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July 11, 2011 20:55:28 bertimouse   Yah too bad TOM'S ANNIVERSARY Advertising is SO LAME. FYI Yall;the Ergonomics for any ROAD SIGN should be at least 4-5" high & BRIGHT for passing motorists to be able to read. Oh well we'll just all have to spread the word FAST by Mouth now, eh? -Also noticed that TOM'S ANNIVERSARY was not posted in last week's Free Paper, either. Somebody dropped the ball there for sure but no worries here. All the more Fun For Us! :)
July 11, 2011 20:54:40 part time resident   I thought the signs on the highway for the celebration are very legible. Now we know what is going on and when, all we need now is sunshine.
July 11, 2011 18:06:18 Bicentenial News   The Masonville Bicentennial Celebration will be held Saturday, July 16th The day long celebration will feature a parade at 11:00 and an old-fashioned community picnic at 1:00 including music by the local favorite Sundown. An old-fashioned community picnic is planed for the afternoon on the back lawn of the former Masonville School . Bring a dish to pass and chicken halves will be available for purchase. Hot dogs will be free for children. A historical display will be set up in the Masonville Church fellowship hall with items chronicling the history of Masonville. (10 am - 2 pm)
July 11, 2011 15:45:14 LAH   How is anyone suppose to know anything is going on! The signs advertising your celebration are barley noticeable!!
July 11, 2011 12:19:25 smb   As someone who grew up in Masonville it would be nice if you gave some indication of what is going to be going on this weekend as you celebrate. Like what time things start and from where. As I live 2 hours and wouldn't want to miss anything. I have been checking this site, but still no information about the big celebration.
July 09, 2011 09:42:59 part time resident   As a part time resident I am looking forward to the celebration in Masonville next week. I have heard there are many interesting exhibits to be on display to take us back to the "good old days" and that there should be something of interest for every age group. See you next Saturday.
July 08, 2011 21:54:05 spectator   Maybe Masonville Stone could make a stone war memorial? and donate or sell at a fair price?,,,or maybe The town can buy one from one of Masonville stones many competitors,,,?without bothering to ask Masonville Stone if they would like to participate,,,?
July 08, 2011 21:49:38 spectator   I could be wrong but the war memorial had no home,the man that made it wanted to donate it somewhere else in Masonville? and this is how it made its way to the grange hall? and then grange hall was donated (for a dollar?)to the town of Masonville who didn't want the grange and sold it? and the memorial was then donated by a former grange member to the VFW in Sidney? If it was,isn't a VFW a good place for a war memorial nobody else wanted,or at least spoke for before the sale of the Grange and transport of the memorial to the VFW. I'm sure the man who made the memorial would have preferred it stay in Masonville,that's where he lived and donated it,maybe his family should be asked if they mind the memorial being at the VFW.
July 08, 2011 13:44:48 Observer   "Their" should be "there" --- PROOFREAD PROOFREAD PROOFREAD !!!!!!
July 08, 2011 13:32:57 Observer   The November 2010 has a resolution to advertise for bids to be opened Feb. of 2011 at the library. I assume the resolution is referring to bids for the foundation to the new town hall although it is not named in the resolution. Was this published in the town's official newspaper? I do not know as it is almost impossible to get to the archives of the Walton Reporter to find out. Were invites to bid sent out to local contractors and suppliers? That I cannot say either. The Feb. 2011 minutes of the town board meeting mention two bids being received and one accepted although it does not mention who won the bid or who gave the higher bid. --- Now I realize the town board is doing its best to insure the most value for the taxpayers money. I also realize that we are very fortunate to have some people on the town board who are familiar with construction and contracting. But perhaps, in the case of the new town hall, the town board in its enthusiasm to see a new and proper edifice for the town business has become a little to close to the situation. --- As to the mentioned omissions from the minutes of the town meeting I realize the minute taker cannot possibly get every word or thought expressed and as long as human memory is relied upon their will be mistakes and omissions. I would suggest a sound system and voice recorder to insure a complete and accurate record of the meetings. Just my observations on the subject.
July 08, 2011 10:48:57 Masonville Resident   the war memorial should find it's way back to Masonville where it belongs ! The library is where it should be.
