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Post by thelivyjr » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:40 p


Paul Plante says:

And if someone who has worked in journalism for over 15 years, and who was recognized yearly for ethical and accurate reporting without misleading or sensationalistic headlines really wanted to strike a blow for freedom in their war against misleading or sensationalistic headlines, which is admittedly from my perspective as an “intended victim” of misleading or sensationalistic headlines a noble cause, as opposed to nit-picking and grousing about headlines in the Cape Charles Mirror, which headline in question was in accordance with the first rule of headline writing, which is to be factual, which this one clearly was, with their extensive experience and stellar reputation in the journalism field by teaching a college-level course in journalism titled “Sensationalism in the media as a potent political weapon” based on real-world examples of the true harm this mindless practice by the so-called “journalists” employed by the for-profit main stream media causes, they could do no better than to start with that headline in the Hearst-published Albany, New York Times Union entitled “Developers see a zealot in new county health officer,” and follow it along from there into what is truly a rich harvest of both intentionally misleading and sensationalistic headlines from the public records including the files of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation, which misleading and sensationalistic headlines caused the people of Rensselaer County in the corrupt third-world ****hole of New York state to be deprived of public health protection to their continued detriment.

That rich harvest includes false reporting by MSNBC superstar political reporter Christine Kapostacy Jansing when she was with TV channel 13 in the corrupt capital of New York in Albany, and such sensationalist and misleading headlines from the Albany Times Union as “Renss. Co. reins in growth,” which was intentionally skewed in an effort to mislead the public, and “School Septic system overruns blamed on Plante” from the now defunct Troy Record, which was yet another of the long train of false stories in the record in this matter, and “‘Nazi’ charge outrages health workers” from the Times Union along with “Good show in the theater of absurd” which are just a few of the many examples of misleading and sensationalistic headlines to be found in that treasure trove of misleading and sensationalistic headlines being used in real time in the real world as very potent political weapons with intent to cause harm, which incidentally, the main stream media can do with impunity with their “freedom of the press” immunity from civic responsibility, accuracy, integrity, fact and truth.

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Post by thelivyjr » Mon May 06, 2019 1:40 p


6 May 2019


Yes, people, for those of us heading in a westerly direction on Rt 66 approaching the intersection with Rt. 351 at 7:10 AM on 6 May 2019, we got to see the dawning of a whole new era in Poestenkill, New York, with the former Benson Brothers PDD at the 66/351 intersection which was intended to protect the residential nature of that area, including the three residential properties on that site that the Town of Poestenkill has allowed to go to rot and ruin in that ugly hobo jungle that now occupies the majority of the site, being replaced by a planning vehicle known in Poestenkill as a Zoning Overlay District, which has created a Zone of Exclusion surrounding that intersection, a lawless zone devoted to garbage where human habitation and human usages like the Algonquin Middle School are now non-conforming uses, and thus, are no longer entitled to protection of law.

What is good for the residents in that overlay district is now determined by Waste Management, with no appeals allowed.

Previously known as the Benson Brothers PDD, the site is now the Dominic Jacangelo Regional Garbage Reception Station, and those of us passing by on that morning got to see its inauguration as the go-to place for the region’s garbage, which has now been opened up to use by all the garbage haulers in the Capital District pursuant to a nifty backroom deal between Dominic Jacangelo, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and the Office of the New York State Attorney General which excludes not only public participation in the review and planning process, but further, keeps that planning process itself outside of the scrutiny of the public, so that Jacangelo was able to pull off the major coup of making Poestenkill the next major regional landfill, without a peep of protest from the unwitting public, which serves to erase any doubts in the minds of anyone about Dominic Jacangelo not being a world-class mover and shaker on a scale with such luminaries and visionaries as Cuomo Tech Czar Alain Kaloyeros.

Well done, Dominic!

