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Welcome to the Coventryville Gazette. 

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Owner/Webmaster:  Patricia D. Fiske, 3051 State Hwy. 206, Bainbridge, N.Y.  13733.  Telephone:  607-639-1762. 

E-mail Address:

URL Address For the
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For those not familiar with this website, regarding the pictures, click on the picture to enlarge it.  Most all pictures on this site will enlarge.  Thank you.  Patricia.







Today's Weather for this Area. 

Weather Alerts

Local Pollen Alerts

Sunrise:  7:33 a.m.
Sunset:  5:58 p.m.

Time of Posting:  6:05 a.m.


Next 6 Hours:

Partly cloudy with temperatures steady in the low 40s. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Hourly Details


A mix of clouds and sun during the morning will give way to cloudy skies this afternoon. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 49F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.


Partly cloudy. Low 31F. Winds light and variable.

Coming Meetings..... 

November 5, 2014, Wednesday

Planning Board Meeting
,  at the Town Hall, at 7:00 p.m.

November 12, 2014, Wednesday.

The Public Hearing for the Town Budget will be at 7:00 p.m.

Town Board Meeting,  at the Town Hall, at 7:00 p.m. after the Public Hearing.


Important Links:

Resource:  The Town of Coventry Website.

The 2015 Preliminary Budget is available at Town Hall and web link for Public Review. Preliminary Budget.pdf

The RS2417-A Work Day Resolution is posted in the Town Hall and web link for the Town Clerk and Highway Superintendent.



Posted 10/30/2014

From the E-Mail.  I received a huge poster addressed to the Town of Coventry Historian, Patricia Fiske, announcing a Student Research Competition Poster.  I sent an e-mail to the address provided on the poster requesting permission to post this information on my website.  I was granted that permission and so I present to you my readers the poster and the challenge to our young people to participate.  If there is anyway this past historian can be of help to any interested young person participating, please feel free to contact me at my e-mail address or mailing address.  This competition is open to school age children. 

Our "Special Thank You" to Emily Allen of the New York State Archives for the following poster information. 




Student Research Awards
All entrants must use historical records.

Historical records are:

  • Photographs
  • Letters
  • Diaries
  • Maps
  • Broadsides/posters
  • Deeds, and more.




  • Computer-based project:  websites, PowerPoint presentations, etc.
  • Exhibit
  • Documentary
  • Performance
  • Proposal for a historic marker
  • Research paper

Individual and group
entries welcomed.

Three awards (grades
4-5, 6-8, and 9-12) will be presented in the Fall 2015

An official entry form must accompany each entry.
For official guidelines
and an entry form:
click on:  Education

New York State Archives
9C49 Cultural Education Center
Albany, New York  12230
(518) 474-6926



These awards are supported by the Laura and Robert Chodos endowment, private contribution and special grants raised by the New York State Archives Partnership Trust, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to ensuring that New York State Archives records are preserved and available for future generations.  The State Archives is a program of the New York State Education Department in the Office of Cultural Education. 


Deadline:  July 1, 2015.


Posted 10/24/2014


Click on the link below which is the Chenango County Government Website.  You will arrive at their site.  On the left, click on "Sample Ballot."  You will come to a listing of towns.  Click on "Coventry," and scroll down the ballot to read the propositions.  You can enlarge this so you can see it by clicking on the little "+" at the top of the ballot in the tool bar.  Coventry has one candidate running for Town Council.  Write-in option is available.


Further information regarding the three propositions on the ballot for your consideration below.  Our "Thanks" to Tracey in Coventry for forwarding the info over.  The resource for the info is from the Albany Update - New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms .  It explains somewhat the meaning of these new bills.   {When reading this, at the end of the article is a "Next" link.  That will take you to the next proposition.  There are three.}

Regarding registering to vote.

Resource:  Chenango Co. Website.


November 4, 2014 General Election Deadlines

MAIL REGISTRATION (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-210(3))
Applications must be postmarked no later than October 10th and received by a board of elections no later than October 15th to be eligible to vote in the General Election.

