Psalms 77:11 - I will remember the works of the Lord; surely, I will remember Your wonders of old.

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American Flag picture from Internet.

The following, I received in an e-mail from Ron Davy from Coventry.  It is a somber reminder of why we have our freedoms.  I watched this and if you can watch it and not shed a tear, there's something wrong with you.

The Gazette "Thanks," Ron for the forward.

Click on the link below for the video.


Today's Weather for this Area. 

Weather Alerts

Local Pollen Alert

Sunrise:  6:25 a.m.
Sunset:  7:39 p.m.

Time of Posting:  7:05 a.m.

Next 6 Hours:

Partly cloudy with temperatures warming into the low to middle 70s. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Hourly Details


Sun and clouds mixed. High around 80F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.


Partly cloudy skies this evening. A few showers developing late. Low around 65F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.


The Gazette did cover Friday nights bands at Wrench Wranch.  The video to be up on YouTube sometime within the next two days.  They had a great crowd and they had fun!

I will be at Wrench Wranch this afternoon to video the Bluegrass Music.  Thanks, Patricia.

Chenango County couple charged after toddler overdoses on drugs....

By Julie McMahon | The Post-Standard
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on August 27, 2014 at 10:05 PM


COVENTRY, N.Y. -- A Chenango County couple were arrested after their 20-month baby girl overdosed at the family's home last week, state police said.

Christopher L. Byrne, 32, and Casey M. Jones, 23, both of Coventry, were each charged with the felony first-degree reckless endangerment, among other offenses, troopers said.

New York State Police began investigating the couple after the toddler was treated for an overdose on Saturday, troopers said.

The child was treated at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Binghamton, but required a transfer to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, where she was treated and eventually released, police said.

Byrne, Christopher.jpegChristopher Byrne
Jones, Casey.jpegCasey Jones

Trooper Nathan Riegal told the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin the child overdosed on "a combination of illegal opiates and un-prescribed controlled substance pills." Nobody in the home had a prescription for the pills, he said in the report.

Byrne and Jones were arrested Monday.

In addition to the reckless endangerment charges, each was charged with the misdemeanors endangering the welfare of a child, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (three counts) and unlawfully growing cannabis.

Each was also charged with the violations unlawful possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance outside its original container.

They were arraigned in Coventry town court. Byrne is being held at the Chenango County Jail on $15,000 cash bail. Jones is being held there on $10,000 cash bail.

Contact Julie McMahon anytime: Email | Twitter | 315-412-1992



See the Editorial Link for this story.


REMINDER:  Coming Event.  Wrench Wranch Bluegrass Roundup - August 29-31.  See the Coming Events link for details.

Town Board Notes for July and August on Board Notes Link.


Town Clerks  Hours will be:
Regular Hours:
Start August 25, 2014
Hours:  4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Saturday - 9-12


{Older natural gas items have been moved to the Natural Gas Link}

Posted 8/29/2014

Governor Cuomo Reiterates Committment to "Bathroom" Bill....

This article forwarded to the Gazette by Tracy of Coventry.  Our "Thanks" to Tracy for the forward. 

Resource:  Albany Update.  New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedom.

Unsurprisingly, Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently received the endorsement of the Empire State Pride Agenda (ESPA), New York’s foremost same-sex advocacy group. In an August 19 letter to ESPA, the Governor affirmed his strong support for one of ESPA’s biggest legislative priorities—the Bathroom Bill. The Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) is known as the Bathroom Bill because it would create a new civil right for persons who identify as transgender to use opposite-sex restrooms, changing areas, and locker rooms in places of public accommodation. The Bathroom Bill would also ban discrimination based on the vague and amorphous categories of “gender identity or expression.”

For the rest of the story, click on the link below.

Posted 8/28/2014

Our "Thanks," to Glenn from Florida for forwarding this reminder to us.


Labor Day Flag Etiquette


Labor Day in the USA is the first Monday in September.  It is a celebration of the American labor movement and is dedicated to the achievements of America's workers, both economic and social.


Because Labor Day is a celebration, and not a day of mourning, it is a full-staff day, where the American flag flies proudly at the top of flagpoles throughout the country.  You will also see many of them waved at Labor Day parades throughout the country where American workers will take to the streets to celebrate. Flag code says that the American flag should be displayed on all days, but names special days where flying your flag is especially important.  Labor Day is among the special days mentioned.