July 08, 2011 10:33:34 Kathy Butts Lent klent@buttsconcrete.com Contrary to what anyone may think, I have not participated in any of the previous messages on this board. I however NOW am going to say, for the record, that Butts Concrete was NOT sent any drawings, nor were we asked for our input or assistance, or quotes on anything for the Town of Masonville Project. Had we been asked, I know that I would have donated as much as I could have to benefit my home town just as my father did in the past.I personally am hurt that we were not asked to be involved,we were not even asked to donate anything, which is usually the only time our services are requested and always granted. Instead, I sit in my office and watch our competition pouring load after load of redimix for our Town Hall. I have had people CALL me and ask if we are still in business because they drove by and saw it was not us pouring concrete. To me, its a slap in the face that the town I have been a part of my whole life, paid taxes in, donated things to doesnt even care to ask us if we would like to quote a job at the end of our street. And then, untrue things are being said regarding this whole situation. I am disheartened at the lack of loyality in todays society and how people will just say anything to pacify others even if it is not the truth. I was raised to "always tell the truth, its easier to remember" as quoted on the benches at the LIBRARY which was DONATED to the TOWN of MASONILLE....BY THE BUTTS FAMILY and BUTTS COMPANIES. Furthermore, my husband and I did attend the May board meeting and had floor time and offered to put the War memorial stone at the Library and THAT was not even aknowledged in the minutes. Its a wonderful thing to be invisible...
July 07, 2011 21:55:23 Grumpy Ernst Keidel CDR.Keidel@gmail.com Bye bye Nammy! As many of you know by now, my niece Namkyung, living with us for about three and a half years, has graduated high school and has returned to Seoul, South Korea. Of course, I am having a hard time adjusting to this empty spot in our family. Nammy has been gone for about twelve days now; her parents came here and took her back to Seoul. I got so used to having this lovely young woman around, I sometimes think that "Nammy can do this for us, later" but of course she can't! Yeah, I'm hacing a hard time with this. The current edition of the Tri-Town News doesn't help. Nammy is in the front page picture of the <b>TOP 20 GRADUATES of Sidney High Schhol</b> I think I'll call her tomorrow morning just to hear her sweet voice!
July 07, 2011 20:44:35 Craig DuMond   When you are spending other people\'s money it only seems fitting it is done the cheapest way possible. Local contractors and businesses were encouraged to submit estimates for all work to be completed; to include being sent complete drawings, specs, etc. As a 3rd generation town resident I fully agree with trying to keep business within the \"family\", however, as elected officials we took an oath to comply with all laws, rules, etc to including always spending taxpayer money the cheapest way possible....simply, any other way is not an option.
July 07, 2011 14:17:14 Mormon Hollow Farm   Anyone who has any items they would like to display at the church for the bicentennial celebration on July 16 we will gladly make a place for you to display them. Also if you have any pictures or news items from the past that you would like to donate to the Historical group for the 16th, they will later be on display at the new town hall when that is finished. If anyone needs something picked up, feel free to call Jeri at 265-3769 and I can make arrangements. Thank you all for your support of this very special event. .
July 06, 2011 22:30:20 spectator   good to know the sign was from donations,now I like the looks of it,I give thanks to those who donated.
July 06, 2011 21:41:24 Robin Church Little   Tomorrow from 1-3 pm I will be at the church to copy pictures if anyone has pictures from around town years past they would like to share; the copies will be on display at the church on th 16th for the bicentennial and then put with the towns history. I will also be at the church on tuesday from 6-8 pm to copy pictures.
July 06, 2011 15:51:25 Masonville Resident   the new sign at the fire department was paid for by donations and seems to be a very nice attraction to our town. seems to be a very nice way to announce upcoming events such as the Bicentennial celebration and other local events. Maybe we all should be happy that someone in our town wants to make improvements and not complain about everything.
July 06, 2011 07:51:07 Curious   I am far from an expert also, but I would assume that the materials were not out for bid as I'm sure that had local suppliers been asked to provide for the town hall, they would have come in at a lower price than a company farther away. It's just discouraging to see. I've done some home improvement projects and used local companies and had nothing but fair prices, and Otsego sure couldn't touch the price of Butts with them this close. Just doesn't seem right.
July 06, 2011 00:06:55 spectator   Where did the new masonville fire department sign come from, taxpayers or private donations! We didn't need it, everybody knows what time it is!
