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Participants in the 2012 Warrensburg Marathon Dance show their enthusiasm.

Participants in the 2012 Warrensburg Marathon Dance show their enthusiasm. Photo provided

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The Glens Falls YMCA, located at 600 Glen St. in Glens Falls, offers financial assistance for those unable to afford the full cost of a program or membership. The YMCA advises you to pick up a confidential financial assistance application at the Member Services Desk. Financial assistance is possible thanks to the support of generous donors from the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign.

Due to an error editing my column, the process of allocating Occupancy Tax funds for 2013 was represented inaccurately in last week’s issue. According to Occupancy Tax Committee members, the town board decided how to dole out $20,000 of the $30,000 total available — without input from the committee. Committee member Perky Granger said this week that she was concerned that the town’s major events might receive less than they need to assure success.

The town board’s decision to allocate $20,000 to the Summer Concert Series, the town’s celebration of the Warren County Bicentennial and for general publicity, leaves only $10,00 to fund the town’s traditional events such as Maple Days, the Jack Wax Party, the Fall Farm Tour, Town Wide Sale, Christmas Bazaar, and a new event named the Wilderness Corridor Showcase.

We hear that Occupancy Tax Committee members and event organizers sent a letter to the town board, asking that they reconsider their allocations and take into consideration their recommendations, as is traditional.

The Warrensburg Central School Board’s Policy Committee is to meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14 in the High School library. The full Board of Education meets afterwards at 7 p.m.

Several readers called to express a warm Thank You to the Thurman Highway Department for their hard work during the last back-to-back storms. The first storm dropped 18 inches of snow at my residence and an additional 8 inches just two days later, and the highway workers accomplished a remarkable job keeping the roads clean.

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