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October 24, 2011 17:43:01 Observer   TX Eye wanna no whut is wrung with are spelin? We all tooked hoked on fonics!!!
October 24, 2011 17:40:39 Observer   Taxpayer - My I inquire as to where you got this information? Was it official or some talk going around town? 20% is a very large increase for anyplace especially a small town that has not seen increases in the double figures.
October 24, 2011 17:05:15 TAXPAYER   the town board has proposed a 20% (approx)tax rate proposal for 2012 land taxes. this does not include any county increases .next town board meeting is nov 9(day after election ) pay attention who you vote for.all taxpayers should make a effort to be at this important meeting either to approve or disapprove .this is just the beginning of a very expensive future for the town of masonville ,be smart be there.
October 24, 2011 08:04:18 TX   OGM!! Where are the spelling teachers? is this New York or Missisippi?
October 24, 2011 01:19:03 what?   This from Defeat The Debt; "Soak the rich to pay down our debt? There aren’t enough of them. One-point-four million Americans make up the top 1 percent of taxpayers in this country; close to 139 million make up the remaining 99 percent. One percent of the country can’t realistically pay for the needs of remaining 99 percent—especially when they’re already paying nearly 40 percent of all income taxes. If we’re going to pay for our debt through higher taxes, tax rates at all levels will have to increase and those who currently pay no income tax (over 51 million people in 2008, according to the Tax Foundation) may have to pay a modest rate as well. "
October 24, 2011 00:55:45 what?   Hey,bertimouse; try posting some facts instead of opinion and maybe we can take you seriously. Try to disprove the facts I have posted.
October 23, 2011 22:44:50 bertimouse   Hey What, yall should get more Educated about the Topics Yall Like to Rant About. U R clueless & OMG, T.G. our kids are Not being Educated by the likes Of U. Thanks for ur err, other thoughts tho.
October 23, 2011 12:10:01 town resisdent   beautiful day outside and it sure seems nice to be able to winterize without freezing to death. Enjoy the sun and have a great day.
October 23, 2011 11:37:12 what?   F annie mae should be censored! LOL
October 23, 2011 11:33:25 what?   "Congressman Barney Frank says he wants some of those responsible for our current financial meltdown to be prosecuted. And we couldn't agree more. First up in the court dock: Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass. It was *CENSORED* Mae and Freddie Mac, the two so-called Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs), that lay behind the crisis. After regulatory changes made to the Community Reinvestment Act by President Clinton in 1995, *CENSORED* and Freddie, channeling literally trillions of dollars into the housing markets, using leverage and implicit taxpayers' guarantees.Barney Frank: Starting in the early 1990s, he (and other Democrats) stood athwart efforts by regulators, Congress and the White House to get the runaway housing market under control. He opposed reform as early as 1992. And, in response to another attempt bring *CENSORED*-Freddie to heel in 2000, Frank responded it wasn't needed because there was "no federal liability there whatsoever." Federal regulators discovered in 2003 that *CENSORED* and Freddie executives had overstated earnings by as much as $10.6 billion in order to boost bonuses. President Bush pushed for what the New York Times then called "the most significant regulatory overhaul in the housing finance industry since the savings and loan crisis a decade ago." If it had passed, the housing crisis likely would have never boiled over, at least not the extent it did, taking the economy with it. Instead, led by Frank, Democrats stood as a bloc against any changes. "*CENSORED* Mae and Freddie Mac are not facing any kind of financial crisis," Frank, then the ranking Democrat on the Financial Services Committee, said. "The more people exaggerate these problems, the more pressure there is on these companies, the less we will see in terms of affordable housing."" Now look at the mess America is in.
October 23, 2011 11:32:52 what?   One problem with the fall of our economy that would bring some closure to these protesters is nobody was prosecuted for the crimes committed leading to this recession. There should been arrests following the collapse, then the protesters would know who is to blame.
October 23, 2011 11:29:47 what?   There is a big difference between the 'Occupy Wall Street' protesters and the tea party. '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. New York City police say about 700 protesters have been arrested after they swarmed the Brooklyn Bridge and shut down a lane of traffic for several hours. Tea party protesters sing God bless America and wave the American flag. The Tea party knows the problem is in Washington not in the private district.
