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Utica, NY

#1 Jan 16, 2014
Does Herkimer have any sense of pride? The downtown area looks like Detroit on a bad day.

Storefronts are ugly, streets are dirty, derelicts are everywhere. The place seems to deteriorate daily.

Does anyone in Herkimer even care? What the hell are town officials doing about it? They were elected by the residents. Is anyone making them do anything to find some sense of pride?
There are groups

Herkimer, NY

#2 Jan 16, 2014
including our elected (basically volunteer face it based on on what they make) officials - but everybody else is - as usual - looking for somebody else to take care of it................. nothing every changes. Bitch, moan, and complain - all from your couch..................and blame somebody else. There are organized things that go on, all juist shots in the dark because nobody wants to be bothered. Face it - if we want something changed, WE have to change it. Don't like the mayor, run for mayor youself; don't like the senator, run for senator yourself; this is America.
herk resident

Little Falls, NY

#3 Jan 17, 2014
But yet it seems like Russia. If you are registered Democrat you have an uphill battle even getting a job around here, let alone running for office. I heard several Herkimer County employees were made to feel forced to change their voter registration to Republican in order to get a deserved promotion, get a job, or keep their job in fear they will be replaced be a registered Republican 'friend'. Tell me if this is not wrong!
Time Traveler

Herkimer, NY

#4 Jan 18, 2014
herk resident wrote:
But yet it seems like Russia. If you are registered Democrat you have an uphill battle even getting a job around here, let alone running for office. I heard several Herkimer County employees were made to feel forced to change their voter registration to Republican in order to get a deserved promotion, get a job, or keep their job in fear they will be replaced be a registered Republican 'friend'. Tell me if this is not wrong!
That's what they told me back in 87 when I got hired. Before that, I was a Dem and lost out on 2 jobs, and then, ABRACADABRA!!------ I got hired. LOL I left after 8 years, but I believe you theory is right on!!
AskTheQuestion

Little Falls, NY

#5 Jan 19, 2014
herk resident wrote:
But yet it seems like Russia. If you are registered Democrat you have an uphill battle even getting a job around here, let alone running for office. I heard several Herkimer County employees were made to feel forced to change their voter registration to Republican in order to get a deserved promotion, get a job, or keep their job in fear they will be replaced be a registered Republican 'friend'. Tell me if this is not wrong!
Well......which Republican person (s) are in charge of hiring? Find them, and vote them out. It's not that complicated.You are just a democrat who's currently outnumbered. To somehow suggest that democrats wouldn't do the same thing is ridiculous. Just look and see how many Republicans work in our Village Office. As our wonder Democratic president has said himself " Elections have Consequences" The consequence when republicans win, democrats don't get hired, rightfully so. See?, It's not hard to understand.
okay

Herkimer, NY

#6 Jan 19, 2014
AskTheQuestion wrote:
<quoted text>Well......which Republican person (s) are in charge of hiring? Find them, and vote them out. It's not that complicated.You are just a democrat who's currently outnumbered. To somehow suggest that democrats wouldn't do the same thing is ridiculous. Just look and see how many Republicans work in our Village Office. As our wonder Democratic president has said himself " Elections have Consequences" The consequence when republicans win, democrats don't get hired, rightfully so. See?, It's not hard to understand.
Who cares about republicans or democrats. Do whats right for the village. Period.

Since: Dec 13

littlefalls

#7 Jan 19, 2014
okay wrote:
<quoted text>
Who cares about republicans or democrats. Do whats right for the village. Period.
Put dan boil or rubber rudy in office and see the change.
resident

Herkimer, NY

#8 Jan 19, 2014
Lol. That is too funny. Maybe we're not so bad after all. I guess Utopia can't be made anywhere.
pop flop

Andover, CT

#9 Jan 20, 2014
today russia's putin has declared the city PURE,
dont see the slums, the cesspools or filth, ONLY THE
GRAND ILLUSION of the CITY OF DIAMONDS he sees in his OWN ILLUSION..sort of like these"" HERKIMER NOW"" fools who dont see the decay around them and think all it takes is a pretty word or a picture to make ALL GRAND..IT TAKES PEOPLE (not on welfare--and private sector jobs----NOT GOVT WELFARE and handouts to get people involved..THATS WHY JERKIMER HAS MISSED THE BOAT, AND THE TRAIN< and THE WHOLE BALL OF WAX..where's the jobs chum???? social services tax funded crap??

WHERE???? put up or shut up.. HERR MAYOR..

??????????

Since: Dec 13

littlefalls

#10 Jan 21, 2014
pop flop wrote:
today russia's putin has declared the city PURE,
dont see the slums, the cesspools or filth, ONLY THE
GRAND ILLUSION of the CITY OF DIAMONDS he sees in his OWN ILLUSION..sort of like these"" HERKIMER NOW"" fools who dont see the decay around them and think all it takes is a pretty word or a picture to make ALL GRAND..IT TAKES PEOPLE (not on welfare--and private sector jobs----NOT GOVT WELFARE and handouts to get people involved..THATS WHY JERKIMER HAS MISSED THE BOAT, AND THE TRAIN< and THE WHOLE BALL OF WAX..where's the jobs chum???? social services tax funded crap??
WHERE???? put up or shut up.. HERR MAYOR..
??????????
Thank stewrat and drunk buttler.
yeah right

