Two weeks ago, Croton’s three Democratic trustees were fingered as the “Cash for Trash Trio.” But last Monday night, the real enemy of “the few” was re-introduced to Croton residents as the “Trash Terrorists” by the “Trash-sniffing Twosome.” And, according to the shared logic of Robert Wintermeier (watch video or search) and confederate Richard Pellicci (watch video or search), these “Trash Terrorists” are part of what the Twosome describes as the “Trash Alliance” with whom the “Cash for Trash Trio” allegedly sympathizes.
Holy Dick Cheney Batman!
That’s right, Robin, Croton Republican Committee affiliate and Maria Cudequest (search) trainbearer Robert Wintermeier used the “T” word in a feeble attempt to scare residents into supporting his idol’s hysteric cause.
And most recently, the only letters relating to the “fight,” that have graced the “letters” section of The Gazette, flagrantly disguised as desperate calls to battle, came from cheerleader Maria Denise Cudequest, her live-in companion, a local recluse named William Rooney whose relationship is so close that he writes in her inimitable letter-writing style, and a self-congratulating community gardener known as “Rich” to Trustee Thomas Brennan but known to those who favor childishly drawn editorial cartoons diguised as letters to the editor as Richard Pellicci.
Then came Thursday and the Batphone started blinking.
And with it, the arrival of the August 10, 2006 edition of The Gazette, which has become a community bulletin board for the Johnny-one-note bellyachers. Hardliners Don Daubney, David Goldman, Marie Yurchuk and Richard Pellicci (of course) all answered their own call by writing to denounce any participation by the Village in discussions about the future of the property at 1A Croton Point Avenue (the hideout for the “Trash Alliance” of “Trash Terrorists”).
Most slumber-inducing of all the letters was the one that marked the return of corpulent GOP Chairman Rob DiFrancesco (remember him? if not, search.). It was Rob who led his Republican candidates to a crushing defeat in the Village election held last March. It was that very trouncing which subsequently left the former Republican majority powerless only after one-year of having their own way. Needless to say, Mr. DiFrancesco comes late to the game. After all, he was in Middle School when former construction and demolition (C&D) transfer site operator Metro Enviro opened in 1996. The letter—like others written in his echo chamber—lacks merit, is toned in aggression and will not likely draw the additional support he seeks for his mayor’s unpopular cause.
After all, Mr. DiFrancesco is really back in the thick of it because under-performing rookies Mayor Dr. Gregory Schmidt (see: “What’s Up Doc?”) and Trustee Thomas Brennan are both up for re-election in six months time and are seen as very vulnerable.
In a scene befitting Police Commissioner James Gordon, but played by Village Manager Rick Herbek, was the revelation of very serious developments in the case of the “Trash Alliance” to residents during the Monday, August 14, 2006 board meeting (agenda).
In the following video, Manager Herbek describes a realistic scene where Buffalo Southern Railroad, now armed with an interim track agreement with rail owner CSX, seeks to take delivery of three train cars full of building sand—held since May 2006—and begin transporting gypsum-board scraps from Buchanan-based drywall manufacturer Lafarge North America Inc., by rail out of Croton.
Soon, there may well be lots of new sand delivered to Croton for both members of the “No Negotiating” contingent of Mayor Dr. Gregory Schmidt and Trustee Thomas Brennan to bury their heads in.