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September 15, 2011 03:00:21 bertimouse   DUH. Get it Sir? Thanks Forever From Here.
September 15, 2011 02:48:21 bertimouse   Hey Observer: Get Over Yourself for Once! Life Is NOT ALL ABOUT YOU, Eh? We have a BIG U.S. COUNTRY out there, eh? =EVERYONE disagrees with EVERYTHING, Ha ha. -Welcome To Being A PRESIDENT OF THE U.S.A.!!! -NO ONE HAS THE RIGHT TO SAY THAT THEY HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE except Our Current President OBAMA. He Inherited Everything BAD that our Former President & Congress voted for us.
September 14, 2011 15:46:25 Observer   "ARE YOU READY FOR WINTER?" ---- NO NO and NO!!
September 14, 2011 14:04:26 tx-1   ARE YOU READY FOR WINTER?
September 13, 2011 18:27:19 Observer   While the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to free speech it has been one of the biggest controversies over the history of this country. The question of just how far that freedom extends has been argued by some of the best minds in the country over the years. I am sure my blathering on here is covered LOL. The right to opinions and the freedom to express those opinions has been curtailed by many governments over time. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a Christian and extremely educated man who lived during the Nazi reign gave his life in a concentration camp for the freedom to express his opinions. I wonder how many Americans would do the same? It is sad to note that we in this country are finding more and more of our liberties being eroded away. I have no doubts that a soon generation will experience censorship of word and action. Something as simple as being told to shut up here on this site is the beginning of such action by the authorities. As harmless as it may seem right now the fact that Christians are prevented in many many cases of expressing their opinion is a good example. We do not have to see something as extreme as Waco to understand the direction this country is headed. The heavy handedness of law enforcement is one example. Some law enforcement has shoved through laws preventing a person from filming them. Or look at the number of video cameras being used by law enforcement in the name of "protection". To fly in this country is to be herded like cattle at a slaughter house. All in the name of "protection".
September 13, 2011 15:08:33 dog lover   It sure is nice to know that Masonville was never under a state of emergency and FEMA can work on the areas where they are really needed. It certainly makes us feel lucky, maybe a little water in our basements but nothing that requires emergency money.
September 13, 2011 10:18:37 TX-1   What happened to the Evil Bear,havent hear about it for a while,may it got kill in the storm?
September 13, 2011 01:18:09 Les   a resident of town; One of the great things in this country is freedom of speech and the right of opinion. "I don't criticize the fact that he writes,but only his ideology.We can never be sure that the opinion we are endeavoring to stifle is a false opinion; and if we were sure, stifling it would be an evil still." John Stuart Mill, On Liberty, 1859
September 13, 2011 00:47:48 Les   TX-1; Four letter bad words are not allowed on this site! That word should be censored for now! Sunshine and warm (not hot) weather is all we need to talk about for the next couple months!
September 13, 2011 00:42:34 Les   Ha, Ha, Observer, I've been telling that joke for weeks, still funny though! Besides every day of his Presidency being 'historic', O's favorite other saying is it's Bush's fault! I wonder if this excuse will transition into the next Presidency? Just skip O and blame it on Bush four or eight years later!
September 12, 2011 18:59:19 Observer   After the recent earthquake here on the East Coast Obama renamed the fault line on which it occurred. It is now know as Bush's Fault.
September 12, 2011 16:47:15 Observer   Comeon now!!! NO SNOW !!
September 12, 2011 16:35:20 TX-1   Just out of the rain , now snow.just great!!!!
September 12, 2011 16:34:13 TX-1   Going Down to 36f on Friday night!!going to be a bad winter.
September 12, 2011 10:33:27 Observer   PS -"Resident of town" As to keeping "unnecessary" comments to myself. If my comments change the attitude of one person are they not worthwhile? So why keep them "private"?
