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June 28, 2011 14:02:16 Masonviller   The town road crew is a bunch of idiots!!!
June 27, 2011 13:17:59 CC   Oh OK!now I get it,only live Coyotes,thanks.
June 27, 2011 13:11:16 Observer   Groan --- Like should be LINK
June 27, 2011 13:10:30 Observer   Curious George PS See current dog law on the Masonville official site. Like can be found on Home Page of this site.
June 27, 2011 13:05:30 Observer   Curious George - I do not know if they have started counting dogs yet but normally they will come to your residence and ask if you have a dog and how many. They do it so they will know the dog population of the town. Knowing the dog population. How many, what sex, neutered or not can be checked against the number of licenses issued in the town thus knowing how many unlicensed dogs there may be. Hope this answers your questions. CC They will count only the coyotes that you bring in alive LOL. Note: The state no longer controls the dogs licenses it has been turned over to the localities. The localities set license fees and enforce.
June 27, 2011 12:34:21 curious george   Dog Lover you are no help.Thanks, but not. Does anybody know if they started the dog census?What is it for and how will they go about doing it? Only people who who acually know somthing answer this time please.
June 27, 2011 11:43:56 CC   Will Coyotes be counted too?
June 27, 2011 08:35:48 dog lover   dog census: counting the number of dogs and their location in Masonville so the town clerk will know how many dogs each household owns. This will be used to determine how many dog licenses will be sold. Can not imagine buying more than one license for the price we will now be paying and some people have multiple dogs, can you really love and care for lots of dogs and let them enjoy hours of running outside each day ? (with supervision , of course.)
June 27, 2011 06:59:26 Curious George   Did they start the dog census yet? How will they go about and whats it for?
June 27, 2011 06:58:06 CC   Let them marry,just wait for the hell of divorce
June 27, 2011 03:09:34 bertimouse   NUFF Said Yall! 4th of July "The Celebration of our Independence as a Country" Celebration is coming up. Guess Why We Are All Still Free? Because We All Fought for Our Rights. What do we fight for now? Hope EVERYONE COMES OUT to Celebrate TOM'S 200th year Anniversary JULY 16th is all we here can say.
June 27, 2011 00:21:11 Not against ga ys just ga y marriage   You say we cant stop or change it,but do we have to be FORCED to like it. If you asked myself that question I'D say I wouldn't like it but it is what it is,deal with it.I've met a few ga y people and all of them were very respectful good people,hard to dislike someone just for their sex ual orientation.This is a free country do as you want. I still disagree with ga y marriage and polygamy or in family marriage.If you want myself to respect your thoughts on the issue it would be nice if you respected my thoughts on the issue.Their was 45 states against ga y marriage,now there is only 44 states out of 50 against ga y marriage.
June 26, 2011 20:06:19 G A Y   what would you do if your son or daughter said they were *CENSORED*. what would you do if your best friends kids were *CENSORED* . what would you do if your neice or nephew were *CENSORED*.its reality now think about it .we cant stop it or change it .we all know someone that is *CENSORED* even in mv
June 26, 2011 13:42:50 Clergyman   If we look past the wrongness of the State of New York determining what is and what is not sinful and if we look past the fact that in the eyes of Almighty God "same sex marriage" is a sin and never intended by the creator; we will find a more practical reason for rejecting same sex marriage. If in the eyes of the Law two men or two women claim the same rights and privileges as a heterosexual couple this would mean tremendous expense. Think of insurance alone. Couples insurance is bound to go up. It is a fact homosexuals have more medical problems than straights. Paper work on the part of employers and organizations to insure that they are treating homosexual couples the same as heterosexual couples. You can be sure that some slime ball lawyer out there will find a way of making money, probably taxpayer money, from lawsuits brought by homosexuals. There will be a myriad of things that will have to be dealt with at great expense. It was mentioned that the billed passed has a "conscience" clause. Do you think this will stop the homosexual community from suing the first time a clergyman refuse to perform a marriage ceremony for them? I really do not care what homosexuals do with their sexual apparatus (they can insert it in a meat grinder for all I care) but I do care about the erosion of morals and attack on the family unit and how this is going to affect the next generation.
