Tuesday, September 12, 2017


Calling all Democrats in the Town of Brookfield !

There will be a meeting tomorrow night / Wednesday at 6:30 PM in the Town Hall.

Looking for candidates to run for upcoming positions:  Town Supervisor, Town Clerk and two (2) Councilman positions.  

Friday, September 8, 2017

Sorry to hear TROY GENTRY of Montgomery & Gentry Killed in Helicopter Crash FRIDAY 9/8/17

Country star Troy Gentry died in a New Jersey helicopter crash on Friday at the age of 50.

As I recall, the group Montgomery & Gentry performed at the Madison Co. Fair....

It is with great sadness that we confirm that Troy Gentry, half of the popular country duo, Montgomery Gentry, was tragically killed in a helicopter crash which took place at approximately 1:00pm today in Medford, New Jersey,” the band’s reps said in a statement on Friday.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the helicopter crashed into a wooded area Friday afternoon near the Flying W Airport in Medford. The band’s statement said that “details of the crash are unknown.”

The airport also houses a resort and was scheduled to host a concert by the duo on Friday evening. The venue announced the cancellation of the gig Friday afternoon.

The pilot of the helicopter also died.

Gentry leaves behind two daughters with his wife of nearly 20 years, Angie.

“Gentry’s family wishes to acknowledge all of the kind thoughts and prayers and asks for privacy at this time,” the band’s statement noted.

Condolences have started to pour in on social media. Sheryl Crow wrote on Twitter, “So sad to hear the news of Troy Gentry. My prayers are with his family and friends.”

Kentucky natives Gentry and Eddie Montgomery started Montgomery Gentry in the ’90s. Their biggest hits include “That’s Something to Be Proud Of” and “Where I Come From.”

See article at: http://pagesix.com/2017/09/08/troy-gentry-of-montgomery-gentry-dies-in-helicopter-crash/?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=P6Facebook&utm_medium=SocialFlow

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

What a REAL TOWN SUPERVISOR reports....

This is what a REAL TOWN SUPERVISOR (LEBANON)  reports to his community...BROOKFIELD...we can't even get minutes from SALKA...is that the kind of POLITICIAN you want to send to ALBANY???  And Lebanon's report was in the PAPER...we can't even get information on the Website...unless you are a FACEBOOK "Friend" of Supervisor SALKA!

Lebanon to discuss electric, land law changes at Sept. 11 meeting
LEBANON >> Lebanon town officials will hold a public hearing on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 on a proposed law to create a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) for local residents to reduce electric costs through a group purchase agreement utilizing the Municipal Electric Government Association.

The town will also seek input on significant proposed changes in the town’s Land Management Local Law that have been recommended by a local group of town officials who spent approximately a year reviewing local town laws and codes.

The town board meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be at the Town Office, 1210 Bradley Brook Road in the hamlet. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

The public hearing on the proposed CCA Law is scheduled for 8 p.m. The public forum on the proposed changes in the Land Management Local Law will follow at approximately 8:15 p.m. All residents will be sent a mailing by the town with a synopsis of the major proposed changes which are attached. Residents can respond at town meetings, by email or by regular mail.

Town Supervisor Jim Goldstein has advised local residents that some of the proposed changes are significant enough that the town board wants as much input as possible from local residents and property owners.

Town officials and MEGA have hosted a workshop for residents and held several town meetings on the potential electric bill savings a CCA could provide to town residents by pooling and bidding for the best price, opt out options for residents who do not want to participate and the reality that the town will not move forward with the CCA unless town residents in the NYSEG service area will save on their electric bills. MEGA has 40,000 residents signed up through various municipalities in the region and will be soliciting bids for the best electric rates for the group.

Town board members want to be deliberative in the proposed Land Management Local Law changes since some of the proposed changes involve allowing more residences per parcel in the township, allowing farms to rent properties to tenants who are not farm workers, changing requirements for mobile home parks and eliminating the 12 year used mobile home rule. Town board members have had discussions with members of the public the last few board meetings but only a half dozen people so far have participated. Goldstein said town officials want a larger amount of feedback as the proposed law changes have been identified in initial discussions as both being more favorable to low income residents, landlords and renters but having negative impacts on property values, and the proposed changes would have impact on the direction of the town for the next decade to come.

