June 26/ 2016


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Today's  Quote  June 26/2016

“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.”
George Orwell

Hello there!
I am visiting family this week in Oswego. I brought along my 5 month old puppy. I have been taking him on many walks and I can not believe what I have been seeing. Dog poop and more dog poop and I'll tell you what even more dog poop!

What's really been interesting is where I'm staying seems to be a dumping ground for dogs. I go out each time with my poop bags and, interestingly, enough they have been getting filled. But the sad part is not by my dog, by the dog owners who can't seem to be bothered for taking care of their own (dogs) waste.

Come on people! If you can't be bothered by purchasing a poop bag then recycle the grocery store bags. It's really that simple folks and, honestly, much appreciated by all!

                                                                                                                                 June 26/16

Taking your dog out to sh!t on someone else’s property is a time honored tradition in Oz. It is just like stealing from the taxpayers, molesting children and getting stupid drunk four days a week. The universal excuse is “its like that everywhere”.


                                                                                                                                             June 26/16

Bonding ?
Are they talking about construction bonding, or are they talking about payroll bonding ( teacher’s payroll, teacher’s asst. , added bus driver’s route, painting more offices, handing out more bull ! Have you seen any teacher asst. being let go ? Have you seen any teachers wanting to coach for free ?
                                                                                                                                 June 26/16

Well here we go here in Fulton.
Finally the mayor wants to do something about the huge cost of the Fire Dept,and they are not at all happy.The way I see it this should have been done years ago.This city is indeed lucky we do not have many fires and that is a good thing.It is insane to pay these guys to work 24 to watch TV,play pool,BBQ out in front of the stations for us tax payers to see as we drive by.Every year they want new trucks,motors or what ever and bleed us to death.Most of our hero's(yes they are when they are in action) have side jobs with Members to pad their retirement fund even more.
I have followed them drive around the city to go get meals or just drive from the east side over to the west side for an old maids meeting and make us think they are WORKING ha ha.The west side station should be closed and sold.It was built when the high school was and at that time the tank train ran to and from Oswego with oil.No train now so close it.
The last few mayor's know just how I have felt about the fire dept, I make no BS about it.I even had one of our hero's tell me this "Well maybe we will just take extra time getting to your house if it's on fire".My reply was this "If my house is in fact on fire,as long as everyone is out and ok,I might just wait until it's got a good start before I make the call".Every winter they want us to clean out the snow to be able to get at the plug,not me they get big wages let them do it.
Our city is nearly broke and it is time for Ron and the aldermen to stand up to the Fire Dept and say No,things have to change,the taxpayers need help.
Good start Ron go for it
P.S- In the past I have voiced my views about this to about every alderman,in private they agreed but nothing ever changes.I guess they fed me the BS line but I knew it.I don't need to put my on this because if you read it you know me.
                                                                                                                                 June 26/16






Today's  Quote  June 25/2016

"Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live."
Norman Cousins

Holy Education Center? Nope – Just a Rumor

                                                                                                                                             June 25/16

I have been following the Board of Education saga for about sixteen years now and so far Mr. Goewey seems to be the best and most realistic one that has held the job so far.

How Does
How does a person on the Schoolboard get to vote on monies, when their spouse is collecting an Oswego School Dist. Paycheck ?

If the Oswego School Dist. , has to cut four mil. next year, is the school dist. going to get another $150,000.00 from Ritchie next year and years to come ? Ask the coaches, with the increase in income, does this increase their pension and health insurance payout when they retire ? There was a time when teachers were coaching for the kids and the game, now it is for the money grab ! I have not heard from any coach that they would coach for FREE ! I guess that you can only coach and do a great job if you are getting a paycheck from it !God Bless the money takers!
                                                                                                                                 June 25/16

Re: Great Quote
You mouth off about Justin Rudgick. It's Oswego Zoning and Planning Director Amy Birdsall that's a piece of work! Better check Birdsall work history for the City of Oswego. Birdsall spends a thousand bucks on flowers to be planted when the street are full of pot-holes. (Try to find out how much money was wasted this year on flowers?) And that stink last year in city hall about Birdsall. (Was in the Pal-Times). Birdsall shows favoritism when it comes to issuing "BUILDING PERMITS" - got caught deleting an email about people she knows working for the *Oswego Renaissance Association*. Birdsall didn't enforce having them get a "BUILDING PERMIT" on a house they were working on at W 5th & Schuyler St. (She protected them, favoritism.) Well no building permit being issued, Amy Birdsall cost Oswego taxpayers money. (Also Birdsall was heavily involved with the *Oswego Renaissance Association* before she got that appointed job at city hall.) Birdsall CANNOT BE TRUSTED! Birdsall is just some flunky that slithered out of Colorado where she was a FAILURE. (Birdsall ran some defunct boutique out there.) And instead of getting fired for her incompetence in her job. Birdsall got a slap on the wrist for deleting the email. Just told: "Don't do it again Amy". Amy Birdsall should have been fired and sent packing back to Colorado to her defunct boutique! This information about Birdsall will be brought to the attention"NYS Comptrollers Office".

                                                                                                                                 June 25/16

city truck and Hampton Inn

Just 2 questions:
1. Why was a city truck putting up a for sale sign on property on the north side of the road at approx. 12:15 today?

2. Why was 200,000 dollars in taxes forgiven for Mr. Broadwell and what other benefits did he receive that taxpayers are funding. It would seem a private developer should use their own funds and take the risks of doing business if they reap the rewards.

So much is given to so few in this city. And on a similar topic thanks to Patty Ritchie for the $150,000 for sports but it would have been nice to use the money to put 2 or 3 teachers back in the classroom; maybe sports come first and academics come second? OCSD spends more money than any other school in the county with the poorest academic results.
                                                                                                                                 June 25/16

Re: letter about "Our Mayor"
when citizens pay the salary of public officials they have every right to criticize and demand improvement. Gov’t is the SERVANT of the people NOT the MASTER!

Why are so many roads being scarfed at the same time instead of tearing up the whole city start 1 road and finish it BEFORE you begin another one, I guess Harborfest is more important than the year round citizens who live here.
                                                                                                                                 June 25/16







Today's  Quote  June 24/2016

"You don't tell the quality of a master by the size of his crowds."
Richard Bach

Crazy extremist Democrats try to disrupt government business in House of Representatives. Ryan won't put up with this anti-American crap. The anti-gunners love mass shootings so they can try and con lawmakers about taking away your guns. They want your guns so they can take your money.
                                                                                                                                 June 24/16

I thought they were taking our money already.


So Part of Training
Are they going to Fred’s Auto parts and sit for eight hours in “ k “ cars ? Jason R. how come you do not live in the city of Oswego, NY ? After all, if you work here. You spend it here right, right Mr. Walker ? Why not give the numbers of students in the school dist. ? Why not give the total of teachers ? Why not give the total of teacher’s aids ? Why not lower the starting pay of teachers ? Why not have the teachers pick up rheir own health insurance after they retire ?
Why not have the teacher’s union take care of their own pension investments ? Why do the taxpayers continue to pay for health and pension for these teachers until they die, and why are the benefits being carried on to the spouse in their latter years ? Wow, teach for 40 years, pension, health insurance paid for until death, transfer to spouse, who collects until her death! What a money draw this is, and they are wondering where to cut monies ? With this new bribe money for sports, are these COACHES and ASST. COACHES, are THEY going to COACH for FREE ? AFTER ALL, THIS IS FOR THE STUDENTS, RIGHT ?
Someone always has their hand out, and tier five is not part of this !
                                                                                                                                 June 24/16

A blue wall so high that even Rome N.Y city officials can't see over.
Anyone notice that there have been no updates in the infant death of a Rome N.Y police officer, all we know is he left the child in his car for an extended period of time, the officer is on paid leave to give the family time to morn and that the parents are cooperating, we can assume there was some degree of neglect in this case. however, for some reason it is not being reported on like other similar cases were arrest were made within days. There has been a news blackout. The sheriffs office has the task of investigating this case but have not shown they are able to even conduct a fair investigation, fair to who, THE INFANT WHO DIED FROM A PARENTS NEGLECT. When it comes to children deaths not even the mighty blue wall or blue code whatever you wish to call it will erase this death. When your wonderful brothers and sisters support you by their silence, they become as guilty as the person who left the child in the car. Try hard to cover this case up but it will NOT STOP JUSTICE. Our symbol of lady justice has a scale and blindfold, the blindfold is not to hide what police officers may be involved in, but rather to insure that we are all treated the same. wake up, a CHILD DIED NO ONE WILL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE. police can not be relied on to police other police.
                                                                                                                                 June 24/16






Today's  Quote  June 23/2016

“I'd worship the ground you walked on if only you walked in a better neighborhood.”
Billy Wilder










Keep It Up
All you dirty birds who are mean to your elected Mayor don't know "Sweet Billy" as only I do. If you knew how he got to where he is now you'd have a different opinion of him. How he acquired his first business from his morally challenged uncle was a feat worthy of the appreciation of Donald Trump, his small handed idol. Did you know that Billy has small hands too!? The doctor said they might "drop" and "it" might start to grow as he got older. We're still hoping and he still is a handsome boy! Any woman his mother's age would be pleased to know him. I don't believe any of you dirty rats can de-rail Billy's gravy train but he welcomes the challenge. Keep it coming! Billy has recently gained weight and is ready to get "husky" with you all.
P.S. Yes, he has more than one blue suit.
                                                                                                                                 June 23/16

Great Quote
“Many people in the community have never lived in poverty and don’t truly understand what it is like to live moment to moment”
Justin Rudgick
This is a great statement! This A$$hole doesn't even live in this community and he thinks he has a handle on poverty in Oswego. The County of Oswego is spending over, are you ready, $63,000,000 supporting poverty through DSS. Rudgick thinks by spending $1500 per person (City Officials) is going to make them sympathetic to the plight of the 21,500 people in poverty is a total waste of money. Most of our officials look down their noses on these people and would never sit down with them to understand how and why they are in the position they are in.
Send this A$$HOLE back where he came from.......
                                                                                                                                 June 23/16










Today's  Quote  June 22/2016

“Many people in the community have never lived in poverty and don’t truly understand what it is like to live moment to moment”
Justin Rudgick

When it comes to poverty we are the 8th worst county in the state.
There are 21,565 people in Oswego County living in poverty that is 18.5% of the population.
One in every six people are living in poverty and these a$$holes want to simulate poverty for those blind people who cannot see it all around them.






Can't we all just along?LOL
                                                                                                                                 June 22/16

Port City Looks To Combat Local Poverty
Read the comments.
Billy the Kidd could stop pissing away the tax payers hard earned dollars and put a stop to the ambulance service.......a multimillion dollar waste. Mentor does a fine job and the millions saved can go to the sewer project. Now that would greatly ease the poverty problem.


                                                                                                                                             June 22/16

Fresh line painting
Do not call fresh line painting. They did not show up on the first day they were supposed to be there. Called us and said an employee did not show up for work. And they would not make it. That was at 1230. They said that they would be there at about 8 the next day. They sent us a text after several calls to them saying that they cant do the job. I put on there Facebook page what happened and they replied that because we asked them to take down the gutters (they did not say it was a problem)and that we gave them a unrealistic time frame for the house to be painted was the reason. They are the ones who told us when They would show up. Do not call them!!! Todd
                                                                                                                                 June 22/16

Barlow's a Clown
I think the facts speak for themselves. The low lives keep trying to convince people that this clown is doing a good job. He is the clown and Caraccoli is the ring master. I once thought the council were the clowns, but they are just useless, being told what to do by the "money boys" who run the clown and the ring master. .
                                                                                                                                 June 22/16

People Who Want or Trying to Help Themselves
I am for helping people that do not want to be in the hole that they are in, but what about the abusers ? What about the fat board of education that puts there hands over their eyes, and asks, “ what did we do that was wrong ? “
They are all too fat and no forward thinking past 30 days! How about stopping the flow of people taking the FREE RIDE! I But this city is a free ride for lazy people taking advantage of the system, and when it goes slow, they lay down ! How about training to understand what a taxpayer is and maybe, understand that the taxpayer is the one forking out the money! Take your “training “ and stick it up your 5 ‘-0” a$$
                                                                                                                                 June 22/16

Our Mayor
To The Low-lifes that are Bashing our Mayor..why the H-ll don't you Move to Fulton...
You could of ran for this Job !!
He's the Mayor. So you Dirt Bags leave him alone. Let him do his Job, or Move out !
Jealous, Jealous, Jealous thats all you are !
                                                                                                                                 June 22/16

RE: Taxes
Agreed...taxes way too high across the board...my boy brought home his elementary class picture of 23 kids and there’s 3 adults in it. Asked him who they were, he said “my teachers”. I shook my head and then realized why I am so over-taxed. I recall being in school with 35-40 kids in class and only one elderly teacher handling it all. Government workers in this country seem to be getting to where they outnumber private-sector workers such as myself. Add up all the people working in taxpayer-funded jobs and then the welfarites and it’s easy to see the end of the private sector is upon us...we’re being squashed. We have to elect people in governance and to school boards that have some empathy for us taxpayers. People bitch about the school taxes here and there’s one guy who would look out for you and your kids (FH) and yet come vote time people don’t get off their asses to get him elected. Taxes are a necessary evil but they should not be unnecessarily too burdensome on those paying them.

