KELLY, Robert F.
March 28, 2022, age 85, after a sudden illness, survived by Marie (nee Boneri) Kelly and their loving and devoted children, Renee M. (James A. Gilmore, Jr.) Kelly, Deborah (Daniel) Frase and Michael R. (Sonia Hoste) Kelly; also survived by his loving grandchildren, Nicholas B. (Chelsey Miller) Ulrich, Haley A. (Zachary Elgie) Ulrich, Dylan M. Kelly; his nephews, William G. (Elizabeth) Barrett, Robert (Barbara) Battaglia and Richard (Karen) Battaglia; predeceased by his parents, Frederick and Marguerite Kelly, his sisters, Marie Barrett Gloyd and Fern (Russell) Battaglia, and nephew, Paul Barrett. Bob graduated from Clarence High School and joined the Navy and was a photo journalist, something he loved doing all of his life. His family has been left a lifetime of photos and memories. Upon his completion of service in the Navy, he joined the NYS Police and served from 1962-1982, serving on the NYS Thruway and retired from the Clarence Troop A Barracks. He also served in the Naval and Coast Guard Reserve for 30 years. Bob was a friendly and wonderful person to all that met him. He loved boating and had many throughout his life cruising on Lake Erie. He moved to Florida in 1996 and had wonderful years there, traveling abroad and taking cruises, until deciding to brave the winters again to be with his family and friends during his "golden years". In 2018 he moved to Montabaur Heights at Brothers of Mercy and loved his life there. His children were more than happy to have him back home. We love you and thank you dad for all you have done for us. Rest easy Gray Rider. Bob was a member of the Niagara Frontier Chapter of the Former New York State Troopers. Bob donated his body to the Jacobs School of Medicine at the University of Buffalo. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date, to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob's name to the Carmelite Monastery, 75 Carmel Rd., Buffalo, NY 14214. Arrangements by AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC. (716) 836-6500. Share condolences at www.AMIGONE.com
Category:Administrative and Staff Positions
Posted:Feb 21, 2022
Closes:Open Until Filled
About Siena College:
Located in Loudonville, New York-just 10 minutes from the state capital of Albany-the Siena experience is built for a new generation of leaders eager to create a more just, peaceful and humane world. Each year, more than 3,000 Saints are empowered through a transformative journey of intellectual, spiritual and personal discovery. The Education for a Lifetime is made possible through a workforce of highly qualified and competent faculty, administrators and staff committed to fulfilling the Siena mission.
Serve as the first line shift supervisor and provide leadership, management and supervision to the Dispatcher and Public Safety Officers on their specific shifts.
Is responsible for providing professional public safety services to the Siena Community in the form of protection of life and property, enforcement of federal and state laws, college rules and regulations, safety, and enforcement of parking and traffic rules.
Coordinates response to emergency and crisis situations which may occur on their specific shift and serve as a direct liaison with outside agencies such as police, fire and EMS agencies.
Possess valid Security Guard license or have the ability to quickly obtain one. Be proficient in the use of all departmental equipment, including but not limited to Digital Alarm Systems, CCTV equipment, Vehicles, Alcohol Breath Analyzer, Call 24 Call Boxes, E2 Emergency Alert System, AED and all policies, rules and regulations as well as Emergency Preparedness Plans.
Oversee training for all newly hired Public Safety Officers and ensure they are proficient in their duties.
Maintain positive professional relationships with other departments within the division of Student Life as well as with the rest of the Siena College community.
A background screening will be required.
Siena College offers competitive compensation and benefits, including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, a retirement plan and tuition benefits.
Siena College is a Franciscan and Catholic institution and expects members of its community to be knowledgeable about its mission and to make a positive contribution to that mission.
Siena College is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
A full COVID-19 vaccination series is required for all employees pursuant to the COVID-19 policy.
Please submit cover letter, resume and contact information for 3 references
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
Public Safety Lieutenant
Syracuse, N.Y. – Former Syracuse Police Chief Leigh Hunt, who ran the city police department for four years after a 24-year career with the New York State Police, died Wednesday in Syracuse. He was 81.Hunt came to Syracuse in 1986 from Albany, where he retired as a major after 24 years in the state police. Former Mayor Tom Young hired Hunt after conducting a national search for a new Syracuse police chief.
His colleagues remember Hunt as a chief who cared deeply about the officers who worked for him, said retired Lt. John Corbett. That was especially true when tragedy struck. Corbett said Hunt was devastated when undercover Officer Wallie Howard Jr. was murdered in October 1990.
