"Words are alive; cut them and they bleed."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Amazing that someone so rich and famous (infamous?) has to cheat an old woman. Don’t you have a Mother? Shame on you!
Broadwell's Wannabe Irish "Mob" Declares War? Never
Is the Broadwell gang really going after our very own Italian "mob boss",
T.C.? If so, Good Luck and Fat Chance! The city has already covered up his ARSON MURDER, loansharking and other schemes. After all he's just another Oz "businessman" and business is more important than human life.
The "suspected" arsonist, J.M., was known to law enforcement at the time. He was arrested by OPD officer B. on an unrelated assault charge about a year and a half prior to the fatal arson fire. It seems that J.M. beat the shit out of officer B.s younger brother.
There was also an attempted arson that same summer, while J.M. was living in the building himself! Witnesses saw J.M. leave the building 5 minutes before the 1st STAIRWELL fire started! The OFD should also have a record of the FIRST STAIRWELL fire, unless destroying the arrest and fire records was a "paid for" service? Why do I say that? T.C. paid the Wet Paint Co. $1,200.00 to paint the house of OPD officer, M.F., very shortly after the 1st arson attempt!
I emphasize stairwell because there is no naturally occurring reason for a stairwell to burst into flames, especially not twice in 2 years. Stairwells are however the arsonist's first choice if they want the building to go up fast!
Its not widely known but the Republicans have been stealing property all over the county for years. They control the courts and all county offices.
With the help of a Baldwinsville Surveyor and a friendly abstract company one Oswego Lawyer has made a career of it. Everything from finding the "wiggle room" on a survey to outright boundary manipulation are just some of his specialties.
Gary Thibodeau juror rumor
The rumor about Sally Brooks’ mother being on the jury is True. Course the mother had a different last name.
The connection is pretty evident with a little research. Does it really matter if Sally didn’t testify? No one seemed to care that the Cowen’s were friends with Bivens. Mr. and Mrs. Cowens testified and so did Bivens. As a matter of Fact, Mrs. Cowen refused to speak with the Defense investigator back in 1994/1995.
Today's Quote May 25/2016
“A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night,
and in between he does what he wants to do.”
Now that this little upstart is on some do nothing committee to Revitalize down town, word has it that he tried to take the lot behind CAM'S Pizzeria because the owner was behind on one year of taxes. Said it was for "City Beautification" really! Shane should learn the law, a property can be in the arrears for three years before it goes to auction.
If you look at that committee, it is a lot of retreads that Barlow has an obligation to. What a collection...T Schiediner, K Caracoloi, and his divorced wife (surprised she would work on a committee that her husband is oig surpises me n after what he did to her...babysitter), Shane Broadwell, and a few others that think they have the answers. More Bull$hit do nothing committees. Oz will never learn!
I can hardly wait till Shane starts taking property in the name of the County Land Bank and gives them to his slumlord friends....nothing surprises me when it comes to this group of thief's.
Today's Quote May 24/2016
"The problem with beauty is that it's like being born rich and getting poorer."
Only In Then Land Of Oz
Do you find it funny that the FBI profiler was never used, in the Heidi case, and that it did not match. But the Sheriffs used a psychic and felt strongly about the psychic being reliable that thry used it helped fight Gary's appeals? Is it also true that Bohrer has seemed to up and take off the day after dateline aired? Only in the land of OZ does a psychic has more ability than a top FBI official.
Sheriff Ruell Todd
Did anyone else think Sheriff Ruell Todd looked and sounded, in the date line interview, mildly restarted? I was kind of embarrassed to say I was from Oswego County
Dogs and HABs: Harmful Algal Blooms: NY Sea Grant Shares Risk Reminder for Pet Owners
Oswego, NY; May 23, 2016. As air and water temperatures warm, New York Sea Grant is reminding people with dogs tht enjoy waterfront areas about the health risk posed by harmful algal blooms or HABs. Freshwater HABs are overgrowths of blue-green algae, known as cyanobacteria, that impact water quality and may produce deadly toxins.
David B. MacNeill, a New York Sea Grant Fisheries Specialist based in Oswego, NY, developed a Dogs and Harmful Algal Blooms Fact Sheet after learning of increasing reports of canine illness and deaths in areas impacted by algal blooms.
The Dogs and Harmful Algal Blooms Fact Sheet, online at www.seagrant.sunysb.edu/btide/pdfs/HABsFactSheet-0814.pdf, answers these critical questions:
. What are harmful algal blooms
. When are HABS most likely to occur
. What do HABs look like
. How do you know if HAB toxins are present
. What are signs of possible cyanobacterial poisoning in dogs
. How can you reduce the risk to dogs from cyanobacterial toxins
. How can I report a possible HAB in New York State, and
. How can I reach a 24-Hour Pet Poison Hotline.
