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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Santa Claus comes to the Hoover and Freedman households

Well done David Hoover, Esq. you made a complete fool of yourself, and surely continued the fine reputation of other attorneys of your ilk.   Really Hearing Officer Hoover, "Santa Claus is coming to the Jetter household",  a remark uttered by Mrs. Forcucci in reply to the disgraced Richard Jetter's fat-cat contract, rises to "official misconduct"?

Sir, you really need to get out more often, expand your circles and just flip on the boob-tube and spend a day with CSpan.   Take no umbrage Mr. Hoover, but it looks like Santa made a stop the the Hoover and Freeman homes.  How much money are you and others sticking in your pockets?  Remember when you cash the check, it was for the kids.  Meanwhile,  28 kiddies jam into classrooms at most of the district's elementary schools (except the children of some board members, they got special treatment). 

No one doubted that the farce of an independent hearing would lead to an opinion from you suggesting Mrs. Forcucci somehow marred the position of a Hamburg School Board official.   After all, Sir, as you well know, the dirt of the district has always been swept under the carpet.  And, Sir, the deal was done before the hearings even started.  

How dare Mrs. Forcucci depart from the stupor of a Hamburg School Board member?  Dare she ask questions, raise issues and possibly offend those who are long over due a barb?  How dare Mrs. Forcucci insult the fragile Richard Jetter, who is facing a double felony charges for trying to gain reimbursement by the district for the damage done to his car while he was out day drinking with Hamburg Middle School Principal Jennifer Giallella.*  Surely, Mrs. Forcucci should have exhibited more respect for the respectable Doctor Jetter.   Mrs. Forcucci offended the office of Hamburg School Board Member by raising questions and requesting legal invoices, that the district and others would have liked to keep secret.   Too bad every Hamburg School Board member doesn't exhibit misconduct, because if this is misconnect, most Americans would take it every day.  Mrs. Forcucci did not exhibit misconduct, but you did, Sir. 

Secrets are Hamburg's specialty, and our free open society thanks you for abusing your position and making politically charged and reprehensible conclusions in an otherwise ridiculous witch hunt.   Some folks held out that you were a decent human being that would rise to the occasion and tell the outside influencers to "feck off" (because that's what moral people do).  But no Sir, you had a hand in the filth, and will hopefully wake each morning knowing that you and your commentary violated the very fabric of a representative democracy.  Remember Sir, Mrs. Forcucci was elected by voters not the stooges on the school board.   

Sir, you proved yourself a fool by placing an iota of confidence in one single word that came out of the hole in Stooge Yoviene's face.  You see Sir, since you missed it, Stooge Yoviene has trouble with the truth.  And the mad woman, secretary to the superintendent, one need only review the tapes on the WGRZ webpage to know she seems well suited for an audition to play Nurse Ratched. 

Perhaps, Mr. Hoover, one needs to examine your interest in Hamburg School Board hearings.   Why Sir did you not disclose your relationship with Attorney Andrew Freedman, Esq, and his dad, Bernard Freedman, Esq?   The Freedman fellas are both partners at the law firm, Hodgson Russ.  The Freedman duo came to their present positions after a brief stint in Syracuse, NY.   But, prior, in approximately 2009, father and son were partners in a law firm called Norton Radin Hoover** Freedman.   If one examines the legal bills on the Buffalo News webpage, they will see Bernard Freedman billing for work on the hearings.  

So, Sir, why didn't  you bring that up to the good folks of Hamburg?   Sometimes the truth is an inconvenient thing, isn't it Mr. Hoover?   Enjoy that big fat check you will be getting from the Hamburg taxpayers, and remember the kids and lessons that you taught them last evening.  

* some people have said Mrs. Giallella was too wasted to know what what going on (how does Mrs. Jetter feel about that?)
** that's you,  Dave.


29 comments:

Maple Ave said...

