By Anne Pyburn Craig on Monday, Dec. 12, 2011 - 11:26 am
Poster by a Bennett Elementary School fourth-grader, included in a 2009 exhibit at the Ulster County Clerk's Office. With enrollments falling and budget battles growing ever fiercer, the Onteora Central School District will soon have to face the agonizing... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Dec. 9, 2011 - 12:19 pm
Above: Video from the Binghamton Press and Sun-Bulletin of Cuomo's visit to the Greater Binghamton Airport to sign flood relief legislation. The ceremony begins around the 5-minute mark; slide the bar to the 5-minute mark to skip ahead. This just in:... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 - 9:25 am
As predicted, the Assembly joined the Senate in passing Gov. Andrew Cuomo's tax overhaul just past 1am this morning, Daily News reporter Ken Lovett writes. But it wasn't quite the same unanimous lovefest: Unlike in the Senate, where the vote was unanimous... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 - 10:10 pm
Just after 9pm, the New York State Senate voted unanimously -- 55 to 0 -- in favor of a sweeping overhaul of the New York State tax code. The new law increases the tax rate on single filers earning more than $1 million a year ($2 million for married... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Dec. 5, 2011 - 7:13 pm
Tonight, December 5, the Ulster County legislature is scheduled to vote on the 2012 budget, including a decision on whether to transfer the county's publicly-owned Golden Hill nursing home to a Local Development Corporation (LDC). Transferring Golden Hill... Read more
By wateradmin on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011 - 2:15 pm
On Tuesday, over 80 percent of Windham-Ashland-Jewett voters (213 yes to 50 no) passed the referendum authorizing the WAJ Board of Education the ability to borrow funds up to nearly $4 million dollars for expenses from Irene's flood damage. The borrowing... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011 - 12:11 pm
The Rondout Valley School Board voted unanimously at their meeting on Tuesday, November 22, to close the Rosendale Elementary School in June. Rosendale Elementary, one of three elementary schools in the Rondout Valley Central School District, faces a... Read more
By Andrea Girolamo on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 - 12:50 pm
Town officials are reportedly dealing with a 2012 budget balancing act that may result in layoffs in Coxsackie. A short piece in the Daily Mail today reports that cuts to services are also expected.
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 - 5:39 pm
The Albany Times-Union's Capitol Confidential blog reports today that a coalition of U.S. representatives in the House has secured $338.6 million in funding for farmers affected by the Tropical Storm Irene flooding: Reps. Paul Tonko, D-Amsterdam, and... Read more
By wateradmin on Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 - 9:45 am
The Phoenicia Library's temporary location at the Maverick West building on Ava Maria Drive. Photo from the Phoenicia, NY website. On Election Day this year, voters in Shandaken will be deciding on Proposition 414. It's a measure to increase town funding... Read more


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