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Post by thelivyjr » Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:40 p

THE CAPE CHARLES MIRROR July 4, 2019 at 10:00 pm

Paul R. Plante says:

Except the Declaration of Independence did nothing to end tyranny, because there will always be tyrants, as this recent post of mine in a local community newsletter makes clear, to wit:


On July 4, 1776, the people who were to become known to history as the original citizens of the United States of America did something unprecedented in the history of the world – they called out the King of England as a tyrant to the candid world.

In that July 4th Address to the candid world known to history as the Declaration of Independence, the founding fathers stated as follows with respect to tyranny, to wit:

The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.

To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury.

A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

End quotes

And today, the history of the present King of Poestenkill, Dominic Jacangelo, is once again a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over this Town.

In the Town of Poestenkill, we, the people are once again faced with the despotism of a tyrant, this one named King Dominic, the first of his name, who has refused his Assent to OUR Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good, which once again brings us back to these words from the Declaration of Independence, to wit: A Prince like Dominic Jacangelo whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant is unfit to be the ruler of a free people, because of his depraved indifference to human life and his callous disregard for the established rights and health and well-being of the citizens of the Town of Poestenkill.

Respectfully submitted,

Paul R. Plante

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Post by thelivyjr » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:40 p



On the Silly Season and Eric Wohlleber

Once again, as happens this time every year as election day approaches, we citizens who must decide who should hold the public offices that are intended to keep our various levels of government functioning efficiently and effectively to protect and safeguard our lives, health, liberty, and property, which is what we have governments for in this country, although so many of our office seekers and holders seem to be entirely ignorant of that, making it about them, instead, are entering into what is known colloquially as the “silly season,” so named because this is the time of year when we are treated to all kinds of claims and boasts and promises from those seeking office, which takes me to a piece of election-year political propaganda that ended up in my mailbox, wherein was claimed that Eric Wohlleber of Poestenkill is running for a seat on the Poestenkill Town Council to “ensure that town government is responsive to the residents and that we are providing the proper services to build a bright future.”

As someone who has lived in this town now for seventy (70) years, and who has had contact with this same Eric Wohlleber concerning the Jacangelo Garbage Reception Station in Poestenkill that is operating as a public nuisance according to our code as written, as a resident of this town and a voter, I would step forward and challenge Mr. Wohlleber on that statement about “ensuring that town government is responsive to the residents,” because that is an empty statement and an insult to our intelligence.

Mr. Wohlleber had his opportunity over these last several years as a sitting councilman to ensure that town government is responsive to the residents, and he not only failed to do that, but has gone further to ensure that the town totally ignores the residents of the residentially zoned area of the Town who are subjected to the nuisance of the Jacangelo garbage transfer station on a daily basis.

So, people, in a word, his word is worthless.

Vote for him at your peril.

Paul Plante

"Poestenkill councilman charged in DWI case"

Albany, New York Times Union

Updated 5:24 pm EDT, Monday, October 7, 2019

POESTENKILL – A town councilman running for re-election was ticketed for aggravated DWI in a two-vehicle accident when his blood alcohol content was three times the legal limit, the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Office said Monday.

Republican Councilman Eric Wohlleber’s DWI charge on Friday evening came less than five weeks before the Nov. 5 election.

The accident occurred at 4:50 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Plank and Blue Factory roads, according to deputies.

The other driver was not seriously injured, deputies said.

Wohlleber’s blood alcohol content was 0.24, Sheriff Patrick Russo confirmed.

The legal limit is 0.08.

Wohlleber, 42, was ticketed for aggravated driving while intoxicated, failure to obey a yield sign and failure to yield at an intersection.

Wohlleber is scheduled to appear on Oct. 21 in Poestenkill Town Court.

Wohlleber and fellow Republican Councilman Harold Van Slyke face Democratic challenger Susan Mullen Kalafut in the general election for a four-year term on the Town Board.

Kalafut is the chief of staff and spokeswoman for District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly.

The accident occurred at 4:50 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Plank and Blue Factory roads, according to deputies.