July 06, 2011 00:01:34 spectator   This is why CHINA owns our country!
July 05, 2011 14:40:02 Observer   While I am no expert on any of the doings of the town I would assume that legally work and materials had to be put out to bid and they would have to accept the lowest bidder that fulfilled the requirements of the bid. Apparently local material suppliers and contractors did not bid low enough.
July 05, 2011 13:12:42 Curious   Why is Otsego Ready Mix pouring concrete at the site of the new town sheds when there is a concrete plant right down the street? And why is there somebody working there that doesn't appear to be from the surrounding area when we have a number of good and fair priced contractors? What happened to the days of keeping business local and giving business to those in the community? The days of logic and any bit of common sense are apparently long gone.
July 02, 2011 11:43:18 Masonville Web Master   Delaware County Tax Rolls can be found using link at bottom of Home Page on the Official Masonville Site.
July 01, 2011 10:51:18 Observer   I read a news article in which it was reported that a fellow was struck in the head by an errant golf ball and while examining him for injuries a potential deadly tumor was discovered. Now the incredible part of that story is not the discovery of the potential problem while looking for injury but rather the fact that it was even reported or noted seeing as the doctor was not being paid to look for a tumor. Bet the hospital chewed him out.
June 29, 2011 12:20:27 Grumpy Ernst Keidel CDR.Keidel@gmail.com I have struck the South Korean flag on my Steam Mill Road property. My beautiful niece Namkyung has left with her parents to return to Seoul. After three and a half years of having her live with us as a daughter, this represents a real period of adjustment for us! I am glad she had a good High School experience here and am sure the many friends she made will miss her as much as I do. So very proud of her I was when she collected honor after honor, to include a Varsity letter for tennis. We are reclaiming the bedroom she occupied and much wall space, up to now filled with many award certificates. I think I will experience withdrawal symptoms for a long time! Hmm, I guess I'll be even grumpier.
June 29, 2011 12:18:41 local   has anyone contacted NYSDOT about the condition of Rt 206 if not the number for DOT in Binghamton is 721-8082 maybe it will do more good to call there, obviously calling Hancock does no good.
June 29, 2011 09:55:33 wondering   curios george, do you understand the dog census now?
June 29, 2011 09:53:11 resident   masonviller: the town road crew are a bunch of idiots, why? Did they do something to really upset you or are you just having a bad day and need someone to blame? If you keep busy enough you probably would not care what others do!
June 28, 2011 14:26:53 Wondering   The town road crew are a bunch of idiots? Just on general principles or for some particular reason?
June 28, 2011 14:02:16 Masonviller   The town road crew is a bunch of idiots!!!
June 27, 2011 13:17:59 CC   Oh OK!now I get it,only live Coyotes,thanks.
June 27, 2011 13:11:16 Observer   Groan --- Like should be LINK
June 27, 2011 13:10:30 Observer   Curious George PS See current dog law on the Masonville official site. Like can be found on Home Page of this site.
June 27, 2011 13:05:30 Observer   Curious George - I do not know if they have started counting dogs yet but normally they will come to your residence and ask if you have a dog and how many. They do it so they will know the dog population of the town. Knowing the dog population. How many, what sex, neutered or not can be checked against the number of licenses issued in the town thus knowing how many unlicensed dogs there may be. Hope this answers your questions. CC They will count only the coyotes that you bring in alive LOL. Note: The state no longer controls the dogs licenses it has been turned over to the localities. The localities set license fees and enforce.
June 27, 2011 12:34:21 curious george   Dog Lover you are no help.Thanks, but not. Does anybody know if they started the dog census?What is it for and how will they go about doing it? Only people who who acually know somthing answer this time please.
June 27, 2011 11:43:56 CC   Will Coyotes be counted too?
June 27, 2011 08:35:48 dog lover   dog census: counting the number of dogs and their location in Masonville so the town clerk will know how many dogs each household owns. This will be used to determine how many dog licenses will be sold. Can not imagine buying more than one license for the price we will now be paying and some people have multiple dogs, can you really love and care for lots of dogs and let them enjoy hours of running outside each day ? (with supervision , of course.)
June 27, 2011 06:59:26 Curious George   Did they start the dog census yet? How will they go about and whats it for?
