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August 26, 2009 21:50:26 Craig DuMond   FYI to All - The Town Board meeting scheduled for next week on 9/2 has been cancelled. The September meeting will be held on Wednesday Sept 9th at 730pm.
August 26, 2009 15:19:53 Laughing   Almost want to make a person go in the corner and upchuck all the fuss about Ted Kennedy kicking the bucket. The news agencies are making him out a bit higher that Christ. They fail to remember he is a murderer who got away with his crime. The entire Kennedy clan is not worth spitting on.
August 25, 2009 16:22:26 Nate Looking for someone who wants to re-home a dog. I am looking for a medium to small dog preferably an adult female but that is not engraved in stone. I lost my companion of 17 years about 2 summers ago and am now looking to find a new friend. Am willing to pay a reasonable re-homing fee.
August 25, 2009 12:38:11 crzyflea   Rich, try in Unadilla on coverbridge road - Johnson's farm. If I remember right its 4 bucks a dozen but it is the best corn, hands down, in the area
August 25, 2009 08:36:37 Rick Anyone know who has the sweetest corn for sale this week? Having 50 people out for a corn roast this weekend...
August 25, 2009 08:35:17 Rick Yes the Sidney district. And old style turf has shown increased injuries- the newest surfaces such as in Norwich and Greene are actually lee apt to cause injuries and are comparable to grass with a crumble rubber added to the surface.Plus no pesticides-labor savings having to cut/ repair/ and paint before every event. I am sure that the school could also then rent the field to deposit/ sidney/ unatego pe wee football programs.
August 24, 2009 22:03:42 bertimouse   Dear Tony-CR-20, Thanks for that.Unfortunately we found out that now my brother has passed away-will this "death-year" never end?Gotta now fly to Colorado&all the happy end of summer plans are like dust in the wind.-Don't care now if it rains forever.
August 24, 2009 21:51:02 Bob Dunbar Rick, The Town of Masonville has four school districts in it. Are you refering to the Sidney district?
August 24, 2009 17:01:23 XX   Astro turf while cheaper to maintain has proven to cause more injuries, especially knee injuries than natural turf.
August 24, 2009 10:28:18 Rick Patterson We want the best for our kids. How come every other schooldistrict in the area is going to artificial turf fields and we still have grass? If we had turf,all the soccer teams, field hockey teams, and football teams could use the field. Right now it gets so muddy that only a few teams can use it. Other schools can make it happen- why not ours?
August 21, 2009 15:10:04 Grumpy Ernst Keidel Anyway, my computer is back up! My youngest son Will is visiting from Massachusetts and got me back online in a jiffy! Although it is very rainy weather, I am really enjoying having my boy about!
August 18, 2009 14:21:39 Grumpy Ernst Keidel Yeah, I'm at the library also. My home computer went down and I'm using one at the library. Of course this means that I can't update anything from here. I'm still waiting for the current meeting minutes, along with you!
August 18, 2009 14:08:59 Rich F.   Hi everyone. Why not stop by from your busy or chaotic day, to visit the Masonville Library. Melissa Parker or Rich Foley will be glad to see you stop by. Current Hours= M= 6-8pm, T=1-8pm, W= 1-4pm, Th=1-4pm, Fri=CLOSED, Sat= 9 to Noon.
August 17, 2009 11:39:54 Tony - CR-20   Hey Grumpy and the board...hope all is well with everyone. I too am thankful to you for providing us with the message board. Like Linda...being a weekender is tough on us to be with the fine people of Masonville. Give me 3 more years...until retirement...and I will be able to attend the meetings and such. Thanks again and be well! Hey Berti...I will miss your posts for a while! Enjoy whats left of the Summer!
August 17, 2009 00:56:54 Linda   Hi Grumpy, Just want to say thank you for this message board. I have been quietly following the sometimes colorful opinions. I am glad to have an easy place to read about the town meetings. If it wasn't for your page I would have a hard time following what is going on up here. I am a weekend resident and am unable to make the midweek meetings. It would be nice if the meetings would take place on a Monday so that many part time residents could attend, but atleast we have your generosity with this page. Thanks again
August 15, 2009 11:50:39 "Grumpy" Ernst Keidel {Grumpy - Would you be willing to add a "want ad/trading post" section to this website?} Maria, I will discuss it with my webmaster. Meanwhile, why don't you state what you need on this message board?
August 15, 2009 00:23:20 bertimouse   Dear Masonville Folks: Please Enjoy these 3 weeks of hot Summer Sun with some Fun! =Go Camping, do some Fishing, Canoeing, Hiking, Star Gazing. Go visit all the Fairs around, Horse shows, Auctions, Antique Car Shows & Rallies, Nature Tours, Museums, River rides, Antique Train Rides, Ball Games, Sunday Socials and Picnics that you Can! "Canning for winter" starts soon for us so we are officially "signing off from this message board for awhile,probably to the much relief of some here.Oh Well. PL&H to all.