June 26, 2011 13:18:33 further info   Part of why the bill passed is they added a 'conscience' clause; "The bill provides protections for religious organizations that don’t want to perform or recognize same-sex marriages. It also ensures that state and local governments couldn’t penalize organizations that don’t want to solemnize *CENSORED* couples, essentially prohibiting state aid or state licenses from being stripped. The law includes a “non-severability clause” within an amendment that was crafted to provide additional exemptions for religious groups who decline to recognize same-sex couples. That clause ensures that if any part of the amendment is ruled by a court to be unconstitutional, the entire law will be thrown out." It was feared that church's could be fined or sued if they didn't want to participate (because of discrimination). Hopefully Cuomo's safeguards will prevent that and not harm religious freedom.Ga ys could marry in NY before this bill it was the state that didn't recognize the marriages.The govt. should get out of the marriage business!
June 26, 2011 10:49:47 NOT FOR *CENSORED* IN NY   NOW NYS has JOIN THE *CENSORED* MARRAIGE STATES. HOW MANNY RED NECK-TOOTH LESS HICKS *CENSORED* ARE IN MASONVILLE.??? WILL THE MV CHURCH ON 206/8 WILL MERRY 2 *CENSORED* IN MASONVILLE ???- WHAT DO YOU SAY ABOUT THIS *CENSORED* MARRAIGE IN NY. RIGHT IN YOUR OWN BACK YARD. ???
June 25, 2011 12:03:33 Observer   As usual NYS Senate "worked" late at night to shaft the state. LES I agree God loves everyone. BUT, God does not love the sin we commit. I am sure God does not love the eroding of the morals of this country and I am sure God does not love the out and out attacks by those who would destroy the family unit. And, our government seems to be leading that attack.
June 25, 2011 00:04:24 Les   WOW talk about censoring, we can not write a persons last name like B u tts, and we can't write g ay. I guess that is the price to pay for instantaneous posts that haven't been pre read.
June 24, 2011 23:59:01 Les   Nobody is perfect.And it shouldn't matter whether it is 1911 or 2011.GOD loves us all,and will judge us accordingly.It takes a higher power to judge us for our sins. I still disagree with *CENSORED* marriage,and polygamy and in family marriage.But GOD loves all his children. I heard once that "HATE is like an acid, it causes more harm to the container than those it is spewed upon." And I agree.
June 24, 2011 09:11:56 CC   Why cant we all get alone? no body is perfect.
June 23, 2011 22:14:44 were *CENSORED* and here   you really should worry about stuff that concerns us all. we all know people who r *CENSORED* . love is love what ever the sex . you should turn your attention to all the drugs out there and people shooting people to get drugs . just think if that was your daughter in that drug store getting your medicine and she was shot point blank for drugs .leave all the *CENSORED* alone they r people too its 2011 not 1911
June 23, 2011 13:02:23 Observer   It would appear that our state legislature is going to perform its job it the usual underhanded way they do with any matter that is in the least controversial in nature. A late night behind closed doors vote. It is not too late to contact your Representative in Albany and let him know that as a citizen of New York you are not happy with the procedures used in passing laws in the State. Also let him or her know you are not happy with this State (as liberal as it is) becoming the next state to allow "same sex marriage". They very term "same sex marriage" is ungrammatical. The definition of marriage is and always has been the uniting in matrimony a "male" and a "female". What is next? The "right" to "marry" your pet?
June 21, 2011 08:59:44 taxpayer   then let's get to it today and make some phone calls, I have already called and they say they have had lots of calls, but obviously not enough.
June 20, 2011 14:01:22 CC   Maybe thats what they are waiting for.
June 20, 2011 11:09:51 taxpayer   has anyone contacted the NYS DOT about all of the pot holes on Rt 206? Someone will get killed driving on the wrong side of the road to avoid them. Maybe the more of that call and call their attention to them will make it harder to ignore us.
