Comments by cfield
Posted on November 16 at 2:07 a.m. (Suggest removal)
REMS is a functioning ALS agency currently and there is a paramedic assigned 24/7. Buffardi and Calder won't answer calls from REMS management to know that. The town also made the medic program fail. They set the minimum paramedics on duty to one and the countless shifts gone uncorked are false. Those shifts are the second medic they don't require. The puppet Police chief and deputy puppet chief were told numerous times that the 2 full time medics and 11 part time medics could not continue to full the schedule. Ni second medic was ever scheduled from 1am-6am and Amazingly enough one of the chiefs buddy's needs a paramedic and ambulance and they are tied up on another call and MAS has no ambulances available its an issue and the system he set the guidelines for is failing. Now all the paramedics are gone and the chief, dep chief, or newly promoted sgt who was the paramedic supervisor didn't even have the professionalism to contact the medics to tell them or talk to anyone in person. They forced a lieutenant to do it instead. The town administration is a true disgrace and are all corrupt. I'm sure when they need an ambulance and have to wait for 20,30,40 minutes for Mohawk to finish a transport to a nursing home they will see that they have failed the town. Not the town medics and REMS. Call these officials and let them know your feelings. Ooh by the way your taxes won't be going down with the loss of medics. The MAS employees don't even want the added call volume they know they are overworked already and can't handle what they have now. MAS has 10 sets of ALS gear for the whole company and they promise 2 paramedic ambulances will be staffed at the town owned senior citizen center so tell me what other municipality will suffer.
Posted on November 15 at 2:02 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Glenville is lucky to have you! Keep up the good work. I can't believe the job was ever part time.
Posted on November 14 at 9:32 a.m. (Suggest removal)
You forgot to mention the bagel shop on Curry road. Another hot spot to hang out and do nothing! This is how GREEDY self absorbed politicians act when the public speaks out and replaces cronyism with republican candidates! Buffardi, Calder and Jasenski are all corrupt and need to go!!!! The numbers the town spewed out last night we skewed and done by the chief of thieves and his deputy! Who not better to cook numbers than the guy who gets paid more to do less!
Posted on November 13 at 8:23 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Daily it sounds like youre a cop ratting on other cops. Typical.
Posted on November 12 at 8:08 p.m. (Suggest removal)
No need to be sorry. You just don't know. Where would one gather the skills to manage a police and fire communications center? Think about it. There may be unretired people qualified, but they are working on their pension!
Posted on November 12 at 11:20 a.m. (Suggest removal)
That s the point, there are no qualified non retired people out there to do this job. For example would you want a hard worker in a tough economy to do surgery on you or would you want a qualified surgeon. People learn these skills in the field , not working for IBM.
Posted on November 12 at 8:06 a.m. (Suggest removal)
More importantly, how is this "double dipping" a back breaker for tax payers? If they hired a non retired individual they would still pay a salary of 88k correct. So what's the difference? I ll tell you, they get a more experienced person for the job. If he does it correctly he will save taxpayers thousand of dollars over his tenure. Let's not mention, he probably has health benefits from his previous employer. Or should they hire someone from private sector who has No experience pay him less and throw in benefits. If you actual knew what these types of jobs entailed you wouldn't want anybody else! Hip hip hooray, double dip away, I say.
Posted on November 12 at 7:43 a.m. (Suggest removal)
WOW, and ya would have thought the County Dems under the direction of Tony Jasenski could have found a police chief or former sheriff now turned supervisor to run things! Why would a little thing like experience stop them from placing a good ole boy in the spot!
Posted on November 9 at 9:32 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Thank god I already moved out of Schenectady. Poor job on the Gazette in vetting this canidate or perhaps you did and didn't publish until after the election. Could one imagine if he is working under the table, and his wife utilizes an alias so they can collect welfare. Sloppy media coverage.
Posted on October 31 at 7:18 a.m. (Suggest removal)
of all the articles kathleen moore has written, this possibly could be the most damaging. GET THE FACTS BEFORE YOU START WRITTING!!!