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Hampton board makes cuts with eye on tax cap

Officials in the town of Hampton are looking for areas to save money after an initial review of the 2013 budget revealed that expenses would necessitate a tax increase in excess of 2 percent if further cuts were not made. The Board of Trustees cut more than $7,000 from an already tight budget last week […]

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Town could move next month

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Renovations to the former Skenesborough Firehouse continue and town officials anticipate making a move next month. Supervisor George Armstrong said work continues to progress and at least some services could be relocated to the firehouse in the coming weeks. “Things are going along pretty well,” said Armstrong. Sept. 1 has been targeted as the date […]

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Move to firehouse starts to take shape

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              Town officials took some time last week to tour their future home as they begin to lay the groundwork for their eventual move from the Canal Corp. Visitors Center to the former Skenesborough Volunteer Fire House. The tour served as a sort of brainstorming session as officials try […]

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Town budget includes 10 percent tax increase: Cost of funding retirement cited

The town board unanimously approved its 2012 fiscal budget during a special meeting last Wednesday and homeowners can expect to pay a little more when they receive their tax bills next year. The nearly $1 million budget calls for a 10.02 percent increase in the tax rate, meaning local property owners could expect to pay […]

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Board considering tax-cap override

The town board discussed a local law that would override the state’s tax cap which prevents municipalities from increasing the tax levy by more than two percent in a given year. The board proposed the law at their monthly board meeting on Oct. 12. The law, if it’s approved, would give the town the right […]

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School coping with issues over college-level courses

By Derek Liebig   The Whitehall School Board approved a new deferred compensation plan for employees at Monday’s monthly Board of Education meeting. The school system unanimously approved the New York State plan that is available to all government employees. According to district budget officer Jodi Bradshaw the plan will be more beneficial than the […]

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Comptroller critical of town

By Derek Liebig A report released by the state comptroller’s office cites the town of Whitehall with a lack of internal controls over the town’s financial records, and while the town agrees with the 10 recommendations made in the report, a state official pointed out Monday that Whitehall has addressed only four of them so […]

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Supervisors approve spending plan

The vote cast by Granville interim Supervisor Beverly Tatko at Tuesday’s meeting of the Washington County Board of Supervisors was a surprise to no one. What was a surprise, at least to Tatko, was the supervisors who joined her in voting against the Washington County budget for 2011. “We’re voting on the budget?” Tatko asked […]

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Supervisors Reject Budget

The Washington County Board of Supervisors will try again later this month to pass the 2011 county budget after its first attempt failed Nov. 19. Led by Granville’s interim supervisor, Beverly Tatko, others, including Jim Lindsey from Kingsbury, combined to vote down a budget resolution that would have included a 2.6 percent tax levy increase. […]

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Town adopts budget with 13.62 tax rate increase

The Whitehall Town Council started its Nov. 17 meeting faced with a 15.36-percent tax rate increase to fund the 2011 town spending plan. In the end, the councilmen were able to cut the final number to 13.62-percent, but it was not easy. Members of the council voted to not give any pay raises to elected […]

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Rivals speak on sports’ success

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By Derek Liebig When the Granville Board of Education decided last week to abandon the school district’s 30-year affiliation with […]

Landlord says he is remedying properties

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By Dan King A Queensbury man, who owns multiple properties in Whitehall, says he has been working on getting all […]

District to reevaluate schedule

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By Dan King Whitehall School District Superintendent Liz Legault said the district will begin working toward a new block schedule […]

Probation officers to carry firearms

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By Derek Liebig In a split vote, the Washington County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution last week authorizing probation […]

Two close losses for boys’ hoops

The Whitehall boys’ basketball team lost two games by a combined nine points last week. On Friday evening, the Railroaders […]

No new leads in case of missing man

By Derek Liebig It’s been a year since Jonathan Schaff was last seen walking from a Main Street bar toward […]