October 23, 2011 11:28:21 what?   Will our next President lay blame on Bush after they inherit Obama's mess. Obama spent a trillion dollars on his 'stimulus' AND the unemployment rate has grown after three years of Obama's policy's, and things aren't looking any better, and now he wants to do it again! Bertimouse will blame Obama's failures on republican house, even though there is a democrat controlled senate and president. Bertimouse fails to recognize there was a democrat controlled house AND senate during Bush's presidency.
October 22, 2011 21:09:10 wall street   Do you understand that the top 10% of wage earners are responsible for 70% of the taxes? The top 10% is represented by folks who earn 115k per year or more. Tell a small business man or farmer that 115k is a lot of money and they should pay more! We are now at a point where 50% of wage earners pay NO income taxes! And meanwhile, we hand out "Earned Income Credit" to all of the these people every year at tax season when they dont even pay any taxes! Just another form of welfare. No one answered my a poor person who ever created a job or gave a job to anyone? I am not saying wall street should go unchecked and I am just as mad as anyone else regarding the BS bailouts, etc. BUT, lets keep in mind that pour liberal friends running *CENSORED* and freddie were an major part of this as well.
October 22, 2011 13:25:25 crzyflea   *screech of a cb* kettle this is pot, do you read me? *click* *click* loud and clear pot, kettle is reading you loud and clear, over *click*
October 22, 2011 07:33:58 Reader   By the looks of the last few comments on the message board there are two people that really need to get a life, maybe with all of the spare time you have you could help someone with a little work instead of writing on this message board to yourself. Have a nice day.
October 22, 2011 04:07:07 crzyflea   Take an actual census of the people protesting in the park and you'll find doctors, lawyers, union representatives, teachers, students, retirees, veterans, writers, actors, politicians, city planners, social workers, nurses, filmmakers, web and graphic designers, and many more just like you and I. NOT just unemployed people but people who are concerned about the state of things. Not everyone is the most educated snowflake but they know they're making a difference and they're making history. They're organized about keeping everyone healthy, fed and keeping their occupied area clean. Look for Joe the Peacock's blog post about going to see for himself what was going on. Also be on the lookout for Jesse LaGreca. He's articulate, intelligent and making the rounds. Fine smackdown to fox news recently by him as well.
October 22, 2011 01:07:18 bertimouse   deer wall street: Yur comment reflects all the Arrogance that NOBODY wants to deal with. Hope Yall intended to only upset your Kinfolks with your comments, otherwise u r outta Line Here Sir. -Fill in as Many Blanks As Yall Want, Eh? NOT.
October 22, 2011 00:39:33 bertimouse   Oh Yah That's Right The Republicans Wrecked Our Economy To Begin With: Starting in 2003. -REMEMBER Yah? LOL How NO ONE REMEMBERS NOW! The Dem President had a SURPLUS then & The Rep President spent all of it & how when 9/11/01 Happened HE WAS CLUE-LESS! The Dems Inherited Everything After That. The Reps in the U.S. Senate SPENT ALL the SURPLUS U.S. Funds before 1-1/2 years. WHY DO YOU THINK Folks Now Occupy A Park in NYC Now? We are Not Gonna Say. We'd Just LOVE To Hear From Yall's opinions.
October 21, 2011 23:12:25 wall street   If the wall street protested worked as hard at taking baths and finding jobs they could actually assist the rest of us who shoulder most of the taxes. Most of this nuts dont even know why they are there. When is the last time a poor person offered employment to anyone or created a job? Oh thats right, Obama with his socialist utopia will save us all....
October 21, 2011 21:18:51 bertimouse   Observer: Well Ex-cuussee Us for spelling Y'all like YALL! LOL! Have a nice weekend Neighbor & can you all Please Stop Sweating about the Small Stuff? How about Commenting About the Big stuff Like: 1) Kaddafi being Killed in his Home Town by his Own People. 2) 48,500 Troops Out Forever For This Christmas, Eh? -One Promise that President Obama is keeping even though certain Republicans want to keep 25K troop still there-NO!!! 3)Comments on the Wall Street Occupation? Don't You All Care about How Wall Street has *CENSORED* America? -Bernie has received 150 years in JAIL NOW but the reason Protesters are there is because Hello? This Country's Politicians seem to think that IT IS STILL THE STATUS QUO. -Wake UP! It Is NOT! We Are All Still Reeling because the Senate & Congress of the U.S.A. ARE NOT DOING THEIR JOBS that We The People elected them for. LOL you can't make this stuff up Yall. You gotta either Laugh or Cry. We choose to Laugh & keep on posting about what really matters in the Long Run. Forgive Us Folks; our Neighbors if we've offended you tonight...just trying to say something that really matters for once. Thanks again.