Stephentown, NY

#11 Jan 21, 2014
Everything was perfect before they arrived, right?....Wrong.
kung foo

Skaneateles, NY

#12 Jan 21, 2014
nict to see you too again CALM CENTS bite me.. socialist fool
DEMOCRACY NOW>>
i will run GODDDAMNIT

Poughkeepsie, NY

#13 Jan 21, 2014
if you wil vote for me I WILL PUT ALL THIS POLITICAL SHIT TO BED .. I HATE EVERY BODY. i am not kidding.. fark you all political barstard..get a job + WORK and give ME VOTES
kill the political socialist COW -----WORK OR dont EAT

i bet less than 5 percent of JERKIMER will support me

WELFARE RATS and POLITICAL CRONIES ARE YOU DISABLED AND EVER TRY TIO GET ACROSS THE SIDEWALK AT THE COURT HOUSE??? GREASEBALLS WILL PUT YOU IN THE SNOW..learn to drive FREAKING WOPS or get foof the road,.,,, ever try and get across the parking lot at the court house... eat your shit and DIE,,,,scu8mbags ..
\

i am a nice cripple now

dont PISS ME OFF bastards..just kidding

i'll piss on your windshield next time
NOTIDDING WELFARE RATS

Pine Valley, NY

#14 Jan 22, 2014
k yoiu..all get me a 7

typist who doesnt get whacked off oonm fast tyiyping and see hoi damn these freakimn jhajnds uand shit

google
bindarosfup @ google

fuck the world ..i am serious..
can i be asny worse than this socialoist loser????

i ove herkimer and am tire iof thehse sooco-ciasist losers

how muuch can you lose beyond wha yioyu hav hjnot now????
goddamnnit

??????????
Frightening

Syracuse, NY

#15 Jan 22, 2014
Are you all crazy or just typing or posting while drunk or wasted? Pathetic.
nuts and bolts

Cold Brook, NY

#16 Feb 3, 2014
fight on
www herkimernow org

Ilion, NY

#17 Feb 3, 2014
Our organization, www.herkimernow.org , has been working assiduously to improve the condition and well being of Main Street. Naturally, we recognize our efforts are effectively doomed, as it is extremely unlikely that any appreciable improvements can be effected.

However, we believe that "putting lipstick on a pig" is preferable to the apathy and inaction that contributed to Main Street's sorry demise in the first place.

Our efforts face a huge obstacle in the form of intransigence, ignorance and ineptitude on the part of our village leaders. One small, but telling, example, is the village's insistence on removing public trash cans from Main Street every winter.

The predictable result is a sizable accumulation of trash along the main thoroughfare of the county seat. In the spring, our volunteers will once again take brooms and shovels to remove this detritus. We have urged the village to install four-season trash bins on Main Street, but we are met with deaf ears.

The lack of vision and ingenuity on the part of village officials has become more and more frustrating as the months and years go by. Unless capable leadership assumes the helm of Herkimer village, we fear the community will continue its inexorable deterioration.

We are always looking for additional ideas, energy and volunteers. Visit www.herkimernow.org to learn more.
crazy

Herkimer, NY

#18 Feb 4, 2014
Human trash needs to go first, I'm sorry. Last night at around 7pm I happened to take the right onto Main St. from State St., had to stop a little past that dingy pub for a few seconds to let a bunch of people cross who just ran out in front of me, looked to my left, and saw one definite drug deal, and possibly one other - did not see the second so clearly. The one I saw was clear as day, even at night. Two people in hoods walked to each other, stopped for a half second, stupid handshake, then I saw something switch from one's pocket to the other. It was clear enough for a person stopped in a car at night to see in a matter of seconds. That's how bold these people have become. Meanwhile up the street further near the flooring place, I see some angry looking lady dragging a crying kid by the arm so hard it looks like the kid's arm will come clean off.
Called the cops to give a heads up about what I saw. Got the obligatory thanks, and told that they would look into it. Tons of people in our town see this stuff & report it. I know they do. Why can't our officials man up and take our town back? I hear about other towns doing it all the time. Hell, like him or not, Rudy Giuliani made a dent in NYC even. Not that NYC was perfect but we know he got tough and made a difference. Yet we can't make any positive moves in this tiny place? Wrong people in charge. They can't leave all the heavy lifting to citizens. If that's the case, then let's stop paying taxes and handle this mess ourselves.
Senseless

Utica, NY

#19 Feb 4, 2014
AskTheQuestion wrote:
<quoted text> Well......which Republican person (s) are in charge of hiring? Find them, and vote them out. It's not that complicated.You are just a democrat who's currently outnumbered. To somehow suggest that democrats wouldn't do the same thing is ridiculous. Just look and see how many Republicans work in our Village Office. As our wonder Democratic president has said himself " Elections have Consequences" The consequence when republicans win, democrats don't get hired, rightfully so. See?, It's not hard to understand.
The Republicans in charge of hiring are NOT elected officials. Rob Malone, Jim Wallace and Steve Billings are continuing the long time practice of hiring very few Democrats for county positions. That is what is truly happening.
captain cracker

Ilion, NY

#20 Feb 4, 2014
of course you seen a drug deal theres drugs all over main street you want to stop it start at the barber shop

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