June 27, 2011 06:58:06 CC   Let them marry,just wait for the hell of divorce
June 27, 2011 03:09:34 bertimouse   NUFF Said Yall! 4th of July "The Celebration of our Independence as a Country" Celebration is coming up. Guess Why We Are All Still Free? Because We All Fought for Our Rights. What do we fight for now? Hope EVERYONE COMES OUT to Celebrate TOM'S 200th year Anniversary JULY 16th is all we here can say.
June 27, 2011 00:21:11 Not against ga ys just ga y marriage   You say we cant stop or change it,but do we have to be FORCED to like it. If you asked myself that question I'D say I wouldn't like it but it is what it is,deal with it.I've met a few ga y people and all of them were very respectful good people,hard to dislike someone just for their sex ual orientation.This is a free country do as you want. I still disagree with ga y marriage and polygamy or in family marriage.If you want myself to respect your thoughts on the issue it would be nice if you respected my thoughts on the issue.Their was 45 states against ga y marriage,now there is only 44 states out of 50 against ga y marriage.
June 26, 2011 20:06:19 G A Y   what would you do if your son or daughter said they were *CENSORED*. what would you do if your best friends kids were *CENSORED* . what would you do if your neice or nephew were *CENSORED*.its reality now think about it .we cant stop it or change it .we all know someone that is *CENSORED* even in mv
June 26, 2011 13:42:50 Clergyman   If we look past the wrongness of the State of New York determining what is and what is not sinful and if we look past the fact that in the eyes of Almighty God "same sex marriage" is a sin and never intended by the creator; we will find a more practical reason for rejecting same sex marriage. If in the eyes of the Law two men or two women claim the same rights and privileges as a heterosexual couple this would mean tremendous expense. Think of insurance alone. Couples insurance is bound to go up. It is a fact homosexuals have more medical problems than straights. Paper work on the part of employers and organizations to insure that they are treating homosexual couples the same as heterosexual couples. You can be sure that some slime ball lawyer out there will find a way of making money, probably taxpayer money, from lawsuits brought by homosexuals. There will be a myriad of things that will have to be dealt with at great expense. It was mentioned that the billed passed has a "conscience" clause. Do you think this will stop the homosexual community from suing the first time a clergyman refuse to perform a marriage ceremony for them? I really do not care what homosexuals do with their sexual apparatus (they can insert it in a meat grinder for all I care) but I do care about the erosion of morals and attack on the family unit and how this is going to affect the next generation.
June 26, 2011 13:18:33 further info   Part of why the bill passed is they added a 'conscience' clause; "The bill provides protections for religious organizations that don’t want to perform or recognize same-sex marriages. It also ensures that state and local governments couldn’t penalize organizations that don’t want to solemnize *CENSORED* couples, essentially prohibiting state aid or state licenses from being stripped. The law includes a “non-severability clause” within an amendment that was crafted to provide additional exemptions for religious groups who decline to recognize same-sex couples. That clause ensures that if any part of the amendment is ruled by a court to be unconstitutional, the entire law will be thrown out." It was feared that church's could be fined or sued if they didn't want to participate (because of discrimination). Hopefully Cuomo's safeguards will prevent that and not harm religious freedom.Ga ys could marry in NY before this bill it was the state that didn't recognize the marriages.The govt. should get out of the marriage business!
June 26, 2011 10:49:47 NOT FOR *CENSORED* IN NY   NOW NYS has JOIN THE *CENSORED* MARRAIGE STATES. HOW MANNY RED NECK-TOOTH LESS HICKS *CENSORED* ARE IN MASONVILLE.??? WILL THE MV CHURCH ON 206/8 WILL MERRY 2 *CENSORED* IN MASONVILLE ???- WHAT DO YOU SAY ABOUT THIS *CENSORED* MARRAIGE IN NY. RIGHT IN YOUR OWN BACK YARD. ???
June 25, 2011 12:03:33 Observer   As usual NYS Senate "worked" late at night to shaft the state. LES I agree God loves everyone. BUT, God does not love the sin we commit. I am sure God does not love the eroding of the morals of this country and I am sure God does not love the out and out attacks by those who would destroy the family unit. And, our government seems to be leading that attack.
June 25, 2011 00:04:24 Les   WOW talk about censoring, we can not write a persons last name like B u tts, and we can't write g ay. I guess that is the price to pay for instantaneous posts that haven't been pre read.
