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Historic Edition:
February 7th, 2008
Vol. 27  No. 31

Change in Governorís budget needed to keep SRO at Akron Central

Governor Eliot Spitzerís recently proposed budget will need to change if Akron Central and 118 school district across the state are to keep their School Resource Officers (SRO) in place. The executive budget recommends the redeployment of Troopers from School Resource Officer assignments and Investigators from Video Lottery Units to other duties. These and other actions will permit the use of 200 Troopers to enhance crime reduction efforts as part of Operation IMPACT.

Hearing on Code changes planned for Monday

Town of Newstead residents will have an opportunity to comment on proposed code changes at a hearing next Monday night.

Price of parking tickets to increase

Effective as soon as new parking tickets can be printed, all levels of tickets will increase by $5.00, now ranging from $25.00 to $50.00 for first offenses. Village Board members voted to increase the parking fines at their meeting February 4. A review of similar municipality parking fines was conducted before the Board voted on the suggestion made by Police Chief Rick Lauricella to increase them at a January Village board meeting. The last time fines were changed was 2001.

Survey shows support for open space, locally owned business

Results of a Town of Newstead Conservation Advisory Council Open Space Preservation survey indicate support for open space preservation and small locally owned business.

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