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United States

#23 Oct 18, 2013
As long as Stephens is the Mayor, the firemen and policeman can do nothing wrong and cover ups will continue.
anyone have

Sistersville, WV

#24 Oct 18, 2013
A list of all Ilion fire-fighters?The list of people that fight fires must be public.If you have said list please post it.
me thinks

Syosset, NY

#25 Oct 18, 2013
[QUOTE who="uneducated taxpayer?"]<quoted text>
I don't believe what someone does on their own, unpaid time is our business. Are you telling me that what you do on your own, unpaid time is the business of all owners or stockholders for your employer-assuming you have one, of course. Also, then let's by all means judge the mayor, every village board member, every employee of the light commission, every member of the police department, every member of the street department, and every member of that fire department including the one that served time in federal prison. Since tax dollars pay for garbage and recycling, I say post the personal business for the employees at the recycling center. Oh my gosh! How could I forget the county and state highway crews? Let's not forget all of the employees of Herkimer County!! We pay county property and sales tax! Their personal business is our business too!!! Good Lord! I think it is time to go back to public flogging, wearing scarlet letters, and posting names in the public square! Look at all the people who now are our business and our responsibility as taxpayers!!![/QUOTE]

A DWI is not personal business it is a crime and public knowledge
especially when you are a public employee
take a good look

Ilion, NY

#27 Oct 18, 2013
The topic is a "DWI" incurred by a "Professional". The reason? Poor Judgement. Now why would anyone want a "Professional" with poor judgement serving them? Does not matter what said Professionals role is. Any Professional working in the Public sector is subject to Public scrutiny.
Shaking my Head

New York, NY

#28 Oct 20, 2013
Take a look you're absolutely right! Hold these people that are paid from your tax dollars to a higher standard. PLAIN AND SIMPLE!
Shaking my Head

New York, NY

#29 Oct 20, 2013
Take a good look is absolutely right. As long as these men and women are paid from tax dollars they should be held to a higher standard.
Hold on here

New York, NY

#30 Oct 21, 2013
get over yourself wrote:
I'm also a taxpayer but what he does on his own time is his business not yours or mine!!! Firemen do not have to answer to you!!!! Thankfully he did not hurt anyone or himself..To me that is the most important thing!!! Him getting a DWI does not mean he cant fight a fire or save a life any differently. Let him continue to do his job just as good as he did before!! Stop thinking because you are a "taxpayer" they owe you something!!! They are there for a job that they love to do just like you go to your job daily. No one there owes you a thing! You do you job and get a check, thats what he does! Him getting a DWI does not put a damper on his work skills. So stop throwing the "I'm a taxpayer" line.
How well does he perform when he shows up to work with a hangover? He's certainly done that before.
truth

Ilion, NY

#31 Oct 21, 2013
like the one fireman who tried to kill himself and made a big scene a couple of years ago. but the next day back to work...
both sides

Little Falls, NY

#32 Oct 23, 2013
I think both sides have some good points, however i believe it is our business, he was foolish to drink and drive and could of hurt or killed someone. thats a big deal. if i have gotten a dwi, my name would be in the paper, so then it becomes everyones business. I dont like the fact that these workers come to work hungover and then drive at high rates of speed to get to an accident or fire or whatever.. dont they get enough days off of the week that they can booze and be hungover, the one day a week they work they should be sober. im sure he will be mandated to take classes then that will be the end of it
Double standard

New York, NY

#33 Oct 27, 2013
What should be done is change the requirements for firefighters AND police. No drinking. Alcohol is the most dangerous drug on the planet. With that said, it should not be part of their private lives. They can't use marijuana which is a hell of a lot safer, so why should they be allowed to have alcohol in their lives? Look at all of the terrible behavior and lives destroyed due to alcohol.

Why should we allow our public servants to be alcohol druggies?
Dummy

New York, NY

#34 Nov 6, 2013
who do you think you are wrote:
If you got a DWI, would you loose your job???? I know many people who have gotten a DWI and do not loose their job. If he continues to have a job, I'm pretty sure he will not be drinking while on the job. So if your house is on fire or you or a family member need medical assistance let me tell you he will be the first one there. I'm sure you wouldnt deny him to save your burning house or a family member who is dying, just because he got a DWI. Am I right????? Just because he got a DWI that does not take away all the good things he has done the past years of being on the fire department. What a fireman, policeman, the lady at the grocery store, and all the men/women at remington arms do on their own time is their business. Everyone complaining about what this fireman did (ON HIS OWN TIME)dont think he will get off easy. He will have to pay big time.
yes
Loosey Ricardo

Ilion, NY

#35 Nov 10, 2013
I think all you loosers are using the word lose way too losly.

Duzint anywon have spell chek??????

I no, spell check doesn't check for proper use of words two. Ewe guys kill me.
joosy loosy

Ilion, NY

#36 Nov 10, 2013
Loosey Ricardo wrote:
I think all you loosers are using the word lose way too losly.
Duzint anywon have spell chek??????
good spellers get me hot and wet ;)
IS It

Syosset, NY

#37 Nov 21, 2013
true that he is involved in yet another drunken wreck this weekend? same scenario different telephone pole? you sure can't expect to read it in the paper.
whats wrong with this pic

Ilion, NY

#38 Nov 28, 2013
People, we are not seeing the big picture here. He is suppose to be setting an example for others, because he is a public official, and it is a State Law, not a village one. If he commits a crime, he should pay for it. He should lose his job, license, and pay fines, just like every one else does. If it is true, that he ran then he left the scene of an accident, he also damaged property by hitting a pole then the troopers should have been involved. Anyone that thinks it is okay must be a fireman, friend or family member, and we must be hitting a nerve

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