A proud “Hoeferite”
                                                                                                                                 June 22/16






Today's  Quote  June 21/2016

"Impossibilities are merely things of which we have not learned, or which we do not wish to happen."
Charles W. Chesnutt

You wonder why our school taxes are high and will continue to rise. Well nearly 50% of the schools are full of children who's parents are non taxpayers and living off the system and live in hud housing. The whole school district has been out of control for many years and has gotten very big, fat, and lazy. Way too many employee's and way too heavy at the top. Teachers wages are out of control as well as the retirement system. When did we load up the schools with teachers aids ? Never had them years ago.
There are many things that could be changed and restrutured to save taxpayers hundred of thousands of dollars. Our city is loaded with real estate up on the market and more going up for sale daily. People can't afford homes here anymore because of taxes, mainly the school taxes, Go into the board of education building sometime and see all the employees with little or nothing to do. Probably could do some restucturing of workloads and get rid of a lot of fat in the system.
Our county welfare system is way out of control as well. Why do we have generations of familys on the system and why do we keep forking out more money every time they decide to bring another child into the world, stop the money. They want to go on the system, put em to work around the county and make a public service group.

                                                                                                                                 June 21/16

They need help
Keep up the good work mayor Barlow your doing great Job. let the low life Just run there mouths
                                                                                                                                 June 21/16

Downgrading of Sex Offenders in NYS
Apparently after 20 years without re-offending, or 20 years of not getting caught again, a sex offenders risk level is lowered 1 tier. NY is one of only 16 States that offer this perk to perverts for not getting caught again. For example, E. R. Pero and R. Mylkes are still registered as level 2 sex offenders in South Carolina and Florida. They're both now level 1 in NY and are no longer even listed on the registry here. However on the South Carolina, Florida and FBI registries they are still rated a level 2. In fact the FBI website listed the current addresses of both as Oswego, NY! New York State, a great place for out-of-state perverts to start offending all over again, assuming they ever stopped in the first place! Maybe Tony will hire them to work at the Childrens' Museum?

Just Wondering
                                                                                                                                 June 21/16

Hire them or give them a….. job?

re: transfer station
to the poster who referred to me as "the idiot complaining about the transfer station"
I do not lack education & I understand safety more than you know. It may not be the job of the employee to help me but as a civil servant it IS his job to be "helpful" to the public. I wasn't looking to have him unload FOR me, just be helpful & act like a human being instead of a pissed off, dumbass lummox. If you are currently sleeping with this big dick then I apologize for getting your granny panties in a bunch!
"finally", I am NOT jealous of CSEA workers, I happen to be one & know first hand the lazy, disrespectful, uneducated P.O.S we are forced to defend! And I don't have "a" job, I have two of them & have been gainfully employed, full time, uninterrupted since 1982!
This is just about customer service, public service & being kind and helpful and respectful when "your job" is dealing with the public.
Please don't bother responding if your expecting a reply as I wont invest any more of my time on this subject!
                                                                                                                                 June 21/16






Today's  Quote  June 20/2016

"He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words."
Elbert Hubbard

How Your Kid Mayor Makes Oswego Proud...Really
Are you really serious? The poster of "Our Mayor" must have been a contributor and got something from Barlow, or is his mommy. This is how he makes you proud? This "Little Kid Mayor", Baby Barlow, hasn't done a think since he was elected, with the exception of screwing the city up. Some real examples:
1. Changed the charter, with the help of the Republican Council so one doesn't have to be a resident so he could get K.A. Kells in as the DPW Commissioner, and also so Rudrick could keep his job in Community Development, because he did not want to move to this shitty little town. (his words not mine)
2. Gave the City attorney a $70,000 raise with benefits.
3. Gave his buddy Bell a job in Codes with benefits, a no show job, another $50,000
4. Had his buddy, S Stepien a contract for $25,000 for fixing a City Web Site that wasn't broken, and is now worst than it was before it was fixed. That was a pay to play contract for a donating to Baby Barlow's campaign.
5. Didn't do anything to fix the roads as 5th Ward Councilor, and then had the balls to say he was disturbed because CHIP's money wasn't used to fix the roads (maybe if he pulled his head out of his a$$ when he was a do nothing councilor, CHIP's money could have been used to fix the roads back then).
6. Spend $30,000 a year for WiFi downtown which will produce no financial benefit to the taxpayers. We will not see a penny back in increased spending to off-set this cost.
7. Spent over $25,000 to tear down the fence around City Hall without authorization. Just told K.A. Kells to tear it down, after is secretary told him, Baby Barlow, to tear it down.
8. Had the Republican Council and a fool of a city attorney, establish a Code of Ethics which is non-functioning, and he appointed a bunch of suck-up's to serve on this joke of a board.
9. Embarrassed the city by playing grab-a$$ with another guys girl while he was drunk in a local bar, and got his face punched. I wonder if his under aged girl friend knew about that?
No, we will not stop bitching, nor will we stop calling this "KID" the kid mayor or Baby Barlow. This kid, in his first
6 months, has cost the taxpayer hundreds of thousands of dollars for illegal and childish reasons. He has earned his title as Kid Mayor and Baby Barlow. After all, he is still living with Mommy, who is probably the one that wrote the posting.
So you keep supporting this little screw-up, his style must mimic your life style. Some us what an honest government that is not going to keep embarrassing Oswego like Gosek did. This poster was probably a Gosek supporter.
                                                                                                                                 June 20/16


                                                                                                                                             June 20/16






Today's  Quote  June 19/2016

"Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you."
Roger Ebert

in the real world
If the city of Oswego, NY, had a real city atty. , there would have had a exit clause ! So this one is real stupid or they are they are playing the low voter turn out and doing what they please ! Same thing the schoolboard cannot figure out the possible loss, decline in monies that come in ! How stupid is there thinking to sell a school. When that Education Building is there Golden Globe of stupid and the thinking that the Schoolboard is in the business of job creation ( same as the city of Oswego, ny ). None of these aldermen have figured out what a taxpayer is !
How does a taxpayer, working or retired, stand a chance against landlords, welefare income- free ride , give them a cell phone, food, utilities,clothes,job education , for them is free, others have to pay on student loans ( which I have to do at $ 40,000.00, but the free riders got the pass ). And not to say that the free ride people ( like our city and county pin heads) have or going on to doing the right frame of thinking ! Look at the city atty. , did not put in a exit clause on a contract, this is law 101 !
Do not even think about the taxpayers, it is who wants to control the B.S. and to the people that collect Public Asst. , thank you, because with out you , are taxes would be lower, but the politicians would be out of a long time job!
When will the people figure out that it is not the Govt’s job to provide jobs, but to see that the taxpayers is well spent ! Get ready for more higher taxes and bad (do not know where the next monies are going to come in in the next 20 years ) ! No brains, only stupid and greed and more public asst. non voters !

Our Mayor
Keep up the Good work Mr. Mayor....Your making Oswego Proud...
                                                                                                                                 June 19/16








Today's  Quote  June 17/2016

"To love what you do and feel that it matters how could anything be more fun?"
Katharine Graham

Oswego Police Thwart Robbery Attempt

Only in Oz


August 12-13th at the Ferris Wheel, one of Oswego's most legendary bands, Pegasus, is reuniting and will be joined by one of Oswego 's most early progressive bands, Panacea, for two nights. All proceeds will go to Paws Across Oswego County and The Humane Society of Oswego. Admission fee will just be donations and the bands are taking no money. Panacea will start around 8:30 and Pegasus will go on around 9:45.
If you are an animal lover, you can show your support and enjoy the music of these great early Oswego bands. Pegasus will perform many of the exact, original cover songs they did like Jethro Tull, Allman Brothers and Bad Company, and Panacea, who also did cover material besides original music, will perform many of their covers like Joe Cocker, Stones and Stevie Winwood.
                                                                                                                                 June 15-16/16

Taxpayer funded Cell Phone Usaged for People on the Fed. and State Asst.
The Pres. has already said that people on public asst. will have cell phones ! The city of Oswego, with the big heart of the taxpayers and the aldermen and mayor, will pay for these no money people to hang out ( does it take hours to figure out when to spend money ?) And, are the hours of parking limits going to change? After all, it might take hours to decide when to spend, or not to spend any money.
Looks like spending thousands of dollars to pick up pennies ! With this kind of thinking, taxes will be doubled in two years, and the city of Oswego, ny will be declared a Public Funded City for all of thoses to get a free ride on housing, education, free cell phones, and even the ice cream truck that drives. Taxpayers flipping the bill, these aldermen , city att. and mayor,should be in jail !
                                                                                                                                 June 15-16/16






Today's  Quote  June 15-16/2016

"For those of you who don't understand Reaganomics, it's based on the principle that the rich and the poor will get the same amount of ice. In Reaganomics, however, the poor get all of theirs in winter."
Morris K. Udall

RE. Oswego transfer station
Our transfer station has changed a lot over the years, my wife and I always recycled however, we took our bags in and began to empty them into the pile and a bobcat tractor came in scooped the pile while my wife was within a couple feet of its tires which were running over and popping class bottles with pieces flying through the air, this tractor had no mirrors attached as well. Then when we left we could not get back into the two lanes waiting for openings, after 10 min. I walked over to the office to explain that I was having trouble re-entering the line I was told that he was not a traffic cop, if I could not get in to drive to the back of the line which was outside of the gate. To resolve this problem we just do not recycle now, to think that someone there would offer you aid with your metal was wishful thinking.
                                                                                                                                 June 15-16/16

Baby Billy
Could you explain free wifi ..We the tax payers are paying for it .are you really that stupid ? Every scumbag will be sitting downtown with their free government phones using the free wifi that costing the working person ..I heard you took away the cable TV from the marina because the city couldn't afford it .Those boat slips are $1500 each ..You would think the boaters were paying for the cable ..now we see what you did with the money ..You have done nothing but cost this very poor city money ..and you got your mommy all upset because she thinks people are picking on you ..The facts are you're a waste of taxpayers money ..Look around , no jobs ,nuke plant closing ,more houses going up for sale ..or most are just being abandoned...downtown is bars ,pizza shops tattoo parlor's stores selling crack pipes and pot pipes..You my have a few nice stores ..but very few ..Wake up and get your head out of your a$$. .and for the common council..you really shown how stupid you all are except for two of you ..this city government is such a sorry joke ..
                                                                                                                                 June 15-16/16

free loading
I would like to see the numbers on taxpayers that live in there reds. I would like to see the number of landloards that rent out to public asst. tenants and people that have a job! I guess the wi- fi might fall into the schoolboard cuts, after all, with some of the school sports cuts, people where asking where are these small number of students are going to be after school ? , instead of being home, doing home work !, clean house, travel sports, enroll into a law or math class to see what gov. program pays the most!, but with that free wi- fi, that will not be needed, because the parents are all ready teaching their kids , how to beat
the system! You know, hanging out downtown instead of being home doing home work ! More police patrols, they are going to have to learn what it is to “ walk a beat “ ,than to just drive around, or hang out at the station to keep a eye on these wi-fi users! But with these new phones, are they not already internet ready ?
                                                                                                                                 June 15-16/16

Can Barlow and his little band of Buddies get any more Corrupt?
Hell, this group of slime balls isn't even trying to hide their corruption anymore. Follow the money Oswego.

Administrative Services Committee May 16, 2016
Robert A. Corradino, Chairman
Eric I. VanBuren
Caitlin E. Reynolds
Shawn P. Walker
Nathan S. Emmons
Michael Riley, Purchasing Agent, received three proposals to provide miscellaneous services in response to violations issued by the Code Enforcement Office as follows: Kells Property Service ($49.50/Hour), Allen Chase Enterprises ($65.00/Hour), and Limbhanger Tree service . The initial term of the agreement will expire one Service $75.00/Hour). The Common Council should select a firm from the aforementioned responders
March 31, 2017, and the term can be renewed for one additional year upon mutual consent of both parties.
Here is the money trail:
Corradino, Chairman and a land lord is petitioned by the Code Enforcement office, J Bell, who (Bell) was appointed by Barlow to this no show job at $50K. Corradino puts it on the agenda and the following gets preferential treatment as they contributed to Barlow's campaign...Kells contributed $5,000, got DPW Commissioner job,now his son (Kells Property Service) get a contract along with Chase a Fireman at the OFD. You remember Chase, hired to spray toxins in our city parks, another illegal contract. To tie this little package together, Kells Property Service takes care of Caraccioli Assoc property, yes, the city attorney, who implemented the Code of Ethics Committee. Is there any question about the disregard of ethics by this group? As you can see, Barlow, Caraccioli, Bell, Corradino, Kells, Chase, VanBuren, Emmons and Walker have no ethics. They just want to rip the taxpayers off and nobody is there to stop them. They just keep grabbing, and yes, they are much worse that the Gosek thieves.
                                                                                                                                 June 15-16/16

Cops Log
On 05/31/16 at about 10:25 AM, while at the City of Fulton Police
Department, in the City of Fulton, County of Oswego, State of New York, the
said defendant, Sean R.R. Broadwell was arrested for one count of criminal
possession of stolen property in the fourth degree, and five counts of criminal
possession of a weapon in the fourth degree.

