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September 28, 2009 22:52:59 RangerDanger.   I've lived in Masonville for the past 18 years bertimouse.
September 28, 2009 20:45:43 Tom Barton Bertimouse - Congrats on thinking about your HAM License. HAMs provide a valuable community service when other means of communication are limited or non-existent. If you\'d like to see how a proper HAM NET works, come out and support International Rally New York. As you know, we hoped to be in Masonville, but that did not come to be. We are racing in Sullivan County the end of October, instead. My son and I just put up the repeater for the event. Excellent coverage from a portable repeater that could be put up anywhere for emergency comms. If you\'d like to come out and help, and learn about HAM radio, feel free to contact me or Rich - N2ZXK. Also - you sandbaggers - Other volunteers are NEEDED..... with or with out HAM licenses.... Tom, driver of Mazda 323 - WB2QPN -
September 28, 2009 19:42:34 Cupcake   well obviously someone has no life considering they like to spill someone\'s personal life out to everyone else which half of it i\'m sure isn\'t true.
September 28, 2009 00:13:25 bertimouse   Well, RangerDanger you just gotta be Here in Masonville. Grumpy is not what you thought he was,was he Eh&LOL? WELCOME TO PLANET MASONVILLE!
September 27, 2009 21:20:05 RangerDanger.   Got a chance to meet Grumpy today, I must say he's not as Grumpy as he tells us. =P
September 26, 2009 02:29:49 bertimouse   Dear Doug Harris:Please Calm Down&Get Yourself a Good Local Lawyer;sounds to us that if you'd done that in the first place you wouldn't be in this pickle now? -What do you want us folks in MV to do?Run a POSSE & A VIGILANTE group over to your place?You didn't mention what State/County these Lizards Came From:that matters to us&sometimes makes a legal difference. If You're Doing Business with ANYONE outside of Delaware County? -GET A GOOD DELAWARE COUNY LAWYER. -Sounds like you have"Tenants From Hell".We'll Pray for you Doug. Thank You for the warning us all about JENNIFER & SCOTT NICHOLS. Our Town Website should have a "Wall Of Shame" section of the bulletin board that posts/alerts us all to things LIKE THIS but,who decides what goes on or not?We would hate to add yet another task for our webmaster! :;)
September 25, 2009 22:33:57 bertimouse   We(No,I)am getting back into getting my Ham Radio license because my older brother in Colorado INSISTS I do this for the sake of my family&community.He's in the VFD there&after(recalling our 2006 Flood)he strongly recommended to me that Masonville "really ought to have an Emergency Ham Operator Program"like they do.Do we?-Am going to ""to learn more about how to get my license.Anyone else interested? Maybe we could start up a local Ham club?Does anyone else care about this type of Fun?
September 25, 2009 13:55:56 Doug Harris Thanks for your concern, Laughing. For something to be libelous, it has to be untrue. Everything I said is _provably_ true.
September 25, 2009 11:53:12 Laughing   Doug while our sympathies might run in your direction you are treading very close to libel. I suggest a good attorney.
September 25, 2009 11:18:23 "Grumpy" Ernst Keidel My condolences to our own Judge Judy on the loss of her mother! Polly Bogardus passed away early Thursday morning. She is predeceased by her husband Hank, who was my first friend on Steam Mill Road when I moved here ten years ago.
September 24, 2009 21:35:20 Doug Harris Warning: To anyone who might consider engaging Jennifer or Scott Nichols in _any_ way involving money or goods for services they _might_ render, be aware that this couple, individually and jointly, are thieves, liars and deadbeats. They are _supposed_ to be buying a house from us (at the corner of Rt 8 and Church Street), and they have a contract stating they will regularly pay us, every month, a previously-agreed-upon sum of nearly $1000 per month. As of this writing, in the year since they entered into that contract, they've made one -- O-N-E -- payment in full on time. And right now, as I write this, it's been FIVE MONTHS -- F-I-V-E M-O-N-T-H-S !!! -- since they paid us one thin American dime. It would be one thing if they made _some_ effort to pay, or even made _even a POOR excuse_ for not doing so. They do neither. Worse, they refuse to communicate with us -- unless we physically show up at 'their' door and we are fortunate enough to find them in. (If they aren't out earning money to pay their bills, including what they owe us, what ARE they doing??) One thing they're NOT doing is being any more honest with other people than they are with us. I just happened to learn a few days ago that Jenn Nichols (who may or maybe isn't 'Mrs' Nichols) has stolen money owed by her to a businessman for whom she was, if you'll forgive the term, 'working'. (That despite the fact that she's so 'disabled' that she collects public money and is supposedly -- according to her -- not allowed to take a job.) -- The long and the short of it is, STEER CLEAR OF THESE _DEADBEAT_ Lay-abouts. They are bad news.