August 14, 2009 23:54:29 bertimouse   Dear Me: We will entertain your last post with this one last response which addresses yours backwards-1)Snide&Superior?You Bet everyone thinks we are because we may be Better Educated&Currently have better jobs than most in this Town but it means Nothing in the Heartbeat of a Fire,Flood,Family Deaths or Whatever.2)Your comments that "There is very little these days to be positive about"..."It is not going to change much"...Are so wrong in so many ways.3)George (as far as we know)is the only board member that has the email capability,the time and/or courage to comment here;don't think we've read any other board member comments here except the Town Super once or twice.4)We have No solicitations with the Town Board.Your inferences are Absurd!5)Your solution to the Health Care Crises is "Other than the Obvious"- What Is The Obvious that you speak of "Me"?Please enlighten the rest of us, eh?6)Of Course You are "NOT SURE" what anyone individual can do about it. THAT'S ONE OF THE BIG REASONS THIS PRESIDENT WAS ELECTED.7)We will Not comment on this subject again "Me" 'cause all the knowledge is out there online for you to follow in whatever way you want to follow it.
August 14, 2009 09:28:50 Me   Berti - UH- If I can untangle your message I will comment. You state that I have done nothing positive concerning health care? Well, I am not sure what any one individual can do about it. Other than the obvious. I along with numerous others have let our representatives know our displeasure with the situation and the dubious solution that the Federal Government has come up with. I could sit here and offer solutions to the problem until I am blue in the face but it is not going to change much. You then lambast because everyone is not a cheerleader for Masonville and the Town Council all the time. I like Masonville or I would not be here. Does Masonville have its negative side? Of course it does. Every place has its faults. You state that no one is doing anything positive for the town except the Town Supervisor. Well, I think that statement may be a tad overblown and an attempt on your part to curry some sort of favor from the Town Board. I for one, have no problems with the Town Supervisor. Is he doing more or less for the town than any other Supervisor would do? I really do not know as I have nothing to compare it too. If he is doing the things you mention that is great but then again that is what he got elected for. You mention, by inference, that the only positive person leaving messages is George. Actually I have not seen much that George has left on this board lately except his explanation of why he voted as he did concerning the rally and short references to his tiff with the PR man for the rally. Is everyone in Masonville perfect, including yours truly? All one has to do is read the papers to find the answer to that. Is everyone in Masonville bad? Hardly. While I know very very few people in Masonville I would surmise that there are some wonderful people here. Am I negative about politics and politicians? Yep, I sure am. There is very little these days to be positive about. While I do not know you from the man in the moon you tend to come across as rather snide and superior. Keep in mind that many people are working to make this area better and you might not know about them.
August 13, 2009 23:03:46 bertimouse   Dear Me:Talk is cheap.Either put up or shut up.If you&yours are not going to be part of any good effort for reform on Health Care Now-which You Agree Needs to Happen-then what's Your Suggestion/Solution besides just Complaining about the current solutions?Dude;it wastes everyone's time having to read about Just You&Your's Negative Point of View Without Offering Any Real Constructive Alternatives!-Can't we brainstorm here about good ideas without all the "ME,ME,ME attitudes?"-Guess Not.Frankly,we have had enough of all the Whining&Disrespectful Talk about Everything that gets"messaged about"at this Message Board.All You Folks do here lately is give Masonville a bad public on-line image Not because of what you say,but How You Say It&We're ashamed.-All you do is complain&it seems that NO ONE Anymore in Masonville is trying to do anything POSITIVE for the Town except the Town Supervisor with his continued perserverance with Grants for our Town's infrastructure&his continuing diligence in keeping an eye on The Town budget,the 911 issue,the DEP land aquisition issue etc. etc.-but no one here[residents,not board members George]wants to talk about the good stuff,eh?Yall need to take a vacation. Peace!
August 13, 2009 10:13:49 Me   Who is "we"? Why would you assume that a person does not "care" about the "poor and uninsured" just because they do not feel that Big Government is the answer to every problem this country faces? This country has strayed far from what the founders pictured. While I agree that something has to be done to clean up the health care problems this country faces I do not think having a bunch bureacrats in Washington hand out socialized medicine is the answer. Let me ask you; what have you done to alleviate the suffering of the poor and downtrodden? That is, besides mouthing platitudes here on the message board. Your continued use of the "royal we" tends to make one think that perhaps you place yourself a step above us "commoners". This country continues to sell off the country to China and other foregin interests while shipping jobs out of the country thus manufacturing the "poor and unemployed" you are so concerned about. No, my friend, the answer and truth is not to be found "online" or in D.C.
August 12, 2009 22:05:33 George Denys Good one!!
August 12, 2009 21:07:54 bertimouse   Hey Bob Dunbar,"Me"&Anyone Else fearing about Your Own Current Health-Care Benefits:just go online&find out the Real Deal for Yourselves.We here care mostly about the un-insured poor who cannot&Whom Obviously You Do Not.Nuff Said.
August 12, 2009 20:30:04 bertimouse   Oh Rally Folks;there may be some good lessons learned & a few good jokes here: 1)Get some signed petitions from residents who agree with you next time to present to the Town;politicians can't legally ignore that kind of stuff&here's one joke for you&George:A man went to a brain store to get some brains to complete a study. He sees a sign remarking on the quality of professional brains offered at this particular brain store. He begins to question the butcher about the cost of these brains: "How much does it cost for an engineer's brain?" "Three dollars an ounce." "How much does it cost for a computer programmer's brain?" "Four dollars an ounce." "How much for a lawyer's brain?" "$1,000 an ounce." "Why is a lawyer's brain so much more?" "Do you know how many lawyers we had to kill to get one ounce of brain?" HA HA HA.-Unfortunately Rally Folks;it's just a sign of the "legal liability" times that we live in which don't get us started on that one...not worth the type.Gotta laugh or cry so 'yall know any more appropriate lawyer jokes?(Heh heh :))Peace and Good Luck Next Year.
