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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 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 Good Bertimouse! Email me: 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, 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 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 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 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.
May 16, 2011 20:31:54 bertimouse   Hey we said BARN CATS not BOB CATS nor BAG PIPES, Ha ha. Bring on the Bag pipes though; that's cool-we haven't heard 'em yet but hope to soon. My better for worser half is on the mend & I know would LOVE to hear those bagpipes in the hills, yall thanks & we're listening, ha ha. LLMV! [Long Live Masonville]!
May 16, 2011 16:24:41 DeerHunter   Watch out seen a bobcat early morning on Shear road !! Also alot of bear *CENSORED* !! Very active !!
May 16, 2011 10:35:13 CC   Maybe it was a ghost playing a bagpipe,who knows whats in those woods.
May 16, 2011 09:03:07 taxpayer   The town guys are doing what the town board suggests to Chuck to do, so maybe you should speak to Craig and the board. Maybe Chuck has given a certain amount of time to this project while the weather was bad. Also, until last week everything was mud so there was not much actual road work to do.
May 16, 2011 07:02:01 Observer #2   Glad to see updates on the town building! Heard some rumors that the town found possible asbestos and has avoided an abatement. Not to worried about the workers who expose themselves to this(Department Of Labor can deal with that), but know of families who live close to this possible danger. Could any of this asbestos talk be true? Also, where are our town guys who are suppose to be taking care of our roads, Dont mind seeing some money saved with the town guys doing work on the buildings, but maybe they should keep a reasonable balance between us saving money and them doing what they get paid to do.
May 16, 2011 01:34:33 Les   Bobcats? Their numbers are few around here,but they are Masonville residents.They sound like a baby crying or a woman screaming.I've heard them a few times,but never seen one.Seen tracks on state land miles from houses,so I don't think it could have been overgrown gigantic house cat tracks.There has been many sightings in the Walton Downsville area where they can hunt and trap them.
May 14, 2011 15:05:57 Masonville Resident   Nah...they sounded nice. Nothing like Grumpy explained.
May 14, 2011 13:49:54 Observer   Bagpipes? Well that answers Grumpy's question about hearing what he thought was an animal being tortured. It was someone playing bagpipes.
May 14, 2011 13:15:12 Masonville Resident   Who was playing those beautiful bagpipes this morning? What a pleasant thing to hear in the mountains. Thought I was the only Scottish lad up here but I guess not.
May 14, 2011 13:12:17 Masonville Resident   We are finally getting some rain, it was getting so dry. All kidding aside, we had a beautiful sunny week and lots of lawns are mowed and lots of field corn planted, still a long way to go to catch up but a very nice start.
May 14, 2011 03:06:50 bertimouse   Hi Observer: we were talking about \"Smart Outdoor Cats\" You know; like Barn Cats?-Not your average visiting FAT indoor-for-show types, & we were talking about SPRINGTIME not WINTER critter hunger & hunting. But Thanks for your discussion. Let\'s talk more about Free Range Chickens. We\'d like to hear some more about this, Thanks.
May 13, 2011 10:43:35 Observer   Grumpy you probably interrupted a fight between two adult male raccoons. They can make a horrible ruckus when not agreeing about something. (generally a girlfriend). We were camping at Little Pond on year and during the night a couple of raccoons got into a fight right under the camper we were staying in. My Word!! It sounded like two very angry women going at each other. LOL.
May 13, 2011 10:34:37 Observer   Why would anyone think the Eastern Coyote will not kill cats? The coyotes around here are creatures of opportunity. They consume just about anything. They eat berries, rodents, carrion, vegetation etc and when abundant they will eat numerous insects. They will and do kill and eat any animal smaller than they are and if hungry enough in the winter will take on an adult whitetail. They are known to have an impact on the fawn population in the spring. While a coyote will not, by choice, pursue a healthy cat or small dog. They can and do attack and kill them if the opportunity presents itself. Like almost any wild animal they prefer not to interact with humans but due to the congestion and infringement into their natural habitat by humans,interaction between coyotes and humans and their pets will become more common. Free range chickens were mentioned as victims of coyotes. Free range or cooped chickens are fair game for just about all the carnivores in the world include humans. LOL
May 12, 2011 23:44:25 bertimouse   Coyotes will NOT kill cats. Most Coyotes&Outdoor Cats are Smart Enough to Hunt their Easiest Prey;DUH. We had an outdoor cat in Unadilla for 14 yrs up in Bear,Coyote &Fox ranges with NO Problems.Only thing we lost were free-range chickens without their fighting Roosters; again-DUH. IT'S NOT THE ANIMALS,IT'S THEIR OWNERS that have[& cause most of]the problems.
