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Posted on November 2 at 9:21 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Sadly for Princetown, Ms. Mary Sue Reed, regurgitates the lies and twisted rhetoric of Joyce and his band, that have, in just 4 years, brought our town to the brink of financial crisis. Princetown has not needed any town wide tax since 1989, and the administration of Robert Malczyk, and his responsible plan to reduce the county levy as well, by returning fund balances to the county. Additionally, a dedicated fund was budgeted yearly to cover the cost of town road maintenance. Joyce and and his "team" have spent foolishly on unneeded pet projects and their big governme, anti-progress ideas, at the expense of our residents. Ask them how they are going to cover the loss of revenue from the town Justice Court, that has lost 80% of it's income to the town since They appointed political cronie Norman Miller, as judge. This is all the same smoke and mirror politics that Joyce and Miller have spun since the moved in. It's our chance to take our town back, Send Joyce , and Jurczynski to the dung heap of Princetown history they belong on.
Paul Hasbrouck, Former Princetown Supervisor

From: Why endorse at all? Just let voters decide

Posted on October 31 at 11:09 a.m. (Suggest removal)

After reading Pat Bishop's editorial, I have to challenge a number of her comments. I, too, have been involved in Princetown Town Politics since 1982. I have watched the Town evolve over the last thirty years into the bedroom community it is today. I have no idea what Pat is talking about in regards to transparency and fiscal responsibility. The Town budget was voted on every year and followed the correct procedures for transparency, i.e. department heard estimates, legal notices in the newspaper, public hearings, etc. Throughout this period, Ila Mead is/was the bookkeeper for the Town and if there was any inappropriate actions, I'm sure Ila would not have kept the job or the various Board would not have continued with her services.
As far as the comprehensive plan, anyone who works with town government knows that this plan is always a work in progress. It's a general plan for the town and should not restrict it's residents activities on their own properties. The zoning law has to be updated to fit the requirements made in any comprehensive plan. When the plan becomes as detailed as this last plan was, it causes a great deal of expense/time to update the zoning law. Towns residents have enough government restrictions on them already. Through the NYS Building Code, the houses are kept up to code for the safety of our residents. Our previous zoning laws, etc. were written with the Town resident's rights in mind i.e. property setbacks, resident/business uses, etc. . We don't need more governmental control.
It been very disturbing to me to see people get elected into Town government under false pretenses, through slandering former dedicated town public servants with lies and misrepresentations such as the fiscal transparency I spoke about above, and try to "get even" with them because of former election loses or perceived slights.
Grow up.
Personally, I'm going to vote for the person(s) who want to represent Princetown for what it is. A small close knit community with lots of friendly family and neighbors and who will stop this backstabbing, spiteful behavior that has been shown in the last few elections. No more of this "let's get even" attitude.

Cathy Hasbrouck, Former Town Clerk

From: Grateful to Scirocco for Pinewood sewer attention

Posted on October 30 at 8:23 a.m. (Suggest removal)

This "story" follows suit with the Supervisor Mike Joyce that this town has had to endure for the last 23 months. In 2011, Mike's neighbor and now fellow board member suffered a severe injury at his home. When asked, Mike(during a board meeting)replied to the crowd that he knew nothing of the matter. The very next month, Mr. Jurczniski was publicly announcing his appreciation to his dear friend and neighbor,Mike Joyce, for being the first person on the scene when the injury occurred. He has lied, betrayed, and belittled fellow board members and numerous town employees and elected officials.He consistently holds illegal meetings, pays town bills before they are passed by resolution and so on. Last year, a resident sent Mike Joyce ( Mike Joyce only, an email about a specific matter. A week later, that resident got a letter from a "resident" named Ellie Hanson saying that she was forwarded the email from Princetown's Mike Joyce and began bashing the residents family along with other elected officials.When investigated it was discovered that there is no resident by that name, the address was fake and the whole thing was made up. To this day Princetown's Supervisor refuses to fulfill a FOIL request showing who he forwarded the email to. The list of lies is never ending with this guy........Wouldn't a person who was a victim of identity theft go to the police and file a report to get to the bottom of this mess??? Not him! Wouldn't you want to prove to the resident you serve that you did not make up a person to hide behind??? Not him! Princetown deserves better!
M. Whiteley

From: Offensive ‘mjoyce’ email threatens Princetown political campaign

Posted on April 4 at 2:36 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I know, lets do this. How about setting up a tip hotline so other legislators can notify the NYSP when they think something illegal might be going on with a fellow legislator, and of course give them $500 of our tax dollars as an incentive. His Excellency the Great and Powerful Prince Andrew is all for it when it comes to gun owners.

From: Bribery alleged in second arrest involving state legislators

Posted on April 2 at 3:37 p.m. (Suggest removal)

It's time for our representatives to address this pricing matter. It's a crime for the farmers of America to have to fight the present inequitable pricing system while trying to make a living. It's a 24 hour, 7 day a week industry. My recommendation is every legislator should go to work on a farm for a minimum of a week to find out the complexities and knowledge necessary to manage even one farm. Stand up America and support Kristen Gillibrandt before it is too late. The farming knowledge handed down from generation to generation will be lost if this trend continues.

From: Gillibrand wants more cows

Posted on March 21 at 12:32 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I'm sorry, but this is the biggest bunch of hogwash I've ever read. Through the years, I have watched people try to humanize animals - television, computer games, stories, etc. and it's ridiculous There is no truth to this story. I was around farm animals from 16 years old to today (almost 40 years). I witnessed the process of feeding and caring 20 beef cows--breeding, calving, feeding and processing. There was no difference in the taste of meat from what we purchased in the store to what we raised. Our animals were born and raised on our farm, pasture fed, grained off the last six weeks and sent to a local slaughterhouse for processing. They were not coddled, nor were they abused. We were a food source to them, nothing more. My father fed them every day - morning and night year round and they showed him no more affection or interest than the first day they arrived at the farm.
This AWA certification is someone "pulling the wool" over someone's eyes. It's a way for someone to justify a business for themselves. Someone is taking advantage of the "organic" wave of advertisement going on today and trying to cash in on it.

From: Program assures welfare of farm animals

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