“That really, really weighed heavily on him,’’ Corbett said. “He was in constant contact thereafter with Wallie’s mom. Even after he left the (police department), he was in constant contact.’’
Hunt was born in Brooklyn and joined the state police in 1962, said his friend, retired state police Maj. Tim McAuliffe, of Albany. Hunt rose through the ranks, working at several barracks and in the Bureau of Criminal Investigations, until he was promoted to major and put in charge of the state police academy in Albany.
McAuliffe said Hunt was known for being deft and empathetic, both with employees and crime victims.
“I would say he was probably the best person I’ve ever seen with people,’' McAuliffe said. “As a trooper and as a BCI man, you don’t always meet the cream of the crop. He worked good with everybody.’'
As the chief in Syracuse, Hunt won praise from some community groups, who lauded him for addressing the problems of inner-city neighborhoods. But Young replaced Hunt as city police chief in December 1990, citing policy differences.
In 1991, Hunt was chosen by then-Gov. Mario Cuomo to be the state’s first director of Indian relations, a cabinet-level position. At the time, state officials faced volatile issues over Native American land claims, gambling compacts and the imposition of state sales taxes on Native American businesses.
In January 1994, Cuomo disbanded the Office of Indian Relations, and Hunt briefly took a job as assistant commissioner in the state prison system.
He ran unsuccessfully for Onondaga County sheriff in November 1994, losing to Kevin Walsh. Hunt’s campaign was marred by news that he accepted $50,000 in cash for his campaign from a Native American business owner, which he initially failed to disclose. Hunt subsequently reported the money as a campaign loan from the business owner.
Hunt has been largely out of the public eye for more than a quarter century, but he remained active in the community. He was a much-loved member of St. Lucy’s Catholic Church on the Near West Side, which is known for its food pantry and community outreach.
“He was just a real, real wonderful guy,’’ said the Rev. Jim Mathews. “Everybody loved Leigh. Very much involved. Just a real, real Christian gentleman. That’s what he was, a Christian gentleman.”
Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at St. Lucy’s, 432 Gifford St. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church.
It’s was a broken heart I write this message. My dad Robert Kelly Retired Trooper SP Clarence 1982 passed away today. No arrangement have been made yet. We are planning a memorial service possibly in June.
My dad loved being a NYS Trooper and wore his Stetson proudly for 20 years.
Thank you Deborah
Bob was 85 and a Life Member of the Niagara Frontier Chapter of the AFNYST. I will email an update when I receive more information.
Our Condolences go out to his family.
By Robert Romanowski
The Westchester County Board of Legislators has requested “home rule” legislation from Albany that would allow the County of Westchester to raise Pistol License fees to any amount.
Bill A-07939 introduced in the Assembly by Steven Otis (D-Port Chester) and S06659 in the NYS Senate by Shelly B. Mayer (D- Port Chester) would allow Westchester to have home rule. That is, to set its own licensing fees. Westchester County currently uses the New York State fee schedule. All of this is being done without any comment from the public, pistol licensees or gun owners.
This legislation would allow the county to set fees for new applications, amendments and re-certifications. It has been reported that the current $10.00 fee could rise to as much as $200.00 per year, raising the cost of a 5-year re-certification to $1000.00. This could make pistol licenses unaffordable to a whole segment of the community such as retirees, people on a fixed income and lower income wage earners.
This legislation has nothing to do with any kind of budget shortfall in Westchester County and everything to do with making a Constitutional right unaffordable to as many Westchester County residents as possible and to discourage others from applying for permits.
Beware of actions like this in our home county!
All SCOPE members are urged to contact their State Senator and Assembly member and tell them to please oppose this legislation. By killing these bills in Albany, Westchester County cannot act on this matter.
If you are a Westchester County resident, please call 914-995-2800 to tell your County Legislator that you oppose this legislation.