September 12, 2011 10:10:22 Observer   I stand ready to help anyone, including Masonville, in any fashion and any time that I am able. Of course at my age my "helping" would be more in the non-physical than the physical. There comes a time when a person "slows" down in the physical activities. And you are correct. I attempt to be cordial and friendly with everyone. While I do not know very many people here in Masonville I still would lend a hand to anyone here. But I still contend that when anyone, myself included, offers help it should be turned down with politeness not with an air of superiority and disdain.
September 12, 2011 09:46:01 a resident of town   observer....with the 30 yrs. experience you have with the fire department possibly you would be interested in helping Masonville out since you would never treat anyone like "trash", unless you are willing to help please keep unnecessary comments private. thank you.
September 12, 2011 00:53:28 Les   Rode home from work and a song we sang quite often in elementary school in Masonville was playing over the radio, God Bless the USA. Lee Greenwood wrote his hit song "God Bless the USA" more than 25 years ago. At that time, he said, he wanted to write a song to help Americans "become more unified and have something to hold us together as a Christian nation." "Living with it since I wrote it, it hasn't changed for me," Greenwood said. "It was a song for America in the Gulf War. It was a song of hope in Katrina. It became a song of unity of spirit after 9/11, and 20 years later it is still a song of unity." God Bless The USA, and God Bless the victims of 911!
September 10, 2011 20:48:31 part time resident   maybe the volunteers were just plain tired and not as cordial as some may think they should have been, but we all need to remember that they are just that, volunteers.
September 10, 2011 12:36:01 Observer   I would like to say the volunteers who responded during the recent emergency, for the most part, did and are doing a great job and my thanks to them. But, I think perhaps as part of the training for our Fire Departments and Fire Police should be a course in public relations. I served as a volunteer fire person for over 30 years in a number of offices and position and never found it necessary to treat the public like trash. I left that sort of attitude up to law enforcement as they view the public as trash anyway. It costs nothing to be polite and helpful to people. And in the case of the local fire departments they should remember it is the same public they will be asking for donations in one form or another. I have always tried to be a generous as possible when stopped by fire departments on the roads asking for donations or received letters asking for donations. I realize very well that dealing with the public can be frustrating at times but when one of those citizens asks if they can be of any service you do not threaten them with arrest if they do not get out of the area or tell them to get lost. It might behoove those who are in "authority" in a time of emergency to find our how a person might be of service and what that persons abilities might be in helping them.
September 09, 2011 22:06:42 part time resident   this is when we should all be glad we live in Masonville and not along the beautiful river, that is most of the time they are very beautiful, hopefully all of the flooding of 2011 is behind us now. Good luck to all others. good
September 09, 2011 21:05:34 Observer   Made it to Mt Upton today after a very round about trip to Unadilla and over the hill. Seems considerable flooding along the Unadilla river all the way from E. Guilford to Mt Upton. We here in the valley seem to have escaped the brunt of the flooding and damage. I am sure there was some cellar flooding etc. in this immediate area, but all in all the Dear Lord was good to us compared to many of our neighboring communities. I was informed that the home I lived in when a resident of the Fleischmanns area was a total loss in the storm preceding this one.
September 09, 2011 13:26:16 Grumpy Ernst Keidel After I checked my email this morning, went back to bed. Once I arose for my wife's lunch sandwich, I was greeted by an unfamiliar sight: the SUN! Looks good out there and our Hosuni (cat) is happily exploring around the rear deck.
September 09, 2011 13:25:48 snowman   Does anyone know if route 8 from deposit to masonville is open?
September 09, 2011 13:11:23 taxpayer   The water is finding it's way back into the rivers and streams but left a path of distruction behind for many of the unfortunate that lived in the low areas. Roads are slowly opening and hopefully no more rain for awhile so things can dry out again.
September 09, 2011 09:17:06 TX-1   How bad are the roads up there
September 09, 2011 09:15:59 Grumpy Ernst Keidel A friend from Sidney came to stay the night with us; he brought his wife and 11 year-old daughter. Our wives are planning to go to the Middle School today to help out. We don\'t know yet how long they will stay with us.
