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  • Plainville Council OKs Sewer Rate Increase

    PLAINVILLE — Sewer rates will increase by 8 percent next month to cover an increasing annual shortfall and to put more money into a fund set aside for unexpected emergencies and costly improvements. The town council voted 6-1 to approve the...
  • Bethlehem council backs financing deal

    Bethlehem council backs financing deal
    Bethlehem City Council on Tuesday backed Mayor Robert Donchez' financing proposal that is aimed to shave $3.4 million from a $5.9 million deficit project for next year. The deal involves refinancing two bonds, a 10-year-old pension bond and portions of...
  • Audit finds Anne Arundel, Carroll community colleges are carrying unrestricted fund deficits

    Audit finds Anne Arundel, Carroll community colleges are carrying unrestricted fund deficits
    A state legislative auditing report found that Anne Arundel and Carroll community college were carrying several million-dollar, unrestricted-fund deficits in fiscal year 2013 related to future expenses for retiree benefits. The Office of Legislative...
  • With eye on deficit, Lehigh County commissioners turn to employee pay

    Lehigh County commissioners, looking to cull a $5.5 million deficit, directed their scalpel at employee wages Wednesday with measures combining cuts, caps and incentives. Four of nearly two dozen budget amendments up for a vote target nonunion employee...
  • Patrick says a hard but careful look at Pentagon spending could help close budget gap

    Defense spending -- and particularly the way the Pentagon buys things -- needs a sharp eye, says Suzanne Patrick, the Democrat who is challenging Rep. Scott Rigell, R-Virginia Beach, in November. But funding a powerful blue-water Navy is a priority,...
  • Lehigh County budget includes late-night tax cut

    Lehigh County budget includes late-night tax cut
    As Wednesday night turned into Thursday morning, weary Lehigh County commissioners put their finishing touches on a proposed 2015 budget — an amendment reducing taxes by $1.25 million. The move came after they considered nearly two dozen...
  • Oak Ridge erases deficit in victory at Ocoee

    Oak Ridge erases deficit in victory at Ocoee
    Tyrek Tisdale threw and ran for a touchdown, both from 40 yards, as No. 6 Oak Ridge (6-1, 4-0 in 7A-4) rallied from a 10-point, first-quarter deficit and beat host Ocoee (1-5, 1-2) 22-10. Tisdale threw for 221 yards and ran for 81 for the Pioneers. ┬┐Oak...
  • Robert B. Reich: American higher education skewed toward elite private universities

    Imagine a system of college education supported by high and growing government spending on elite private universities that mainly educate children of the wealthy and upper-middle class, with low and declining government spending on public universities...
  • Girls' Volleyball: Sage edges rival

    SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO — Every time the Sage Hill School girls' volleyball team is on the cusp of staying in first place all by itself it drops a big Academy League match. It has happened three times in the program's history, and each time the setback...
  • American higher education skewed toward elite private universities [Commentary]

    American higher education skewed toward elite private universities [Commentary]
    Imagine a system of college education supported by high and growing government spending on elite private universities that mainly educate children of the wealthy and upper-middle class, with low and declining government spending on public universities...
  • Bethlehem Mayor Donchez calls for tax increase in 'austere' budget

    Bethlehem Mayor Donchez calls for tax increase in 'austere' budget
    After trimming $5 million from the budget and raising more in fees increases and property sales, Bethlehem Mayor Robert Donchez announced Friday the city will need a tax increase of just under 1 mill to balance the "austere" budget and fix the...