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Association: Dropping historian could be illegal

State law, loss of grants at issue, according to association

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Schenectady County’s plan to contract out the historian’s duties could be illegal and may place it at risk of losing state funding for certain initiatives, the Association of Public Historians of New York State warned last week. Association President Gerald Smith said a section of state law requires a county legislature or board of supervisors to designate a historian. Without an appointed historian, he said the county could be reported to the state Attorney General’s ...

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November 12, 2012
5:27 a.m.

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Another state mandate we could live without.