Greenfield Center - Philip C. Gargan, 81, of Greenfield Center, NY passed away, surrounded by his family, on March 13, 2022, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.Philip was born, June 15, 1940, to John and Elizabeth Gargan of New York, NY. On April 4, 1964, Philip married the love of his life, Lillian, and left the city to begin their lives in Saratoga Springs. In March 1979, they moved to Greenfield Center where they built a beautiful home and life together. Philip was a New York State Trooper for 29 years and served his community as a Saratoga Springs school board member and Greenfield town building inspector. His passions included history, aviation, and books. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lillian, three daughters, Louise Bublak (Richard), Christine Gargan, and Gabrielle Gargan-Godlewski (Brian), and four grandchildren, Alexander Bublak (Ronie), Nicholas Bublak, Anastasia Godlewski and Alexandra Godlewski. Relatives and friends may call from 2-4pm and 6-8pm, Friday, March 18 at the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518-584-5373). A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11am, Saturday, March 19 at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, 3159 NY-9N, Greenfield Center, NY. Burial will be private.Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneralhome.com. https://www.lastingmemories.com/philip-c-gargan
Geldermann, Richard, of Lindenhurst, LI, on March 14, 2022. Beloved husband of the late Catherine Geldermann. Devoted father Denise Ficalora, Corinne (Frank) DiSomma, Ricky Geldermann and Cathy (Rob) Cernilli. Cherished grandfather of Nicholas (Eileen), Carl (Piera), Frankie (Amy), Jennifer, Megan (Brandon), Robert and Richard and great grandfather of Giancarlo, Carmelina, Raffaella and Franco. Dear brother of Lucille Kozlowski and John Geldermann. Reposing at The Fredrick J. Chapey & Sons West Islip Funeral Home, 1225 Montauk Hwy. (1/4 mile west of the Robert Moses Cswy.). Celebration of the Liturgy of Christian Burial Monday, 9:45 AM at Our Lady of Perpetual Help R.C. Church, Lindenhurst, LI. Entombment to follow at Pinelawn memorial Park, Pinelawn, LI. Visiting Sunday 2:00 pm until 6:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Richard’s name may be made to St. Francis Hospital, 100 Port Washington Blvd., Roslyn, NY 11576. www.chapeyfamily.com
In MemoriamOur collective thoughts and prayers go out to the men of women of the Pennsylvania State Police, who tragically lost two Troopers early Monday morning. Troopers Martin F. Mack III and Branden T. Sisca were struck and killed, along with a pedestrian they were attempting to take into custody, on I-95 outside of Philadelphia by a speeding, drunk driver.
Funeral services for Pennsylvania State Trooper Martin F. Mack III:
A public viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 30, 2022
Wade Funeral Home
1002 Radcliffe St.
Bristol, PA 19007
A funeral Mass will be held 11 a.m. on March 31, 2022
St. Michael the Archangel Church
66 Levittown Pkwy.
Levittown, PA 19054
Funeral services for Pennsylvania State Trooper Branden T. Sisca:
A public viewing will be held from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and then 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on April 1, 2022
Boyd-Horrox-Givnish Funeral Home
200 W. Germantown Ave.
Norristown, PA 19401
A funeral will be held at 12 p.m. on April 2, 2022
Perkiomen Valley High School
509 Gravel Pike
Collegeville, PA 19426
Shame on You!
News from Troop K
NYSTPBA Issues Statement to the Media About Cortlandt Judge's Shocking Actions
After the recent shocking actions taken by Cortlandt Town Justice Kimberly Ragazzo in releasing a defendant on his recognizance after being charged with assaulting a Trooper, the NYSTPBA issued the press release below.
For Immediate Release – March 22, 2022
Troopers’ Union Speaks Out Against Cortlandt Town Justice’s Shocking Actions
The New York State Troopers Police Benevolent Association, the union representing uniformed New York State Troopers, is shocked by the nonchalance of Cortlandt Town Justice Kimberly Ragazzo in releasing a defendant - accused of assaulting a Trooper - on his recognizance simply because the young man claimed he had a college exam the next day.
“I am disgusted by the flippant attitude of Town of Cortlandt Justice Kimberly Ragazzo,” said NYSTPBA President Thomas H. Mungeer. “Despite the defendant’s displays of violence, including assaulting a Trooper, Justice Ragazzo chose to release him without even verifying his story.”
The 22-year-old man, Bryan P. Illescas, was arrested Sunday and charged with driving while intoxicated. While in custody at the State Police barracks in Cortlandt, Illescas became combative and damaged a wall. When the man’s mother came to pick him up, he suddenly punched a Trooper in the head and caused a significant laceration to the Trooper.
Additional charges of assaulting a police officer were brought upon Illescas, and he was then brought before Justice Ragazzo for arraignment. The district attorney recommended that Illescas be required to pay $15,000 cash bail or a $30,000 bond in order to be released, but Justice Ragazzo ignored that and instead released him on his recognizance because she did not want him to miss a college midterm exam in criminal justice the next day.