‘Harmful algal blooms are an issue that impacts the entire Great Lakes region. Dog owners need to be more aware of the potential risk from HABs and learn ways to reduce that risk to protect their pets. An ounce of prevention is definitely worth a pound of cure where dogs and HABs are concerned,’ said MacNeill.
Cyanobacteria can produce toxins that can impact liver function, disrupt the nervous system, and cause skin irritation in dogs that ingest the toxins from drinking from lakes, ponds, and mudholes along infected waters; from cleaning wet fur; and from eating waterfront debris.
To develop the Dogs and Harmful Algal Blooms Fact Sheet, MacNeill enlisted the aid of veterinarians and toxicologists with the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, US Environmental Protection Agency, NOAA National Ocean Service, the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, and Sea Grant Network colleagues.
MacNeill has organized several workshops to broaden the science and understanding of HABS by coastal stakeholders, including researchers, waterfront resource managers, community and public health leaders, marina operators and other business owners, and sportsmen and citizen groups.
‘The more we know and share about harmful algal blooms and their impact, the better we can address coordinated ways to minimize that impact on people, animals, the environment, and coastal communities,’ MacNeill said.
New York Sea Grant maintains Great Lakes offices in Buffalo, Newark, and Oswego, NY. For updates on New York Sea Grant activities, www.nyseagrant.org has RSS, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube links.
Was it the legislator or his aged daddy.
Daddy has been a thief from way back.
Minetto Waterfront Lots for a Buck
Why steal from an old lady when up in Minetto you can get 75' of
waterfront for a buck? Prime real estate, no taxes, just up the
road........you dirty bunch of thieves.
May Karma Kill Everyone of You..............xoxoxoxo
Lead in the water in SUCO's old plumbing and buildings? You'll never know. The day care center and the union both asked EHS for results of lead tests & they were given test results for the city water supply. EHS says they don't have to test individual buildings & they're not going to. Tired of beating your head against the wall yet A.S.?
Today's Quote May 23/2016
“Until you value yourself, you won't value your time.
Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.”
M. Scott Peck
Property stolen from 85 Year old Lady by Legislator
Who was the legislator that ripped off an 85 year old lady of 75 feet of water front property because she allowed him to use it to get to the lake for 10 years. Seems they do not come any lower than this guy. Word has it that he and his family have been ripping off the city for years and has left a gapping hole on East 1st and Utica. Use your imagination and you can figure out who it was. Just think Cocky and arrogant!
Today's Quote May 22/2016
“Man never thinks himself happy, but when he enjoys those things which others want or desire”
supt. of schools pay cut
Ask what was offered to G and the out going hack, and it will show that Mr. G Did not take a pay cut ! once again, BOE are either stupid and do not understand math or are good at lying, which seems to be the norm if you are a aldermen or city atty. Time to start using I.Q. tests or playing cards ( joker does not count, although there are many )!
Today's Quote May 21/2016
"Laws are spider webs through which the big
flies pass and the little ones get caught."
Honore de Balzac
The only person that looked guilty was Todd
The Sheriff doth protest too much, methinks.
A little righteous indignation goes a long way but when you go berserk it
only invites suspicion.
I was very disappointed
that they never got into the conflicting stories deputies told about Heidi
being an informant. I sure hope there is a follow up.
I Got It Moe
Len Ponzi told you Gary did it so you are sticking to your story.
Dateline Heidi Allen story
Ruel Todd is a lying piece of shit ! He is the lowest form of scum, like
the slim on the wall of a septic tank.
Osw county sheriff's dept has lied through their teeth and continues to
cover up their fu*k ups.
They never had a shred of evidence that Gary had anything to do with
Again, RUEL TODD IS A LYING PIECE OF SH!T !!!!
Anybody that has so much faith in oswego county justice and lawenforcment
is a fool.
Today's Quote May 20/2016
“Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone;
but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.”
Fly-In Pancake Breakfast
$8.00, $7.00 for veterans, $4.00 kids under 12
Enjoy pancakes, French toast, sausage, eggs, home fries, homemade donuts, coffee, juice, milk. All you can eat.
Oswego Little League 5K Run/Walk
Oswego Little League will be hosting the third annual 5K Run/Walk Friday June 3rd at 6:00pm. This year there will also be a Kids Fun Run for ages 12 and under which starts at 5:30pm. Register by May 19th to guarantee a race T-Shirt. Find us on Facebook by searching “Oswego Little League 5K 2016” for more details. To register, go to Register Here: Oswego Little League 5k .
Board of Education
Try working on a five year tax plan !
