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ALBANY | “This is going to be a very, very interesting budget cycle.  The $6 billion deficit is a big problem, which is especially concerning because our economy is doing well." says Senator Betty Little in a statement regarding the executive budget. Read more

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Tax Help

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TICONDEROGA | Free tax-return preparation services sponsored by the AARP is kicking off its 15th year in Ticonderoga, Hague and Bolton Landing. The service is available to anyone, regardless of age or income. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | In his State of the State and Executive Budget address last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlined several measures to small business cut taxes. And Sen. Little honored; longest-serving GOP member of legislature. Read more

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Gerald “Gerry” Morrow

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CHESTERFIELD | With a new year underway, and many new elected faces the Essex County Board of Supervisors, one long-time leader, Gerry Morrow, has closed a chapter here after 34 years in office. Read more

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Conover 2019 State Of County Speech

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WARREN COUNTY | Warren County is in solid financial shape — a trend developing over recent years which is expected to continue, county Board of Supervisors Chairman Ron Conover told county leaders at their Dec. 20 meeting. Read more

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WESTPORT | Voters here have given Westport Hose Co. No. 1 approval to build a new fire station. The $3.2 million fire station will be situated on 5.2 acres the fire district purchased off of Route 22, adjacent to Bessboro Builders & Supplies. Read more

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Betty Little announces retirement

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NEW YORK | New York state Republican Sen. Betty Little has announced that she will not be running for re-election in 2020, choosing not to run against five-year-long Clinton County treasurer and Democratic Senate runner Kimberly Davis. Read more

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CHAMPLAIN | With state aid at recent highs and a mounting list of mandated repairs, Northeastern Clinton Central School administrators say now is the time to act. 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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Westport Fire Station

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WESTPORT | The Westport Fire District Board of Fire Commissioners voted last week to bring plans for their new $3.2 million fire station to vote. Read more

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