June 16, 2011 09:35:24 TurkeyHunter   a MV Tax Payer. I met many hunters in the area this year during the spring turkey season, all were tag holders that I seen. But, I`m not a DEC officer so I can`t speak for the agents. The DEC officer in that area is a very nice guy and knows about some complaints on a home just off shear road. Hopefully they catch those people doing the wrong thing in the near future. Good Luck on your next hunt!
June 14, 2011 10:10:24 Les   berti, yes, his political career should be over. I believe how a politician lives their personal life reflects on how they are going to govern OUR lives.
June 13, 2011 19:12:43 bertimouse   Whatever Les; it don't matter what Flavor he is, does it? He is what he is & should not be there, yes? Nuff said.
June 13, 2011 15:58:51 a MV Tax Payer.   To Turkey Hunter : U did great this were you legal ? and 100 % Legal..??? Because theres compliants out there that theres a turkey porcher. that DEC is looking for. he has a brown/tan 4x4 truck with ny plates. especialy on shear rd. the DEC is looking for him./her to talk ...... DID YOU TOOK ONLY TAGED TURKEYS ??
June 13, 2011 08:44:51 taxpayer   Do not have a clue what they are doing with the motel but is sure is starting to look nice, a big improvement to the community.
June 12, 2011 23:52:36 Out of touch   Does anyone know what is going on with the old Masonville Motel?
June 11, 2011 22:47:52 Grumpy Ernst Keidel CDR.Keidel@gmail.com If any of you braved the rain today and went to Sidney to watch the Annual Hometown Day Parade, you would have seen me in my olive drab (Army color) golf car, representing Disabled American Veterans Chapter 200, as Past Commander. I didn't get too wet.
June 11, 2011 05:19:39 TurkeyHunter   Spring Turkey Was Great In Masonville This Hunting Season Anyone Get Out On Shear Road And Get A Bird ??
June 10, 2011 19:24:52 Grumpy Ernst Keidel CDR.Keidel@gmail.com Alrighty then, enough talk about wieners and such! Last night we went to the 51st Annual Athletic Awards Night at Sidney High School. As our niece Nammy winds up her over-three-years stay with us, she picked up her Varsity Sports letter, a cerificate and a nice write-up in the programme: "...and senior Nam Kim took the league by storm." She was a part of the #2 tennis doubles team. Soon you will see the Korean flad fly again over my Steam Mill Road home. Nammy's parents are coming to take her home to Seoul, South Korea. She'll be leaving us on the 30th of June!
June 10, 2011 18:11:34 Les   Oh, I see it might have been a honest mistake for someone who doesn't follow politics,(I believe everyone should it affects us all locally too!)Rep.Anthony Weiner is representative Weiner,a democrat.
June 10, 2011 18:05:52 Les   bertimouse- did not you comment not to long ago that this was a local forum,and national politics should stay out of here.What does the escapades of Weiner have to do with Masonville.While I agree with you,he is a disgrace,there has been many on both sides of the isle(republican or democrat)Weiner is a disgraceful DEMOCRAT.
June 09, 2011 23:14:41 bertimouse   Republican Congressman Weiner has to Resign. His discusting actions online are totally disgraceful. Not only does he Dis-Honor the Office & Priviledge of being an Elected Congressman but also his 1-1/2 year now Pregnant Wife! We wonder how much she will rake his \"lawn\" after all is said & done. In our opinion he deserves everything he gets.
June 05, 2011 16:27:11 Grumpy Ernst Keidel CDR.Keidel@gmail.com I do have a great photo of niece Nammy with her awards. Unfortunately, our webmaster is out of town - away from his computer. We'll have to wait to see it posted until he comes back.
June 04, 2011 13:52:07 Lynn   Congrats Nammy! Education is a wonderful thing. Your Uncle Grumpy has every reason to be so proud.
June 03, 2011 22:40:24 Mad dog   Any info on upcoming rabies clinic in the near future?????
