There are a lot of news stories about this matter of salt from a state DOT facility leaking into wells in the Town of Orleans. Now the town supervisor is teed up to continue the criticism of Assemblywoman Addie Russell and Democrats in Albany over the matter.
Of course the answer is more state money to further urbanize rural living by subsidizing the building of a water line, but it strikes me as a convenient issue to keep whacking the Assemblywoman who the local GOP and the local publisher share a visceral dislike.
The beneficiary may be nearby as the County Legislator from Orleans, Phil Reed, is the preferred candidate to run against Ms. Russell.
The town government or residents could file suit, and there are lots of other state officials and agencies who could be blamed, but this is a fight focused on Ms. Russell. Nothing wrong with that, as that's how its done.
Ms. Russell dodged a political bullet in 2014 over the Safe Act and has since stumbled by being too obsequious in public to leadership like defrocked Speaker Sheldon Silver.
She has recently reorganized her staff in what is seen as a beefing up of her reelection prospects,
Other Republicans running for Assembly are Russ Finley and John Byrne, who are out there already but not well liked by the inner sanctum.