:11 taxpayer   power companies only remove trees that will fall on their lines, the others are of no concern to them. Trees that may fall on town or county roads are the responsibility of the town or county .
September 19, 2011 07:22:09 Wonderer   Power company took down a bunch of trees and limps on Shears,begins wjere road ends up to Ponderosa,but the one tree across the road was not touch,I wonder are they waiting to fall on someone now the hunting is coming up? then run to take it down.I wonder.
September 19, 2011 01:18:55 what?   Tony - CR-20; My apologies, and thanks for your clarification on the situation. I wasn't "Know your facts before you shoot your mouth off." I always try to deal with facts and I was actually writing in general not just at you. My thought, why does the Govt. seek profit on someones misfortune? A low interest loan? Why isn't it zero interest if your going have to pay it back? I hope you looked into more than one quote for rebuild, $25k seems like an awful lot for a small bridge. Just a little warning local contractors (not all of them but some) milk city people because they all know what you would pay downstate.
September 18, 2011 21:42:20 Tony - CR-20   It seems like this Fall will be a quick change over. Enjoy the colors while you can Observer. As for that "stream"...I love the property and the way the house is situated but I would never recommend to anyone to purchase property with any type of flowing water on it! The bridge will cost about 25K to replace and construction starts tomorrow.
September 18, 2011 18:13:11 Observer   Tony CR-20 I also lost part of the back lawn or bank and it washed out part of the sluice on one end of my driveway. My lawn is still swampy and spongy. I have seen that stream by your house really raging. And I can really see how it could wash out a bridge over it. I traveled over Beach Hill many many times while working at the Scintilla and traveling from North Sanford. Actually I can remember as a teenager catching some fish out of that stream. You have selected a great piece of land to upgrade to a primary home. Some falls the foliage around us can be extremely colorful. I do not think this is going to be one of those falls.
September 18, 2011 17:19:20 Tony - CR-20   BTW...congratulations on making contact with her Grumpy. Technology is a wonderful thing!
September 18, 2011 17:17:19 Tony - CR-20   Wish you were right Observer but the small stream that crosses my property becomes "raging rapids" whenever there is large amounts of rain...especially 3 days worth like we had recently. Don't even know why I'm explaining this to you but I just wanted you all to know that some parts of town WERE effected by the down pour.
September 18, 2011 15:05:15 Grumpy Ernst Keidel CDR.Keidel@gmail.com Nam Kyung in Beijing! I think I\'ve mentioned before that my niece Nam Kyung Kim, who made many friends here and at Sidney High School while she lived with us for three and a half years, is currently in Beijing, learning Chinese. This morning, we were finally able to connected via computer. For over an hour we were able to converse and see each other in real-time. She has been gone from here for 83 days now and I think she became even prettier! On a cute note: she was wqearing her SIDNEY ATHLETCS t-shirt.
September 18, 2011 12:58:02 Observer   Tony CR 20- That was not the flood that washed out your bridge. It was a large fish swimming upstream and hit it. We don't have floods on this end of Masonville.
September 18, 2011 12:15:31 Tony - CR-20   To \"What?\"...rebuilding the home to be my Primary Residence. Plus...I'm not looking for a FEMA handout...looking to get low interest loan to pay for the replacement. Know your facts before you shoot your mouth off.
September 18, 2011 00:33:15 what?   Good post Masonville Resident, "no one here needs help that is certainly needed elsewhere in our county."
September 18, 2011 00:27:28 what?   And there goes some tax dollars to a SEASONAL home!! Kinda like "We don't have to pay for it it's coming from a grant (tax payer money out of our pockets,money from China we are broke)! Obama and Fema will help us out ! Hard working taxpayer money hard at work,,,thank you China!! Maybe someday we will wake up and help each other out as a community to those that NEED instead of dishing our tax payer money to those who want it.
