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Plowing: Giving credit on rough day

December 13, 2013

Many motorists were quick to criticize the municipal snowplow operators for the problems on local roads. But those behind that squeaky wheel need to give it a brake....

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joew

Dec-16-13 8:34 PM

Just by using the term "Dunkirk pigs" shows what a total clueless idiot you are! Someone needs to slap some sense and respect into your deranged brain!

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Deloniak

Dec-16-13 5:39 PM

This just shows how ridiculous and out of touch this "newspaper" is with the people in this community. I don't know one person who was happy with the plowing of city streets. I do know alot of people who were upset they got tickets from the Dunkirk Pigs. The plow jobs on the roads were horrible. The sidewalks were not even passable. I asked a clerk in the city clerks office why the roads and sidewalks were in horrible shape and she replied the city only had two working plows. Again, most people were wondering "when are we going to see a plow". Leave it to the morons at the Observer to be out of touch.

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rumblefish

Dec-14-13 11:28 PM

wouldn't that be "unconfirmed" visit, breaking news did not have a confirmed name attached to it.... your welcome

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rumblefish

Dec-14-13 11:22 PM

Joe and Captain joined at the hip, we said that going on a road trip together would be good for two "like" minds ,on the other hand we have changed our thoughts on Christopher going, riding with you two is even too much "stress and worry for him to stomach, as for how city was maintained before union, ask yourself this: when was the last time ALL the sidewalks where plowed and fire hydrants were dug out, it was SOP back in the day before city was taken hostage by the greedy, Phil and others complain like we do about union costs, yet you praise them doing a days work and earning a days pay, we don't waffle on views of unions, especially public sector ones,and never will

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Chuck392

Dec-14-13 7:08 PM

" I have given you many examples of areas where government is centralized and costs are about half of ours." - PhilJulian

Unfortunately that's comparing apples to oranges. Again, you haven't given me one example of a merged entity that saved money. Another example of one that didn't save anything locally was the Chautauqua Lake School merger.

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Captain

Dec-14-13 4:04 PM

True colors? I was a comparing 2 idiotic scenarios. You know something joe, not only are you too predictable, you're becoming quite the bore.

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joew

Dec-14-13 3:45 PM

Ah captain,your true colors!!

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Captain

Dec-14-13 3:22 PM

yeah, right, all you anti-union people want us to believe that a non-union worker works much harder than a union worker. Maybe some of you were forced to smoke pot by your parents & grandpa when you were 2.

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Veteran

Dec-14-13 2:05 PM

I bet those streets are down to pavement now that the GOV is coming...lol

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joew

Dec-14-13 10:09 AM

The bottom line here is that the plow operators did a great job given the conditions. Until you who are so critical of these operators have sat in that cab in a whiteout you have no idea of the stress or worry.

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PhilJulian

Dec-14-13 9:10 AM

RUMBLEFISH - you make some accurate observations about the pre-union street department. I can remember as a child my neighbor was constantly being laid off from the local steel mill. He got a jon with the street department and I can still remember the joy expressed by his wife who said "finally he will have a steady job". In those days working for government meant steady employment with modest pay. CHUCK392 - like I said you refuse to understand the issue. I have given you many examples of areas where government is centranized and costs are about half of ours. Thaks OK - I respect your opinion.

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rumblefish

Dec-14-13 8:25 AM

we know who "won't".....your welcome

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Captain

Dec-14-13 8:03 AM

OK...take a guess who'll be driving.

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rumblefish

Dec-14-13 7:41 AM

bickering between Joe and C boys can be solved, seeing the Bus trip to PSC meeting has been canceled, they can all get together and bond on a road to the meeting trip

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rumblefish

Dec-14-13 7:37 AM

should be " past posted treatment" yes there is a "cure" for Steinerism Your welcome

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rumblefish

Dec-14-13 7:32 AM

if more people would get "their" Steinerism under control and follow past posted treated, life would be so grand

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Captain

Dec-14-13 7:26 AM

No female infantry in the Army? Oh well, my bad! Guess that shows how little I know.

I do try my best to refrain from insulting others just b/c I disagree w/their opinion, but joe, if you're referring to my criticisms against "your friend", it's b/c I feel his opinions should be constructive, but instead they're often the opposite. When I get snide remarks thrown at me (mostly from you), I don't hesitate to give it back.

Thanks for the chuckle, Paul.

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rumblefish

Dec-14-13 7:03 AM

it's not the hammer, it the director of it'd strikes and how many strikes there should be......your welcome

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Christopher

Dec-14-13 6:52 AM

I hate Bingo. And as a former Infantryman, I'd like to point out that we don't ride anywhere, we walk! :)

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Chuck392

Dec-13-13 10:51 PM

"There are economies in centralized government but you refuse to understand the issue." - PhilJulian

I understand completely that most merged governments didn't save taxpayers any meaningful amount of money. There are reports out there to back this up. One recent local merger was Randolph Town/Village. Saved former village residents nothing and the town residents saw a measly 5% reduction. If they were paying $1,000 a year in taxes, that's a whopping savings of $50 a year, or about $4 a month. Show me a merged group of municipalities that saved a worthwhile amount - you haven't yet.

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joew

Dec-13-13 8:44 PM

Two things Captain-first, how did I insult as you say "all" when I specifically named one individual? Second-since when does the Army have women in the Infantry? I might point out your continuous insults directed at people is a example of your hypocrisy in this matter. Take a good look in the mirror and read some of your comments directed at certain people.

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Captain

Dec-13-13 7:46 PM

I disagree with the criticisms being directed at the drivers. I believe they were just following orders, based on whatever funds are left in the budget.

Joey's last post was a little off topic, but it was disturbing just the same. Looks like he forgot to add the word "simple" when posting this very demeaning insult. And this coming from someone who retired from the military!?!? He insulted all infantry men & women who served, not just one individual, but he obviously failed to see this due to his contempt for Paul. Joey is w/o a doubt the most condescending jerk I've ever known, and he needs some serious help!

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rumblefish

Dec-13-13 7:38 PM

praise and pat, till the overtime expense is revealed, if at all

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hadenough

Dec-13-13 6:47 PM

Just who do you give credit to? The snow plow driver? He will go slow clear the street block your driveway with tons of the white stuff. Take a break and go home after a 16 hour shift. That folks equates to eight hours of overtime and in the time the driver is working how many actual hours are actually spent behind the wheel?

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joew

Dec-13-13 4:46 PM

All the plows have to be dedicated to King St so a certain somebody can get to the Bingo hall this evening. Pretty sad when a infantryman whines like Christopher does.

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