Copies of the synopsis and the proposed LMLL changes as well as the existing law are available at townoflebanon.org, the town website and can also be obtained through the Town Supervisor or Town Clerk.

Other actions planned at the Sept. 11 meeting include:

•Discussing the 2018 town budget that will be filed with the Town Clerk Sept. 30.

•Discussing and adopting proposed amendments to the 2017 road repair plan.

•Reviewing the pending impact of state and county budgets.

•Reviewing Madison County updates with regard to the courthouse renovations, landfill projects, opiate prevention and 2018 budget.

•Discussing status of current local ag developmet issues.

•Discussing status of current code enforcement activity and actions

•Reviewing town assessed valuation and reduction in natural gas values for 2018.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

GARAGE SALE - Rt 8 Storage Units... SAT Sept 2

Just stopped at a decent yard sale on Rt 8 - Storage Units near the old Hiteman Farm.  Nice sale and lots of stuff.  Today/ Sat , Sept 2 ....

Sunday, August 27, 2017

DEC Graduate Daniel Plows

From WKTV....Local officer, DANIEL R. PLOWS,  graduates from DEC's 21st Basic School

Forty new recruits have graduated from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s 21st Basic School for Uniformed Officers, including a local environmental conservation officer, Daniel R. Plows.

(ECO's) .. duties include things such as investigating and checking deer and fishing licenses to conducting surveillance on corporate chemical dumping.

(RANGERS) The forest rangers' duties include tasks such as protecting state lands and forests, search and rescue missions, wildfire suppression and educating the public about safe use of state lands.

To learn more about job qualifications for ECO’s in New York, complete graduate list and the FULL ARTICLE see this WKTV Site:


Friday, August 25, 2017

WHEEL DAYS - Sept 22-24 (Thu-Sun)

Wheel Days will roll Sept. 22 through 24
Be a wheel watcher or a wheel turner when the 46th annual edition of Wheel Days rolls onto the Madison County Fairgrounds, Sept. 22 through 24

The wheels will start spinning Friday evening at 7 p.m. with the Truck Pull, while at 8 p.m. The Morgan Creek Band will be Rockin’ the stage. Saturday will feature special displays of antique tractors, gas engines, and the Mid-State Antique Stock Car Club. At 11 a.m., kids ages 3 to 9 will have a smashing good time in the Power Wheels Demolition Derby. You won’t want to miss the show that’s always a sell-out at 3 p.m. the King’s Smash’em Crash’em Demolition Derby and Rollover Contest. Then at 8 p.m. the winner of the 2017 Madison County Fair Battle of the Bands “Nothin’ Town” will be returning to the fairgrounds for an encore performance with a popular mix of country music.

The wheel excitement continues Sunday at 9 a.m. with the Tractor Pull, while at 10 a.m. “Just Cruise-In” car show welcomes the polished wheels on all Classic, Custom, Antique, and Muscle vehicles to the fairgrounds. Enjoy some country music with Matt Chase and the Thunder Canyon Band at 3 p.m. on the stage.

Beside all this wheel excitement find some treasurers at the flea markets, craft vendors and BCS Senior
Auction. Don’t miss what maybe your last chance of the season to enjoy some chicken barbeque and
delicious fair cuisine.

If you would like to participate in any of the “Wheel” fun and need more information see the event
contacts below:

Tractor & Truck Pulls…..Frank 315-939-9057
Demolition Derby & Roll Over….John 315-368-7957
Just Cruise-In…..Annette 315-380-8669
Vendors……Mike 315-292-8207
For further information on any of our events visit us at www.madisoncountyfairny.com.


Catch this week's Waterville Times.... a shame to see how things ARE NOT DONE in the Town of Brookfield after YEARS of $$ and WASTED TIME & LAME EXCUSES: no road agreement...no end to Flick's vs. Town....Personal use of his FACEBOOK page for TOWN BUSINES....clearly an inability of LEADERSHIP who has his eyes on ALBANY...he'll fit right in!!!