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ELIZABETHTOWN | Essex County will use surplus funds and successful health insurance negotiations to keep taxes relatively flat in its 2020 spending plan, according to a budget memo provided to town supervisors. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Area town governments are finalizing spending plans for 2020. Generally, tax levy caps were calculated below 2 percent this year, many close to 1 percent. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Property owners in southern Essex County received notification last week that their assessments are increasing, but town officials were quick to point out that this, in and of itself, does not mean that taxes are going up... Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | With financial pressures looming due to the pending construction of a new sewer plant, the tax increase in the Village of Lake George’s 2019-20 budget is likely to exceed the state’s tax cap... Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Property owners in the City of Plattsburgh will see a tax increase of 1.7 percent this year. Read more

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SCHROON LAKE | Taxes in the Town of Schroon will be up 7.3 percent overall in 2019, due mainly to a 16.75 percent increase in the town’s general fund, according to the town’s adopted budget. Read more

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NORTH HUDSON | Taxes in North Hudson will be up 4.65 percent overall in 2019, according to the adopted town budget. Read more

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NEWCOMB | The Town of Newcomb will come in $50,000 under that tax cap in 2019, according to Supervisor Robin DeLoria. Read more

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QUEENSBURY | Controversy has erupted among Warren County supervisors over the distribution of sales tax revenue to the county’s municipalities, and the issue may have substantial political repercussions. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The Town of Plattsburgh’s Assessor’s Office was faulted in a state audit for administering tax exemptions without sufficient documentation. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The Clinton County Legislature is poised to pass a spending plan for 2019 with no tax increase attached. Read more

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QUEENSBURY | Despite concerns raised over spending and taxes, Warren County’s 2019 budget was adopted Nov. 16 by the county Board of Supervisors. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Essex County is ready with a preliminary 2019 budget that sits about $75,000 below the allowed 2.68 percent tax levy increase cap. Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | Governmental spending in the Town of Lake George as forecast in the town’s endorsed 2019 budget reflects a 7.1 percent increase, while the amount to be raised by taxes is to decrease by 0.1 percent. Read more

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ATHOL | The Town of Thurman’s tax rate for 2019 is expected to increase by 3.4 percent, from $4.07 per $1,000 in assessed value this year to $4.21 per $1,000 next year. Read more

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CHESTERFIELD | Increases in the revenues within the town of Chesterfield led to decreases in the general and highway budget tax levies for 2019. Read more

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PERU | The Town of Peru is poised to remain beneath the state tax cap next year, according to Town Supervisor Brandy McDonald. Read more

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WESTPORT | The Town of Westport will keep their budget below the state-mandated tax levy cap for the 2019 fiscal year. Read more

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BEEKMANTOWN | Taxes in the Town of Beekmantown will remain flat next year. Read more

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CHAZY | The Town of Chazy is expected to surpass the tax cap next year. Read more

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