NEW FORT ONTARIO EXHIBIT OPENS MAY 21
A new orientation exhibit interpreting the history of Fort Ontario State Historic Site from the French and Indian War to the War on International Terrorism will open on Armed Forces Day, May 21.
A public ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception, hosted by the Friends of Fort Ontario, will begin at 1:00 p.m.
Admission to the fort will be free on Armed Forces Day from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
School Budget & Elections
This proves you can fool most of the people most of the time. Who REALLY runs this town?
Today's Quote May 19/2016
“In the building I live in on Park Avenue there are ten people who could buy the Yankees,
but none of them could hit the ball out of Yankee Stadium.”
Voting In Minetto
How many people went to vote in Minetto only to find out the voting place had been moved to the town of Oswego?
If Miles Becker had brain cancer he'd be dead in 30 seconds.
Schol Board and Budget
Made my usual futile trip to the polls. Don't know why I bother!
Bell-Callen Fraudster Candidates
Don't be fooled by the number of apparently School District "sponsored" campaign signs in front of HIGH VISIBILITY SLUMLORD hovels. The same evil force that greased us up for Barlow's "insertion" is behind these 2 morons. Were the signs placed ILLEGALLY on the swail (city property!) AND put there by the DPW? Will our pseudo-mayor be plastering the walls at City Hall with Trump posters? City Hall needs a good plumber to lay some lead pipe.
RE: School Taxes/Lottery
You are absolutely right to ask….WHERE DOES THIS MONEY GO?! I have asked this question repeatedly over the years, as I watched school taxes rise, while the services provided were reduce.
Programs are constantly being eliminated, yet it costs more money to keep the system solvent?.........BS. Just many more pockets for the money to fall into.
Government has always been a business, but now it is an industry run by so many “INVISIBLES” that so, so little of the money gets to where it belongs.
Another similar situation is in the charities that continue to cry for our support, while we see more people dying of horrible diseases, and our fellow citizens living under bridges and in large boxes, while the executives of the Red Cross and United Way live in the lap of luxury!........no legitimate oversight of the group or the individuals.
It’s ironic to read all the bitchi’n and whini’n from so many people about the city deteriorating and industry leaving……….when on the other hand, the bitchi’n and whini’n was about industry COMING to the city and bringing noise, people, traffic, youth and money!
Sorry to be the one to break this to ya, but you can NOT have it both ways!
FCC Documents Show Why Charter-Time Warner Merger Might Be Bad for Consumers
Oz's very own "Mini-Trump", Mayor Barlow, is awfully fond of self-promotion disguised as genuine concern for the residents of Oswego. We all know that he's only concerned for the 1% who own this decrepit canal stop of a city, that the other 99% of us (who actually live here) call home.
It seems that every time there's a TV camera within 200 miles Little Billy is on the air making political hay by promoting projects to benefit his handlers. I'd call them his cronies but they don't consider Billy an equal. Our Mayor isn't 1% material, he's just the stooge in their Ponzi scheme.
The only people who will benefit from these scams are the same ones who always do. His handlers will continue to get wealthy by walking on our backs.
As farmer Brown said, "the bigger the hay pile, the bigger the fire"
In 3 years Little Billy will officially be back among the 99%. Some of us have excellent memories and a fair understanding of legalese.
Little Billy is currently sitting on top of a big hay pile, playing with matches.
East side sewage plant
For decades cash cow for the inept Nussblunder and farce engineers from hell
Why wont this council hire a legitimate (honest engineer)???
Isnt it mandated in the charter
Lets hire an engineer
They really are useful
Oswego County Youth Among 29 Junior DAIRY LEADERS from 3 States to Graduate at 2016 Empire Farm Days
Cooper Fowler of Hannibal, NY, is among the 29 Junior DAIRY LEADERs, representing New York, Connecticut, and Vermont, who will graduate at the 2016 Empire Farm Days event in Seneca Falls, NY. The statewide program is for youth between the ages of 16 and 19 with an interest in learning more about career opportunities in the dairy industry and gaining hands-on experience in the field.
The Wednesday, August 10, 1:30 pm graduation ceremony in the Dairy Profit Seminar Center at Empire Farm Days at Rodman Lott & Son Farms, 2973 Route 414, Seneca Falls, provides the Junior DAIRY LEADERs with the opportunity to highlight their year-long experiences, demonstrating the dynamic aspects of dairy education and career options.
The Junior DAIRY LEADER Program begins in late September with a seven-day trip to Madison, WI, to tour dairies and agribusinesses, followed by attending the annual National 4-H Dairy Conference. Throughout the year, hands-on workshops offer learning opportunities on specific facets of the dairy industry, including veterinary science, dairy nutrition, production management, and on-farm production analysis, plus interaction with dairy producers, industry professionals, and other dairy-interested young people.