June 03, 2011 08:12:37 Grumpy Ernst Keidel CDR.Keidel@gmail.com Time to brag about my niece again! Went to the Annual Awards Ceremony at Sidney High School, last night. Our Nammy picked up quite a few. Aside from three award certificates, she picked up a medal, a gold graduation tassel and an award bracelet. We really are running out of wall space. Unfortunately, this venue doesn't allow me to post a link to her picture from last night. So, am I proud of our Nammy? I think you can answer that easily.
May 31, 2011 12:20:52 CC   Just saw a Bear by the cross road on Shears,about 400lbs,it just looked at car for about 30 seconds and kept on going into the woods,it was not the Evil Bear,this one was smaller.
May 31, 2011 09:29:31 CC   Am 100% with you Mr.Observer,we all came here from some where,we all are immigrants
May 30, 2011 16:46:38 Observer   Beach - Beech ? When I had to travel it years ago it was a B*tch of a hill in the winter sometimes. LOL
May 30, 2011 13:53:41 Masonville Resident   Very nice parade today in Masonville and Craig's speech was great. Sidney band did a great job on such a hot day and the Fire Dept. and Town Highway Dept also did a nice job.
May 30, 2011 13:49:14 Mormon Hollow Farm   taxpayer 2--There may not be a beach on Beach Hill Rd., but that is how it is spelled in the Town of Masonville. I am not sure if it is spelled this way after one of the Beach families or not.
May 30, 2011 11:10:56 Taxpayer 2   There is NO "Beach" on Beech Hill.
May 30, 2011 09:04:05 Masonville Resident   Happy Memorial Day to all. Let's not forget the true meaning of this day and lets thank all who have made this country what it is today.
May 29, 2011 21:33:55 taxpayer   Has anyone noticed the cemetery sign on Beach Hill?
May 28, 2011 10:34:35 kendal   Danke Grumpy!
May 27, 2011 20:12:42 Grumpy Ernst Keidel CDR.Keidel@gmail.com Hello Kendal. According to Anne Scott, the Masonville Memorial Day Parade will step off at 11:45 AM; participants are expected to assemble and be in-line by 11:30 AM at the Town Hall.
May 27, 2011 16:11:56 kendal   Looking forward to the Memorial Day parade, just wondering what time it's starting? PS: The new Masonville Fire Department sign is awesome! Thanks to Barnes Bluestone and all the MFD peeps that made it happen :)
May 27, 2011 14:36:34 Grumpy Ernst Keidel CDR.Keidel@gmail.com Good Bertimouse! Email me: CDR.Keidel@gmail.com and I will send you photos of Nammy's exeptional works. She only sold $83 worth on the opening night of the art show, but the whole show had to be dismantled due to a library conflict! Anyway, future plans for Nammy are not in the works; she returns to Seoul, Korea on 30 June.
May 27, 2011 11:19:20 Observer   I have lived in this area, with the exception of a few years on Long Island, all my 75 years. I have heard the locals complain about the "city people" all those years. Let me ask. WHO sold them the land to settle up here? Who in their greed sold the farms that their fathers slaved for years to own and build up? Who makes the money building their homes, digging their ditches, selling them merchandise? Who pays the heaviest taxes due to fancier and more expensive homes? We are seeing a repeat of the cycle with the new found "money" in gas exploration. Who will sell their souls to the land grabbers for a few bucks that they will soon spend? As to the "immigrants" you dislike so much. I do not see many locals working at Masonville stone. Hard work. Welfare pays well enough; right? While my family has been in this country since the late 1600s. We are still immigrants. We came from somewhere and so did you. I am not for illegals in the country and something has to be done about it; I am for immigrants. They are hard working people who will do the jobs I cannot hire locals to do. Every group of immigrants to this country had to "pay their dues" they were ridiculed, hated and not wanted when they first arrived. One only has to read history. It was not uncommon at one time to see signs in public places that stated. "No *CENSORED*, dogs or Irish allowed". So pull in your horns and figure out who is in the wrong with such statements as you make on a public board.
