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Demolition of the 3 season porch

To blow out the house as described in my previous post “Adding on”, the existing 3 season porch has to go.  I obtained a permit from the Town ($55) to do the demolition, and put $2,000 as cost. The first step was to figure out how to remove the windows, as I plan on temporarily incorporating […]

Mafia Houses, the Gas Tax, and buying a home…

In the early to mid 1980’s Michael Franzese of the Colombo crime family made millions of dollars selling gasoline.  He and his associates would buy gas stations under shell companies and sell gas at lower prices than their legitimate competition.   Thy could do this because they would collect the state and federal taxes due […]