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Beaty drops sales tax plan; blames ‘mistrust of government’

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Doug Beaty has dropped his push to raise the Warren County sales tax from 7% to 8%, and use the new revenue to cut school and property taxes.

“To get it passed would have taken a two-thirds majority vote [on the Board of Supervisors] and I don’t think the votes are there,” he told The Chronicle Monday. “This was a winning plan, but people …

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Betty Little: ‘I haven’t decided’ whether to seek Senate re-election

State Senator Betty Little, in her ninth two-year term as 45th District State Senator, already has a challenger for November 2020 in Democrat Kimberly Davis, the current Clinton County treasurer.

Has Senator Little decided if she will run again next year? “No, I have not,” she said when contacted Monday morning. “I’m one way one day, and one way the next.”

“I will have to make a decision in …

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Gordon on JG3’s Syracuse debut

Chronicle News Editor Gordon Woodworth writes: Joseph Girard III’s Syracuse debut went very well, all things considered.

The Orange got drilled 48-34 by defending national champion Virginia, but JG3, the former Glens Falls star and the state’s all-time leading high school scorer, looked very comfortable.

Interestingly, he mostly played point guard. When he chose SU, it was thought he would come off the bench and back up shooting guard Buddy …

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SGF: Mom of girl attacked at high school files lawsuit

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Tara Edwards, the mother of the 14-year-old girl who was attacked in September 2018 during lunch at South Glens Falls High School, is moving forward with her lawsuit against the school district.

Attorney Bill Nikas filed a complaint in Saratoga County Supreme Court on Oct. 16th, effectively putting the school district on notice that a lawsuit was being filed.

We had contacted him, asking …

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Stony Creek’s Frank Thomas likely to chair Warren County Board

Bolton Supervisor Ron Conover says he won’t seek a new term as chairman of the Warren County Board of Supervisors. Stony Creek Supervisor Frank Thomas the county budget officer for the past seven years, shapes up as his likely successor.

“I think the county finances are in good shape,” the soft-spoken Republican told The Chronicle. “And I think I have the support.”

Republicans currently hold an 11-8 majority over Democrats …

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