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March 01, 2011 07:39:17 Kathy K   Bertimouse: The article is "Regulation Lax as Gas Wells' Tainted Water Hits Rivers". I'd give you the URL but it won't let me post it here. Here's a quote: “Part of the problem is that industry has outpaced regulators. ‘We simply can’t keep up,’ said one inspector with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection who was not authorized to speak to reporters. ‘There’s just too much of the waste.’ ‘If we’re too hard on them,’ the inspector added, ‘the companies might just stop reporting their mistakes.’ This is something I've asked the board about. Home Rule does not apply to gas drilling, but the Town Board has stated that they trust the DEC to oversee this industry. With all the state land around here and the money it will rake in for Albany, do you think Albany will let drilling proceed regardless of accidents?
March 01, 2011 00:18:48 Les   I do not ever plan on watching the liberal documentary 'Gasland' now or ever.But it doesn't take a idiot to realize that hydrofracking chemicals into the ground is just wrong.What part of chemicals and ground do they not understand?
March 01, 2011 00:08:35 Les   Taxpayer:yup, you pro drillers can get rich just like the drug dealers, big tobacco and alcohol businesses have,good argument!
Febuary 28, 2011 22:31:00 Craig DuMond   Historically, the Assessor has not been mandated to attend Board meetings and give a report. The Highway Superintendent has historically done this. There really is not a lot of information the Assessor could report on a monthly basis. The Bi-centennial is planned for Sat July 16th. The next planning committee meeting is this Wednesday at 630pm at the Church. Questions regarding the dump box/spreader can b answered by the highway Superintendent. The box is stainless steel and therefore will be usable on many trucks to come. The Board and I feel the sole bid was reasonable considering the bid specifications. This is a budgeted item.
Febuary 28, 2011 21:56:28 bertimouse   Craig, How Come the TOM Assessor gives less detailed & very fewer reports than the TOM Highway. Dept. does at the TOM board mtgs.? -Just wondering. Please explain.
Febuary 28, 2011 21:34:56 bertimouse   Taxpayer: you really need to see the movie: "Gasland". ANYONE who is In Favor of Drilling for Gas in Any Area Should See This Movie & then offer their opinions. It was nominated last night for an Academy Award because it was such a good DOCUMENTARY Film. Folks Really need to know the whole truth. That's what documentaries do & the Academy recognized their local efforts.
Febuary 28, 2011 21:11:26 bertimouse   Kathy:about Gas drilling from the 2-27-11 NYTimes: couldn't find which one you referred to.Too many links there.We personally continue to hope folks will WAKE UP&discover enough BRAINS&Less Greed. CLEAN WATER will Always Be More Precious than dirty gas or oil. Don't these men learn nothing(?)their Momma's tried to teach them? Guess not.History repeats itself over&over again.
Febuary 28, 2011 20:51:10 bertimouse   TOM Webmaster: would a donated webcam do to broadcast online so that folks could view the TOM board mtgs. live every month at least? Tell us what it would take. We can make this happen.
Febuary 28, 2011 14:19:51 taxpayer   Not all people that are pro drilling are greedy, some are just in need of some cash to live the way others do in this state. After working long hours, 7days a week,365 days a year. Some of those that are against drilling are just jealous not to own the land and get some of that cash. Just think what some of the money would do for the economy, and also we are not the only state to do the gas drilling and it is a lot safer than some things we do to ourselves everyday, drugs, alcohol and smoking, and yes we could even get rich.
Febuary 27, 2011 23:30:20 Les   What is wrong with the pro drillers!I have always been one,DRILL HERE DRILL NOW!!!Drill holes into our earth,no big deal.Water frack CHEMICALS into the ground,NO!I don't care how safe they say it is.Where is the long term enviromental impact research,say a hundred years from now?We are dealing in NY with chemical useage from the past right now,its given us cancer clusters and inedible fish,do we look foward to more of the same?Or do we overlook history and worry about the bottom line, a little temporary profit for a limited amount of greeedy people?