“You cannot make this stuff up! My Troopers risk their lives every day making the roadways and neighborhoods of this state safe. The last thing they need to encounter is a soft-on-crime judge who has more sympathy for a failed criminal justice major than she does for the citizens of her jurisdiction, Mungeer said.
“Shame on you, Justice Ragazzo!”
210th Session of the Basic School Graduation
Congratulations to the 227 new State Troopers who will soon be training in the field. You are desperately needed to bolster our manpower!
The Tale of Two Cities - Reform Bail Reform
As outlined in last week’s newsletter, Gov. Kathy Hochul’s 10-Point Plan to fix bail reform has many Democrats, mostly progressives, wringing their hands. However, Governor Hochul has been pragmatic about the subject of reforming bail reform – “The public is aware that I share their concerns about public safety, and that's why I am working with my team and working with the legislators to craft a position and a policy and work toward getting it in the budget,” she said earlier this week.
In One Corner
The contingent of anti-reform bail reformers has been vocal about their desire to not make any changes, with some of them rallying in the Capitol chanting “Hell No Cuomo 2.0.” Sen. Jabari Brisport (D-Brooklyn, and a member of the Democratic Socialists of America) stated, “Up until last week, I thought there was a difference between former Governor Cuomo and our current governor. I will not vote for any budget that has rollbacks [of bail reform].” Added Assemblywoman Latrice Walker (D-Brooklyn), “I love food [but] I am prepared to go on a hunger strike to make sure that this does not happen.” (Cue Gene Wilder in his best Willy Wonka tone – “Stop, don’t, come back…”)
This is a good time to segue to Sen. Liz Krueger’s (D-Manhattan) comments last Friday, “I do not believe that the Legislature thinks that the problems we are dealing with are related to the changes we made in bail reform. The data continues to reflect that the changes we made in bail are not correlated to the growth in gun violence or physical violence towards others on the streets.”
Nero [still] fiddles while Rome burns.
And in This Corner
State Sen. Minority Leader Rob Ortt (R-Lockport) said, “Pro-criminal Socialists are in control of Albany and New Yorkers have had enough. It’s time to restore public safety to our state.”
Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R-Syracuse) also said, “Every Republican in the Legislature wants changes. Gov. Hochul apparently wants changes. Eric Adams wants changes. And day by day more Democrats are finally realizing what we’ve been saying for two years – something needs to be done.”
The Budget is due in one week. Let’s see how much influence the moderate Democrats can assert.
In their announcement of the release of their one house budget bill, the Senate Majority requested that we offer a quote. Out of nearly three score quotes, they listed ours as fourth on their overall list and we were the only law enforcement group included. Definitely big news!
Thomas Mungeer, President, NYS Troopers PBA said "The NYS Troopers PBA would like to thank Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and the NYS Senate majority for including much needed funding for the State Police. The executive proposals regarding State Police personnel and Capital projects are important issues to the NYSTPBA and our members. We are extremely happy that an additional $40 million was added on top of the Governor's proposal in the Executive Budget to support additional community safety grant programs. If this funding is included in the final budget due at the end of this month, it indicates the legislative support for public safety in New York State."
I feel like when in Semi-Pro, Will Ferrell’s character of Jackie Moon exclaims at the end of the game, “Fourth place! Fourth place!”
This Week’s Sign that the Apocalypse is Upon Us
While responding to a report of shots fired, two officers were suddenly surprised when an armed subject stepped in front of their fully-marked St. Louis Metro Police Department vehicle and tried to carjack them. Realizing his blunder, this knucklehead fled the scene but was soon caught carrying a gun. Luckily for this aspiring criminal, he lives in St. Louis and the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office, led by progressive Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner, refused to file any charges against him. God Bless America!
I just recently became aware of SUNY Brockport inviting the killer of Waverly Jones and Joseph Piagentini to speak. I wanted to thank you, for once again, standing with law enforcement members in your well written letter opposing this lecture.
The President of the college will soon be receiving my diploma torn to pieces. I wish more alumni would think of this idea and we could do it together. I think it would be a strong symbolic act and might make future students think twice about attending this college. He wasn't a political prisoner, it's not an intellectual conversation. It's heartbreaking to families who know the pain of losing an officer and it fills me with disgust to call Brockport my alma mater for giving this killer a platform.