May 12, 2011 23:22:34 bertimouse   Hi Grumpy: Lots of critters Screech At Night This Time Of Year, ha ha. There be mating rituals for fox, possum,skunk,ferral-cats,badjers,chipmunks,squirrels, skunks & the like that wake U up&make U think a CHILD IS DYING! :) Deer,Bear&Coyotes have already mated & have either birthed already[deer&bear]or will be birthing very soon[coyote]. -Funny how the smaller critters[& US]make the most noise, eh? ;)
May 12, 2011 17:52:37 Steve   Need stuff hauled for Masonville clean-up days? Call Grays Garage and Hauling at 265-3741 or 265-3761
May 12, 2011 14:26:06 CC   Hey Grumpy,you made that male Coyote very MAD!!!!!
May 12, 2011 11:03:03 Grumpy Ernst Keidel No bear report, but this morning I was awakened by a very loud and terrible animal in pain scream! And then another and another! Wondering what poor animal was being tortured to death on my property. I ventured out on my front deck and shone my flashlight into the direction of the screams. Two sets of eyes reflected back at me, just across from my front yard border fence.. They started running back and forth, still screeching and finally ran off in separate directions. I went back to bed and concluded that I had broken up an amorous tryst of two coyotes. Of course, that is just one of the reasons why I insist that our kittycats do not roam outside after dark.
May 11, 2011 12:42:18 fyi   Masonville Junk days on May 13th and 14th from 7:00 to 5:00 (per minutes)
May 10, 2011 19:17:29 funsucker   Anyone know what the times are for clean up days?
May 10, 2011 16:34:12 CC   Anybody with a Bear report ?
May 10, 2011 08:17:24 Masonville Resident   Do not forget that clean up days are this week. A great chance to get rid of all of that junk by your house and garage and keep everyone happy (your spouse). This is a great opportunity this year with gas prices so high.
May 08, 2011 23:53:20 bertimouse   Us too.
May 07, 2011 14:34:29 Curious Masonviller   Observer Thank you for the answer!
May 03, 2011 19:01:13 bertimouse   Thanks Observer & ALL for your prayers...turns out NO stent was needed. The first thing the surgeon asked was "Why wasn't the 3rd test done before this procedure?" I'm not impressed with that Oneonta Doctor who apparently recommended to just go & have this done to save $! And you wonder why health care costs so much nowadays! TG we have health insurance. All we needed was to change the blood pressure medicine! Learned allot of valuable lessons though: 1)Life is precious. 2)If anyone needs any incentive for taking better care of themselves just spend a day in the cardiac care unit of ANY hospital. 3)I'd rather be at Wilson Hospital than Albany Medical because Wilson treats you more like a person, not a brother fell off his horse & was there for a week; thought he'd ripped his Aorta...BIG difference in treatment; also closer though I heard Wilson has been cutting back on their heart program facilities, though they still have really good Cardiologists there. 4)My heart must be pretty strong from surviving 72+ hours of incredible STRESS. 5)The Unity Prayer line is great. Thanks again everyone & Have a Wonderful Mother's Day Celebration even if your Mom's in Heaven. Yesterday I heard a stupid commercial on the radio that was advertising something but their beginning point was to Celebrate all the things that your Mom has done for you. We both realized that we can also be Part of the Celebration instead of mourning because they're not here anymore, you know? All Mom's want their children no matter what age to be happy. OK Nuff said. Thanks again & again for your prayers.
May 03, 2011 09:15:26 MV Resident   JUST SAW A WHOLE FAMLIY OF BEARS ! mama,papa,3 cubs! they were crossing RT 8 in to the Golf Area. Just north of the Ice Cream Station and Shear Rd. ESt. Weights are mama - 300 # , PAPA 400-500 #, Kids 75-125 #. they already have thier summer color. the cubs was playing around. jumping and chasing each other. beautiful snap shot. looks like Shear road mountain has alot of bears,.!
