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October 24, 2016
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Forestburgh farm feud flares up

Sager, too, was quick to defend his action and said there was nothing wrong with his acceptance of the contribution and also voting on the question. He also directed a remark at Forestburgh council member Eugene Raponi, who earlier spoke against Salenger’s application and who had previously voted with a unanimous Forestburgh Town Board in opposition to the plan.

Sager said this was the third time Raponi had appeared before the legislators on the Salenger matter and voted time and time again on matters having to do with the Neversink Gorge, where the land is located. Then, producing a document with a bit of a dramatic flair, Sager said Raponi “has never disclosed that he was gifted a parcel of land in the gorge by his good friend Mr. Wechsler.”

Salenger, who was in the audience, did not speak at the proceedings. Lawmakers will likely vote on the matter next month.