September 21, 2009 22:02:44 RangerDanger.   Bah, I don't use rest stops. If I have to go bad enough to need to stop I go for a walk in the woods..
September 21, 2009 13:42:20 "Grumpy" Ernst Keidel No rest for the chubby! If you, as am I, are a corpulent male, don't count on relief at the Route 88 westbound Worcester rest stop. The urinals there have modesty panels which are too narrow for hefty males, who will not be able to reach actual urinal! You will have to use the handicapped stall all the way to the rear!
September 19, 2009 21:04:27 Laughing   $100 for a hunting license!!!!???? HUH? Does that include a porter to carry your guns? Nothing out there that I want to shoot enough to pay that much! How much is it for us old geezers?
September 19, 2009 18:20:13 RangerDanger.   Anyone else on here a little bothered by how its almost 100 dollars for a hunting license now? I'm not sure if I'll be able to go this year, with me having a 1200 dollar car insurance bill. >=(
September 19, 2009 01:15:16 bertimouse   Hi Laughing. We'd love to entertain you but we're going camping again. We'll speak again sometime this winter. :) Have a Great Fall to All that are Blessed who Live Here in Masonville, blessed because you can Slowly Watch the Seasons Change rather than racing up here & killing everyone you pass on the road with your big loads&ATVS.
September 18, 2009 14:32:43 Laughing   Come on folks. This board has been dead. Lets get a discussion going.
September 15, 2009 21:04:53 "Grumpy" Ernst Keidel Laughing! You can ask George DeNys directly; his name has an email hotlink on the home page. His phone is listed there aa well.
September 15, 2009 16:30:29 Laughing   CDR.Keidel - Do you know whether Masonville ever found someone to maintain their site? I know a time ago Mr.Deny was asking on here for someone who was willing to do that.
September 15, 2009 15:53:53 "Grumpy" Ernst Keidel Well, Laughing, this site is run and maintained by Bearpaws Webworks, as shown at the bottom of the home page. I just pay for it and tell them what to display.
September 15, 2009 13:51:26 laughing   CDR. Ernst Keidel - I do not know who maintains your web site but their censoring bot is set pretty sensitive isn't it? <grin>
September 15, 2009 12:24:59 "Grumpy" Ernst Keidel E-MAILING AGAIN! My computer wiz son Armin set me up with a G-Mail account and I can communicate again. I cannot access my defunct Hotmail account and don't have access to my address book stored there. I will attempt to contact as many of the folks on my address list I can remember and tell them of this scam.
September 15, 2009 11:50:40 Laughing   I have no idea what the SP might have set up a road block on Rte. 8 for but it sounds reasonable that if they were looking for a suspect they would be more interested in your windshield sticker. After all capturing a bad guy would cost money for the state while a bad sticker makes money for the state. And lets be reasonable. A bad inspection sticker is right up there with kidnapping, murder and *CENSORED*. In fact I place it right up there with my wife's burned out licence plate light for which she got a ticket on Rte. 8. I say throw the book at her!!
September 15, 2009 11:41:28 Tony - CR-20   Thank god your ok Grumpy! I received that email at 11:30 last night on my blackberry and was concerned since it was so well formatted and even had your Grumpy signature! I was talking on the Ham Radio to friends and explained the email to them and they informed me that the news ran a report a few days ago about the hoax. I missed that report but thank god they told me about it. I looked so real! Anyway...glad your home in good ol Masonville New York!
September 15, 2009 10:45:48 Laughing   You are a victim of an old web scam. I have not seen that one around since my days with AOL as a tech. I doubt hotmail will be able to do much. Your solution is to change your e-mail name and password. Don't forget all, changing your passwords on a monthly basis is a real necessity in this day and age. Beware of scams when you are asked for personal information or when you have been informed that you have won money, lotteries, or such and remember - you probably do NOT have a long lost reletive in Africa who wants to send you money. Beware of scams involving exchange of moneies in auctions and Crieg's List. NEVER send money via Western Union and do not accept cashiers checks. I have a cashiers check from Scottrade in a frame from a person in Florida who wanted to buy a microscope I was selling on E-Bay. The check, he says, was mistakenly made out for $3000.00 rather than $300 and would I please send him the balance after taking $400. $300 for the scope and $100 for my troubles. Yea right!! LOL
September 15, 2009 08:47:35 "Grumpy" Ernst Keidel   I AM NOT IN MALAYSIA! It appears that my email account has been hacked and is sending messages to people in my address book saying that I am stuck in Malaysia and to send money quickly! I am trying to resolve this problem with and will try to get a different functional email set-up. Meanwhile, DON'T SEND ANY MONEY TO MALAYSIA and don't get mad at me, please!
