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TICONDEROGA | By a vote of 535-310, Ticonderoga voters approved a school budget for the coming year, after rejecting an earlier spending plan that exceeded the state-suggested tax cap. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Ticonderoga voters will decide Tuesday on passage of a revised Central School budget that at $22.5 million is only slightly higher than last year’s spending plan and comes in under the tax cap. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | The Ticonderoga Central School Board will go back to the voters with a $22.5 million budget that stays within the tax cap by combining further spending cuts with a greater reliance on the system’s fund balance. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Voters in Ticonderoga and Hague soundly rejected a school tax-cap override, falling well short of the 60 percent supermajority needed to pass a $23 million budget that would have raised the levy by nearly 10 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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WARREN COUNTY | For the upcoming year, school districts in northern Warren County have proposed budgets that maintain their tax levies under the limits imposed by the state’s tax cap. Read more

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WILLSBORO |The proposed 2019-20 school budget for Willsboro Central School comes in almost a point under the 4.97 percent state tax-levy cap allowance. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | To repair a broken budget brought about by both long- and short-term factors, the Ticonderoga Central School Board voted unanimously last Thursday to present the public with a $23 million spending plan that raises the tax levy by... Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Voters across the county will have the opportunity to hear about, and weigh in on, their school district’s 2019-20 budget this month. Read more

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KEENE | The tax levy cap set by state calculations for Keene Central School (KCS) in 2019-20 is -4.28 percent. Read more

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CLINTONVILLE | The proposed 2019-20 school budget for AuSable Valley Central School is below the tax levy cap allowance. Read more

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KEENE | After community outreach and input, Keene Central School has decided on which elements to keep in their proposed capital building project. Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | For many years, Lake George Village government has been formulating plans to modernize their treatment of municipal sewage to curb pollution of groundwater that eventually seeps into the lake, causing algae blooms. Read more

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GLENS FALLS | In the wake of the Trump administration’s federal tax reform act, which has increased federal taxes for New Yorkers collectively by $10 billion, capping local government spending is more important than ever... Read more

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westport | The Elizabethtown-Lewis-Westport School Board is forging ahead, evaluating building use plans and budget items and looking to hire a superintendent as the deadline for the new district budget looms mid-April. Read more

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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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LAKE GEORGE | Mayor Robert Blais voiced a plea last week in person to state officials, telling them that the taxpayers of Lake George would be undertaking a crushing debt load if the state doesn’t direct at least $6 million more towards... Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Local governments are aghast at proposed cuts to state operating aid as part of this year’s executive budget proposal. Read more

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