June 24, 2011 23:59:01 Les   Nobody is perfect.And it shouldn't matter whether it is 1911 or 2011.GOD loves us all,and will judge us accordingly.It takes a higher power to judge us for our sins. I still disagree with *CENSORED* marriage,and polygamy and in family marriage.But GOD loves all his children. I heard once that "HATE is like an acid, it causes more harm to the container than those it is spewed upon." And I agree.
June 24, 2011 09:11:56 CC   Why cant we all get alone? no body is perfect.
June 23, 2011 22:14:44 were *CENSORED* and here   you really should worry about stuff that concerns us all. we all know people who r *CENSORED* . love is love what ever the sex . you should turn your attention to all the drugs out there and people shooting people to get drugs . just think if that was your daughter in that drug store getting your medicine and she was shot point blank for drugs .leave all the *CENSORED* alone they r people too its 2011 not 1911
June 23, 2011 13:02:23 Observer   It would appear that our state legislature is going to perform its job it the usual underhanded way they do with any matter that is in the least controversial in nature. A late night behind closed doors vote. It is not too late to contact your Representative in Albany and let him know that as a citizen of New York you are not happy with the procedures used in passing laws in the State. Also let him or her know you are not happy with this State (as liberal as it is) becoming the next state to allow "same sex marriage". They very term "same sex marriage" is ungrammatical. The definition of marriage is and always has been the uniting in matrimony a "male" and a "female". What is next? The "right" to "marry" your pet?
June 21, 2011 08:59:44 taxpayer   then let's get to it today and make some phone calls, I have already called and they say they have had lots of calls, but obviously not enough.
June 20, 2011 14:01:22 CC   Maybe thats what they are waiting for.
June 20, 2011 11:09:51 taxpayer   has anyone contacted the NYS DOT about all of the pot holes on Rt 206? Someone will get killed driving on the wrong side of the road to avoid them. Maybe the more of that call and call their attention to them will make it harder to ignore us.
June 16, 2011 09:35:24 TurkeyHunter   a MV Tax Payer. I met many hunters in the area this year during the spring turkey season, all were tag holders that I seen. But, I`m not a DEC officer so I can`t speak for the agents. The DEC officer in that area is a very nice guy and knows about some complaints on a home just off shear road. Hopefully they catch those people doing the wrong thing in the near future. Good Luck on your next hunt!
June 14, 2011 10:10:24 Les   berti, yes, his political career should be over. I believe how a politician lives their personal life reflects on how they are going to govern OUR lives.
June 13, 2011 19:12:43 bertimouse   Whatever Les; it don't matter what Flavor he is, does it? He is what he is & should not be there, yes? Nuff said.
June 13, 2011 15:58:51 a MV Tax Payer.   To Turkey Hunter : U did great this were you legal ? and 100 % Legal..??? Because theres compliants out there that theres a turkey porcher. that DEC is looking for. he has a brown/tan 4x4 truck with ny plates. especialy on shear rd. the DEC is looking for him./her to talk ...... DID YOU TOOK ONLY TAGED TURKEYS ??
June 13, 2011 08:44:51 taxpayer   Do not have a clue what they are doing with the motel but is sure is starting to look nice, a big improvement to the community.
June 12, 2011 23:52:36 Out of touch   Does anyone know what is going on with the old Masonville Motel?
June 11, 2011 22:47:52 Grumpy Ernst Keidel CDR.Keidel@gmail.com If any of you braved the rain today and went to Sidney to watch the Annual Hometown Day Parade, you would have seen me in my olive drab (Army color) golf car, representing Disabled American Veterans Chapter 200, as Past Commander. I didn't get too wet.
June 11, 2011 05:19:39 TurkeyHunter   Spring Turkey Was Great In Masonville This Hunting Season Anyone Get Out On Shear Road And Get A Bird ??
June 10, 2011 19:24:52 Grumpy Ernst Keidel CDR.Keidel@gmail.com Alrighty then, enough talk about wieners and such! Last night we went to the 51st Annual Athletic Awards Night at Sidney High School. As our niece Nammy winds up her over-three-years stay with us, she picked up her Varsity Sports letter, a cerificate and a nice write-up in the programme: "...and senior Nam Kim took the league by storm." She was a part of the #2 tennis doubles team. Soon you will see the Korean flad fly again over my Steam Mill Road home. Nammy's parents are coming to take her home to Seoul, South Korea. She'll be leaving us on the 30th of June!