IN PERSON REGISTRATION (N.Y. Election Law Sections 5-210, 5-211, 5-212)
You may register at your local board of elections or any state agency participating in the National Voter Registration Act, on any business day throughout the year but, to be eligible to vote in the November General Election, your application must be received no later than October 10th except, if you have been honorably discharged from the military or have become a naturalized citizen since October 10th, you may register in person at the board of elections up until October 24th.

CHANGE OF ADDRESS (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-208(3))
Notices of change of address from registered voters received by October 15th by a county board of elections must be processed and entered in the records in time for the General Election.


Posted 10/10/2014

Update:  The Loud Noise that Shook Some Folks Homes a Week or so Ago.

The Gazette heard received a report from the southern part of Coventry that the loud noise that individual heard was a loud, low, rumbling noise which seemed to be underground.

Posted 10/9/2014

Due to a change of plans, I did not attend the Town Board Meeting last night.  There will be no YouTube of the meeting.  Patricia.



Posted 10/5/2014

Coventryville Lost another Resident...

 Richard James Lashway Passed Away Saturday, September 27, 2014.  See the Birth and Death Link for the full obituary. 

Posted 10/2/2014 - Thursday

The Gazette received word a couple of days ago of the following from one of my sources.  I went over and looked things over briefly.  Patricia.

The loud noise reported last Saturday night around 11:00 p.m. location has been identified in or near the Town of Coventry shale bed on Spisak Rd.  A diesel truck with lots of lights was seen leaving the area. 

I left a message on the Road Superintendent's phone, however, he has not returned my call. 
If anyone finds out anything more, the Gazette would appreciate hearing from you.  Thank you, Patricia.

Posted 9/29/2014 - Monday.

Saturday night around 11:00 p.m. a very loud noise in the vicinity of the Buckley Hill  and Spisak Rds which shook more than one person's home.  Anyone with any information please contact the Gazette.  These folks would like to know what happened.  Thanks, Patricia.


{Older Natural Gas News Items have been Moved to the Natural Gas Link}

{Other Older National News Items have been moved to the National and World News Link near the bottom of the links}

Posted 10/25/2014

From Bruce from Coventry - the following links.
Our "Thanks" for forwarding them over.

Bruce's e-mail.

GM Pat
I have seen news coverage from our mainstream news media and most such as WSKG and other Albany and Big Business Dirty Money controlled news media and most have edited out Howie Hawkins from the coverage, and only shown Cuomo's and Astorino's responses. It's clear why they have not given Howie Hawkins the coverage they have to Cuomo and Astorino. Listen to his responses and it's very clear, he would be the best choice for New York.


For those who would like to hear Howie Hawkins debate, click on the links below.

Howie Hawkins (Green Party) 2014 New York State Gubernatorial Debate - 22 October 2014

Howie Hawkins won the debate, the people can see that. Here are all Howie Hawkins' highlights from the debate:


 {As I have indicated before, this website nor I promote any politician or party, however, in the interest of "fair, objective, reporting," I have published this part of the debate which Bruce has mentioned the mainline news media did not put on their sites.}

After reviewing Bruce's e-mail links,  it was strictly Mr. Hawkins answers.  Below is a website I found that has the whole debate, I hope.  It is from a Buffalo News website.  I believe all the candidate give their arguments.}

Resource:  The Buffalo News.

 Unfortunately, there are advertisements one has to work with before each video, however, it appears the candidates all speak their peace.

Posted 10/20/2014

Our "Thanks" to Glenn in Florida for forwarding the following article.

Small COLA Increase for Folks on Social Security.

Our "Thanks" to Bruce from Coventry for forwarding over the following news.


GREAT NEWS and GREAT WORK to all the local ban crusaders out there!... "In a precedent-setting decision last June, the Court of Appeals ruled that communities have the right to use local land-use authority to prohibit oil and gas operations within their borders. On Thursday, the court denied a motion by the trustee for bankrupt Norse Energy to reargue its case against the town of Dryden."


Posted 10/17/2014

The following e-mails with links forwarded by Bruce of Coventry.  Our "Thanks" to Bruce for the info. 

In one e-mail Bruce writes:

"I have seen orange stuff in the waste pits near the gas wells while flying over Pa."

Abandoned Mines Spill Orange Sludge - Arizona.