The Junior DAIRY LEADER class sponsors for 2016 are PRO-DAIRY, the Northeast Agricultural Education Foundation, Northeast Farm Credit AgEnhancement Program, Cargill Animal Nutrition, Northeast Ag and Feed Alliance, DEHM Associates, Genex/CRI, Select Sire Power, Cornell University Department of Animal Science, and New York’s dairy producers.
The 300-acre Empire Farm Days is the Northeast’s largest outdoor farm show. The event features crop and equipment demonstrations; tractors, trucks, and implements of all sizes and uses; Dairy Profit and other educational seminars; test drives; live cattle and horse demonstrations; farm safety and family life displays; and information booths by hundreds of agriculture-related vendors, organizations, colleges and associations.
Show hours are 9 am-5 pm on Tuesday, August 9 and Wednesday, August 10, and 9 am-4 pm on Thursday, August 11. Parking is $10 per vehicle. For daily schedules and more information visit www.empirefarmdays.com or call 877-697-7837.
Mental Midgets won
I could never understand the thought process of hiring or voting in lazy, bad at math Stupid people ! Are we having a contest to see who can put into office the stupidest people to serve the taxpayers ? Because if it is a contest, we have won it for a long time!
Why not put forth that if our elected do not keep under budget , that they pay the tax increase in there personal, business city, school, county, water ! Example : schoolboard wants to raise 2.5 % , Board of education members pay 5 % increase! City of Oswego, if you have a dumb ass lawyer that cannot set up a contract in which the city cannot back up , due to health issues , in court for violations( not doing his homework, but drives a nice buick ) then HE should pay because of his stupidty, not the taxpayers and WHY DO WE EVEN HAVE THIS WASTE OF SPACE representing the city of Oswego, ny! If you think we are in trouble now, wait to see how these JERK OFFS eat there ice cream cones !
Today's Quote May 18/2016
“The percentage of mistakes in quick decisions is no greater than in long-drawn-out vacillation,
and the effect of decisiveness itself 'makes things go' and creates confidence”
Anne O'Hare McCormick
What is wrong with these people. Callen and Bell REALLY !!!!! Look Out...
Bell really SUCKED up to Callen "Oh That wasnt in the packet"
Just what is Bell going to get outta all this... maybe a reality check that he really dosent know his ass from a 2x4
Funny observations regarding "Transportation" on May 16
LOL. Did this person who was willing to call someone out and be all brave and what-not, that didn’t even reveal who they were, start drinking in the middle of their little rant or did someone else take over the typing?
If you look again I think you will find that it was signed.
Ok so the city entered into a contract with a wealthy man of many hats! So if the person can either substitute something to kill weeds that isn't toxic or release us from obligation as per city attorneys opinion
Than pay to not poison the area!
Just a Thought
Why not put the library on eight hour days , five days a week ! Tuesday thru sat. Sorry Mrs. N, some of those people that choose to clean themselves at the public library , will have to wait until Tuesday. And how about those vinyl windows, need painting ? And Sure coat paint ( that was used ) protects the masonary from weather for 20 years ! repoint my a$$ ! Why would anybody want to give more funding when they cannot even keep the computer keyboards clean or the people that use the rest rooms for cleaning stations( people that use the rest rooms as a place to clean themselves ). This was a everyday over at the library temp building. Plug toilets, no T.P., smell, even though there was a fan running 24 /7 . Since the public library is all about learning, maybe one that should be tried is, before you walk thru the door, is, your hands are clean, and you do not look like or smell like you are sleeping underneath a bridge! Why is that library nazi not scanning these people, or is it more important to throw out B.S. about windows and masonary B.S. ? I would of fired her a$$ years ago !
And how does this work when a former employee of the school dist. who receives a retirement check, is on the board that controls the funds ? And how a city employee runs for school dist. ? Cannot serve two masters, one or the other, but not both !
IF ALL THESE CROOKS (INCLUDING THE HEIDI ALLEN FAMILY) ARE SO SURE GARY DID IT - WHY NOT LET HIM HAVE A NEW TRIAL THIS TIME WITH THE EVIDENSE THAT WAS WITH HELD. WHY - BEACUSE OF A LAWSUIT - YOU ALL KNOW IT AND SO DO I
Today's Quote May 16-17/2016
Strategy, without information upon which it can rely, is helpless.
