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March 09, 2011 07:56:29 masonville res.   also Steve 265-3761
March 09, 2011 07:30:19 CC   Toms # is 607-265-3266,he is good
March 09, 2011 00:25:02 resident   I think Tom Sherman or George Walker still do plowing. Don't know the numbers.
March 08, 2011 18:08:23 wshbown   does anyone know of a plow truck for hire to plow my driveway off of rt 8 by the ice cream shop if i can get their number that would be great
March 08, 2011 12:16:26 CC   Wonder how bad is Shears rd,was planning to go there this wknd ,BUT.
March 08, 2011 09:55:55 Grumpy Ernst Keidel CDR.Keidel@gmail.com Yes, the highway crew did a good job on the roads. Unfortunately, I have to call in my own crew to clear out my driveway, at my expense. My niece had a hard time climbing over the snow barrier, trying to get into the school bus this morning. It is a good thing that we don\'t HAVE to go anywhere today; our driveway is behind a snowbank.
March 08, 2011 09:37:19 CC   Feel for you guys with all that Snow upthere,hey it is winter,but this year has been real bad.
March 08, 2011 07:43:38 taxpayer   Highway crew-- great job done yesterday. Now are we all ready for some rain?
March 07, 2011 22:15:33 Grumpy Ernst Keidel CDR.Keidel@gmail.com Yes, CC! We got tons of snow. We had a hard time opening the screen door to the front deck; the snow had practically sealed us in. To boot, our handiman called in sick, so no one shoveled us out. The highway department plowed our mailbox inaccessible, thus we had no mail delivered today! Yes, this is Mrch coming in like a lion.
March 07, 2011 14:48:19 CC   Hi! you guys got much snow up in Masonville this weekend?
March 07, 2011 00:30:51 Les   I almost forgot,Nuff said.
March 07, 2011 00:24:01 Les   Thanks Craig for the info,I didn't know the county footed unpaid bills.You say the county maintains a healthy reserve balance? Why doesn't our Federal Government? Woah I should shut up now,no talk of national politics on this website!Sir Berti wouldn't like it.Even though it affects all of us directly.
March 06, 2011 15:57:03 Craig DuMond   The County covers unpaid taxes as Town's would run into deep trouble if all of a sudden several people didnt pay. This could result in unpaid ills and reductions of service. The County maintains a healthy reserve balance specifically designed for unpaid taxes so when someone doesnt pay the Town they front the money. The county then deals with the taxpayer and ultimately forecloses for unpaid taxes. This results in a tax foreclosure auction where the property sold and the taxes paid....generally for more than what was owed for taxes. So for the local taxpayer, this is the best way to ensure their Town can perform services and pay their bills.
March 06, 2011 10:30:41 bertimouse   Yup. thanks webmaster.
March 05, 2011 12:41:54 Town of Masonville Webmaster   Bertimouse - While it seems complicated it is and it isn't. There are companies on the internet that, for a fee, supply bandwidth and storage space for those who would like a site on the internet. Generally they have large severs where the information is stored and duplicated in case of loss. This site is paid for by Mr Keidel for his own reasons what ever they are. Mr Keidel pays someone else to maintain the site. He probably does not have anything to do with the site physically. The town of Masonville pays a company for the space to set up the official site. That company only supplies the space and the address. I maintain the site for Masonville. i.e. Place the minutes of the meetings on the site, anything the board wants to have appear on the site. Do we talk to each other? I have met Mr. Keidel on a couple of occasions but I do not know nor have I met the person or persons who actually maintain this site. (Webmaster) Hope this makes more sense to you?