June 10, 2011 18:11:34 Les   Oh, I see it might have been a honest mistake for someone who doesn't follow politics,(I believe everyone should it affects us all locally too!)Rep.Anthony Weiner is representative Weiner,a democrat.
June 10, 2011 18:05:52 Les   bertimouse- did not you comment not to long ago that this was a local forum,and national politics should stay out of here.What does the escapades of Weiner have to do with Masonville.While I agree with you,he is a disgrace,there has been many on both sides of the isle(republican or democrat)Weiner is a disgraceful DEMOCRAT.
June 09, 2011 23:14:41 bertimouse   Republican Congressman Weiner has to Resign. His discusting actions online are totally disgraceful. Not only does he Dis-Honor the Office & Priviledge of being an Elected Congressman but also his 1-1/2 year now Pregnant Wife! We wonder how much she will rake his \"lawn\" after all is said & done. In our opinion he deserves everything he gets.
June 05, 2011 16:27:11 Grumpy Ernst Keidel CDR.Keidel@gmail.com I do have a great photo of niece Nammy with her awards. Unfortunately, our webmaster is out of town - away from his computer. We'll have to wait to see it posted until he comes back.
June 04, 2011 13:52:07 Lynn   Congrats Nammy! Education is a wonderful thing. Your Uncle Grumpy has every reason to be so proud.
June 03, 2011 22:40:24 Mad dog   Any info on upcoming rabies clinic in the near future?????
June 03, 2011 08:12:37 Grumpy Ernst Keidel CDR.Keidel@gmail.com Time to brag about my niece again! Went to the Annual Awards Ceremony at Sidney High School, last night. Our Nammy picked up quite a few. Aside from three award certificates, she picked up a medal, a gold graduation tassel and an award bracelet. We really are running out of wall space. Unfortunately, this venue doesn't allow me to post a link to her picture from last night. So, am I proud of our Nammy? I think you can answer that easily.
May 31, 2011 12:20:52 CC   Just saw a Bear by the cross road on Shears,about 400lbs,it just looked at car for about 30 seconds and kept on going into the woods,it was not the Evil Bear,this one was smaller.
May 31, 2011 09:29:31 CC   Am 100% with you Mr.Observer,we all came here from some where,we all are immigrants
May 30, 2011 16:46:38 Observer   Beach - Beech ? When I had to travel it years ago it was a B*tch of a hill in the winter sometimes. LOL
May 30, 2011 13:53:41 Masonville Resident   Very nice parade today in Masonville and Craig's speech was great. Sidney band did a great job on such a hot day and the Fire Dept. and Town Highway Dept also did a nice job.
May 30, 2011 13:49:14 Mormon Hollow Farm   taxpayer 2--There may not be a beach on Beach Hill Rd., but that is how it is spelled in the Town of Masonville. I am not sure if it is spelled this way after one of the Beach families or not.
May 30, 2011 11:10:56 Taxpayer 2   There is NO "Beach" on Beech Hill.
May 30, 2011 09:04:05 Masonville Resident   Happy Memorial Day to all. Let's not forget the true meaning of this day and lets thank all who have made this country what it is today.
May 29, 2011 21:33:55 taxpayer   Has anyone noticed the cemetery sign on Beach Hill?
May 28, 2011 10:34:35 kendal   Danke Grumpy!
May 27, 2011 20:12:42 Grumpy Ernst Keidel CDR.Keidel@gmail.com Hello Kendal. According to Anne Scott, the Masonville Memorial Day Parade will step off at 11:45 AM; participants are expected to assemble and be in-line by 11:30 AM at the Town Hall.
May 27, 2011 16:11:56 kendal   Looking forward to the Memorial Day parade, just wondering what time it's starting? PS: The new Masonville Fire Department sign is awesome! Thanks to Barnes Bluestone and all the MFD peeps that made it happen :)
May 27, 2011 14:36:34 Grumpy Ernst Keidel CDR.Keidel@gmail.com Good Bertimouse! Email me: CDR.Keidel@gmail.com and I will send you photos of Nammy's exeptional works. She only sold $83 worth on the opening night of the art show, but the whole show had to be dismantled due to a library conflict! Anyway, future plans for Nammy are not in the works; she returns to Seoul, Korea on 30 June.