                                                                                                                                 June 15-16/16

City Attorney Lying Through his Teeth...Again
While I was at the Admin Services Committee Meeting , there was an agenda item, to enter into a contract with three people, that are either city employees or the kid of a city employee. I found it strange that the city attorney said that there were no ethical problems with entering into a contract with any of these people, which is totally contrary to the ethics code that he and Barlow pushed through that weak Republican Council. It is clearly stated in the code that that it is a violation to hire family members or city employees to do work for the city. There is also a section that lying Kevin omitted from his statement, and that is under 15-14 Nepotism, where it also clearly states " No municipal officer or employee, either individually or as a member of a board, may participate in any decision specifically to appoint , hire, promote, discipline or discharge a relative for any position at, for or with in the municipality or municipal board", yet Lying Kevin and Ron Corradino allowed Tom Kells, father of Brandon Kells to discuss and encourage the committee to choose his son (Kells Property Service) as the low bidder of the three illegal candidates. His bid was $49.50/hour.
Again, this little group of corrupt city officials are out of control. They have violated that stupid code of ethics at least five times in less than 15 minutes by even accepting the bids from Kells and Chase (a city OFD employee, yes the same one that got a no bid contract to spray poison in our parks poising our kids, where the city attorney said we couldn't void the contract).
There is an old joke, that if you saw 5 attorney's buried up to their necks, what would be wrong with that picture; the answer: the holes were not deep enough.
                                                                                                                                 June 15-16/16

how many to screw in a lightbulb?
On June 13th around 8 p.m. three OPD vans, a Menter ambulance and the OFD emergency fire truck arrived at the north corner of W. 7th and Utica St. A total of nine men responded to a man down [weighing approximately 130 lbs, if that] in the grass ,near the corner. He was very obviously drunk but not unconscious and attempted to get up from the ground a couple of times. These nine responders stood around him for over twenty minutes. One EMT finally took his vitals and they eventually put him on a gurney and carted him off to the hospital. If you had driven past the scene , you probably would have thought a serious incident had occurred , seeing the five vehicles, all with their lights flashing. I only hope that all these men will be available, willing, and able to keep Oswego safe in the event of a real life tragedy.
                                                                                                                                 June 15-16/16

Kells Property Service
How can Brandon Kells, claim to be the owner of 113 E 9th Street, have his business run out of that location, but have his fathers address on the property transaction record. My guess is he uses that location to store his crappy equipment and crappy trailer,while he lives with daddy. Yet, there is no conflict of interest giving Brandon a city contract to clean up out of codes properties, administered by "No Show Bell" out of the Code Office. Bet his father's properties never make the list, like 113 E 9th St. (a real dump)
                                                                                                                                 June 15-16/16

Re: transfer station
Regarding the idiot complaining about the transfer station. First of all, judging from reading your post, lack of education isn't something you should EVER be ridiculing someone ELSE about. Second of all, there are rules, dumbass. They CAN'T open the gate due to safety reasons. So, maybe you should be thanking the worker for giving a shit about your safety. It is not their job to help you. If you bring a load you can't UNload, that is your problem. Finally, stop being jealous of CSEA workers. It's not their fault your job sucks and has no security compared to theirs. That is, of course, assuming you even have one.
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Today's  Quote  June 14/2016

“The great advantage about telling the truth is that nobody ever believes it.”
Dorothy L. Sayers

Just Bull*hit
So, the council will vote on the "free" wifi, that Barlow wants in our downtown area, that will entice people to visit downtown. Well, brainiac mayor and council. Time Warner has over 15 hotspots in the same area. Who did their homework on this one? No one. As per usual, the council and mayor are just ignorant in their thinking. If anyone wants wifi in the downtown area, there are more than 15 hotspots provided by TWC in the same exact area. And, what company is the only company providing services in this area, TWC. So, why is it they want "free" wifi paid for by the taxpayer? Maybe, because Pauldine can offer it to his tenants? Fu*king Bullshi* is all it is. Sounds like mommy is upset with her little Billy being ridiculed. What has the mayor done? Add to the taxpayer, the cost of positions made up, to give back to his cronies, the $25,000 plus, monthly up keep for a crappy website that doesn't work, contaminate the parks with a deemed cancer causing agent "Roundup", contract given to a firefighter, the "free" wifi, where there is wifi available? We're about up to what, an extra $250,000 the taxpayer will have to take care of? The mayor has done a lot, your right.
                                                                                                                                 June 14/16

re: Bitch
ThE KID MAYOR" has done nothing since he's been in office the last 6 mos., Repeat NOTHING! Except make political appointments to people who donated to his "KID" mayor campaign. The best idea the "KID" mayor has so far is to have Oswego tax payer's pay for "FREE " wifi.

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county transfer station at oswego
To the blowhard who wouldn't help me unload my metal fencing. It was too big of a tangled mess to fit through the slots on the gate & too heavy to lift over the top and all I got from fat ass was "the gate don't open if the load don't dump". Well, F/U you uneducated sorry excuse for a civil servant. Gordons got my metal, "for free" & will continue to get my metal from now on. My tax dollars might have to support your dumb ass at your job but I will not give the county my metal to sell. I'll give it away first. It must be CSEA that's keeping you employed because it sure isn't your attitude, work ethic or customer service. Just another county "lump" collecting a pay check!
                                                                                                                                 June 14/16

Are you really serious? This "Little Kid Mayor", Baby Barlow, hasn't done a think since he was elected, with the exception of screwing the city up. Some real examples:
1. changed the charter, with the help of the Republican Council so one doesn't have to be a resident so he could get K.A. Kells in as the DPW Commissioner, and also so Rudrick could keep his job in Community Development, because he did not want to move to this shitty little town. (his words not mine)
2. Gave the City attorney a $70,000 raise with benefits.
3. Gave his buddy Bell a job in Codes with benefits, a no show job, another $50,000
4. Had his buddy, S Stepien a contract for $25,000 for fixing a City Web Site that wasn't broken, and is now worst than it was before it was fixed. that was a pay to play contract for a donating to Baby Balow's campaign.
5. Didn't do anything to fix the roads as 5th Ward Councilor, and then had the balls to say he was disturbed because CHIP's money wasn't used to fix the roads (maybe if he pulled his head out of his a$$ when he was a do nothing councilor, CHIP's money could have been used to fix the roads back then).
6. Wants to spend $30,000 a year for WiFi downtown which will produce no financial benefit to the taxpayers. We will not see a penny back in increased spending to off-set this cost.
7. Spent over $25,000 to tear down the fence around City Hall without authorization. Just told K.A. Kells to tear it down, after is secretary told him, Baby Barlow, to tear it down.
8. Had the Republican Council establish a Code of Ethics which is non-functioning, and he appointed a bunch of suck-up's to serve on this joke of a board.
9. Embarrassed the city by playing grab-a$$ with another guys girl while he was drunk in a local bar, and got his face punched. I wonder if his under aged girl friend knew about that?
No, we will not stop bitching, nor will we stop calling this "KID" the kid mayor or Baby Barlow. This kid, in his first
6 months, has cost the taxpayer hundreds of thousands of dollars for illegal and childish reasons. He has earned his title as Kid Mayor and Baby Barlow. After all, he is still living with Mommy, who is probably the one that wrote the Bitch posting.
                                                                                                                                 June 14/16

Great Lakes Research Consortium awards grants to investigate vitamin B deficiency in fish, harmful algal blooms, DNA testing of aquatic food web

Syracuse, NY; June 13, 2016. The Great Lakes Research Consortium has awarded $44,819.00 for research projects that will investigate vitamin B deficiency in Lake Ontario fish, analyze a dataset on harmful algal blooms in nearly 200 lakes in New York State, and test DNA-based barcoding as a way to more accurately analyze the Great Lakes food web.

The Great Lakes Research Consortium, based at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) in Syracuse, NY, is awarding funds to The College at Brockport, Cornell University, the Upstate Freshwater Institute, and SUNY-ESF. Project collaborators include the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, New York State Federation of Lake Associations, and U.S. Geological Survey Lake Ontario Biological Field Station.

Funding for the grants is from the New York State Great Lakes Protection Fund via the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to the Great Lakes Research Consortium, an organization of 18 colleges and universities in New York state plus nine affiliate campuses in Ontario, Canada, dedicated to collaborative Great Lakes research and science education.

The College at Brockport: State University of New York, Brockport, NY, will receive $14,981.00 to investigate vitamin B1 deficiency impact in lake and steelhead trout and Coho and Chinook salmon and their prey fish: alewife, rainbow smelt and round goby. Lack of vitamin B1 is a cause of death in young and broodstock fish. Research areas include Lake Ontario waters near Hamlin Beach, Olcott, Oswego, and Rochester, and the Salmon River Fish Hatchery in Altmar. The U.S. Geological Survey Lake Ontario Biological Station at Oswego, NY, and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Fisheries Station at Cape Vincent, NY, will collaborate on the project.

The Upstate Freshwater Institute, Syracuse, NY, and State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY, will receive $14,838.00 to investigate factors associated with the recent proliferation of harmful algal blooms, HABs, in the waters of the Great Lakes basin. Since 2011, the Citizens Statewide Lake Assessment Program has tracked HABs in lakes across New York State, creating a large multi-systems database that offers a rare opportunity to advance understanding of the physical, chemical and biological factors that can trigger HABs. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Division of Water and the New York State Federation of Lake Associations, Inc. will collaborate on the project.

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, will apply a $15,000 grant to develop and test more efficient methods for analyzing the diet of mysid shrimp, a critical mid-level component in the freshwater food web. High-throughput DNA sequencing will be employed to identify algal and zooplankton taxa, or food groups, from mysid stomachs using a barcoding approach. Results will support more comprehensive research into the dynamics of the food web that supports the multimillion dollar sportfishery on Lake Ontario and in the Great Lakes.

‘The Great Lakes Research Consortium is pleased to award funds for three distinct projects that will address critical needs and opportunities to advance Great Lakes science,’ said Great Lakes Research Consortium Director Gregory L. Boyer, a chemistry and biochemistry professor at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry and a participating researcher in the study of harmful algae and algae-related ecosystem impact.

Learn more about the Great Lakes Research Consortium at www.esf.edu/glrc <http://www.esf.edu/glrc>.

The principal investigators for the three 2016 Great Lakes Research Consortium-funded projects are:
. The College at Brockport: Jacques Rinchard, Ph.D., Department of Environmental Science and Biology;
. Upstate Freshwater Institute: David A. Matthews, Ph.D., Senior Scientist and Technical Director, with Kimberly L. Schulz, Ph.D., Department of Environmental and Forest Biology, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry; and
. Cornell University: Matthew P. Hare, Ph.D. And Lars Rudstam, Ph.D., both with the Department of Natural Resources.

The Great Lakes Research Consortium seed funding allows investigators to test new ideas, complete small-scale projects, or to start projects to obtain preliminary data that can be used to request additional funding from larger programs such as the National Science Foundation and the basin-wide Great Lakes Protection Fund. The Great Lakes Research Consortium administers the New York State Great Lakes Protection Fund small grants with support from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the New York Great Lakes Basin Advisory Council.

Great Lakes Research Consortium Director Gregory L. Boyer recently received a 2016 State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Service.

Available in high res at www.esf.edu/glrc <http://www.esf.edu/glrc> on the home page upper right under GLRC Opportunities: Options: Dr. Jacques Rinchard, credit: SUNY Brockport; a harmful algal bloom, credit: Upstate Freshwater Institute; sampling mysid shrimp under red light on Lake Ontario aboard EPA Research Vessel Lake Guardian, credit: Lars Rudstam.

