Tag Archives: Tax Cap

Haff: Washington County will override tax cap

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By Matthew Saari With the passage of two resolutions providing county employees pay raises, the Washington County Board of Supervisors is set to override the tax cap this year. And it’s only February. Hartford supervisor Dana Haff sounded the alarm at a board meeting Friday in Fort Edward. “By adopting these we will now acknowledge […]

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Village overrides tax cap, state ‘choke-hold’ decried

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By Krystle S. Morey Expressing concern that the state is slowly consolidating villages into their surrounding towns by imposing a 1.15 percent limit on local budgets, the Granville Village Board voted unanimously to override the state tax cap and accept a $1.5 million budget for the coming fiscal year. “We’ve been rubbing nickels and pennies […]

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Village of Granville overrides tax cap

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By Dan King If you live in the village of Granville, your taxes will go up this year – the question is, by how much? Despite some objections from residents, the Village Board voted 5-0 Monday to override the state’s 0.12 percent tax levy increase cap. “It wasn’t easy,” said Mayor Brian LaRose. “I’ll be […]

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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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Wesner: Auditors loved us

By Jaime Thomas Despite talk around town that the Pember Library and Museum was in trouble during an audit last month, Director Pat Wesner said unofficial results were positive. “They said they love us and they loved being here—their words,” Wesner said. She said the auditors, who came on behalf of the New York State […]

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Whitehall school budget vote this Tuesday

The Whitehall Board of Education presented its proposed 2013-14 budget to the public and is eyeing a tax increase of 2.19 percent. The increase is driven largely by a 9.5 percent spike in the cost of employee benefits. The district will pay an additional $381,724 for employee benefits. Nearly three-quarters of that amount is the […]

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GCS budget, board vote Tuesday

Granville School District residents who want to have a say in this year’s budget and board of education can cast their ballot in next week’s vote on Tuesday, May 21. The proposed budget for the 2013-2014 school year is $25,071,050, which is an increase of $485,175 from last year. The tax levy, or amount of […]

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Pember looks at becoming public school district library

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By Jaime Thomas More than a century ago, Franklin and Ellen Pember gave their library and natural history museum to the people of Granville to enjoy. Today, the local institute is struggling to survive. But a new initiative the library board of trustees is considering might help it serve area patrons for years to come. […]

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School considers cost saving tactics

Facing yet another challenging budget season and with no relief in sight, the Whitehall Board of Education is exploring several cost-cutting measures. The board plans to study the feasibility of consolidating its bus routes and will examine whether the district can save money by merging some of its sports programs with neighboring schools. Although Whitehall […]

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518 Wheels – 08/16/18

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Helping hands extended; Manchester Wood mum

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By Krystle S. Morey   After hearing the news of Manchester Wood’s impending closing, local officials extended helping hands to […]

Granville Hooks absorbed by Engine Co.

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville’s Hook & Ladder Company is no more. As of last Thursday, the 115-year-old volunteer fire […]

Local mayors discuss cost-savings measures

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By Matthew Saari The ever-increasing costs of government have local officials putting their heads together in an effort to save […]

Elizabeth Street still unpaved 9 months later

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By Matthew Saari When will Elizabeth Street be paved? That’s the question on the minds of many Whitehall village residents. […]

County Fair starts Monday

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By Matthew Saari Holy smokes! It’s fair time! One of the most popular county fairs is just a stone’s throw […]

Lakes Region Freepress – 08/10/18

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North Country Freepress – 08/10/18

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518 Wheels – 08/09/18

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Manchester Wood closes after 42 years

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By Krystle S. Morey After 42 years of manufacturing solid wood furniture, Manchester Wood announced last week that it would […]

Amtrak derails Toys for Tots tradition

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By Matthew Saari One of Whitehall’s most cherished holiday traditions may be at an end. Amtrak announced last week that […]

Whitehall coach accepted into Hall of Fame

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By Matthew Saari Legendary Whitehall football coach Ambrose Gilligan has been memorialized among the region’s greatest football icons. The Capital […]

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