Febuary 27, 2011 23:18:10 Les   I think we can deal with a little computer generated censorship.Post online to the Oneonta daily Star,can take hours or days depending on when they read them.Censorship of some innocent words is'nt that big of a deal for instantaneous posts.
Febuary 27, 2011 11:52:44 Grumpy Ernst Keidel CDR.Keidel@gmail.com Contrary to popular belief, I too am not the webmaster for this, the UNOFFICIAL Masonville site. Though I am identified as your host, I only pay for this site and dictate what should be displayed. The actual webmaster, responsible for the mechanics of this venue, is Bear at BearPaws WebWorks. His link is at the bottom of the home page. It is he who is responsible for the censoring programs, etc.
Febuary 27, 2011 11:38:33 Town of Masonville Webmaster   The question was asked could the Town Board meeting be put on the internet in real time. The answer is yes. It would not be the difficulty of doing so it would be the need for some pretty good equipment capable of producing worthwhile images and sound. For instance I have security cameras set up that allows me to watch them from any computer anywhere I am at the time. Plenty of software available but on site computer and camera/s are not available on site. Hope that helps.
Febuary 27, 2011 11:29:18 Town of Masonville Webmaster   I am sure the Webmaster of this site is using an autocensor to censor out undesirable words. The Autocensor can only distinguish the word not how it is used in context. This is one of drawbacks of keeping the site free of less than desirable content. PS I am not webmaster of this site.
Febuary 27, 2011 07:59:56 Kathy K   Wow, there's a very interesting article about gas drilling in the NY Times today. You can read it on-line.
Febuary 26, 2011 22:14:46 Driver i am   Yea i agree the road are going to hell. I know thing are tight but its safety issue. I see people driving into on coming traffic just to avoid the pot holes. Seem like there doing more repair work ever year when instead they need to be redone. On a lighter note im going to have pop tart.
Febuary 26, 2011 16:56:33 Les   Wondering,I don't think it was Jack's name that was censored,just the use of the last name only.My condolences to Bob Stanton's family.
Febuary 26, 2011 10:09:52 Spend $$???????   Not just a box,ask the Hwy. Supt. for details!!!!
Febuary 25, 2011 18:45:59 Curious WHY Rush to Spend $$   IS the cost posted in the Feb.'11 minutes for DUMP BOX BODY Correct? $51,321.00 w/ONLY a $1,000 credit for the old box. THESE NUMBERS SEEM EXCESSIVELY MARKED UP... FOR JUST ONE DUMP BOX only. (( ref: TNT magazine www.truckntrailer. com)) "only 1 bid received. The bid was from Waynes Welding for $51,321.00. They alos allowed another $1,000 trade-in for the old box." Considering there was only 1 bid/(AND IT IS OVER BUDGET!!) The CORRECT thing to do would Negotiate!! or keep looking for additional bids. What's the hurry?
Febuary 25, 2011 18:12:16 bertimouse   Think that section of route 20 is in Broome County? -County road, too.
Febuary 25, 2011 12:03:31 R. Healt healt2@netzero.net Can we get some repairs planned for the section of Co. Hwy 20 from the Oquaga Creek winter entrance to East Afton Rd. It is impossible to drive over 20 MPH.
Febuary 25, 2011 10:41:49 wondering   Why is Jack Butts\' name \"censored\" material on here? Why does the Fire Dept not hang a wreath in honor of Bob Stanton - past Fireman-?
Febuary 25, 2011 10:09:00 RL   The saw mill was moved from where Eldred Gray's place; the mill was along the creek. It was also a planning. I have a picture of it.
Febuary 24, 2011 21:54:18 bertimouse   OK so JULY 16th BE IT for TOMS Anniversary Parade. How Come the Town Assessor gets less detailed reporting than the TOM HWY. Dept. does at the TOM mtg.s always, Craig? Her reports are ultimately more important to us all, yes? -Just wondering. Please explain & Thanks.