“We’ll be seeking a special prosecutor,” Donnelly said, citing Wohlleber’s elective office, his family ties and Kalafut’s campaign.

Wohlleber is a former spokesman for the district attorney’s office, holding the post when former District Attorney Patricia D’Angelis was in office.

Wohlleber is the son-in-law of State Supreme Court Justice Raymond J. Elliott III.

Wohlleber works in public relations and has worked for the State Senate Republicans.

Wohlleber made a brief run for the State Senate last year, but withdrew as Republicans opted to back Senator Daphne Jordan, R-Halfmoon, who was elected in the 43rd District to succeed retiring State Sen. Kathleen Marchione, R-Halfmoon.

It’s anticipated that the Poestenkill town justices will ask to have the case assigned to another court.

Wohlleber is represented by attorney Joseph Ahearn of Troy.

“Eric’s a hard worker, a dedicated public servant,” Ahearn said.

“Hopefully, he will not be defined by this one incident.”

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Post by thelivyjr » Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:40 p

DATE: 1/8/2020

To Rensselaer County Department of Health:

As the Rensselaer County Associate Public Health Engineer in 1986, I am aware that the County Health Department had knowledge of a serious salt contamination problem of groundwater used for drinking water in the Liberty Lane area of the Town of Poestenkill and environs.

In that time since, not only has there been no follow-up by the County Health Department to monitor this problem, but the problem has grown worse, to the point of where I no longer drink my water, and the salt content is causing obvious damage to my plumbing.

When can we Poestenkill residents aggrieved by this problem expect relief from the Rensselaer County Department of Health to restore our groundwater to drinking water standards?

Paul Plante, P.E.

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Post by thelivyjr » Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:40 p


Dear Town Clerk:

Would you please be so kind as to see this communication is made an agenda item for the next town board meeting in Poestenkill.

This morning, 16 February 2020, I drove down Liberty Lane from Rt. 351 to my home a little after 9:00 am, and except for a few wispy patches of snow, the road was essentially clear, and it certainly represented no dangerous condition that I could discern, having been driving in winter conditions since the 1960s.

Imagine my surprise then, to see a fully-loaded Poestenkill Town plow truck coming down Liberty Lane spreading sand believed to be mixed with salt on the bare road, which raises the question of why the Town of Poestenkill had a plow truck out on a Sunday morning spreading sand on a bare road that didn't need it?

Clearly, the Town of Poestenkill is aware that there is a groundwater salt contamination issue in that area of the Town of Poestenkill caused by the State of New York dumping copious amounts of salt on Rt. 66, to the point that piles of salt can be observed standing in the intersection of Rt. 66 and Rt. 351, as well as what is believed to be salted sand by the Town of Poestenkill on Liberty Lane, which sand mixture is then plowed by the town onto my front lawn, where it accumulates.

Why does the Town of Poestenkill do this?

I would like there to be discussion of this issue at the next Town Board meeting, and I would like to know if the sand put on Liberty Lane contains salt.

If so, why is the Town of Poestenkill contributing to this groundwater salt contamination issue by sanding a bare road on a Sunday morning?

Is it that they are intentionally trying to poison the water?

Or are they simply indifferent because the State of New York has established the Liberty Lane area as a part of a state industrial zone which supersedes the Town of Poestenkill zoning where human occupation is discouraged and in no way protected?

I would like the Town Board to address this issue on the record at the next Town Board meeting as an agenda item, so that it is made a part of the Town Board minutes.

I am making this request of your office, because I do not come to Poestenkill Town Hall as I do not feel safe in Poestenkill Town Hall, and Poestenkill Town Hall for me is not disabled accessible, especially when one is forced to have to walk past a shrine on Poestenkill Town property to a deceased town lawyer who not only was a champion of corruption in the Town of Poestenkill, but further, advocated for the use of physical violence against myself as well as the use of a fraudulent psychiatric arrest order to strip me of my right to dissent in Poestenkill.

Thanking you in advance, I remain


Paul R. Plante

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