May 26, 2011 21:43:11 bertimouse   Hey Grumpy, Maybe she can sell some this weekend at the Parade or at TOM'S 200th Anniversary on July 16! We'd LOVE to see her work. Maybe the General Store & the Masonville Library could exhibit some of her pieces with contact info? They Love to spotlight Locally Made Craftsmanship & you know, our out-of-state relatives just LOVE that "Made in Masonville, NY, U.S.A." label! Just brainstorming for you here. Best of Luck to you & yours & have a Great Holiday Weekend.
May 26, 2011 16:08:33 CC   So,if you are Spanish,you have to work at Masonville Stone,anybody else dont belong here.thats very narrow minded,have you ask yourself,do they spend money in Stop/Shop,K-Mart,Pizza Hut,etc,etc.pay taxes just like everybody else.they are spending money in the area or own property,what seems to be the problem,we are all the same,Chinese,Spanish,African Americans,Italians,Jews,etc,etc.when we go to meet god we will judge the same no matter where you were born or came to this beautiful country from,anything else is racist and we cant have that in this age and date.Have a Happy Day!!
May 26, 2011 12:31:38 Grumpy Ernst Keidel CDR.Keidel@gmail.com AT THE LIBRARY! Sidney High School Seniors have an impressive art exhibit set up at the Sidney Library. My niece Namkyung is displaying many of her ceramic works, many of which are for sale. Yesterday, at the show's opening, she managed to sell $83 worth of her wares! I am so used to having her things in our house, I may have to buy some of my favorites myself to keep them from being sold to someone else!
May 26, 2011 10:26:03 MV Resident   DEC On Shear Rd ??. Un Heard of.... Been Hunting and Fishing and Camping on Shear Rd since 1970's and never seen DEC or a trace of them. Infact I was thinking that Shear Rd 's Woods was not even in thier MAPS. the only DEC I seen was at the state park at the lake and in Town, by the gas station. But ssen alot of city f**king people which dont belong up here. Lots of spainsh people, which they dont even work for masonville stone. ??? I shall put a Bodega store on Rt 8. its so many people of that kind up here, MV's first lanuage shall be spanish- pureto ricans/mexicans. then english...???
May 24, 2011 20:13:42 bertimouse   wshbown: HA! That depends on if they\'re licensed or not. We\'ll bet that for Every Dog Actually Licensed in TOM there\'s another 50 that are Not & let\'s see; at least 1,000 cats for our 146+ homes here now? -Just a Guess. Craig Dumond or the Town Clerk probably could give you a better picture on that. Unfortunately the dog licenses went up in cost last year but too bad. Craig; \"non-residents\", i.e. \"week-enders\" should also be required to License their dogs here. Don\'t you agree? Thanks.
May 24, 2011 19:58:01 bertimouse   Yall gotta report these big DEAD critters/or sightings of big critters to the Stamford DEC Regional Office As Soon As you encounter them so they can "confirm" that the critters are up there; otherwise it's all just bulletin board talk. We reported last month which is why they might've been scoping the area? A DEAD Bob-cat or Mountain Lion is real evidence. Big bears we all know are here, DUH without the DEC. DEC just won't believe anything about Bob Cats or Mountain Lions without the kill, unfortunately.
May 23, 2011 12:46:04 TPB   There was a DEC Truck doing its rounds on Shear Rd. I Stopped him and ask him a few Questions. He said theres alot sighting of the " evil masonville bear " and theres reports coming in that theres a heard of Mtn.lions in the area. ** Bear forced in to a camper last weekend off shear road, by the cross. got over 5,000 in damage. and no one was hurt. also found a guy who got lost for 3 days. he reported there was lots of BIG Game. also, seen lots of people small game hunting this year.
