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LAKE GEORGE | When village board members heard recently how the new sewer plant might cost as much as $23 million — burdening taxpayers for decades with an annual expense of $427,000 — they discussed shifting most of the sewer plant’s expenses... Read more

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Elizabethtown | Essex County will resume collecting a mortgage tax on April 1. Read more

The Sun

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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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ELIZABETHTOWN | A proposal to increase the county’s tax on hotel rooms by 2 percent and direct that new revenue to fund local capital projects was put forward by the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) Monday. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The Common Council has authorized the formation of a new not-for-profit, the Lake City Land Bank Corporation. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Mayor Colin Read is halfway through his first term. Read more

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Vermonters opposed to a carbon tax were in Montpelier earlier this week wearing yellow reflective vests, just like their comrades in France last month. Read more

Editorials

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Many Vermonters are not benefiting from the state’s economic growth. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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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

The Sun

In order to gain “prestige” and to maintain “intellectual integrity,” should you just print only the “accepted” point of view of the anointed few as Bedell suggests? Read more

Letters to the Editor

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MIDDLEBURY | For most Vermonters, it’s clear that the state relies heavily on tourism to help add needed money in local coffers. 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

The Sun

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MIDDLEBURY | Rep. Harvey Smith of Addison County’s 5th district concurs with last week’s comments by Rutland County State Sen. Brian Collamore. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

When will the progressive, socialist “debt deniers” wake up to the fact that America’s biggest threat to our existence is government spending, not climate change. Read more

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The Dec. 11 Rutland Herald editorial, titled “Classic Conundrum,” asks whether Vermont should tax fossil fuels as “the best, most effective way to limit greenhouse gas emissions” or pass because it’s “a tough sell,”... Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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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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HAGUE | Continuing to live off investments and Warren County sales tax, there will again be no town taxes in Hague, according to its 2019 budget. Read more

The Sun

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QUEENSBURY | Months ago, Warren County Clerk Pam Vogel warned county supervisors that Warren County government might lose hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue... Read more

The Sun

CROWN POINT | For those living inside the water district, taxes in Crown Point will remain the same in 2019, according to the adopted town budget. Read more

The Sun

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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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