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QUEENSBURY | The Warren County Board of Supervisors answered an appeal by County Treasurer Mike Swan to hire an additional employee to help his office keep track of occupancy tax payments. more

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PLATTSBURGH | Clinton County officials were recently cited by the state comptroller’s office for failing to accurately disburse employee separation pay, an audit released this month revealed. more

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SARANAC LAKE | The New York State Comptrollers Office unveiled the results of their audit of the Saranac Lake Central School District, stating fund balances were too high, as were estimated revenues. more

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BEEKMANTOWN | The Town of Beekmantown has been faulted in an audit by the state Comptroller’s Office for failing to procure goods in accordance with mandated competitive bidding requirements — including $40,387 to purchase a new 2017 pickup truck. more

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CHESTERTOWN | “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” more

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CHESTERTOWN | The state comptroller’s office released an audit of the North Warren School District budget on Jan. 12 faulting the school district for putting too much money into its surplus fund, and appropriating too much money in some areas. more

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TICONDEROGA | Ticonderoga Central School District officials are making corrections after a state audit pointed out that some school clubs weren’t collecting sales tax for fundraiser sales. more

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DANNEMORA | The Town of Dannemora has been knocked in an audit by the state Comptroller’s Office for improper accounting. more

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PLATTSBURGH | A report by the state Comptroller’s Office has revealed local governments hemorrhage millions in revenue from flaws in municipal water systems, including water loss, inaccurate meters and improper billing. more

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ALBANY | New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli is urging New Yorkers to read the fine print on gift cards this holiday season for details about fees and expiration dates. more

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CHAMPLAIN | The state Comptroller’s Office has dinged the villages of Champlain and Rouses Point and the Town of Champlain in an audit of the Champlain Joint Youth Program. more

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Town criticized for lack of financial oversight, improper allocation of sales tax revenue more

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BOLTON | The Office of State Comptroller (OSC) has recommended the Bolton Fire District tighten up its accountability of credit card purchases and payments, recommending it always have receipts before paying the bill. more

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State voters squashed the prospects of holding a constitutional convention last week. more

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PLATTSBURGH | Despite all the gloom and doom surrounding the City of Plattsburgh’s finances, the city is ending the year without one dubious distinction: more

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MINERVA | The state Comptroller’s Office has determined a lack of financial controls and oversight by the town supervisor and board allowed a former clerk to the supervisor to steal thousands from municipal coffers over a multi-year period. more

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PLATTSBURGH | As Congress digs into tax reform this fall, the state and local tax deduction has left New York politicians rattled. more

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THURMAN | Transparency, spending and Freedom of Information Law requests took center stage at a candidate’s forum in Thurman last week. more

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NORTH ELBA | Two new bridges over the West Branch of the AuSable River are now open. more

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KEESEVILLE | The local volunteer fire department was asked to keep better watch over its financial records in an audit released by the state Comptrollers Office last week. more

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