August 12, 2009 18:58:42 Bob Dunbar Me; Ya pretty much got it. What say you Bertimouse??
August 12, 2009 13:37:57 Me   Seems to me that all these "Town Hall" meetings about health care reform is pretty much like the old saw about the 3 biggest lies. This one being "I am from the government and I am here to help you." The more CNN tries to push this "reform" the less believable it becomes. The Achromatic House (can't say white as that would be racist) is not going to let up until they have turned this country into a socialist society.
August 12, 2009 08:38:11 Barb   Mr. Otis, your words are hurtfull and unwelcome here.I was at the last board meeting and saw only three people say anything positive for the proposed rally. I feel the board did a good job by asking people how they felt and taking the time to hold a public meeting on it. They didn't have to but did and this is how you thank them. You are an ungratefull selfish man who owes the board your thanks for going out of their way even though it didn't go your way. You are ungracious to say the least.
August 11, 2009 19:00:23 Maria Wolcott   Greetings to all! Does anyone know of a website that has a something like a free trading post or local want ads? I know about the online PenneySaver. I'm thinking of something more local for the folks in Masonville. With the fall and winter months coming, I need a few things like fire wood and someone to plow my driveway. Grumpy - Would you be willing to add a "want ad/trading post" section to this website?
August 11, 2009 12:05:28 Bob Kosztyo   Quote: George.....this will be my last post on this THANK GOD
August 11, 2009 11:42:09 Rich Otis George.....this will be my last post on this.......Truth! George you know the truth, I know the truth, and the people of Masonville should be supplied with the truth! The contract is ironclad, the insurance is ironclad, and the Rally safety record is excellent! The truth is that anyone can sue anyone for anything! There has never been a legal action related to the Rally! If you didn't want it or the select people you talked with didn't want it .....then so be it your vote is your vote, but the spin you are trying to put on this is wrong! With the logic you are using no one should ever do anything for fear of being sued. So the "people decide" maybe a small number of vocal people. Did you listen to some of the arguments against the event......"I live on a public road but I don't want any cars using it", or "if I can't ride my 4 wheeler on that road then they shouldn't be allowed to run their cars"! These are the kind of objections that the board turned away thousands of visitor dollars for! George please explain to the residents what money this event would have cost the Town, we both know this event would not have cost the Town anything!........Rich Otis
August 11, 2009 07:51:20 George Denys Hi to all in our Town. I was going to repond to the post by Tom but I feel that we have all had about enough of this. He gave me a "D" and, since I don't represent Rally NY I am just fine with that. Thank you to all that took the time to let the board know how you felt. I just want to also make sure everyone knows that the Town Attorney was strongly against this. It is our job to protect our collective hind ends!! Budget season is upon us and as you can imagine it will be another tough year. Rest assured we will be doing everything we can to make every penny count. George
August 10, 2009 18:38:21 Amazed   From the last post the author states the Masonville doesn't have anything to offer the Rally people. Maybe that's the reason WE have NOTHING to offer. Your mentalities to block to road rally are the same reason our town has so little to offer. Walton had the rally, even with oppossition from a few residents and from what I understand it went well. We need to start opening our minds. The Masonville Master Plan isn't going to make business come to our town and isn't a reason to block the Rally. Maybe soon NYC will convince us forward-thinkers to sell the rest of our property and then we won't have to argue about the lack of "items" in our town and we can forget about special events or any of those other silly things!
August 10, 2009 15:20:24 Masonville resident   Rally folks.......I think you guys put a great deal of effort into your sport and the culturing of it. Rich, I can see that you spent hours, indeed days of your time trying to find a place to hold these road rallies. I admire your dedication to your sport. It seems to come back around to financial incentives to any town holding a Rally. As you saw, Masonville no longer has much where your racers could spend their money. Yes, we have a very small Boy Scout troop, and a Mirabito owned gas station with ice and drinks and Kendells organic store which is lovely......but there's no lodging, no pizza joint, no K-Mart or Wally World. "We" as Masonville would have been sending business to Sidney, Oneonta and Norwich. They offer a variety of food, lodging and shopping. Perhaps you should consider larger towns in the future. They still have back roads that may work for your needs. Good luck in the future to you and your fellow racers!
August 09, 2009 23:13:03 Tom - Driver - Mazda 323   George, It's not only Rich. My son and I traveled to Masonville on 2 occasions to demo our rally car. With very few exceptions (2 that I know of) people were in favor. Not just a few, but maybe 100 people that we talked to. I think that's what is adding to the confusion. Publicly, everybody thought it would be great. And let me tell you, as a driver that has traveled to several states this year, everywhere we went, the local folks said that we brought a very nice $$$ bump. As evidence - several Boy Scout troops made tons of money selling different food stuffs. Scout leaders told me "We made 5-600 bucks today on hot dogs and burgers". The guy at the Shell station in Linden, Tn. sold out of ice, sandwiches, and more, Plus the gas he sold. The Pizza joint we went to in Maine was dead, until my crew entered and ordered 6 pies to go, then some rally spectators came in and ordered 2 to eat there... We made their night at that place. I could go on and on with first hand stories of financial benefits, but you would probably just brush them off anyway... Too bad for Masonville, this could have been a fun event for everyone... I don't think that you did your homework very well.... D- in my book.