May 27, 2011 11:19:20 Observer   I have lived in this area, with the exception of a few years on Long Island, all my 75 years. I have heard the locals complain about the "city people" all those years. Let me ask. WHO sold them the land to settle up here? Who in their greed sold the farms that their fathers slaved for years to own and build up? Who makes the money building their homes, digging their ditches, selling them merchandise? Who pays the heaviest taxes due to fancier and more expensive homes? We are seeing a repeat of the cycle with the new found "money" in gas exploration. Who will sell their souls to the land grabbers for a few bucks that they will soon spend? As to the "immigrants" you dislike so much. I do not see many locals working at Masonville stone. Hard work. Welfare pays well enough; right? While my family has been in this country since the late 1600s. We are still immigrants. We came from somewhere and so did you. I am not for illegals in the country and something has to be done about it; I am for immigrants. They are hard working people who will do the jobs I cannot hire locals to do. Every group of immigrants to this country had to "pay their dues" they were ridiculed, hated and not wanted when they first arrived. One only has to read history. It was not uncommon at one time to see signs in public places that stated. "No *CENSORED*, dogs or Irish allowed". So pull in your horns and figure out who is in the wrong with such statements as you make on a public board.
May 26, 2011 21:43:11 bertimouse   Hey Grumpy, Maybe she can sell some this weekend at the Parade or at TOM'S 200th Anniversary on July 16! We'd LOVE to see her work. Maybe the General Store & the Masonville Library could exhibit some of her pieces with contact info? They Love to spotlight Locally Made Craftsmanship & you know, our out-of-state relatives just LOVE that "Made in Masonville, NY, U.S.A." label! Just brainstorming for you here. Best of Luck to you & yours & have a Great Holiday Weekend.
May 26, 2011 16:08:33 CC   So,if you are Spanish,you have to work at Masonville Stone,anybody else dont belong here.thats very narrow minded,have you ask yourself,do they spend money in Stop/Shop,K-Mart,Pizza Hut,etc,etc.pay taxes just like everybody else.they are spending money in the area or own property,what seems to be the problem,we are all the same,Chinese,Spanish,African Americans,Italians,Jews,etc,etc.when we go to meet god we will judge the same no matter where you were born or came to this beautiful country from,anything else is racist and we cant have that in this age and date.Have a Happy Day!!
May 26, 2011 12:31:38 Grumpy Ernst Keidel CDR.Keidel@gmail.com AT THE LIBRARY! Sidney High School Seniors have an impressive art exhibit set up at the Sidney Library. My niece Namkyung is displaying many of her ceramic works, many of which are for sale. Yesterday, at the show's opening, she managed to sell $83 worth of her wares! I am so used to having her things in our house, I may have to buy some of my favorites myself to keep them from being sold to someone else!
May 26, 2011 10:26:03 MV Resident   DEC On Shear Rd ??. Un Heard of.... Been Hunting and Fishing and Camping on Shear Rd since 1970's and never seen DEC or a trace of them. Infact I was thinking that Shear Rd 's Woods was not even in thier MAPS. the only DEC I seen was at the state park at the lake and in Town, by the gas station. But ssen alot of city f**king people which dont belong up here. Lots of spainsh people, which they dont even work for masonville stone. ??? I shall put a Bodega store on Rt 8. its so many people of that kind up here, MV's first lanuage shall be spanish- pureto ricans/mexicans. then english...???
May 24, 2011 20:13:42 bertimouse   wshbown: HA! That depends on if they\'re licensed or not. We\'ll bet that for Every Dog Actually Licensed in TOM there\'s another 50 that are Not & let\'s see; at least 1,000 cats for our 146+ homes here now? -Just a Guess. Craig Dumond or the Town Clerk probably could give you a better picture on that. Unfortunately the dog licenses went up in cost last year but too bad. Craig; \"non-residents\", i.e. \"week-enders\" should also be required to License their dogs here. Don\'t you agree? Thanks.