September 09, 2011 02:45:59 bertimouse   Nuff Said For Now. Many Thanks to Our Neighbors. The TOM survived better than most this time. Let's all go down & help Sidney if we can, eh? -Just a thought. PL&H&LessisMore, Berti.
September 09, 2011 02:36:08 bertimouse   And P.S. Masonville missed it by only 5-10 miles. If anyone would like to dispute this just TRY & take a drive "thru" Bainbridge right now. Prayer Helps Everyone, Yall, Eh?
September 09, 2011 02:22:12 bertimouse   OK so Maybe we should all be looking for WMD\'s right now because of the latest News Alert...should be a \"Yellow\" or \"Red\" by now, eh? The 9/11/01 Date Needs to be Remembered BY ALL; NOW! There is no time like the Present. These here big Floods only serve us ALL to be prepared - Yah, for Anything that you\'ve never thought of before; BTW: High Alert for Car BomBings in NYC & DC so all we can do here is Pray For It Not To Happen, Yes?
September 08, 2011 20:45:29 taxpayer   Once again Masonville avoided the flooding and for the most part is in good shape. Have not heard of any flooded cellars although there probably are a few. No need for generators this time around but it is nice to know there is one available for use.
September 08, 2011 18:00:13 majtom   How is the flooding around the Masonville area? Any roads closed or washed out?
September 08, 2011 13:20:20 TX-1   Any flooding in MV?
September 08, 2011 10:52:08 9/11   bertimouse I dont think masonville has or will forget about 911 u not see what the hell is going on around here we need to help the towns around us right NOW not stand around thinking of the past we r in the present
September 07, 2011 22:01:45 bertimouse   9-11-01 is a date that Everyone should know about & no one should Forget. We are sad that TOM Forgot the 10th Anniversary of this Dreadful Event that changed Life For ALL OF US, eh? -Just Saying here. PL&H&LessisMore.
September 07, 2011 21:57:47 bertimouse   So what is TOM doing for 9/11 this Weekend; Anything Official? Whatever. We\'ll be in NYC: first time in 15 years Folks...wish us Luck Yall!
September 07, 2011 16:44:42 Les   Thanks Kathy! I always wanted a scanner. Nice to know there is a free one online!
September 07, 2011 15:08:37 Kathy   Live feed, Tri-County Public Safety: Includes Sheriff, Fire and EMS, New York State Police Troop C dispatch from Troop Headquarters. Covers the counties of: Otsego, Delaware, and Chengango. (Radio located in Otsego County). Go to www dot radioreference dot com and type "Tri-County Public Safety" into the search box. Click on that and you can listen online. It's not good out there today.
September 06, 2011 07:57:23 TX-1   Going up Shears ,there is a fallen tree across the rd,right by Ponderosa,can go under it BUT it will come down and it may fall on someones head,why has the Ranger not taken it down,it will be a problem in the future.
September 04, 2011 17:28:37 Masonville Resident   More rain for Masonville, no basements had serious water in them, hopefully, from Irene so now we will try again. Why could we not have had some of this water in July?
September 03, 2011 11:03:26 TOM Webmaster   PS- A full version of Autocad would barely fit on a 200 gig drive running XP let alone using it with any success. Running it on any of the mobile products would not be a very successful venture. Autocad is very demanding of graphic speed and capabilities plus being resource hog. There is a saying among geeks. "Develop a big storage unit and software engineers will figure out a way of filling it." Software rapidly becomes bloatware thus we see the terabyte drives etc. While it may be true at this stage the mobile devices are fine for cruising the internet and sending e-mail etc they are not developed to the point that they are useful for many purposes and software. One drawback is the size of the viewing screen. This is an impossible barrier at this point of development. One day perhaps we will be able to plug it in our ear or something and see the display in our minds. LOL
September 03, 2011 10:22:43 TOM Webmaster   Download a program called CCleaner (free) and run it several times. Also upgrade virus and trojan protection. Might try defragging your "C" drive as well. Newegg is a good online store and reasonably priced with fast shipping.