September 14, 2009 20:54:35 Grumpy Ernst Keidel Does anybody know what the State Troopers were looking for with their road block on Route 8 today? Bad guys? They questioned the strange appearance of my inspection sticker. I had my windshield replaced about two months ago, needing the stickers to be transferred to the new glass. Really makes them look tampered with.
September 13, 2009 21:39:59 Tom   Thank you Craig, for the address for the court.
September 13, 2009 00:59:27 Steve K   Looks like really close and nice community here. Good job Grumpy for keeping this forum up
September 11, 2009 07:04:02 Craig DuMond   Masonville Town Court....PO Box 63 Masonville NY 13804
September 09, 2009 23:30:22 RangerDanger.   I'm afraid that I don't remember the address from when I got my ticket (loud muffler). I'm sure one of the other people on here will be able to help you though, it should be posted up tomorrow or the next day. I shouldn't even have gotten that one.. the muffler is louder now that it is fixed than it ever was before. AND he pulled me over in front of a church. Made me feel like a sinner for not having an "adequate" muffler..
September 09, 2009 23:12:03 Tom   Ranger Danger Can i have the address of the court house so i can mail in my ticket . The address on the ticket is not clear . Thanks
September 09, 2009 21:14:20 RangerDanger.   I found a set of keys on Beals Pond road. There is two small matching keys and two larger keys. The larger keys have rubber grip things around the end. I figured they probably go to something important so I decided to post on here about them. Let me know if they are yours! It would be far easier to come pick them up, or meet me somewhere in town to get them than to cut the locks and replace them. Being able to name the color of the two larger keys would be a plus.
September 09, 2009 19:40:33 Funsucker   Thank you Laughing
September 09, 2009 18:42:16 Laughing   P.S. Funsucker go to they have thousands of frequencies of every imaginable agency.
September 09, 2009 18:39:50 Laughing   Funsucker I assume you are referring to Fire, emt etc? If so you will need 46.06 and SP is 155.655 dispatch. and 155.595. There is no special frequencies for the places your named they use Delaware county for fire and ems and sheriff dispatch and Sidney and Cortland for SP dispatch. There are frequencies for Highway Depts etc but they are business band and you probably could get them from highway department. Plus there are many other frequencies used by the SP. Also SP is a "duplex" system.
September 09, 2009 15:17:57 funsucker   Does anyone know where I would get numbers for my scanner for Masonville, Sidney Center, Trout Creek Walton area?
September 09, 2009 13:08:16 Grumpy Ernst Keidel I hope you are all enjoying today: 09/09/09! We won't have another day like this, date wise, until the tenth of October, next year.
September 08, 2009 20:05:28 joey   I wood like to say good luck to all the little kids and big ones too. i hope you all have a happy and safe day at school to bad we will not be seeing any little ones at the old masonville school :*(
September 08, 2009 13:37:48 Mike Spaccaforno   Grumpy, Thank you for honoring my request, by adding my contact info on the home page.
September 05, 2009 10:13:28 ted tiska Found small female rottie on Steam Mill. Contact Ted Tiska 265-3803
September 04, 2009 16:44:28 Laughing   I have arrived at a scientific conclusion. It is a fact that the cause of the leaves turning in the fall is the passing of school busses.
August 31, 2009 16:45:29 George Denys   The trucks are parked up top out of sight.
August 29, 2009 09:55:40 Happy tax payer   Where did the army trucks go at the highway department ????? I would love to have purchased one if possible. I think it's great if the town can save money with surplus equipment!!!
August 28, 2009 03:16:09 Maria Wolcott   Grumpy - Sorry that it's taken so long for me to reply. We were on vacation in Maine doing some boating and fishing on Great Moose Lake. The weather was great and the fish were biting like crazy. It's beautiful country up there. You provided a good idea and I will use this forum to post my needs in the future. I asked around and was able to find someone to deliver firewood and plow my driveway this winter. So, I'm good for now. I'm looking forward to the fall as it's my favorite time of year. I love the crisp cool mornings, the changing foliage, baking apple pies and football.
August 27, 2009 23:03:15 Grumpy Ernst Keidel Alas, it is a shame that I cannot clone myself and be in two places at once! The September meeting will be one of the very few I have missed in many a year! I have a prior meeting in Binghamton at about the same time on 9 September. I trust that our Pam wil forward me the meeting minutes in a timely fashion!