. Great Lakes Research Consortium Director Gregory L. Boyer, SUNY ESF, 315.470.6825
. PHOTOS: Theresa Baker, GLRC, 315.470.6720, tbaker@esf.edu
. Publicist Kara Lynn Dunn, 315.465.7578, karalynn@gisco.net
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Today's  Quote  June 10-13/2016

“I'll be glad to reply to or dodge your questions, depending on what I think will help our election most.”
George Bush 41




Earl Wilson arrested again

                                                                                                                                             June 10-13/16

House in 2nd Legislative District razed knowing it was full of Asbestos

Word has it that this house in 2nd Legislator district is full of Asbestos and the contractor was told to tear it down and keep their months shut about the contamination. Word also is that the Legislator of this District, you know, the one that did not file his Oath of Office Card and was re-appointed by the Legislature, and will now be the benefactor of an illegal bill sponsored by Ritchie and Barclay to change the law so he doesn't have to run again this year, was fully knowledgeable about the problem with this house and allowed it to happen. I guess if you are a Republican you can just keep breaking the law even when you are poisoning contractors with Asbestos. Where is the DEC when you need them?
                                                                                                                                 June 10-13/16

I don't know who you people are but you all need to stop bitching . This mayor has done more in the first 6 month's he's been in office then last mayor has done in four years. So all the one's that are bitching should get off your asses and get a life. Stop calling the Mayor a little kid all you little ass _. _ _ _ _.
                                                                                                                                 June 10-13/16

Patty Ritchie is a moron
What the f@&k . Senator Patty Ritchie is just using her position to try to bolster her re-election this year. She thinks that by having the NYPA purchase the failed money losing Fitzpatrick Nuke Station is a smart solution? Hey Patty moron, the plant was owned before by NYSPA and it was losing money then, and now you want the taxpayer's to spend a billion dollars on a plant, that you know is currently losing money, take it off the tax rolls, and give the 600 people that are losing their jobs out there false hope, so you can get free advertising in the in the paper for you re-election, on their backs, and ours. You and Barkley are the most stupid people ever elected to the Senate and Assembly. I hope that the people see through you, and Willie's bullshit, and that there is someone with intelligence that will step up to the plate and run against the two of you. You both are an embarrassment to Oswego County. Also, the illegal bill that Ritchie and Barclay have sponsored to protect the five legislator idiots who failed to file their required Oath of Office Cards is an outrage and slap in the face to every elected or appointed official who filed their Oath Cards. Shame on two of you for blatantly breaking the law and hiding behind your positions while doing it.
                                                                                                                                 June 10-13/16

Rick Goodman (softball hall of fame)
Rick, you stated u always wanted to get in the hall of fame and you did it.... Through many years of self promotion of writing your own games for the newspaper. You never failed to write your games up .. Taking most of the credit from your team... It was always about u... You are such an arrogant terd.
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Syracuse Ave. hooker
Heard the cops were again called for domestic violence at 218 Syracuse Ave. Seems the flavor of the week locked the hooker out and she was none too happy about it. She was banging on the door and running down the avenue screaming so loud it was heard half a block away. When is something going to be done about this nasty situation? Those young children should not be living in this environment. The children should be removed for their mental and physical safety. If Lyman Reed had a moral compass he would address the situation, slum lord that he is. Kid Mayor, are you waiting for another Erin Maxwell?
                                                                                                                                 June 10-13/16






Today's  Quote  June 9/2016

"I don't excercise. If God had wanted me to bend over, he would have put diamonds on the floor."
Joan Rivers

Kid Mayor;s - Free wifi
1) How many broken sidewalk flag's/(square's) could be repaired with the amount of money being wasted on this so-called "free" wifi for downtown Oz. The kid mayor and the common council already want to make property owners pay for replacing broken sidewalk flags in front of their homes. The DPW maintenance dept. use to do this work. Not anymore just increase taxes and contract the work out!

2) How many street potholes can be filled using that taxpayer money for that so called "free" wifi? (Cratered side streets that haven't been touched in years.)

3) If I'm a business owner I want customers shopping in my store, not hunch over some laptop, or testing. I want to hear "KA-CHING!" Not click, click, click.. Or people just sitting chatting with each other. Not having their faces stuck in from of some monitor or cell phone screen.

*Property owners should be going up to city hall on council night and telling the "kid" mayor and the common council to do what needs doing!* And remember this Amy Birdsal! The so called Planning and Zoning Director of the City of Oswego. Birdsal wasted ONE-THOUSAND DOLLARS of tax payers money planting flowers around city hall! (How many sidewalk flags could have been replaced with a thousand bucks?) Birdsal should have been fired for the money wasted planting dead flowers and given a one-way bus ticket back to Colorado, where Birdsal ran some defunct boutique....
                                                                                                                                 June 9/16

Police make unannounced checks on 200 of Onondaga County's 1,057 sex offenders

                                                                                                                                             June 9/16

McGraths roof
To the person complaining about the roof at McGraths bar,that's nothing, his assessment on that piece of property is $25,000(look it up under Resa,Inc)An empty lot would asses for that much, he has a full blown business there and that's what he's assessed for.Now he has put that roof on making it pretty much an enclosed establishment, I've heard any where from $40,000-$60,000 he has put into it, lets see how much his assessment goes up now.Probably not much,the assessor should be fired
                                                                                                                                 June 9/16

Free wifi.
Does anybody know how much taxpayers that are paying for those lights on the bushes in *Montcalm Park*? City Parks are closed at dark but those lights are still burning? Or how much was money was allocated for flowers this year?
                                                                                                                                 June 9/16

K.A.K. get front page picture in paper
Yes, "Kiss A$$ Kells" finally got his face out of Baby Barlow's A$$ long enough to get his picture on the front page of the local rag, brown nose and all. Problem is he doesn't know what he is talking about, and thank goodness for W.D.Malone stepping up and doing the job the DPW could never do, especially with the lack of supervision from K.A.K. This sewer collapsed mostly from the years that the fire hydrant leaked on W 1st St in front of Paul's Big M, was finally removed, but thanks to our top notch DPW, the leaking water line was not repaired and finally eroded the brick sewer, to a point it finally collapsed. That location is where Pauldine pushed huge plies of snow when he was plowing their parking lot. Now, lets see, who was the councilor of that ward when all this was going on? That's right, none other than Baby "I did nothing as the 5th Ward Councilor" Barlow.
Now we are going to spend C.H.I.P."s money to cover the cost of this construction, and it will be a hell of a lot more than the phony cost K.A.K put on it. $100,000, really! That won't cover the labor. The city projected spending $608,000 on road repair from C.H.I.P.'s money, and now there will be at least $250,000 for this repair.....are they going to cut back on road repair?
These people are really out of their element and we should send the kid and K.A.K packing. Can't wait to see the budget they are working on, especially that make believe one form the moron chief of the OFD. What a show these clowns are putting on..... It would be funny with the exception they are killing the taxpayers with ridicules projects like WiFi and money spent on that joke of City Web Site.
                                                                                                                                 June 9/16






Today's  Quote  June 8/2016

“God gives all to those, who get up early.”
Anna Kournikova

Midtown Plaza
What ever happened to the grandiose plans, depicted in the architect renderings and paraded out in the local newspaper, when the upper parking lot was removed at the Midtown Plaza? It has to be at least two years since the upper level has been taken down.
So far all that has happened is the closing of business.
                                                                                                                                 June 8/16

Port City To Move Forward With Free Wi-Fi Plan
For years the powers that be have been pissing away the tax payers' hard earned dollars to revitalize down town. Here again, the council is buying a wig instead of addressing their mouth full of rotted teeth. No matter how much lip stick you put on the Oz pig it is not going to spring to life.


                                                                                                                                             June 8/16

Answer to OZ
Well, its called corruption. That is enough to ruin any community. Then to support and deny it exists. With in the very walls of those we deem, our hero's, our political figure's. We are not blind, or ignorant. You can see it. There was a district attorney that freed a man. Not to long ago. He apologized for the past departments actions. He was a honest person. The one in Oswego is honestly not that kind of a man. It takes gutts to bring them to their knees as they've done to so many other's. But the gutts lie in someone not of that county. Thank God for outsider's. Or the people in OZ would never know that small group of bad apples laid on the bottom. But a sad thing also is in ways the people allow it, Only courage to fix their own communities and to fight for that. Is what ever, changes anything. Right now. They fight to hide the corruption. With Corruption comes a$$hole's. That's another factor to what you are dealing with. A bunch of a$$hole's with no morals. If there are good police officers. Where are they? The bad ones make the good ones look bad as well. . Lies, if they all lie, tell a different story. It leads things all over the place. If they control that lie, it even works a lot, easier. So yes. Its corruption at its finest.
                                                                                                                                 June 8/16

Mayor Barlow Proposes FREE Wi-Fi for Downtown Business Owners
Make no mistake, the FREE Wi-Fi, isn't free. Our Mayor, Billy Trump (The William) will eventually run out of B.S. to call attention to himself with on TV. When this happens his shit will get so thin that eventually he won't be able to extricate his foot from his own mouth (or ass?) and will start getting hang-ups from 2nd and 3rd tier news outlets . Barlow; "Hello channel 1 this is MAYOR BARLOW, I'm calling to inform you of my fresh, young idea to.." Channel 1; "..click.."
Will Shane Stepien get (already has?) the Wi-Fi contract? Seems he's not qualified for the job based on his disastrous website and limited technical knowledge. Let's face it, if he was any good, he'd make a living at his "chosen profession". He'll have to sub-contract the job allowing plenty of wiggle room for embezzlement. The final inflated bill will be paid by the real taxpayers of Oswego.
Business owners are taxpayers too you say? Well.. some are and some are NOT. Some pay a fraction of the amount that say McDonald's or Wal-Mart do and franchise operations always get a tax cut to start with! Some local businesses as well as property owned by the politically connected pay taxes on paper only! I'd like to see Chase's tax return on his weed and pet killing business for example. He's probably incorporated out of state.

Drug Bust at Wright's Landing last week. 4 or 5 ethnic types, "No hable Ingles" face down in handcuffs. Big bag of white powder. Anyone have a photo of the scene including the big bag of white powder? Could that pic be worth something to a defense attorney, you ask? It all depends on how much of it was still in the bag when it was turned into evidence.
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Today's  Quote  June 7/2016

“Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.”
Dalai Lama

New law requires contractors to employ Syracuse residents on city projects


                                                                                                                                             June 7/16

ask board of education
How many people in the school dist, were reg. to vote ? Ask the board members if they knew this number ! Ask a board member why every time the school dist. gets a new supt. of schools, the office gets a make over ? Why not ask, why ,has this been going on for over 30 years ? How come a person running for mayor ( while ago ) got caught stuffing the ballot box, but got the free ride, until the time was to call in the chip !
This city is behind 50 years in construction, but up to date in power and political control. Look at the numbers of voters! Anybody can hide money, you just have to start when things look great and on the up swing , that is when greed and power start there move, and we have had no one there to check this ! how come the fulton police and the fire dept. are driving older vehicles, but yet the Oswego police, fire chief, fire dept. dpw. trucks are new ? Greed with a smile! Welcome to Oswego, NY , city of welfare,public pays for the best with no problem paying more taxes ! Where the board of Education would rather sell Riley School, than move the board of Education down to Leighton School, and of course that would keep the grade school kids away from those older ( not ready to be role models ) students ( and maybe future teachers, mayors, and even supt. of schools, etc… ) . Sell the building to a company that PAYS TAXES, NOT the SYRACUSE CATHOLIC CHURC
                                                                                                                                 June 6/16

How is it possible that a city as small as Oswego can be so corrupt and controlled by such a small group whose only concern is themselves? This USED to be a nice place to live. Sad that it’s come down to this.
                                                                                                                                 June 7/16

The kid Mayor of Oswego wants to provide free wifi for downtown. And have Oswego property owners pay for it. Cost $10,000.00 for the equipment and $30,000.00 a year for service. This is Oswego and summers are short winters are long! No one is going to be sitting downtown on their laptops or cellphones with frozen fingers.Why are homeowners being forced to pay for "FREE" wifi when just about everyone already has internet service in their homes, and on their cell phones? Why are property owners going to be forced to pay for something they don't need or use? Let the business owners pay for it then! Besides, who would want to use it, free wifi is the easiest thing for hackers to crack open. And how safe and handy is it really? Internet connections over a public network can cause many security leaks, from people obtaining sensitive information to others reading your Facebook conversations. While it may have some perks, be wary of the disadvantages of logging on in public places.
7 Disadvantages to Using Public Wi-Fi
1. Security
A public WiFi connection is intended for the use of many people at one time. This allows users looking to do you harm perfect access to your device. If you haven't set your firewall to public, and not all operating systems prompt you to do, you could be leaking passwords and bank account numbers over the network. Also, any shared folders on your device are open for others to see.
2. Speed
7 Disadvantages to Using Public Wi-Fi
When using a public WiFi network, know that you are not alone. With all of the other users, network bandwidth is cut down; your device can operate slowly. Couple this with the fact that some users could be using the network to spread viruses and this can not only cause lag but put your device at serious and permanent risk.
3. Range
The coverage of the WiFi is limited. If you wanted to sit outside, enjoy a morning coffee, and surf the net, it might not be possible. Most WiFi networks only provide a 30 foot range from the router. This may limit you, especially if the café or restaurant is crowded.
4. Reliability
Have you ever had a WiFi connection that kept kicking you off the network? If so, you're not alone. When many users are logged on, connections can suffer. This can cause you to be booted off the network, which can be a nuisance if you are working an on important document or sending information.
7 Disadvantages to Using Public Wi-Fi
5. Power Consumption
Due to the wireless connection, mobile devices actually consume more power using WiFi than a standard wired connection. This can cause rapid power loss on your device, which can be an ordeal if you need your phone later in the day or you're using your laptop for work.
6. Advertisements
Many public WiFi connections bombard your device with advertisements. While this may seem like a minor inconvenience, knowing which ads are legitimate and which are fake leads to a problem. Many advertisements that look real are in fact, mediums for hackers to send you a virus. By closing the window or clicking the ad, you may have unleashed a virus on your computer and not even know it.
7. Lack of Encryption
7 Disadvantages to Using Public Wi-Fi
On a hard-wired internet connection, information traveling to and from your computer is encrypted, yet on a WiFi network it isn't. While this can lead to sensitive information leaks, it can also allow other users passwords to your social networks. These hackers then spread harm through your Facebook or Twitter account, which then you have to fix in your free time.Do you really want to log onto your FB page or bank accts. using free wifi?
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Today's  Quote  June 6/2016

“Man is an animal that makes bargains:

no other animal does this -

no dog exchanges bones with another.”