March 04, 2011 22:07:40 bertimouse   Hi Craig. Thanks for explaining about the unpaid taxes, which is surprising. Why should the County pay for unpaid taxes? Yes it's good for us but isn't it bad for our county overall? Just wondering as usual. About broadcasting the Monthly TOM Board Meetings: it would not be an interactive thing. It would just be like a broadcasted TV show that folks could only view which many other towns in NY already do. It could be after the actual date of the meeting though we know that many do them live, but whatever. We agree with you that all citizens should personally address the board. We totally disagree with you that this technology is not available to do here. We keep hearing about how 60%[?] of the residents of this town are composed of folks who don't actually live here year round? If this is truly the case then those folks deserve & have a right for better & quicker access to the TOM government functions. I'M JUST SAYING that this would be a good idea & one not to just say no to. It needs to be studied & yes I will be at the next TOM BM to propose that if no one else does. Respectfully submitted as always to you Sir, Berti.
March 04, 2011 21:42:05 bertimouse   Hi TOM Webmaster: We apologize for the confusion. So you guys don't talk to each other at all?
March 04, 2011 11:03:03 Town of Masonville Webmaster   Bertimouse I am not the webmaster of this site, I maintain the Official TOM website. This fine site is owned and operated by Mr Keidel and the Webmaster is listed at the bottom of the screen. My only connection with this site is the same as yours. I read it and I post to it on occasion. You can find the link to the Official site on the home page of this site.
March 03, 2011 22:37:27 Craig DuMond   There is no money lost in unpaid taxes as unpaid taxes by law are paid by the County...that is why you see the County doing the tax forclosers when we have them. I dont know if we are at the point where we should broadcasting the meetings over the web. I would prefer for folks to come out and personally address the Board, or individual members, with their concerns. As a society we have moved away from personal contacts and this is sad in a way. A lot of information is lost, misunderstood, etc. communicating electronically.
March 03, 2011 21:55:49 bertimouse   To We need a Solution: Check out the MSDS for LP gas: it's a class 1 health hazard & class 4 highly flammable. No good engineering solutions for fracturing rock sideways. Gas companies should 1)guarantee clean drinking water for all residents. 2)Pay for 1 inspector per job site. DEC only enforces the few laws now & only recommends to the legislature what should be law. Guess who is the slowest? The folks we voted for who are trying to protect everyone. Guess who operates the quickest? The folks who only care about making the almighty dollar.
March 03, 2011 20:33:11 bertimouse   Hi TOM Webmaster: Thanks for letting us post >225 words on our last one. Regarding the proposed Live Monthly TOM Board Meeting Webcam: We would be more than willing to donate the equipment. All that needs to be done now is to offer a motion at the TOM board meeting to propose a study at least about the possibility for it to become a reality, yes? Your thoughts are welcomed always. Craig do you also have any comments here? Thanks to both of you for your service always.
March 03, 2011 20:12:19 bertimouse   Hi Kathy: The NYS DEC budget was cut severely last year. Right now they are cut down to the bone & WHO KNOWS what the state budget will do to them this year. PA had only 16 inspectors to cover ALL of their gas drilling operations because the year before their State DEP budget was drastically cut. The remaining inspectors were lucky to inspect each site ONCE a week! The reason why that inspector said ‘If we’re too hard on them,the companies might just stop reporting their mistakes.’-is because they never had the time enough to BE THERE! A good inspector 1)Doesn't try to "run" from jobsite to jobsite by just saying hello for 1/2 an hour to fill out their time sheet & mileage expense reports. 2)Has the CAHOONIES to bust contractor's chops if they are not doing things on the job site correctly, hello? "do I think Albany will let drilling proceed regardless of accidents"? YOU BET KATHY, because Albany doesn't "see" accidents until they happen & then it's too late. Unless Albany budgets more funds to hire more qualified DEC inspectors for gas drilling operations in NYS we will NEVER support gas fracking for profits while poisoning everyone's water. It's just NOT GOING TO HAPPEN so everyone should just STOP UNTIL IT'S A SAFE THING TO DO! Accidents WILL HAPPEN when there are precious little State/Local Regulations in place but more importantly: NO INSPECTORS TO MONITOR WHATS GOING ON TO INSPECT & ENFORCE THOSE REGULATIONS:GET IT? Sorry for "shouting" here but folks just gotta get more educated about this serious issue. Right now it's like the Fox guarding the Hen house & yes this email will be forwarded to the Executive Mansion tonight. Nuff said.