August 27, 2009 11:57:27 Deyanne   Missing cat, Ivanhoe/ Mormon Hollow area, 8/26/09 Male white with black marking above eyes 1.5 years old, not neutered frightened, answers to Whitey, reward if found Please call Deyanne @ 265-9294
August 26, 2009 21:50:26 Craig DuMond   FYI to All - The Town Board meeting scheduled for next week on 9/2 has been cancelled. The September meeting will be held on Wednesday Sept 9th at 730pm.
August 26, 2009 15:19:53 Laughing   Almost want to make a person go in the corner and upchuck all the fuss about Ted Kennedy kicking the bucket. The news agencies are making him out a bit higher that Christ. They fail to remember he is a murderer who got away with his crime. The entire Kennedy clan is not worth spitting on.
August 25, 2009 16:22:26 Nate Looking for someone who wants to re-home a dog. I am looking for a medium to small dog preferably an adult female but that is not engraved in stone. I lost my companion of 17 years about 2 summers ago and am now looking to find a new friend. Am willing to pay a reasonable re-homing fee.
August 25, 2009 12:38:11 crzyflea   Rich, try in Unadilla on coverbridge road - Johnson's farm. If I remember right its 4 bucks a dozen but it is the best corn, hands down, in the area
August 25, 2009 08:36:37 Rick Anyone know who has the sweetest corn for sale this week? Having 50 people out for a corn roast this weekend...
August 25, 2009 08:35:17 Rick Yes the Sidney district. And old style turf has shown increased injuries- the newest surfaces such as in Norwich and Greene are actually lee apt to cause injuries and are comparable to grass with a crumble rubber added to the surface.Plus no pesticides-labor savings having to cut/ repair/ and paint before every event. I am sure that the school could also then rent the field to deposit/ sidney/ unatego pe wee football programs.
August 24, 2009 22:03:42 bertimouse   Dear Tony-CR-20, Thanks for that.Unfortunately we found out that now my brother has passed away-will this "death-year" never end?Gotta now fly to Colorado&all the happy end of summer plans are like dust in the wind.-Don't care now if it rains forever.
August 24, 2009 21:51:02 Bob Dunbar Rick, The Town of Masonville has four school districts in it. Are you refering to the Sidney district?
August 24, 2009 17:01:23 XX   Astro turf while cheaper to maintain has proven to cause more injuries, especially knee injuries than natural turf.
August 24, 2009 10:28:18 Rick Patterson We want the best for our kids. How come every other schooldistrict in the area is going to artificial turf fields and we still have grass? If we had turf,all the soccer teams, field hockey teams, and football teams could use the field. Right now it gets so muddy that only a few teams can use it. Other schools can make it happen- why not ours?
August 21, 2009 15:10:04 Grumpy Ernst Keidel Anyway, my computer is back up! My youngest son Will is visiting from Massachusetts and got me back online in a jiffy! Although it is very rainy weather, I am really enjoying having my boy about!
August 18, 2009 14:21:39 Grumpy Ernst Keidel Yeah, I'm at the library also. My home computer went down and I'm using one at the library. Of course this means that I can't update anything from here. I'm still waiting for the current meeting minutes, along with you!
August 18, 2009 14:08:59 Rich F.   Hi everyone. Why not stop by from your busy or chaotic day, to visit the Masonville Library. Melissa Parker or Rich Foley will be glad to see you stop by. Current Hours= M= 6-8pm, T=1-8pm, W= 1-4pm, Th=1-4pm, Fri=CLOSED, Sat= 9 to Noon.
August 17, 2009 11:39:54 Tony - CR-20   Hey Grumpy and the board...hope all is well with everyone. I too am thankful to you for providing us with the message board. Like Linda...being a weekender is tough on us to be with the fine people of Masonville. Give me 3 more years...until retirement...and I will be able to attend the meetings and such. Thanks again and be well! Hey Berti...I will miss your posts for a while! Enjoy whats left of the Summer!
August 17, 2009 00:56:54 Linda   Hi Grumpy, Just want to say thank you for this message board. I have been quietly following the sometimes colorful opinions. I am glad to have an easy place to read about the town meetings. If it wasn't for your page I would have a hard time following what is going on up here. I am a weekend resident and am unable to make the midweek meetings. It would be nice if the meetings would take place on a Monday so that many part time residents could attend, but atleast we have your generosity with this page. Thanks again
August 15, 2009 11:50:39 "Grumpy" Ernst Keidel {Grumpy - Would you be willing to add a "want ad/trading post" section to this website?} Maria, I will discuss it with my webmaster. Meanwhile, why don't you state what you need on this message board?
