August 20, 2013
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Wealthy towns get richer, poor towns, poorer
Like the inequitable distribution of wealth in our nation, the towns with expensive lakefront properties get more and more sales tax revenue each year to offset governmental expenses, while the towns with little or no such property get comparatively little sales tax revenue — despite the fact they may be generating the revenue by hosting flourishing businesses. The outcome? more and more of the tax load gets shifted to the working class and those with fixed incomes. The Supervisors of the land-rich towns balk at raising the subject, because they don't want to rock the boat.
Living in the North Country presents various challenges for seniors, but there's an array of programs availabe that offer vital assistance so those over 60 can lead a more fulfilling life.
In preparation for the coming wintry seasons, Warren County public health is offering vital protection soon against four strains of flu as well as pneumonia — at a reasonable cost.
A brazen drivers-test cheating scandal in NYC prompts the state to impose new mandates for testing oversight. In Warren County, the DMV office suspended its drivers testing until it adjusts its operation to comply with new oversight regulations.
Geraghty tops Baker in Wbg,; Stannard secures ballot spot in Lake George
Tuesday's Primary election yielded some surprises: Republican challengers in Thurman won wide margins in defeating incumbents, and political newcomer Nancy Stannard of Lake George secured the G.O.P. line.
Both the primary election in September and the General Election in November in Warren County offer intense competition and intriguing politics, according to the roster of candidates now determined since the deadline for filing petitions passed at 5 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 20.