March 03, 2011 19:28:58 bertimouse   Hi Craig. Thanks for your reply. The Assessor could report to the TOM board on things like: 1)The amount of $ lost in unpaid taxes. 2)The length of time said unpaid taxes are in arrears. 3)She need not name names. That information is public & on record in Delhi, but perhaps a quarterly written report submitted to the board about the items above would be of interest to TOM residents & acceptable the board? The Hwy. Dept. does a good job. No comments there for now, ha ha. ;)
March 03, 2011 11:30:58 We need a solution!   Regarding Fracking: Why isn't anyone (DEC) looking at companies that don't use chemicals for fracturing? Gasfrac, a Canadian company uses LP gas. It doesn't sound as harmful as regular fracturing. Maybe using LP gas has it's own harmful effects, I'm not sure, but it doesn't sound as bad to me.
March 02, 2011 09:30:53 TX   WHO LET THE DOGS OUT???????
March 02, 2011 09:29:02 TX2   Are they going to talk about the evil bear?
March 02, 2011 08:06:08 taxpayer   Masonville Town Board Meeting tonight March 2 at 7:30 come and voice your concerns where you can get an answer from the people who can tell you how it really is. This is much better than staying at home by the computer. Hope to see lots of new faces tonight and lots of interesting comments.
March 01, 2011 18:11:47 give it up   why dont you just go to the meetings instead of watching at home. you probrably just want to voice your say from behind you front door
March 01, 2011 09:57:18 Town of Masonville Webmaster   Bertimouse - It is not so much a case of donated equipment as the equipment needed for such a venture is easily obtained. The obstacles would be more in the line of "is it legal?" While one way conferencing such as you are advocating is very common throughout the business world I am not sure what the legality of a political conference over the internet would be. How would the town board feel about having this done? While the board we now have is very open to suggestions and innovations how about the next board? A decent laptop and good video cam and good mic and the right software is all one would need to accomplish this but ultimately it would be up to the town board.
March 01, 2011 07:39:17 Kathy K   Bertimouse: The article is "Regulation Lax as Gas Wells' Tainted Water Hits Rivers". I'd give you the URL but it won't let me post it here. Here's a quote: “Part of the problem is that industry has outpaced regulators. ‘We simply can’t keep up,’ said one inspector with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection who was not authorized to speak to reporters. ‘There’s just too much of the waste.’ ‘If we’re too hard on them,’ the inspector added, ‘the companies might just stop reporting their mistakes.’ This is something I've asked the board about. Home Rule does not apply to gas drilling, but the Town Board has stated that they trust the DEC to oversee this industry. With all the state land around here and the money it will rake in for Albany, do you think Albany will let drilling proceed regardless of accidents?
March 01, 2011 00:18:48 Les   I do not ever plan on watching the liberal documentary 'Gasland' now or ever.But it doesn't take a idiot to realize that hydrofracking chemicals into the ground is just wrong.What part of chemicals and ground do they not understand?
March 01, 2011 00:08:35 Les   Taxpayer:yup, you pro drillers can get rich just like the drug dealers, big tobacco and alcohol businesses have,good argument!
Febuary 28, 2011 22:31:00 Craig DuMond   Historically, the Assessor has not been mandated to attend Board meetings and give a report. The Highway Superintendent has historically done this. There really is not a lot of information the Assessor could report on a monthly basis. The Bi-centennial is planned for Sat July 16th. The next planning committee meeting is this Wednesday at 630pm at the Church. Questions regarding the dump box/spreader can b answered by the highway Superintendent. The box is stainless steel and therefore will be usable on many trucks to come. The Board and I feel the sole bid was reasonable considering the bid specifications. This is a budgeted item.
