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7 4
"Once you have kids you never have your own life back again, now that’s a real parent. I would not want it any other way. My kids are my life. "
Man from Norwich

4 7
"MFN Re: DPW. One board member already suggested doing away with county highway department. He didnt want his town to have to foot the costs of plowing the 10 miles of county roads (and that is just the main road) on the way to the next town."
Man from Norwich

7 4
"Is 30 seconds a good venue to air all of the contract issues? How many hits does this web page get? Is that something the Editor can answer? Do you have page analytics? Might just be 20 of us reading the posts and it looks like we're evenly split."
Man from Norwich

4 10
"Super free loaders need a boost so here we go let's try something new. Use DOL reports to try and paint nice picture in Chenango County we are doing great.... Why drug problems, homelessness... People are not stupid, so don't treat them as such... "
Woman from Norwich
The story was about the Department of Labor's June report. Not drugs. Not homelessness. Not the county board.
-Shawn

5 8
"Manufacturing jobs hit new high in the Chenango County Hahahahahaha seriously? Name one new manufacturing company please...."
Woman from Norwich

2 11
"MAN FROM NORWICH - so what are you waiting for? Grab a bible, become a saint, grow a soul, and give those unappreciated county workers a fair contract!"
Man from Norwich

10 5
"WFS: No its not the Chenango County Board calling the shots in thirty seconds its the general public and we are real sick of hearing the greedy county workers and their union using 30 seconds to WHINE WHINE WHINE!!!!"
Man from Norwich

5 8
"All businesses that honor credit card purchases pay a fee to the respective credit card company: Yey ONLY gasoline purchases are subject to "surcharge" fees; WHY? It is NOT all stations that gouge the consumer , some have the same price for Cash/Credit; Some charge 4 cents/gal more while others charge 9 cents/gal more. RIPOFF? Definitely! "
Man from Oxford

8 3
"In order to merge a village with a town the future tax payer cost savings need to be justified. The debt of the village needs to be considered. Sometimes it's a win win, sometimes it makes more sense to remain as is. But someone needs to do the work - if you want it, set up a committee and get rolling. The state has grant money to support you. "
Man from Norwich

7 6
"If you don't want to pay extra to buy gas with a credit card, pay with cash. You DO KNOW that every merchant has to pay a fee to process credit card transactions. If you own your own gas station and only make a few cents per gallon per sale AND pay a fee you lose money.They make more money on candy sales!"
Woman from Outside Chenango

7 4
"I am anxiously awaiting all the positive comments and thanks to the County Supervisors for the rise in Manufacturing Jobs in Chen.Co."
Woman from Outside Chenango

6 8
"WHY DOES THIS COUNTY NEED CHAIRS THAT COST $275 EACH???..."the Chenango County Treasurer be and hereby is authorized to take whatever steps are necessary to make a transfer of funds, in the amount of $1,099.00, from Account #A511 – to Account #A3140.21 – in order to provide the funds necessary for the purchase of four (4) desk chairs." "
Man from Sherburne

12 2
"RE:"when you have kids, they should come first. you don't have your own life back again until your kids turn 18. NOPE! Try 21! And that's if they don't get pregnant AND get a job."
Man from Sherburne

13 1
""Ah, the Fair. Tattoed freaks, enormous fat ladies, thieves and druggies. And then there are the Carnies." Woman from Norwich And the cigarette smoking, pregnant ladies. So, when the fair is done will they all be gone or just go back to WalMart? "
Woman from Sherburne

8 8
"If McDonalds employees get $15 an hour I'd love to see CSEA people get jobs there. Then they'd find out how much healthcare, a pension and sick time are worth!"
Man from Sherburne

6 9
""So Chenango County Board of Super free loaders would like to dictate as to what makes it to 30 seconds, well is that shocking or what? Man from Norwich Exactly how did you arrive at that conclusion?"
Woman from Sherburne

11 4
"So the Fair is all about money,dog poop and vomit! Ask the kids who raise the animals to show or the folks who raise flowers and veggies or make the jam. There's a lot more to the fair than rides, carnies and greasy food. Well, actually, some of the food is pretty good. But jeez, were you never a kid? The County Fair is Americana."
Woman from Sherburne

8 5
"In NYS, it is illegal bto re-price goods that are currently on bthe shelf in food stores: Yet gasoline is not subject to the same restriction; Seems logical to think that the fuel that is already on location is not adversely affected by a rise in the commodities market; Especially since a rise only affects sales 2-3 months into the future."
Man from Oxford

