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Firing of Law Firm Fuels Speculation

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Summary for your convenienceQuestions are swirling over why North Castle axed a respected law firm as its labor and environmental counsel. 

What’s new: A mystery over why Keane & Beane was fired this summer generated additional intrigue after the law firm’s principal member, Lance Klein, wrote a blunt three-page letter on Aug. 10, responding to the Town Board’s decision.

  • The letter was just recently made public.

What’s being said: The three council members who voted to ditch Keane & Beane said little publicly. 

“In terms of the decision itself, I thought really carefully about this for a while, and I can only speak for myself, I felt like I had no choice and I had to do what I thought was in the best interest of the town,” said one of those councilmen, Matt Milim.

  • Our attempts to reach Klein last week were unsuccessful.

Next steps: Supervisor Michael Schiliro said the board majority has provided no reasons for a switch and he’s unsure when the town will secure new counsel.

Learn more: To read Examiner Editor-in-Chief Martin Wilbur’s full report, click here

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