It is seldom business as usual in the town of Stanford, where the town supervisor faces a majority committed to contentiousness.
At the town board meeting of Thursday, May 10, after most of the audience had gone, councilman Mark D’Agostino said he had a memo that he alleged proved that Supervisor Virginia Stern had violated a law by releasing confidential information on April 1, 2011, that was then used in the Article 78 proceeding that residents brought against the town. He did not release the memo in question. On a vote, Stern abstained, Shafer voted no, and Norton, Dewhirst, and D’Agostino voted yes to carry on an investigation. The Article 78 proceeding was eventually abandoned.