Febuary 24, 2011 20:15:28 bertimouse   This Town needs an "online" board meeting website where folks can view the TOM board mtgs. LIVE on-line & could also participate with comments...OK maybe in 50 years? But Why should this be so hard? -If my brother can hook up a webcam for my 82 yr. old Mom to talk to her 4-yr. old Grandchild 300 miles away Live Via Internet to talk to then why can't the TOM set up something similar once a month for the board mtgs? -Webmaster;is it really that hard to set up? -Just wondering as I saw some men walk on the moon once in '69. Outside the Box is where TOM already is & Loves to be, Yes?
Febuary 24, 2011 19:59:21 bertimouse   OK I'm making an Executive Decision Here: The TOM'S 200th CELEBRATION WILL BE HELD ON THE 1ST WKND. OF JULY; From Friday to Sunday. HERE'S WHY: 1)The last weekend of June is NOT a good time because that's Graduation Wknd. for ALL of the area High-School Seniors;not just Sidney. Doesn't the TOM want to attract other Folks nearby to attend what we will have to offer that weekend?!? 2)Driving is not recommended that wknd. for obvious reasons. 3)The last wknd. in June has already been reserved for many families to celebrate their Graduates. This is their Family Wknd. which is a Big Deal. 3)The TOM should have the Same Right to Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Her Existence as our Nation-during this very Same Weekend.(Yes, Craig?) 4)WE are allowed to extend OUR celebration All Weekend if we want to.(Yes, Craig?) 5)There is no BETTER day, Folks. Since no one seems to be making any decisions here; THIS IS OUR VOTE. LET'S US ALL JUST DO A SPECIAL VOTE ON IT?
Febuary 23, 2011 10:59:38 Observer   My condolences to the family of Bob Stanton I remember Bob from years ago in Deposit. He has been a fixture here in Masonville for years.
Febuary 20, 2011 11:55:55 Mormon Hollow Farm   The town hall was located across from Eldred Gray and on the other side of the creek. Frank Jones was involved in taking this building down. The only mill I know of was the one I mentioned on Pine Hill and Rt.8
Febuary 20, 2011 09:39:21 RL   The weekend July 15-17 is also Sidney Alumni Weekend and Sidney Center Home Town days.
Febuary 20, 2011 09:32:01 Robin L   There was a sawmill on the corner of Pine Hill and Rte 8 owned by Mr. Lyons. But it was moved there from a different location in town. Does anyone remember where the Town Hall was pre 1960\'s?
Febuary 19, 2011 18:13:41 Craig DuMond   Dear Concerned Resident: Yes, the Town owns an excavator and therefore did not pay 40k for such work. I can assist you regarding clarification to your concern if you contact me with the date of the board minutes in question.
Febuary 17, 2011 18:42:58 guess who?   If you happen to see our town judge or the youngest member of our highway dept. crew tomorrow be sure to wish them a happy birthday.
Febuary 17, 2011 15:55:21 Concerned Resident   Does the town own a Excavator? I was just reviewing the minutes for the past year and the town laid out around $40,000 for Excavating work. Wouldn't it benefit the town to have purchase a excavator in the long run.
Febuary 17, 2011 13:52:15 CC   Txz Kathy,just wanted to check on my property by State Land this wknd,but dont know if could get up there.
Febuary 17, 2011 09:06:07 Kathy K   CC: I haven't seen Shear's road this winter, but I don't think it's passable in the "no maintenance" area. Our road is across the valley and they are still snowmobiling on Zion Hill. There might be enough warmth over the next two days to get the ice off the driveway, but that's about it. There is a lot of snow/ice in these mountains this year.
Febuary 17, 2011 07:46:31 Mormon Hollow Farm   Steam Mill Rd.---- There was a sawmill on the Deposit end of Steam Mill Rd. and it was operated by steam, so came the road's name. We often wondered where Mormon HOllow Rd. got its name, yes there were Mormon's living here years ago.