Photo credit: Molly Theobald via Bernard Pollack
The parts of flag etiquette that will be tested on Labor Day in the USA, pertain to how the flag is treated and used.
  1. The flag should never touch the ground.  Parade goers should be very careful not to drop the flag or allow it to drag on the ground.
  2. The flag should not be worn.  This rule is very commonly disregarded.  It was added to flag code to limit the commercial or common usage of the flag and, thus, maintain its dignity. Code was edited to allow for the use of pins or patches on uniforms, or as a patriotic gesture.
  3. The flag should never be used for advertising purposes in any manner whatsoever. Companies, politicians and organizations are welcome to display their flags proudly, but should not use it as an advertisement.  The flag is not a commercial symbol.
  4. The flag should not be used to cover a table and items should not be placed on the flag.  The flag is a symbol of a proud nation and should not take the place of a tablecloth, blanket, towel or other disposable product.

Labor Day is a day off from work for many throughout the country, and because it's always celebrated on a Monday, it creates a 3 day weekend.  Over the years, this weekend has become symbolic for the end of summer, the start of the school year and the last days of the year where it is fashionable to wear white. With so many workers taking the day off, it has also become a day of retail sales where many merchants will clear out summer inventory or push back-to-school sales.


In much of the world, workers celebrate International Workers Day on May 1st.  On May 4th in Chicago 1886, though, the Haymarket Massacre occurred.  President Cleveland chose September for the American holiday in 1887, lest it become a day of mourning, rather than a day of celebration.  Perhaps, it would have been a half-staff day had May 1st been chosen.


Have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend!


State determines wastewater from gas drilling contaminat​ed drinking water in Westmorela​nd County....

By Don Hopey / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 Forwarded to the Gazette by Mike Bernhard.  Our "Thanks," to Mike for the forward.

"The state Department of Environmental Protection has officially determined that drinking water at a third residence is contaminated by WPX Appalachia LLC’s leaky Marcellus Shale gas drilling wastewater impoundment near Stahlstown, Westmoreland County.

Whether that gets any of the three families living along rural Route 711 south of Ligonier any closer to a permanent replacement water supply is another matter...."  See rest of the story on the following link.


Posted 8/27/2014

NY Times Declines to Endorse Cuomo in Primary, Cites Corruption....

The New York Times declined on Tuesday to endorse Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primary next month because he has failed to rid the state government of corruption.

"He failed to perform Job 1,"
the Times said in an editorial. "The state government remains as subservient to big money as ever, and Mr. Cuomo resisted and even shut down opportunities to fix it.

"Because he broke his most important promise, we have decided not to make an endorsement for the Democratic primary on Sept. 9."

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Info On Common Core & it's effect on college entrance requiremen​ts & AP courses (APUSH)....

Our "Thanks" to Tracey from Coventry for this forward.



It's time we stop subsidizing toxic industries that have demonstrated time and time again that they have no regard for private property or public health. Ban fracking now!

For once, the fossil fuel industry gets it right: our tax dollars are propping up a dangerous and dirty #fracking industry in Colorado. Where oil and gas spills are now happening on average twice a day.

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Image credit: Oil Change International
#divestment  #ProtectTheSacred

For once, the fossil fuel industry gets it right: our tax dollars are propping up a dangerous and dirty ‪#‎fracking‬ industry in Colorado. Where oil and gas spi...lls are now happening on average twice a day.


The Gazette "Thanks," Mike Bernhard for forwarding the following info over.


FEMA halts flood assistance for properties with gas leases....


  MESHOPPEN TWP. — In fall 2011, about a month after the flooded Meshoppen Creek spilled over its banks and into their basement, Pete and Sharon Morgan applied for federal flood assistance to help them move out of their home.

They won’t get it, at least not anytime soon, due to a little-known policy the Federal Emergency Management Agency issued May 5.

It’s because of their gas lease with Chief Oil & Gas LLC. FEMA indefinitely banned the use of hazard mitigation assistance money for properties that could eventually host horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, even if the leases don’t allow for development on the surface.

Under its hazard mitigation assistance program, FEMA pays to acquire properties in flood zones or reduce flood risks by raising or relocating structures. The agency creates these incentives so it doesn’t have to return with disaster dollars after every flood event.

The property title usually goes to local governments, which can use it as open space, allowing floodplains or wetlands to act as natural flood buffers.