Adam Smith



Parking Meters and Pay Public Restrooms Next!


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Trudie Hall Banks Lortie and Mark Hall

Were Trudie and Mark Hall brother and sister? Mike Bohrer/Trudie Hall Banks Lortie / Mark Hall    Both were associated with Mike Bohrer, both died of supposed suicide. What is the connection?

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The Buckout building turned into a children's museum?  A great lure for child molesters.  Wasn't that pimple pickin piece of shit, that owns the building, arrested for child molestation?

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If A$$holes came in sizes, would Shane Broadwell be an XXX large or "too large too fit"?

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Today's  Quote  June 3/2016

“The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar

which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes.”

 Thomas Hardy




10,000,000,000 state grants

People will probably get made because you cant ask anyone anything
without getting ridiculed these days: The Buckout (childrens museum) and
the Cahill building are both owned by Pauldine, not the city.  Why would
they be eligible for revitalization "grants" from the state? It is the
city applying not Tony-- remember "I have the money inhouse" let him
spend his own. The buckout (again owned by Pauldine) has already been
done over a few times, why is the city going to participate in helping
pay for a private property, specifically when there are way worse eye
sores,. The west side is super run down. The third listed was Midtown
which is owned by Summit real estate -- so were are going to build
apartments for them ? I guess what I am asking is why are state monies
that the city had 4 people working on for a month or more going to
private owned buildings and is this all freebies to the owners? Trying
to figure out who the winner is -- if they can get 10 mil or atleast
apply for it--- how much help have the filed for to help with the
Consent Decree?????? Fed up with Oswego and its dealings. The politics
show so clearly its sickening

                                                                                                                                            June 3/16


Hey its Oz,where thieves, liars, perverts, drunks, dopers and child molesters always get preference over hardworking taxpayers.




A Question on Purdy!!

The lady Darcy Purdy who claims to have lived on rice road. Has two addresses. Back then at the end of Rice Road a old dumpy, tiny camper sat to the right just before you hit route 11. Purdy and Rathbun are showing two separate addresses on Rice Road. Her receipt has a pole on it maybe an electric pole. Does anyone recall the couple who lived at this address 7271 Rice Road, Parish NY because her ex is coming up at that location. The camper was a rounded small, white, old and beat up. It was parked right next to a pole.
Thomas F Rathbun
Date of Birth:


(315) 625-4984(315) 668-8173

15 Rafferty Dr, Central Square, NY 13036 >

66 Rice Rd, Parish, NY 13131 >

37 Main St, Hammond, NY 13646 >

161 Lakeshore Dr, Norwood, NY 13668 >

119 Elizabeth St, Ogdensburg, NY 13669 >

7475 Morgan Rd Apt 15-3, Liverpool, NY 13090 >

7271 Rice Rd, Parish, NY 13131 >

161 Lakeshore Dr # 227, Norwood, NY 13668 >

7475 Morgan Rd Apt 7-5, Liverpool, NY 13090 >

7475 Morgan Rd Buliding, Liverpool, NY 13090 >

7171 Rice Rd, Parish, NY 13131 >

                                                                                                                                            June 3/16








Today's  Quote  June 2/2016

“I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot”
Marilyn Monroe

Re: Death from above...
Gotta wonder WTF the idiot operating the drone was filming if it crashed 15 feet from some kids. Probably a typical OZ pervert who lost control of it because he latched onto the wrong joy-stick whilst flying it; I'd check the footage prior to impact just to be safe.
                                                                                                                                 June 2/16

Trudie Lortie more information
Oh Lortie Lortie Lortie! New developments in the Heidi Allen case? Trudie Lortie wanted to be a cop, sued for discrimination.

                                                                                                                                           June 2/16

historic 7-foot round boat
This historic 7-foot round boat is the eye-catching New York Sea Grant Clean and Safe Boating educational vessel for 2016. Photo: New York Sea Grant

News from New York Sea Grant
Press Release: June 1, 2016
Photo available in higher res by request

Historic Round Boat Highlights NY Sea Grant Clean and Safe Boating Tips for 2016 Season

Oswego, NY. Is it a spaceship? An amusement park ride? No, it is an historic 7-foot round boat, and it is the New York Sea Grant Discover Clean and Safe Boating educational vessel for 2016.

‘This boat catches everyone’s eye and draws people in to hear the message about wearing a life jacket, being prepared for a sudden emergency on the water, and practicing clean, safe and environmentally-friendly boating on New York waters,’ says David G. White, coastal recreation and tourism specialist with New York Sea Grant Extension, Oswego, NY.

White, the New York State Boating Educator of the Year in 2015, developed the Discover Clean and Safe Boating campaign in 2008 in partnership with the Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York trade group. Each year BIA members provide a different type of vessel for the educational campaign that travels to events and venues statewide to engage public interest in water safety and environmentally-friendly boating practices.

The round boat, a Circraft dating to the early 1970s, was donated for use with the 2016 educational tour by Burke’s Marina, Raquette Lake, NY.

New York Sea Grant offers the following 10 clean and safe boating tips:
. Wear a properly-sized and approved life jacket.
. Boats more than 16 feet long must have a throwable flotation device onboard.
. Learn how to be calm and act properly in the event of an emergency on the water by taking Suddenly In Command training offered by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.
. Have a proper device to receive weather alerts onboard the boat.
. Make sure boat horn, whistles, distress flag, and other means of signaling a water emergency are in working order.
. Check that all vessel lights are working and onboard flashlights have fresh batteries.
. Check expiration dates of onboard fire extinguishers and flares.
. Store flares, distress signals, and navigational charts in dry compartment.
. Use a fuel nozzle bib and bilge sock to keep marine fuel from spilling into the water.
. Practice Clean, Drain, Dry inspection of all watercraft, trailers, and gear to remove aquatic invasive species and debris each time you enter and leave new water.

For more information about the 2016 Discover Clean and Safe Boating campaign in New York, contact Dave White at New York Sea Grant at SUNY Oswego, 315.312.3042.

New York Sea Grant offers boating safety resource links for selecting the right life jacket, developing a float plan, requesting a courtesy vessel check, and more online at www.nyseagrant.org/marina. New York Sea Grant provides information, research reports, project updates, newsletters, and RSS, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube links at www.nyseagrant.org.

The Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York; Burke’s Marina, Raquette Lake; Lehr Engines; and BoatersAdvantage.com are sponsoring the 2016 Discover Clean and Safe Boating campaign.

In addition to being named New York State Boating Educator of the Year in 2015, New York Sea Grant Discover Clean and Safe Boating campaign developer David G. White was recognized as National Association of State Boating Law Administrators Northern States Boating Educator of the Year in 2015.

New York Sea Grant is one of 33 university-based programs under the National Sea Grant College Program of NOAA. The Program engages the nation’s top universities in conducting scientific research, education, training, and extension projects designed to foster science-based decisions about the use and conversation of aquatic resources. New York Sea Grant has been promoting coastal vitality, environmental sustainability, and citizen awareness about New York’s marine and Great Lakes resources since 1971.








Today's  Quote  June 1/2016

“I may be as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.”
Walt Whitman

7 pile's
I do not know is anyone realizes this but those seven piles of gravel stretched from Medspar to rt 11 by the bridge along the tracks that stretched behind rice road. Back then they had those piles all along the tracks, because in 1994, the beaver’s flooded the area and the tracks were submerged under the water, the piles were 25 feet high and were used to raise the tracks. Red mill is right behind the location to where Bohrer had his shop. Thank you for the clearing up of the Sally’s, too many Sally’s. But the way it comes out is far worse. If Sally Brook’s is the one tied to Biven’s that is far worse than being tied to the psychic. There is defiantly something wrong with this entire picture.
                                                                                                                                 June 1/16

Murtaugh, must be getting desperate he has a fake facebook page up and is harassing anyone is support of Gary Thibodeau...pathetic, get a life Murtaugh. On this page, he has tapped in to other's personal account's and posted them, ILLEGAL!!!
                                                                                                                                 June 1/16

Death from above

This afternoon while watching my grandchildren play in our yard on east 10th St. we all watched a rather large drone flying back and forth above our house doing low flying aerobatics, close enough to be of some concern moments later it took a sharp turn and hit our house at a very high rate of speed this turned out to be a very large drone the owner said it had a cost of over 11,000 dollars, my grandchildren played just 15 feet from its landing point the large propellers had to be stopped with a broom as it dug into our driveway just 6 ft. from our car. So while fun to watch be careful looking up, this drone was apparently being operated from Forts upper parking lot.

                                                                                                                                           June 1/16


They will not be fixing that with Lazer Bond
The NIKON D800 camera body goes for just over two grand by itself.


What is the voting tax paying population of the city of oswego ?
Please, break it down. Please break it down to the people that work for the school dist . Please breal it down to all the teachers that are inside the city, outside the city, outside the school dist, and outside the county ! Taxpayers have that right to know. Taxpayers also have the right to know what part of Oswego county reds. are on public asst. ( taxpayers monies ) . Let us see the break down !
                                                                                                                                 June 1/16


Re: Oswego Just Doesn't Get It....
I get it & I'm surely getting the f'k outta here because of it as I really can't beat them & I surely am not joining them; someone ought to forward your post to the f'n F.B.I. the second one portion of it comes to pass!
                                                                                                                                 June 1/16

todays the 31st lol
How come Mcgrath gets away with no permit or no nothing for his new
roofing over his silly little bar? Does anyone remember him saying it
was just for a temporary roof--- anyone seen it latley--- HTF does that
work ? Not only that but check out the pitch of the roof--- it all will
drain right into where the alterations shop used to be -- nice job
sparky! -- I can only hope if you pass through the pearly gates you are
marked return to hell.
                                                                                                                                 June 1/16

OOOPS! Must have had too much root beer.

One Oz's best cabbies
On 9/23/14 at 1:13 p.m., John F. Gibson, 38, of 281 CR 20, Oswego, NY was arrested in the City of Oswego based on an arrest warrant issued out by the United States District Court in Syracuse. Mr. Gibson was turned over to the United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force for further processing.

On 4/18/13 at 10:51 a.m., John F. Gibson, 37, of 281 CR 20, Oswego, was arrested for 5 counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child stemming from an incident that occurred in the Town of Oswego when he allegedly engaged in a verbal and physical disagreement with an individual in the presence of the victims. Mr. Gibson was released on an appearance ticket, returnable to the Town of Oswego Court on 4/22/13.

                                                                                                                                           June 1/16

Murtaugh comment
Is it fair to say that the Murtagh’s have been scaring people away from publically commenting because of the fear of legal action? Haven’t they run out of money yet to afford constant representation? Lol Seems like extreme measures to take for being innocent of the rumors…..(yet to be verified).
                                                                                                                                 June 1/16

Very odd
Has Heidi family ever asked how or why Trudie the psychic they called in, was making rounds with Bohrer ? Trudy died by a suicide and was found burned in her car. Was still tied to Bohrer. Bohrer was living down with her and eventually she did not want him there. She had him leave. But her death is a suicide. But something about her house burning also I do not know if she had her car possibly in a basement or attached garage. I only know these few things about the one psychic and how she died in Pennsylvania.
                                                                                                                                 June 1/16


RE: Oz Dosen't Get It

Nobody enjoys a good screwing in the a$$ more than the Ozwego taxpayer.

                                                                                                                                           June 1/16

Strange moves!!!
Does Murtagh have nothing better to do than to track down the names of under aged kids in the Thibodeau family? Get a life Murtagh and leave the kids alone.
                                                                                                                                 June 1/16

Too many Sally's
Very confusing on psychics, thank you for the clearing up. Too many Sally's. Odd those piles of gravel the real sally spoke of were piled high along the railroad tracks back then. One pile sat across the road from medspar, Bohrer propety. Which red mill runs behind medspar and 69 runs in front of medspar. How odd. Back then the railroad piled piles n piles or large stone gravel along the tracks. They went down the tracks that runs thru the woods along rice road. I am pretty sure due to the swampy area. As in 1994 the beavers built up their damn and it flooded the railroad tracks.
                                                                                                                                 June 1/16


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Today's  Quote  May 11/2016


“Yes, there is possible danger. But on the other side, if it’s used responsibility we can work with it. This particular issue is no different than any other stuff that you have in your medicine cabinet,” he said. “We’re not talking about an airplane that is going to fly over and spread an Agent Orange type dust all over the city.”
Robert Corradino

You have not got a clue as to what the f**k you are talking about.