October 21, 2011 17:57:42 Observer   CJR there are plenty of turkeys in D.C.
October 21, 2011 17:25:46 wshbown   does any one have any property they want to sell
October 21, 2011 16:58:42 CJR   Y'all Whats going on with the bow hunting and turkey ?? Anybody ?? to Brag ???
October 21, 2011 13:23:14 resident   traveled up Mormon Hollow Rd yesterday, some change, no more pot holes on rt. 206 end, nice job highway dept.!
October 20, 2011 16:02:42 Observer   I see the term "Yall" used on here. Just what is being referred too? The computer store in NYC named "Yall" or the musical group named "Yall"? I believe there is also a sports paper named "Yall". Plus there is an Arabic word pronounced "Yall". But if you are referring to the Southern slang term for "You All" it is "Ya'll".
October 20, 2011 07:21:54 Whats up with that?   Question for town officials,how come the upper section of Shears rd is not paved or improved,there are about 6 properties up there,which pay taxes like everyone else,but dont get the full benefits of a tax payer.I know thats State Forest and all that,but their taxes are not any cheaper.
October 19, 2011 21:47:47 Pamela Walker Thank you everyone for your support I have been Town Clerk for 21 years and it has not been for the money it has been for the public. I am an Elected Offical and do the best job I can open before I go to work also till 10:00 at night if need be. Thank you again for all your support and look forward for your vote.
October 19, 2011 19:59:18 bertimouse   OK Listen Yall: the TOM Clerk has an answering machine, which BTW we know from past experience is answered very promptly. The TOM Clerk is a Part Time Job with set hours that pays SQUAT when you consider the amount of work that needs to be done there for that position. The financial info regarding payment for this position is available at the TOM board mtgs. anytime if anyone ever cares to go. Yall do need to give this person a Major Break. We've called there & have been there several times to do such things as: register our dogs for licenses, pay our taxes, etc. Small Town Equals Small Taxes Equals Small Services which suit us Just Fine. GET OVER IT we say! We know that Yall don't wanna pay higher taxes for someone with excellent Spelling & a 40-hour per week paycheck which frankly, this Town Does Not Need nor can Afford! We will vote the Same. Thanks TOM Clerk for your continued dedication & Please don't stress this small stuff eh? Thanks for all you do for us, Neighbor.
October 19, 2011 16:10:04 TOM Webmaster   RE: Town Law One and Two. See Official Site For Oct 5, 2011 Agenda and Minutes.
October 19, 2011 11:59:39 what?   @;another resident; I think the point is it is a part time 'JOB', not her 'TIME OFF', that we should be grateful that she spends a little off her time doing the job she is paid for and elected to do. There is other part time jobs out there if she needs one to make ends meet. I think it important to note also that the dumb comment by 'resident' "This is very considerate of her to share her time off with the residents of Masonville.",more than likely wasn't made by our town clerk and might not reflect how she feels about the job. While sometimes she isn't available, and doesn't have set hours, anytime I've been to her house she was more than helpful and pleasant.
October 19, 2011 09:24:44 Not A Member Of The Board --- FYI   IN REPLY TO OCT 7, 2011 Posting: [Dear Craig or Any Of the TOM Board Members: We have 2 questions here & a few comments that we respectfully ask for your response here if you will: 1)Questions: A-Local Law #1 which was voted on last month-the Public Nuisance Law? - can you give us a Summary about it? Thanks. B-Local Law #2 also voted on last month-Appointed Officer Residency;brief summary? Thanks again.] INF. EXTRACTED: TRI-TOWN NEWS SEPT.27,2011 Masonville will hold two public hearings on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. The fi rst is on a proposed Local Law #1, Public Nuisance Law. The intent of the law is to protect the public’s safety from public nuisances, fi re hazards, as well as the fi tness and integrity of buildings, structures and real property within commercial, residential, agriculture and any such zoning classifi cations in existence. The second hearing is on Proposed Law #2, Appointed Offi - cers Residency Law. The purpose of this law is to establish residency requirements for the appointed offi ces of assessor, code enforcement offi cer, dog control offi cer, and health offi - cer for the town of Masonville.