September 03, 2011 00:36:58 bertimouse   Need Advice on Computer ASAP! Apparently our old 2002 laptop with an XP op system is dying even with something like a 200 gig external hard drive! -Just can\'t figure out WHY - if everything is being stored into the external drive then why are we having such SLOW problems now? -Folks have been telling us that \"All We Really Need Now\" is an itty-bitty Notebook for our computer needs which consist of allot of emails, photo files, & some small word processing files...however I\'d like the capability of also being able to use [notoriusly large] AUTOCAD, etc. designing-type Please help us out there. We could really use a \"Geek Squad Consultant\" for recommend also where to buy this stuff at a reasonable price. Thanks & Here\'s Hoping that Everyone Has a Great Weekend. :)
September 03, 2011 00:25:57 bertimouse   Huh LOL? Don't get your comment. Please explain? Thanks.
September 02, 2011 15:50:18 LOL   Bertimouse - The voice of Masonville. WE say. Nuff said.
September 02, 2011 10:05:23 TX   Hey!! is the ice cream place on rt 8 open yet?
September 01, 2011 20:43:49 bertimouse   So the Good Points about this Storm?: 1.Most of the Weak Trees are down so that future Fall & Winter storms shouldn't do as much tree damage? 2.Everyone will be more ready for the next storm? 3.Folks will get more used to having no power & learn more about the alternatives. 4.Folks will be more informed about the Emergency Management Plans within their Towns. OK Nuff Said.
September 01, 2011 20:30:24 bertimouse   Everyone in the Town of Margaretville could use some help right now if yall are interested...or in Schoharie County which is truly "SCARRY" right now. If you have any relations in VERMONT; they're living on little Islands right now which if you remember the flood of '06 that's what Masonville was for at least 48 hours; these folks may be isolated for weeks! There were College students back-packing down trails to get back to the main roads in order to get back to school! 'Aint that great?[We Love Vermont!] What's not great is that they need folks to re-build their roads FAST. -Anyone with any construction experience who's out of work right now should GO FOR THIS, QUICK!
September 01, 2011 20:05:56 bertimouse   Hi Grumpy; Lucky you that you should have a freezer full of Food! These days ours is pretty empty at the house. We can most of our veggies 7 tomatoes; the freezer out in the garage also has lots of frozen water all the time, too. They say that if you have a(mostly)empty refrigerator it\'s better to stuff it with frozen water anyways...Guess we\'re just weird. We eat what we grow & buy fresh produce weekly just like most of Europe(?)does. No reason to spend any extra money on supplies when we can always shoot & eat possum[a delicacy in France, btw] or rabbits & dear, eh? Thanks Yall for your kind comments, but get ready for another hurricane named Katria coming-me thinks we\'re going to get CLOBBERED with a cat 3 soon though of course my better(?)half says NAH. I\'ll be watching;won\'t know until next Wednesday what path this next Witch is taking. Nuff said. All is well for now.
September 01, 2011 11:03:34 Tony CR-20   Thank you Masonville Resident!
September 01, 2011 10:23:17 Masonville Resident   the hamlet of Masonville is up and running with electric now and were very lucking not to be hit with the devistation that hit the other parts of NYS. Good luck to all.
September 01, 2011 10:04:38 Tony - CR-20 your education as well as thoughtful posts! Hope all is well with you and your family!
September 01, 2011 09:54:49 Tony CR-20   We are getting conflicting reports down here in the City. They say NYSEG has shut power to Deleware County, Masonville as a precaution. Can anyone confirm this and does anyone know if the power has been restored to CR-20. Thank you and I hope all is well with everyone up there. We are heading up this weekend and after accessing the damages to my property my services are available to any of the good people of Masonville. (Bringing chainsaws, etc.) Please let me know if you need anything.
September 01, 2011 09:05:35 TX-2   BBQ it!!