Wouldn't it be better to err on the side of caution?

Worst Case Scenario

Some fat lazy fireman spends $15,000 to sue the city for $12,000 and he wins.
Do you reall think some cheap chiseling Oswego fireman would spend that kind of money on a lawyer??????????

Best Case Scenario

The city has to eat a $12,000 contract and no one or no pet gets sick or dies from herbicide poisoning.

It should be a no f**king brainer.


Mayor Barlow was “looking for a consensus from the council on how to proceed”.


There is leadership at its finest. Waiting to see which way the wind is blowing.

We should do a DNA check to see if he is not really Gilligans son.

Not every part of Viet Nam was sprayed with the (
liquid ) agent Orange yet the Veterans Administration considers any veteran who set foot in the country to have been exposed.

When the Sokolove Lawfirm brings a class action suit against the City of Oswego it will say if you set foot in Oswego City parks you were exposed to the herbicide Roundup and may be entitled to a substantial settlement. Get the legal representation you  deserve call Sokolove Law.


“According to the city attorney, the resolution (to rescind) is in violation of the 2016 Rules of the Common Council”

But the mayor disposing of city property without council approval, awarding $25,000 contracts without seeking bids, and doing business with a city employee are not violations of the charter or anything else.



This Mayor, this City Attorney, this DPW Comissioner and this City Council

do not give a rats ass about the health and safety of the people of this community.

Kill Dem WeedsLemon Grove Blog

                                                                                                                                            May 11/16

After Lengthy Debate Council Takes No Action on Herbicide Spraying

                                                                                                                                            May 11/16

Watch key witness in Heidi Allen kidnapping case take lie detector (video)


                                                                                                                                            May 11/16

Dumb City Att.
This tells the aldermen, if you re-nig on this contract, the city will be sued! Tells the aldermen, if people get sick, city will be sued! The Taxpayers lose again! Lets try this, anything that might put the taxpayers at risk, goes out in news memos one month in advanced and have proper notice! After all, the aldermen are not talking to the taxpayers,and do not go thru the pall times only, other forms of media must be used because not everyone gets that paper or subscribes on line and it seems that the aldermen are not reaching out to the taxpayers, except the you man mr. g. good for him, someone is showing some backbone and listening to his people !
                                                                                                                                 May 11/16

School Board Election
I was going to vote for Aimee Callan, but after seeing yard signs with Bell/Callan,
I have changed my mind. If she has built a coalition with Bell, there is no way I could vote for her now. Jim Bell is right up Ballow's butt and was given a $25,000 no show job at City Hall. If he is running, it is not for the kids or the school, he is looking for something (job or himself, job for relative, and so on).
I think Amiee may have just lost her bid for school board by joining up with a guy like Bell; it is not good for her reputation. Sorry Aimee, you just lost my vote and maybe many more.
                                                                                                                                 May 11/16

Weed Killer
Hey ,this is simple, do not use it out of taxpayers concerns, voids contract! Health of the public over rides contract! Does this lawyer know anything ?
                                                                                                                                 May 11/16










Today's  Quote  May 10/2016

“We distinguish the excellent man from the common man by saying that the former is the one who makes great demands on himself,

and the latter who makes no demands on himself.”
Jose Ortega y Gasset

Bill Myer fooled us once
So Bill Myer is running for the school board again. Bill fooled us the first time he ran.
                                                                                                                                 May 10/16

Last time Bill ran, he quit after getting elected:

Why did Myer quit the board you ask? He quit so he could take the transportation supervisor job for the district which he failed miserably at and had to quit that too.

So why is Myer running again? Is he looking for an easier district job this time?

Myer fooled the taxpayers once. Don't let Myer fool you again.
                                                                                                                                 May 10/16


Re: Mayor Picture

A friend of mine went out with him a couple times last year and said mini was the best he could do.

                                                                                                                                            May 10/16

No Direction
There is NO reason why weed killer should be put down ! I would like to thank the one aldermen who said NO and I would loke to thank the one wish-wash aldermen for saying yes to the vote but said maybe we should vote on this again. And thank you board of education for cutting the year book ( since 1922 ) but added another administration job ! This is Not about the kids, this is about making sure that board of education is about being in the employment business and not in the education business !
                                                                                                                                 May 10/16


Schoolboard Mail
How come mail that is meant for schoolboard members ( and this could also be office memos ) are being brought to there homes by a school dist. employee? and, these members cannot get off are there lazy ass and go get it them selves ? And, are the cell phones used by the board of education members private? Or are the taxpayers paying for Them also ?
                                                                                                                                 May 10/16

City/County/State corruption
There is an old quote " Power tends to corruption and absolute power corrupts absolutely".
This is the very problem you have in the City, County and State. There is one thing that is a common link, they are all Republican, and have such a majority that the quote is right on target. So we have absolute corruption and the law that is in the Senate Committee, supported by the Legislature, is a perfect example of pure corruption.
                                                                                                                                 May 10/16

Rep. John Katko campaign contributions: Who is giving him money, how much?

                                                                                                                                            May 10/16

John Katko super pac

                                                                                                                                            May 10/16







Today's  Quote  May 9/2016

“Never kick a fresh turd on a hot day.”
Harry S Truman

Great Picture of our mayor
Looks like he has a mini hard on.
                                                                                                                                 May 9/16

Corruption runs rampart in the Oswego County Legislature and the NY Senate
Last fall, 5 legislators, Karasek (22), Hayes(10),Doyle( 3),Kastler (1),and Potter (2) all failed to meet their statutory obligation to file their Oath of Office as is required by law. All of them have held office for years and know the requirement. Failing to do so within 30 days of taking office removed them from their office and they were re-appointed by the Legislature to fill their vacated seats. Law requires that they now have to run for their seat again in 2016. That's the law.
"When a person appointed to an office fails to timely file his or her oath of office, neither notice or judicial procedure is necessary, and the office is automatically vacant and may be filled by a proper appointive power. Public officers failure to timely file oath of office creates vacancy by operation of the law which cannot be cured by late filing." In simple terms, these 5 legislators vacated their offices, were reappointed, and by law they have to run this year for that vacant seat.
Now our corrupt Legislature is introducing resolution # 6 this Thursday in support of the corruption being introduced by Senator Ritchie, Assemblymen Barclay and Oaks law S7009 to the Senate Committee to be voted on in the near future. This law is about corrupt as it gets.

Introduced by Sen. RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections

AN ACT relating to extending the time within which certain elected offi-
cers may file their oaths of office


Section 1. Notwithstanding any other law, rule, or regulation to the
contrary, any duly elected county legislator within the county of Oswego
that failed to take or file their respective oaths of office within the
statutorily prescribed period subsequent to the last county-wide
election shall continue to serve in such capacity and for the term from
January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2017 upon the taking and filing of
oaths of office consistent with section 402 of the county law, provided
such oaths are taken within 30 days of the effective date of this act.
Such county legislators that take and file their oaths of office within
30 days of the effective date of this act shall be deemed to have been
continuously serving in office since January 1, 2016.
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
Again in simple term, when this law is passed, (Ritchie, Barclay and Oaks) will have perpetrated on the State of New York and Oswego County a corrupt law, created for these five Legislators, basically ignoring the legal responsibilities, ignoring the requirement that they run for office this year, and they will be entitled to their lost wages for the month they had vacated their seats.
Here is the lame ass justification for this corrupt law:


An act relating to extending the time within which certain elected
officers may file their oaths of office


This bill would allow for those duly elected officials in Oswego
County in the most recent countywide election (November 2015), who
failed to timely file their oaths of office within the statutory
deadline, to properly cure that ministerial defect and serve out their
full two-year terms.


Section 1 The first section provides that for any duly elected
legislator in a county-wide race in the County of Oswego who failed to
timely take or file their respective oath of office, such legislators
will have an additional thirty day time frame from enactment of this
legislation to take and file their respective oaths of office. If such
elected legislators take and file their respective oaths of office in
the new thirty day timeframe, they will be deemed to have been in
their elected office since the commencement of their term (January 1,
2016) and shall remain in their respective office until the conclusion
of their term (December 31, 2017).

Section 2 sets forth an immediate effective date.


Under current law, once the term of a duly elected legislator begins,
such elected legislator has thirty days from commencement of their
term to take and file an oath of office. Failure to take and file an
oath of office in the thirty day time frame disqualifies the duly
elected legislator from serving in their office, thereby leaving the
office vacant. Pursuant to existing law, once a vacancy occurs, the
serving members of the county legislature may appoint someone to fill
the vacancy. However, the appointment is merely temporary until an
election can be held in the next-occurring November to fill the
remaining balance of that term of office.

On November 3rd, 2015, the voters of Oswego County elected County
Legislators. On January 5th, 2016, five of the elected legislators
took their respective oaths of office before State Supreme Court
Justice Norman W. Seiter, Jr. of the 5th Judicial District, and
thereafter assumed their official duties. Unfortunately however, they
failed to properly file their oaths of office in the County Clerk's
Office within the thirty day time frame required by law. In the
absence of such filing, they could not legally hold the offices they
had just been elected to by the voters.

In a spirit of collegiality, cooperation and out of respect for the
decision of Oswego County voters on Election Day, the serving Oswego
County Legislative Members appointed these five legislators to their
elected positions on February 16, 2016, to serve until December 31st,
2016, as permitted by law. As previously stated, however, without this
legislation these legislators would instead need to run again for
these elected offices this coming November in order to serve out the
remaining balance of a two-year term. This is an unforeseen,
unintended consequence of existing state law that should be
immediately corrected.

In addition, current law specifically states that an elected official
must "take and file" an oath of office within 30 days of beginning
their term or it shall be deemed a refusal to serve the office. At no
time did the legislators take any actions that would lead one to
believe they intended to refuse to serve in office. To the contrary,
on January 5, 2016, they publicly "took" their oaths of office clearly
manifesting their intent to assume the duties and responsibilities of
the offices they had been elected to in November. The only obstacle
to serving a full two-year term is their failure to "file" an oath of
office with the County Clerk in a timely manner - which was an
inadvertent clerical defect.

To now require these legislators to run in another election for the
remaining balance of a two-year term that seemingly has already been
granted by the Oswego County voters is unjust, unfair and an
unnecessary waste of taxpayers' time and money. Most importantly, it
has the potential to nullify the results of a fairly held election for
these legislators. Enacting this legislation would uphold the decision
of Oswego County voters, cure the ministerial defect, and preserve the
integrity of the electoral process.

Keep in mind this is a corrupt law ,that is going to be supported by a corrupt legislature, voted for by our Oswego County Corrupt Senator (Ritchie) and Assemblymen (Barclay and Oaks). After all it was only a ministerial defect, so the next time you are late paying your county taxes and they hit you with a late charge, just have Ritchie, Barclay and Oaks pass a law exempting you from the penalty because it was a ministerial defect on your part.
I know this is long, but read it and take heed, this county is sooo corrupt and if this law is enacted, we as the people who elected these corrupt people are as corrupt as they are and should have spoken out by calling your Senator, Assemblyman or Legislator and tell them NO MORE CORRUPTION, WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH...Remember, they are all up for re-election next year.
                                                                                                                                 May 9/16


                                                                                                                                            May 9/16

Major Conflict of interest........Chase Enterprises
Well, there it is, a fireman, who made$135,000 sucking down the overtime and comp time, who owns Chase Enterprises, is awarded a contract with the City of Oswego to poison our kids by spraying toxic cancer causing chemicals at our City Parks. Can we get anymore corrupt than this? Chase grabbed every bit of OT he could get, for that $135,000 pay check, now gets a contract to spry Round-up (Monsanto) in the playgrounds (yes, around the swings, slide and everywhere our children are playing), has the consent of the Common Council with one councilor (Walker) stating that what the hell, you have round-up in your garage, so what's the problem. Really Shawn!!! Then we have Tom Kells supporting it because he dos not want to use labor to weed-wack, he would rather spend tens of thousands of dollars removing a historical fence illegally and poison or kids with toxins. The amount money in labor and equipment used around City Hall ruining the looks of the building would have payed for 10 years of weed-wacking the parks and keeping our kids free of cancer causing chemicals .
Now we get to the fool of a City Attorney who is more concerned about breaking a contract with a fireman who is engaged in a conflict of interest with the city, rather than protecting out children , oh that's right , he is not concerned with children, you might want to look at his past history and ask why his wife left him? Now if the City Attorney takes Baby Barlow to the park to play, wouldn't he be concerned about the Baby playing in those toxic chemicals.
Now that we have a Board of Ethics with the Baby's hand picked suck-up board, and there is a major conflict, will any of our esteemed Councilors file charges? No, they will not, they are up to their ears in this corruption. That would mean they would all be in front on the dysfunctional Board of Ethics, which would declare it to be all legal and nothing needs to be done.
Way to go Oswego, put the Gosek Administration back in office, just the name has been change to Barlow, underage girls and all.
                                                                                                                                 May 9/16