William J Donovan
Bell and Callen
These two represent the Barlow Gang not the taxpayers. All they want to do is get a foothold on the school board and then the Barlow Gang will double there hold on your tax dollars. Before you know it they will be tearing down schools and hiring firemen to spray hazardous chemicals on school grounds. Bell has already been telling friends they need to close Riley or Kingsford School. That means all those children will be shipped off to Fitzhugh or Leighton. Leighton is the worst school in the city with all HUD children from the First and Third Wards. Fitzhugh will get all the ones from Hamilton Homes while Minetto is going to be kept going to keep all the ones that have been kicked out of every other school. Bell and Callen are the last ones we need on the School Board.
Re: Oaks lies and Dodd swears to it
'Dateline' to air episode on Heidi Allen kidnapping case this week
“Dateline" has scheduled an episode on the case for 10 p.m. Friday
First of all Linda and bill Myer were not let go from the transportation. That statement came from the person who starts all the trouble there. If you had any guts you would sign your name, a coward can write anything and not sign your name, when I find out who sent that on here you will be in serious trouble, I,m not afraid to tell you this is me mr. Know nothing. Why you people start lies is a mystery to me.bill has no axe to grind with the transportation. He is seriously trying to do good for the whole district. People like you that lied and make rude remarks are the guilty ones, he has more important things to do than argue with you losers,just remember karma is a great thing, the only people that don,t want him on. Are the people that caused al the. Pleas in the. First place, I really. Think you. Are a low life and a coward to get on. Here and tell your lies....neither one of us. We're let go....I will find out ho you are and will legally take. Care. Of it. People are. So. Jealous they. Sit. And make up. Lies. Well. I. Hope. It comes back into. Your. Face. Real soon. Bill Myer. Was the. Best supervisor. There was up ther. The problem was the. Players did not. Want. Him there because they could. Not. Get way. With ther. Work. Ethics, which. By th. way is. Horrible, so. If. You. Want. People. To. Believe tour. Lies you better come. Up. With bett garbage. Than. That. By. Th way just. I case you. Don,t get. It, this. Is. Linda. Myer writing. This. I am. Not. Afraid to sign my. Name. Jealous people. Are. Vicious liars,,, hope. You. Have a great day and. Yes. I. Will be. Finding out. Who you are. Even. Though. I. Am sur I know. Who. Lyon
are...and. If. Anyone. Let's fired. From at. Place. It. Should. Be. You, have a good life
Oswego speedway open lasdt night . I really thought the races suck . car started on the pole won both divisions. I here the track for sale hope someone buys it and turns it in to a dirt track then you would see some good racing.Just saying
Oswego Public Library Tax vote
1,261,083.00 dollars is what is on the ballot Tuesday for the library tax. Has anyone been to the Oswego Public Library lately? They seem to be so overstaffed that the "librarians" just talk out loud to each other so loud that if you are there to do any work, you can't even concentrate. Do they really need to be opened on Sundays? Most public libraries are not. We are being taxed to death and unless the people rise up and say "NO", it will only get worse.
Miles Becker is on their board so I am sure he is keeping a close eye on the money.
Sky High Minetto Taxes?
Did you ever wonder why homes in Minetto sit on the market for years?
Once again, we just received our INFLATED
ASSESSMENTS...........ANOTHER HUGE TAX INCREASE IS COMING! Leave the
state and rejoice. Thanks Mr. Webster
Bell & Callen signs
I see both Bell and Callen have chosen to use "OUR" school district Buccaneer image on their signs.
I have some questions about this:
Is the Oswego City School District "Endorsing" these two candidates for the vacant Board of Education seats ?
Are the Buccaneer Boosters "Endorsing" these two candidates ?
Did the Oswego City School District give Bell and Callen permission to use "OUR" School District Mascot image on their political signs ?
Is it Legal for Bell and Callen to use "OUR" School District Mascot image on their political signs ?
I was born and raised in the city of Oswego. I was educated in "OUR" school district. The Buccaneer Mascot image is just as much mine as it is all others before and after me in this district.
In all my years here, I have NEVER seen "OUR" Buccaneer Mascot image on any candidates signs. Until now.
I sure as hell did not give my permission for Bell and Callen to use it !
How dare you disgrace "OUR" Buccaneer Mascot image by including it on your signs !
Born, raised and educated VOTING TAXPAYER of Oswego
OCTA Shows Its Hand
The teachers union OCTA just sent out a letter to its members telling them to vote for Bell and Callen
Cancer-Stricken Farmers Sue Monsanto Over Roundup
Here is the latest in killing weeds with RoundUp. This is what Oz has to look forward to. Good job mayor and council!
Bell is a BFF of Barlow and the Cronie council. He has no show job at city hall. Sounds like he is more part of the problem than part of the solution.
Also noticed now Barlow is in the talk of privatizing the ambulance has gone silent. Wonder what donor made that happen. Seems like to local kids lose sports and year book but we are holding on to the ambulance. At least we are creating city jobs for city residents. Oops forgot all but a few live anywhere but Oswego. At least look at the bright side fireman have screwed themselves as no overtime sitting at football games.