September 01, 2011 08:36:42 Grumpy Ernst Keidel Thanks for the advice, Bertimouse: \"Freezing a few gallon jugs of water before hand helps with the refrigerator keeping cool for DAYS & it costs NOTHING.\" What does one do with the frozen food while one is keeping the water jugs frozen? Our freezer compartments are full of food and there is very little room for anything else.
September 01, 2011 05:36:26 Robert   Part timer here from houck road. How did masonville fare with the hurricane? NYC got off easy. Hope all is well. Can't wait to get back up there, hope everyone has there power back.
August 31, 2011 21:20:49 bertimouse   "No news is Good News" my Mom always reminded us. It takes 2-5-7 days for Electric to get back "online" in a big-A storm. What would yall say; this was a #3 in terms of folks not being prepared enough? -Just Curious here, Thanks. -We are sure that the TOM Supervisor Craig D. would also like to hear about how the TOM Responded to Everyone, you know? Kudos go to the MVFD, Eh? We'd like to hear more stories about them, too. Thanks My Good Neighbors So Much!
August 31, 2011 20:58:38 bertimouse   Nah, Grumpy; just a good deep-cell marine battery & a 750 watt inverter will do ya for a couple days. BTW Folks; Freezing a few gallon jugs of water before hand helps with the refrigerator keeping cool for DAYS & it costs NOTHING. -Having a camp stove with a few bottles of propane to heat up some water for a Warm Shower also helps - all you need in this here weather is a tin or plastic bucket with holes drilled into the bottom, tied to a tree for a nice warm shower. Or you could rig up a spigot to go into your bathroom window! -Doesn\'t anyone ever CAMP OUT anymore?!? LOL we Love when the Electric goes off; though with this storm it\'s the Most Turned Off we\'ve ever experienced. Good to know that All in TOM are well. If anyone needs anymore Help Please give us a shout out here. We are Here Now & will help you Neighbor if We Can. :)
August 31, 2011 20:50:30 bertimouse   Foster Rd., Pine Hill have power today, Poplar Hill on the Sidney side as of yesterday. Hope this Helps.
August 31, 2011 09:25:10 Part-timer   YEAH!! Bear power.
August 31, 2011 08:46:10 C   Anybody know if shears rd has power yet ?????
August 31, 2011 08:02:11 TX   Is power back in MV?
August 30, 2011 20:17:55 Grumpy Ernst Keidel Ok, I'm baack! Used to have power outages here before, but they were genarally cleared up in a few hours! One this long is quite unusual. Time to invest in a generator, I think.
August 30, 2011 13:51:10 Part-timer   little storm or earth quake and all breaks loose
August 30, 2011 13:37:15 TX   This country is becoming a third world nation(Banana Republic).
August 30, 2011 10:29:45 TX-2   Back to the Stone age .LOL LOL
August 30, 2011 10:03:41 Grumpy Ernst Keidel No, Wishbone, that\'s why I am down at the library (NOT the one in Masonville) using the computer to be able to communicate with the outside world! No electricity, therefore no water, no telephone and of course, the cell phone service doesn\'t reach us!
August 30, 2011 02:21:49 bertimouse   Hey All. Thanks For Being Such Great Neighbors. My Other Half Is HOME NOW after their LONG JOURNEY THROUGH FLOODED HILL & DALES! -Yall have No Idea How Much I TG Right Now, Eh? -GoodNight Irene For Sure!
August 30, 2011 01:05:06 bertimouse   As of 12:45pm power is back up near Poplar Hill Rd.