When was this all of a sudden a four alarm fire ? If you aerate, then over seed ( and not with more dumb people ) this will yake about 7 to 10 years, it will look great ! And going into a business with a public employee and a health hazard, what are these people ( aldermen ) thinking ? And where is the city attorney in all this ? He has got to be dumber than a bag of rocks! And must of got his law degree from “ toys are us “ ! Yep, that a way to keep the stupid under the radar !
But in all fairness, We do need more wishy, washy aldermen ( cannot decide which way to vote )! At least the ONE aldermen that said NO, has got some backbone!
                                                                                                                                 May 9/16

School Board Vote
People please get out and vote in school election! Fran Hoefer is needed, that school board is a run away train. Stacked with teacher affiliated people it is like the fox is watching the hen house. Vote, vote Fran
                                                                                                                                 May 9/16

No pulse
In talking with others we have concluded to Cronie Council has no idea of what the regular Joe 6-pack wants or expects. The fact that according to the article in the link provided in an earlier post Gosek is the only one who saw this coming. The others just play follow the leader, or bribe, your choice. Would have loved to have seen Emmons vote. Being he runs Mother Earth Baby we could assume he would be anti poison in the parks. However to be up the a$$ of the machine, I am sorry - party faithful- he would have had to opt for the poison patrol. Ther is apparently a lot of Round Up at City Hall. Round Up investors in your own future I politics this is the Barlow way.
The article is clear anyone near a park or who uses a park and has a brain seems against spraying, maybe if the city officials actually talked to the people they would not get themselves in such deals where they make the City look worse than it does now to the world. Curious if Chase is the great sprayer in other place what are the names of these communities?
Are they good GOP cities where they are just donating to the right causes and getting contracts?
He used to drives drunks through your neighborhoods, until he ran some kid over. Now he will spray until someone gets cancer. See the trend self interest and greed. No interest in what's right except what's right for the few.
                                                                                                                                 May 9/16















Today's  Quote  May 7/2016

“Most people probably already have Roundup in their house”
Shawn Walker 

(Oswego Council president and spokesperson for Monsanto)

Dr. Phill
Allen displayed what a total ass he is. Next Friday is the dateline show, oz in the national spot light for all the wrong reasons, the more things change the more they stay the same.
                                                                                                                                 May 7/16

Just One Question
How much did Chase donate to Doughboys campaign???????????????
                                                                                                                                 May 7/16

2 questions

That dude in Syr can get a new trial, why can’t Gary?
Has anyone heard anymore on the accident on 481
between the motorcycle and the truck? Think it happened
where 481 and 45 cross.

                                                                                                                                            May 7/16

$25,000 Worth It Is Not
I see a lot of nice pictures a stupid shot of a little boy with his arms crossed and not much else. Where are the pictures of the department heads. How about a calendar of local events, a copy of the city code, zoning ordinance, local churches and hours of worship or is that asking too much. Glitz and glam primarily promoting businesses of Barlow supporters but just like Ozwego there is no real substance. You could go to just about any town or village in the state and get a more informative website. However those are meant to be informative while Ozwegos is meant to be self aggrandizing.
                                                                                                                                 May 7/16

15 Health Problems Linked to Monsanto's Roundup
Just because they sell it, doesn't mean it is safe.

                                                                                                                                            May 7/16

School Budget Voting
It's about time that voting on the School Budget has been moved away from all the Schools and Education Center to more NEUTRAL sites such as Churches, Town Halls and Fire Barns. This should make for a more level playing field as the teachers and board employees will no longer be able to vote at their place of employment! Last year the budget was voted in by the slimmest of margins. Gee, I WONDER WHY? How do you think they vote?
                                                                                                                                 May 7/16


Just so we are on the same page
Al Chase a city fireman owns a company and is going to do business for the city. Conflict of interest ?

So he and the Cronie Council cook up a scheme sure to stir up outrage. As no one spreads poison anymore where children play. So now the Cronies Council reconsiders, city gets sued. City Attorney settles with Chase. So everyone gets paid and the little guy who pays taxes gets it right in the can. Does that seem to sum it up?

Also why hire Chase does Tom Smells have guys a the DPW? Oh I forgot the firemen who work for Chase need a side job they can do to make sure they get to the next even nicer places outside the City. So when these moonlighting guys get hurt do they make sure they get to work so they can file disability on the City system?

Seems to me more like a fertilizer job the a herbicide program.
                                                                                                                                 May 7/16


Kill the weeds
This city and its officials are so fuc*ed up. We have so much weed that they want to give a chunck of change to a fireman to use the herbicide RoundUp at city parks, garage????, and fire depts. Are you fuc*ing serious? Councilors saying, everyone has it at home??? Not me! For the mayor and the council, as well, Carracolli. RoundUp has been listed as a cancer causing agent, and there are lawsuits up the ying yang. Look up RoundUp cancer, and the first hit is an ad for lawyer if you have used this product. Then, you'll see the dangers of this product and why. First, yea, we need to worry about weeds, give me a break! Secondly, just giving a fireman a hand out! Third, this shit is said to cause cancer with lawsuits now pending. So, let's spray it, so we the people of Oswego can sue the city for the use of it! Wake the fuc* up mayor, and clowns. None of you know what the fuc* your doing!


                                                                                                                                            May 7/16

Oswego City New Web Site
Move to Fulton Touch-Hxle if you don"t Like the Web Site
$25,000 well spent !
Good Job Mr. Barlow/Step-One
                                                                                                                                 May 7/16







Today's  Quote  May 6/2016

"Religion is the opium of the masses."
Karl Marx


Do You Want This Guy Spraying Hazardous Chemicals

In The Parks Where Your Children and Pets Play?


Council Poised To Reconsider Herbicide Vote
Council awarding contract to fireman's business, ???????

Oswego City New Web Site, are you kidding me, $25,000 for that joke
The new web site isn't any better than the old one, so the city could have saved $25,000. I guess when you contribute to Baby Barlow's campaign like "Step one Creative", you get a $25,000 payback for a shit job.
I went there today and the fist thing you have to endure is a picture of Baby Barlow with his arms crossed like he is modeling his new too tight suit, with a stupid flower in the lapel and that dumb look on his face. ( the look matches his intelligence)
Most of the tabs have very little information, or say that information is coming which by the looks of most of the tabs, you will get a simple little statement about nothing. Then when you get on a tab and that loop of pictures change, it moves the information you are looking at and you can see half the page and half the picture. real professional!
When you want to go to another tab, it takes you to the home page, a picture of city hall, then a tab to try to get the info.
This is a total mess and Step One Creative should be ashamed of the site , but when you get $25,000 for a donation, did they really care about the quality of the web site.
I can get more information about the city from the Internet than what that piece of trash offers. It will be the last time I will waste my time going to that shit site called the Oswego City Web Site.
                                                                                                                                 May 6/16

Allen Manwaring
Saw Allen manwaring on Dr. phil,what a train wreck.He still blames everyone else for his actions.

                                                                                                                                            May 6/16


Manwaring And Dr. Phill

Got to see two pathetic people taking up space and wasting the air that might have been used to inflate colored condoms.
                                                                                                                                 May 6/16

Feds charge Oswego landlord for not allowing tenant to have dog for emotional support


                                                                                                                                            May 6/16

Oswego Mayor Proposes New Sewer Rate Schedule
Gosek drove Hammermill out with increased sewer taxes and Barlow is going to pick up where he left off.

                                                                                                                                            May 6/16


I Was Framed
Allen just go out in the woods somewhere and hang yourself.

Put yourself out of everyonelses misery.
                                                                                                                                 May 6/16




Today's  Quote  May 4-5/2016

“Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True.

And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona. Not all holes, or games, are created equal.”
George F. Will


New possible suspect in Heidi Allen kidnapping arrested on parole violation


On 5/4/16 at 12:32 a.m., Roger L. Breckenridge, 47, of 592 Baum Road, Hastings, was arrested at his residence based on an arrest warrant issued by New York State Parole.
Mr. Breckenridge was transported to the OCJ to await further processing.
                                                                                                                                 May 4-5/16



OFD Privacy Practices:
If you actually read the privacy practice, it states that they will only use your information for marketing with your written consent. Always so quick to jump on a negative band wagon about everyone. Do your research!

                                                                                                                                            May 4-5/16


I did read it all and obviously we are not reading from the same document. Nowhere did I read the words "they will only use your information for marketing with your written consent".


The following are three quotes from the document on the new city website.








The use of the word MAY as in "We may contact you" is arbitrary and  capricious as in, we may contact you if we feel like it. It is not definitive as in we shall or we will contact you. One might even define the use of the word "may" as being a negative especially when being used by a member of the OFD!.




The key phrase is "OTHER THAN THOSE LISTED ABOVE". This means all disclosures listed above that paragraph including *** "fundraising"*** do not require written authorization.


Once your information is shared with "another organization" you can kiss any, right to privacy you thought you might have, goodbye!


Please feel free to send a link to the document you are reading from.


SOMETIMES:      People lie, cheat and steal.


ALWAYS:              Oswego Firemen are always liars, cheats and thieves.


NEVER:                  Never trust and Oswego Fireman.



School Teachers Coaching
Why not ask why they ( teachers ) love coaching ? $ 10,000.00 per sport! They must be taking this play right from the Oswego fire dept. play book! And why is pete myles still there ? With sports being cut, the taxpayers can say GOODBYE to the AD, his asst, and the asst. to the asst. , heck, that has got to save $ 190,000.00 plus benefits per year!
                                                                                                                                 May 4-5/16

Simple, all business and rental properties should have water meters. With flat rates, there is no system of checks and balances to control wasteful usage.
Too bad that the current form of “meters” is not working on the schoolboard members ( they must be defective )!
                                                                                                                                 May 4-5/16

Everyone should have a meter and pay their fair share. When a senior citizen living alone pays the same rate as a family of 4, 6, 8 or eight that is not equitable or just. The current system would never withstand a challenge in court.

Doing Some Math
If the school dist. has to do make up and raise taxes 2.5 % , then Why not cut more fat ( people that are just there to suck up a pay check ) Cut at least seven more bullsh!t Jobs. Grow some balls and do some REAL HOUSECLEANING. And to the hockey mom, send your son to a private school for hockey, it is only around $ 75, 000.00 per year ! Good Luck, I hope you have deep pockets, because the taxpayers well has run dry! I hope his math and English skills will carry him into the future!
                                                                                                                                 May 4-5/16


Please Come Forward


                                                                                                                                            May 4-5/16







Today's  Quote  May 3/2016

“There are only two things a child will share willingly: communicable diseases and his mother's age”
Benjamin Spock


Barking Dog
The dog is left out in the cold or hot weather for hours at a time and the house is right on the river with billions of mosquitoes. No wonder it barks. Anyone that would mistreat a pet like that would do the same to a child. The poster should have reported it to the SPCA instead of bitching on a web site.
                                                                                                                                 May 3/16

It was Cutros fathers house where Theresa McGrath OD'd. Cutro Jr was the first one on the scene. There was no investigation.
                                                                                                                                 May 3/16

Rt 57 Dog
It’s Dunsmoor’s dog. Good luck getting something done about it. I live down the road and we can only hear it when we go out on the back porch. The people over on Rt 48 must hear it real good.
                                                                                                                                 May 3/16







Today's  Quote  May 2/2016

"Men may change their climate, but they cannot change their nature.

A man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense."
Joseph Addison

OFD Privacy Practices
Ever been in an accident, had a fire or called an ambulance?
Here is what the OFD is doing with your private information.

They are using it for fundraising purposes as well as giving trading or selling it to telemarketers.


