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‘Unfair’ acts are consistent

November 10, 2013

Despite a number of partnerships and similarities between the two, there rarely is harmony between the boards of the village of Fredonia and town of Pomfret....

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Christopher

Nov-10-13 6:00 AM

So, the village behaves intelligently relative to issues related to what's best for the village and the Observer is taking them to task? That figures, and is consistent with Observer policy, which is support anything Republican and anything involving mergers or regionalism even if they don't make sense or are in fact harmful, at least to the Village. How happy is Dunkirk right now with what's coming out of those water district meetings? What's the advantage to Fredonia of membership and participation in the CBRDC? This is just typical Observer rhetoric, an example of typically dogmatic and simple observation for complicated issues while ignoring real issues, like the closing of Lakeshore Hospital. How about keeping THAT story alive!?

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rumblefish

Nov-10-13 7:13 AM

really, this paper has the nerve to call others on unfair acts, when they were the beneficiary of a huge reduction in property tax assessment must be anything that favors the Observer is "fair", including finger pointing at others...

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joew

Nov-10-13 7:54 AM

What was unfair about it rumblefish,just asking? What do you feel the building should be assessed at,just asking? I don't know how much that reduction is in actual tax dollars,could you provide that figure?

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commentor

Nov-10-13 8:01 AM

The Observer and Eckman are showing their ignorance. The Observer is suppose to report not judge. Go Fredonia keep making those smart decisions. The Town needs the fire protection so I guess they should be going to the Village. You did they had a meeting then sent a contract. If you didn't like the contract it would seem that you would contact the Village and say so. But that would take intelligence not much but some.

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MrPinecone

Nov-10-13 8:52 AM

commentator, you said: ***The Observer is suppose to report not judge.*** You're teasing, right? This is the editorial page which is for the opinions of the newspaper. They are supposed to judge on the editorial page. Your hyper-pro-village assertions would carry a little more weight if you didn't make such silly comments.

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Christopher

Nov-10-13 8:59 AM

And the most dogmatic supporters come to the front once again!!!! This is a totally BS issue other than in the minds of those too ignorant to see how little Town actually does, and how useless they are, and what a total waste of money.

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Christopher

Nov-10-13 9:04 AM

Gosh, golly!!! You don't suppose all this support for the Town within these pages, all the Fredonia bashing, has anything to do with...dare I say it...POLITICS!!!? Not facts mind you, but purely and simply dogmatic and blind worship of one particular party!!?

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Christopher

Nov-10-13 9:09 AM

I remember when Elliot Spitzer, another NYC area scum-bag politician, was running for Governor, he referred to this area as part of Appalachia, and how upset this made the local political "leadership". Well, read the average editorial page in the Observer, and tell me he was wrong! This area is as backwards as any deep woods, deep south Red State area as it gets. You could pick up and drop most of Western NY into the poorest and most ignorant areas of say, Alabama or Mississippi and nobody would even notice, other than the accent.

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Chuck392

Nov-10-13 9:23 AM

I don't live in Fredonia, but from my perspective, it appears that Fredonia continuously makes the better decisions.

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Dcronlg

Nov-10-13 10:15 AM

...well, Christuufuu, the OBSERVER gaggle is owned by a West Virginia company, so your assessment isn't far off...

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rumblefish

Nov-10-13 10:16 AM

for the record the original assessment was $557,400 was lowered to $400,00 with out comment, ask any over strapped tax payer if they consider this "fair"

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Dcronlg

Nov-10-13 10:25 AM

Fredonia -- that fine Democrat Liberal village, full of the money and brains of a taxpayer-supported state university, which predominantly graduates teachers and musicians/artists, with lots of students spending freely in the village from federally funded students loans -- needs to be a better neighbor???

Really? The clueless church lady gaggle OBSERVER board, arch-supporter of lower taxes-smaller government-reduced gov't spending-anti-anything Democrat/Liberal, says Fredonia needs to be a better neighbor??

The gaggle isn't one bit shameless about their hypocrisy, are they?

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rumblefish

Nov-10-13 10:39 AM

so if you don't understand our point Joe W, it simple John D would be all over this reduction if it was anyone else as being bad judgment, by siting local economic issues for their criticism

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rumblefish

Nov-10-13 10:44 AM

correction it should read citing

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joew

Nov-10-13 12:37 PM

But rumblefish I asked a couple of simple questions respectably and I have yet to see the answers?

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rumblefish

Nov-10-13 12:53 PM

point is simple Observer received an unfair act and has the nerve to criticize other

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joew

Nov-10-13 1:20 PM

"point is simple Observer received an unfair act and has the nerve to criticize other" Again what is unfair,can you answer the simple questions?

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commentor

Nov-10-13 1:37 PM

I asked the question yesterday....what exactly does the Town provide to the Village for the taxes the Village pays them? As of yet none of the Townies have answered that question.

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MrPinecone

Nov-10-13 1:58 PM

commentator said:^^I asked the question yesterday....what exactly does the Town provide to the Village for the taxes the Village pays them? As of yet none of the Townies have answered that question.** >>Well, I'm not a townie and I know the answer but why don't you go to one town board meeting and ask the question? They do much more in the town but that's why the town tax is the smallest tax you pay if you are a village resident. Bear in mind a 100K house pays LESS THAN $80 per YEAR to the town. That same homeowner pays nearly $700 to the village. You pay a LOT more for Jamestown Community College... Oh, maybe you didn't know about that not-so-little tax?

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rumblefish

Nov-10-13 2:57 PM

it obvious, so we have to believe that you are connected to the Observer

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commentor

Nov-10-13 4:30 PM

Well MrPinenut if you know but aren't telling can't be much or nothing.

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Captain

Nov-10-13 6:12 PM

After reading this article, I don't regret rescinding the apology I made to JD the other day.

This time, there's no mistaking the words being used...and they're all his.

I presume JD "edited" Paul's article last week b/c he didn't want a private business publicly criticized, yet JD has no problem with doing this to local munis whenever he feels the need. Is this journalistic discretion or is it JD's apparent need to control what customers read?

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Captain

Nov-10-13 6:26 PM

On second thought, instead of "apparent need", maybe an "abuse of power" is a better choice of words.

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Captain

Nov-10-13 8:14 PM

The name of the bldg on the SE corner of 2nd & Wash Ave escapes me, but it's the OBSERVER'S neighbor, and it recently received $2M+ in major improvements. The FSU Incubator, another neighbor, is another multi-million dollar investment. Demitri's, The Hotel, the Gas Station/convenient store, Rookie's on the Lake, and the Boardwalk are all similar or higher-priced commercial properties that are in the surrounding vicinity of the Observer, and most certainly raises its value. But for some odd reason (no comment), the Observer receives MORE THAN a 25% assessment reduction???

Of course, I'm sure this type of "proof" isn't good enough for JD's lapdog.

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Christopher

Nov-11-13 6:22 AM

Mr. Pinecone is clearly a Town official. Comparing what a Village resident pays in Village taxes to what they pay in Town taxes is ridiculous. The Village provides water, sewer, street and sidewalk plowing, plowing od municipal parking lots, and the lots themselves, festivals and such, police and fire, I mean, how could anyone make a comparison to those 2 taxes, as the Town provides the Village with...? Since the Town officials are Republican, and it's the Republicans that want to sell the Nursing home, does Mr. Pinecone feel the same way about the various amounts of tax money cited for that cost, but $65 seems to be the number? I doubt it. Funny how that is.

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