Guilderland Web wars: Supervisor fearful for his safety

"It think Ken Runion should call the feds," said Redlich of the potential identity theft relating to www.GuilderlandEnterprise.com and www.GuilderlandOnline.com. He stated that using Runion's personal information and email account to start the site would classify as identity theft, and that should be addressed.

Redlich said he stared the Web site, www.KenRunion.com to provide information to about Runion's tenure. Runion, in response has started the Web site.

Redlich said he started the site, www.kenrunion.com, with the hope of illuminating the "truth" about what goes on in the town of Guilderland.

"It's fact backed up with evidence," Redlich said. [It shows] what he says about [issues] in one place and what he says about them in another."

www.TheRealKenRunion.com, which also provides information about town politics. He said he does often use the Internet, but these are extenuating circumstances.

"I don't normally get involved with the Web. Right now it's just a total distraction and I've got too many other things to deal with," Runion said.

The other Web sites, such as www.GuilderlandEnterprise.com and www.GuildlerandOnline.com deal with town issues and are the source of controversy. Online records show that Runion's name, address and email account were used to create the site, however Runion maintains he did not create them.

Redlich said the growing phenomenon of Web based campaigning is a result of the speedy and widespread delivery of messages.

He said, though, it is not the only avenue for communication, and it is still important to communicate with constituents in other ways.

Redlich raises several issues on his site including increasing property taxes, secretive government and the connection between Runion and former police chief James Murley.

Murley recently took a plea on charges of gambling at an Upstate casino while on town time, and has been involved in claims of sexual harassment.

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