May 24, 2011 19:58:01 bertimouse   Yall gotta report these big DEAD critters/or sightings of big critters to the Stamford DEC Regional Office As Soon As you encounter them so they can "confirm" that the critters are up there; otherwise it's all just bulletin board talk. We reported last month which is why they might've been scoping the area? A DEAD Bob-cat or Mountain Lion is real evidence. Big bears we all know are here, DUH without the DEC. DEC just won't believe anything about Bob Cats or Mountain Lions without the kill, unfortunately.
May 23, 2011 12:46:04 TPB   There was a DEC Truck doing its rounds on Shear Rd. I Stopped him and ask him a few Questions. He said theres alot sighting of the " evil masonville bear " and theres reports coming in that theres a heard of Mtn.lions in the area. ** Bear forced in to a camper last weekend off shear road, by the cross. got over 5,000 in damage. and no one was hurt. also found a guy who got lost for 3 days. he reported there was lots of BIG Game. also, seen lots of people small game hunting this year.
May 22, 2011 08:01:08 wshbown   what is the dog census
May 21, 2011 11:37:20 CC   About Mountain Lions,2 years ago I saw a track much bigger than a cats,right off Shear rd by the druggies spot on top.to this day I think it was a Cougars track. I wonder,why so many people see or hear things by Shear rd,lots of traffic up there this days
May 20, 2011 09:51:14 Observer   TP the cutting of timber in the area is an ongoing effort. The trees being cut were planted there back in the 30's and are now mature. They are clear cutting and allowing the tops etc. to return to the soil. It does not look pretty but it is soon absorbed back into nature and the areas begin to brush up and in years to come native trees will take over and grow. A few years ago I questioned why the state did not post a little notice as to what and why the cutting was done as it is. I notice a couple of places (one on Shear Road) they have done just that. I guess sometimes the state does listen LOL
May 20, 2011 09:35:21 Observer   As a youth growing up in North Sanford just over the hill from Masonville, we had a neighbor who was constantly seeing and hearing "panthers". Of course his panthers were black panthers no less! I remember he had us kids convinced that we were infested with them. Now he was the only one in the neighborhood that ever seen or heard them but never-the-less in his mind they were there. - According to animal biologists in the state of New York there has not been a "confirmed" (note the emphasis on confirmed) sighting of a mountain lion in the state since 1895. But with the changing land usage and the increase in the deer herds since the 1950's the possibility of their return could be. I know they have become a problem in some states such as parts of California and Washington. Other animals have managed it, such as white tail, turkey, coyotes, and bald eagles. Even our favorite pet, the black bear has made a dramatic come back.
May 20, 2011 09:05:10 Viewer   What is "lumper"??? A cross between timber and lumber? And what is up with Shearer road? With all the traffic it gets it must be a major highway! One more thing! A few years ago, a co-worker, who lives near the area, saw a Mountain Lion in the area of Beach Hill. I know they say there are no mountain lions here but I think it is something to think about when multiple people have see one.
May 20, 2011 07:37:36 TP. Bally   Was doing my Normal Drive on Shear Rd. and found a dead deer on the side of the road, and a Very Large Bob CAT. POSSIBLE A small MTN.LION... by the cross roads. also found that they are cutting up lots of lumper in the area ? whats up with that ????? anybody please explain. thanks
May 18, 2011 17:59:48 Grumpy Ernst Keidel CDR.Keidel@gmail.com Got some pictures of the Town Hall building progress, but my webmaster had a hard drive melt-down. As soon as he's back up, he will post those photos.
May 17, 2011 01:18:07 Les   berti-Grumpy's post sounded like he wasn't sure what he heard,coyotes sound nasty especially at night,barn cats can sound pretty nasty too,but it could be he heard bobcats, maybe? I don't think it was bagpipes,ha ha.
May 16, 2011 22:29:29 Craig DuMond   There are no asbestos issues at the Town Hall. The town crew is saving us all a considerable amount of money assisting with the project. This is all at the discretion of Chuck and the crew. Planned road work will continue as normal. Many of the next steps will be completed by part-time hires or contractors allowing the crew to be freed up for summer work. Once the structure is up and closed in the crew will return to assist in late summer/early fall to help finish. We hope to also have the free assistance of the BOCES building trades classes. The project is being completed as economically feasible as possible and will alleviate the town's court and fire districts meeting space issues, etc.
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