In an unexpected and inexplicable new twist, the lawyer hired by the Town of Claverack to make its case at last week’s cringe-making hearing to remove firefighter Nathan Chess from the planning board suddenly appears to be off the case.
A leaked email sent to special counsel Dionne Wheatleigh, who conceded drafting most of the brief attacking Chess that was signed by Supervisor Robin Andrews, yielded this automated response yesterday afternoon:
I have retired from RWGM. All of my messages are being forwarded to Elayne Gold.For further assistance, please contact Karen Pelland at 518-464-1300 ext. 406Thank you,Dionne WheatleyRoemer Wallens Gold & Mineaux LLP
Please be advised that as of 9/30/13, I will no longer be with the firm and thus will not be accessing email. Emails to this email address may be viewed by another colleague for a short time. Additional communications such as the documents from Mr. Chess and the hearing transcript should be mailed to me as indicated below.