May 02, 2011 10:55:02 Mike Hall   Got back home for a week. Visited my mom in Wilson hospital. Rivers were high but not flooded anymore. We have been so dry in San Antonio we are already in Drought stage 1. So I was hoping to see a little rain and take some with me when I fly back south. I got a chance to enjoy the cooler air. I always try and read the happenings in Masonville and share some small town memories with my son, so he knows how America in my opinion should be.
May 02, 2011 10:24:58 Observer   Clean up days basically allows most everything except household garbage and vehicles as I understand it.
May 01, 2011 19:16:35 Curious Masonviller   The clean up days is May 15th and 16th correct, and what is allowed and not allowed??
April 29, 2011 18:25:36 TOM Webmaster   Town Of Masonville Official web page is up and running. Thank you for your patience.
April 28, 2011 22:10:19 Masonville Resident   Bicentenial celebration - July 16
April 28, 2011 22:02:24 Mormon Hollow Farm   As many know we lost yet another member of our community this past week. Our prayers go to the family of Dan Dean who passed away last Saturday after a very short illness. Dan will be greatly missed by my family and by his many friends and relatives.
April 28, 2011 12:57:51 Observer   Bertimouse - I had heart surgery at St Petes in Albany. I had a heart valve replaced and 3 bypass grafts. If your husband is going there he will get great care. We will be in prayer for him and you as you face this together. It is scary and it is worrisome but in the end worth the pain. The very worst part is the first night and the first time they get one up for a walk about 24 hours after surgery.
April 28, 2011 12:54:14 TOM Webmaster   TOM webpage temporarily out of commission. Will soon be up and running.
April 28, 2011 11:20:34 Masonville General Store Looks like the official town web page is defunct... Anyone know the date of our Bicentennial celebration?
April 27, 2011 23:41:24 bertimouse   My better half has to have asap Heart Surgery in Albany this Friday. I'm beside myself thinking how I'd ever be able to manage...Oh Please God, not again with yet another Loved one & this my most beloved & so soon yet again! Help me to be the strong, calm & quiet one now. My heart aches & I'm so afraid. All of TOM'S prayers would be greatly appreciated now, Thanks as my Faith is pretty low at the moment...I don't know what will happen.
April 27, 2011 20:52:43 Grumpy Ernst Keidel "Those bears arent that big around here, especially right now. You were probably looking at a 250lb bear." You know, I weigh just a tad under 300lb and always dress in all-black. Are you sure you didn't mistake me for one of those bears?
April 26, 2011 20:57:43 bertimouse   The ice cream shop was open 2 wks. ago Saturday. Happy Spring Yall! :) Time to get our hands into some(argh) dry dirt soon?
April 26, 2011 15:45:11 snowman   Oh yea ice cream sounds good on a day like today or even better Italian ice... lemon for me.
April 26, 2011 07:56:51 CC   May be he was waiting for the ice cream place to open to get inthere and make another mess,like last year. dont think he would seat by church just to see traffic going by,he is not Yogi.
April 26, 2011 02:20:08 Les   There is no poofy fur on a black bear,we ain't talking about a teddy bear.
April 25, 2011 06:46:33 Craftsman   Those bears arent that big around here, especially right now. You were probably looking at a 250lb bear. Strip all that poofy fur off them and theres nothing to em.
April 23, 2011 07:28:26 Grumpy Ernst Keidel A HAPPY BIRTHDAY wish today to our Town Supervisor Craig DuMond!
April 21, 2011 21:34:18 Observer   Saw the same bear about 7:30 this AM in the field near County Rte 20. He was headed east toward the Hamlet in the field back of my house. I just figured he was headed to the Crescent Wrench Cafe for coffee.
April 21, 2011 16:46:23 masonville resident   Just saw a big black bear in the crosses. rt 8 & 206 it was siting at the slope of the churche's front lawn watching traffic going by . Nick thick black fur. weighinh about 450-500 # atleast. people stopping and taking pics. and even the MV animal was there !
