Loosening reins on spending

CORNWALL — Feeling flush despite the loss of $263,000 in state funding this year, the Cornwall Board of Finance considered the proposed 2018–19 municipal spending plan at a workshop during their Thursday, March 15, meeting.

“For this year we are still in the black in spite of the loss of state funding,” finance board Chair John LaPorta reported.

First Selectman Gordon Ridgway cautioned that the town anticipates going over budget this year on town vehicle repairs, impacting the available resources. 

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