September 17, 2011 23:33:25 Tony - CR-20   D A M is censored...WOW LOL
September 17, 2011 23:32:14 Tony - CR-20   I lost my bridge that leads to my property on CR-20 and I'm putting in a claim. *CENSORED* floods darn washed it away! BTW...we were declared a town that qualifies for assistance.
September 17, 2011 18:02:55 Masonville Resident   Maybe no one in Masonville will try to get something for nothing from FEMA since we were not classified as a disaster town, therefore no one here needs help that is certainly needed elsewhere in our county. But there are always those who thinks a way of life is something for nothing ...
September 17, 2011 11:17:32 Observer   "The foolish man built his house upon the flood plain. The wise man built his house upon the mountain. Along came the floods and washed the foolish man's house down the river while the wise man's house stood firm. But the foolish man knew the taxpayers would rebuild his house through FEMA and it would be bigger and better. Guess he was not so foolish after all!" (thanks to Matthew 7:24-27 {paraphrased})
September 16, 2011 09:29:20 part time resident   hopefully no one in our town will take undeserved advantage of FEMA and turn in false claims. There are so many people that have lost everything and they are the ones who should receive the help. Some times people will think this is a way to get new furnaces or washers and dryers, when they have water in their basements each time the rain is heavy because they just do no maintenence to their homes.
September 16, 2011 04:39:00 what?   bertimouse; Obama's “American Jobs Program” consists primarily of spending $450 billion,and eventually probably more than $1 trillion total, on temporary jobs for UNION (a little tit for tat kickback for the big business union special interest lobbyists)workers, including primarily construction workers and teachers. Private sector jobs were NOT mentioned as recipients of this money.Obama has already spent $821 billion dollars to 'save' the economy with his 'stimulus' The unemployment rate, which has been above 9 percent in all but two months since May 2009.When taking into account those who stopped looking for employment or those who took part-time jobs, the rate rose to 16.2% from 16.1%.The rate was 7.8 percent when Obama took office.President Obama called on taxpayers to send their hard-earned money to the federal government so that Washington can pour that money into public school construction to “modernize 35,000 public schools.” Our public schools in THIS area, and in much of the US have closed after spending millions of tax dollars on construction after declining enrollment! These buildings are either empty or sold at a loss, after spending millions of tax dollars in improvements. Obama proposes do do more of the same!
September 15, 2011 15:43:49 Observer   Bertimouse - You have affronted my honor one too many times. "Hiermit melde ich mich Herausforderung, die Sie zu einem Duell". Send your second to see my second to arrange a time and place of your choosing. Cream pies at 5 paces. (NO FROZEN CREAM PIES)
September 15, 2011 14:34:32 Observer   Bertimouse - What on earth are you drinking (or sniffing)?
September 15, 2011 08:52:13 former teacher   Has anyone that posts on this message board ever heard of spell check? Things would be a lot easier to read if they were spelled correctly.
September 15, 2011 08:36:10 CJR   Are we ready for Deer Season ???? Does anybody think its going to be a great season with all those lumber jacks cutting trees of shears rd and rt 20 ???? Also Did the DEC took the tree across Shear Rd yet by pondersoa
September 15, 2011 08:09:19 TX-1   29F tomorrow night,fluries?
September 15, 2011 03:07:51 bertimouse   Yall are TOTAL Wimps if you think that 45 degrees in Sept. is Cold, LOL! -Best get out of Town while you still can before "Winter", ha ha. ha ha. ha ha. We could use a Poet here to say something, eh? just thinking too much now sorry.
September 15, 2011 03:00:21 bertimouse   DUH. Get it Sir? Thanks Forever From Here.
September 15, 2011 02:48:21 bertimouse   Hey Observer: Get Over Yourself for Once! Life Is NOT ALL ABOUT YOU, Eh? We have a BIG U.S. COUNTRY out there, eh? =EVERYONE disagrees with EVERYTHING, Ha ha. -Welcome To Being A PRESIDENT OF THE U.S.A.!!! -NO ONE HAS THE RIGHT TO SAY THAT THEY HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE except Our Current President OBAMA. He Inherited Everything BAD that our Former President & Congress voted for us.
