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Good news: Cornwall underspent

karenb@lakevillejournal.com

CORNWALL — Sure, blame the bad economy when there are town budget woes and tax increases. But who gets credit when the bottom line is solidly in the black, in spite of it all?

In Cornwall, it looks like a combination of careful planning and spending, energy conservation and good timing all account for a 2010-11 budget that came in about $276,000 lower than projected.

There were some line item overages here and there, but every department marked savings elsewhere that kept the bottom line in check.

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