Traffic Deaths Climb Amid Fracking Boom

Anastasia Pantsios | October 13, 2014 2:44 pm | Comments

While there’s been anecdotal evidence before, a new in-depth study undertaken jointly by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Public Media News 88.7 draws a strong circumstantial link between the fracking boom in Texas and the greatly increased number of highway deaths in the state. It’s based on an analysis of statistics as well as numerous interviews with people involved with trucking and traffic safety.

The increased volume of heavy trucks on the road, along with unlicensed trucking firms, unfit drivers and unsafe vehicles, have led to an increase in traffic fatalities in Texas fracking regions. 

For decades, traffic deaths in Texas were declining just as they were all across the country, thanks to safety improvements like seat belts, airbags and child seats. Then in 2009—the same time the fracking boom begin—that trend reversed in the Lone Star state, in some areas dramatically. Texas now leads the nation in traffic deaths. And while traffic deaths overall increased 8 percent in the state from 2009-2013, deaths involving commercial vehicles exploded, growing 51 percent in that time. The study says that growth is on track to continue in 2014.

The report cautions that there’s no way to link the accidents specifically to the oil and gas industry, but adds “Records show that fatal accidents increased more in the groups of counties that make up the Permian Basin and in those affected by the Barnett and Eagle Ford shale plays, where busy roads regularly fill with tractor-trailers, tanker trucks and commercial vans hauling water, workers and supplies to oil and natural gas well sites, as well in urban counties that serve as burgeoning hubs for the oil field industry.

Reporters found that traffic fatalities in the West Texas counties that make up the Permian Basin area increased 50 percent from 2009-2013. They increased in urban counties associated with the boom as well. In Midland County, they increased 47 percent.

There’s another problem in addition to just the increased volume of heavy-vehicle traffic The trucks themselves are unsafe and unfit to be on the road, and they are often driven by unqualified operators. Defective brakes, bald tires and unsafe drivers were identified by state troopers as potential issues leading to fatal crashes involving commercial trucks. The Houston Chronicle assembled inspection statistics showing that a higher percentage of Texas trucks fail to meet federal and state road safety standards than the U.S. average every year. And unlicensed companies continue to operate after multiple safety citations.

The newspaper relates the story of a Houston woman, Vilma Marenco, who was killed instantly in April when her Chevy Cavalier was crushed by an oilfield truck loaded with metal pipe that ran a red light. It did not have a carrier license or insurance. The company it was linked to had failed its state safety audit less than five months earlier but continued to operate. The trooper who inspected the truck after Marenco’s death found a dozen defects, three serious enough to take the truck off the road.

The report goes on to detail other horrific accidents that occurred because of lax safety regulations and fly-by-night companies employing unqualified drivers cashing in on the fracking boom: a dedicated professional trucker who had a head-on collision with another truck, loaded with flammable oil-based mud, that blew a bald tire and caused a explosion that burned both drivers beyond recognition, a motorcycle-riding man and his nine-year-old daughter sent flying into a ditch by a driver—a heavy drinker and meth user who had not been drug-tested before being hired as an oil-field driver—who failed to notice his turn signals weren’t working and who never properly inspected his truck for defects.

And while the Houston Chronicle found that the state Department of Public Safety (DPS) had increased its audits and inspections since 2009, DPS spokesman Tom Vinger refused multiple requests by the Houston Chronicle and by Houston Public Media to interview the head of the agency’s Commercial Vehicle Enforcement service regarding the rise in crashes tied to the oil and gas boom.” That suggests that perhaps they weren’t able to keep with the growth of commercial traffic tied to fracking, a problem that’s only likely to grow with Texas’ weak regulatory climate and its exponential growth in drilling for oil and gas.


{One mother here in Coventry whom I know personally, has a son who hauled fracking material.  He had to wear a Haz Mat suit (Hazardous Material) when working directly with the fracking solution.  He has since quit driving and found another  career.  The thought that keeps going through my mind is what about the gas well drillers?  I've yet to see a picture of a driller with a Haz  Mat suit on.   I can't help but wonder if these employees realize the health hazards they are working with.  Patricia} 

The following film forwarded to me by Bruce from Coventry.  Take time to watch it.  It is about an hour long, but well worth your time.  You think you know about this.   Patricia.