This policy is subject to change without notice.
                                                                                                                                 May 2/16

Round 2...
Just got my 2nd water/sewer bill in the mail. A big shout-out to the electric eel for being the catalyst causing such high rates around here for everyone.
                                                                                                                                 May 2/16

Careful what you say about Cutro he could be Barlolws father in law if the latex doesn't hold

With Barlow having "Little Man Syndrome" and slapping her around, she would be wise to dump the "little man" for someone she will not have a life time of abuse from. I'm surprised that this fireman allowed something like what was reported to have happened at the sting, to go unpunished, but then, the "Little Man" is his boss.
                                                                                                                                 May 2/16

Barking Dog
Those people are either drunk or high 24-7. They probably don’t remember the dog is outside half the time.
                                                                                                                                 May 2/16

I can't understand why rules are made. When the rule is you must have 100 signatures to get on the ballot then that is what you need. If you can get written in then anyone in the city can get written in, then why do the others have to go get the signatures? the rule is 100 signatures....., and 99 is not 100. I guess she did not do her homework, just like she did not do her homework for the last 6 years. As far as I know she did absolutely nothing for the Oswego school district. My opinion is why elect the same people that have done nothing . Put different people on that want to do the job, and have ideas how to help the district. Miss Kathy as usual had someone else do her work, as usual, and it came back in her face. The rule is 100 people and not 99......she can not win with write in's. if so every person in the city of Oswego can write their name in, and for what? no signatures which is the ticket to the ballot.....
                                                                                                                                 May 2/16

Schoolboard Cuting But Asking 2.5% Increase !
So next year is another 5 to 6 mil. cut in the Schoolboard budget, but they are asking for taxpayers to kick out monies for this year! What is the next part of this game next year? Another money grab? How is this game being played out? Once again, people being voted in ( schoolboard ) with NO ability to see more than one year at a time .
Maybe the Schoolboard should go to Fulton, NY and ask them how they do it with less money! Sorry kids, sounds like the music and language dept. are next and then the year after that, no year book and the price of lunches will be $ 5.00 per day! Maybe the Schooboard should ask Centro for a price to move the students around!
Sorry Mr. H, all your jumping up and down is not going to save this one. Greed is coming right back and going to bite us right is the a$$, it will hurt the most for the ones who take the most!
                                                                                                                                 May 2/16

Wasn’t it Cutro’s house where McGrath’s sister overdosed and died?
                                                                                                                                 May 2/16

dog complaint
Don’t blame the dog because of the stupid owner. Dogs bark for a reason; fear, being left alone, pain, hunger etc. Dogs are pack animals and should be with their owners, not left outside all night (and last night was raining). If you can’t find room in your house or your heart for a dog who gives you unconditional love you don’t deserve one. The more people I meet, the more I love my dog.
                                                                                                                                 May 2/16

So many slumlords let there propertys go to where students wont rent them so they got community development to bring in HUDDERS to fill them. Now the schools are loaded with there kids an they get free breakfast lunch an snacks. There idea of sports is breaking an entering
                                                                                                                                 May 2/16








Today's  Quote  May 1/2016

“Ninety-nine percent of the world's lovers are not with their first choice. That's what makes the jukebox play.”
Willie Nelson


Well it's 9:09 and the dog on old East River Road Rt. 57 has already started barking. Last night your FRICKING dog barked from 1 a.m. until 6 this morning. Am I the only person who hears the SOB.
WHO do you CALL about this dog? Does the dog catcher come in the middle of night? I know who's house the woof, woof, woof, 24/7 is coming from and I will be posting a picture of your home this week along with name.............THE NEIGHBOR WHO HATES YOUR GUTS!!!!

                                                                                                                                            May 1/16


New website
Just left the new city website, the pics are great but stop the
slideshow, it's a real pain in the ass trying to read wee Willys pearls
of wisdom and endless back patting when the screen is switching every
few seconds. Wonder who is writing his comments for him.
                                                                                                                                 May 1/16

Careful what you say about Cutro he could be Barlolws father in law if the latex dosen’t hold.
                                                                                                                                 May 1/16

Outage 2016
Good news the outage is almost complete so we won't be hassled with those out of towners, and those "know it all's" wink wink.
                                                                                                                                 May 1/16

Oath of Office - Republicans circumvent the Law again
The five dumb Republican County Legislators that failed to file their Oath of Office Cards with the County Clerk are not going to have to run for office again this year, even though, that is what the law requires. Mr. Potter, Mr. Hayes, Mr. Doyle, Mr. Karasek and Mrs. Kastler, failed to file Oath Cards, were re-appointed to their seats for the balance of 2016, and by law were required to re-run for their seats in 2017.
Now there is a move to have the Legislature pass a resolution to be sent to Senator Ritchie, and Assemblymen Barclay and Oaks, to have the law changed in Albany, for one year, for Oswego County , for these five dopes, so they will not have to run this year, circumventing the law.
It seems typical of the Oswego County Republicans, that breaking the laws whenever they please is common place. This is right in your face corruption being done by Ritchie, Barclay and Oaks with no regard for the law.
I am sure, if it were five Democrats that were stupid enough to not send in their Oath Cards they would be running again, or better yet, the Republicans would not have re-appointed them and put five more of their corrupt friends on the county legislature.
We wonder why we are called the most corrupt county in the state, wonder no more!
                                                                                                                                 May 1/16

Britt Hill
The people on Britt Hill pay a lot in taxes, so they should get all the city has to offer, just one question, why was the developer getting away with improper site elevations and drainage? Does this city have a engineering dept. or a pay check collection dept. ?
                                                                                                                                 May 1/16


                                                                                                                                            May 1/16








Tuesday, April 19, 2016 5:17 PM

"Mitch" <mitchlabaff1@aim.com>
I've been sitting here listening to stories about your bullshit for the past hour. You're a fucking dumbass. My name is Mitchell LaBouef. Post this to your pussy little site if you want. Ill see you in person at some point.





When you get up enough liquid courage be sure and get a gun and lots of ammo because you are going to need it.






Tuesday, April 19, 2016 7:31 PM
"Mitch Labouef" <mitchlabaff1@aol.com>
Lololololol of course you don't say your name. Aren't you in your mid 60s and completely out of shape? You're comical.

Sent from my iPhone





Let mew guess, you are the 24 year old son of that retired bloodsucking hero that lives on the Miner Road in Scriba.






I would be more interested in meeting the gutless coward that has been pissing in your ear for an hour. Nevertheless this comical, mid 60s out of shape, Viet Nam Vet is waiting your arrival, at some point.







Looks like SUNY Ozwego is going for the school with the highest drug rate and crime rate.



                                                                                                                           Jan 11/16



Neither the Federal nor the State governments

have ever mandated that the City of Oswego

raise its water or sewer rates.

Anyone who says they did is a F**KING LIAR!!!!!!








Today's Quote  August 6/15

“It's your life. Live it with people who are alive. It tends to be contagious.”
Peter McWilliams


Oswego Firefighter Sentenced

Last night in Minetto Town Court Oswego firefighter and former Minetto fire chief Joe Smegelsky Jr. received the maximum sentence of $1000 and two years probation despite arguments from the District Attorney Greg Oaks and defense lawyer Timothy Kirwan. They had hoped for a lesser sentence but based on information in Smegelsky's pre sentencing report the maximum punishment was handed down.


An audit by the State Comptrollers office found that Smegelsky had taken funds and used a department credit card to purchase a handgun, automotive parts and assorted items. He also created a fictitious company which sold fire equipment from undisclosed sources to the Minetto Department. District Attorney Oaks repeatedly argued for special treatment because Smegelsky had paid back slightly less than half of what the Comptrollers office found. However the fact remains he paid nothing back until he was caught.



Joeseph Smegelsky Jr.


Below is a copy of the District Attorney's plea bargain and his explaination of how they arrived at it.

If you enjoy fiction you will love this.








Today's Quote, January 26/15

"I am not an enemy of the negro, we want him here among us; he is the only laboring class we have."
Nathan Bedford Forrest


One week ago we celebrated Martin Luther King Day. I am sure members of the Ozwego Fire Department seized the opportunity to rack up some double overtime but that is about the only use they have for non-whites.

Since its inception in 1876 the Oswego Fire Department has been as white as the driven snow, with respect to the color of its members that is. In its 139 year history there has never been an Asian, Black or Hispanic member. If you think this somehow reflects the population then you better take off your blinders. Oswego’s elected officials and Personnel Department have long allowed department members to live as far away as Montour Falls, Watertown, and Groton. There is no way you can cast a net that far and say, that population is reflected by our department.

In the late 1980’s there was young Black man working for the local cable company who sometimes frequented the Fire House Tavern as did members of the OFD. The firefighters exam had been announced and he was asking some of the OFD members if they thought he had a chance of getting in. He received all kinds of encouragement while he was there but after he left I overheard two of the Heroes chuckling and say no way they were going to let him in the department. “We have Guinias and Polocks and that is as integrated as we are going to get.” I do not know if the man ever took the test but the fact is that department remains as segregated as the day it was formed. They are allowed to operate as their own little fiefdom picking and choosing their own white membership and no one has the balls to put a stop to it.

The next time our Senators and Congressmen come around for their photo ops with our Hero Department we should all point out to the national media how they are supporting a racist organization. Perhaps we should ask the NAACP how this has been overlooked by their organization for so long.
                                                                                                                            Jan 26/15





Joseph Smegelsky


Audit of Minetto fire chief charged with misusing $22K in funds for guns, motorcycle parts completed
"This individual had keys to the cash register and went on a spending spree with the fire company's money," DiNapoli said in a statement.


                                                                                                                    Dec 20/14

Today's Quote, July 2/14


“Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.”
G. K. Chesterton


Oswego's finest screwing the taxpayers once again spotted at Dicks Sporting Goods in Great Northern Mall on 6/22/14.....didn't know they sold food there....or were they perhaps getting a new set up clubs at our expense??? Would still like to see the tab for the turning stone "conference" they went to....a whole weekend at the turning stone??? meals, rooms, drinks, etc???? The worst part is it will never change. No matter who is mayor they will always be controlled by the f.d. and no one will run against our current council members. Oswego has become homeowners to few (I stand corrected good homeowners) and is a city full of renters.
                                                                                                                    July 2/14

That was probably just Smegelsky picking up some guns. They should be checking the video at Dicks to see who was with him. That hero should be arrested too.
                                                                                                                    July 2/14

Minetto Chief
People like that are paranpiod about someone else stealing what they just stole so naturally he would need to get a gun to protect all his or should I say our stuff.
                                                                                                                    July 2/14


Ambulance Numbers

Yes, they are not as correct as they should be as I left off the 2 additional firemen that go out on Ambulance #2 and many of the other expenses that can be attributed to the ambulance service . In reality here is a $300,000 loss each year without he expense of a new ambulance. The point is, we will never make a profit on this service; have a fully qualified ambulance located in Oswego (Menter) that can handle all emergencies; could cut 15 men from the department with all their benefits and return $2,000,000 to the taxpayers; while cutting the long term obligation of retirement and the padding of such for years to come.
Unfortunately, the obtuse Mayor, Council, and most of all ,Fire Chief, have another agenda and it is not in the best interest of he taxpayers. McCrobie probably was, at one time, a good fireman, but as a chief and leader lacks in total credibility. The way overtime is handed out only shows that he is helping to bump up he retirement of the soon to retire firemen by thousands of taxpayers dollars. There is a belief that hey will all get their turn is the OT merry-go-round, but the fact is, the tier 6 firemen will never see that benefit. The new anti padding law passed and signed by he governor will not allow tier 6 employees to add any more than $15,000 to their retirement benefits, and they will now have to go for the last 5 years instead of 3. If I were a tier 6, I would tell the tier 5's to stick their $50.00 they pay for the OT and start taking their share of the OT, because it will all be ending when all the tier 5's retire.
                                                                                                                    July 2/14

Minetto Fire Chief
I asked a few weeks ago if anybody knew what was going on with Minetto's Fire Chief well here you go.
Stole $20,000 from the fire department. I'm going to guess he possibly stole more since he's being held with no bail. Coinsedently though he just bought a piece of property behind his own for $20,000. Don't believe me? Here's the property taxes. Coincident? You should take a drive by his property to check it out. Constantly cars & trucks are being 'stored' there and then disappear. Camper was there for a whole summer now that's gone. I even seen the Minetto's fire truck pull up to his vacant property hook on a utility trailer with all the fireman in it and take off. Now Minetto Fire Dept has plenty of property to store at their station. Why would they use his? I offend wondered why a property owner who only has 1/4 acre of grass need a 0 point turn lawn mower? Probably the fire departments.


                                                                                                                    July 2/14




Reporting Welfare Fraud
If you suspect, or have knowledge of a social services client fraudulently receiving assistance from Public Assistance, Food Stamps or Home Energy Assistance (HEAP), you should report it to the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance.




Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force 



Secret Service Electronic Crime Task Force




RE: Oswego Corruption
Here are some places you should send your complaints.
Do not waste your time with the county DAs office.

Office of the State Comptroller

Division of Investigations
59 Maiden Lane
30th Floor
New York, N.Y. 10038
212-383- 2502



Office of the State Comptroller
Division of Investigations
110 State Street

Albany, N.Y.   12236-0001


New York State Office of the Attorney General
Public Integrity Unit
120 Broadway, 22nd Floor
New York, N.Y. 10271



New York State Reigonal Office of the Attorney General
615 Erie Boulevard West, Suite 102
Syracuse, NY 13204
Phone Number: (315)448-4800

Consumer Frauds Number: (315)448-4848
Fax Numers:
(315)448-4853 (Main Number)
(315)448-4851 (Consumer Frauds Bureau)
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday

United States Justice Department
Organized Crime & Racketeering
James Handley Federal Building
Syracuse, N.Y. 13261

Federal Bureau of Investigation
James Handley Federal Building
Syracuse, N.Y. 13261

New York State Police
1220 Washington Avenue
Building 22
Albany, NY 12226-2252


New York State Police
Fulton, NY

6 East 12th Street,

Fulton, NY 13069



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