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Carthage, NY

#1 Jan 10, 2013
The rink at the lewis county fairgrounds was a place for families to enjoy them selfs and spend time with their children. But the last few weeks I have taken my children and have decided to leave after a short time. Teens smoking, smell of alcohol and drugs, talking about getting high and dealing in plain sight. Why don't they send in some out of area state police undercover to clean it up. That or if under 18 must have PARENT not a friend present with the youth. That or lock the gates and only use it for the leauges. Also instead of having someone just in the room. Putanfloor guard on the ice to supervise for saftey reasons.
A Parent

New York, NY

#2 Jan 10, 2013
You are so right...it was a place for families! Why is Janet no longer there? She new the kids, she loved the kids, she looked out for the kids, she made it fun, she knew who the kids were leaving with, she even gave some of them rides home when they didn't have a ride, you knew they were safe when she was running the rink! And there was no drugs, alcohol, or swearing allowed when she was there. Lets fight as parents to get her back, afterall what else do the kids have to do in Lowville during the winter? Contact the village board and let them know our feelings! BRING JANET BACK!!1
Fudge

New York, NY

#3 Jan 10, 2013
A Parent wrote:
You are so right...it was a place for families! Why is Janet no longer there? She new the kids, she loved the kids, she looked out for the kids, she made it fun, she knew who the kids were leaving with, she even gave some of them rides home when they didn't have a ride, you knew they were safe when she was running the rink! And there was no drugs, alcohol, or swearing allowed when she was there. Lets fight as parents to get her back, afterall what else do the kids have to do in Lowville during the winter? Contact the village board and let them know our feelings! BRING JANET BACK!!
I agree BRING BACK JANET! Why is she gone and who is the kid trying to run the place? To the village board~maybe you should spend some time there and see things for yourselves! You can't have a teenager in that position and expect there to be order! BRING BACK JANET!
Lol

New York, NY

#4 Jan 10, 2013
It's Janet's son now
another parent

Sodus, NY

#5 Jan 10, 2013
I for one took my kids down there to skate over the last few years, and although I agree that Janet was great with the kids, my kids were constantly getting knocked over, kids were smoking, swearing,and generally being rude etc. Now when we go I've never seen or smelt anyone drinking or smoking inside - it may not be better but it's not any worse - but I also am not one of those parents who drops my kids off for hours at a time and expected her to babysit them. I watch out for my kids because it's my job, not the person at the rink office.
NOPE

New York, NY

#6 Jan 10, 2013
Lol wrote:
It's Janet's son now
NO it is not Janet's son...it is her husbands son!
granma

New York, NY

#7 Jan 11, 2013
This is all janet and her friends postings. Lets be honest when she was..in charge... as you call it...it was caios a free for all mess. And news flash people janet kept all the profits to herself for whatever she sold out the window. Now it os organized run by committer covered by insurane with chores and responsibilty for safety delegated to responsible adults. Money that isade on food sold now goes to the childrends activities fund and is overseen by the board mayor and legislatures. Janet you quit....get over yourself they are better off
rink

Carthage, NY

#8 Jan 11, 2013
I domt know who it was last year but it still happened by the grandstand and under it. Ether police the place or close it. Why allow such an unsafe place to be operated if your not going to have real supervision. Like I said have the k9 unit show up under cover and the state boys that r not known by the locals. Clean the place up omce and forall before we lose it.
Yup

Southbridge, MA

#9 Jan 11, 2013
Not related to Janet at all but I think she did a great job running and when I was done there some girl and punk kids were runni g the concessions no supervision at all someone's kids going get hurt then they'll see. Like the first topix said lots of punks just hanging out not even skating its just a free warm place for them to flop. My kids live going ice skating but it's not safe with all the teenagers running the place...wrestling on the ice with skates on ... Janet would of never allowed that!
hockey player

New York, NY

#10 Jan 11, 2013
granma wrote:
This is all janet and her friends postings. Lets be honest when she was..in charge... as you call it...it was caios a free for all mess. And news flash people janet kept all the profits to herself for whatever she sold out the window. Now it os organized run by committer covered by insurane with chores and responsibilty for safety delegated to responsible adults. Money that isade on food sold now goes to the childrends activities fund and is overseen by the board mayor and legislatures. Janet you quit....get over yourself they are better off
Obviously you are one of the ones that pushed Janet out of there! You have no idea what you are talking about! She did an awesome job running the rink! She never kept any funds and she did alot on her own time for the place. She was forced to resign by the board then they hire a "kid" to run the place! And there is nothing but caios there now as well as many other things going on that Janet would never allow! BRING BACK JANET...she loves our kids and she watched out for each and everyone of them!
2 cents