Revelation 11:18

King James Version (KJV)

18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.



He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”   John 3:36.

Jokes for the Day

 The Three Parachutes 

A Nobel prize winner, an old Pastor and a boy scout was flying across the Atlantic when the pilot came bursting through the door and anounced: "We've lost both engines, and there are only three parachutes on the plane. I only received my pilot's licence last month and I still have to serve a lot of people; I simply have to live." With that he grabbed a parachute and jumped.
      The Nobel prize winner said: "Just last week I received the prize for being the smartest man on earth. I have a lot of work to do for mankind, sorry, I also have to live." He grabbed a parachute and jumped.
      The pastor turned to the boy and said; "Son, I have lived a long life; I have put my faith in what Jesus has done for me and I know for certain that when I die I will go to heaven. You are young and have your whole life ahead of you. You take the last parachute and jump."
      "Not to worry sir," the boy replied, "there's still two chutes left; the smartest man in the world just jumped with my backpack."



Round and Round 

Hillary dies and goes to Heaven where she meets St. Peter. She notices that there are clocks everywhere. She asks St. Peter why are there so many clocks here.
      St. Peter tells her that each clock represents a person on earth and that every time a person tells a lie, the clock ticks off one-second. St. Peter explains that the one clock has never moved because it belonged to mother Theresa and she never told a lie her whole life. The next clock belonged to Abraham Lincoln and since he only told two lies his whole life, only two seconds had clicked.
      Hillary asks, "Where is Bill's clock?"
      St. Peter says, "Bill's clock is in Jesus' office. He's using it as a fan."



Welcome To America 

A foreign visitor was being given a tour of Washington, D.C. one day by an American friend of hers. She was amazed at the size of the Monuments, the Congressional Buildings, and so forth. Finally she gazed upon the White House itself.
      "My, that's an incredibly large building!" she remarked.
      "Yes, it's pretty big, alright." said her friend.
      "Big? It's huge!! About how many people work in there?" she asked.
      "Oh... about half."




Thursday, October 30, 2014

Devotion Link..."Music And Megaphone," by David McCasland.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Devotion Link..."Shadowed," by Mart DeHaan

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Devotional Link..."Working For The Wind," by Jennifer Benson Schuldt.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Devotion Link..."New To The Family," by Dave Branon.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Devotion Link..."All Together," by Dennis Fisher.

Saturday, Octobr 25, 2014

Devotion Link..."First Response," by Cindy Kasper.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Devotion Link..."Tiny Island," by Poh Fang Chia

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Devotion Link..."Clean The Closet," by Joe Stowell.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Devotion Link..."One Who Understands," by David Roper.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Devotion Link..."Undeserved Praise," by Julie Ackerman Link.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Devotion Link..."A War of Words," by David McCasland.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Devotion Link..."The Right Foundation," by Marion Stroud.

Saturday, Octber 18, 2014

Devotion Link..."A Genuine Friend," by Jennifer Benson Schuldt.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Devotion Link...."From Peeker to Seeker," by Randy Kilgore.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Devotion Link..."Mysterious Detours," by Dave Branon.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Devotion Link..."Seeing Upside Down," by Philip Yancey.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Devotion Link..."A Forever Hello," by Anne Cetas.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Devotion Link..."Timely Words," by Marvin Williams.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Devotion Link..."A Sanctuary," by Bill Crowder.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Devotion Link..."The Power to Change," by David McCasland.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Devotion Link...."The Lesson of the Hula Hoop," by Julie Ackerman Link.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Devotion Link..."What Do You Expect," by Dennis Fisher.

Tuesday October 7, 2014

Devotion Link..."Fly the Flag," by Joe Stowell.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Devotion Link..."A Faithful Helper," by Jennifer Benson Schuldt.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Devotion Link..."Pink Sheep," by Dave Branon.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Devotion Link..."Disposable Culture," By Bill Crowder.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Devotion Link..."Filtered Light," by David McCasland.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Devotion Link..."In the Storm," by Poh Fang Chia.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Devotion Link..."The Power of Ritual," by Julie Ackerman Link.


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