9 6
"I would appreciate a better DPW. Why won't the towns/villages merge first. Then we could merge the county into the towns, doing away with the county DPW and save the tax payers even more money. You people just keep spending and wasting money with duplication of services."
Man from Norwich

7 7
"All you tea party people. Just read where Sarah Palin is starting her own internet tv channel. Subscription rates are $ 9.99 per month or $ 99.99 for the whole year. Or you could just roll up a $ 100 dollar bill and burn it."
Man from Norwich

8 4
"Yes, we live in a rural area and it costs money to transport fuel from location to nlocation, howe4ever, correct me if I am in error, to travel from Binghamton to Utica or Syracuse you pass by the rural towns????"
Man from Oxford

11 5
"5.6% unemployment. That is GREAT news! And more manufacturing jobs too, not just Walmart and McD's. Congratulations Chenango county!!"
Woman from New Berlin

6 5
"Re:"It costs $$$ to deliver gas to rural areas. If you want cheaper gas move to the city. Or drive to get gas where it is cheaper. How much do you think you save traveling the extra distance? Man from Norwich"I guess that is why some places find it NECESSARY to ADD 9 cents/gal for using a credit card! "
Man from Oxford

4 11
"MAN FROM SHERBURNE- County workers were offered the same as the board...2% except not offered the benefits the board gets, county workers work twice as hard as board members do. If you disagree it's simply because you are biased in some way. Can't compare the diversity in work that workers do to showing up for a meeting once a month."
Man from Norwich

6 7
"Thanks to cuomolini's dilly dallying, retirees in nyc and long island will still have hundreds of acres at their choosing to live out their golden years,while the rest of us who will no longer be able to choose between food and taxes will be leaving for a better land of opportunity! "
Man from Sherburne

5 3
"People, especially the ones at that religious camp in Oxford, Put your cell phones away, when at he movie theater, and stop texting.The bright lights coming from your screens is like someone putting a glaring flashlight in peoples faces. Use some common sense!"
Woman from Norwich

6 8
"FYI , 7/28/2014 Regular Unleaded in Richmond VA = $3.179 . How is it in Cashnango County. High Gas, High Taxes, High Food , High Cigs, High Heating Fuel ...High everything. How can y'all continue to afford to live there & the WEATHER YUK.....Come on down , THE PRICE IS RIGHT. We even have a Governor born in Syracuse NY...."
Man from Outside Chenango

1 6
"@Matt Did I miss something or did you neglect to tell readers WHEN Phoenix Project Dance will be performing at the Arts Council theater?"
Woman from Norwich
You missed something.
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1 6
"thank you evening sun reporter for telling Sitterly the police will now be looking for him. hopefully he just runs & does not do anything violent when the police come now that you told him. try to be smart, it's not always about selling your paper, the safety of the community and Police Officers should be more important to a home town newspaper!"
Man from Norwich

8 11
"MAN FROM NORWICH - so what are you waiting for? Grab a bible, become a saint, grow a soul, and give those unappreciated county workers a fair contract!"
Woman from Greene

8 8
"I the Chenango County tax payer would like to thank and express my support for hard working County employees... Thank you"
Man from Norwich

12 9
"The Chenango County Fair....a place my family never has been to, and never will!"
Man from Norwich

9 8
"Re:"I think Americans have finally discovered that it is not a good idea to elect a narcissistic kid to do a man's job in the White House. Man from South New Berlin"...The BEST reason NEVER again to elect someone like GW BUSH or Dick Cheney!"
Man from Oxford

7 6
""Hardly that big a discrepancy in gas prices, a twenty cent difference in a twenty gallon tank is still less than four dollars.Man from Sherburne"...Would that "four dollars" be better in the consumer's pocket or the gasoline supply pocket? "
Man from Oxford

8 9
"They should rename 30 seconds the Fascist Republican dumb bell zone. Their comments are always so stupid, scripted, partisan and not factual. They have been brainwashed by the Faux news media and the GOP "Spin" system."
Man from Oxford

12 6
""Ah, the Fair. It's all about the money. Come on down and throw it away."
Man from Preston

5 11
"My favorite part of the Fair and Blues fest is watching people bare foot step in dog poop and vomit."
Woman from Sherburne

7 6
"I think I would like to see and so would others. The offer that was given to county workers. Is it in line with other county's? How about a article outlining it. Us county tax payers pay these people."
Man from Sherburne

9 7
""I think Americans have finally discovered that it is not a good idea to elect a narcissistic kid to do a man's job in the White House" The Faux News Flunky returns. Did you bring your facts this time or did your dog eat them?"
Man from Smithville

