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TICONDEROGA | The Ticonderoga School Board will either need to override the tax cap or find more than $400,000 to cut out of an already depleted budget, Superintendent John McDonald Jr. told board members at their February meeting last week. 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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PORT HENRY | Moriah’s already tight town budget could take an unexpected hit under a state proposal to ax a long-standing program known as Aid and Incentives to Municipalities. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | State lawmakers must decide whether to keep the state property tax cap next year as they head back to Albany next year. 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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PLATTSBURGH | Amidst a debate over proposed changes to the city’s compensation package for managers, councilors locked horns last week when the discussion turned to annual cost of living increases for long-serving department heads. Read more

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QUEENSBURY | Warren County’s 2019 preliminary budget has seen more scrutiny this year than in decades, and a debate over county salary raises may be delaying adoption of a final spending plan for a few weeks. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Councilors were at loggerheads last week as they weighed funding for the city’s Department of Public Works (DPW). Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | With the fiscal year nearly over, the City of Plattsburgh’s year-to-date budget report shows that revenue continues to exceed department expenses. Read more

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WESTPORT | Taxpayers in Westport approved a revised school spending plan for 2018-19. Read more

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WESTPORT | Westport School Board approved a revised budget plan Tuesday night, one that sticks at the state mandated tax levy cap at 2.42 percent. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | With their sights set on rebuilding the City of Plattsburgh’s fund balance while avoiding double-digit tax increases, the Plattsburgh Common Council last week passed their annual five-year budget outlook. Read more

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ROUSES POINT | A village trustee will take the place of Dan Latourneau as mayor of Rouses Point. Read more

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget again this year seeks to undermine important rural health initiatives... Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | An ongoing effort to slash expenditures in the City of Plattsburgh culminated in a discussion about potential cuts to the city’s police department last week. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | One of the city’s largest venues is in dire need of repairs, and the cost could be well over $500,000. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | City lawmakers are expecting to cut another $360,000 worth of expenses in the coming year, and another $558,000 in the proposed 2019 spending plan. Read more

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THURMAN | Soon after the new Thurman town board members were sworn in at the town’s annual organizational meeting last week, controversy erupted  much like it did one year ago. Read more

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