October 19, 2011 08:06:19 another resident   Our town clerk has done an excellent job with all she has to do and yes it is a part time job, how many others out there work 2 jobs to make ends meet? I do know that some do no work and expect the rest of us to support them, maybe they are the ones complaining, are they jealous because she has the ambition to do 2 jobs? Good Job to Pam Walker !
October 19, 2011 04:55:39 crzyflea   to what? - elected officials are typically considered part time until you get to the "big leagues" ie state and federal level. If I'm not mistaken the only exception to this in Masonville is Highway Superintendent.
October 19, 2011 00:15:47 what?   "This is very considerate of her to share her time off with the residents of Masonville." resident , on our town clerk.
October 19, 2011 00:13:17 what?   "This is very considerate of her to share her time off with the residents of Masonville." WHAT? are WE paying her for (our taxes!)than if it is just some time off?
October 19, 2011 00:09:51 what?   The last post sounds like we spent alot of money and now, \"there will be an office for the town clerk to use in the new building.\" \"she works a full time job\" \"available at all other times,\" \"This is very considerate of her to share her time off with the residents of Masonville.\" WHAT? I thought this is what WE paid her for!
October 18, 2011 21:07:18 resident   Yes, there will be an office for the town clerk to use in the new building. Keep in mind we may get better service the way things are now because she works a full time job and is available at all other times, just give her a call. This is very considerate of her to share her time off with the residents of Masonville.
October 18, 2011 16:55:00 Observer   I am aware that the offices candidates are hoping to win are small budget offices and most of the candidates are working full time jobs. This leaves very little time for campaigning. I also realize that these candidates have very little money to spend on getting elected. --- But it would be nice to know what these people stand for and why they feel they can do a better job than those already in office. ---- I recall only one ever stopping by asking for a vote and that was our Town Supervisor some years ago and maybe one other Council member may have stopped by. We do not get any mail from candidates, probably due to the fact we do not have a Masonville mailing address. This sorta makes for blind stab in the dark voting.
October 18, 2011 14:03:22 another reader   I got the flyer and it was the correct spelling. Maybe she caught herself after the first mailing. I went to the Delaware Board Of Elections website and it brought me back to this site! I did not see the list of people running. With the new town office, will there be an office for the town clerk in the building?
October 18, 2011 13:59:48 Reader   Drove down 206 a few minutes ago and it looks like Mormon Hollow Rd. is finally getting fixed up. Many trucks and other equipment are out there working. Nice to see the highway dept. doing road work again.
October 18, 2011 10:04:50 Reader   I received the same flyer for the write in. She may have made a typo, but our current Town Clerk has also if you look at the minutes. We all make mistakes or our spelling isn't great, but that doesn't mean we can't do the job, you just have to work a little harder at it.
October 18, 2011 08:27:10 Masonville Resident   It just goes to show how important it is to proof read everything we write, it really shows the kind of person we are. Some of the things written on this message board makes you wonder how they can come up with the words they use.
October 17, 2011 21:56:26 "Grumpy" Ernst Keidel Most of us Masonvillains probably got a flyer in the mail today, touting a write-in candidate for Town Clerk. I quote: "As Town Clerk I would be available to provide all the sevices of the office....." No, that is not MY typo; I didn't leave the r out of services. So, do we want a town clerk who doesn't proof-read her own ad copy?
October 17, 2011 20:32:10 bertimouse   All Yall gotta do is just visit Just One Town Board Meeting with all your Questions! The Next One is over 2 Weeks Away so Yall can Learn Up before yall get there by reading the past online. Yall can always Ask for & get a List there at the next meeting. PL&H Yall.
October 17, 2011 18:05:08 Need to vote   If you go to the Delaware Board Of Elections website it list who is running. For Council are 5 people, vote for two: Mike Spaccaforno, Steve Davis, Marie Sroka, Denis Burpoe, Jerri Brayman. There are other seats to vote for also.
October 17, 2011 17:36:59 Observer   RE: State Troopers being around the town of Masonville so much. "Sie tun, was das Beste für uns". (Germany 1936 in reference to the Geheime Staatspolizei, [Nazi State Police]). The State Police of the State of NY are not here because they feel they need to protect us from anything, although some extra safety may be a side effect of them being around so much. The SP are around because the State and local municipalities make money from tickets. Traffic infractions bring in a lot of money. It is just another tax. When we become to nonchalant about police presence we are opening ourselves to abuse by the same. Note that when you are traveling one of the interstates that the traffic continues to move at 80 and 90 miles an hour because the SP do not patrol those areas as much as they do secondary State Roads where it is easier to stop and ticket offenders.
