Canajoharie still waiting, hoping
The white walls of Beech-Nut loom over downtown Canajoahrie, dominating the view from Palatine Bridge.
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#1 Jul 8, 2012
The article errs when it says Beech Nut built a new plant. This was paid for by the taxpayers. We paid to help devistate Canajoharie.
#2 Jul 8, 2012
screwed taxpayer- Totally agree, Beech Nut built
a new plant with taxpayers' money and left Cana-
joharie holding the bag.
#3 Jul 8, 2012
I too agree. We were left holding the bag for sure. My wife and I made the mistake of moving to Canajoharie because we thought it to be the idyllic community. Its beauty is incomparable and our neighbors are fantastic. Our taxes are high but in reality, they're too high everywhere else in this state. Since Beech Nut's departure, there has been a noticeable decline and that plant is now a blight upon the landscape.
My second biggest complaint is that corruption is rampant. One only needs to look at the assessed values assigned to the well connected here in town. The police are harassing to normal citizens yet turn a blind eye to those same well connected individuals and their families who conduct themselves with impunity. The rule of law does not apply to these people. Perhaps it is like this in all small towns? Regardless, it is unacceptable in any.
In any event, we've made the decision to abandon this town. I do hope they turn things around and make this a vibrant community again. It would be a nice place to visit.
#4 Jul 9, 2012
I worked there 30years and when the plant went I did not go. The people who did go don't even get enough time in to getthere insurance. The Union and the company screwed so many ppl it's sickening. We have Paul Tonko and Hugh Farley to thank for this. Huh Farley said right on the news WE WILL NOT FORGET CANAJOHARIE! What a joke!
#5 Jul 10, 2012
Its time for everyone to wake up and realize our polititions are throwing us in the bag! We need to Vote out ALL democrats and republicans.
#6 Jul 11, 2012
worker- Totally agree with you! I don't blame
our local politicians like the mayor and the
village board. I don't believe they could have
stopped the move. I blame the "big" guys like
Tonko and Farley who counted their votes and
said there're more votes in Amsterdam than in
Canajoharie and left Canajoharie "high and
dry." Where is Farley now? No where to be seen.
#7 Jul 11, 2012
Agree with Hammer,It's time to throw them all out,as well as the locals.Wake up Canajoharie.
#8 Jul 15, 2012
Your an idiot! Who are these "Well connected" people?? The rule of law applies to all.. have you seen the village court room on any given Monday?!! haha... looks like quite a bit of law is being enforced.
Give us some names of these law breakers... I'm pretty sure that the cops that work in the village are not from the village, so they don't owe anyone of us any favors!
I'm a village taxpayer, yes I own a house and the taxes do suck. You said the police are harassing the normal people? I'm normal, and there not harassing me.. so much for your theory, you idiot... Goodbye to you, stay the Hell away...
#9 Jul 19, 2012
I'm certain the courtroom is quite full. There's a limit to the amount of taxes a populace will tolerate so revenue needs to come from somewhere. I have an idea... Let's you and me both hang out at this village court every Monday and count the number of times we see village employees or their families subjected to the rule of law. I'm guessing that after four or five weeks, we'll get bored and you will concede my point.
Perhaps you are a member of the local law enforcement yourself and are attempting to defend your position? Any cop with half a brain would be trolling this site for intelligence. Don't forget that you're supposed to be a professional and control your emotions. Lashing out and calling us citizens idiots only proves my point. Take this as constructive criticism, reflect upon it, and change your ways. Apply the law equally and those you have been charged with protecting will not resent you.
The officers who work in the village may not come from the village but they still need to report up the chain of command. They may not live here but I'm quite certain the know who is who. Do you really think we don't notice when these people drive around so recklessly with limo black tinted windows putting the children of this community at risk? These kids are simply trying to navigate the streets of this community safely but because these individuals are allowed to flout the laws, find themselves in danger of death or injury because they're allowed to drive as fast as they want, ignore traffic signs, and the right of way of pedestrians. I do not need to name names. If you are indeed a local cop, you already know who I'm talking about. If not, you just haven't experienced this for yourself but don't fret you will eventually.
Look, I appreciate the responsibilities and duties assumed by our local law enforcement. I am grateful that we have a police department to protect our well-being. I simply hate corruption in any form and to witness it even on this minor scale sickens me. Like I said in my original post, this is not the primary reason for our coming departure. It simply is just another needle upon the haystack.
#10 Jul 20, 2012
What "well connected" member of this community gets to ride around in a limo?
I'm truly curious.
#11 Jul 20, 2012
"Limo tinted widows"
#12 Jul 21, 2012
Why are you not reporting these incidents? If you see all this happening, I suggest that you carry around a notepad and a pen and write down all the information on what you observe, and then call the police. If your not part of the solution, your part of the problem. When is the last time any child was hurt in the village of canajoharie? If this happens so frequent, people driving recklessly then probability says something bad should of happened by now, so give us an example??! See... you can't... and your posts have no merit. The village of Canajoharie is a VERY safe community.. I know so, because I live here.
#13 Jul 21, 2012
Maybe since the Batman movie is over, they can let you borrow the Batman suit to fight all the crime in Canajoharie... I gotta go now, there are crazy criminals out in the street driving limo tinted cars... I'll rig up a Bat signal like in the movies and that will be your sign ok? This great village needs you Batman!!! Please come fight all the corruption!!!!
#14 Aug 13, 2012
I'd like to apologize for my public comments. I do not believe in an epidemic of corruption but was bombastically reacting to repeated incidents of a threat to the safety of my children. I thank you for addressing my concerns. I should not have let the actions of one individual shape my opinions of the community as a whole.
#15 Aug 22, 2012
Beechnut is privately owned company that has to do what is best for business. No one did this to "Canajohaire" it is just part of the business cycle. the politicians were just doing everything they coule to keep it in the state. Like it or not companies are accountable to themselves just like families are accountable to themselves. If you were offered a job for 2 million dollars would you leave the community high and dry and take your tax money somewhere else of course you would. Cananjoharie should be ashamed how we prepared for this change how we reacted to this change and where we are today.
We should have taken some pride in out community and started immediately moving forward with the help of Beechnut instead of fighting every step of the way. We as a community lost an opportunity intead of being a great community to do business in we are known for suing a company that was in the community fot 100+ years. AND WE LOST ALL THE LAWSUITS! Beachnut did what was best for thier business we the community of Canajoharie did not instead we acted like 2 year olds and tried to get Beechnut through lawsuits to keep taking care of us and what we ended up with is farther in debt. We need to stop looking for handouts and start acting like a place business would want to come to!
#16 Aug 22, 2012
Are You Joking- You hit it on the nose when you
stated that "Beechnut is privately owned company."
Therefore, they were free to move and build a
new plant; however, let them do it with their
own money, not the taypayers'. You have things
reversed, Beechnut did not take care of Cana-
joharie, Canajoharie took care of Beechnut,and
you see how Canajoharie was treated in the end.
Canajoharie expanded their sewage treatment
plant for Beechnut, provided Beechnut with a
quality water supply and plenty of it, and we
see how Beechnut repaid the community that
took care of them. Beechnut was looking for a
handout and the politicians gave it to them.
Do you think they will ever repay any of that
tax money; I wouldn't bet on it. I would also
bet that when their tax breaks run out in the
Town of Florida, they will pack up and leave
them high and dry.
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