Thanks again, Tom. Your support of law enforcement members and their families is unwavering.
I hope all is well with you.
Colleen Dillon Bergman
For those of you who do not know Colleen, she is the daughter of Trooper Emerson J. Dillon Jr., who was shot and brutally murdered on Oct. 24, 1974 while conducting a traffic stop on the NYS Thruway. He left his wife and six children to grieve his death. Colleen and her family know what it means to see a brutal killer be released while they were left to suffer decades without their loved one. They watched their father’s murderer, John Ruzas, be convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison, where he remained, appearing before the parole board every few years. Colleen and her family, with the help of the NYSTPBA, valiantly made sure he remained there though numerous parole hearings as they and numerous Troopers and other law enforcement officers took the time to send letters to the Parole Board opposing the release of Ruzas. It wasn’t until Ruzas found a sympathetic ear in Supreme Court Judge Victor Grossman, who banned his next Parole Board commissioners from considering letters of opposition written by fellow Troopers as well as members of the law enforcement community nationwide, that Ruzas was finally freed in December 2017.
I think I speak for many in our profession as well as many citizens when I state that I’m growing very tired of judges attempting to legislate from the bench and their bush-league judicial decisions. I’m weary of the new-found propensity of the NYS Parole Board to release cop-killers back into our society. I am extremely sick and tired of hearing that how the families of NYPD Officers Joseph Piagentini and Waverly Jones must now endure the pain of the flippant attitude of SUNY Brockport officials who have decided it would be educational – under the guise of free speech - for the murderer of these two police officers to spout off how he was a “political prisoner” for nearly 50 years before his undeserved release in 2020. This is a slap in the face to all who risk their lives to serve and protect the public and their families. Simply put, it’s ignorant, insulting and inexcusable.
Colleen followed up yesterday with the following:
I see they have moved the Brockport event to online. It was quite unbelievable to read that in a letter from the interim provost to professors it was stated that the possibility of a large police presence could be a " traumatizing event". Lunacy is right.
I'm sure you realize I believe this killer should never have been released nor had the possibility of parole…….I just really felt remiss not saying life with no chance for parole would not even be justice for his heinous acts.
As a reminder, the numbers below will become effective on April 1, 2022 as per the current collective bargaining agreement. Note that due to our illustrious payroll lag system, Members can expect to see these increases in their April 27 paychecks.
Base Pay will increase by 2%
Hazardous Duty Pay will increase by 2% to $4,734
Expanded Duty Pay will increase by 2% to $9,235
Regular Location Pay - Orange, Putnam and Dutchess counties are now eligible for this payment at $1,754 annually
Supplemental Location Pay will go from the current three category structure to the following two categories:
· Orange, Putnam Dutchess at $1,332 annually
· NYC, Rockland, Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk at $2,330 annually
The NYS Senate is looking for retired Police Officers, Corrections Officers, or others with a connection to law enforcement who are interested in working part time (session) as Deputy Sergeant at Arms. There are immediate openings. Session is approx. 60 days between January 1st and June 30th. The starting salary is between $12,000 and $13,000, and includes Personal days, Sick Days, and Annual Leave.
For more information contact Benjamin M. Sturges III Sergeant At Arms at 518-455-2338
NYS Troopers Emerald Society Fundraiser is Saturday 3/12 from 4p-8p. American Legion 1066 Veterans Blvd Massapequa $55 includes food and beverage Venmo - NYST Emerald Society
Joyce L. Galcik, wife of retired Inv. Paul Galcik (SP Saratoga), the mother of retired Tpr. Michael Galcik (SP Schuylerville) and Troop G Zone 2 Secretary Bridgette Schwerd, passed away on 03/11/2022 after a brief illness. She is also survived by another daughter and four grandchildren. Per the family's wishes services will be private.