August 09, 2009 10:51:05 George Denys Round up or down, your choice. Rich, I have nothing against you or your orginization, you put a lot of effort into it but the people just didn't want it. In my experience with this people either didn't want it or didn't care because they didn't live over there. I found very few people who really wanted it. Simple as that. Perhaps another time. Another board member had very similar results, and those results are very much in line with our recently completed Master Plan. If you study the general questions in the Master Plan and compare with the results I recieved about the Rally you will see that they are in line with each other. The people here value peace and quiet and open space and, quite frankly, thought the claims of economic impact were highly inflated. In the end the people choose, and that is the way it always should be. All the best, George
August 08, 2009 19:18:02 Rich Otis was 4 & 1/2 to 1 on Wednesday.....when it gets to 7 sell!.............Rich
August 07, 2009 18:33:55 Wondering   George When I stated the minority had ruled again I was referring to the fact that the majority who would have liked to see the rally did not speak up thus letting a small number of people overrule. As to how you voted I would expect that you would vote your concious or on the recommendation of someone who had the knowledge of the legalities of the situation. Although I am not sure what the legal objection would be. But then again I am not a legal begal.
August 07, 2009 18:13:02 George Denys Wondering, Folks that took the time to contact me regarding the Rally were against it 5-1. I cannot speak for other board members or why any other member voted the way they did. Even if it was 50-50 I would have voted against it per the advice of our Town Attorney.
August 07, 2009 17:46:20 POed   To hear the democrats tell it people are dying in the streets because they do not have medical insurance. Where in the USA is that happening? Even if I did not have medical insurance or any money and I break my leg will I be denied medical care? Hardly. Why fix something that is not broken? Sure medical care is expensive but it will not get cheaper if we centralize it in DC. The answer to cheaper medical care is not letting a bunch of chimps in DC administer it. The golden ape in the White House will not be happy until this country is fully socialist. Those who think the answer to medical care lays in DC should live for a few years in countries with socialized medicine. I think they would change their minds about what is going on in this country. You can bet your *CENSORED* that the golden ape and his troupe of chimps do not worry about medical care for themselves.
August 07, 2009 14:27:13 Rich Otis George ......If you have questions please call me or email me directly........Thanks.......Rich
August 07, 2009 09:22:52 Wondering   RE: Rally - Once again the minority has been heard!
August 07, 2009 09:04:54 George Denys   Just to get it out of the way???
August 06, 2009 12:14:34 Rich Otis Just to get it out of the way Thank you to the people of Masonville. I met some really good people, as well as some I would rather forget, during my attempt to bring International Rally New York 2009 to the area......For Bob Kosztyo it's a shame you didn't introduce yourself at last nights meeting.....we had a bet and I as a gentleman always honor my bets! You will find your $100. dollars at the Masonville Fire Department (I left it with one of the local guys who said he would give it to the Chief) It's your money now but I hope you decide to donate it to the VFD or Rescue squad........Sadly I lost $100 but that's no big deal........the real losers here are the people of Masonville that will miss seeing good safe racing and receiving the economic benefits that go along with the event.......Anyone interested in knowing where the Rally will be held in October can email me directly. Thanks........Rich Otis
August 05, 2009 08:33:02 "Grumpy" Ernst Keidel Let me set this straight. I authorized no one to be blocked from this site! Laughing - in what way do you claim to be "blocked" from this venue? The only thing blocking someone from posting here is the inability the read the code shown at the bottom of the COMMENTS page. That is a safety measure to prevent spambots from flooding our message board with come-ons to visit other sites - spam sites. This used to happen frequently in the early days of this site. I want EVERYONE to have access here, even though some of you appear to let your children post things inane.
August 05, 2009 08:06:25 Troubled   I thought this board was so people could express their opinions openly? I lurk once in awhile to see what's going on in "my" town, but honestly......if "outsiders" were to read all this garbage, they certainly wouldn't wait to linger in the Town of Masonville. You people actually blocked one person from posting?? On most message boards you have to do something absolutely prohibited to be "banned'. Seems this person's view just didn't match anyone elses. Just my observation. Of course you all probably know who each other are and I do not, but it seems this forum could use some revamping!
August 04, 2009 13:47:48 Rich Otis Thank you to the Masonville Fire Department for allowing me to speak about International Rally New York 2009 at the monthly meeting last evening. Tom (driver #33), Brian (co-driver #33), Ivan, and I had a great time answering questions and showing off the Rally car we brought along for "show & tell". It was very nice to see all the positive comments about the proposed Rally and how much local residents are looking forward to it. I'll enjoy seeing everyone at the public hearing tomorrow evening. For Bob Kosztyo....don't forget to bring that $100. with you, I'll have mine. I'm looking forward to donating the $200. to the Masonville Fire Department & EMS!
August 04, 2009 10:26:55 Laughing   Too bad I have to use script to get to this message board. (Or maybe it is good. Depending on ones point of view) I wanted to give Berti internet sites dealing with the corruption of ACORN. But all one has to do is Google the word ACORN to come up with literally 100's of sites. But perhaps the best place is Employment Policies Institute 1090 Vermont Ave, NW, Suite 800 Washington, DC 20005 202-463-7650 As I am blocked from using the message board except by the method I am now using I will not be posting much on this site. But, I will continue to watch as the messages unfold.
August 03, 2009 23:41:51 >.<   Noobs.