The Morgans are one of eight households in Pennsylvania — five in Wyoming County and three in Lycoming County, according to the state Emergency Management Agency — whose applications for hazard mitigation assistance won’t yield payouts because of their gas leases.

The new policy was the subject of a Wednesday roundtable discussion at Wyoming County 911 Center in Tunkhannock, organized by U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, R-11, Hazleton. FEMA deputy associate director for mitigation Roy Wright attended, along with state and local emergency managers and gas industry representatives.

“We, right now, need to have some direction on what to do, how to get these mitigated,” Wyoming County emergency director Gene Dziak told Mr. Wright. “Next month is three years (since the flood). We need to get these people out of these properties.”

Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency chief deputy director Robert Full told Mr. Wright he wished he had cleared all 21 households that applied for assistance after Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee before the May 5 rule. It will only apply for future acquisitions, not those already approved, Mr. Wright said.

“We were very concerned from the moment it was announced,” Mr. Full said. “It was implemented like overnight.”

Mr. Barletta, along with Lou D’Amico and Kevin Moody of the Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association and Lauren Parker of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, all expressed dismay that the agency did not seek industry input on the policy. Mr. Dziak and Mr. Full said the same about Pennsylvania emergency managers.

Mr. Wright confirmed FEMA did not conduct a formal comment-seeking approach. He also pointed out that this grant program always required a “clean title,” a property free of encumbrances, burdens or limitations.

That would likely have prevented FEMA involvement with a property undergoing conventional oil and gas development, when the well pad is positioned vertically over the producing part of the well bore. Now, leased properties with oil- or gas-rich shale below won’t stand up to FEMA’s “clean title” requirements.

“I’ll be honest with you, this has been difficult for us,” Mr. Wright said.

The policy might not last forever.

FEMA is waiting on studies by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Bureau of Land Management and the Department of Energy on the environmental effects of horizontal drilling and fracking, he said.

After those agencies release their findings, FEMA could take another look at what risks underground horizontal drilling and fracking might pose to open spaces and floodplain functions. The agency is willing to hear arguments from grant applicants, Mr. Wright said.

Mr. Morgan, the Meshoppen homeowner whose gas leased blocked his flood grant, said he was always skeptical about the process.

“I took matters into my own hands after nothing happened for a year,” he said.

He pointed out the embankment he built in his backyard and the staircase and cellar door he put in place of the basement door. In his basement, his utilities and water heater sit high up on cinder blocks. Overall, he’s put in about $20,000 in flood-proofing, he said.

He and his wife still felt nervous during heavy rains until recently, when a local businessman used his equipment to build gentler curves and levies on Meshoppen Creek at no cost to the neighbors. He wouldn’t name the man, who doesn’t like the recognition, he said.

Contact the writer:, @bgibbonsTT on Twitter


{When one learns that banks won't loan money to folks to buy properties with gas contracts, and FEMA won't cover with help in times of flood when there is a gas lease, what should this be telling you folks who still argue in favor of natural gas wells?}


Freedom to do what we want on our property should dictate a sense of stewardship responsibility towards the land God created and gave to us, to God, and to our neighbors, and our children's future.  Injecting arsenic, hydrochloric acid, Benzene, etc. into the land to leach into the
aquifer just does not show good stewardship of our beautiful earth. 

I invite you folks who think this is fine, have a nice glass of water with these chemicals in it.  Patricia.

Posted 8/21/2014

Huckabee: Does Library of Congress Need Weapons?…


Police Captain: Ferguson Police Will Continue to Arrest Journalists…




Voters Will Decide Education Bond Act This Fall | WXXI News...

Our "Thanks" to Stacy from Coventry for forwarding.



Jokes for the Day
Checking The Mail 

A man was in his front yard mowing grass when his neighbor came out of his house and went straight to the mailbox. The neighbor opened it, looked inside, slammed it shut, and stormed back into her house.
      A little later the neighbor came out of her house again, went to the mailbox, again opened it, and slammed it shut again. Angrily, back into the house the neighbor went.
      As the man was getting ready to edge the lawn, here came his neighbor again! The neighbor marched to the mailbox, opened it and then slammed it closed . . . harder than ever!
      Puzzled by his neighbor's actions, the man asked, "Is something wrong?"
      To which his neighbor replied, "There certainly is! My stupid computer keeps telling me I have mail!"




