Shandaken board declares opposition to New York’s new gun law – Even in a region where the politics are as prone to unpredictable extremes as the weather, the Ulster County town of Shandaken is famous for its political battles. From the endless debate over whether to build a Phoenicia sewer (never built) to the fierce jockeying over the Belleayre Resort (still theoretical), Shandaken seems to have a bottomless zeal for ideological battles whose only concrete result is to pit neighbor against neighbor.  Take last night’s town meeting, for instance: A controversial resolution declaring opposition to New York State’s new gun control law was passed 3 to 1, over the objections of dozens of town residents who showed up to urge the board not to act on the resolution.  The resolution, offered by Republican town board member Vincent Bernstein, is dubbed “Resolution In Support of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution.”