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QUEENSBURY | Provisions of the 2019-20 New York state budget recently passed by the state legislature could have a substantial impact on New York county budgets, according to a top local official. Read more

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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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PLATTSBURGH | Clinton County’s sales tax revenue increased by more than 6.4 percent last year. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The New York Supreme Court Appellate Division has upheld the decision of an arbitration panel and ordered the City of Plattsburgh to pay its firefighters $740,109 in backpay and retroactive wage increases. 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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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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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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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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PLATTSBURGH | As the holiday season ramps into high gear, authorities are urging consumers to be wary of gift card scams. 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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ESSEX | The Town of Essex 2019 tax levy, minus fire district costs, is projected to be $700,634, a number approximately $13,000 less than current year spending. 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 | Clinton County has moved from having “no designation” of fiscal stress to being “susceptible to fiscal stress,” according to a new report from the state Comptroller’s Office. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The City of Plattsburgh has garnered a “moderate fiscal stress” designation from the state Comptroller’s Office. 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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PLATTSBURGH | City of Plattsburgh Mayor Colin Read has released his budget proposal for the 2019 fiscal year. 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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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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