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

Thursday, May 19, 2016

NEWS DROUGHT II

Not much in the way of fun news. Joel hasn't had another case yanked from him and Ms. Mantello hasn't had a press conference in hours. The good people of Troy did pass a school budget and a Capital Project:

Troy City School District residents have approved a $112.9 million budget for the 2016-17 school year as well as a $23.3 million Capital Project – both with a 0-percent tax levy increase. In addition three candidates have been elected to the Board of Education.

The unofficial results of the budget vote are 589 (yes) to 141 (no). This $112,909,509 budget will result in a 0-percent tax levy increase – $47,000 below the allowable tax cap.

Less than 800 people voted?

The Vega Trial is underway.

Vega is accused of strangling Milligan on April 3, 2014, at 271 Fifth Ave. in Lansingburgh, then setting fire to her apartment to cover up the killing.

Milligan was pregnant with Vega's unborn child, Alina, who also died. Prosecutors believe trial testimony will show Vega killed Milligan because his current girlfriend, with whom he also had a child, was angry over the pregnancy, court records said.
 
If acquitted, Vega would like a career working with children.
 
The lead prosecutor is Andrew Botts. Unlike the last fiasco, Mr. Botts was not admitted to practice law this year. He was admitted in 2012. So, we have that going for us. Wish him luck. This was a heinous crime and if Vega was white, and lived in Bethlehem, it would be a Lifetime Original Movie.
 
 
 
 

90 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lou II, no news is good news?

Anonymous said...

In other news the city is settling all expired union contracts that have been expired for only 5 years.

Anonymous said...

Back in 2011 this blog bent over backwards for Lou. Now, you never once criticize him. Hippocrates.

Robert Cox said...

With What Collateral Are They Offering All The First Born Males !~~!

Robert Cox said...

When A Dog Chases A Car And Catches It WTF Is The Dog Going To Do With A Car Eat It Same As A Dog Who Chases His Tail !~~!

Anonymous said...

The comments here sometimes rival even Sound Off in showing the embarrassingly low level of intelligence of some citizens.

Democratus did not "bend over backwards for Lou" on this blog in 2011. The blog was dark from 2008 - 2015. If you don't believe me, look at the blog archive just to the right of this box.

Hippocrates was a Greek physician, sometimes known as the Father of Medicine. This is the second time this commenter has confused Dr. Hippocrates with the word "hypocrite"

Anonymous said...

I do wish Mr. Botts luck, he proved himself an able prosecutor in the Hoffler murder trial. Hopefully he can gain some experience and get out of that train wreck of an office.

Anonymous said...

Next Carmzilla presser will be to announce that summer is coming, and that she will assemble an exploratory committee to determine when the leaves will fall this year.

Anonymous said...

Hippocrates? Was that the guy in Bill & Ted's Big Adventure?? Must be a relative of SoCrates

Anonymous said...

@1:43 PM, the blog wasn't being written in 2011. Take a look to your right. See the years? Do you see 2011? Didn't think so.

Anonymous said...

How bout Chuck Doyle taking over the CDBG dept along with planning. Great job and a promotion from within.

Anonymous said...

You want news do an article on people who don't pay for there kids

Anonymous said...

They erased everything between 2008 and 2015. I remember. they we all for Lou. It was sick. Now, nothing. You know, you can erase stuff. Duh. They/him/she are bug Hippocrates. So F#*% you all.

Anonymous said...

I'm shock that there are no comments about the FD getting a big grant to pay for firefighters to become paramedics. I guess after all we are keeping the FD ambulance

Anonymous said...

Coming soon: Carmella's presser announcing Memorial Day and the summer solstice. My God, what did we ever do without her!

Anonymous said...

Tomorrow Carmella announces the DA Amnesty Program. For a limited time Joel gets three fuckups for the price of two.

Anonymous said...

You people apparently don't get the press releases from Man Bunn. He makes Carmella look like a piker. He press releases what ever she says 5 min before her. Selective hearing you all have.

Anonymous said...

There was no blog for those years, nothing was erased you moron.

Anonymous said...

And when a idiot over-does his 420, he becomes a bigger idiot

Anonymous said...

Pat is doing a great job getting us out of this financial mess. I wish Carmella would just listen to him.

Anonymous said...

Carmella today, while holding a Mayan calander, disputed Mayor Maddens claim that tomorrow is 5/20.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't he own the tbgc????

Anonymous said...

Kudos

Anonymous said...

