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Rotterdam Town Board sides with REMS

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Dan Minersagen beamed outside the meeting room at Town Hall on Wednesday evening, ecstatic that his job with Rotterdam Emergency Medical Services was being rescued from the brink. Like many of his coworkers, the 39-year-old part-time paramedic feared that the Town Board was poised to hand a five-year contract to Mohawk Ambulance, something that would lead to a quick demise for his nonprofit employer. But when REMS emerged the winner, relief washed over Minersagen, who ...

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December 12, 2013
8:05 a.m.

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Democracy in action. The people speak and are heard. But watch our taxes go up. We need honest people on the board. I hope this is a lesson to the voting public

December 12, 2013
8:31 a.m.

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Too bad the GOP did not run a full slate in town. The Democrats are on the run with this fumble. Had enough?

December 12, 2013
9:42 a.m.

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The key here was Mike Viscusi, Angelo Santabarbara's uncle. He was definitely the focus of the towns citizens who called and emailed he and his nephew. BTW, on all other votes last evening, the two council-people who voted for REMS sided with Buffardi and Calder. Re: Taxes going up.....I have rarely heard of taxes going down...ANYWHERE....EVER...waiting for taxes to go down or believing that a change in administration will somehow magically cause taxes to go down, is "pie-in-sky" thinking IMHO.

December 12, 2013
9:49 a.m.

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Mohawk's staff and crews offer fantastic professional services. Not that it matters, I'd vote yes to anything that keeps profits away from McPartlon.