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  • Finance board returns $131,000 to school budget for referendum four

    The Griswold Board of Finance opted to split the difference between its second and third proposed school budget, returning $131,000 in funding back to the education spending plan in advance of the town's fourth referendum. The proposed $25,291,300 spending plan for the town's schools will go to special town meeting Tuesday, July 15, at 7 p.m. in the Griswold Middle School cafeteria, and to referendum July 22.
  • Lehigh commissioners take home rule charter change off the table

    Lehigh County's budget can go into effect with tax increases and spending cuts without the county commissioners having to approve either. Commissioner Mike Schware says that's a flaw in the system. But he also thinks commissioners should take more time...

    Boston reaches deal with developer planning nearby casino

    BOSTON (Reuters) - Mohegan Sun agreed on Thursday to pay Boston $18 million a year to compensate the city for any negative side effects if the Connecticut-based gambling resort succeeds in its efforts to build a casino in neighboring Revere. In return,...

    Projected cost of Wilmette lakefront plan could rise

    Projected cost of Wilmette lakefront plan could rise
    The projected $13.3 million cost for the construction phase of Wilmette's Lakefront Master Plan could jump by as much as $1.7 million, officials said. "The exact figure is always in flux until you get to the end of a project," said Wilmette Park...

    China dismisses planned Macau democracy vote as meaningless

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - China has dismissed as meaningless a proposed referendum on democracy in its southern gambling hub of Macau, a poll that would follow in the footsteps of a similar informal vote in nearby Hong Kong. Three activist groups said on...