Cruelty to animals is an issue Assemblyman James Tedisco hopes people statewide will rally around. Siobhan Duncan says her husband wasn't responsible for a recent case, in Westerlo, with a slain horse that caught media attention.
Public comments on a report on the natural-gas extraction process were mostly about the potential harm it could bring and how such information was missing from Westerlo's draft report. One was in favor of the process.
Residents during the April town board meeting expressed frustration at town board members' absence at the meeting scheduled in March, which had been postponed from February. Nearly two years ago, the town decided to investigate the gas-drilling process.
Town officials have been aware of a deficit in the water district fund for years, but continued with its budgeting practices into 2014, the audit report found, and the town's court did not conduct several basic, documented accounting practices.