That is what I have been thinking. What does this say to the kids? If they dont like someone just gang up on them, and berate and harass them. The only one who is the victim in this is catherine. maybe she needed some help with her bed side manner, but what she got from this sick group of people is enough for me to pull my kids from that school. What a very sick community. Id like to see what they are really hiding.

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely astonishing. Why in hell was Hoover presiding as hearing officer with that type of relationship with the school district's attorney? Did Forcucci's attorney object to this? Did the school district's attorney ever meet with the hearing officer privately? Check the billings released by the News.

The idea that making a comment like Santa's come to the Jetter household is misconduct is so ludicrous as to be laughable!!! It's light years from misconduct and is so far below normal political comment that it's astounding that the board specified this as a charge against Forcucci.

No wonder the board fought so hard and spent so much money on attorneys trying to keep these hearings a secret from the public. This is a complete travesty that has trampled the rights of the couple thousand people who voted for Forcucci. Just the board majority grinding their heels into the faces of the good people of Hamburg. How sad that the board has literally no respect for the community. Absolutely shameful

Anonymous said...

The Forcucci hearings were just a side show, folks. The real story is the fake budget that the State auditors just nailed the district on, where the district told the voters that the construction project would cost $34.7 million when, in reality the actual cost to complete the project was $25.9 million.

So what did the school district do with extra millions? In an August 17th article, the Buffalo News says the district took $6.6 million and put it into general construction and work contracts that were not part of the project approved by the voters. Why the total silence since then about this bombshell? Because we've all been captivated by the Forcucci drama instead of paying attention to the man behind the curtain.

Where is the damn outrage over this? At a time when the school board repeatedly holds the proverbial gun to the voters' heads forcing them to accept cuts in teaching staff and student services and activities BECAUSE WE'RE OUT OF MONEY, it appears that somehow millions upon millions of dollars made their way to undisclosed and unapproved projects.

Why weren't we told that there were millions of dollars available to retain teachers and keep the children's programs? Don't we all know that the voters would absolutely have approved a budget retaining more teachers to reduce these large class sizes if only we had been given that choice? Why did the school board force us into disaster budgets that slashed at the kids' educational needs when there were millions of dollars available because of the over-budgeting for construction?

What were the projects that the mystery $6.6 million went to? What were the work contracts being paid out on? Who was getting the money that was apparently diverted from the project that the voters approved?

It's time to stop debating the incredibly embarrassing Forcucci mess. It's a false flag. The real story is the millions of dollars that the State is questioning right now.

If the school administration and the school board duped the voters into approving almost $10 million more than necessary for the project that was submitted for voter approval and then diverted funds to undisclosed projects, that's absolutely abhorrent and everyone involved should be held responsible. Don't let the Forcucci soap opera blind you to the real issues.

Anonymous said...

The Forcucci hearings were just a side show, folks. The real story is the fake budget that the State auditors just nailed the district on, where the district told the voters that the construction project would cost $34.7 million when, in reality the actual cost to complete the project was $25.9 million.

So what did the school district do with extra millions? In an August 17th article, the Buffalo News says the district took $6.6 million and put it into general construction and work contracts that were not part of the project approved by the voters. Why the total silence since then about this bombshell? Because we've all been captivated by the Forcucci drama instead of paying attention to the man behind the curtain.

Where is the damn outrage over this? At a time when the school board repeatedly holds the proverbial gun to the voters' heads forcing them to accept cuts in teaching staff and student services and activities BECAUSE WE'RE OUT OF MONEY, it appears that somehow millions upon millions of dollars made their way to undisclosed and unapproved projects.

Why weren't we told that there were millions of dollars available to retain teachers and keep the children's programs? Don't we all know that the voters would absolutely have approved a budget retaining more teachers to reduce these large class sizes if only we had been given that choice? Why did the school board force us into disaster budgets that slashed at the kids' educational needs when there were millions of dollars available because of the over-budgeting for construction?