August 15, 2009 00:23:20 bertimouse   Dear Masonville Folks: Please Enjoy these 3 weeks of hot Summer Sun with some Fun! =Go Camping, do some Fishing, Canoeing, Hiking, Star Gazing. Go visit all the Fairs around, Horse shows, Auctions, Antique Car Shows & Rallies, Nature Tours, Museums, River rides, Antique Train Rides, Ball Games, Sunday Socials and Picnics that you Can! "Canning for winter" starts soon for us so we are officially "signing off from this message board for awhile,probably to the much relief of some here.Oh Well. PL&H to all.
August 14, 2009 23:54:29 bertimouse   Dear Me: We will entertain your last post with this one last response which addresses yours backwards-1)Snide&Superior?You Bet everyone thinks we are because we may be Better Educated&Currently have better jobs than most in this Town but it means Nothing in the Heartbeat of a Fire,Flood,Family Deaths or Whatever.2)Your comments that "There is very little these days to be positive about"..."It is not going to change much"...Are so wrong in so many ways.3)George (as far as we know)is the only board member that has the email capability,the time and/or courage to comment here;don't think we've read any other board member comments here except the Town Super once or twice.4)We have No solicitations with the Town Board.Your inferences are Absurd!5)Your solution to the Health Care Crises is "Other than the Obvious"- What Is The Obvious that you speak of "Me"?Please enlighten the rest of us, eh?6)Of Course You are "NOT SURE" what anyone individual can do about it. THAT'S ONE OF THE BIG REASONS THIS PRESIDENT WAS ELECTED.7)We will Not comment on this subject again "Me" 'cause all the knowledge is out there online for you to follow in whatever way you want to follow it.
August 14, 2009 09:28:50 Me   Berti - UH- If I can untangle your message I will comment. You state that I have done nothing positive concerning health care? Well, I am not sure what any one individual can do about it. Other than the obvious. I along with numerous others have let our representatives know our displeasure with the situation and the dubious solution that the Federal Government has come up with. I could sit here and offer solutions to the problem until I am blue in the face but it is not going to change much. You then lambast because everyone is not a cheerleader for Masonville and the Town Council all the time. I like Masonville or I would not be here. Does Masonville have its negative side? Of course it does. Every place has its faults. You state that no one is doing anything positive for the town except the Town Supervisor. Well, I think that statement may be a tad overblown and an attempt on your part to curry some sort of favor from the Town Board. I for one, have no problems with the Town Supervisor. Is he doing more or less for the town than any other Supervisor would do? I really do not know as I have nothing to compare it too. If he is doing the things you mention that is great but then again that is what he got elected for. You mention, by inference, that the only positive person leaving messages is George. Actually I have not seen much that George has left on this board lately except his explanation of why he voted as he did concerning the rally and short references to his tiff with the PR man for the rally. Is everyone in Masonville perfect, including yours truly? All one has to do is read the papers to find the answer to that. Is everyone in Masonville bad? Hardly. While I know very very few people in Masonville I would surmise that there are some wonderful people here. Am I negative about politics and politicians? Yep, I sure am. There is very little these days to be positive about. While I do not know you from the man in the moon you tend to come across as rather snide and superior. Keep in mind that many people are working to make this area better and you might not know about them.
August 13, 2009 23:03:46 bertimouse   Dear Me:Talk is cheap.Either put up or shut up.If you&yours are not going to be part of any good effort for reform on Health Care Now-which You Agree Needs to Happen-then what's Your Suggestion/Solution besides just Complaining about the current solutions?Dude;it wastes everyone's time having to read about Just You&Your's Negative Point of View Without Offering Any Real Constructive Alternatives!-Can't we brainstorm here about good ideas without all the "ME,ME,ME attitudes?"-Guess Not.Frankly,we have had enough of all the Whining&Disrespectful Talk about Everything that gets"messaged about"at this Message Board.All You Folks do here lately is give Masonville a bad public on-line image Not because of what you say,but How You Say It&We're ashamed.-All you do is complain&it seems that NO ONE Anymore in Masonville is trying to do anything POSITIVE for the Town except the Town Supervisor with his continued perserverance with Grants for our Town's infrastructure&his continuing diligence in keeping an eye on The Town budget,the 911 issue,the DEP land aquisition issue etc. etc.-but no one here[residents,not board members George]wants to talk about the good stuff,eh?Yall need to take a vacation. Peace!