May 22, 2011 08:01:08 wshbown   what is the dog census
May 21, 2011 11:37:20 CC   About Mountain Lions,2 years ago I saw a track much bigger than a cats,right off Shear rd by the druggies spot on top.to this day I think it was a Cougars track. I wonder,why so many people see or hear things by Shear rd,lots of traffic up there this days
May 20, 2011 09:51:14 Observer   TP the cutting of timber in the area is an ongoing effort. The trees being cut were planted there back in the 30's and are now mature. They are clear cutting and allowing the tops etc. to return to the soil. It does not look pretty but it is soon absorbed back into nature and the areas begin to brush up and in years to come native trees will take over and grow. A few years ago I questioned why the state did not post a little notice as to what and why the cutting was done as it is. I notice a couple of places (one on Shear Road) they have done just that. I guess sometimes the state does listen LOL
May 20, 2011 09:35:21 Observer   As a youth growing up in North Sanford just over the hill from Masonville, we had a neighbor who was constantly seeing and hearing "panthers". Of course his panthers were black panthers no less! I remember he had us kids convinced that we were infested with them. Now he was the only one in the neighborhood that ever seen or heard them but never-the-less in his mind they were there. - According to animal biologists in the state of New York there has not been a "confirmed" (note the emphasis on confirmed) sighting of a mountain lion in the state since 1895. But with the changing land usage and the increase in the deer herds since the 1950's the possibility of their return could be. I know they have become a problem in some states such as parts of California and Washington. Other animals have managed it, such as white tail, turkey, coyotes, and bald eagles. Even our favorite pet, the black bear has made a dramatic come back.
May 20, 2011 09:05:10 Viewer   What is "lumper"??? A cross between timber and lumber? And what is up with Shearer road? With all the traffic it gets it must be a major highway! One more thing! A few years ago, a co-worker, who lives near the area, saw a Mountain Lion in the area of Beach Hill. I know they say there are no mountain lions here but I think it is something to think about when multiple people have see one.
May 20, 2011 07:37:36 TP. Bally   Was doing my Normal Drive on Shear Rd. and found a dead deer on the side of the road, and a Very Large Bob CAT. POSSIBLE A small MTN.LION... by the cross roads. also found that they are cutting up lots of lumper in the area ? whats up with that ????? anybody please explain. thanks
May 18, 2011 17:59:48 Grumpy Ernst Keidel CDR.Keidel@gmail.com Got some pictures of the Town Hall building progress, but my webmaster had a hard drive melt-down. As soon as he's back up, he will post those photos.
May 17, 2011 01:18:07 Les   berti-Grumpy's post sounded like he wasn't sure what he heard,coyotes sound nasty especially at night,barn cats can sound pretty nasty too,but it could be he heard bobcats, maybe? I don't think it was bagpipes,ha ha.
May 16, 2011 22:29:29 Craig DuMond   There are no asbestos issues at the Town Hall. The town crew is saving us all a considerable amount of money assisting with the project. This is all at the discretion of Chuck and the crew. Planned road work will continue as normal. Many of the next steps will be completed by part-time hires or contractors allowing the crew to be freed up for summer work. Once the structure is up and closed in the crew will return to assist in late summer/early fall to help finish. We hope to also have the free assistance of the BOCES building trades classes. The project is being completed as economically feasible as possible and will alleviate the town's court and fire districts meeting space issues, etc.
May 16, 2011 20:31:54 bertimouse   Hey we said BARN CATS not BOB CATS nor BAG PIPES, Ha ha. Bring on the Bag pipes though; that's cool-we haven't heard 'em yet but hope to soon. My better for worser half is on the mend & I know would LOVE to hear those bagpipes in the hills, yall thanks & we're listening, ha ha. LLMV! [Long Live Masonville]!
May 16, 2011 16:24:41 DeerHunter   Watch out seen a bobcat early morning on Shear road !! Also alot of bear *CENSORED* !! Very active !!
May 16, 2011 10:35:13 CC   Maybe it was a ghost playing a bagpipe,who knows whats in those woods.
May 16, 2011 09:03:07 taxpayer   The town guys are doing what the town board suggests to Chuck to do, so maybe you should speak to Craig and the board. Maybe Chuck has given a certain amount of time to this project while the weather was bad. Also, until last week everything was mud so there was not much actual road work to do.
May 16, 2011 07:02:01 Observer #2   Glad to see updates on the town building! Heard some rumors that the town found possible asbestos and has avoided an abatement. Not to worried about the workers who expose themselves to this(Department Of Labor can deal with that), but know of families who live close to this possible danger. Could any of this asbestos talk be true? Also, where are our town guys who are suppose to be taking care of our roads, Dont mind seeing some money saved with the town guys doing work on the buildings, but maybe they should keep a reasonable balance between us saving money and them doing what they get paid to do.
