BP's Tatics in Cape Vincent Ny

Sunday, September 8, 2013

State musn’t tell Cape Vincent what to do

I live in the town of Cape Vincent. I pay my taxes.
I expect the elected officials who run this town to represent the people, the ones who voted for them and the ones who did not. It feels as if stopping the British Petroleum wind project is more important than the needs of the town that we live in.
In previous years, we have had a town government that has done a great many things for our community. The town councils past were men you could shake hands with, look in the eye and trust to keep their word and look out for the best interests of the town. Continue... [Watertown Times]

Video of Joe Giaquinto addressing the Town of Cape Vincent Town Board

13 comments:

Stay Focused said...

The author of this letter has no knowledge (or pretends to have no knowledge) of how Article 10 came into being.

Dumb things down. Make stuff up. Completely mischaracterize. Appeal to old gut level resentments. I guess we are going to be seeing a lot of that over the next several weeks.

Anonymous said...

Please tell us Officer Giaquinto how much was spent on legal fees fighting BP? What does your term astronomical mean - $10 million, $1 million, or a hundred bucks? My guess is that you have no idea, absolutely no idea. Just another rambling pro-wind letter of charges based on no facts, wrong facts or adjusted facts. We have seen this kind of drivel since 2005 and it is getting really old. By the way, for your information the town's attorney was granted intervenor funding and since May fees have been paid by BP. What I nice thought, BP is paying the town so the town can stick BP's project down BP's pie hole. Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Yup!

Anonymous said...


Giaquinto is a bitter cop who sees his potential wind money slip away because people who love the Thousand Island don't want.

He is down on the Cape. He told the town this:


"My favorite part about Cape is the waterfront. If going down to the waterfront, you look over there and what do you see? Wind turbines on Wolfe Island. Look out that window, and there's nothing pretty out there. You see a bunch of trees that are still probably half damaged from the ice storm. And, three months a year it's green foliage. The rest of the time it's brown scrub brush and nothing to look at. I mean, when I drive 12E, I don't look that way, I look that way because everyone wants to look at the river. Like I said, if it weren't for the fact that my family had property here, and sold me the house that I wanted to live in since I was ten years old, and first bought property here, I would never come back. I don't like having to drive thirty miles to my job. There's no good jobs for young people like me in this town. And, there's nothing being done to develop these jobs. I mean, there's no reason. The plan talks about advertising to Fort Drum families. Why would anyone want to drive fifty miles to get to Fort Drum and go to their job on Drum? I mean, Clayton's closer. Alex Bay is closer. They are busier places for young families. There's more going on there. The elementary schools in both of those towns are not on the verge of closing. Even Sackets is a shorter drive."

Anonymous said...

At nearly every occasion when you look out that window that Giaquinto mentioned, you will see a deer, fawn, hawks, flowers, etc.
But then, look at the Giaquinto farm and you might get some idea why Officer Giaquinto's version of beauty is different from other residents of the thousand islands.

TI Lover said...

I know him and I ask...

What has this young man done for his community other than stand up and tear it down so he could help justify crapping up the Thousand Islands with turbines.

Anonymous said...

If you plant tomatos, you get tomatos. That's Franks little tomato.

By the way it's Clayton... NOT Clayin. If you are going to talk about my town at least learn how to pronounce it.

Anonymous said...

Karen Stumpf also presented a doom and gloom of the Cape at the public hearing. Making the Cape look dead and more fit for turbines than its scenic and ecological potential.
YUP...Little Appalachia wants to tear Cape down to make their wind look good.

Anonymous said...

A cop takes an oath to defend the New York State and Federal Constitution. But here is Joey supporting campaigning members of the CFG and Cape donkeys who blatantly tried to take voting rights away from certain citizens legally registered to vote at the residence of their choice.

Anonymous said...

That nut did not fall far from the tree. Poor kid.

Anonymous said...

Joe seems confused ,at one point he says there is nothing beautiful in the Cape except the waterfront. Later he says he approves of the improvement in broadband infrastructure because then anyone could live somewhere pretty( asssuming he meant here in the cape) and have a job elsewhere by the internet.

Tripped himself up!

Anonymous said...

The Cape sucks.

Anonymous said...

What are these "projects" he thinks will draw families to the Cape?
What an ignorant man.
His post makes no sense.