Worcester, MA

#11 Jan 11, 2013
Love Janet as a person But she was part of the problem and not the solution at the rink.
She has a huge heart and loves the kids which is where the problems is.
Most of the kids that hang out there are nothing but problems and should be told you are not allowed here without parental supervision.
The rink to most people was and apparently is still just Free babysitting. Most parents just drop off their kids and pick them up a few hours later .
Great parenting skills!!!! Try staying at the rink with them and see how much the behavior goes away.
Most of the problems down there don't skate and just hang out and cause problems .
Janet thinks she is doing them a favor because their deadbeat parents are not around and she feels sorry for them.
Janet is not a babysitter.
And one more thing, Tanya Roy is running what is left of Lewis County Hockey into the ground.
rink

Carthage, NY

#12 Jan 11, 2013
I know the fair has camera around the grounds because I've seen them during the summer. Does the people running the fair grounds know of all the issues? I do believe if you know who they are you should get a hold of them since after all is said and done they own the property and will be held liable if the kids smoking on the grandstand or under it burn it down. And if something really bad happens. Police it or shut it down. There is supposed to be no smoking anywhere near the rink. And yes all the kids hanging out in skate room is sad with all the swearing and spitting of chew right infront of everyone.
Mammo Gram

Carthage, NY

#13 Jan 11, 2013
Where is the Lowville PD? Get that new drug sniffing dog from the sheriff.
Tanya Roy

Bronx, NY

#14 Jan 11, 2013
The grandstands are not part of the rink and are public property - no one at the rink or running the rink has any say as to what happens at or under the grandstands and that included Janet. If you'd like to put in the 1000 plus hours it takes to do what needs to be done then please come to a board meeting and take my position. Feel free to post your name and I will contact you with a day and time that you can come clean a bathroom or haul plexiglass.
weird

New York, NY

#15 Jan 11, 2013
Everybody wants somebody to do something then????? Why didn'y YOU call the police when all this illegal and questionable stuff was going on that some claim to smell and see???? Are you not just as guilty for doing nothing???
rink

Carthage, NY

#16 Jan 11, 2013
I have said something and still nothing is done. And when they come rolling in with the car and uniform on or itsomeone all these youth know from being in trouble with the law it does no good. And the fair grounds is proivate property, not public. And the lady last year would run them off if they were there when she knew about it or if they went out to smoke she wouldn't let them back in. Police it or close it. Btw all the fooling around on the ice and drugs someone will get hurt and I wonder who will be named in the suit? Then there won't be a skating/ hockey association anymore. Use your head.
granma

New York, NY

#17 Jan 11, 2013
Again....facts are janet quit then changed her mind. Then she did not want to do the job description they came up with, ex: she did not want to shovel sidewalk for safety etc. And yes she did keep the food money for herself. There was no oversight. Now there is. Sour grapes janet grow up and move on.
Anonymous

Worcester, MA

#18 Jan 11, 2013
Very disappointing to hear that noone has anything good to say about a place that takes 100's of volunteer hrs. To set up and tear down and it is done by the same 5-10 people every year. No place is going to be perfect and no matter what you do u will have disrespectful teenagers some where. Sad to say it all starts from poor parenting and from the amount of people who drop kids by the carloads all day. It would help if 2 - 3 people could run the place at one time if all the people complaining want to come to the rink and volunteer then it would be a safer place for children and families. which is what the hockey board is trying to do.
Momoftwo

United States

#19 Jan 11, 2013
There were 132 down there tonight and yes i counted .... four adults...and one paid worker. The other one stayed and volunteered to keep order on the ice because the village won't pay them enough to have two people there. Very sad ...but thanks to them my family had a great time tonight and there was no issues
parent

New York, NY

#20 Jan 11, 2013
granma wrote:
Again....facts are janet quit then changed her mind. Then she did not want to do the job description they came up with, ex: she did not want to shovel sidewalk for safety etc. And yes she did keep the food money for herself. There was no oversight. Now there is. Sour grapes janet grow up and move on.
Gramma...you need to get your facts straight! I heard the board cut her pay significantly to drive her out also any money she took in was not pocketed...and where do you think the snacks came from? She would make trips on her own time to pick them up so they would be avaliable! And really? how can she maintain sidewalks etc and supervise the rink at the same time like she is supposed to? I as well as many others want Janet BACK!!!

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