May 16, 2011 01:34:33 Les   Bobcats? Their numbers are few around here,but they are Masonville residents.They sound like a baby crying or a woman screaming.I've heard them a few times,but never seen one.Seen tracks on state land miles from houses,so I don't think it could have been overgrown gigantic house cat tracks.There has been many sightings in the Walton Downsville area where they can hunt and trap them.
May 14, 2011 15:05:57 Masonville Resident   Nah...they sounded nice. Nothing like Grumpy explained.
May 14, 2011 13:49:54 Observer   Bagpipes? Well that answers Grumpy's question about hearing what he thought was an animal being tortured. It was someone playing bagpipes.
May 14, 2011 13:15:12 Masonville Resident   Who was playing those beautiful bagpipes this morning? What a pleasant thing to hear in the mountains. Thought I was the only Scottish lad up here but I guess not.
May 14, 2011 13:12:17 Masonville Resident   We are finally getting some rain, it was getting so dry. All kidding aside, we had a beautiful sunny week and lots of lawns are mowed and lots of field corn planted, still a long way to go to catch up but a very nice start.
May 14, 2011 03:06:50 bertimouse   Hi Observer: we were talking about \"Smart Outdoor Cats\" You know; like Barn Cats?-Not your average visiting FAT indoor-for-show types, & we were talking about SPRINGTIME not WINTER critter hunger & hunting. But Thanks for your discussion. Let\'s talk more about Free Range Chickens. We\'d like to hear some more about this, Thanks.
May 13, 2011 10:43:35 Observer   Grumpy you probably interrupted a fight between two adult male raccoons. They can make a horrible ruckus when not agreeing about something. (generally a girlfriend). We were camping at Little Pond on year and during the night a couple of raccoons got into a fight right under the camper we were staying in. My Word!! It sounded like two very angry women going at each other. LOL.
May 13, 2011 10:34:37 Observer   Why would anyone think the Eastern Coyote will not kill cats? The coyotes around here are creatures of opportunity. They consume just about anything. They eat berries, rodents, carrion, vegetation etc and when abundant they will eat numerous insects. They will and do kill and eat any animal smaller than they are and if hungry enough in the winter will take on an adult whitetail. They are known to have an impact on the fawn population in the spring. While a coyote will not, by choice, pursue a healthy cat or small dog. They can and do attack and kill them if the opportunity presents itself. Like almost any wild animal they prefer not to interact with humans but due to the congestion and infringement into their natural habitat by humans,interaction between coyotes and humans and their pets will become more common. Free range chickens were mentioned as victims of coyotes. Free range or cooped chickens are fair game for just about all the carnivores in the world include humans. LOL
May 12, 2011 23:44:25 bertimouse   Coyotes will NOT kill cats. Most Coyotes&Outdoor Cats are Smart Enough to Hunt their Easiest Prey;DUH. We had an outdoor cat in Unadilla for 14 yrs up in Bear,Coyote &Fox ranges with NO Problems.Only thing we lost were free-range chickens without their fighting Roosters; again-DUH. IT'S NOT THE ANIMALS,IT'S THEIR OWNERS that have[& cause most of]the problems.
May 12, 2011 23:22:34 bertimouse   Hi Grumpy: Lots of critters Screech At Night This Time Of Year, ha ha. There be mating rituals for fox, possum,skunk,ferral-cats,badjers,chipmunks,squirrels, skunks & the like that wake U up&make U think a CHILD IS DYING! :) Deer,Bear&Coyotes have already mated & have either birthed already[deer&bear]or will be birthing very soon[coyote]. -Funny how the smaller critters[& US]make the most noise, eh? ;)
May 12, 2011 17:52:37 Steve   Need stuff hauled for Masonville clean-up days? Call Grays Garage and Hauling at 265-3741 or 265-3761
May 12, 2011 14:26:06 CC   Hey Grumpy,you made that male Coyote very MAD!!!!!
