A recent Times-Journal editorial (1-9-2008) criticized the Cobleskill Village Board for its slowness in implementing the downtown improvements called for in the Hyett-Palma study. The editorial attributed the inaction to a “can’t-do attitude” on the Village Board.
In response, several Village Board members agreed with the assessment but explained after much consideration that there probably wasn’t much they could do to get rid of the “can’t-do attitude”. When asked to elaborate further, Village officials said they were unable to.
However, the Village Board later changed its tone and assured residents and the press that they were confident that they could easily engage in bickering, stonewalling and political stalemate for the foreseeable future.