The AP published what it calls a sampling of New York State journalists' open government challenges. Here's a key excerpt:
As part of an Open Meeting Law project in 2012, a reporter made repeated efforts to determine when and where the [Satmar hasidic] village of Kiryas Joel's mayor and trustees would meet in order to attend the session in February. But the reporter was rebuffed by the clerk's office and ultimately told by the village's attorney that the meeting had been canceled and would not be rescheduled.
When the reporter returned to Kiryas Joel's municipal offices the following month for the next scheduled meeting, there wasn't any. After placing a call, a secretary told the reporter that the mayor and trustees would meet that afternoon instead and that she would call once she knew the time, which she never did.