Febuary 28, 2011 21:56:28 bertimouse   Craig, How Come the TOM Assessor gives less detailed & very fewer reports than the TOM Highway. Dept. does at the TOM board mtgs.? -Just wondering. Please explain.
Febuary 28, 2011 21:34:56 bertimouse   Taxpayer: you really need to see the movie: "Gasland". ANYONE who is In Favor of Drilling for Gas in Any Area Should See This Movie & then offer their opinions. It was nominated last night for an Academy Award because it was such a good DOCUMENTARY Film. Folks Really need to know the whole truth. That's what documentaries do & the Academy recognized their local efforts.
Febuary 28, 2011 21:11:26 bertimouse   Kathy:about Gas drilling from the 2-27-11 NYTimes: couldn't find which one you referred to.Too many links there.We personally continue to hope folks will WAKE UP&discover enough BRAINS&Less Greed. CLEAN WATER will Always Be More Precious than dirty gas or oil. Don't these men learn nothing(?)their Momma's tried to teach them? Guess not.History repeats itself over&over again.
Febuary 28, 2011 20:51:10 bertimouse   TOM Webmaster: would a donated webcam do to broadcast online so that folks could view the TOM board mtgs. live every month at least? Tell us what it would take. We can make this happen.
Febuary 28, 2011 14:19:51 taxpayer   Not all people that are pro drilling are greedy, some are just in need of some cash to live the way others do in this state. After working long hours, 7days a week,365 days a year. Some of those that are against drilling are just jealous not to own the land and get some of that cash. Just think what some of the money would do for the economy, and also we are not the only state to do the gas drilling and it is a lot safer than some things we do to ourselves everyday, drugs, alcohol and smoking, and yes we could even get rich.
Febuary 27, 2011 23:30:20 Les   What is wrong with the pro drillers!I have always been one,DRILL HERE DRILL NOW!!!Drill holes into our earth,no big deal.Water frack CHEMICALS into the ground,NO!I don't care how safe they say it is.Where is the long term enviromental impact research,say a hundred years from now?We are dealing in NY with chemical useage from the past right now,its given us cancer clusters and inedible fish,do we look foward to more of the same?Or do we overlook history and worry about the bottom line, a little temporary profit for a limited amount of greeedy people?
Febuary 27, 2011 23:18:10 Les   I think we can deal with a little computer generated censorship.Post online to the Oneonta daily Star,can take hours or days depending on when they read them.Censorship of some innocent words is'nt that big of a deal for instantaneous posts.
Febuary 27, 2011 11:52:44 Grumpy Ernst Keidel CDR.Keidel@gmail.com Contrary to popular belief, I too am not the webmaster for this, the UNOFFICIAL Masonville site. Though I am identified as your host, I only pay for this site and dictate what should be displayed. The actual webmaster, responsible for the mechanics of this venue, is Bear at BearPaws WebWorks. His link is at the bottom of the home page. It is he who is responsible for the censoring programs, etc.
Febuary 27, 2011 11:38:33 Town of Masonville Webmaster   The question was asked could the Town Board meeting be put on the internet in real time. The answer is yes. It would not be the difficulty of doing so it would be the need for some pretty good equipment capable of producing worthwhile images and sound. For instance I have security cameras set up that allows me to watch them from any computer anywhere I am at the time. Plenty of software available but on site computer and camera/s are not available on site. Hope that helps.
Febuary 27, 2011 11:29:18 Town of Masonville Webmaster   I am sure the Webmaster of this site is using an autocensor to censor out undesirable words. The Autocensor can only distinguish the word not how it is used in context. This is one of drawbacks of keeping the site free of less than desirable content. PS I am not webmaster of this site.
Febuary 27, 2011 07:59:56 Kathy K   Wow, there's a very interesting article about gas drilling in the NY Times today. You can read it on-line.