April 21, 2011 12:21:44 Robin Little   The Masonville Evil Bear is on the move I think. He is traveling north on Route 8. The night before last my bird feeders were hit. One knocked over and cleaned out, the suet cake taken from another, and the third set of feeders he took one of the feeders across the road. He sat it by a tree upright and didn't eat any of the seeds, maybe saving it for a snack later. The foot prints he left are huge. It looks like he stepped over the guardrail.
April 21, 2011 08:49:45 Grumpy Ernst Keidel APRILWETTER, or typical April weather, as it's known in Germany. Sunshine, overcast, rain and snow, all in one day! Was extremely surprised to see what appeared to be a snow squall, looking out my window at about 7:30 this morning. Indeed, but the mild temperatures are keeping anything from sticking; flakes melt as soon as they hit the ground. Spring is really battling to get established. Pretty, colorful flowers are emerging along my driveway, seemingly surprised by the snow!
April 20, 2011 23:06:53 bertimouse   Masonville Resident: Good luck with that & your 500 feet's worth of shooting range away from others. Think that may be either a County or State law.
April 20, 2011 22:53:29 bertimouse   Not only is this Good Friday & Easter weekend coming up, but Friday,April 22nd is also EARTH DAY every year. We'd like to speak about that a bit: Tonight we saw a PBS show called "Power Surge...can Technology save us from Climate Change?" -it was very informative & check it out on They said that 1 New NUKE plant would equal 3,000 Wind Generators, which would also Equal 50 miles of 1 Solar plant; so that some folks will just have to "put up with" those things somewhere. NOT! We here say. -It was VERY INTERESTING to us that they didn't mention ANYTHING about any studies being done ANYWHERE by all these Billionaires about how if enough individual homes installed THEIR OWN wind gennys & solar panels to be 80% INDEPENDENT what the carbon savings would be. Some facts(?): 1 car driven 10K miles per year equals 2 TONS of carbon into the atmosphere for your grandkids to breath. Average U.S. family generates 14 tons of Carbon which combined with the atmosphere goes up as 50 TONS per year. Right now the planet is putting up 9 BILLION TONS per year & by 2020 it'll be back to the measured pre-historic levels. Saudi Arabia is now pumping their carbon pressurized gas into the earth;in order to reduce their carbon emissions, but this program stated that they can physically measure "Earth movement" caused by this. We believe this is causing Earthquakes now DUH & is probably under secret study by our own government as we speak. -It doesn't take a Rocket Scientist to figure out that when you put pressure on one thing; something else has to give. That's basic scientific law. OK Nuff said. Happy Easter Yall.
April 20, 2011 18:57:10 CC   Why is all around Shears Rd ?
April 18, 2011 21:55:49 DCSO   FEET THAT IS
April 18, 2011 21:54:25 dcso   500" of an occupied building
April 18, 2011 16:58:40 Grumpy Ernst Keidel Sorry about the typo in the last message. That's yards, not years wihin an occupied dwelling.
April 18, 2011 16:55:40 Grumpy Ernst Keidel As far as I know, there is no anti-gun law in Masonville. You just need to observe the common state laws, like don't shoot across a road or within so many years of an occupied dwelling. I go armed all the time and, on my acreage, often practice rapid weapon deployment and accurate shooting. Many a Slim-Fast can has given its life to that purpose.
April 18, 2011 16:10:03 Masonville Resident   Thanks for clearing that up Observer. My friends come over on weekends (not every weekend) and we do some target shooting in a confined area. It does get noisy at times but everything is at targets only and into a side of the hill towards the back of my property. There are no homes in site providing a stray ricochet finds an errant path. We clean up after ourselves and enjoy a few drinks and BBQ after the shooting is done. I didn't think there was anything wrong with this especially since it's my 2nd amendment right to bear arms. As for the homeless person, we will seek him out and try to provide assistance. Enjoy the fine weather!
April 18, 2011 15:43:10 Observer   Doubt there is any law about discharging a firearm on your own property. The people in back of me every weekend in the summer and fall seem to be holding a war of some kind and I have not seen any law around stopping them. ------ If someone is living in the woods whose business is that? Maybe they want to live that way. More power to them.
April 18, 2011 10:33:36 Masonville Resident   Very well said Bertimouse! Being the good person that I am, I'm going to seek out this individual and offer them some assistance. But I would still like to know if we can shoot guns on our property in a controlled/confined safe manner. Is it against the law up here?
