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Reform Likely for Property Taxes

A 'circuit breaker' credit would be the first step to change

By MAURY THOMPSON, The Post-Star

Monday, May 18, 2009

The long-discussed concept of a "circuit breaker" property tax credit appears headed for approval by the state Legislature this year, area legislators and property tax reform advocates said.

The new credit, an income tax deduction based on a portion of local property taxes homeowners pay, is considered to be just a first step in the overall goal of reforming the property tax system.

May 18, 2009
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Firefighters Want Spot on New Cell Tower

By KIM SMITH DEDAM, The Press RepublicanStaff Writer

May 11, 2009 10:50 am

— DUANE — Fire officials in this rural edge of the Adirondack Park are looking forward to improved communications systems.

Gil Paddock, assistant fire chief and president of the Duane Volunteer Fire Co., said they’ve reached an agreement with Verizon Wireless to co-locate emergency communications equipment on a new cellular-telephone tower proposed behind the fire station on Route 26. The site is not far from Studley Hill Road.

May 11, 2009
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Pipeline-expansion talk begins

By DENISE A. RAYMO, The Press RepublicanStaff Writer

May 4, 2009
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Northway Cell Gap Closed

Northway cell gap closedAT&T joins network with tower on line in Lewis

By KIM SMITH DEDAM, The Press Republican Staff Writer

LAKE PLACID — Another wireless telephone giant is expanding North Country coverage with an eye on the Adirondack Park.

The first new AT&T cell-phone tower, reaching a previously dark stretch of Adirondack Northway, went on line in Lewis recently.

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April 30, 2009
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