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Saratoga County asked to not let man pay tax bill

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Back-tax auctions don’t usually amount to much. Mostly it’s landlocked pieces or strips of drainage ditch abandoned by developers. But last week Saratoga County, nearly auctioned 141 acres of prime real estate in Halfmoon, one of the region’s fastest-growing towns. A former farm was to be sold because of $40,760 in uncollected back taxes, penalties and fees. Such properties make developers salivate. This one did. An attorney for Bruce Tanski — one of Halfmoon’s most ...

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September 21, 2013
4:27 p.m.

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Good to see that the rich and powerful don't always win.

September 21, 2013
7:49 p.m.

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"...a major Republican campaign donor.."
How easily we read and write those words which so easily translate to attempted bribery. When will the media call it what it is; what all the rest of us can see it is? Democrat or Republican. An earlier story on the united effort of NY politicians to resist the Governor's Commission to Investigate Public Corruption requirement to reveal their outside income shows the scale of corruption the media has allowed to happen.
As the grandson of a dairy farmer, I say 'well done' Saratoga County and Edmund Rucinski, I second williamstatler's comment.

September 22, 2013
2:43 p.m.

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Tanski is such a bad apple that taking his money in a campaign is seen as siding with the sleaze-factor. So in this context, it is a valid part of the story. Unfortunately, campaigns cost so much money that anyone running who is not a millionaire must accept funding from the dark side. It was one of the most often-cited negatives about the Surlo campaign.