What were the projects that the mystery $6.6 million went to? What were the work contracts being paid out on? Who was getting the money that was apparently diverted from the project that the voters approved?

It's time to stop debating the incredibly embarrassing Forcucci mess. It's a false flag. The real story is the millions of dollars that the State is questioning right now.

If the school administration and the school board duped the voters into approving almost $10 million more than necessary for the project that was submitted for voter approval and then diverted funds to undisclosed projects, that's absolutely abhorrent and everyone involved should be held responsible. Don't let the Forcucci soap opera blind you to the real issues.

Anonymous said...

The Dick
As reported last night during the hearings The Forucce has been sent packing.. There is no joy in mudville the mighty blog has struck out!
What has happened hence?
The forces of cha cha roll on!
Sanity has come to the executive session..
The serial phone recorder Holly is gone!
All of the heavy hands hand picked board members have either left, turned their back, or have been booted…
If forucce appeals she is stupid!!!!!

John said...

Dan Cha?
Apparently the guy doesn't know that his peers are closing in on him. He has no business, and Andrew is worse. Hang on to this story- the real truth pending. Justice Fleming still getting your rides from Bruce? Upgrade from the honda to the accura? Musta done something nice for an old friend with lots of sick secrets?

Anonymous said...

An appeal doesn't need to cost anything. Forcucci can simply file the paperwork and leave it in state ed's hands. She'd win. Regardless, Hamburg owes Forcucci a debt of gratitude for bringing the Jetter chapter to a speedy end. Imagine how much more money would have been wasted with him still in charge for another 5 years? Hamburg voters should have a gut check on this one. Are you really going to allow these people to nullify your vote? She was asking the questions and demanding the answers we all should have been.

Anonymous said...

So who will Danny CHA make Stooge Davie put on the board. Candy Ditkowski? Funny she lost the election. So who cares about the voters? Hamburg is the sickest community in america. A mockery- and we know who is behind this- Donny ogilve. Bet his name is all over the legal bills. And we all know Donny hates strong women. Just ask some at Erie 1 boces. Hopefully the sisterhood will take him down in buffalo. As for candy her boyfriend bill will be lurking around. Sick people!

Anonymous said...

"...Hamburg owes Forcucci a debt of gratitude for bringing the Jetter chapter to a speedy end." This is so true, that it needed to be said twice!

Anonymous said...

What a joke Dave Yoviene is. He was quoted a week ago saying "it was worth it" in response to being asked about the hundreds of thousands that this lawsuit has cost the district. Yoviene has taken heat for that comment, so in today's paper he was quoted as saying that he Wouldn't do it all over again and that he didn't think it would cost so much. Gee, what made this fat blow-hard change his tune? He did a 180 because he took heat for his crazy statement that it was "WORTH-IT", while we have packed classes and intramurals cut. So, Dave did what he always does, he said what he needed to say in order to look good. The fact of the matter is that DAVE YOVIENE will look you right in the eye, across a table, make a deal with you, and then double cross you when you hold up your end. Not only that, but he will try to condition the atmosphere, so that you think he was not responsible for the double cross. That's Dave YOVIENE's M-O, he likes to pull sneaky shit and make it look like it wasn't him. Just like when he told Chiacchia a bunch of lies about kevin Steffan, which Chiacchia repeated. Then Dave jumped on Steffan's side when the public turned against Chiacchia. This forced Chiacchia to forward Yoviene's texts, to prove that Yoviene was responsible for all of the rumors about Steffan. SO GET THIS PEOPLE, DAVE YOVIENE IS A NERDY, ILLITERATE, COLLEGE DROP OUT, DOUBLE CROSSING, SNEAKY, LIAR. If the slob wasn't running DADDY'S company he would be working at Home Depot in the paint department. Dave Yoviene does not give a shit about how much Hamburg District money he blows through. He and his side piece LAURA HEETER are exactly what is wrong with the district.

