Galatians 6:7, 9 - Be not deceived:  God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. 9. And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

Exposing the Truth ......

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. 

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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:  7:26 a.m.
Sunset:  6:06 p.m.

Time of Posting:  7:00 a.m.

Next 6 Hours:

Mostly cloudy with temperatures steady or slowly warming to the upper 40s. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Hourly Details


Cloudy early with peeks of sunshine expected late. High 58F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.


Generally clear skies. Low 37F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

Coming Meetings..... 

October 27, 2014, Monday Work Session at the Town Hall at 7:00 p.m.

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 10/24/2014


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 10/20/2014

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

Secret Sin 

Three pastors went to the pastor convention and were all sharing one room. The first pastor said, "Let's confess our secret sins one to another. I'll start - my secret sin is I just love to gamble. When I go out of town, it's cha-ching cha-ching, let the machines ring."
      The second pastor said, "My secret sin is that I just hate working. I copy all my sermons from those given by other pastors."
      The third pastor said, "My secret sin is gossiping and, oh boy, I just can't wait to get out of this room!"




The poorly paid local pastor grew watermelons to suppliment his meager income. He was doing pretty well, but he was disturbed by some local kids who would sneak into his watermelon patch at night and eat his watermelons. After some careful thought, he came up with a clever idea that he thought would scare the kids away for sure.
      He made up a sign and posted it in the field. The next day, the kids show up and they saw the sign which read, "Warning! One of the watermelons in this field has been injected with cyanide."
      The kids ran off, made up their own sign and posted it next to the pastor's sign. When the pastor returned, he surveyed the field. He noticed that no watermelons are missing, but the sign next to his read, "Now there are two!"




After the revival had concluded, the three pastors were discussing the results with one another.
      The Methodist minister said, "The revival worked out great for us! We gained four new families."
      The Baptist preacher said, "We did better than that! We gained six new families."
      The Presbyterian pastor said, "Well, we did even better than that! We got rid of our 10 biggest trouble makers!"




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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