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So another threat by the School Board on the Budget. Time for a new Superintednet and Board.
why do we put up with a school board that won't listen to the will of the people
1:45 we can only stop them by bullet voting.I recommend that no one vote for Farrel or Bowers and vote for only one non-incumbent. If we can decide on that non-incumbent and just vote that person we can pick them off one at a time.With the exception of Shaugnessy they are all a joke. Gretzinger should resign and /or the "board" should ask for his resignation.The high school is failing,neighborhood schools are being closed,the testing and security incident must be answered for,and no superintendent with these nonsense certifications should earn more than 125k.Let's get real their salaries are what they are simply because the board is convinced they will not be re- elected if they do not pursue the agenda ;i.e.higher salaries and benefits at the cost of money for education.The greatest educators I have seen were nuns who worked for non-monetary rewards.In sacred trusts such as education if you're in it for the money you should get the hell out.Go into business where nothing is guaranteed.Many. idiots have been successful business people;and they belong in business not in the art and science of education for this belongs to the dedicated not the money makers. They should be driven from the temple of education and into the depths of money making.They should not hide behind the guise of "educator."
Rich, why don't your followers respond to the topic you are reporting on insted of always going after Mike Schupp or Mayor Sottile. Maybe you could make a file for all the bitchers to make their comments there. It would make reading and responding to yor blog much easier and to the topic of conern.
Rich, I see a disconect, or shall I say you need a one. First, give them hell every day when you run for Mayor. Good luck with your fundraiser. To the above. Your blog followers still see you as a champion for there School Board issues. We can see that you have taken the lead when others hide, but.. you are running for Mayor, not the School Board. It must be hard to try and let go, and I think you have to. I want to restate 10:16 to your followers. Hey the man is running for Mayor of the City of Kingston, he could use your support and help.
Hey 10:16 your no better than who you are trying to call out. Your just bitching also.I didn't see where you commented on Rich's fundraiser, that is what this post is about.BITCH BITCH BITCH...
i have to agree with 10;16 reading about schupp is getting old and all the complaining we know who it is its not the good workers of the dpw but the few goof offs they have who dont like to just do thier job but but get mad when ask too so stop the complaining and just do your job
10;16, there is so much to bitch about on these two buffoons Sottile and Schupp, his little pup. All of us bitchers are grateful to Rich to have a forum to vent and bring forward all of the shenanigans these two dudes play a vital role in, namely, screwing up the City at large and the DPW. Both men are hypersensitive and have inferiority complexes yet are ego maniacs as well. Weird combination but true. One is outta here in 8 months and the little one needs to be reeled in by the new Mayor and council. If not, more dysfunction will continue because Schupp is clueless on how to run the dept. it shows doesnt it?
Yard sale law, this is as stupid as the length of time that Hoffay discuss a stop sign on NOrth Front Street and Senor as cats in his wards. This is really going to bring addtional revenue into the City and help off the expenses. Get real.
Rich, we are hoping you get elected to Mayor, the dept. of public works is not a very pleasant place to work at under Mike Schupp. Yes, some workers will kiss up to him like in all depts. but generally most workers I converse with each day state that it is terrible working under Schupp and some of the foremen. Frankly, I even hear some foremen complain that Schupp doesnt know what he is doing but they go along because he is the boss. If you get elected, changes need to be made with mr. Schupp. He may have a contract, but the Mayor is bosshog around here! So, looking forward to you helping some of the workers that were, and are happy to vote for you in November.
10:16 YOu opened up the discussion on Sottile and Schupp. No one mentioned them until your comment.So while we are on the subject of Sottile and Schupp how would you rate Schupps proformance so far?Are you happy with yard waste being picked up every other week?How about the recycling blowing all over the place because Schupp can not get the public to listen to him.What about all the dirt in front yards from him triing to save money on salt? What do you think?
10:16 it sounds like you are the little man himself. You should have waited for Gilfeather to retire because you are way over your head at the DPW and it shows.
10:16 if you want ot talk about schupps mistakes how about the bypass pump he bought. he spent almost $80,000.00 and it doesn't work. seems he bought the wrong pipoing for it. now the taxpayers are stuck paying for a piece of equipment that can't use.
To 4:24, if the people would follow the schedule for what gets pick up on their garbage day , it won't be a problem with them, also it is all the salt being put down is what made the potholes.
Wrong 2:18, the people NEVER had a problem with thier schedule until Schupp arrived with his foolish ideas on how to pick up recycleables and trash! Also, salt didnt create the potholes, the cold temps did because when it warms up the frost is pushed down and undermines the blacktop. I agree with earlier post, we have a mess with dirt and dust from Schupp's dumb idea to mix salt with dirt or gravel. Good idea for state roads, but a disaster for City streets. His inexperiece continues to show itself and from what I hear, the men resent him.
Rich can the City be sued if a motorcycle or other vehicle slides on all the gravel the DPW has been putting on the roads this winter, and causes a death? Plus doesn't all that gravel go in the sewers and cause billed up and end up making the lines blocked,which will cost more to clean and repair in the long run.
