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Mechanicville's mess took years to create

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The good news is that the Mechanicville City Council decided against buying a $500,000 fire truck, sparing taxpayers a 19.5 percent tax hike. The bad news is council members approved everything else in the budget, there was no rainy day fund cushion to help pay for it, and taxes in the city this year will be going up 17.7 percent as a result. That seems astonishing, but only for those who haven’t been paying attention ...

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