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TICONDEROGA | Essex County supervisors voted this week to initiate a process that will transform a decaying downtown Ticonderoga property into a tourist destination for legions of dedicated Star Trek fans. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Essex County will use surplus funds and successful health insurance negotiations to keep taxes relatively flat in its 2020 spending plan, according to a budget memo provided to town supervisors. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The City of Plattsburgh Mayor Colin Read held a press conference on Aug. 19 to announce the 2020 mayor’s budget. Read more

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Clearly Richard Barney of Ticonderoga has mistaken me for someone else. I have not been building an IRA estate for my heirs, therefore cheating other taxpayers. Read more

Letters to the Editor

Well, I’ll be darned. Congress had us convinced that they would only soak the rich with higher taxes, but being clever rascals, they are currently restructuring your IRA and 401 accounts that you’ve been saving in for 20 to 30 years. Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | Despite their qualms about the potential impact on local taxpayers, Lake George Village trustees committed this week to the construction of the new $24 million sewage treatment plant that has been years in development. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The Finance and Budget Committee recently discussed updates with the city’s five-year-plan that Chair Mike Kelly introduced to the city council at the beginning of June. Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | Concerned over projected huge future increases in local taxes and sewer charges, Town of Lake George officials suggested June 10 that the pending construction of a new $24 million municipal sewer treatment plant be shelved... Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | With the early 2019 legislative session wrapped up, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott spent the final days reading and signing several bills into law.  Included were new taxes on e-cigarettes and logging equipment. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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PLATTSBURGH | Representatives from the Adirondack Region Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Coalition said they recently completed a successful income tax assistance program that proved beneficial for many low to moderate income people... Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | Tax season is behind us now and many late-filing Vermonters are receiving their tax refund checks this month. However, some Vermonters were surprised to pay what amounted to a hidden income tax in 2019. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | A New York state bill to amend the Real Property Tax Law was met with disapproval by the Essex County Board of Supervisors at their May 20 meeting. Read more

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A proposed Vermont Senate change to a House tax bill could make timber harvesting more expensive, with serious longterm impacts on Vermont forestland sustainability and the state’s $1.5 billion forestry products industry. 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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The American Legislative Exchange Council just published its annual analysis of states’ economic outlooks, “Rich States, Poor States,” and, overall, they peg Vermont as 49th, or next to worst. 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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QUEENSBURY | Area assessors are warning homeowners that if they don’t take action to switch how they receive their School Tax Relief (STAR) property tax reduction, they could have their benefit reduced or eliminated altogether. 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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NORTH CREEK | The Adirondack Park has performed better economically than the rest of rural America since the inception of the Adirondack Park Agency, according to a new study... Read more

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PORT HENRY | A proposed hike in the Essex County room tax from 3 percent to 5 percent has Moriah inn owners concerned that their businesses will be hurt, a point that’s contested by town officials. Read more

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