2:18 What schedule? DPW hasn't put one out this year yet. I called the other day and they said it hasn't been printed yet.POT HOLES? They were never this bad. The City used less salt this year than in past years, so how can you blame the salt.
8:27,Yes, the city can be sued. There will be an issue of notice versus a nuisance created by the city.
To 9:29 am, the trash pick up is recycables every other week and yard waste evey other week, DUH.All you have to do is ask the person when you call. Simple as that. And it was the salt, they put too much.
8:45, sounds like the little guy M.S. talking...however we will give you benefit of the suspicion and just rate you as an ill informed participant that drank the kool-aid. NEVER HAS THERE BEEN THIS MUCH CONFUSION UNDER ANY OTHER SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC WORKS REGARDING TRASH PICKUP ALONG WITH YARDWASTE AND BRUSH,PERIOD. Lets keep it real, man. Just ask your neighbor..or is your neighbor all the way in Highland?
I am still a little befuddled as to why Sayne gallo chose dan gartenstein to be his campaign manager. Gartenstein, as stated in freeman story, was on the school board that was premoting building a new Highschool on a flood plain! Hmm, just a tad stupid to put it basely. I mean, I know Shayne is dense, but not that dense is he? Oh well, we will stay tuned for the election season. It will be interesting!
There is yard waste out all over the City this week and we have a large event this weekend the Kingston Classic and the City will look like crap as usual with tourist coming intot he City. DPW should be ashamed of this.
8:45 Why should I have to call every week to find out what DPW is picking up? This service should be every week like it has been done for over 25 years. Schupp is in over his head and let the council cut his workforce yet again. Gorsline used straight salt for his whole term as Superintendent and never had this many problems.
Rich, My kitchen drain got plugged up and won't drain should I blame Mike Schupp for this? Oh and my grass keeps growing and branches keep falling from my trees and people keep throwing trash out their car windows is Mike Schupp responsible for this also? Come on get real the problems at DPW have been there and will be as long as the CSEA thinks they control the department.
9:32am are you posting on this blog from your work computer during working hours? You should know by now the City can trace your web site actions.And we still think you are over your head at the DPW.You only get blamed for what you do!
I had to pick up my recyclables once again from all over the street because Mike Schupp's dumb idea of picking up every other week. I never had this problem before, why do we have to continue to endure these "ideas" of this dept. head that makes changes just to make changes. if it aint broke, why fix it Mr. Schupp?
9:32, no one would defend little Mikey Schupp with the exception of the safety officer, Grandma Berquist! The men hate him, the aldermen dislike him and think he is a pompous jerk, with the exception of looney Charlie Landi, and the taxpayers definetly think he is doing a poor job. Schupp's problem is he thinks he is the smartest person in the room at all times, but in reality all he causes is resentment. He has been working for DPW the least amount of time yet he thinks he knows more than everyone else because he ran a lawnmower and raked leaves at a couple of state sites! He has pissed alot of people off that have been around for a long time and he thinks that he intimidates his workers yet no one really falls for his lame routine. Department heads come and go just like Mayors, Schupp is merely passing through! Rich, keep putting one foot in front of the other and keep swingin',before you know it you will be Mayor.
Hey 9:32 Put the blame where it belongs. Mike Schupp made the plan about picking up recycling and yardwaste every other week. Mike Schupp did not utter one word when they laid off 14 laborers.Mike Schupp made the decision to mix salt and dirt.His plans are not working out and now he whines like a little kid. TR Gallo sent him packing for the same reason. HE DOESN'T KNOW WHAT HE'S DOING. Rich when you get elected I hope you send him packing back to Highland.
Right with you 8:22. Had my recycling out this week and it got picked up no problem. Today, Friday, my neighbor got his yardwaste picked up. Will they pick mine up next Thursday? of did Schupp change his plan and is only picking up yardwaste on Fridays now?
Hey 8:55 first Rich won't get elected. by some large miricle that he does who will he blame for all that's wrong with Kingston.
10;43, it doesnt matter who gets elected, most candidates think Schupp is a clown anyway, yet they wont admit to his face. The little guy rubs people the wrong way, he gave local contractor a hard time recently and so he manages to piss people off without even trying, just a natural propensety.
To 5:17, DPW pick up yard waste friday because they told me they had a extra truck going around to pick up yard waste that people had out there. They will pick up yard waste this week he said. I just wish people would follow the schedule like it should be followed. It is not hard to do people.
10:43. It most certainly cannot be the Republicans if that is what you are alluding to as they have not been the majority in this city in recent years. That leaves the Democrats? Independents? The Unions? Let me know when you decide!
2:26 What schedule? DPW doesn't have one ready yet. The council gave Schupp the money to print one last year and Schupp didn't do it. This guy is becoming a major problem. How hard is it to print up a schedule? I forgot the one they printed last year was screwed up. NEW LEADERSHIP IS NEEDED AT DPW.
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