Today's Quote May 15/2016
“How you start is important, but it is how you finish that counts.
In the race for success, speed is less important than stamina.
The sticker outlasts the sprinter.”
B. C. Forbes
School Taxes/ NY Lottery
Remember back in 1967 when the great New York State Lottery got started? They had but one game to play and it was a ticket that had one long serial number on it and the one person that held that ticket would be the big winner. Well at that time our State officials were telling us that someday the NYS lottery would become so big that the day would come where it would pay for education to the point where we would no longer have to pay School Taxes, and they were serious! This old timer remembers it quite well! Well with all the different lottery games that we have today compared to 1967 when we had but one game, I would like to find out "What in the hell happened? Where are these Billions going and I do mean Billions? I would have thought at the very least the School Taxes would have gone down and would have not astronomically risen to the point where they are forcing people to sell their homes and move south.
A SPECIAL THANKS TO THE PEOPLE AT PENNELLVILLE METHODIST CHURCH
FOR ANOTHER SEASON OF GREAT DINNERS.
popularity contest or school board election
so sick of the garbage that is trying to be shoved down the voters throats. read the paper today. really?
Callen has her dad's friends voting for her. and folks she is a teacher. What do you think that will do for us? Well let me tell you it will get the teachers everything they want and get her friends a job. Never mind the good subs that have worked for us for 7 and 8 years. Tom D. got his daughter and granddaughter a teaching job. And one of the jobs was created for her. Is that what you want going on? There are so many important things that need to be taken care of that are put on back burner. Of course Tripp, and Decastro want Bell and Callen on so they can tell them what to do. Just like bobble heads. And as far as Allan yes she did do her homework as she has done for 6 years...Nothing... She did not even go get her own signatures. She had two other people do it for her.....Oh yea that is what she has done all along....remember "IF YOU ALWAYS DO WHAT YOU'VE ALWAYS DONE, YOU'LL ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU ALWAYS GOT." And she has offered nothing.......She can not be trusted. I know she goes behind workers back and listens to gossip. Now an honest person would talk to both parties... Not her. Do want dishonest people on there? By the way that saying was told to me by a running candidate ...and it made so much sense to me I quoted it.
Bell is hanging on to Callen's apron strings hoping to get her and dads votes. I am hoping people are so sick of that stuff that they use their head and vote for the two people need to be in there. Bill and Fran. The board needs these two honest people that can not be swayed by the other members...This is not a popularity contest people. We need board members that know what is going on and plans to help change it. I talked to both Bill and Fran and neither of them are affiliated with the teaching profession. Bill has over 30 years with the district and knows what needs to be done. Fran has done his homework and knows exactly what needs to be done. The best thing of course would be to clear the whole board and get people in their that are not affiliated to teachers. That is a conflict of interest as far as I'm concerned and should be yours.
Lets not start with two people that know nothing about the district. This is not the time for training. This is what the board members want. People they can sway...Bill and Fran can't be swayed.
The lovely members will try using Bill was there and left. Well what about Tripp when he left for another job? And he should have been taken off when he was president of board and got a DWI. This is the kind of things we need to start dealing with. Again the board needs honest and smart people on there.
I am sorry I let these people upset me to the point where I needed to write this. But the public needs to understand this is not a joke, or whose parents are the riches, or who just got a job with the city because he gave money to the campaign. This is about the problem the School district is really in. VOTE VERY CAREFULLY......Bill Myer, and Fran Hoefer..... one last thing the district is not affected by entergy leaving... Mexico district was getting all the money and now is in serious trouble. SO don't let Allen use the plant for the big excuse. It was they all did not do their home work just keep spending and spending like they had it. At one time we were a very rich district but that has been ended for quite a few years. They ignored all the signs.
Republican Legislature Lives up to Their Reputation of Being Corrupt
I see that the Republican Legislature passed a resolution supporting Patti Ritchie's Corrupt Senate Bill to forgive the 5 dummies who broke the law by not filing their Oath of Office Cards with the County Clerk within 30 days of taking office. Not only did they pass it, the Chairman of the Legislature (Gardner) allowed the 5 legislators to vote on the resolution, a clear conflict of interest. The County Attorney did not correct Gardner by advising him that the resolution was about these 5 dummies was a conflict and they were not legally entitled to vote on it.
So we have a corrupt legislature, voting on a corrupt senate bill that Patti Ritchie and Willy Barclay sponsored, to forgive 5 corrupt legislators, from having to run for office again in 2016. What a system. I guess it is not enough for the past 4 leaders of the Assembly to be prosecuted for corruption and are serving time in prison, Pattie and Willy are ready to pass a corrupt bill through the Senate and Assembly.