September 14, 2011 15:46:25 Observer   "ARE YOU READY FOR WINTER?" ---- NO NO and NO!!
September 14, 2011 14:04:26 tx-1   ARE YOU READY FOR WINTER?
September 13, 2011 18:27:19 Observer   While the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to free speech it has been one of the biggest controversies over the history of this country. The question of just how far that freedom extends has been argued by some of the best minds in the country over the years. I am sure my blathering on here is covered LOL. The right to opinions and the freedom to express those opinions has been curtailed by many governments over time. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a Christian and extremely educated man who lived during the Nazi reign gave his life in a concentration camp for the freedom to express his opinions. I wonder how many Americans would do the same? It is sad to note that we in this country are finding more and more of our liberties being eroded away. I have no doubts that a soon generation will experience censorship of word and action. Something as simple as being told to shut up here on this site is the beginning of such action by the authorities. As harmless as it may seem right now the fact that Christians are prevented in many many cases of expressing their opinion is a good example. We do not have to see something as extreme as Waco to understand the direction this country is headed. The heavy handedness of law enforcement is one example. Some law enforcement has shoved through laws preventing a person from filming them. Or look at the number of video cameras being used by law enforcement in the name of "protection". To fly in this country is to be herded like cattle at a slaughter house. All in the name of "protection".
September 13, 2011 15:08:33 dog lover   It sure is nice to know that Masonville was never under a state of emergency and FEMA can work on the areas where they are really needed. It certainly makes us feel lucky, maybe a little water in our basements but nothing that requires emergency money.
September 13, 2011 10:18:37 TX-1   What happened to the Evil Bear,havent hear about it for a while,may it got kill in the storm?
September 13, 2011 01:18:09 Les   a resident of town; One of the great things in this country is freedom of speech and the right of opinion. "I don't criticize the fact that he writes,but only his ideology.We can never be sure that the opinion we are endeavoring to stifle is a false opinion; and if we were sure, stifling it would be an evil still." John Stuart Mill, On Liberty, 1859
September 13, 2011 00:47:48 Les   TX-1; Four letter bad words are not allowed on this site! That word should be censored for now! Sunshine and warm (not hot) weather is all we need to talk about for the next couple months!
September 13, 2011 00:42:34 Les   Ha, Ha, Observer, I've been telling that joke for weeks, still funny though! Besides every day of his Presidency being 'historic', O's favorite other saying is it's Bush's fault! I wonder if this excuse will transition into the next Presidency? Just skip O and blame it on Bush four or eight years later!
September 12, 2011 18:59:19 Observer   After the recent earthquake here on the East Coast Obama renamed the fault line on which it occurred. It is now know as Bush's Fault.
September 12, 2011 16:47:15 Observer   Comeon now!!! NO SNOW !!
September 12, 2011 16:35:20 TX-1   Just out of the rain , now snow.just great!!!!
September 12, 2011 16:34:13 TX-1   Going Down to 36f on Friday night!!going to be a bad winter.
September 12, 2011 10:33:27 Observer   PS -"Resident of town" As to keeping "unnecessary" comments to myself. If my comments change the attitude of one person are they not worthwhile? So why keep them "private"?
September 12, 2011 10:10:22 Observer   I stand ready to help anyone, including Masonville, in any fashion and any time that I am able. Of course at my age my "helping" would be more in the non-physical than the physical. There comes a time when a person "slows" down in the physical activities. And you are correct. I attempt to be cordial and friendly with everyone. While I do not know very many people here in Masonville I still would lend a hand to anyone here. But I still contend that when anyone, myself included, offers help it should be turned down with politeness not with an air of superiority and disdain.
September 12, 2011 09:46:01 a resident of town   observer....with the 30 yrs. experience you have with the fire department possibly you would be interested in helping Masonville out since you would never treat anyone like "trash", unless you are willing to help please keep unnecessary comments private. thank you.