October 17, 2011 15:10:35 just saying   As a retired NYS Court Clerk (25yrs) I know first hand the demand of working & maintaining court records is on the staff of any court. Whatever amount Mrs Burpoe is being paid for the tedious & tiring job that she is doing is probably small compensation at best. When the new Town Court is completed I suggest that you go and sit in on the court session & observe.
October 17, 2011 12:55:01 Masonville Resident   Denis Burpoe is running for council, signs are up around town.
October 16, 2011 20:45:31 MV Voter   What seats are we voting on this year? And who is running?
October 16, 2011 13:41:15 Kathy Ryan INDOOR YARD SALE - Mark your calendars for Sat. 10/22, 9am-1pm - Masonville Federated Church. Something for every one!! Light refreshments will available for sale. Tables still available for $10 each.
October 16, 2011 00:44:55 what?   what? Wasn't Masonville part of "Operation Crack Down,",an investigation that included participation by the Oneonta Police Department, state police, Delaware County Drug Task Force, Otsego County Sheriff's Department, United States Marshals Service, United States Immigration and Naturalization Service and the state National Guard Counter Drug Task Force.about 120 police officers arrested 35 suspected drug dealers, 4 lived in Masonville. Then not to long afterwords one of the biggest marijuana busts in NY history occurred in Masonville, anybody remember how many TONS of it was found on Butts road? Then, a elder couple, a couple of years ago was tied up and robbed right in the middle of Masonville. What? could be troop c's fascination with TOM? What? would they want to stake out TOM for? Are they only ticketing innocent people? happy resident wrote; If we are doing nothing wrong there is nothing to worry about. And I agree.
October 15, 2011 12:57:19 happy resident   Maybe we should be happy the State Police are around our small town, this should make it a lot safer place to travel and hopefully to live. If we are doing nothing wrong there is nothing to worry about.
October 15, 2011 11:58:36 Observer   "Put your mouth where your vote is" That does not make a whole lot of sense. Maybe putting your "vote" where your "mouth" is makes a tad more sense. Actually 40% of 450 voters is a pretty good average.
October 15, 2011 11:54:26 Observer   P.S. Their=there
October 15, 2011 11:53:29 Observer   Maybe the Masonville Town Court is busy because the State Police camp out on the roads in Masonville. I rarely go up Sidney mountain without seeing at least one State vehicle parked along the highway facing one direction or the other. Near Butts road on both State Route 8 and 206 seems to be favorite places. Their is a fairly good source of income for the town through traffic summonses for everything from speeding to broken license plate lights. In fact as I write this I am hearing the scanner a traffic stop near Butts road on Route 8.
October 15, 2011 09:13:09 STP   Why so active? for a little town ,thats a lot of cases.
October 15, 2011 08:22:19 Court Watcher   According to Delaware County our little court in the Town of Masonville on of the most active courts in the couty! It is like #5 out of 24 courts!!!!
October 15, 2011 04:38:52 bertimouse   TX: YUP. Out of maybe 450 supposed Permanent ResidentTOM registered Voters only about 40% of them vote because they don't give a Rat's A.
October 15, 2011 04:12:09 bertimouse   Why don't yall PUT YOU'R MOUTH where YOUR VOTE IS. Folks here need Folks that not ONLY speak up here but that also have the STAMINA.
October 14, 2011 10:07:31 Observer   Mrs. Burpoe is the clerk for the town court. She is required to be present when the judge is in court. The money is for her wages and, I suppose, her expenses in performing her duties. I would not think the money she gets is excessive considering the amount of work involved in her job. We are speaking of a court of law, an official body. She is not allowed very many errors in what she does. It can be a very demanding job. P.S. And the town court appears to be a very busy court.
October 13, 2011 23:35:27 Don   Sure, 550 to 1000 whatever. The number is always up there if you look on the minutes. But what's that 550 going to every month is the real question?
October 13, 2011 18:56:53 TX   WE ARE JUST LAZY,FOR TOWN MEETINGS.