Maybe they will be the next two people in Albany to find their way to prison for corruption.
School Board Election
Just read the paper and the School Board Candidates reasons for running. Is there anybody out there that is worth voting for other than Hoefer?
Bell has his own agenda and just got a $25,000 no-show job at City Hall for a contribution to Barlow's Campaign. The job is call the "Greeter of Codes", so when he is there which is never, he will walk you to the code department to show you were it is. This is just what we need on the School Board, a dumb do nothing person who couldn't answer a question at the candidate forum, because it wasn't on the sheet....and he had no clue....just what we need on the board.
Callen has formed a coalition with Bell and her simplistic quote is " the district needs more positivity and fresh ideas" sounds like she was coached by Barlow and Bell...You remember, Barlow said we need a mayor with "fresh ideas", and you see how that is working out, spraying toxins in the park, tearing down historic fences, giving jobs to friends for donations, giving the city attorney a $80,000 pay raise for nothing, a non-functioning Ethics board of hand picked cronies, and the list goes on. And she thinks she is the best candidate...wow, that's quite a statement!
Myers has an axe to grind with the district. He and his wife were let go from the district and he can hardly wait to get on the board to extract his pound of flesh form the district people who got rid of him and his wife for cause..
Unfortunately there are two seats open, and if Hoefer wins one, the only other candidate that would be worth putting on the board would be Kathleen Allen. Yes, she screwed up by not getting enough signatures, but at least she has experience and will serve for the right reasons.
Today's Quote May 14/2016
“Women want love to be a novel, men a short story.”
Oswego Mayor, OPD Chief To Host Coffee Hours
could discuss addressing the prostitution on Syracuse Ave.
Bell is a low
life who has screwed over his customers, just ask anyone who had him do
work. He never does anything unless he will benefit greatly. So, if you
want to get stewed, screwed and tattooed vote for Bell, you won't be
As gas prices
continue to rise almost on a daily basis. Food prices continue to keep
creeping up, Time Warner increases are coming on a regular basis now and
our School Taxes are set to go up another 2.5% and us Seniors on fixed
incomes were denied an increase in Social Security benefits because in
2015 gas prices went down! What a joke! The government just can't come out
and tell us that they feel it is more important to take care of the
illegals than their own Senior Citizens! Doesn't it make no one wonder why
DONALD TRUMP is going to be the Republican Nominee? Don't be surprised if
He indeed does win! Maybe we will see the end of Obama's UNAFFORDALE care
once and for all!
This guy was a failure at contracting and every other thing he tried to
do. He never had a real job in his life. He bought a job on the city from
Barlow and now they are using him to get a foothold in the school
City Control of Education
years ago , taxpayers got the city and board of education separated
because of the corruption . Do you want these aldermen and the ever so
smart city lawyer controlling $ 160 million ?
Oz firemen/ambulance service
at Big M yesterday early afternoon and was wondering why a fire engine was
parked in the lot off of W. Second St. Thought maybe a blaze inside or
smoke or something!! Went inside and saw a uniformed fireman in the
checkout line. Made me rather disgusted as the engine was running
outside, etc. They should be a little more subtle in their doings. Not a
good scene. Also, must comment on the infamous Oswego Ambulance service.
A couple of years ago my husband was dying and 911 was phoned. Took the
infamous Oz ambulance service 22 minutes to get to my house which was a
straight shot up 104 West from the west side fire house, tops about 1 3/4
mi. 911 was not much better. Kept a person who was trying to revive my
husband continuously on the phone. Finally I said to hang up and get back
to helping my husband an d me. Had to recall 911 to re-request an
ambulance. They said they had already dispatched one. Well, the
ambulance bypassed my house, etc., etc. Have no faith in 911 nor the
Oswego Ambulance service. I find Mentor a much faster and wiser choice.
Today's Quote May 13/2016
“As one goes through life one learns that if you don't paddle your own canoe, you don't move.”