August 13, 2009 10:13:49 Me   Who is "we"? Why would you assume that a person does not "care" about the "poor and uninsured" just because they do not feel that Big Government is the answer to every problem this country faces? This country has strayed far from what the founders pictured. While I agree that something has to be done to clean up the health care problems this country faces I do not think having a bunch bureacrats in Washington hand out socialized medicine is the answer. Let me ask you; what have you done to alleviate the suffering of the poor and downtrodden? That is, besides mouthing platitudes here on the message board. Your continued use of the "royal we" tends to make one think that perhaps you place yourself a step above us "commoners". This country continues to sell off the country to China and other foregin interests while shipping jobs out of the country thus manufacturing the "poor and unemployed" you are so concerned about. No, my friend, the answer and truth is not to be found "online" or in D.C.
August 12, 2009 22:05:33 George Denys Good one!!
August 12, 2009 21:07:54 bertimouse   Hey Bob Dunbar,"Me"&Anyone Else fearing about Your Own Current Health-Care Benefits:just go online&find out the Real Deal for Yourselves.We here care mostly about the un-insured poor who cannot&Whom Obviously You Do Not.Nuff Said.
August 12, 2009 20:30:04 bertimouse   Oh Rally Folks;there may be some good lessons learned & a few good jokes here: 1)Get some signed petitions from residents who agree with you next time to present to the Town;politicians can't legally ignore that kind of stuff&here's one joke for you&George:A man went to a brain store to get some brains to complete a study. He sees a sign remarking on the quality of professional brains offered at this particular brain store. He begins to question the butcher about the cost of these brains: "How much does it cost for an engineer's brain?" "Three dollars an ounce." "How much does it cost for a computer programmer's brain?" "Four dollars an ounce." "How much for a lawyer's brain?" "$1,000 an ounce." "Why is a lawyer's brain so much more?" "Do you know how many lawyers we had to kill to get one ounce of brain?" HA HA HA.-Unfortunately Rally Folks;it's just a sign of the "legal liability" times that we live in which don't get us started on that one...not worth the type.Gotta laugh or cry so 'yall know any more appropriate lawyer jokes?(Heh heh :))Peace and Good Luck Next Year.
August 12, 2009 18:58:42 Bob Dunbar Me; Ya pretty much got it. What say you Bertimouse??
August 12, 2009 13:37:57 Me   Seems to me that all these "Town Hall" meetings about health care reform is pretty much like the old saw about the 3 biggest lies. This one being "I am from the government and I am here to help you." The more CNN tries to push this "reform" the less believable it becomes. The Achromatic House (can't say white as that would be racist) is not going to let up until they have turned this country into a socialist society.
August 12, 2009 08:38:11 Barb   Mr. Otis, your words are hurtfull and unwelcome here.I was at the last board meeting and saw only three people say anything positive for the proposed rally. I feel the board did a good job by asking people how they felt and taking the time to hold a public meeting on it. They didn't have to but did and this is how you thank them. You are an ungratefull selfish man who owes the board your thanks for going out of their way even though it didn't go your way. You are ungracious to say the least.
August 11, 2009 19:00:23 Maria Wolcott   Greetings to all! Does anyone know of a website that has a something like a free trading post or local want ads? I know about the online PenneySaver. I'm thinking of something more local for the folks in Masonville. With the fall and winter months coming, I need a few things like fire wood and someone to plow my driveway. Grumpy - Would you be willing to add a "want ad/trading post" section to this website?
August 11, 2009 12:05:28 Bob Kosztyo   Quote: George.....this will be my last post on this THANK GOD
August 11, 2009 11:42:09 Rich Otis George.....this will be my last post on this.......Truth! George you know the truth, I know the truth, and the people of Masonville should be supplied with the truth! The contract is ironclad, the insurance is ironclad, and the Rally safety record is excellent! The truth is that anyone can sue anyone for anything! There has never been a legal action related to the Rally! If you didn't want it or the select people you talked with didn't want it .....then so be it your vote is your vote, but the spin you are trying to put on this is wrong! With the logic you are using no one should ever do anything for fear of being sued. So the "people decide" maybe a small number of vocal people. Did you listen to some of the arguments against the event......"I live on a public road but I don't want any cars using it", or "if I can't ride my 4 wheeler on that road then they shouldn't be allowed to run their cars"! These are the kind of objections that the board turned away thousands of visitor dollars for! George please explain to the residents what money this event would have cost the Town, we both know this event would not have cost the Town anything!........Rich Otis
August 11, 2009 07:51:20 George Denys Hi to all in our Town. I was going to repond to the post by Tom but I feel that we have all had about enough of this. He gave me a "D" and, since I don't represent Rally NY I am just fine with that. Thank you to all that took the time to let the board know how you felt. I just want to also make sure everyone knows that the Town Attorney was strongly against this. It is our job to protect our collective hind ends!! Budget season is upon us and as you can imagine it will be another tough year. Rest assured we will be doing everything we can to make every penny count. George
August 10, 2009 18:38:21 Amazed   From the last post the author states the Masonville doesn't have anything to offer the Rally people. Maybe that's the reason WE have NOTHING to offer. Your mentalities to block to road rally are the same reason our town has so little to offer. Walton had the rally, even with oppossition from a few residents and from what I understand it went well. We need to start opening our minds. The Masonville Master Plan isn't going to make business come to our town and isn't a reason to block the Rally. Maybe soon NYC will convince us forward-thinkers to sell the rest of our property and then we won't have to argue about the lack of "items" in our town and we can forget about special events or any of those other silly things!