Philip James McHugh
March 18, 1938 - March 7, 2022
Obituary for Philip James McHugh
Philip James McHugh, 83, of Hudson, passed away Monday March 7, 2022 in Ghent, NY. Born March 18, 1938 in Manhattan, he is the son of Neil and Esther (Grady) McHugh. Providing for and offering unconditional support to his family was Philip’s number one priority. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother. Philip graduated from John Adams High School Ozone Park, NY in 1956, then served Honorably in the United States Marines until 1959. He retired in 1986 as a Sargent with the New York State Police stationed out of Claverack. Following his Trooper career, Philip was a United States Postal Carrier, and also served as Sargent at Arms for the New York State Senate. He was a member of the Federation of Polish Sportsmen. Philip will be forever remembered by his wife Diane (Park) McHugh, daughter Melissa McHugh, son Eric Samperisi, grandchildren Camryn Clark, Taylor, Amber and Eric Jr. Samperisi, along with four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Philip is also survived by his siblings, Neil (Susan), Sr. Anne, Essie (Harold), Kay, MaryJane (Tom), Jerry (Fay), and Donny, and sister in law Maureen. In addition to his parents, Philip was predeceased by his brothers Joe and Jimmy, and his brother in law Larry. Visitation from 11:00am-1:45pm, followed by a prayer service at 1:45 will be held Saturday March 12, at the Bates & Anderson-Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home.Visitation Hours MAR 12. 11:00 AM - 1:45 PM (ET) Bates & Anderson - Redmond & Keeler 110 Green Street Hudson, NY 12534 http://batesandersonredmondkeeler.com
As mentioned in our Chapter newsletter, retired Sr. Inv. Joe Hurbanek had passed away on April 13, 2020 at the age of 85. His widow, Chapter member, retired Inv. Charlotte Wirth is planning a celebration of his life to be held on Saturday April 23, 2022., the details as they were received from charlotte are outlined below:
1. It has been almost two years since Joe passed away, and I never got to properly honor his passing. Due to Covid-19, and the very strict strict regulations at that time, it was difficult to bring our loved ones together to celebrate his life. Now that our world has returned to a new “normal,” I am going to hold a celebration of life on Saturday, April 23, 2022 in Mooresville, NC. While I am still in the planning stages, I wanted to share this with you all to see who may be able to attend. It will be a nice ceremony with plenty of food and drinks. Please let me know if you are interested in attending via IM at your earliest convenience so that I can move forward in planning. Thank you!
2. I just blocked some rooms also by the Fairfield Inn by Marriott that is near my house and in Mooresville where I live.
Here is the link: https://www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1646766221733&key=GRP
3. Here are the final plans:
The Service will be at my house on 4/23/22 at 2:00 pm. I have a big yard for it. My address is 131 Wildwood Cove Drive, Mooresville, NC 28117.
My cell number is 704-658-4718. My home number is 704-528-7717. In addition to the Fairfield Inn there are other hotels in the area.
There is a Holiday Inn Express, Quality Inn, Wingate Woods and Hampton Inn and Suites. All are in the same area and are in
Mooresville. Again, Thank you for all your help with this.
The next state board meeting for AFNYST will be held on April 2, 2022 at Jake's Grub & Grog, 7 East Riverr Road, Central Square, NY 13036. This is located on right as you drive into the 916 Riverside, 916 CR 37, Central Square. This is where we had our November meeting.
Menu will be:
Grilled Chicken w/side; BBQ Burger w/side; Cheese Burger w/side; Haddock sandwich w/side; Hamburger w/side; and Cajun Chicken salad.
Please advise choice for lunch and number of members attending. Need response by March 28, 2022.
Please reply to Mike Doney @ AFNYST@aol.com. Thank you!
Michael F. Wells
MOHART - Carlton W.
Age 98, of Silver Creek, NY. February 24, 2022. Loving husband of the late Arlene (Conover) Mohart; son of the late Mildred (Frone) and Clarence Mohart; beloved father of James (Tina) and Michael (Catherine) Mohart; cherished grandfather of Dr. Andrea (Todd) Perseghin, Jennifer and Aidan Mohart; great-grandfather of Colter Perseghin; step-grandfather of Joseph and Cassiah Gilvin; brother of Dorothy Story; several nieces and nephews; predeceased by a brother Nelson (late Dorothy) Mohart, sisters, Marion (late Wayne) Taylor and Evelyn (late Art) Chapman. Friends may call at the HOLE-PARKER FUNERAL CHAPEL, 160 Central Ave., Silver Creek on Saturday, March 19, 2022, from 9-11 AM, where a Memorial Service will be held at 11 AM. Please share condolences at www.holeparkerfc.com
From Jimmy Mohart:
"He lived pretty much on his own until the last couple of months when my brother was with him. He wanted to hit 100, only missed by a couple of years at 98! We should be so lucky! "
Our sincere condolences to Jimmy and his family.
ALEXANDER, N.Y. (WIVB) — An investigation is underway in Genesee County into a double homicide.