August 29, 2011 20:58:47 wshbown   hey grumpy is the power on on steam mill yet
August 29, 2011 19:30:19 bertimouse   Well, I'm stuck down in Orange County & my better half(?)is Missing right now-was dumb enough to try & drive back home from Maine yesterday & No Word YET!Not at the job or nothing! My guess is that they're stuck up in Vermont somewhere on an island with of course no cell phone but ARGH! -This won't be the first time I've called the state troopers looking for 'em...guess I'll wait a few more days...power's still out on Pine Hill Rd. & up on Poplar Hill which is our neck of the woods. A good website for road closures is on Oneonta's Daily News website. BTW I'm really ticked off at the news in Orange county for only reporting as far "Upstate" as Sullivan County; Roscoe; SHEESH! That Aint upstate!!! is not much help for online stuff either. At least the Governor was around yesterday. More Folks need to send photos & videos down South to news stations around there maybe. Sorry I'm just stressing right now. I'm sure my Family is Fine. Hope you & yours are well, too. :)
August 29, 2011 19:02:34 Observer   Just visited the property where I lived in Fleischmanns. Gone along with most of Fleischmanns as far as I can tell.
August 29, 2011 14:36:57 TX-2   It is a mess up Shears,power went out about 3:30 pm yesterday,not back on yet,trees down all over. THANKS to MVFD they clear the road from some downed trees
August 29, 2011 07:37:18 C   Called Sidney NYSP Barracks, and they called the Finest MV's Vol. Fire Dept.. Thanks to them Shear road is open and people who was stuck up there is free so they can go back to work !!. Thank you MV 's VOL. FIRE DEPT and Sidney NYSP Barracks,.
August 28, 2011 18:28:45 URGENT ! SHEAR RD.... NEED HELP !   Trees are Down on Shear Rd. ON MV's Road Mainted, People is stuck up there. Both Exits off Shear rd is Block with trees and live wires. People is stuck in those lodges up there. Who can we call for trees removal and live wire removal. NO Power, HAD SOME ONE call me. WHO IS STUCK UP THERE CALLING ME ASKING FoR HELP Am In NJ. How can I Help them ??? PLEASE HELP.... ASAP.ASAP.. Thanks,
August 28, 2011 03:40:23 crzyflea   So long as there are living descendants of those whom were saved due to those two men and so many others still walk this earth their legacy should be unforgotten. Small consolation as that is, to those who lose flesh and blood to such tragedy, it just goes to show that there are heroes who walk among us without our knowing, humble everyday men and women who dare to walk where angels cannot fly. Every 9/11 I light a pair of candles for each, white and yellow for rememberence and hope, and say a prayer of thanks for their sacrifice.
August 28, 2011 03:19:16 crzyflea   to Question and to Les - the Espositos lost a son (Francis) to the towers and a nephew (Michael) as well. Francis was part of Engine Company 235, which was a six man crew. His cousin Michael was part of Park Slope, Brooklyn\'s elite squad 1 and he too was killed in the line of duty. He was promoted to captain posthumously. He and 10 other men in his (Michael\'s) unit went missing, never to be found. Michael was one of the men to volunteer in January 1998 to come upstate when we had the ice storm and flooding that had 5 counties declared national disaster areas. I believe one or two of our boys on the dept up here have at one point or another worn a patch on their rigging or uniforms (not sure which) to honor one or both men.
August 28, 2011 00:22:28 Les   crzyflea:Please elaborate!For us that don't remember! On 911 I was working in our stone quarry when my partners mother drove up and told us.We didn't know.Seeing the towers go down was a shock!Our Pres. Bush told us to not let the terrorist's intimidate us. So we reluctantly went back to work. Not a single plane flew that day,eerie! Not a single plane for days! Let us never forget,911!
August 27, 2011 23:35:39 Les   bertimouse you asked; 'WHY do kids not know about the days before "PAY TV", Microwave Ovens, Personal Computers, Video Games?' Because parents DON'T CARE! Go to a family restaurant, it's sad, you will see families eat. And the Kids,10, 12 yrs spend the whole time tranced by their cellphones,texting. We told our kids they can have one when they can buy one themselves,now my oldest says she can (at twelve). Now she can have one when she NEEDS it (job,driving).I guess her mom and dad ain't 'cool'! As far as camping goes, that was our vacation when I was a kid. Loved it. We only go a couple of times a year,should make it more often . Nothing better than hot days with swimming and fishing followed by cool nights and waking up at the crack of dawn with the birds singing (if you never went camping or get up just before daylight you have never heard the birds SING), campfires and wood smoke and darn good food!