August 03, 2009 22:00:39 Give me a BREAK   Berti - I hear the goofy grape kool-aid tastes best...the mother ship will be here soon to take you to the other side. Good Grief!
August 03, 2009 15:00:55 Rich Otis Manny.....You have not answered my question so I'll word it a little differently. Manny do you live, reside, or own property on any of the sections of road that we are asking for the Special Use Road Permit for? The sections of road are; 1. Mormon Hollow Road (from the Tompkins line to Mormon Hollow Cross Road) 2. Mormon Hollow Cross Road (from Mormon Hollow Road to Steam Mill Road) 3. Steam Mill Road (from Herring Road to the Deposit line)..................Thanks.............Rich
August 03, 2009 13:54:37 resdent   boy you guys really tear into each other.
August 03, 2009 09:10:36 Laughing   So you have blocked me from this site? Oh well, as the saying goes "I have been kicked out of better placees". But as you can see I have not really been blocked. Where there is a will there is a way.
August 03, 2009 08:39:14 Manny   This Rally on local public roads is as sound of an idea as the Federal government determining what doctors you can and can't be seen by. Let us all remember as Ronald Reagan reminded us at his 1980 Inaugration; Summary: The Federal Government was formed by a coalition of the States, not the other way around. The Federal Government is at the point that it needs to be reigned back in by the States, or more clearly "We the People". How about that, tackled two debates here with one post. Too bad our government can't multitask so efficiently.
August 02, 2009 23:05:21 Go Chief   I was just trying to pour a little petrol on the fire;)
August 02, 2009 19:13:12 bertimouse   Hi "Laughing"; When we post on this message board;we really try to get our facts straight first by checking them out first&then like to "quote" from whatever sources we can find to back up our point of views.Our last post about ACORN was quoted straight from their website. WHERE,"Laughing": are your comments referenced from anywhere but yourself & family regarding the "Conglomerate,Political Thugs who encouraged Voter Fraud to get Mohammed Obama elected by any means fair or foul"? on the part of that ACORN organization?-We don't see "Give Me a Break" making any comments here either;probably 'cause it's not just worth it for them but we here were Just Wondering How You Are So Knowledgeable about ACORN as to speak for them&also if you can't speak kindly&considerately here about issues you all so obviously dislike;then we here at our house don't care to know about your viewpoints anyway. - EH? Don't "Diss" Our Resident President Laughing. Not now,not ever,no matter who he or(haha) SHE maybe.
August 01, 2009 12:13:48 Laughing   Yes, Yes, Yes GO ACORN! ACORN is NOT, as you put it a "Community Group" fighting for the rights of the poor and downtrodden. ACORN is a conglomerate whose agenda is driven by a handful of political thugs. ACORN was and is under investigation by at least 20 states for voter fraud. ACORN sued the state of California to get out of paying its own employees the minimum wage. ACORN used thugs to break up union meetings of its employees. ACORN helped lay the foundation for the collapse of the mortagage market by lobbying for anyone, regardless of their ability to meet their obligations, to get a mortgage. ACORN register the Dallas Cowboys to vote in Nevada, Mickey Mouse to vote in Florida, and a 9 year old girl in Conneticut. Even turned in all the names from a cemetery in Ohio. Not since Tammany Hall and Boss Tweed has any organization operated as blatantly as ACORN. ACORN done their best to see that Mohammed Obama was elected by any means fair or foul.
August 01, 2009 01:56:24 bertimouse   Dear Go Chief: Isn't it SO SWEET&NICE to RUB IT into the Republicans faces for once,after all those years of whatever?Didn't you feel great to vote for someone who Finally made it into the White House that cared about YOU for a change? Well,Go Chief,DO NOT gloat because Politics like life; Blows Big Time...sort of like Masonville Town Politics about the one-day race. Lot of Hype about nothing; too bad folks are so un-educated,ignorant & against this road course in Masonville is all, but whatever. We go with the flow here Chief. Peace.
August 01, 2009 01:20:31 bertimouse   Dear "Give me a BREAK": You Dissed our Poor, You Dissed our Beloved Veterans and now You've Dissed our President by accusing him for things that he inherited,calling him a "far-left socialist". ACORN, that you refer to is "the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now;is this Nation's Largest Community Organization of low-and moderate-income families;working together for social justice and stronger communities." "ACORN has constantly challenged the traditional notions of what a community organization is..." -Give US in Masonville a break, "Give me a BREAK". You say that "The main benefactors of all of Obama's far-left socialist policies are the ones who dont pay taxes!!!" - Clearly here Dear, you have not been paying attention for awhile so we here will pray for your Enlightenment.
August 01, 2009 00:48:05 bertimouse   Our last post on the Message Board agreed that the Health Care System in this Country Definitely Needs To Be Fixed. We mentioned the Debate going on at the House. (Hello 'yall,in D.C.?)-We mentioned the SAD FACT of 5% of 4-year old AMERICAN CHILDREN being OBESE now. -Wanna know Where your health care costs are going when you are 65? -Not just for the millions of "boomers" but for the millions of overweight kids right now & that's a statistical FACT.
July 31, 2009 16:20:16 Rich Otis For the Mayor of Ivanhoe........WOW....that's really good advice you offered to Manny......sounds like the two of you will get along very well with each other. I'm sure everyone appreciates your sage advice. Please share more of your insight..........Rich
July 30, 2009 12:02:19 Laughing   Mayor - That is quite the idea you have there! But I am making a guess, knowing the demographic makeup of the area, that Manny either will not have the right skin tone or the sexual orientation for the ACLU to get involved. (grin).
