Posts Tagged Local governments

Modernist gem or eyesore? NY building again stirs debate

In this Thursday, April 2, 2015 photo, the Orange County Government Center is seen in Goshen, N.Y. The long, heated debate over suburban Orange County’s government center could finally be ending with renovations next month that would trade in stack-of-asymmetric-concrete-boxes look for a sleeker, more anonymous facade. Critics compare the plan to desecrating a Michelangelo and note the building is on the World Monuments Fund’s global watch list. Others say the building is simply ugly and poorly designed. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

GOSHEN, N.Y. (AP) — From the time it was built in this quaint village 45 years ago, the county building has stirred strong opinions for its modernism-meets-Mayberry look: a geometric jumble of irregularly stacked concrete-and-glass boxes.

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Dad: Affordable housing plan led to son’s demotion in league

In this April 6, 2015 photo, Christopher Stefanoni poses at the Darien Little League park in Darien, Conn., Stefanoni is suing the Darien Little League in federal court, saying league officials demoted his 9-year-old son to a lower-level team as retribution for his affordable housing proposal. Lawyers for the Little League deny the allegations. (AP Photo/Dave Collins)

DARIEN, Conn. (AP) — In one of the country’s richest towns — where Mercedes, BMWs and Land Rovers cruise tree-lined streets of multimillion-dollar homes — a man who proposed building more accessible housing says angry neighbors took out their frustration on his son: a 9-year-old boy who was demoted to a lower-level Little League team.

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