LIBERTY, NY — The Liberty Town Board has adopted a budget for 2017 with no tax increase for residents. The budget was adopted at the board’s meeting on October 17. Despite rising costs and a reduced tax base, the board was able to hold the line on taxes thanks in part to its implementation of cost-saving initiatives.
NEW YORK STATE — The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on November 7 announced that a total of 1,668 boats were used in 2016 through its recreational boating program in the Catskills, another all-time high for the program since it began in 2012.
ALBANY, NY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that expands the New York State Film Production Tax Credit to counties where it was previously not available, and that includes Orange, Ulster and Sullivan counties. The bill was signed on November 4.
MIDDLETOWN, NY — It was worth the wait.
On Friday it was “High Noon” on Middletown High School’s Faller Field as the Comets of Fallsburg (16-0-1) squared off against the Spackenkill Spartans (15-3) in the Section 9, Class B showdown.
ALBANY, NY — The New York Farm Bureau (NYFB) has been granted intervener status in a case brought by the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) on behalf of two workers’ rights groups and farm worker Crispin Hernandez.
LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — More than 500 students, faculty, and staff from Sullivan West Elementary School were evacuated to the high school campus after the Village of Jeffersonville lost water again and forced the school’s closure for two days.
PORT JERVIS, NY — Common Council member and Code and Legislative Committee Chairman David Bavoso at a council meeting on October 24 suggested a resolution requiring anyone who wanted to buy city-owned property would have to prove not only that they have the money, but also that the residence would be occupied by a single family who’s committed t
PENNSYLVANIA — In the race for the Senate seat in Pennsylvania, Democratic challenger Katie McGinty has pulled ahead slightly of incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Toomey.
PENNSYLVANIA — The 300-member House of Delegates of the Pennsylvania Medical Society voted unanimously on October 23 to vote for a ban on hydraulic fracturing (fracking). The resolution (tinyurl.com/hwrpw8e) sited various health and environmental impacts of fracking, and it was critical of the drilling industry and the state legislature.
HURLEYVILLE, NY — A $1000,000 grant has been secured for the hamlet of Hurleyville, which will go toward construction of new sidewalks and curbing along Main Street.