At the beginning of this year, Supervisor Gromack did not renew the contract of Deputy Town Attorney M. Coopersmith supposedly to save money. However the real reason seems to be that once she lost the chairmanship of the Independent Party, she was a no further use to Gromack and the rest of the Town Board because she couldn't give them the Independent Party line on the ballot any more. To compound this unethical behavior, Gromack and the Town Board then hired an outside law firm from the Bronx, represented by Mr. Savino, to take over Ms. Coopersmith's work, which was mainly tax certiorari issues. Not only was this a patronage appointment for Savino, but this appointment seems to have skirted around NYS Open Meeting rules. Mr. Savino just happens to be the head of the Bronx Republican Party and he and his law firm have NO experience in tax cert. matters. Even Town Board member S. Hausner, who never seems to disagree with Gromack, said about the Savino hiring: "There are individuals more qualified than Savino and they may not come with his baggage" To find out more about this baggage and the seemingly unethical dealings of our Town Board, please click on the READ MORE button below.