Anonymous said...

Don't understand why worry about Forcucci,and pay all them lawyer bills.First thing the board should be doing is get Jetter off the payroll.Between Vince and Jetter the taxpayers are paying big bucks.

Anonymous said...

so the king of bullying actually filed charges against Forcucci?!? He bullied everyone of his staff, but most feared for their job and kept their mouths shut. It is high time someone brought charges against him. and what about Gialella , why is she still in a leadership position?$ 100,000 spent on the forcucci trial and these two go undisciplined? are you kidding!!!. when will justice be served?

Clover MOM said...

WORD IS THAT LYNN SZALKOWSKI RESIGNED BECAUSE SHE WAS BEING HARASSED. IT SEEMS THAT CHA CHA AND JANET PLARR ARE TRYING TO CONTROLL FRONTIER TOO....HARASSMENT OF A MINORITY BOE MEMBER. I BET THIS LADY COULD TELL THE TRUTH ABOUT SOME OF THE DIRTBAGS IN FRONTIER,.....JANET PLARR ( CHECK OUT HER FACEBOOK-SEEMS THE LADY LIKES HER BOOZE)


Frontier Central School Board Member Lynn M. Szalkowski has resigned from the board.

Szalkowski said in a letter to Superintendent Bret Apthorpe and the board president and vice president that she did not come to the decision “quickly or easily.”

“While I have enjoyed my time over the last several years as a member there have been many significant events in my life and my children must be first and foremost. They are where my attention and focus must be,” she wrote.

Szalkowski ran for the board in 2011, and she said her purpose in running was to “make a difference in the lives of children.”

Her resignation is effective immediately, she said in an email.

Waste management said...

Candy Ditkowske would be a sleaze bag is she took Catherine's Seat. What the hell is going on here? Dave Yoveine trumps up charges against Cahterine so he can get his lover on the BOE? Is that it? Its the only thing that makes sense. Candy LOST THE ELECTION. THE PEOPLE OF HAMBURG DIDNT WANT HER! SO CANDY, HERE IS A GOOD PLAN- RUN FOR RELECTION- AND YOUR LOVER BOY CAN GO TO THE POLLS AND VOTE FOR YOU! YOVIENE IS THE BIGGEST PEICE OF TRASH.

Anonymous said...

Is Freedman looking for a jaguar? We paid him enough for his fantasy.

Anonymous said...

The blog. First amendment or cyber bullying!?!?

Anonymous said...

Cyber bullying? If you don't like to be in the public sector than don't. Get a life, and get a spine.... when the dirt of hamburg gets drag out- like Martinez, union leadership, and some teachers and staff who are liars- we will see what has been going on. Those staff members should really hide under their desks, because someone bigger than danny Cha and Donny O are looking at the last year, and some people will prolly loose their licenses. Hope those staff members have good legal counsel....gonna need it big time. So, how did that girls softball team do last year? last place??? Fire the coach! And the basketball coach.... isn't that what Danny Cha wants? Just saying,

Anonymous said...

So Little Danny Chiacchia said that we need to be careful and make sure to "vet" al superintendent candidates and all candidates who may take the vacated board seat. Wasn't it Laura Heeter that suggested that the board NOT vet Rick Jetter when the were hiring him? She actually said that they should not vet Jetter because "we know him." She really is stupid. Furthermore, little Danny is one of the fools who pushed to have Jetter become the superintendent. So, was he telling others that he was dumb and should have checked jetter out?

Anonymous said...

Did Jetter take the plea deal? Wasn't Monday the deadline?

Anonymous said...

The district is secretly negotiating a "settlement" agreement with Jetter. Jetter wants to claim he is disable, from what we heard Laura and Dave talking about. Disabled, why? Was be disable when he was out drinking with Ms. Giallella, who is comfortable at our Middle School making 90 k a year? I read Jetters contract, have a hearing. Heck Hamburg, you had no problem going after Catherine who warned you about our little Jetter man, so bring on the hearing, we can make Andy Freedman and his law firm look like fools again. STOP PAYING JETTER, AND START HAVING GIRLS HOCKEY AND DECA~~~~ Hamburg MOM

Anonymous said...