Febuary 17, 2011 00:42:24 Love that Store!!   That would be The Masonville General Store and the person to talk to would be Kendal. The email address is: Masonvillegeneralstore@frontiernet.net phone: 607-265-3808
Febuary 16, 2011 22:16:12 From Sherburne delbetlaw@twcny.rr.com I have a friend who bought a gift item in a "gift shop" in Masonville. I'd like something similiar. Is there a gift shop in Masonville? If so, I'd like to contact them by phone. Help.
Febuary 16, 2011 18:13:26 Curious Masonviller   Thank you Tom
Febuary 16, 2011 07:44:33 FYI   excerpt SCS BOE Minutes Jan.11,2011 BUSINESS MANAGER REPORT – Business Official Sheree Kellogg advised the Board that Broome DDSO is looking to renew their lease at our former Masonville School. Sheree wanted to bring to the Board’s attention the possibility of bringing a 457b plan to the school to go along with the 403b retirement plan. The 457b plan is a friendlier plan, there is no penalties for withdrawls and there is no cost to the district.
Febuary 16, 2011 06:58:56 CC   Anybody knows,if Shears rd is passable this week? thanks.
Febuary 15, 2011 16:25:36 TOM Webmaster   Yes Jeri Brayman is the town historian.
Febuary 14, 2011 22:50:34 Curious Masonviller   Hello!! I would love to know who the Town Historian is?? Is it still Jeri Brayman(I apologize if I spelled her name wrong!!)??
Febuary 13, 2011 23:39:36 bertimouse   What Ever Happened at the 200th TOM Anniversary Meeting? We couldn't show up 'cause of the Big Snow. Haven't heard anything Since... Any News Here Folks? Do Tell All & Thanks.
Febuary 13, 2011 18:47:32 Mormon Hollow Farm   I was told there was a sawmill on the left on Pine Hill Rd. as you leave Rt. 8 by the school. It may have been owned by Ralph Lyons.
Febuary 13, 2011 13:02:14 Grumpy Ernst Keidel CDR.Keidel@gmail.com As most of you know, I live on Steam Mill Road; so named after what mill?
Febuary 13, 2011 12:40:18 Mormon Hollow Farm   miss spoke when I said sawmill, but will see if I can find out. My uncle, Thornton Young, told me about the lumber being brought here to be used on our farm. I just spoke to him yesterday about it. Maybe my Grandfather, John Young , sold some lumber to others before moving it here, anything was possible when money was so short.
Febuary 13, 2011 09:31:53 Robin Church Little   Jerri, Mr. Banner told my father many years ago that my house was built from lumber from the mill behind the school; he told him that when he gave him his 1952 Buick. Mrs. Banner told me when we brought this house that the lumber came from the old mill. The floors in this house are of great evidence; as you can see the wear and tear of heavy work on them. Also the beams in the basement are hand hewned and have notches that show they were used somewhere else previously. Mr. and Mrs. Banner built this house around 1940. You are correct that there was a sawmill in Masonville, do you know where that was?
Febuary 13, 2011 09:29:51 Laura Coons   Any body know how and where to do geneology adress research in town?
Febuary 12, 2011 18:18:55 Mormon Hollow Farm   I stand to correct myself---- Do not know why I wrote "sawmill" in earlier message, it was a feed mill.
Febuary 11, 2011 16:47:49 Mormon Hollow Farm   P.S. the sawmill consisted of three or four buildings, and the Young family also took the 2 story garage down in town that was below Stanton\'s garage shortly after the saw mill and the lumber was used in the same manner as the mill lumber.
Febuary 11, 2011 16:21:14 Mormon Hollow Farm   The sawmill behind the school was torn down to make room for the Masonville school. Since the school was built in the early 1940's (corner stone is buried in a snow bank) the mill was taken down probably in the late 1930's by John Young and his sons, Edwin, Everett, and Thornton. The lumber was transported to their farm on Mormon Hollow Road, that my family is still operating, and the lumber was used for farm buildings and scrap lumber was burned to boil sap in the farm sap house.