October 13, 2011 16:34:32 what?   Your right Reader, Laurie Burpoe averages $550 a month for the last year. My comment that I found in the official minutes ( I figured there probably was a reason) was to maybe answer Phil\'s curiosity, not to upset anybody. I actually don\'t know what? she does. That\'s why I wrote WE should go to some town meetings so WE do not just \'wonder\' what is going on.
October 13, 2011 16:19:31 Library Patron   Over two weeks now and our Local Library Branch is not open for business. The main library says the \"Masonville Library is closed until future notice for repairs\" They would not comment on the kind of repairs! Does anyone have any more information on this matter? Thanks
October 13, 2011 09:07:41 Reader   I think people should check out the minutes on the official website and see that Mrs. Burpoe does not make $1000 per month.
October 12, 2011 23:50:30 what?   Nobody answered Phils question about; "Just out of curiosity, for what is Laurie Burpoe paid nearly 1000 dollars for every month?" STATE OF NEW NEW January 5, 2011 COUNTY OF DELAWARE TOWN OF MASONVILLE RECOMMENDED MOTIONS: 10. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; it is recommended to appoint Laurie Burpoe as Town Court Clerk for the 2011 calendar year. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.,,, Other than this I really don't know either,maybe WE should go to some town meetings so WE do not just 'wonder' what is going on.
October 12, 2011 09:45:29 TX-1   Hey Les you are right,I always hope noone had ordered mint or peanut butter before me,some times you get coffe or chocolate or anything else at the bottom.
October 11, 2011 22:58:26 Les   If you count the little extra that you get to taste at the bottom of your cone , I may have tasted all 52 flavors in the last thirty plus years of eating ice cream there, but I can't confirm it. That is just too many flavors to be sure of!
October 11, 2011 17:46:45 Observer   I wonder if anyone has ever tried all the flavors and mixtures one can get down there at the ice cream shop? If you tried it in one summer you would blow up like a balloon.
October 11, 2011 13:51:48 TX-1   Just let the poor old lady alone,she worked all summer for you guys,making your ice creams with rainbow sprinkles and all.
October 11, 2011 11:30:59 JR   Ice Cream Shop : They shall have it open for atleast bow season, and the first week of rifle season. So we can still enjoy thier great ice cream.
October 10, 2011 18:20:00 Part-Timer   Crzyflea,I agree with you 100%,but the weather still warm and opening wknd still not that bad,anyway we enjoyed it a lot this year
October 10, 2011 13:28:55 crzyflea   Re: ice cream shop - it would be lovely to see it stay open later into the season(s) but I would hazard a guess that they'd have to do some work on the building to be able to do that. I've a strong suspicion its not fully insulated and that they probably are getting ready to drain the pipes. Consider too heating considerations would have to bite into potential profits from staying open later and dropping attendance despite a potential shift in focus for the season. To be blunt, to run the full hunting/fall/winter season would probably not be economically advisable even if the heating and such isn't a factor. Opening day might be a consideration or even the entire opening weekend but then there is the traditional church fundraiser meal to take into consideration also. Furthermore they have other jobs for the off season to consider I'm sure, and after all the hard work they put in making a great summer destination available locally for us to savor and enjoy they too deserve some downtime as much as we'd love to see it open longer they too deserve some just desserts and a vacation.
October 10, 2011 11:25:35 Les   Agreed Observer, our politicians do not seem capable of fixing our economy. We have had three years of 'change' and the unemployment rate has went up. I do like republican candidate Herman Cain so far. He says he can fix the economy "It's not rocket science", he should know,he was a rocket scientist for the Navy, and a mathematician, grew up dirt poor and now is a successful businessman. Bringing more than one company from bankruptcy to profitability.
October 10, 2011 11:15:45 Les   I agree, Part-Timer. I don't know how much business the ice cream place would get, but it would be a great stop for hunters for lunch or coffee, and don't forget about the snowmobilers!
October 10, 2011 10:35:42 Observer   It is said that if one put 10,000 monkeys in a room with 10,000 typewriters they would eventually come up with the Great American Novel. Why not try that with congress? We could send 10,000 monkeys to Washington and maybe they would come up with a solution to our problems. Obviously the idiots we have there now are not able too.