Febuary 26, 2011 22:14:46 Driver i am   Yea i agree the road are going to hell. I know thing are tight but its safety issue. I see people driving into on coming traffic just to avoid the pot holes. Seem like there doing more repair work ever year when instead they need to be redone. On a lighter note im going to have pop tart.
Febuary 26, 2011 16:56:33 Les   Wondering,I don't think it was Jack's name that was censored,just the use of the last name only.My condolences to Bob Stanton's family.
Febuary 26, 2011 10:09:52 Spend $$???????   Not just a box,ask the Hwy. Supt. for details!!!!
Febuary 25, 2011 18:45:59 Curious WHY Rush to Spend $$   IS the cost posted in the Feb.'11 minutes for DUMP BOX BODY Correct? $51,321.00 w/ONLY a $1,000 credit for the old box. THESE NUMBERS SEEM EXCESSIVELY MARKED UP... FOR JUST ONE DUMP BOX only. (( ref: TNT magazine www.truckntrailer. com)) "only 1 bid received. The bid was from Waynes Welding for $51,321.00. They alos allowed another $1,000 trade-in for the old box." Considering there was only 1 bid/(AND IT IS OVER BUDGET!!) The CORRECT thing to do would Negotiate!! or keep looking for additional bids. What's the hurry?
Febuary 25, 2011 18:12:16 bertimouse   Think that section of route 20 is in Broome County? -County road, too.
Febuary 25, 2011 12:03:31 R. Healt healt2@netzero.net Can we get some repairs planned for the section of Co. Hwy 20 from the Oquaga Creek winter entrance to East Afton Rd. It is impossible to drive over 20 MPH.
Febuary 25, 2011 10:41:49 wondering   Why is Jack Butts\' name \"censored\" material on here? Why does the Fire Dept not hang a wreath in honor of Bob Stanton - past Fireman-?
Febuary 25, 2011 10:09:00 RL   The saw mill was moved from where Eldred Gray's place; the mill was along the creek. It was also a planning. I have a picture of it.
Febuary 24, 2011 21:54:18 bertimouse   OK so JULY 16th BE IT for TOMS Anniversary Parade. How Come the Town Assessor gets less detailed reporting than the TOM HWY. Dept. does at the TOM mtg.s always, Craig? Her reports are ultimately more important to us all, yes? -Just wondering. Please explain & Thanks.
Febuary 24, 2011 20:15:28 bertimouse   This Town needs an "online" board meeting website where folks can view the TOM board mtgs. LIVE on-line & could also participate with comments...OK maybe in 50 years? But Why should this be so hard? -If my brother can hook up a webcam for my 82 yr. old Mom to talk to her 4-yr. old Grandchild 300 miles away Live Via Internet to talk to then why can't the TOM set up something similar once a month for the board mtgs? -Webmaster;is it really that hard to set up? -Just wondering as I saw some men walk on the moon once in '69. Outside the Box is where TOM already is & Loves to be, Yes?
Febuary 24, 2011 19:59:21 bertimouse   OK I'm making an Executive Decision Here: The TOM'S 200th CELEBRATION WILL BE HELD ON THE 1ST WKND. OF JULY; From Friday to Sunday. HERE'S WHY: 1)The last weekend of June is NOT a good time because that's Graduation Wknd. for ALL of the area High-School Seniors;not just Sidney. Doesn't the TOM want to attract other Folks nearby to attend what we will have to offer that weekend?!? 2)Driving is not recommended that wknd. for obvious reasons. 3)The last wknd. in June has already been reserved for many families to celebrate their Graduates. This is their Family Wknd. which is a Big Deal. 3)The TOM should have the Same Right to Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Her Existence as our Nation-during this very Same Weekend.(Yes, Craig?) 4)WE are allowed to extend OUR celebration All Weekend if we want to.(Yes, Craig?) 5)There is no BETTER day, Folks. Since no one seems to be making any decisions here; THIS IS OUR VOTE. LET'S US ALL JUST DO A SPECIAL VOTE ON IT?
