Board adopts 2014-15 budget by 4-1vote
The Skaneateles Village Board voted 4-1 in favor of adopting the proposed operating budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year at its April 24 meeting. The general fund budget will be $2,780,177. Of that, the village will raise $1,500,835 from property taxes, a 1.93 increase from the current year.
The Skaneateles town board released its tentative 2014 operating budget at its Oct. 3 meeting. The budget calls for a 4.92 percent tax rate decrease, excluding taxes levied to the special districts for fire, sewer and water services.
When Stephanie Heath Higgins met Grace, she could barely hold up her head. The pit bull, at 7 or 8 years old, should have weighed around 60 pounds. But Grace weighed about 30. She was emaciated, dehydrated, suffering from an eye infection. She couldn’t walk. Her organs were shutting down. But Higgins loved her anyway.
Letter to the editor from the Oct. 16 edition of the Skaneateles Press.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Letter to the editor from the Oct. 2 edition of the Skaneateles Press.
Village officials took time to address recent emails, letters and calls expressing concerns about electric bills, at the April 10 Village Board meeting.
George Rossi’s email address gives a hint to his personality: pianna plunker.
Local decorative artist restores 19th century schoolhouse one warm weekend at a time
Heather Bruno-Sears found the bones of an oxen in her front yard, a 1902 Indian-head penny by her front doorstep, a handmade glass marble in the interior dirt under the window, and a 19th century cast-iron toy pull horse in her garden. She’s not a treasure hunter, an intense antiquer or a “pawn star,” but rather a lover of historic buildings who is restoring a circa 1814 one-room schoolhouse in Spafford one warm weekend at a time.
The Skaneateles Republican Party candidates for office secured an endorsement from the Independence Party of New York last week. Voter enrollments breakdowns for Skaneateles and Spafford show a clear advantage for Republicans.