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Senators talk budget priorities

CHESTER, NY — With the budget process nearing an end in Albany, state senators Jen Metzger and James Skoufis, who serve adjacent districts, held a news conference at the Chester Public Library on March 22 to talk about the Senate’s proposed budget and how it differs from the budget proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Taking care of our own

I’m often heard telling folks that it’s important we “take care of our own”—that we pay county employees a living wage that doesn’t require them to be lining up at our Social Services office just to put food on the family table, or, just as bad, taking their skills elsewhere. I’ve written about that topic in this very space.

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Superintendent John Morgano and school board president Carol Bliefernich listen as the projected tax increase of 4.95% is announced.

Eldred Board seeks 4.95% tax increase

ELDRED, NY — Eldred School District Treasurer Caleb Russell finally stated January 10 what had been more tha onn hinted at during previous meetings: that the Eldred School District will seek to “bust” the tax cap in the 2019-20 fiscal year.

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The Wayne County Commissioners renewed a tradition by joining their administrative support team in an end-of-year egg-nog toast, at their final 2018 meeting December 27. Pictured standing from left, John Haggarty, business manager; Julie Murray Gilbert, Stacey McConnell, Colleen Glavich, Justin Valinski, Rochelle Haviland, Cindy Furman and chief clerk Vicky Botjer. Seated are commissioners, Joe Adams, Brian Smith and Wendell Kay.

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HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne Commissioners finished up the last of their budget work on January 3, when they approved the short-term loan that will carry the county through until Wayne’s new property tax collections accumulate.



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