July 30, 2009 10:02:55 Mayor Of Ivan Hoe   Manny, how ever unlikely the rally will be approved there is nothing that would prevent you as a tax payer / home owner from suing anyone involved whether in contract or not. It be a-kin would be placing you under house arrest. I would contact the ACLU and see if it applies! I'm sure there is an Oneonta #
July 29, 2009 21:24:34 Go Chief   Obama is doing a terrific job so far only going to get better in the next 8 years! He's the best! Weeeeeeeeeee....
July 29, 2009 21:06:01 Give me a BREAK   The poor w/o insurance? They have the best insurance available...medicaid! No co-pays, no bi-weekly premiums, no anything! Just as many free trips to the emergency room for the sniffles as one wants...all courtesy of the taxpayer! Obama was wrong about the stimulous (unemployment will not get over 8%) it is now double digets...why should we believe him now? The taxpayers in this country are being lead like cows to is a disgrace!. The Veterans will tell you about what a wonderful job the VA (Government) does with their medical plan. Come on, now that want to control the entire healthcare field!!!! The main benefactors of all of Obama's far-left socialist policies are the ones who dont pay taxes!!! Next will be to somehow legalize immigration and give them voting rights...ACORN needs some more voters to add to his base!
July 29, 2009 12:31:55 Laughing   Bertimouse-I too think the 1800 page Healthcare Reform package is a great idea. All one needs to do is look at the VA health system to see what fine medical care one will receive. After all who would not want to be treated with unstrilized instruments by bottom-of-the-barrel medical personnel? Another great thing about it is the cost. I understand for every dollar that the government administers about 23 cents actually makes it to the program being administered. So for every 23 cents I spend on private insurance I can spend $1.00, one way or another, with the goverenment administered plan! Also any plan that our representatives do not have to take part in certainly makes me want to be a part of it. But don't worry the big insurance companies will be taxed to pay for this plan. Of course the big insurance companies, out of the goodness of thier hearts, will not pass that cost along to the consumer so we will not have to worry about that. "Goverenment givesth and goverenment taketh away." Yes, Medicaid and Medicare are certainly wonderful plans. Just ask any person involved in the medical health or long term care field.
July 29, 2009 09:49:17 Laughing   The New White House Rallying Cry -- "Never Fear - Obama is here -- we'll solve it all -- over a beer." Back many years ago when I was a drinker we could solve all the world's problems over a "Bud" while sitting in a barroom. White House has now adopted that policy. My God! What have we gotten ourselves into?
July 28, 2009 21:45:28 bertimouse   Um...would anyone like to leave any messages here on this here message board about the current Health Care Debate currently going on or is our local one-day race too big of a topic for 'yall?-Um: We here think it's a good thing Hello With Restrictions(?)& don't Forget that "Medicare & Medicaid" is a totally-Government-run program that personally helped our elderly[now passed]Beloved Mom&continues to help our Brother who is disabled?...Reports today said that the same arguments where made about Medicare 40 yrs. ago regarding "Government Intervention with Healthcare". -Listen folks;this issue is WAY more serious.Tonight we heard that 5% OF ALL U.S. 4 YEAR-OLDS TODAY-are Obese!-Do you think they are talking about insured Mothers with good health insurance like Congress has-of these 4 year-olds?-Maybe but-Come on now...HOW can We As A United Country Continue to Ignore Our Un-and so poorly UNDER-Insured Poor?-It is disgraceful, embarrassing, monetarily wasteful, and if something is not done will only perpetuate the total futuristic irresponsibility and un-accountability that the insurance industry is so joyously enjoying Right Now with their big money lobbies in Washington, D.C., Every Day! We agree here that this system definitely Needs To Be Fixed! Nuff Said.
July 27, 2009 09:49:33 Rich Otis Manny......Do you live on one of the sections of road that RNY has applied for permits? If so where? "Hard sell", if you view giving people information as "hard sell" then I hope everyone that pettions the Town Board does as good a job as RNY. Manny feel free to respond privatly if you like..........Thanks......Rich
July 27, 2009 00:38:41 Manny   My mind is not changed, I do not want a Rally on my street in front of my house - no way, no how! Maybe the rally people can race on their own streets where THEY LIVE and convince their own local elected officials to afford them a playground to race around in their cars. No sir, I do not like this hard sell that is getting thrown out by these rally representatives either. I get the impression they think they are the ones doing the Town a favor, and not the other way around.
July 26, 2009 21:42:15 bertimouse   Thanks George, we will do. :)
July 26, 2009 20:35:01 Gloria   Thanks George. I didn't realize Grumpy's site had the meeting info. I didn't look into everything he has on this site. I must say this site is much more colorful!
July 26, 2009 18:02:58 Laughing   Godaddy is NOT the most user friendly host but it is a good solid one. I think part of the problem is the fact Godaddy originally was set up to utilize MS software in the very early days and since has remade itself so almost any hosting software can be used including their own. It sounds from your description the town is using Godaddy's own software which is fine as one does not have to learn any new learning curve. But, as you say one must keep on top of it and keep it up to date.
July 26, 2009 17:48:12 George Denys I would like to see it as well. I can do many things but web design is not one of them. I am serious when I ask if anyone would like to get involved with improving our official site. It would be a great way to "get involved" with the town and learn a lot in the process. We use and it requires no software to buy just the patience of a saint.
