Comments by pollywog
Posted on December 27 at 1:12 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I have heard only horrible things about Tanski from anyone in Halfmoon. His list of political manipulations alone is enough. Is there a defense fund we can contribute to?
Posted on December 27 at 1:06 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Voting in person requires only a signature; to fill out the affidavit ballot takes several minutes. The affidavit process is difficult for anyone, but particularly for the elderly. Many people are thrown off the voting lists only because they have their bills forwarded to another person for payment. So do we reward these intrepid souls for coming out every time to vote? No we make them fill out an affidavit ballot, hoping that an available election inspector can take the time to review it for completeness. Unfortunately, the instructions given to inspectors did not mention HOW to submit affidavit ballots (which bag) so they went to three different places from our voting place.
Posted on December 13 at 9:08 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Patti Southworth in a member of the Independence Party, not the Democratic Party. Now why would anyone ask a Democrat if his party endorsed her? Why not ask the Republicans, too? Silly reporter didn't do ANY homework. Maybe next time he'll Google the State Independence Party for a little background. Perhaps the Gazette should review the tape before suggesting that Patti would claim support from the Democratic Party. Good Ole Todd, ever the diplomat.
Posted on October 6 at 11:23 a.m. (Suggest removal)
PBS means so much to many poor and isolated families and provides excellent educational shows. Take away public funding and the advertisers take over. TLC which began life as The Learning Channel with shows about NASA now gives us Honey Boo Boo. Keep PBS pure.
Posted on October 5 at 3:51 p.m. (Suggest removal)
You can thank the Republican Party for starting the bullying, like we'd rather look at a used car place than this lovely piece of land. Thanks to the 'Zette for noting the complete version. One councilman even refused to apologize for his surprise visit to Mrs. Cappiello, claiming to share a pew at church. Note: the property has been posted with No Trespassing signs ever since.
Posted on September 30 at 11:45 a.m. (Suggest removal)
simplesimon is exposing his stupidity. The issue was PRESENTED 6 weeks ago and at every single public meeting since that time. At that time it was explained that this was going to happen quickly. Obviously you were not there or snoozing. It was all open and above board and the fact that a certain councilperson didn't propose it herself is no reason for the residents to be denied a vote. And then there's the harassment of Mrs. Cappiello, who was not involved at all. Harassment of a senior citizen for political gain! So if you want to talk about politics, bring it on.
Posted on September 29 at 10:02 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Actually, Newyorker65...the issue before the board WAS ONLY to put the resolution to purchase the farm up for a vote in November. So you see, the residents WERE NOT ALLOWED to vote. So three counciltoads blocked our right to vote. That's un-Constitutional.
Posted on September 29 at 9:59 a.m. (Suggest removal)
One wants to be a judge, too. Don't think saying "gun to my head" will improve her chances, do you?
Posted on September 28 at 1:11 p.m. (Suggest removal)
The land is assessed at $3300/acre for agricultural purpose, much higher if developed. The offer was for $2200/acre. Had two councilmen not harassed Mrs. Cappiello, personally, and another not called the offer "a gun to my head", the deal would be on. All the Farmland Committee was asking for is the opportunity to let all the residents vote on the purchase and the three republican members of the Board did not want the residents to vote on the offer. They do not want the public to vote and they harass senior citizens. They have insulted the family.
Posted on September 27 at 4:26 p.m. (Suggest removal)
every school child adds to YOUR tax bill. The more houses, the more students. Your biggest tax is school taxes. It might add to the town's coffers, but it will hurt every resident in the BH-BL district.