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    Posted: 17/July/2009 at 11:23am
The last post in this topic is from eight months ago and referred to a time that was several years ago.

Not much to be proud of during (and because of) those squabbles.

The infighting and wackiness seems to have settled down considerably which could mean that the bad apples have been removed. It could also mean that intimidation and politics won out.

Either way, it's nice not to be reading frequent reports of disgruntled or out-of-control situations.

Congratulations should go to the men and women who suffered through the dysfunctions, kept their heads and did their jobs.

It's been a long tough slog to these better days. Let's hope they continue.




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good on you. i'll second that post.
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Watcher, what could you possibly be talking about? 

We have a mayor who spied on his closest challengers, a police chief who fabricated cases against two senior employees who thought the administration was fundamentally corrupt and a council that approved a scam that gouges citizens who make right turns on red.  We have had numerous allegations of police brutality, an officer accused of rape and a police sergeant who plead guilty to a civil rights violation and was sent to prison.  We have also had the vehicle of our local web board administer confiscated because he has been outspoken about the current administration and hasn’t been heard from in some time.   

 Nothing substantive has been done to correct these problems and you surmise that the police department has somehow gone on the straight and narrow?  Could it be that you have been held captive by these incompetents so long you are now starting to agree with them?

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nice summary, tree frog.
one addition: 'we have a mayor who (allegedly) spied on his closest challengers and his Village Administrator...'
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Originally posted by Tree Frog Tree Frog wrote:

Watcher, what could you possibly be talking about?

We have a mayor who spied on his closest challengers, a police chief who fabricated cases against two senior employees who thought the administration was fundamentally corrupt and a council that approved a scam that gouges citizens who make right turns on red. We have had numerous allegations of police brutality, an officer accused of rape and a police sergeant who plead guilty to a civil rights violation and was sent to prison. We have also had the vehicle of our local web board administer confiscated because he has been outspoken about the current administration and hasn’t been heard from in some time.   

Nothing substantive has been done to correct these problems and you surmise that the police department has somehow gone on the straight and narrow? Could it be that you have been held captive by these incompetents so long you are now starting to agree with them?


Baby steps? From a public safety POV, our cops have acquitted themselves well through very difficult circumstances. They deserve to know that their efforts are not unappreciated or unnoticed. For the most part, their professionalism has prevented far more serious damage.

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Originally posted by Tree Frog Tree Frog wrote:

Nothing substantive has been done to correct these problems...

April 5, 2011.
start putting $5-$50 away each month, your financial contributions will be essential.
start watching council meetings on friday, 7pm after each meeting.
start inventorying yourself, your FP friends and neighbors - who would/could serve on the council? don't be intimidated, the bar is extremely low.
 
make a mental note that come Jan 2, 2011, your calendar needs a few free hours a week to work on the campaign for substantive change.
the health and wealth of our town in on the line, and we all know it.
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The bar is extremely low yes; BUT, if you are not connected into the Calderone clique, you will have a hard time gaining entry. That was proven at the last election.
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the only issue proven last election was that residents did not organize properly.
 
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Originally posted by citizen citizen wrote:

the only issue proven last election was that residents did not organize properly.


The only thing definitively proven in the last go-around was that 3 beats 2 every time.
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