April 18, 2011 00:53:15 bertimouse   What is it about Shear Road that generates so many stories about lions,tigers,bears & now a crazy man, Oh MY! Lord Forgive us that anyone in the TOM should be smoking & drinking in the Woods, Oh MY! To Masonville Concern resident: Maybe a different hobby besides watching what your neighbors do without any action on your part would be Good For You. If this guy Truly "lost everything" & said "the woods were his" like you say he told you; then why the L didn't YOU try & Help Him? [DUH & SHAME ON YOU for being such a coward for your NON-ACTION.] Why do you have to Ask Anyone Here what you've supposedly witnessed with Your Own EYES & EARS? ACTION FROM ALL SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS! This Holy Week Sir; find him if you can & help him or let us help him because Dude; we've ALL LOST allot since 2008. We ALL know how HURT feels; unfortunately some more than others...compassion brother; feel that next time you meet "the crazy man in the woods".
April 17, 2011 09:02:42 Masonville Resident   @ CC - You can't shoot guns in Masonville, NY? Even on your own property in a controlled/contained area? Wow, that's a bummer!
April 15, 2011 12:06:06 Masonville concern resident   Have a any one saw the crazy nut ? hiking in the woods and living in the woods and possibly smoking and drinking ... the last time I saw him he was on shear rd camping about 5' away from the dirt road by the little swamp by RIP richard. ??? he said he lost everything and the woods is his now ????
April 15, 2011 09:00:30 CC   Havent seen him but I know this guy is big,just dont walk around unarmed,have to have a big side arm on you to walk around,just in case.
April 14, 2011 17:31:49 Joe thomas   CC- You better watch out! that bear is fat and hungry. his about more then 500 # lbs. just saw him at the cross roads on shear rd. he was doing a dump right on the road....!
April 14, 2011 12:46:03 CC   Was upthere last wknd,still some snow on ground,crazy neighbor shooting like a nut all kind of guns,saw some bear track,i think it is the Evil Masonville Bear hanging around again.6 1/2 inches wide paws,good size bear aint he?fresh on snow,few hours before,not even 6 hours old
April 11, 2011 23:42:54 bertimouse   Yah & then there\'s the last surprise BIG SNOWSTORM with high winds. Then the high winds with hail & tornadoes & floods to watch out for after that. NAH. We have a feeling here that This Spring Will Be OK with none of that stuff. =Again; just a feeling here. OK Let\'s take bets! ;)
April 11, 2011 14:40:45 snowman   The warm air feels good but I\'m starting to melt. Out of the freezer into the frying pan.
April 11, 2011 00:55:14 RangerDanger   Kind of ruins this nice 80 degree weather that they are calling for with the thunderstorm that is supposedly going to happen.
April 08, 2011 10:59:36 CC   FINALLY !! WEATHER BROKE.
April 05, 2011 16:49:21 CC   PINICS? not till July at the rate of this weather.
April 04, 2011 15:59:35 Masonville resident   time to keep a smile on our faces. We could be having more snow, so rain in not so bad after all. Soon we will be mowing lawns and having picnics! So enjoy each day for what it has to offer.
April 04, 2011 07:51:38 Grumpy Ernst Keidel Except Spring doesn\'t seem that happy today! Not only is it raining, it is windy enough for me to have gone outside to take down my flag!
April 03, 2011 23:20:58 bertimouse   Oh Stop, nuff said. Yall love to tease us & that's OK with us. Happy Spring! :)
April 03, 2011 17:55:39 nuff said   wow berti, that is the first thing you have ever said that wasnt annoying
April 03, 2011 00:16:27 Les   AMEN
April 02, 2011 19:51:16 bertimouse   The Density of people in society is so thick that we forget how short life is & could end any day. Most of us don't know when that one day will be so tell ALL the Folks you know &Love&Care for that they are Special and Important. That includes the Animals, too! NEVER be too busy to say I LOVE YOU! NEVER be too busy to HUG anyone, eh? NEVER be too busy to help a neighbor or stranger out if they need it. AMEN it maybe the last thing you do on Earth.
April 01, 2011 13:15:54 RCL   Jeri,Thanks for the article; you didn't hurt my feelings. Do you have anymore info about the Bloxham house? or a picture? It is interesting to see how the town has evolved.
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