August 10, 2009 15:20:24 Masonville resident   Rally folks.......I think you guys put a great deal of effort into your sport and the culturing of it. Rich, I can see that you spent hours, indeed days of your time trying to find a place to hold these road rallies. I admire your dedication to your sport. It seems to come back around to financial incentives to any town holding a Rally. As you saw, Masonville no longer has much where your racers could spend their money. Yes, we have a very small Boy Scout troop, and a Mirabito owned gas station with ice and drinks and Kendells organic store which is lovely......but there's no lodging, no pizza joint, no K-Mart or Wally World. "We" as Masonville would have been sending business to Sidney, Oneonta and Norwich. They offer a variety of food, lodging and shopping. Perhaps you should consider larger towns in the future. They still have back roads that may work for your needs. Good luck in the future to you and your fellow racers!
August 09, 2009 23:13:03 Tom - Driver - Mazda 323   George, It's not only Rich. My son and I traveled to Masonville on 2 occasions to demo our rally car. With very few exceptions (2 that I know of) people were in favor. Not just a few, but maybe 100 people that we talked to. I think that's what is adding to the confusion. Publicly, everybody thought it would be great. And let me tell you, as a driver that has traveled to several states this year, everywhere we went, the local folks said that we brought a very nice $$$ bump. As evidence - several Boy Scout troops made tons of money selling different food stuffs. Scout leaders told me "We made 5-600 bucks today on hot dogs and burgers". The guy at the Shell station in Linden, Tn. sold out of ice, sandwiches, and more, Plus the gas he sold. The Pizza joint we went to in Maine was dead, until my crew entered and ordered 6 pies to go, then some rally spectators came in and ordered 2 to eat there... We made their night at that place. I could go on and on with first hand stories of financial benefits, but you would probably just brush them off anyway... Too bad for Masonville, this could have been a fun event for everyone... I don't think that you did your homework very well.... D- in my book.
August 09, 2009 10:51:05 George Denys Round up or down, your choice. Rich, I have nothing against you or your orginization, you put a lot of effort into it but the people just didn't want it. In my experience with this people either didn't want it or didn't care because they didn't live over there. I found very few people who really wanted it. Simple as that. Perhaps another time. Another board member had very similar results, and those results are very much in line with our recently completed Master Plan. If you study the general questions in the Master Plan and compare with the results I recieved about the Rally you will see that they are in line with each other. The people here value peace and quiet and open space and, quite frankly, thought the claims of economic impact were highly inflated. In the end the people choose, and that is the way it always should be. All the best, George
August 08, 2009 19:18:02 Rich Otis was 4 & 1/2 to 1 on Wednesday.....when it gets to 7 sell!.............Rich
August 07, 2009 18:33:55 Wondering   George When I stated the minority had ruled again I was referring to the fact that the majority who would have liked to see the rally did not speak up thus letting a small number of people overrule. As to how you voted I would expect that you would vote your concious or on the recommendation of someone who had the knowledge of the legalities of the situation. Although I am not sure what the legal objection would be. But then again I am not a legal begal.
August 07, 2009 18:13:02 George Denys Wondering, Folks that took the time to contact me regarding the Rally were against it 5-1. I cannot speak for other board members or why any other member voted the way they did. Even if it was 50-50 I would have voted against it per the advice of our Town Attorney.
August 07, 2009 17:46:20 POed   To hear the democrats tell it people are dying in the streets because they do not have medical insurance. Where in the USA is that happening? Even if I did not have medical insurance or any money and I break my leg will I be denied medical care? Hardly. Why fix something that is not broken? Sure medical care is expensive but it will not get cheaper if we centralize it in DC. The answer to cheaper medical care is not letting a bunch of chimps in DC administer it. The golden ape in the White House will not be happy until this country is fully socialist. Those who think the answer to medical care lays in DC should live for a few years in countries with socialized medicine. I think they would change their minds about what is going on in this country. You can bet your *CENSORED* that the golden ape and his troupe of chimps do not worry about medical care for themselves.
