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Legal fees spur Princetown board to hire new attorney

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Princetown will have a face familiar in Schenectady politics serving as the town attorney. Members of the Town Board hired Michael Cuevas to serve out the year as their legal counsel during their meeting last week. Cuevas, the city Republican Committee chairman and the town attorney for Glenville, will also represent Princetown’s land-use boards. Cuevas replaces the Albany-based firm of Whiteman, Osterman and Hanna, which served the town for more than five years. Supervisor Michael ...

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August 24, 2012
11:53 a.m.

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"Legal fees became a point of contention last year when then town Republican Committee Chairman Norm Miller accused former Supervisor Melanie Whiteley of overspending the town attorney line item. He blamed the lion’s share of the fees on the town having to wage a costly prosecution of Princetown Justice Michelle Van Woeart, who was cited violating Princetown’s leash laws in 2010."

WHAT???? Lion's share of legal fees went towards prosecution of Van Woert for violation of Princetown leash laws? Come on!!