The killings happened at 10216 Alexander Road in the Town of Alexander, according to the Genesee County Sheriff’s office.
It’s believed this is an “isolated incident” and there’s no public danger.
Authorities haven’t released any other details.
Trooper Tamar Bucci
I was with Pat McNamara, president of the State Police Association of Massachusetts, yesterday and he wanted me to convey to you, on behalf of his membership and the family of Trooper Tamar Bucci, his thanks for the presence of New York State Troopers at her funeral on Wednesday.
Up in Smoke
New York's Office of Cannabis Management posted proposed regulations for licensing cannabis dispensaries on Wednesday. The only catch? To be one of the state’s first licensed retailers, you or a member of your family must have been convicted of a marijuana-related offense. Additionally, Gov. Kathy Hochul wants to create a $200 million fund to invest in these aforementioned entrepreneurs.
Welcome to New York state. Work hard, keep your nose clean and be guaranteed a second-place finish.
Just Like a Monkey Trying to F#@k a Coconut
It should be interesting to watch the impending battle between progressive New York City officials and upstate environmental advocates over the proposed Champlain Hudson Power Express. Since New York City has decided they will abruptly curtail their reliance on fossil fuels, and nuclear energy is a forbidden word, their answer is a 339-mile hydropower transmission line that will deliver Canadian hydropower to the city at an increased cost of billions of dollars.
The Apostle Cuomo
During his first public appearance at a church in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, last Sunday, former Gov. Andrew Cuomo railed for 20 minutes and laid out the same defense of his behavior that he’s held over the past several months but assured the audience he’s been leaning on scripture in a difficult time because “God isn’t finished with me yet.”
Insert smart-ass comment here _____________
On the other hand, maybe he has a point. In the latest poll on the New York governor's race, he only trails Governor Hochul by 4 percentage points among likely Democratic primary voters – 37 to 33 percent - with a 4.3 percent margin of error.
God may not be finished with him yet, but God help the rest of us.
This Week’s Sign that the Apocalypse is Upon Us
The first kick in the nuts came last fall when New York state, through the dysfunctional Parole Board, made the audacious decision to parole Anthony Bottom, who had been serving a life sentence for the ambush and murder of New York City Police Officers Waverly Jones and Joseph A. Piagentini on May 21, 1971. Now, SUNY Brockport has decided that this convicted cop killer is fit to “educate” our children during a scheduled lecture next month about, of all things, being a political prisoner. Shame on you SUNY Brockport President Dr. Heidi Macpherson.
Where Have You Gone, Joe DiMaggio?
A picture has surfaced of former Gov. George Pataki, clad in a New York State Police jacket, touring a hospital on the Ukraine-Hungary border, where he led a delegation to provide humanitarian relief to Ukrainian refugees.
Reminiscing about the good old days.
Sounds of “Play Ball!” will soon be echoing across the nation as Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association reached an agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement on Thursday, paving the way for the 2022 regular season to begin on April 7. Go Yankees!
Three high-ranking New York state troopers are set to retire Monday after the governor’s office took issue with their handling of an investigation into a workplace discrimination complaint, The Post has learned.
Cols. Pat Regan and Mary Clark and Lt. Col. Jim Michaels opted to resign rather than to be demoted to the rank of lieutenant, law enforcement sources said.
The trio of longtime troopers were given the ultimatum in connection to their probe into an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaint filed by a female trooper, according to the sources.
It was unclear what the complaint was over and when it was filed — but the governor’s office felt the case wasn’t being investigated quickly enough, a source said.
A law enforcement source said the shakeup was political in nature since Gov. Kathy Hochul is facing re-election.
“The governor doesn’t want any negative stories about how women are treated after the [Andrew] Cuomo allegations,” the source said, referring to the sexual harassment accusations against the disgraced former governor.
The departure of the three troopers is especially consequential since two of them are top-ranking colonels.
Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office gave the troopers the option to retire or face demotion.Paul Martinka
Regan is the deputy superintendent for field command and Clark is the deputy superintendent of labor relations and human resources.
The nature of their roles in the probe wasn’t immediately known.
“State Police learned about an internal complaint and that it was not handled properly and notified the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations to investigate further. We are reviewing our internal policies to ensure better processes and full compliance,” said director of public information Beau Duffy in a statement.
A spokesperson for the governor’s office didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
Regan, Clark and Michaels couldn’t be reached Sunday night.
