Tag Archives: Health Insurance

Hampton Town Board grappling with increases as it tries to adhere with tax cap

By Derek Liebig Hamstrung by the lowest assessment in the county and burdened by worker’s compensation and health insurance costs, the Hampton Town Board is facing another difficult year as it begins putting together next year’s budget. The board began work last week with nearly $6,000 in expenses to trim from its preliminary budget if […]

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LaChapelle seeks cuts in town budget

A member of the Whitehall Town Board has challenged fellow board members to curtail expenses and has proposed an across-the-board reduction in spending. Richard LaChapelle is advocating for sweeping cuts in expenditures as officials begin the process of preparing the town’s 2014 operating budget.  “I’d like to see every department come in with a 5 […]

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School district receives clean audit

The Whitehall Central School District has adequate internal controls over payroll, according to an audit released last week by the state Comptroller’s Office. Auditors examined payroll reports, time sheets, claims forms and salary notices to determine if employees were paid according to their contracts. “We found the district established adequate internal controls over payroll. District […]

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Whitehall fares well on fiscal stress test

Communities in Washington County are not stressed fiscally according to a report released by the state comptroller’s office earlier this summer. Of the 14 towns that filed end-of-the-year reports with the state, none were classified as stressed on a new Fiscal Stress Monitoring System developed by the state Comptroller’s Office. The Town of Hampton received […]

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District, teachers agree to three-year contract

Teachers in the Whitehall Central School District will see a bump in their pay but will be asked to contribute more to their health insurance policies under a new three-year contract approved last month. The contract provides an average salary increase of 1.83 percent over the three-year period after taking into consideration an increase in […]

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School board has tentative budget

By Jaime Thomas The Granville school board passed a tentative final budget following a workshop Monday night. There will be a 2.5 percent tax increase, which will raise the levy $167,000 from $6,661,872 to $6,828,419. Board members could have raised the tax levy as much as 4.8 percent but voted several weeks ago to keep […]

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No health insurance? Program offers coverage to uninsured residents

By Krystle S. Morey   There’s a new way to find family health insurance locally, which is important because the area has an unusually high number of uninsured residents. Families throughout the Adirondacks and the Capital Region can now self-screen themselves for health insurance eligibility under a federal grant from the Department of Health and […]

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Budget to rise by 1.5%

A decrease in expenditures and a mild winter will enable the village to comply with the 2 percent tax cap. The village finalized the 2012-13 budget last week and will present it to the public next week. And although the budget calls for an increase in taxes, it is below the 2 percent mandated by […]

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Hartford holds budget increase to one percent

Haff: one percent due to outside factors   The Hartford Town Board continues its frugal ways as the budget passed at its October meeting will increase by just one percent. Supervisor Dana Haff said just one year after dropping the tax levy 15 percent, the levy will just miss remaining flat and rise just about […]

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Schools wary of tax cap impact

  The last day of the recent state legislative session was a momentous one and saw state lawmakers make sweeping changes to state law. And those changes went far beyond same-sex marriage straight to the future of education in small towns like Granville. Just before the same-sex marriage bill passed, senators and representatives passed a […]

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Torres will coach – again

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By Krystle S. Morey After a months-long process of back-and-forth appointments, rescinded hires and resignations, Mario Torres has been named […]

500 alumni attend Whitehall All-Class Reunion

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By Dan King Alumni from 19 states and two foreign countries made their way to Whitehall for the Whitehall High […]

Local couple to reopen Scotties’

Mark and Edie Pickard of Granville purchased Scotties’, a long-time diner and gift shop on Main Street, last week. The couple plans to preserve the atmosphere of the former Scotties’.

By Krystle S. Morey After about six months of negotiations, Scotties’ has been sold – and to a local couple. […]

Hicks tasked with reuniting school board

School Board President Audrey Hicks was reelected Monday, July 11. She is pictured here being sworn in at the board’s reorganizational meeting.

By Krystle S. Morey Focusing on academics, improving the graduation rate and boosting student participation are just a few things […]

Feature: ‘I’ve had a lot of fun in my life’

Margaret Lloyd Hoey

By Dan King Margaret Lloyd Hoey has seen a little bit of everything in her lifetime. The 95-year-old Whitehall High […]

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