This blog will always disappoint !

Anonymous said...

I thought city hall jtt was getting it?

Glen cherbin said...

Oh I love Jonathan Taylor Thomas

Drew p said...

Wow.

Anonymous said...

Corky can't keep quiet in florida

Anonymous said...

1:43, you want a tissue? What a fucking pussy cry baby!

Anonymous said...

The author of those posts is none other than Jeff Pirros, a weasle of a man who's dumber then a bag of rocks

Anonymous said...

You should send Harry or the DA after those guys

DrewCoop13 said...

It only dissapoints the old city hall gang, they don't appreciate being called out for the corrupt, inept, ruthless waybthey ran the city or for the many mistakes they made that we STILL seem to be paying for!

Anonymous said...

Since the new democratus and city hall (one in the same?) are so obsessed with Mantello and McGrath you would think they run this city.

Anonymous said...

Give Carmella a call. She'll set up a press conference. Booyah.

Anonymous said...

10:00 press conference at City Hall. Carmella to announce that today is officially Friday.

Anonymous said...

18.000 strong

Anonymous said...

So what is happening with the other two murder cases? The case of the man killed in Wynantskill and the woman killed in South Troy? Crickets.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't Carmella haveto actually work at her state job? All day every day shes posing for cameras in Troy or on social media. Must be nice

Phana24JG said...

10.01 I'm not necessarily disputing your assertion, but exactly what has Pat or anyone done about our finances? The "buzz" about Pat is generally good.

Anonymous said...

WHAT ABOUT THE 2 AWFUL MURDERS? It is going on 6 months for crying out loud.

Hey Joel what is the story here?

Anonymous said...

Maybe Joel's checking their party ID before he decides to prosecute.

Anonymous said...

They are being held on parole violations you big dummy. You obviously are ignorant of how to prosecute a case but they can't be charged until the lab work comes back.

I hear the stolen 911 tape arrests are this week though.

Anonymous said...

Joel - Carmella - Carmella - Joel. I'm pleading for just one democratic elected official to step up and make us dems proud.

Anonymous said...

So what's up with the channt6 news story? Was the old gang to blame for that too Coop?

Anonymous said...

Drewp, 600 vacant buildings + 19% tax increase = 1200 vacant properties. HG5YN

Anonymous said...

LAB WORK TAKES 6 MONTHS?!!

Anonymous said...

@7:06you don't like being called out either!!

DrewCoop13 said...

You can't overdue 4:20

DrewCoop13 said...

It will only get bigger, I'm done paying!!!!

DrewCoop13 said...

Are those vacant buildings Bill Dunne's fault?

Anonymous said...

Just blame Harry like you always do, you hater!

DrewCoop13 said...

Is it possible to just cut out or at least drastically reduce the amount of overtime police fire and city workers get? I am naive on this subject and don't know if that's possible. But if it is possible, wouldn't that be a quick fix saving the city money ?

Anonymous said...

Jack McCann is running this town. Big news coming soon.

Anonymous said...

No. What? Do you like crime? Do you like people dying from fire and lack of medical care?
You don't pay taxes anyway so shut ur flap.

DrewCoop13 said...

Hater??? I guess your right. I hate big, far headed, corrupt, crybaby, tax evading former politicians who need handouts from friends to make a living!! Good night Gracie

Anonymous said...

Front page article in the TU about our incompetent DA. Abelove really outdid himself with this latest screw-up. The story will go national soon. Disgraceful. He needs to resign now and spare us all further embarrassment. We need someone who can actually do the job.

Anonymous said...

6:22 yea right

DrewCoop13 said...

Called out for what?? Being a stallion

Phana24JG said...

How does someone asking a simple question deserve an attack? I understand Drew has made some nasty posts, most of us have. If you have something intelligent to say, do so,then take a shot.

There are some things that can be done, but it's my understanding that the current contracts with both unions preclude doing very much to mitigate these costs.

DrewCoop13 said...

How are people going to die from no overtime you moron?!?! There are police and firemen working 24/7!!!!! I will explain my post to you so you can understand better, if a regular shift has 20 police and 30 firemen, why the hell would you need a 21st person on the job sucking up overtime,?!?! Explain that asshole!! I know you act like your 12 so I will give you a pass

Anonymous said...

Arent you looking for handouts when your not paying your bills.

Anonymous said...

You really do live in your own dream world!!

Anonymous said...

That's not how overtime works. And I'm pretty confident you know that. Stop playing stupid.

