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School budget trounced in Lake George, approved elsewhere

"My goal now is to get everyone together in the community and decide what we want to do with the issues now facing the school," she said, after sharing greetings with Leguire following the vote.

In Bolton, the vote was 220 to 91 in favor of the 2011-12 budget that calls for $8,367,260 in appropriations, an increase of $33,138, or 0.4 percent. The proposed spending plan increases the tax levy by 0.32 percent.

Bolton Central Superintendent Ray Ciccarelli was also happy with the vote results.

"We're very pleased the community continues to support our school," he said. "During these challenging times, we're happy the budget was supported in such a positive way - with over 70 percent voting for it."

In the North Warren School District, the vote was 317 to 148 in favor of the budget that calls for spending $1,383,967 - a decrease of 1.13 percent over the prior year, and an anticipated tax levy increase of 2.27 percent.

North Warren Superintendent of Schools Joseph Murphy said he and the board were pleased with the vote of support.

"On behalf of the staff and students of North Warren, we appreciate the support for continuing the academic and extracurricular programs for all children of the district," he said.

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