8 7
"when you have kids, they should come first. you don't have your own life back again until your kids turn 18. that is a real parent."
Woman from Norwich

5 7
"It costs $$$ to deliver gas to rural areas. If you want cheaper gas move to the city. Or drive to get gas where it is cheaper. How much do you think you save traveling the extra distance?"
Man from Norwich

Monday, July 28th

7 11
"So Chenango County Board of Super free loaders would like to dictate as to what makes it to 30 seconds, well is that shocking or what? Do NOT worry what makes into paper do your job please...."
Man from Norwich

6 10
"Chenango County deserves better than Chenango County Board of Super free loaders"
Man from Norwich

4 9
"I love how some 30 seconds readers are bragging that CSEA comment should not be posted, wonder why? they are just a reality of our community... "
Woman from Norwich

3 11
"You might not like the county board, and county employees might deserve a raise, but I don't think it's fair to say the County Board has done "nothing." They have done hmmmm let me think... You are right NOTHING. Sorry my bad looks like they are making County workers do some work around County Bldg for the show"
Man from Norwich

5 8
"Chenango County Board of Supervisors/Superloaders are free loaders"
Man from Norwich

3 11
"I would gladly sign up to be a board of supervisor. I'd love to make $47K plus full benefits and 100% free health insurance from county and additional $7k and benefits from town just like the board chairman"
Man from Norwich

5 8
"For as long as i can remember Chenango County Board of Supervisors never wanted to increase pay for their work force yet every year they raised property taxes. Sold my house due to taxes reached $5,000.00 so left, good luck to you guys they are only after their own packets... Now more land, less taxes, happier neighborhood, much better lifestyle "
Woman from Norwich

6 7
"Chenango County Board of Supervisors are not creating or sending a good picture about our community/County..."
Man from Norwich

3 4
"The true measure of performance of the Chenango County Board of Supervisors would be: Taxes lowered, NONE. How many new stores, new businesses, or new factories in the Chen. Co., NONE. So I let you grade their work. Get your head out of the sand or their rear end"
Woman from Norwich

3 5
"Even a world class yogurt company is on the shaky ground in the Chenango County due to Super free loaders"
Woman from Norwich

3 3
"The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking poll for Monday,July 28 shows that only 45% of likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. 53% disapprove. "
Man from South New Berlin

9 14
"I think Americans have finally discovered that it is not a good idea to elect a narcissistic kid to do a man's job in the White House"
Man from South New Berlin

6 14
"CBS newsman and Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer summed up the feelings of many Americans last week when he asked, "Could Obama at least act a bit Presidential""
Man from South New Berlin

7 13
"“IT IS TIME” for the Evening Sun to reduce the printing of the comments on the CSEA County Employees contract. Pro or con, I vote all these posts down and I do not even read them. If I spent as much time reading the Bible as I do CSEA posts I would be a Saint."
Man from Norwich

2 3
"No, it does not answer my question. Man from Oxford, Anti-Semites in Israel must be in the minority as the largest part of the population are Jewish this is not to say that anti-Israel attitudes do not exist."
Man from Norwich

10 7
"Food workers are striking and protesting to get $15 per hour. What happens to all the CSEA employees that currently earn 12? They will go to McDonalds because they will be able to pay their rent, student loans, etc working there instead of for the county."
Man from Norwich

3 10
"Man from Oxford, you should come up to Sherburne we are only paying $3.85 for gas. "
Man from Sherburne

7 7
"Hardly that big a discrepancy in gas prices, a twenty cent difference in a twenty gallon tank is still less than four dollars."
Man from Sherburne

10 5
"Want to know what your representative on the board of supervisors has been doing (or not in some cases)? Read the meeting minutes on the county website. Some of it is almost as entertaining as 30 seconds."
Man from Norwich

5 10
"Don't forget the cigarette smoking pregnant ladies - those are my favorite part of the fair!"
Man from Norwich

9 8
"For several decades the general consensus has been a need for greater drilling to release US from the grip of foreign crude: Currently our production of crude is at historic highs and yet, prices remain HIGH! Why? More production seems to be advantageous ONLY to BIG OIL and NOT the Nation in general."
Man from Oxford

10 6
"Gasoline: Takes a BIG chunk out of "Average Joe/Jane" weekly budget; Norwich..$3.77/gal..Oxford..$3.79/gal..Greene..$3.73/gal..Binghamton..$3.59/gal. Why such a discrepancy? COMPETITION for consumer $ or LACK thereof: More refineries in this country would probably lead to lower fuel costs; Why are there so few of them?"
Man from Oxford

