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What's Buffardi's beef with REMS?

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Rotterdam Supervisor Harry Buffardi seems determined to pull the plug on REMS, the longtime not-for-profit ambulance service that town residents prefer over the competing, privately run Mohawk Ambulance Service favored by Buffardi. He needs to make a clear case before awarding any contracts next month because going against REMS will surely put it out of business and annoy lots of townspeople. In a cost-saving measure, the supervisor eliminated funding next year for the town’s mostly ...

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November 23, 2013
7:56 a.m.

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Too bad the Republicans didn't field more candidates in Rotterdam. Every race that was contested went GOP. Rotterdam residents have finally had enough of Democratic fiscal incompetents taxing everything that moves and slime campaigns complete with illegal signs. When City residents will wake up is anybody's guess.

November 23, 2013
9:13 a.m.

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Follow the money.

November 23, 2013
11:22 a.m.
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November 23, 2013
2:56 p.m.

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I see a Mohawk Ambulance parked in the lot of the Senior Center, plugged into the town power.
Why is the TOWN paying for power for a PRIVATE company's vehicle?
Why is the town furnishing a parking space for a private company's vehicle?
Obviously, Mohawk WANTS to be the ambulence "of choice" in Rotterdam, as does REMS. So why should the town just "give" away that endorsement? What other company would maybe like to be the "on-call" Rotterdam ambulance?
The town should accept BIDS to see what company or organization is willing to PAY for the privilege of being the "town ambulance".
May the highest bidder win.