May 12, 2011 11:03:03 Grumpy Ernst Keidel CDR.Keidel@gmail.com No bear report, but this morning I was awakened by a very loud and terrible animal in pain scream! And then another and another! Wondering what poor animal was being tortured to death on my property. I ventured out on my front deck and shone my flashlight into the direction of the screams. Two sets of eyes reflected back at me, just across from my front yard border fence.. They started running back and forth, still screeching and finally ran off in separate directions. I went back to bed and concluded that I had broken up an amorous tryst of two coyotes. Of course, that is just one of the reasons why I insist that our kittycats do not roam outside after dark.
May 11, 2011 12:42:18 fyi   Masonville Junk days on May 13th and 14th from 7:00 to 5:00 (per minutes)
May 10, 2011 19:17:29 funsucker   Anyone know what the times are for clean up days?
May 10, 2011 16:34:12 CC   Anybody with a Bear report ?
May 10, 2011 08:17:24 Masonville Resident   Do not forget that clean up days are this week. A great chance to get rid of all of that junk by your house and garage and keep everyone happy (your spouse). This is a great opportunity this year with gas prices so high.
May 08, 2011 23:53:20 bertimouse   Us too.
May 07, 2011 14:34:29 Curious Masonviller   Observer Thank you for the answer!
May 03, 2011 19:01:13 bertimouse   Thanks Observer & ALL for your prayers...turns out NO stent was needed. The first thing the surgeon asked was "Why wasn't the 3rd test done before this procedure?" I'm not impressed with that Oneonta Doctor who apparently recommended to just go & have this done to save $! And you wonder why health care costs so much nowadays! TG we have health insurance. All we needed was to change the blood pressure medicine! Learned allot of valuable lessons though: 1)Life is precious. 2)If anyone needs any incentive for taking better care of themselves just spend a day in the cardiac care unit of ANY hospital. 3)I'd rather be at Wilson Hospital than Albany Medical because Wilson treats you more like a person, not a number...my brother fell off his horse & was there for a week; thought he'd ripped his Aorta...BIG difference in treatment; also closer though I heard Wilson has been cutting back on their heart program facilities, though they still have really good Cardiologists there. 4)My heart must be pretty strong from surviving 72+ hours of incredible STRESS. 5)The Unity Prayer line is great. Thanks again everyone & Have a Wonderful Mother's Day Celebration even if your Mom's in Heaven. Yesterday I heard a stupid commercial on the radio that was advertising something but their beginning point was to Celebrate all the things that your Mom has done for you. We both realized that we can also be Part of the Celebration instead of mourning because they're not here anymore, you know? All Mom's want their children no matter what age to be happy. OK Nuff said. Thanks again & again for your prayers.
May 03, 2011 09:15:26 MV Resident   JUST SAW A WHOLE FAMLIY OF BEARS ! mama,papa,3 cubs! they were crossing RT 8 in to the Golf Area. Just north of the Ice Cream Station and Shear Rd. ESt. Weights are mama - 300 # , PAPA 400-500 #, Kids 75-125 #. they already have thier summer color. the cubs was playing around. jumping and chasing each other. beautiful snap shot. looks like Shear road mountain has alot of bears,.!
May 02, 2011 10:55:02 Mike Hall   Got back home for a week. Visited my mom in Wilson hospital. Rivers were high but not flooded anymore. We have been so dry in San Antonio we are already in Drought stage 1. So I was hoping to see a little rain and take some with me when I fly back south. I got a chance to enjoy the cooler air. I always try and read the happenings in Masonville and share some small town memories with my son, so he knows how America in my opinion should be.
May 02, 2011 10:24:58 Observer   Clean up days basically allows most everything except household garbage and vehicles as I understand it.
May 01, 2011 19:16:35 Curious Masonviller   The clean up days is May 15th and 16th correct, and what is allowed and not allowed??
April 29, 2011 18:25:36 TOM Webmaster   Town Of Masonville Official web page is up and running. Thank you for your patience.
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