I received information that Don Romano of the Villages, FL has passed away. Don was not a member of the NFC but worked on the Tway and Troop A. I have been unable to locate an Obituary for him, but if anyone has additional information let me know and I will forward your email to our members.
Ostrom, Philip "Flip" BALLSTON SPA Philip "Flip" Ostrom, of Ballston Spa, passed away peacefully at Glens Falls Hospital on February 28, 2022. He was born on January 13, 1942 in Nyack to the late Philip and Marjorie (Johnson) Ostrom, Sr. Phil grew up in Orangeburg, N.Y. He was a Sergeant in the United States Army, 7th Battalion 15th Field Artillery- Vietnam. He met his wife, Dianne, an elementary school teacher and began their lives in Nyack, N.Y. They moved to Valley Cottage, N.Y. where they began raising their two children, Eric and Elizabeth. Phil was employed as a New York State Trooper. During his career, he was promoted to Senior Investigator. They moved their family to Lake George, N.Y., where they lived for almost 30 years until they recently relocated to Ballston Spa to be closer to their daughter. Phil enjoyed the woods around his house and spent many happy hours taking care of his home and property. Phil was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Glens Falls, N.Y. Besides his parents, Phil is predeceased by his sisters, Elizabeth "Betty" Tygert and Marjorie Lynch. He is survived by his wife, Dianne Ostrom of 50 years; his son, Eric (Lisa) Ostrom of Port St. Lucie, Fla; his daughter, Elizabeth (Daniel) Mattoon and grandson, Bradley, of Charlton, N.Y., along with many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours scheduled. Burial with full military honors will take place at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 543 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801. For those who wish, online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.sbfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Regan Denny Stafford Funeral Home, 53 Quaker Rd, Queensbury, NY.
Canandaigua - Timothy Hugh Walsh passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family, on March 3, 2022. He was predeceased by his parents, Margaret and Hugh Walsh. He is survived by his devoted wife, Wendy; his sons, David (Jennifer), Christopher (Lori) and Jason (Michelle); his grandchildren, Hayden, Catie (Travis Gregorio), Brian Leo, Michael (Erica), Nicholas, Jack and James; his sister, Patricia (Bert Reveille); his brother-in-law, Peter Stanbridge; and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Tim was a retired member of the New York State Police, followed by a career with Wegmans.
No prior calling. Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 10:00 am at St. Januarius Church, 180 North Main Street, Naples, NY 14512.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to UR Medicine Hospice of Ontario and Yates Counties, 756 Pre Emption Rd, Geneva, NY 14456, in Timothy's memory. To donate online, click on the charity name.
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RICHFIELD SPRINGS - Richard T. Bobnick, 81, passed away peacefully on Saturday evening, Feb. 19, 2022, at home with his loving family by his side.
He was born in Oneonta, Oct. 5, 1940, son of the late Stanley and Frances Bobnick of Milford.
He was raised and educated in Milford graduating from the Class of 1958.
On April 8, 1961, he was united in marriage with the former Janet L. Quackenbush at Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Oneonta. They shared a devoted union of many years. In 1966 he left his family farm in Milford and went to the NY State Police Academy in Albany. Upon completing the Academy he and his family moved to Richfield Springs where he was stationed as a trooper until his promotion to investigator (BCI) after health issues forced him to retire from the state in 1986.
After his retirement from the state he worked at the family-owned Sears Catalog Store along side his wife, Janet, until Sears closed all catalog stores in 1993. He then owned and operated Bobnick Snowmobile and Tractor Parts for many years until his retirement.
He left the area for many years and moved to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to be with his special companion, Violla Ploutz (Leach) until her sudden passing in December. 2021. He returned in late December to his family home in Richfield and his wife with whom he had remained in a special and dear friendship.
Truly a genuine, hard working, honest man who we cherished, he will be missed by so many.
He is survived by his loving wife, Janet; two sons, Michael (Wendy) of Schaumburg, Illinois, and Kevin (Lisa) of Richfield Springs; daughter, Monica (Lenny) of Richfield Springs; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents and mother-in-law, he was predeceased by his only brother, David; and a special son-in-law, Dean Robertson .
There will be no calling hours at Richards's request. His wishes were that you remember him by spending time with someone you love.
Expressions of sympathy may be made with memorial donations to the Richfield Springs Fire Department, P.O. Box 1456, Richfield Springs, NY 13439.
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