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Febuary 07, 2011 18:02:52 wshbown   does anyone know of a moving company nearby to help a friend move his belongings and possibly store the stuff. even garage space for rent
Febuary 07, 2011 16:11:33 golden retriever lover   Hi, the rented farmhouse was on the same road as the Masonville Inn, according to my mother. Any ideas?
Febuary 07, 2011 16:02:34 Grumpy Ernst Keidel CDR.Keidel@gmail.com A FIRST! Today is the first time in well over three years that I got a call from the high school nurse, relaying that beloved niece Nam was having stomach pains; I should come and pick her up. Drove down there and found that Nammy looked like the walking dead! The nurse helped her into my truck and I drove her straight home where she headed straight for bed. She doesn't seem to be improving too fast, but at least it doesn't appear to be getting worse. Dear wife Ha-Yo is out of town, shopping for knitting stuff. I check on Nammy periodically. Her beautiful face has regained most of its normal color. I don't understand how someone can feel so sick and look so great at the same time!
Febuary 06, 2011 12:35:02 Iva Cunningham Morey   Does anyone remember Alberta Brewer? She worked in the Masonville School cafeteria. I remember the prune whip that they served there. Many years ago, about 1942 or '43. I have great memories of attending school there.
Febuary 05, 2011 23:29:23 Les   Congratulations to the town of Sidney Center!They have talked the town of Sidney down on the price of their old school from $500,000 plus dollars to $50,000!Hopefully they meet thier goal and make the purchase:).Their old school will make a wonderful community center.Wouldn't it be nice if Sidney would extend the same deal for TOM?I also thank the Sidney Center residents for joining us in the fight to keep the schools open,good luck!
Febuary 04, 2011 22:45:11 bertimouse   Robin Little: What a nice thing to do to thank a stranger. And what a nice thing for a stranger to help a stranger. In TOM it's a nice thing to think about how we're not strangers but neighbors helping neighbors. Sorry I am reflecting on My Birthday Today! The (UGH) older I get the more kindness and caring I too experience. Does TOM has it's own TOM flag? If it does, LONG MAY IT WAVE! And if it doesn't, then there ought to be one for the 200th anniversary we say.
Febuary 03, 2011 18:58:59 Robin Little   My parents would like to thank the gentleman that stopped this morning to help my mom with their car. They didn\'t get your name; they said you were driving a red truck with writing on the side. They would also like to thank Matt Cutting for his help. I would like to thank you both also as it is nice to see people helping older persons. Again Thank you very much, it is greatly appreciated.
Febuary 01, 2011 00:52:20 Les   How come Robin can post Jack Butts but I cant post *CENSORED*'s B u t t ' s :)
Febuary 01, 2011 00:48:42 Les   I'm not too young to remember Masonville little league sponsored by *CENSORED*'s rt.8 market.How and when did they become Masonville Giants?Did nobody want to help sponsor them?All of Sidney's teams had sponsors(walking advertisements).
January 31, 2011 20:11:44 Robin   One who knows - I believe that after Pomeroy was Pell, then DuMond, Dunn and then Jack Butts, who opened a store before the Quickway. Do you remember the Saw mill? And that there was a Bus Barn below where the Diner/Bar was? In The Bus Barn leanto towards the dinner was where the first Fire Truck was kept until the fire house was built across the street.
January 31, 2011 12:25:20 Old Man   The taxpayers of Masonville Fire District would be aware of why the taxes went up so much if they had attended the public hearing at the Masonville Church, that was posted in the Tri Town News. Rumor has it no one attended this meeting. "Concerned" should have attended and spoke their piece. Gossip now is known "as after the fact." "What?" Should understand that a building lot is worth more than property with "worthless" buildings on it.