October 10, 2011 10:33:26 Observer   Ice cream place closing! The official sign that winter is on its way!! (SIGH)
October 10, 2011 10:32:25 Part-Timer   Why dont they stay open thru hunting season,with coffe,donuts,sandwiches,breakfast,lunch for the hunters,etc,etc.
October 10, 2011 10:27:42 Part-Timer   Is there anything good to buy @ the General Store,whats in there anyway?
October 10, 2011 09:03:55 wondering   Is there anyone new running for a position on the Masonville town board or are we all set for this year?
October 10, 2011 00:54:04 Phil   Just out of curiosity, for what is Laurie Burpoe paid nearly 1000 dollars for every month?
October 09, 2011 18:24:05 Observer   After church today my wife and traveled down to Starlight PA (where my mother was born right after turn of the century 1901) We had lunch at the Inn at Starlight Lake. Across the lake is still located the house one of my aunts owned up until about 1947. She owned the lake at the time. Several people were out on the lake sailing and we were watching them from the dining area. The hills around the lake have reached their fall color peak. Very beautiful place really. Coming back we traveled through North Sanford and onto Delaware County Route 20 and I stopped at the top of Beach Hill and took some pictures out through the valley. The sun was hitting just right to make the colors stand out. But, I fear this is the last of what color we will have around here this year. I never cease to marvel at the precise and delicate way our Almighty God has put His creation together. I travel Route 8 between here and Mount Upton each day of the week and I note how healing has already began in the areas ravished by the recent winds and flooding. Once again something to marvel at when we think how God directs his creation.
October 09, 2011 17:58:55 Observer   Here I am with a dozen cameras and videos and one day I am going to be in the right place at the right time and get a picture of the "evil Masonville bear".
October 09, 2011 17:25:53 crzyflea   Saw a bear over in the Adkins Marsh area Thursday for those who are on bear watch. Not really all that far afield for it to be the "wicked shear bear" or one of its relatives. He or she is looking fat and happy and ready for the winter nap.
October 08, 2011 23:28:43 what?   Dear O; I look foward to reading your posts. So please don't stop. Your posts October 05, 2011 12:03:24, and October 08, 2011 14:55:08, where spot on, Thanks!
October 08, 2011 22:06:02 bertimouse   Dear O: After a Hard Day's work wherever we are M-S we are definitely NOT into responding to your Long Debates. Sorry but we Don't Bite. Go Fish with some other Folks willing to waste their time, eh? Neighbor: PEACE. All will be Well, Always. :)
October 08, 2011 14:55:08 Observer   I would like to recommend a couple of books to you readers. Number one is a book entitled "Bonhoeffer Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy." By Eric Metaxas. Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a German Lutheran pastor who lived during the Nazi regime in Germany. Bonhoeffer was a scholar and theologian. He broke away from the "official" church of Nazi Germany and formed a Church opposed to Hitler. He was involved in plots to get rid of Hitler including the July 20 Plot for which he was arrested and sent to a concentration camp and later brutally hanged for his part in the plot. The second book I would like to recommend is entitled " Understanding the Arab World" by Louis Bahjat Hamada. Mr. Hamada is from Lebanon and is a converted Muslim. He came from one of the ruling families of Lebanon. Mr. Hamada is now a Christian but maintains close ties with his country and the Arab world through mission work. In his book he traces the roots of the Arab nations through God's Word and attempts to dispel some preconceived notions Westerners have about the Arabs. One interesting thing he points out is the need for USA to get back to what it is best at. Acting as a peace maker and not taking sides and also its history of delivering the Gospel.
October 08, 2011 10:15:16 Observer   Bertimouse - I guess you must be seeing something I am not seeing. How does my discussions on this board stop anyone from discussing whatever they want? You mention several people "tried" to change the subject. Well, what was stopping anyone, who so desired, from taking part in their subject? I noted several people who asked questions but seems no one had the answer for them. Hunting etc. was mentioned and apparently no one was interested, at the time, in discussing that subject. You say I am such a bully. How is my discussing anything on this board making me a bully? Am I forcing anyone to read my posts? Am I forcing anyone to join the discussion? If you wish to get personal I will say your posts, for the most part, are almost unreadable. You seem to spend most of your posts on "sucking up" to the local board officials and mentioning ridiculous ideas that no one appears to be the slightest interested in. Your posts do not bother me and I do not care what you post. If you have those reading your posts and joining you in your discussion that is great and that is what this board is about. So, I would request the same courtesy from you. Obviously you do not like the subjects I post so, as I said do not read them. My free speech has reached a screech? I am not sure what that means but I will say I hope everyone's free speech is never silenced. In closing Bertimouse I will say you are NOT the moderator of this forum nor do you select the subjects to be discussed nor who will do the discussing. With that thought in mind just ignore the posts you do not want to read and join in the discussion of those posts you do want to read.
