The mayor is quoted in the article as saying, "Not only do I execute the laws of the city of Hudson, but any rules and regulations of the city. This is a rule and regulation." If the mayor executes, one wonders who enforces. Perhaps, with his background in law enforcement, the mayor intends to do that himself.
The mayor also implies that the only person who can change the rules and regulations at the cemetery is Rob Perry, identified in the article as "DPW Commissioner." Actually, Perry is superintendent of Public Works--an employee of the city not an official. Although he hasn't appeared at a Public Works Committee meeting in years, Jim Folz, rumored to be Rick Scalera's brother-in-law, who was appointed Commissioner of Public Works in the summer of 2007, still, according to the city website, holds that position.
Despite the lamentable turn of events it reports for dogs and their owners, the article is something of a milestone for The Gossips of Rivertown. This may be the first time the mayor and the Register-Star have publicly acknowledged Gossips' existence.
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