January 31, 2011 01:03:11 What?   Can they give it back,or sell it?How can a building cost more money then its worth to tear down?TOM tore down a building on 206 did this make our taxes go up too?Now that place is bare I thought we got more for a home as far as taxes go?
January 30, 2011 12:48:13 concerned   The taxpayers of the Masonville Fire District should be aware of why their fire district taxes went up so much this year. The board of commisioners were talked int by one of their own Keith Scott then head of the Masonic Lodge to take over the property that the lodge sits on for parking and or a driveway, now the tax payers have a huge bill to tear down the structure. The commisioners represented that the taking down of the structure at the time of transfer would cost nothing.
January 30, 2011 12:47:09 One Who Knows   Pomeroy Garage was in town in 1950 and 1951 I do not know how long they were there altogether, but the DuMond family had a garage there after Pomeroy.
January 30, 2011 12:42:59 One Who Knows   From Bainbridge to Ken Hard's garage,(East of 4 corners on left, Evelyn Hards home) was county road and from there on it was state highway.
January 30, 2011 11:11:30 golden retriever lover   Oops, can the administrator please delete my email address? I did not realize it would appear as part of my message. Thanks in advance.
January 30, 2011 11:10:14 Robin Little   Did you know that at one time Rte 206 was a county road? Does anyone remember Pomeroy selling cars where the Quickway is? Does anyone have any information about the mill that was behind where the old school is now? I would like to learn more about it as I have been told that lumber from the mill was used to build my home.
January 30, 2011 11:09:33 golden retriever lover erin.granata@yahoo.com Thanks for the replies. We rented the property twice, both times for one week. I am going to speak with my parents to try to get more information. You are sure blessed to live in such a beautiful community. Cheers!
January 30, 2011 07:37:42 One Who Knows   There was a Hotel on the 4 corners that at one time housed the Grange, (before they built the existing Grange building) and that was torn down. Also we had a diner/bar on the vacant lot next to Bob Stantons garage and we should all remember visiting the old library, next to the fire hall.
January 30, 2011 07:30:58 One Who Knows   The Methodist Church was torn down (Between Cuttings and Carrolls)
January 29, 2011 18:34:48 DogOwner   When does Masonville hold a rabies clinic?
January 29, 2011 09:53:22 Jersey Shore Hunter   MV's 200 th Birthday Party. Can we City Folk and out of towners who owns a piece of property and pay taxes here in MV. can come ???
January 28, 2011 23:25:13 bertimouse   Dear Craig & the TOM FD: we found out we can't make it Weds. night-Ground Hog Day argh we gotta late work night deadline & another snowstorm to deal with & with all the animals & all it looks like well you know; Family,Animals,Work First but will still try but-Can You Post The Meeting Report Somewhere online after the fact so we can still try & participate? Thanks.
January 28, 2011 22:58:27 Les   Where?One who knows,it used to be lawn there.Was it torn down?And When?I love our history and always wonder when seeing old house foundations,who lived there and what was life like for them.Our town has changed alot since its formation and I always enjoy listening to our 'oldsters' and 'seasoned citizens'.
January 28, 2011 22:40:44 Les   I can't make the meeting between work and kids there is little time.I'm not complaining Craig I know your plate is full too.I would just like to reiterate the idea of using the old Masonville school playground,if only for the day for something to do with our bicentennial.Some activities for the kids would bring some interest too.
January 28, 2011 22:13:22 One Who Knows   Earlier question, the Methodist Church was on the lot between the properties now owned by Ken Cutting and Fran Carroll.
January 28, 2011 21:39:31 Craig DuMond   We are looking at late June
January 28, 2011 19:43:58 Anybody   Ummmm, No
January 28, 2011 18:27:38 wshbown   any days chosen for the bi cen event ?