August 27, 2011 19:19:29 question   The Esposito's lost a family member in the military overseas???
August 27, 2011 12:19:21 Observer   Maybe Masonville could adapt the Nuremberg Laws of 1936 and apply them to residents of Masonville who happen to be church attenders? Someone up to adapting them?
August 27, 2011 11:48:00 Observer   Yeh, maybe it could be held on the parking lot of the new town hall and we could post guards at the entrance to the area to check to make sure the attenders were NOT "church" goers!! Gotta make sure them thar "churchers" are not getting into the local government areas!!
August 27, 2011 02:06:02 bertimouse   Les: When we retire we\'re going to teach children about recent history; WHY do kids not know about the days before \"PAY TV\", Microwave Ovens, Personal Computers, Video Games? Doesn\'t anyone take their kids Camping Anymore? Your comments about History Are Cool. Wish more Folks knew what you do. Tell The Kids, you know? And GO CAMPING!
August 27, 2011 01:22:06 bertimouse   So what do you think, Craig: Can the TOM have some kind of Official 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony Somewhere for the Townsfolk that's not part of the Local Church Service inside? We mean no disrespect here; would Love to see it closer to the New Grounds of Town Hall or maybe a more appropriate place would be AT THE FIRE DEPT.? -Just brain-storming here. The TOM FD did such a GREAT JOB for our 200th Anniversary, you know? -What Better Folk to ask to handle a 9/11 Remembrance, you know? Our First Responders Lost So Many of Their Lives That Day, You Know? We should ALL remember them & also be Thankful for The Great Training that All of 'em have had since then. God Forgive Us Here But Today We Were Thinking That 9/11 Helped Us In Only One Way: We Are ALL BETTER PREPARED NOW. This is why we should Always Remember & Never Forget. OK NUFF SAID. Batten Down All Yee Hatches, Argh for the Storm...Tree Branches Down & RAIN will cause Flood waters is all here, but ARGH be Watchful & Stay Safe me Neighbors! We Love You All & will be ready with our chain-saws & extra water & food if yall need it, eh? ARRR. ;)
August 26, 2011 07:53:31 TX2   Getting ready for Irene?
August 26, 2011 01:44:05 crzyflea   Speaking of 9/11 - remember to keep the Esposito family in your thoughts (and prayers). Part timers, but still, in a small town, once you're here, you're one of us, and so too your family. One of our own made the ultimate sacrifice.
August 24, 2011 17:15:49 TX-2   Was in Jersey and the ground felt like water!!!
August 23, 2011 14:09:15 Les   Anybody else feel the ground wiggle? Turned on the news and there was a 5.8 earthquake in Virginia, Washington DC area! WOW felt in Masonville!
August 23, 2011 01:03:39 Les   Grumpy asked, \"Now, if Masonville Fire Department had two ladder trucks, we could recreate a similar display.\" This combined with it\'s story would make a great tribute to the fallen of 911, probably make the local papers.Another idea, maybe TOM could hoist it up with their excavator and a ladder truck?
August 22, 2011 17:38:36 ted DCO ted.tiska @ hey grumpy . regarding the flag I m sure Shreiff Mills would love to find a way to display it! Please give him a call 607 746 -2336
August 22, 2011 15:13:16 Observer   During the night someone walked right up on my lawn and stole an air compressor. I hope they have better luck with it than I did. I could never get it to hold pressure. Maybe they can let me know what was wrong with it if they get it working properly.
August 22, 2011 08:59:56 Observer   I agree. Religion should never be any part of the U.S. government. We might, by accident actually get a representative or president that was honest, moral, and not a self centered leech. That would cause no end of confusion in the halls of government. After all how could we deal with a person who was not a chronic liar and cheat? After all the way it is now we can depend upon our representatives being crooks.