Hit the nail on the head
The post about The Bell & Callen ticket is right on the money. If you think we have problems now in the city and in school wait until the city father's and their puppet masters get ahold of the school district. My prediction based in a comment I heard is the long range plan is to edge out the real authority of the school board and move to a city control of board system like Syracuse has. When I asked what about the surrounding towns the answer was "tough Sh@@". The Cronism is only going to become more comical unless you are the poor taxpayer or some kid trying to learn something so you can get out of town.
re: bill myer
Bill Myer did a great job as supervisor, but the problem was he had idiots that worked there that lied and ran across town making up stories about him. He also was very good on the board. He had his own opinion and people do not like that. and oh yea if you don't drink and get dwi's you are not in the group. Who ever wrote the last piece in on him is one of the players from the transportation. I hear they are scare to death he will get on. Maybe it is because they are not doing their job. Bill is an honest person, and helped many people on and off the board. And he never asked for a family member to get hired. As far as working for the district again the answer is no. I had a long conversation with Bill the other night and asked him if he was crazy getting mixed up with those ids..His answer was he has a lot of good ideas for the district and feels he can be of help regardless of the people that are on there now. I want to know why the people at the transportation are spreading rumors about him...are they scared? By the way he was encouraged by the board to clean up transportation then they spit in his face..... I followed that and warned him of their idea and he just laughed and said they would not do that to him.... Actually he is to good for those people.. but he is smart and thinks of things that could improve the district not reck it like the so called members have done in the past....So people you will be lucky if you get Bill Myer on there. Maybe getting Allen, Tripp and Decastro off would be a better idea.....I called him and told him he was on lyions and he said he does not go on there so keep it to yourself. That is why I am
answering this.......He could care less he knows when people write against him they are scared... well maybe that is good....
GOVERNOR ANDY OF NYC
Hey Andy, the Feds are getting closer and closer to putting your sorry ass in prison where you belong. But, don't you worry no need to bring a jar of vaseline. All you need to do is use some of that grease crooks have been greasing your palms with.
City Attorney says it's not ok to break the spraying contract. Was it all right to make that contract with a city employee in the first place?
Today's Quote May 12/2016
"There are some days when I think I'm going to die from an overdose of satisfaction."
A VOTE FOR BELL IS A VOTE TO FALL DEEP INTO THE WELL....
BELL IS GETTING TO BE MORE LIKE HIS BBF BIG LEE WALKER RUNNING FOR EVERYTHING
DOSENT HE HAVE RELATIVES THAT WORK FOR THE SD
HE COULD NOT EVEN ANSWER THE QUESTIONS PRESENTED TO HIM DURING THE MEET THE CANIDATES. HIS QUOTE " IT WASENT IN THE PACKET" GREAT ANSWER.....
Time To Put Foward
Looks like the taxpayers for the city of oswego should put forward new requirements for anybody applying for Mayor, city attorney ( this one will be tough ), aldermen, dpw. commissioner! All must pass DNA testing, have Math and Reading Skills above a fifth grade level! City Atty. will be graded by fifth grader every year ! I here that those fifth grade tests can be tough! Mr. C. ( the current atty. ) better hit the books !
Looks like the Board of Education better get cracking at those also ! After all , we would not want anybody calling in a “ BRAIN SCARE “ on the city heads or the board of education.
The Board of Education is ENDING the Yearbook this year ( since 1922 )! And has been number three in the Nation for years! Thank You Mr. Shaw for your time and commitment thru out the years !
What are these Mental Midgets ( schoolboard tuxedoes ) going to do next year when they have to cut more than $ 4 mil. ? Will this mean that all home delivery on all memos will have to be picked up at the education building ? Or will they hire another administer to handle THERE MAIL !
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.”
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.
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 !
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.
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 ?
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.
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.
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.
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 !
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 ?
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.
“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.
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
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
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:
BILL NUMBER: S7009
TITLE OF BILL :
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.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :
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
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
ONLY WE CAN PREVENT FORESTS
Today's Quote May 7/2016
“Most people probably already
have Roundup in their house”
(Oswego Council president and
spokesperson for Monsanto)
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.
Just One Question
How much did Chase donate to Doughboys campaign???????????????
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.
$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
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?
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.
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!
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.
Saw Allen manwaring on Dr. phil,what a train wreck.He still blames everyone else for his actions.
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.
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.
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!
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!.
"USES AND DISCLOSURES OF YOUR PHI THAT REQUIRE YOUR WRITTEN CONSENT"
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!
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 )!
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!
“There are only two things a child will share willingly: communicable diseases and his mother's age”
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.
It was Cutros fathers house where Theresa McGrath OD'd. Cutro Jr was the first one on the scene. There was no investigation.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Those people are either drunk or high 24-7. They probably don’t remember the dog is outside half the time.
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.....
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!
Wasn’t it Cutro’s house where McGrath’s sister overdosed and died?
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.
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
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.”
SHUT YOUR DAMN DOG UP
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!!!!
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.
Careful what you say about Cutro he could be Barlolws father in law if the latex dosen’t hold.
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.
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!
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. ?
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
Lololololol of course you don't say
your name. Aren't you in your mid 60s and completely out of shape?
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.
MOE AND MINI MOE
Federal nor the State governments
have ever mandated that
the City of Oswego
raise its water or sewer
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
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
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
WHITE RACISIST FIREDEPARTMENT
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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