October 07, 2011 23:11:58 bertimouse   We would like to say here that although we don't post much anymore because TG we have demanding Jobs that we both Love, unfortunately it brings us both across 9 different counties with allot of driving time and allot of time spent apart away from our beloved Home Here. Between us we've seen the Worst of every Flood Everywhere since Sept. 10th. this Year. Excuse Us if sometimes we think the posts here are Pretty much Petty. The TOM dodged this Bullet by only about 10 miles do YALL know that? Someone in MV should try to organize something to help out the poor Folks either in Schoharie or Broome County - our Neighbors Now before the winter. You Know; just a thought here for someone not doing anything right now that er, has some Spare Time?
October 07, 2011 22:04:02 bertimouse   One More Question to any TOM Board Member or Craig: -About the Special Needs Transportation Mandate by NYS Government: We understand that you opposed it for good reasons here. Our question is: Out of the 19 Towns in Delaware County, How Many Supervisors in which Towns Opposed you? We Approve what you do for us but wonder what the issues are for other Towns?
October 07, 2011 21:56:51 bertimouse   Dear Craig or Any Of the TOM Board Members: We have 2 questions here & a few comments that we respectfully ask for your response here if you will: 1)Questions: A-Local Law #1 which was voted on last month-the Public Nuisance Law? - can you give us a Summary about it? Thanks. B-Local Law #2 also voted on last month-Appointed Officer Residency;brief summary? Thanks again.
October 07, 2011 21:49:59 bertimouse   Hi What. We L(Heart)TOM for all they do & all our Neighbors in MV wherever they are. You have good comments Neighbor. It's nice to hear that someone else appreciates the Hwy. Dept. eh? We went & read the whole Sept. post by the TOM board mtg. too bad only 7 Public Folks showed up but so glad that they post it here. CUDO'S to the TOM SECY for her most excellent spelling & very timely posting nowadays. You deserve a Raise & we would Vote for that for you. Thanks for all you've done & your most excellent improvement, eh? :)
October 07, 2011 21:15:15 bertimouse   Dear O: Yall are sounding like Such a Bully! Why can't yall tone it down some, eh? Do ya notice how several other Folks have er tried to change the subject here? Why do yall feel the need to Harp on such stuff that clearly not many other Folks want to comment about? -Just saying Neighbor that your Free Speech is Screech at the moment...give it a rest for these Beautiful Days. :)
October 07, 2011 20:09:48 what?   Just read Sept. minutes, FLOORTIME: 2. Would like to thank our Supervisor Dumond and all Highway Dept. employees for their work on our Town Hall. Thanks guys for saving the town some money!
October 07, 2011 17:47:05 Observer   "Suppose a nation in some distant Region should take the Bible for their only law Book, and every member should regulate his conduct by the precepts there exhibited! Every member would be obliged in conscience, to temperance, frugality, and industry; to justice, kindness, and charity towards his fellow men; and to piety, love, and reverence toward Almighty God ... What a Eutopia, what a Paradise would this region" John Adams 2nd President of the USA. ---- "And as it is our duty to extend our wishes to the happiness of the great family of man, I conceive that we cannot better express ourselves than by humbly supplicating the Supreme Ruler of the world that the rod of tyrants may be broken to pieces, and the oppressed made free again; that wars may cease in all the earth, and that the confusions that are and have been among nations may be overruled by promoting and speedily bringing on that holy and happy period when the kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ may be everywhere established, and all people everywhere willingly bow to the sceptre of Him who is Prince of Peace." Samuel Adams ---- "Cursed be all that learning that is contrary to the cross of Christ." James Madison
October 07, 2011 10:48:57 Observer   Bertimouse there is a feature incorporated into this forum. It is called "don't read the post". Try it. It works great!! In the meantime and until the owner of this site brings it to a halt I will discuss anything I so desire with anyone I so desire. P.S. NUFF SAID!!
October 06, 2011 23:27:57 bertimouse   p.s. NUFF SAID!
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