The City of Troy, New York, "Where Henry Hudson Turned Around."

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

NEWS OF INTEREST

Remains light.

RUPEKA FOUND?

Self-styled Cop Watchdog and accused child abuser Adam Rupeka and his girlfriend may be dead. Two bodies found down to Tijuana may be the couple. Must have been some Spring Break. Rupeka recently posted a video claiming he and his gal were crossing into Canada. A rather transparent mislead, no?

While we would not want to see any real harm come to Rupeka due to his obnoxious anti-cop activities (like most watchdogs he likely suffers from low self-esteem and has failed at legitimate endeavors*), we won't lose any sleep if he is dead. The recent allegations, if true, are disturbing.

This is an interesting story, destined for a Lifetime movie, probably starring Michael Cera.

CASINO NEWS

Rensselaer County will receive approximately $900,000 from the licensing fee paid by Rush Street Gaming. Who was there with her hand out? None other than our own Troy City Council President Carmella Mantello.

"Troy is facing difficult financial times and any additional funds will help relieve the fiscal stress on city taxpayers," Mantello said in a statement. "Hopefully the county, as a partner with the city, will strongly consider sharing part of these proceeds with Troy."

Mantello arrived at the County Building to request the funds wearing sunglasses and holding a cardboard sign that identified herself as a homeless vet.

County Executive Kathy Jimino seems unimpressed.

It is my intention that any funding we receive this year and in future years as a result of the casino being built in Schenectady be used to: 1. Provide property tax relief; 2. Address our need for additional investment in our infrastructure, especially highways and bridges, thereby enhancing our economic development efforts; and 3. Provide services for problem gamblers as was anticipated when the state approved casino gambling and established this revenue sharing for counties," Jimino said.

No word from Mantello about River Boat Gambling. That was Mantello's big plan for Troy during the 2011 mayoral contest. Has that gone by the way?

*Ralph Nader and his work in the car industry being an obvious exception

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just seen 2 Troy cops getting off a plain at Albany airport with sombreros on there heads.

Anonymous said...

The two cops weren't in Tijuana. They were coming back from a working vacation in Acapulco. The had some fun in the sun and also took some time out to interview with the Federalis, who according to the Troy PBA, pay more than the City of Troy.

Anonymous said...

Samaritan Security pays better than Troy.

Been around a while said...

You seemed to miss the point as regards County Executive Jimino's reply to her good friend City Council President Mantello's letter/press release concerning the distribution of casino funds. The last sentence of Mrs Jimino's reply says it all. She states that he has and will continue to discuss this issue with the duly elected Mayor of Troy and not you (my addition).

Anonymous said...

She's awesome!

Anonymous said...

Heres a question: Why didnt Troy throw their hat in the ring, and try to get the casino here? Bet we could have offered a better site than the Damon chemical landfill they're building on across the river. That's been a problem here for decades-- no long term vision. Jobs going somewhere else, and nobody cares, or even attempted to try and make it happen.Good for Kathy ignoring the media ho. Carmella brings nothing to the table. Her riverboat gambling idea was a good one - but where was the follow-up? Did she call the Administration out to take a shot at getting the casino here? She's a blohard.

Anonymous said...

Exactly. Oh Carmella. Ouch!

Anonymous said...

There is no site in Troy big enough.

Anonymous said...

By Kathy endorsing her brother and now pandering to the Troy democrats she has guaranteed herself a bruising primary. Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin is ready and willing.

Anonymous said...

Troy does NOT need another vice lure in the name of gambling. Troy needs to make itself livable for our residents and taxpayers.

Anonymous said...

Troy needs tax revenue. I'd rather they get it from freeloading dumbasses stupid enough to gamble than from the already overburdened workers and homeowners.

Anonymous said...

8:57 AMEN!

Anonymous said...

Was one Tedesco? He likes to look taller.

Anonymous said...

Ha ha!

Anonymous said...

8:57 for Mayor, County Exec, and Council President.

Anonymous said...

Bullshit, Lack of vision

Anonymous said...

Mama sez,Bring your lunch and Waterboy Gordon

Anonymous said...

Point one out.

Anonymous said...

So crossing party lines for the betterment of all involved is a bad thing? You're a real dumbass

Anonymous said...

Troy never had a chance to land the casino. Casinos were placed in areas which were faithful and have close ties to the Gov. Schenectady ended up with the casino because of former Schenectady mayor Brian Stratton, who is an appointee of Cuomo. The two have been friends since Stratton's father was in congress and papa cuomo was the gov. Casino placements were another form of Cuomo's hunger games, awarded to those who kneel before the state's top mook.

Anonymous said...

Whatever you say, Jimbo. Aren't you the guy who lost with five lines? That's gotta be some kind of record.

DrewCoop13 said...

Coming over the menands bridge on the river South of the county jail