9 9
"I don't think it's the superloaders that give the county a bad name. It's all the freeloaders."
Man from Norwich

16 8
"Ah, the Fair. Tattoed freaks, enormous fat ladies, thieves and druggies. And then there are the Carnies."
Woman from Norwich

9 10
"Yes I'm a county employee and I work hard. I deserve my pay and benefits that I now receive. Some and I say some do not deserve a raise. I feel that the county should reward those of us that do produce. I'd be very happy with the same increase that social security gets annually."
Man from Earlville

4 11
"CSEA does not have binding arbitration...."
Man from Norwich

10 11
"The county workers on here sure do like to whine."
Man from Sherburne

2 2
"Arabs are Semites; Most Arabs, not all, are Muslim: Thus, when you exhibit anti-arabic tendencies, you ARE being an Anti-Semite just the same as if you were to spout Anti Jewish epithets: Being educated eliminates many misconceptions!"
Man from Oxford

6 13
"They should rename 30 seconds the liberals dumb bell room. Because their comments are always so stupid and not factual. They have been brainwashed by the liberal news media and the liberals school systems."
Man from Norwich

3 1
""When the life of another individual, a baby, is at risk, I would take the advice of medical professionals over my own stubbornness. That is, if I could deliver a baby at all." A CFO (chief financial officer) is NOT a medical professional. He is a money man."
Woman from New Berlin

12 9
"Believe it is time for the Evening Sun to stop the printing the comments on the CSEA County Employees contract. Stop the name calling, slamming and negative comments. Collectively bargain a contract...if you can't, then a arbitrator would be in order. Airing it out here isn't the answer. "
Man from Norwich

1 14
"When the life of another individual, a baby, is at risk, I would take the advice of medical professionals over my own stubbornness. That is, if I could deliver a baby at all."
Man from Norwich

11 8
"The county fairs are fun but they are a lot more fun if you do not have to spend a weeks pay for rides and getting in to the fair. The Wayne county fair in Pa. is an hour and fifteen away $8 to get in and rides and most grandstand free."
Man from New Berlin

2 17
"You might not like the county board, and county employees might deserve a raise, but I don't think it's fair to say the County Board has done "nothing." They have done hmmmm let me think... You are right NOTHING. Sorry my bad looks like they are making County workers do some work around County Bldg for the show"
Woman from Norwich

10 11
"Re:"I saw a county worker earning his pay while leaning on a shovel. MY county taxes at work. Man from Norwich"...After all he is only a laborer, not subject to fatigue or deserving of a break or any number of other factors that impact his/her work swchedule: Slave on you peon!"
Man from Oxford

6 13
"Chenango County Board of Supervisors are not creating or sending a good picture about our community/County..."
Woman from Norwich

3 15
"The true measure of performance of the Chenango County Board of Supervisors would be: Taxes lowered, NONE. How many new stores, new businesses, or new factories in the Chen. Co., NONE. So I let you grade their work. Get your head out of the sand or their rear end"
Woman from Norwich

5 14
"Even a world class yogurt company is on the shaky ground in the Chenango County due to Super free loaders"
Woman from Norwich

6 11
"Chenango County Board of Supervisors are not creating or sending a good picture about our community/County..."
Woman from Norwich

3 12
"Re:Man from Oxford “…the most Anti-Semites per capita is Israel." I am surprised, I thought the majority of the population in Israel are Jewish. How can that be?...Simply put: Israelis & Arabs are semites; Most Israelis dislike/hate Arabs, ergo they are Anti-Semitic. Does that answer your uestion?"
Man from Oxford

6 11
"Fracking is not a cure to our ills. it's a dirty band-aid."
Man from Preston

4 12
"Are you guys alright up there at the Evening Sun? "
Man from Oxford

7 20
"I saw a county worker earning his pay while leaning on a shovel. MY county taxes at work"
Man from Norwich

8 10
"Oxford PD is never around when they are needed and everyone knows it.Nothing like being woke by barking dogs after 10pm. Some people do have to go to work the next day!! "
Woman from Oxford

8 15
"The oil companies will do more for our roads than our own tax dollars will! "
Man from Sherburne

8 7
"Man from Oxford “…the most Anti-Semites per capita is Israel." I am surprised, I thought the majority of the population in Israel are Jewish. How can that be? "
Man from Norwich

12 8
"We send another fine young man off to the military to do his duty and keep us safe. Our hats are off and our prayers are with you."
Woman from Sherburne

7 13
""If nothing else, make things better for the oil companies when they start fracking!" Could you be any more obvious in your attempts to troll?"
Man from Smithville

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