Did you hear the one about the doctor, engineer, and programmer who were debating what the world's oldest profession was. The doctor said that medicine was the oldest because the Lord performed surgery in the removal of Adam's rib.
      The engineer countered that before that act, the Lord had performed feats of engineering by creating the earth and heavens from nothing.
      The doctor conceded that the engineer was right and that engineering was indeed the oldest profession. But then the programmer interjected that programming was even older.
      He was chided by both the doctor and the engineer saying that engineering had to be the oldest, because before the Lord engineered the earth and heavens, there was nothing, only the Great Void, only Chaos!
      The programmer simply smiled and said: "Where do you think the Chaos came from?"



On-Line Gaming 

As a professor at Texas A and M, I taught during the day and did research at night. I would usually take a break around nine, however, calling up the strategy game Medal of Honor on the Internet and playing with an on-line team.
      One night I was paired with a veteran of the game who was a master strategist. With him at the helm, our troops crushed opponent after opponent, and after six games we were undefeated. Suddenly my fearless leader informed me his mom wanted him to go to bed. "How old are you?" I typed.
      "Twelve," he replied. "How old are you?"
      Feeling my face redden, I answered, "Eight."



Coming Meetings..... 

September 3, 2014 - Planning Board Meeting - 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall.

September 10, 2014 - Town Board Meeting - 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall.




Saturday, August 30, 2014

Devotion Link..."Step Up!" by Dave Branon

Friday, August 29, 2014

Devotion Link..."Terms of Service," by Julie Ackerman Link.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Devotion Link..."A Picture of Humility," by Bill Crowder.

Editorial Link..."Justice for Camryn," by Patricia.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Devotion Link..."Life's Darkest Moments," by Randy Kilgore.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Devotion Link..."Spiritual Navigation," by David McCasland.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Devotion Link..."More Than Waiting," by Anne Cetas.

Board Notes...Town Board Meetings for July and August. 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Devotion Link..."Memory Loss," by Dennis Fisher.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Devotion Link..."Keeping Darkness At Bay," by Joe Stowell.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Devotion Link..."Live in Love," by Dave Branon.

Editorial Link... Links Regarding Natural Gas Contamination. 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Devotion Link..."A Word For The Struggler," by David McCasland.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Devotion Link..."Our Foundation," by Dennis Fisher.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Devotion Link..."Following the Master," by Jennifer Benson Schuldt.

Births and Deaths Link...Donald C. Funnell

Monday, August 18, 2014

Website still had technical problems until evening.  Back up and running.

Devotion Link...."Believing In Advance," by Philip Yancey.

Sunday, August 17, 2014 - Website Technical Problems.

Saturday,  August 16, 2014

Devotion Link..."Walking Billboards," by C.P. Hia.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Devotion Link..."Is There Hope?" by Anne Cetas.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Devotion Link..."The Parable of the Sting," by Randy Kilgore.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Devotion Link..."Life-Giving Rain," by David McCasland.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Devotion Link..."Example That Encourages,"by Albert Lee.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Devotion Link...Power of Simplicity," by Bill Crowder.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Devotion Link..."Holy, Holy, Holy," by Julie Ackerman Link.

YouTube of the Town Board Meeting for August is up folks.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Devotion Link..."Finding God's Pathway," by David McCasland.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Devotion Link..."The Upright Thumb,," by Jennifer Benson Schuldt.

NOTICE:  YouTube of the Town Board Meeting for this month is partly up.  I hope to have the Parts 1-3 up today.  Had an apparent technical problem yesterday and since Thursdays are my days to tend to shopping and business errands, I wasn't here to attend to the computer.  When I got back home, Parts 5 & 6 had "aborted." I will hopefully get this up.  Sorry for the inconvenience folks.   Thank you for your patience.  God bless.  Patricia.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Devotion Link..."Difficult People," by Dennis Fisher.

You Tube of the Board Meeting to be up sometime today.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Devotion Link..."Broken But Beautiful," by Cindy Hess Kasper.

Tuesday, August 5, 2015

Devotion Link...."Breaking Free," by Poh Fang Chia.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Devotion Link..."All We Need to Know," by David Roper.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Devotion Link..."A Shared Bond," by Dave Branon.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Devotion Link..."Graceland," by Joe Stowell.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Devotion Link..."City of Refuge," by Bill Crowder.


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