taxpayer

North Adams, MA

#1 Nov 20, 2012
The Alcombright appointees are at it again. Last month the Housing Authority voted a $15,000 pay raise for the Ex. Director on a 3-2 vote. Now we know why Dick Dassati was thrown off the board by the mayor. Of course the three yes votes were all recent mayoral appointments, James Canavan (President Mary Grant's husband), Chris Tremblay, and some new labor appointee that replaced Dasatti. You will never read about it in the Transcript or iberkshire as they continue to ignore all the games being played by this administration. Is there an editor at the Transcript? Time for the Transcript to close their doors and let the Eagle take over as at least they have the guts to keep an eye on city government in Pittsfield. Imagine a $15,000 pay raise and not one word in the press.
Bracewell Ave

Aspers, PA

#2 Nov 20, 2012
The Eagle is no different. Get an SBA loan and start your own independent news paper.
Wondering1

United States

#4 Nov 21, 2012
So why did ex councilor shthead vote for the raise. Eexplain yourself or aree you taking a week to screw in a lightbulb
Section4x2

Williamstown, MA

#5 Nov 21, 2012
The Housing Authority receives NO MONEY from the City of North Adams. The Housing Authority is a Federaly funded entity. Do some homework before you attempt to start a non issue.
NAMBLA

Dalton, MA

#6 Nov 21, 2012
Many of the people ruining this county, state, country, and world either advocate for, fell prey to, or commit buggery themselves. It's getting so bad that Berkshire County may just slide to the south right into the ocean taking NYC with it.

Happy Thanksgiving to one of the most corrupt and perverted counties and state since Caligula and the Roman Empire.
Ernst Roehm would be proud too.

History is indeed repeating itself and those that disagree are either too dumb or just smart enough to take advantage and saction it all while the peasants fall apart like our currency.

I love diversity and you should too.
Transcript Rag

North Adams, MA

#7 Nov 21, 2012
Section4x2 wrote:
The Housing Authority receives NO MONEY from the City of North Adams. The Housing Authority is a Federaly funded entity. Do some homework before you attempt to start a non issue.
It is not a non-issue as whether is Federal, State or local money as it is still public money. The employees are also members of the City of North Adams Retirement Board and all their property is free of property taxes. How can this board justify this kind of raise? You like many others fail to understand that the State as well as Feds oversee Housing Authorities and they are an oversight agency. In fact there are several Housing Authorities under investigation right now and North Adams soon will be also. I know that the Transcript reporter is well aware of the sweetheart contract the present director has and refuses to investigate because her editor is afraid to cross the Mayor. When Alcombright threw Dick Dasatti off the board for asking questions he demonstrated his true colors. How can this guy Foster as an editor of a paper pass out turkeys to the needy while at the same time not report on a pay raise which equals what the average income is in North Adams?

Since: Aug 12

Aspers, PA

#8 Nov 21, 2012
Transcript Rag wrote:
<quoted text>
It is not a non-issue as whether is Federal, State or local money as it is still public money. The employees are also members of the City of North Adams Retirement Board and all their property is free of property taxes. How can this board justify this kind of raise? You like many others fail to understand that the State as well as Feds oversee Housing Authorities and they are an oversight agency. In fact there are several Housing Authorities under investigation right now and North Adams soon will be also. I know that the Transcript reporter is well aware of the sweetheart contract the present director has and refuses to investigate because her editor is afraid to cross the Mayor. When Alcombright threw Dick Dasatti off the board for asking questions he demonstrated his true colors. How can this guy Foster as an editor of a paper pass out turkeys to the needy while at the same time not report on a pay raise which equals what the average income is in North Adams?
What is the average income in North Adams?
STINFO

Woodside, NY

#9 Nov 22, 2012
Estimated median household income in 2009:$29,675
That was from a quick internet search. State median at tht time was a little under $65,000. Of course, the cost of living in much of the state is higher too. I didn't check further to see if there were more current data.

@Transcript Rag - how do you know that the members of the City of North Adams Retirement Board don't pay property taxes?
chbpod

East Greenwich, RI

#10 Nov 22, 2012
sher01247 wrote:
<quoted text>What is the average income in North Adams?
After reading Transcript Rag's pack of crap--the real question should have been--What is the average IQ of posters on this board
cil

Clifton Park, NY

#11 Nov 23, 2012
the averge income 12,000 since 47% or more on disability
chbpod

East Greenwich, RI

#12 Nov 23, 2012
cil wrote:
the averge income 12,000 since 47% or more on disability
Ignorant fool
cil

Clifton Park, NY

#13 Nov 23, 2012
yeah why? if 47% of people on disability the averge income would be what people get on that averge pay is 1000 a month... explian...you might change my mind

Since: Aug 12

Petersburg, VA

#14 Nov 23, 2012
STINFO wrote:
Estimated median household income in 2009:$29,675
That was from a quick internet search. State median at tht time was a little under $65,000. Of course, the cost of living in much of the state is higher too. I didn't check further to see if there were more current data.
@Transcript Rag - how do you know that the members of the City of North Adams Retirement Board don't pay property taxes?
Senior citizens get a discount on their property taxes.
fed-up45

North Adams, MA

#15 Nov 23, 2012
cil wrote:
the averge income 12,000 since 47% or more on disability
you are a nut case where in the hell do you get your information ?If half of the people is making that much how could they afford their homes they own ? you have no idea what people make around here for those are working .so get your facts right will you !!!!
cil

Clifton Park, NY

#16 Nov 23, 2012
the mayor said it himself at a council metting, if you look around half the houses are empty. nice try but time to stop your corrupt games.
cil

Clifton Park, NY

#17 Nov 23, 2012
Hey, Mikey hope your visting in ...WILLIAMSTOWN..lol
chbpod

East Greenwich, RI

#18 Nov 23, 2012
cil wrote:
yeah why? if 47% of people on disability the averge income would be what people get on that averge pay is 1000 a month... explian...you might change my mind
So you say the average income in NA is $12,000--because 47% of the population is on diability at $1000/month---so does the 53% also make $12,000 a year--if that 53% makes more- than the average is higher-- if they make less- the average is lower--what a dumb box of rocks you rae
cil

Clifton Park, NY

#19 Nov 23, 2012
my bad, it will soon be 12,000 with the fiscal thats excepted

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