July 26, 2009 17:33:17 Laughing   I would like to see a "who's who" area of the "Offical Site". Not just the town officals but include leading volunteers, (FD and EMT for instance) along with community leaders and clergy perhaps. Also perhaps a "what's happening" area. Perhaps a "business" area and even an area for tid bits of history of the area. Pictures of local happenings could be posted. I think a well put together and inclusive site would be of interest not only to locals but those who might be planning to visit the area.
July 26, 2009 16:04:16 Hollywood Joe Nania Hello to all in Masonville, I have visited your town a few times and found it to be very peaceful....thank you for the clean streets and hospitality that you always have is a great place to visit.... a good town to see be.......and probably an even nicer place to live in.....I have lived in Hamden ....Stamford....Nyack and Hobart....all the towns in your area are wonderful....full of wonder....and exciting and expansive views.....please keep in touch and stay healthy and young in good old Masonville , New York....Joe Nania aka Hollywood Joe here I am at
July 26, 2009 08:52:38 George Denys Laughing, You have it about right.
July 26, 2009 08:50:43 George Denys Hi Gloria, I have updated the website this morning. Since the introduction of that web site most folks are going to the unofficial website for their information. The origional intent for the "official" web site was to provide a simplistic site to post all the current Town laws and in that capacity it works fine. Grumpy keeps a library of minutes that spans over a year so his site is more "user friendly" in that regard. If any resident would like to help improve the official web site please let me know.
July 25, 2009 22:03:37 Gloria   When i look on the "official" Masonville website under "Agendas and Minutes" it seems that it hasn't been updated since April. I was wondering how one can read what goes on at the monthly meetings (Bertimouse mentioned the June meeting) since I am unable to attend them? Thanks.
July 25, 2009 10:47:26 Laughing   As I have not seen nor received a copy of any town ordinance pertaining to any "town cleanup" I really do not know what the furor is about. But, if it is only an implantation of the Master Plan I do not see any real harsh impact on anyone. It reads as just common sense to me in the Master Plan. As I travel around the town I really do not see much in the way of "eyesore or health" problems; with the exception of one or two places which seem to be in the process of being cleaned up. I grant that a few places on the back roads my not ever make home beautiful but by the same token one must keep in mind that "one man's junk is another man's treasure". Attend any auction or lawn sale to see proof of that. All in all the area is not bad in the "junk" regard. As to someone's worry that a person can freely examine private property; unless I am mistaken there is a point of law concerning tresspassing on private property without a warrant. In fact, if one has to enter a property to discern a violation then it is not much of a violation I would think.
July 25, 2009 08:53:34 George Denys Hi Berti, C'mon now, the Town Board has no admin rights or controls on this web site. E-mail me your points and I will copy them and try posting them myself. No grassy knoll here.
July 25, 2009 07:07:51 Rich Otis bertimouse......I was starting to wonder where you had gone. As far as the VFD meeting I will be a guest at the regular monthly guess is that there would not be time or room for visitors, but the best thing to do is check with the Fire Company. If it's a nice evening and the mosquitoes are not to prolific I'll be happy to "hang out" as long as anyone wants, to answer questions. In case Y'all have not noticed I love to talk about Rally.....and Ham Radio........Thanks.........Rich
July 25, 2009 03:25:51 bertimouse   P.S.Y'ALL: It really does appear that "free speech" about the TOM does not exist.-We tried to post at least(4)really good points to bring out about the letter that the TOM sent out. PL&H.
July 25, 2009 03:07:40 bertimouse   Dear oppionion: We sent you a response which apparently was cut out by our Masonville Moderator? It regarded our comments responding about your comments regarding the General Letter sent out by the TOM about all the rusty stuff left in Masonville yards. (See 6/3/09 Town mtg. report). Your point is good & noted by us here, thanks.
July 24, 2009 22:05:56 bertimouse   Rich: Can we ask What Time & Where your August 3rd meeting is with the Fire Company? -Is this an open meeting allowing anyone's attendance like our Town meetings or is it a closed meeting?-Sorry just too busy not to know about this;(affectionately named in our house; our "Fire boys")...We have fond memories of a favorite brother being a Volunteer...his first call at 17 yrs. old was to look for a decapitated motor-cyclist.-Guess who found the helmet with the head in it?-Yah you guessed it. People like our brother need a medal for what they do. They care & will put their lives on the line for anyone, whenever the call goes out to them. They DON'T GET PAID by us, they get paid by GOD. OK, Nuff said.
July 24, 2009 18:53:29 oppinion   Will the "code enforcement officers" mentioned in the letter about the Junk Law be lawfully allowed on my property without permission, or if I say no they can't come? If so, I'll hide all my junk behind the trees with some camo tarps. As long as it's not visible from the road I see no problem. Muahahaha.
July 24, 2009 12:46:09 Rich Otis Update: I just got off the phone with Gary the Fire/EMS Chief, we had a nice talk. I will be at the Fire company meeting Monday August 3, 2009 to present information and answer questions regarding International Rally New York Safety procedures......I will try to bring a Rally car with me for members to look at........Thank you.....Rich
July 24, 2009 12:22:14 Rich Otis Bob; Oh gosh.......didn't mean it that way at all, I'll be careful not to do that any more..................for Maria Wolcott; If we are successful in obtaining the permits the Masonville portion of the Rally will be on Saturday October 24, 2009. It is our hope that area residents will come out and enjoy the event, however I understand that it may not be everybody's "cup of tea"............Of course if anyone has any questions please feel free to contact me here or in a private email, or by phone 845-344-2720, cell 845-649-8112. If for some reason you don't want to talk to me you can contact Ivan at 845-794-4096, email everyone. ....Rich
July 24, 2009 08:44:53 Maria Wolcott   What date are planning to hold the Rally? I want to make sure my family and I are out of town.
