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Here’s The Scoop … What A Difference A Week Makes ….

M.I.A.BRING SO MUCH JOY !…..

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Dear Readers … Who knew that seeing one red command car…off this driveway and sitting pretty in front of the VFD Firehouse would bring so much joy to residents and firefighters?… This writer has been running into people all over town and the sightings of the once prized possession of former Deputy Chief McIntee are abundant… and positive!…The comments are one of wonder as well as relief…No more talk of seeing it racing down A1A …No more talk of seeing it running stop signs …And no more talk of jaunts out of town limits…It has been seen this past week being driven by the new Deputy Chief and the new Battalion Chief being driven with respect for the rules of the road…and the department!… It is also seen outside the firehouse with it’s holiday wreath on the front bumper rather than as a “perk” sitting in the driveway in the north-end of town… Talk about comfort and joy!…

Last night as previously posted was the VFD Holiday party…Early feedback was it was a huge success with almost the full commission (4 out of 5) joining the department…M.I.A. was Vice Mayor McIntee!…

What a difference a week makes…One week ago he was ousted by a landslide vote in his attempt to be the new VFD-Chief!… And while the Furths and the CIC welcomed him back into the “fold” within days of his loss despite the ego-driven gamble he was asked not to make by them, we guess old habits die hard….especially with the longtime Furth-McIntee connection…(prev.posts) …He is indeed laying low and staying away from the department, but he is not idle… Many say he is  “plotting” behind the scenes…along with his BFF Jimmy (He’s not a nice guy) Silverstone who showed up last night…..perhaps giving a full report back afterward?…

Just as the Mc-Furths pulled from the playbook of their former foe ( and new-found friend) with their pre-election tactics seen recently at the podium and in their paper…It is very telling that the McIntee-Silverstone plan…to go after the VFD  also “mirrors” the previous charges made toward the VFD prior to its demise in 2006…McInttee- Silverstone challenged former Mayor Oliver Parker with charges of fearmongering…which included the age of the leadership and questioning their response times and training ……McIntee and Silverstone stood up against  erroneous claims of concern from neighboring departments to offer “mutual aid”… (We hear the Thur. night drill, the 1st one after McIntee took a nose dive…was large for a Thursday night drill!)

Readers will recall that it was McIntee and Silverstone who repeatedly told the residents that neighboring communities are required to offer mutual aid…and it was McIntee and Silverstone front and center who called out those who made these type of charges for what they were… a calculated “nasty and evil” attempt to give the VFD a black- eye and disparage a longtime honored town tradition!… OUCH!…

With Christmas coming in a few short days the “Broom-Boys” will be sweeping up alright…the coal that will be in their stockings …bad boys!…

more to come…

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