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AUSABLE FORKS | An audit by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office found that costs for some Special Education services provided at AuSable Valley Central School were not recouped through Medicaid. Read more

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NORTH CREEK | The Johnsburg Central School District was faulted in a recent state audit for failing to adequately document extracurricular purchases and cash advances, and neglecting to collect sales tax during school fundraisers. Read more

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CHESTERTOWN | Government watchdog Travis Whitehead, a professional engineer who for years has challenged decisions and expenditures of Warren County, has announced his candidacy for supervisor of Queensbury. Read more

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CLINTONVILLE | State auditors have asked Ausable Valley Central School District officials to stop using debit cards for making official purchases. 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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LAKE GEORGE | The state Comptroller’s Office chided the Lake George Central School District in an audit last month for failing to provide sufficient evidence that purchases made with tax dollars were competitively bid. Read more

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SCHUYLER FALLS | After nearly a decade of paying down residents’ taxes with money from the town’s reserves, Schuyler Falls is running out of cash. Read more

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SCHROON LAKE | Town hall expansion ran over by nearly $100,000 state says. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The Plattsburgh City School District has been directed by the state Comptroller’s Office to step up the amount of physical education (PE) time its students receive on a weekly basis. Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | A proposal to permit homeowners to park vehicles in their yards during popular local summer events has been abandoned by village leaders. Read more

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LAKE PLACID | The Olympic Regional Development Authority’s (ORDA) former finance director has pleaded not guilty to charges associated with allegedly using a state-issued credit card to purchase alcohol at local bars and restaurants. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The Plattsburgh City School District (PCSD) is moving ahead with a proposal to hire two armed resource guards next month in an effort to bolster student safety. Read more

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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. Read 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. Read more

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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. Read 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. Read 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. Read more

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JOHNSBURG | The Johnsburg Town Board has voted to renew its contract with the Johnsburg Emergency Squad. Read more

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CHESTERTOWN | Sometimes, if you find something you like, you stick with it. Read 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. Read more

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