Tag Archives: Town Budget

Dresden rushes to pass budget

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By Matthew Saari The Town of Dresden is attempting to fine-tune a budget, hold a public hearing and approve its 2019 spending plan…all in five days’ time. Supervisor Paul Ferguson unveiled the tentative budget at the town’s monthly meeting Monday night, and for some board members, it was the first time they’d laid eyes on […]

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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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Town calls for minimal tax increase

Despite a projected increase in appropriations and a decrease in revenues from sources other than taxes, the Town of Whitehall has proposed a spending plan that calls for almost no increase in taxes. The $1 million budget calls for a 0.12 percent increase in the tax rate, meaning local property owners can expect to pay […]

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Workers’ comp tangles Hampton town budget

The Hampton Town Board adopted what officials described as a difficult budget during their monthly meeting last Wednesday. Despite holding the line on spending, this year’s budget is expected to increase by about 3 percent because of an increase in the town’s workers’ compensation premium. The town will comply with the state-mandated 2 percent tax […]

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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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Tatko tells of issues with budget vote

It wasn’t a threat; it was a promise. Granville interim Supervisor Beverly Tatko voted “no” on the Washington County budget for 2011, but she had more reasons than a tax levy nearly 3 percent above what she said she would approve. Tatko said during the meeting she did not believe the vote the supervisors planned […]

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Supervisors keep Transfer stations in county budget

Restructured debt leads to 3 percent

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Whitehall tax rate up 13-percent

The news did not get any better for the Whitehall town budget in the past week. At the public hearing on the preliminary 2011 spending plan on Nov. 4, town budget officer Kathy Jones said there was an increase to the tax rate due to new figures. “We got new information about retirement figures,” said […]

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Sports awards, town board meeting

There will be two thigns going on tonight in the town of Whitehall. First, the Whitehall Central School Athletic Department will celebrate the accomplishments of the 2010 fall sports season with the fall sports awards in the junior/senior high school auditorium at 6 p.m. Teams that whill be honored will include the junior varsity and […]

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Vermont schools closed, Granville eyes reopening

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By Matthew Saari   Vermont Gov. Phil Scott announced last week that all schools in the Green Mountain State will […]

Washington County: Visitors, stay away

Washington County has declared a state of emergency resulting in the closure of all non-essential departments.

By PJ Ferguson Washington County is urging visitors, weekenders, second-home owners and short-term rental owners to stay away during the […]

Whitehall fiscal health ‘good’

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By PJ Ferguson The village of Whitehall is in good fiscal health, according to the annual fiscal stress report by […]

Cumberland Farms robbery suspect arrested

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By PJ Ferguson The Whitehall Cumberland Farms armed robbery suspect has found and arrested, police say. Nathan Kupiec, 21, of […]

U.S. Marshals arrest parole absconder in Granville

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By Matthew Saari A U.S. Marshals task force was deployed to the Village of Granville Wednesday evening to apprehend a […]

Village improves fiscal stress rating

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By Matthew Saari For the second year running, the Village of Granville improved its fiscal stress score. The state Comptroller’s […]

Obituary: Joan R. Monger

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RUTLAND — Joan R. Monger 87, formally of Fair Haven, passed away on March 15, 2020, at The Pines at […]

Car hits fallen electric pole

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Occupants stay inside for 90 minutes till power shut off By PJ Ferguson A vehicle drove into a fallen electrical […]

Alcohol, dog droppings concern village

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By PJ Ferguson Whitehall Village Board member Teresa Austin aired multiple concerns she received from individuals regarding allowing the sale […]

Store robbed at knifepoint

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By PJ Ferguson A man armed with a knife robbed the Cumberland Farms store in Whitehall on Monday afternoon. At […]

Officials quash martial law rumors

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By Matthew Saari Rumors have been spreading faster than the novel coronavirus in recent days, following Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 100% […]

Restrictions have little effect in Hartford

The Hartford town hall will still be open for its regular business hours.

By PJ Ferguson The town of Hartford’s operations will go largely unaffected by Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive order to shut […]

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