99 NEWS FOR 3/2/12
CANTON SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT CALLS 2-PERCENT TAX LEVY CAP A “MISNOMER”--Bill Gregory explained for the Board of Education Thursday why Canton has a projected maximum allowable levy hike of 4.69 percent for 2012-2013. He says the 2-percent state cap is a base figure, with a formula of eight elements calculated in to get the final figure to include growth of the tax base and the increase of state employee retirement system contributions. A super-majority of school district voters would have to say yes if the Board chooses to send it a spending plan that goes over the max. Canton Central faces a 2.5-million-dollar budget gap for next year.
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HOUSE AG COMMITTEE TO HOLD HEARING ON 2012 FARM BILL NEXT FRIDAY AT 9AM AT NORTH COUNTRY COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN SARANAC LAKE; THE HEARING WILL BE THE ONLY FARM BILL HEARING IN THE NORTHEAST
CONVICTED FELON ROBERT NORTHROP, 62 OF MASSENA CHARGED BY DEPUTIES WITH A FELONY GRAND LARCENY COUNT ALLEGING HE WITH-HELD MERCHANDISE FROM A POTSDAM-BASED RENTAL STORE; NORTHRUP ARRAIGNED AND JAILED WITHOUT BAIL
LISBON BEEF-RAISER, TEA PARTY ACTIVIST PATRICK GREEN TELLS NORTH COUNTRY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL SMALL FARMS SHOULD BE ALLOWED OPPORTUNITIES TO BORROW MONEY, TO COMPETE WITH LARGER FARMS ALLOWED TO RUN AS LIMITED LIABILITY CORPORATIONS THAT GET SIGNIFICANT TAX ADVANTAGES
STATE SENATE PASSES TWO BILLS FROM LOCAL REP PATTY RITCHIE...ALLOWING UTV'S TO BE REGISTERED AND EXPANDING THE DEC GIFT CARD PROGRAM TO PAY FOR HUNTING, FISHING, ETC.
Thomas Steen—77—Clyde, NY; former Lisbon resident. Services 11am Sunday at Flackville Cemetery. Arrangements are with O'Leary Funeral Home, Canton