July 24, 2009 08:02:21 Bob Kosztyo   You use an !!!!!!!!! after each sentence. It gives the impression that you are yelling or talking down to someone.
July 22, 2009 14:42:47 Rich Otis I'm starting to develop some sort of complex here.....Bob why do you think I'm "yelling" all the time? intent is not to yell or preach to anyone, I'm sorry if any messages "came across" that way......From now on I will be sure to indicate if I am yelling by prefacing any yell with "I'M YELLING" (that was only a test). hope that clears that subject up.............later all......Rich
July 22, 2009 09:31:51 daily star reader   hello did anyone read yesterdays daily star??
July 22, 2009 07:19:03 Bob Kosztyo   No need to yell.
July 21, 2009 21:02:19 Rich Otis Bob......I have said from day one that we would hire a private service if need be, however I think it is up to the local squad, if they feel that they can provide coverage then that should be their call. Details like this can be spelled out in the contract. I will say again Masonville residents will have better ambulance coverage on Raly day than on a normal day and at no added expense to the Town, residents, visitors, and taxpayers! I can't b e any more clear than that!.....Rich
July 21, 2009 20:42:53 Bob Kosztyo   The question got lost in the fray.....If the Masonville EMS (One Ambulance) is being used by the Rally and a resident needs another then the Cooperstown one would likely be used as it is here in the hamlet. The Cooperstown one cost big bucks. If the taxpayers one is used by the Rally and the resident uses the $$$$$$$expensive one then who pays? Simple question. Shouldn't the Rally folks hire their own a leave our Taxpayer funded one for us?? Sounds fair.Eh??
July 21, 2009 17:56:21 Rich Otis Ladies & Gentlemen.......I have contacted the Masonville VFD (as you know the Chief is working out of town) and left a message, with any luck we will be able to touch base this weekend. Regarding contact with the NYSP and Delaware County SD, both agonies are well aware of Rally New York and have participated at all events we have held in the County. Once a schedule and route has been established we will meet with all law enforcement and emergency agencies to go over our safety procedures to assure that everyone is "on the same page". I think it's great that so many folks in Masonville are concerned with safety as are all Rally New York competitors and volunteers! Regarding speed limits on DEC roads I'll leave that up to the DEC. As far as what speed is good for what car on what road, those of you that visited our recent display at the library had an opportunity to see the safety equipment, skid plates, suspension modifications, and fire suppression equipment built into every Rally car. It's kind of like using the correct tool, given enough time you could cut down a tree with a pocket knife......but most of us recognize that a chainsaw works much better!..................Thanks........Rich
July 21, 2009 15:59:06 MASONVILLE IT   THE STATE LAND RDS R NOT THAT GREAT U CAN'T REALLY GO OVER 25/30 ON THAM WITH OUT HITING A BUMP SAY ANYTHING ABOUT GOIN LIKE 95. also the state speed is 25 mph on state land for a reason
July 21, 2009 12:37:31 Laughing   408 - Do you not think you are grasping at straws now? The EMS and Fire Department are on call all the time. They are volunteers not a paid organization so it will cost the taxpayers no more during this function than it would any other time. In fact, as I understand it, the EMS and the Fire Department stand to profit from the venture in the way of a donation. There seems to be a worry that the area would not be covered by emergency service on the day of the function. I urge you to listen to a few calls in the area and surrounding area. Numerous times Ambulance and fire crews in a particular area are not able to respond to a call and it is turned over to "Mutual Aid" for assistance. In fact as I write this Trout Creek is answering a call for an ambulance for Walton. I have also noted that CMT answers a lot of calls for the area EMS and one of their rigs sits right in the hamlet of Masonville. So I really doubt we will go with no EMS coverage for that day. As to gas prices raising at the pumps. So, what is new about that? The gas gougers would raise the price of gas if the sun does not shine. Has nothing to do with a race. Gas prices fluctions have nothing to do with anything except greed. Have the State Police and the Sheriffs Department been notified? Do you really think something of this magnitude would go unnoticed by either department? Do you really think either department would forgo the chance to man our speed traps on Route 8 and Route 206 for that day? Hardly!
July 20, 2009 18:43:33 408   Who's paying for the use of our ambulance and fire dept who will be on call at tax payer expense for a private enterprise ( event) for which the town tax payer will see nothing except probably an increase in gas at the pump. Have the State Police been notified? has the Sheriff's Office been notified ?
July 20, 2009 14:54:10 Laughing   I thought I knew the meaning of the word "service" until I noted that there were many government organizations with the name service in the title. Then I became confused. There is the IRS "service", Postal "Service", Social "Service", Telephone "Service", Civil "Service", and many others. Then the other day I overheard a couple of farmers talking and one mentioned that he had another farmer use his bull to "service" one of his cows and it then dawned on me what the above organizations are doing to us.
July 18, 2009 07:44:04 Bob Dunbar That soulds like a big NO to me Joe.
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