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Debate continues on pay raises for town workers

karenb@lakevillejournal.com

CORNWALL — Should town employees get modest pay raises, or should a tough economy dictate salary freezes? And how does that factor into negotiations for union employees?

Those questions made for a lively debate at a March 17 Board of Finance meeting. The main agenda item was to receive updates on town and school 2011-12 budget proposals, and offer a response.

The selectmen and school board were commended for holding the line on spending and making efforts to cut even further from their modest original proposals.

School costs up 5.2 percent

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