August 22, 2011 01:36:04 Les   Actually bertimouse if we look at history the phrase "separation of church and state" itself does not appear in the United States Constitution,but in a personal letter sent by Thomas Jefferson to church leaders in Connecticut. The First Amendment states that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." "wall of separation between church and state," as written by Thomas Jefferson in 1802 "I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between Church & State." Jefferson reflected his frequent speaking theme that the government is not to interfere with religion.
August 21, 2011 21:44:52 bertimouse   WHATEVER Religion in This Here State & Country Should Always Be Separate from Our Government! Period. End Of Story! -A Wise Man Once Said; "Keep It Simple, Stupid." -Nuff Said About A Topic Already Part Of Our Constitution! -Let's Move On, Will Yall? Geez Louise! p.s. To Grumpy: Take care of That Big Flag! We've got a 24'x50' circa 1948 one that we cherish now. My Dad hung it over the House when my Mom had Twins, Ha Ha. :)
August 20, 2011 16:39:25 Observer   The First Amendment to the US Constitution NEVER disallowed religion into the government. It was not until the Bleeding heart, knee jerk liberals started whining that it became an issue. The amendment says the government shall not ESTABLISH a religion. Says nothing about recognizing or even taking part in religion.
August 19, 2011 18:59:03 Les   Bertimouse,how long has the memorial to our fallen soldiers been on the front lawn of the Masonville Church? Why would it need to be relocated? Did you hear about the World Trade Center cross, also known as the Ground Zero Cross? Two steel beams from the World Trade Center, fused at right angles, that were found in the smoldering pile of rubble nearly 10 years ago.Nobody put this cross there.Since 9/11, this cross has filled many mourning hearts with some small measure of hope and faith and calm.The cross is displayed at New York’s 9/11 memorial site.And now, a group of atheists wants to rip that away, arguing in a lawsuit that putting the object on display in an official exhibit hall amounts to a core constitutional violation. Sometimes the separation of church and state just goes to far.
August 19, 2011 17:55:40 Les   Great idea Grumpy. I bet it would make it in the local papers!
August 19, 2011 08:52:49 Grumpy Ernst Keidel About 9/11 - Do you remember the ceremonies held at "Ground Zer" after the attack? Do you remembere that huge American flag displayed between two extended fire truck ladders? That very flag is in my possession! A fairly recent resident on Route 20 was/is Highway a Superintendent in NYC and took eventual custody of that flag. Since I was Commander of the closest DAV (Disabled American Veterans) chapter in Oneonta, he figured that flag would be in good hands with me. A couple of years ago we even tried to display it there. Although this flag is smaller that Steve Anderson's on the hill, it was still too large for the flag pole at the Veterans Club in Oneonta. We would have had to bungee up the end in order to keep it from touching the ground. Now, if Masonville Fire Department had two ladder trucks, we could recreate a similar display. Ant other ideas?
August 18, 2011 18:55:50 bertimouse   Some small Towns in NYS got small sections of the WTT steel; don't know how they got 'em but they did & they really cherish it but TOM doesn't need a piece of twisted & burnt metal standing in the middle of the new Town Hall Lawn/Entry to remember, you know? -It'd be nice if we could have some sort of 9/11 Memorial outside at the new Town Hall & while we're at it, here's a question: Once the new Town Hall Annex is built, will the Other Memorials be Relocated from the Church Front Lawn (thereby formerly separating Church from State)? -Just wondering...we foresee [eventually] a beautiful, peaceful & shady spot with a few concrete benches for all to reflect on ALL the memorials, with a flagpole, flowers, bushes, etc. -The boy & girl scouts & our fire dept. could help with that, yes? Again just dreaming here, Thanks.
August 17, 2011 22:55:21 what?   I didn't know Masonville did anything for 911. It is more of a NY thing, and national, not usually local.Good to see you care bertimouse,! Some left wingers say we should give it up! We might be able to forgive but we will never forget!! 911!! Thanks for the reminder Berti!
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