Febuary 23, 2011 10:59:38 Observer   My condolences to the family of Bob Stanton I remember Bob from years ago in Deposit. He has been a fixture here in Masonville for years.
Febuary 20, 2011 11:55:55 Mormon Hollow Farm   The town hall was located across from Eldred Gray and on the other side of the creek. Frank Jones was involved in taking this building down. The only mill I know of was the one I mentioned on Pine Hill and Rt.8
Febuary 20, 2011 09:39:21 RL   The weekend July 15-17 is also Sidney Alumni Weekend and Sidney Center Home Town days.
Febuary 20, 2011 09:32:01 Robin L   There was a sawmill on the corner of Pine Hill and Rte 8 owned by Mr. Lyons. But it was moved there from a different location in town. Does anyone remember where the Town Hall was pre 1960\'s?
Febuary 19, 2011 18:13:41 Craig DuMond   Dear Concerned Resident: Yes, the Town owns an excavator and therefore did not pay 40k for such work. I can assist you regarding clarification to your concern if you contact me with the date of the board minutes in question.
Febuary 17, 2011 18:42:58 guess who?   If you happen to see our town judge or the youngest member of our highway dept. crew tomorrow be sure to wish them a happy birthday.
Febuary 17, 2011 15:55:21 Concerned Resident   Does the town own a Excavator? I was just reviewing the minutes for the past year and the town laid out around $40,000 for Excavating work. Wouldn't it benefit the town to have purchase a excavator in the long run.
Febuary 17, 2011 13:52:15 CC   Txz Kathy,just wanted to check on my property by State Land this wknd,but dont know if could get up there.
Febuary 17, 2011 09:06:07 Kathy K   CC: I haven't seen Shear's road this winter, but I don't think it's passable in the "no maintenance" area. Our road is across the valley and they are still snowmobiling on Zion Hill. There might be enough warmth over the next two days to get the ice off the driveway, but that's about it. There is a lot of snow/ice in these mountains this year.
Febuary 17, 2011 07:46:31 Mormon Hollow Farm   Steam Mill Rd.---- There was a sawmill on the Deposit end of Steam Mill Rd. and it was operated by steam, so came the road's name. We often wondered where Mormon HOllow Rd. got its name, yes there were Mormon's living here years ago.
Febuary 17, 2011 00:42:24 Love that Store!!   That would be The Masonville General Store and the person to talk to would be Kendal. The email address is: Masonvillegeneralstore@frontiernet.net phone: 607-265-3808
Febuary 16, 2011 22:16:12 From Sherburne delbetlaw@twcny.rr.com I have a friend who bought a gift item in a "gift shop" in Masonville. I'd like something similiar. Is there a gift shop in Masonville? If so, I'd like to contact them by phone. Help.
Febuary 16, 2011 18:13:26 Curious Masonviller   Thank you Tom
Febuary 16, 2011 07:44:33 FYI   excerpt SCS BOE Minutes Jan.11,2011 BUSINESS MANAGER REPORT – Business Official Sheree Kellogg advised the Board that Broome DDSO is looking to renew their lease at our former Masonville School. Sheree wanted to bring to the Board’s attention the possibility of bringing a 457b plan to the school to go along with the 403b retirement plan. The 457b plan is a friendlier plan, there is no penalties for withdrawls and there is no cost to the district.
Febuary 16, 2011 06:58:56 CC   Anybody knows,if Shears rd is passable this week? thanks.
Febuary 15, 2011 16:25:36 TOM Webmaster   Yes Jeri Brayman is the town historian.
Febuary 14, 2011 22:50:34 Curious Masonviller   Hello!! I would love to know who the Town Historian is?? Is it still Jeri Brayman(I apologize if I spelled her name wrong!!)??