August 07, 2009 14:27:13 Rich Otis George ......If you have questions please call me or email me directly........Thanks.......Rich
August 07, 2009 09:22:52 Wondering   RE: Rally - Once again the minority has been heard!
August 07, 2009 09:04:54 George Denys   Just to get it out of the way???
August 06, 2009 12:14:34 Rich Otis Just to get it out of the way Thank you to the people of Masonville. I met some really good people, as well as some I would rather forget, during my attempt to bring International Rally New York 2009 to the area......For Bob Kosztyo it's a shame you didn't introduce yourself at last nights meeting.....we had a bet and I as a gentleman always honor my bets! You will find your $100. dollars at the Masonville Fire Department (I left it with one of the local guys who said he would give it to the Chief) It's your money now but I hope you decide to donate it to the VFD or Rescue squad........Sadly I lost $100 but that's no big deal........the real losers here are the people of Masonville that will miss seeing good safe racing and receiving the economic benefits that go along with the event.......Anyone interested in knowing where the Rally will be held in October can email me directly. Thanks........Rich Otis
August 05, 2009 08:33:02 "Grumpy" Ernst Keidel Let me set this straight. I authorized no one to be blocked from this site! Laughing - in what way do you claim to be "blocked" from this venue? The only thing blocking someone from posting here is the inability the read the code shown at the bottom of the COMMENTS page. That is a safety measure to prevent spambots from flooding our message board with come-ons to visit other sites - spam sites. This used to happen frequently in the early days of this site. I want EVERYONE to have access here, even though some of you appear to let your children post things inane.
August 05, 2009 08:06:25 Troubled   I thought this board was so people could express their opinions openly? I lurk once in awhile to see what's going on in "my" town, but honestly......if "outsiders" were to read all this garbage, they certainly wouldn't wait to linger in the Town of Masonville. You people actually blocked one person from posting?? On most message boards you have to do something absolutely prohibited to be "banned'. Seems this person's view just didn't match anyone elses. Just my observation. Of course you all probably know who each other are and I do not, but it seems this forum could use some revamping!
August 04, 2009 13:47:48 Rich Otis Thank you to the Masonville Fire Department for allowing me to speak about International Rally New York 2009 at the monthly meeting last evening. Tom (driver #33), Brian (co-driver #33), Ivan, and I had a great time answering questions and showing off the Rally car we brought along for "show & tell". It was very nice to see all the positive comments about the proposed Rally and how much local residents are looking forward to it. I'll enjoy seeing everyone at the public hearing tomorrow evening. For Bob Kosztyo....don't forget to bring that $100. with you, I'll have mine. I'm looking forward to donating the $200. to the Masonville Fire Department & EMS!
August 04, 2009 10:26:55 Laughing   Too bad I have to use script to get to this message board. (Or maybe it is good. Depending on ones point of view) I wanted to give Berti internet sites dealing with the corruption of ACORN. But all one has to do is Google the word ACORN to come up with literally 100's of sites. But perhaps the best place is Employment Policies Institute 1090 Vermont Ave, NW, Suite 800 Washington, DC 20005 202-463-7650 As I am blocked from using the message board except by the method I am now using I will not be posting much on this site. But, I will continue to watch as the messages unfold.
August 03, 2009 23:41:51 >.<   Noobs.
August 03, 2009 22:00:39 Give me a BREAK   Berti - I hear the goofy grape kool-aid tastes best...the mother ship will be here soon to take you to the other side. Good Grief!
August 03, 2009 15:00:55 Rich Otis Manny.....You have not answered my question so I'll word it a little differently. Manny do you live, reside, or own property on any of the sections of road that we are asking for the Special Use Road Permit for? The sections of road are; 1. Mormon Hollow Road (from the Tompkins line to Mormon Hollow Cross Road) 2. Mormon Hollow Cross Road (from Mormon Hollow Road to Steam Mill Road) 3. Steam Mill Road (from Herring Road to the Deposit line)..................Thanks.............Rich
August 03, 2009 13:54:37 resdent   boy you guys really tear into each other.
August 03, 2009 09:10:36 Laughing   So you have blocked me from this site? Oh well, as the saying goes "I have been kicked out of better placees". But as you can see I have not really been blocked. Where there is a will there is a way.
August 03, 2009 08:39:14 Manny   This Rally on local public roads is as sound of an idea as the Federal government determining what doctors you can and can't be seen by. Let us all remember as Ronald Reagan reminded us at his 1980 Inaugration; Summary: The Federal Government was formed by a coalition of the States, not the other way around. The Federal Government is at the point that it needs to be reigned back in by the States, or more clearly "We the People". How about that, tackled two debates here with one post. Too bad our government can't multitask so efficiently.
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