September 12, 2011 00:53:28 Les   Rode home from work and a song we sang quite often in elementary school in Masonville was playing over the radio, God Bless the USA. Lee Greenwood wrote his hit song "God Bless the USA" more than 25 years ago. At that time, he said, he wanted to write a song to help Americans "become more unified and have something to hold us together as a Christian nation." "Living with it since I wrote it, it hasn't changed for me," Greenwood said. "It was a song for America in the Gulf War. It was a song of hope in Katrina. It became a song of unity of spirit after 9/11, and 20 years later it is still a song of unity." God Bless The USA, and God Bless the victims of 911!
September 10, 2011 20:48:31 part time resident   maybe the volunteers were just plain tired and not as cordial as some may think they should have been, but we all need to remember that they are just that, volunteers.
September 10, 2011 12:36:01 Observer   I would like to say the volunteers who responded during the recent emergency, for the most part, did and are doing a great job and my thanks to them. But, I think perhaps as part of the training for our Fire Departments and Fire Police should be a course in public relations. I served as a volunteer fire person for over 30 years in a number of offices and position and never found it necessary to treat the public like trash. I left that sort of attitude up to law enforcement as they view the public as trash anyway. It costs nothing to be polite and helpful to people. And in the case of the local fire departments they should remember it is the same public they will be asking for donations in one form or another. I have always tried to be a generous as possible when stopped by fire departments on the roads asking for donations or received letters asking for donations. I realize very well that dealing with the public can be frustrating at times but when one of those citizens asks if they can be of any service you do not threaten them with arrest if they do not get out of the area or tell them to get lost. It might behoove those who are in "authority" in a time of emergency to find our how a person might be of service and what that persons abilities might be in helping them.
September 09, 2011 22:06:42 part time resident   this is when we should all be glad we live in Masonville and not along the beautiful river, that is most of the time they are very beautiful, hopefully all of the flooding of 2011 is behind us now. Good luck to all others. good
September 09, 2011 21:05:34 Observer   Made it to Mt Upton today after a very round about trip to Unadilla and over the hill. Seems considerable flooding along the Unadilla river all the way from E. Guilford to Mt Upton. We here in the valley seem to have escaped the brunt of the flooding and damage. I am sure there was some cellar flooding etc. in this immediate area, but all in all the Dear Lord was good to us compared to many of our neighboring communities. I was informed that the home I lived in when a resident of the Fleischmanns area was a total loss in the storm preceding this one.
September 09, 2011 13:26:16 Grumpy Ernst Keidel CDR.Keidel@gmail.com After I checked my email this morning, went back to bed. Once I arose for my wife's lunch sandwich, I was greeted by an unfamiliar sight: the SUN! Looks good out there and our Hosuni (cat) is happily exploring around the rear deck.
September 09, 2011 13:25:48 snowman   Does anyone know if route 8 from deposit to masonville is open?
September 09, 2011 13:11:23 taxpayer   The water is finding it's way back into the rivers and streams but left a path of distruction behind for many of the unfortunate that lived in the low areas. Roads are slowly opening and hopefully no more rain for awhile so things can dry out again.
September 09, 2011 09:17:06 TX-1   How bad are the roads up there
September 09, 2011 09:15:59 Grumpy Ernst Keidel CDR.Keidel@gmail.com A friend from Sidney came to stay the night with us; he brought his wife and 11 year-old daughter. Our wives are planning to go to the Middle School today to help out. We don\'t know yet how long they will stay with us.
September 09, 2011 02:45:59 bertimouse   Nuff Said For Now. Many Thanks to Our Neighbors. The TOM survived better than most this time. Let's all go down & help Sidney if we can, eh? -Just a thought. PL&H&LessisMore, Berti.
September 09, 2011 02:36:08 bertimouse   And P.S. Masonville missed it by only 5-10 miles. If anyone would like to dispute this just TRY & take a drive "thru" Bainbridge right now. Prayer Helps Everyone, Yall, Eh?
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