Febuary 13, 2011 23:39:36 bertimouse   What Ever Happened at the 200th TOM Anniversary Meeting? We couldn't show up 'cause of the Big Snow. Haven't heard anything Since... Any News Here Folks? Do Tell All & Thanks.
Febuary 13, 2011 18:47:32 Mormon Hollow Farm   I was told there was a sawmill on the left on Pine Hill Rd. as you leave Rt. 8 by the school. It may have been owned by Ralph Lyons.
Febuary 13, 2011 13:02:14 Grumpy Ernst Keidel CDR.Keidel@gmail.com As most of you know, I live on Steam Mill Road; so named after what mill?
Febuary 13, 2011 12:40:18 Mormon Hollow Farm   miss spoke when I said sawmill, but will see if I can find out. My uncle, Thornton Young, told me about the lumber being brought here to be used on our farm. I just spoke to him yesterday about it. Maybe my Grandfather, John Young , sold some lumber to others before moving it here, anything was possible when money was so short.
Febuary 13, 2011 09:31:53 Robin Church Little   Jerri, Mr. Banner told my father many years ago that my house was built from lumber from the mill behind the school; he told him that when he gave him his 1952 Buick. Mrs. Banner told me when we brought this house that the lumber came from the old mill. The floors in this house are of great evidence; as you can see the wear and tear of heavy work on them. Also the beams in the basement are hand hewned and have notches that show they were used somewhere else previously. Mr. and Mrs. Banner built this house around 1940. You are correct that there was a sawmill in Masonville, do you know where that was?
Febuary 13, 2011 09:29:51 Laura Coons   Any body know how and where to do geneology adress research in town?
Febuary 12, 2011 18:18:55 Mormon Hollow Farm   I stand to correct myself---- Do not know why I wrote "sawmill" in earlier message, it was a feed mill.
Febuary 11, 2011 16:47:49 Mormon Hollow Farm   P.S. the sawmill consisted of three or four buildings, and the Young family also took the 2 story garage down in town that was below Stanton\'s garage shortly after the saw mill and the lumber was used in the same manner as the mill lumber.
Febuary 11, 2011 16:21:14 Mormon Hollow Farm   The sawmill behind the school was torn down to make room for the Masonville school. Since the school was built in the early 1940's (corner stone is buried in a snow bank) the mill was taken down probably in the late 1930's by John Young and his sons, Edwin, Everett, and Thornton. The lumber was transported to their farm on Mormon Hollow Road, that my family is still operating, and the lumber was used for farm buildings and scrap lumber was burned to boil sap in the farm sap house.
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Febuary 07, 2011 18:02:52 wshbown   does anyone know of a moving company nearby to help a friend move his belongings and possibly store the stuff. even garage space for rent
Febuary 07, 2011 16:11:33 golden retriever lover   Hi, the rented farmhouse was on the same road as the Masonville Inn, according to my mother. Any ideas?
Febuary 07, 2011 16:02:34 Grumpy Ernst Keidel CDR.Keidel@gmail.com A FIRST! Today is the first time in well over three years that I got a call from the high school nurse, relaying that beloved niece Nam was having stomach pains; I should come and pick her up. Drove down there and found that Nammy looked like the walking dead! The nurse helped her into my truck and I drove her straight home where she headed straight for bed. She doesn't seem to be improving too fast, but at least it doesn't appear to be getting worse. Dear wife Ha-Yo is out of town, shopping for knitting stuff. I check on Nammy periodically. Her beautiful face has regained most of its normal color. I don't understand how someone can feel so sick and look so great at the same time!
Febuary 06, 2011 12:35:02 Iva Cunningham Morey   Does anyone remember Alberta Brewer? She worked in the Masonville School cafeteria. I remember the prune whip that they served there. Many years ago, about 1942 or '43. I have great memories of attending school there.