January 28, 2011 12:04:40 Ann   Hi JC - I am from Bluefields Jamaica and my skin color is white. But, my friends and family have different skin shades from white to black. My husband is NY born and raised. He considers JA his 2nd home. Jamaica is a culture with wonder traditions, foods and friendly people. \"Once you go, you know\". If anyone is interested, I could post a brief history about Bluefields.
January 27, 2011 22:06:47 jc   what color are jamaicans?i thought jamaica was a country not a description of color,no offense just curious.
January 27, 2011 21:28:10 Craig DuMond   We should have plenty of seating...See you there!!!
January 27, 2011 18:55:18 bertimouse   Thanks for the invite Craig. Will be there on Feb. 2nd. Groundhog -err- Woody Woodchucks "notification about this winters duration" day. Hopefully good news, ideas & brainstorming will be shared by all. Will spread the word to folks not online.Should we bring lawn chairs to sit in? :)
January 27, 2011 18:19:27 Craig DuMond   Hi, Jeri - My apologies....you are correct! February 2nd!!! See you there!!!
January 27, 2011 11:42:24 Mormon Hollow Farm   Please Craig tell me you do not want to relive January 2011, much too cold!!! You do mean February 2nd don't you? See you then.
January 27, 2011 09:37:42 Craig DuMond   The Town Board and the Masonville Fire Department welcomes the public to an organizational meeting to begin planning for our Town's Bi-Centennial celebration. The meeting will be next Wednesday January 2nd at 630pm at the Masonville Federated Church. Come one, come all as the more folks involved in the planning the better the event will be for everyone!!!
January 27, 2011 08:22:33 CC   Hi!anybody how bad is Shears rd ,with all this weather?
January 26, 2011 10:56:09 Observer   Life is much to short to worry about how people choose to live or what they do or don't do for a living on their property. None of this will you take to the cemetary with you. Never seen a hearse with a trailer hitch. Consider that you do not "own" the property you worry about. Don't pay the mortgage or taxes and you will find out who really owns it. Or let the state decide they need it for something. Ask people who once lived on Gifford Road if they really owned the property they lived on. The birds at my feeder have more claim to my property than I do.
January 26, 2011 00:27:17 Les   Correct me if I'm wrong but wasn't there a petition started many years ago to condemn Sanfords' house that looks like a falling apart barn.Reminds me of the Greys' issue.The "Barn" is still standing.
January 26, 2011 00:06:31 Les   Old Man-That explains why my good neighbors Sanford and Coralee where friends of theirs.They are jamaican too.Sanford died recently of cancer.Not only were they from Jamaica,then the city,and finally Masonville residents,but the happiest most friendliest neighbors you would or could ever meet.
January 25, 2011 21:02:09 Robin Little   At one time Masonville also had a Methodist Church, and yes I believe the church on Church Street was Baptist and hear that it had a beautiful ornate ceiling. On the four corners, where the church lawn is, was a hardware store at one time. Old time Res- I am always looking for and trying to gather history on Masonville. I do love this town as my roots are deep and long in this town. I am just a twig on a very large tree with many branches that my family started here many generations ago.
January 25, 2011 19:16:37 One Who Knows   The Baptist Church was on Church St.
January 25, 2011 19:08:06 Old Man   FYI the Smart family was not black they were Jamaican and they operated a restaurant at their location on Bundy Hollow Rd. in the early to mid 1970's
January 25, 2011 13:13:46 TX   Dont forget to invite ,THE EVIL BEAR to the party!!
January 25, 2011 12:16:24 Old time res   Nice to see Masonvilles 200 year anniversary coming up. Is anything special being planned? Lots of Masonvilles history questions flying around also. Thanks Robin Little for answering! Nice someone has kept up with our towns roots and really knows and loves the history. So many of our \"oldsers\" are gone now! Don\'t we have a historian? Not much seems to get done in this area anymore. Sad to see....... Especially with this important anniversary coming up.
January 25, 2011 11:29:13 Observer   Robin Little do you recall what the denomination of the church was that closed on Church St in 1950? Thanks.
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