Jetter's plea deal was with the DA. That has no bearing on any deal he makes with the district regarding his job. Hamburg boe was irresponsible to allow Jetter's employment status out of their hands. The boe is ultimately responsible for ONE employee, the superintendent, and they abdicated that responsibility with that ridiculous contract we will all pay for for years! Wow was their legal advice negligent! The boe was negligent. Just wow. I was interested in the outcome of the criminal charges.

Anonymous said...

I wrote a post that raised a good point, was appropriate, yet was never posted. Not the first time.

Obviously the first amendment is not supported here. (ironic on several counts to include the past lawsuit AND the term ethics in the title)!

Anonymous said...

Stop paying Jetter and hire staff to help mitigate the class sizes of 29 at the high school.
It'll be hard for the HS to maintain such high distinction rates on Regents exams with classes packed that full. And a 7:30 start next year?
Those poor teenagers...

Just Saying said...

Superintendent Scott Martzloff of Williamsville is doing the same shit Jetter did, and Ogilve does. Those Williamsville and Buffalo people need a BLOG. Watch as the dirt slowly eases out of Williamsville, slowly because district lawyers---same as Hamburg---will obstruct the flow of info at every turn. The Buffalo Teachers better stand strong you have yourself a megalomanic on your hands. The word according to Don, he will lay off teachers and pretend it was justified and change the rights of labor and then use lawyers to do a smack down on anyone considered an infidel. Be Strong P. Rumore and Williamsville teachers- you are on the ride of your life with these boyz.

Anonymous said...

Enough of the overcrowded classes. Science courses have been cut and/or eliminated. Our downtown area is booming with jobs for medical professionals and Hamburg pushes business classes. Help our students future!

WBEN Listener said...

OMG TURN ON AM 930 HAMBURG VILLAGE JUDGE ANDY FLEMING TAKING A SMACK DOWN!!!!!! Guess Bauerle thinks Fleming doesn't respect our Constitution. Another Judicial Ethics Complaint? Oh Geeze, is Danny gonna go after Tom Bauerle and the radio station, and the lawyers and Honorable Judge Dillion. Lets see how this plays out. Will Danny call in and blame it all on Sally, like he did on Sandy's show? Secret meetings to get a strategy. File a complaint- NYS JUDICAL ETHICS COMMITTEE 400 Andrews Street, Suite 700 ♦ Rochester, NY 14604 ♦ FAX (585)232-7834

Anonymous said...

I have just recently heard about all of the crazy stuff going on in Hamburg. I spent two days reading articles and looking at websites to familarize myself with the situation. One thing that jumped out at me: Dave Yoviene (BOE president) recently was quoted as saying that if he had to do over again he would not have initiated the proceeding to remove Mrs. Forcucci, because of how expensive it was and because he believed that Dr. Jetter would not have been placed on leave, if not for that proceeding. After careful thought, I think Mr. Yoviene is saying that he would like it if Dr. Jetter damaged his own car, lied about the fact that someone else did it, and then Jetter simply kept it a secret forever. From Yoviene's statement he seems like a real dirt bag. He wishes Dr. Jetter never got caught. That is quite Revealing.

Anonymous said...

More propaganda!!! Not surprised. I do not believe for one second that poster 8:31 just happened to be reading and catching up on "everything Hamburg". Yah right! and--So obviously an anti-yoviene groupy. yawwwn.

This site is so transparent with the handful of hate posters who have an axe to grinDDDD!

Anonymity---nice try!

fact said...

Yovines's statement is just that. He would love to see Rick Jetter still running the school district. So would D. Chiacchia, Ed Piazza, and James Martinez.

Fact