Febuary 05, 2011 23:29:23 Les   Congratulations to the town of Sidney Center!They have talked the town of Sidney down on the price of their old school from $500,000 plus dollars to $50,000!Hopefully they meet thier goal and make the purchase:).Their old school will make a wonderful community center.Wouldn't it be nice if Sidney would extend the same deal for TOM?I also thank the Sidney Center residents for joining us in the fight to keep the schools open,good luck!
Febuary 04, 2011 22:45:11 bertimouse   Robin Little: What a nice thing to do to thank a stranger. And what a nice thing for a stranger to help a stranger. In TOM it's a nice thing to think about how we're not strangers but neighbors helping neighbors. Sorry I am reflecting on My Birthday Today! The (UGH) older I get the more kindness and caring I too experience. Does TOM has it's own TOM flag? If it does, LONG MAY IT WAVE! And if it doesn't, then there ought to be one for the 200th anniversary we say.
Febuary 03, 2011 18:58:59 Robin Little   My parents would like to thank the gentleman that stopped this morning to help my mom with their car. They didn\'t get your name; they said you were driving a red truck with writing on the side. They would also like to thank Matt Cutting for his help. I would like to thank you both also as it is nice to see people helping older persons. Again Thank you very much, it is greatly appreciated.
Febuary 01, 2011 00:52:20 Les   How come Robin can post Jack Butts but I cant post *CENSORED*'s B u t t ' s :)
Febuary 01, 2011 00:48:42 Les   I'm not too young to remember Masonville little league sponsored by *CENSORED*'s rt.8 market.How and when did they become Masonville Giants?Did nobody want to help sponsor them?All of Sidney's teams had sponsors(walking advertisements).
January 31, 2011 20:11:44 Robin   One who knows - I believe that after Pomeroy was Pell, then DuMond, Dunn and then Jack Butts, who opened a store before the Quickway. Do you remember the Saw mill? And that there was a Bus Barn below where the Diner/Bar was? In The Bus Barn leanto towards the dinner was where the first Fire Truck was kept until the fire house was built across the street.
January 31, 2011 12:25:20 Old Man   The taxpayers of Masonville Fire District would be aware of why the taxes went up so much if they had attended the public hearing at the Masonville Church, that was posted in the Tri Town News. Rumor has it no one attended this meeting. "Concerned" should have attended and spoke their piece. Gossip now is known "as after the fact." "What?" Should understand that a building lot is worth more than property with "worthless" buildings on it.
January 31, 2011 01:03:11 What?   Can they give it back,or sell it?How can a building cost more money then its worth to tear down?TOM tore down a building on 206 did this make our taxes go up too?Now that place is bare I thought we got more for a home as far as taxes go?
January 30, 2011 12:48:13 concerned   The taxpayers of the Masonville Fire District should be aware of why their fire district taxes went up so much this year. The board of commisioners were talked int by one of their own Keith Scott then head of the Masonic Lodge to take over the property that the lodge sits on for parking and or a driveway, now the tax payers have a huge bill to tear down the structure. The commisioners represented that the taking down of the structure at the time of transfer would cost nothing.
January 30, 2011 12:47:09 One Who Knows   Pomeroy Garage was in town in 1950 and 1951 I do not know how long they were there altogether, but the DuMond family had a garage there after Pomeroy.
January 30, 2011 12:42:59 One Who Knows   From Bainbridge to Ken Hard's garage,(East of 4 corners on left, Evelyn Hards home) was county road and from there on it was state highway.
January 30, 2011 11:11:30 golden retriever lover   Oops, can the administrator please delete my email address? I did not realize it would appear as part of my message. Thanks in advance.
January 30, 2011 11:10:14 Robin Little   Did you know that at one time Rte 206 was a county road? Does anyone remember Pomeroy selling cars where the Quickway is? Does anyone have any information about the mill that was behind where the old school is now? I would like to learn more about it as I have been told that lumber from the mill was used to build my home.
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