If a regular shift has 20. Two are off that day (down to 18). Then, two will be paid overtime to fill those spots that day (back to 20).

Except the fire department. Of there are two firemen off, then two will be paid straight time (NOT overtime pay rate) to fill those spots. More than two spots per day need to be vacant for overtime to exist. With the exception of major large fires or citywide emergencies requiring extra manpower for a few hours, but rarely are fires allowed to grow to that point before being put out.

DrewCoop13 said...

You keep talking about a Chanel 6 news story that has nothing to do with me! Didn't you already learn your lesson about falsly accusing me of being involved in a local paving scam? Talk about living in a dream world! You criminals just make shit up about me but here's a newsflash, everyone knows your middle school games and noone believes a word you print here. Again, the jealousy displayed by you guys for me would be funny if it wasn't so pitiful! I own you all, accept it and move on

Anonymous said...

When someone calls in and then someone fills in its overtime. When an emergency happens and all officer are there and can not be removed you need more officers and that's overtime. Really not that hard to figure out.

Anonymous said...

I believe police only put overtime on if they are short staffed of for big incidents and events that need extra bands. I doubt they put overtime guys on just for fun.

Some ways to cut back overtime expenses:
Have event planners pay the city for overtime costs (cough cough RPI)
Keep vacancies to a minimum so they aren't short staffed every day.

Anonymous said...

Drewp try getting a job before you start advising police and fire officials how they should work. If it wasn't so sad it'd be funny.

DrewCoop13 said...

7:23 you make no sense, my oldest child works full time and supports himself, my daughter has been living with me for the past 2 years and my youngest has lived with me as much as his mom these past 2years so why don't you explain to me why I should have to give ONE PENNY to anyone. It's not me who's looking for a handout, even you can figure out that math. But don't let facts get in the way of your delusion, you never did! Let me worry about my bills. After all I'm not begging the county executive to make up jobs for me and my girl! I'm man enough to go get what I want!

Anonymous said...

2 press releases from man bun today. He's worse than Carmella. Hope he's not getting overtime on a Sunday to put them out. He's a regular Chucky Shumer.

Anonymous said...

3rd press release from man bun. All puff. Make Pat look like he's doing anything out her than dealing with the budget.

Anonymous said...

Thirty more and he'll catch up with Carm.

Anonymous said...

I have a job. I'm the Executive Secretary at Troy Housing Authority.
Dumbass.

Anonymous said...

It's hysterical that any of this is coming from a lifetime patronage hack who needs to beg the county exec to create jobs for him and his spouse! Hypocrisy at its finest. The Troy GOP never disappoints. Lazy loser hacks with inferiority complexes dripping with jealous venom.

Anonymous said...

71 comments on a post about nothing. And you all wonder why things are fucked up.

Anonymous said...

Here's a new idea! Let's see the name of the employees next to their titles in the budget so that the people can see who is getting what and who is related to who. I want to know. I also want to see who has a Civil Service Test that was PASSED under their belt and who does not. Why are we, the public, taking civil service tests that are either not really open or someone already has that job. That's a good deal of money that is being taken or being stolen from us. The way everyone sounds on here, they need some honest, smart people here.

Anonymous said...

71 press releases about nothing. And you all wonder why a GOP controlled council was a bad idea.

Anonymous said...

11:59 I'd love to see this info about the county employees in Jiminoland, too. Oh my wouldn't that be fun. Particularly the part about who can't pass a civil service test.

Anonymous said...

Who are they jealous of?

Anonymous said...

Coop, you're the best! Game, set, match Cooper wins!

DrewCoop13 said...

7:32 can we be friends ? (:

DrewCoop13 said...

Who is man bun?

Anonymous said...

Nope, he don't they just don't post the reply to his nonsense.

Anonymous said...

Why are replying to your own post? Please dpont deny it timeline tells all.

Anonymous said...

How about a story on Domestic Violence?

Anonymous said...

Man Bun is the new democratus along with Moniker.

Anonymous said...

How about a story on drug addiction?

Anonymous said...

How about a story on unpaid tax liens?

Anonymous said...

Wait'll everybody's pal Lou Desso runs for county exec, either primarying Jimino or forcing her out, ooo boy, howdy, then the scandals'll really get a goin!!!!
....Captain John Tuttle

Anonymous said...

No I would like a pill popping story better.

Anonymous said...

Better bring his meatball sandwich with him when he does 10:16.