Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:

A public-comment meeting on the Westerlo hydrofracking report scheduled for February was cancelled hours before its start time because of heating problems. It was rescheduled for March 27 but four of the five members of the town board were no-shows.

At its April 1 meeting, the Altamont Board of Trustees approved the 2014-15 village budget.  The budget does not increase village taxes, following a pattern of the last several years, so property tax rate is well within the tax cap enacted by state government.

To the Editor:

For the second time in recent memory, I have found myself in the unenviable position of defending one liberal from an attack by another. Most conservatives would probably chuckle to themselves and enjoy watching the spectacle but I take public education too seriously for that.