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Tupper Lake isn't alone in its struggles.  Newcomb Superintendent Skip Hults is struggling to find cuts that balance his school's budget while garnering enough political support in his tiny community. NCPR file photo
Tupper Lake isn't alone in its struggles. Newcomb Superintendent Skip Hults is struggling to find cuts that balance his school's budget while garnering enough political support in his tiny community. NCPR file photo

General Brown, Minerva, Newcomb, Tupper Lake pass school budgets

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Four school districts across the North Country saw their budgets approved by voters yesterday in a second round of balloting.

General Brown, Minerva, Newcomb and Tupper Lake all saw their first spending plans rejected last month, in part because they exceeded the state property tax cap.

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The four districts worked to trim additional costs and this time around voters approved their efforts, though a plan to buy two new school buses in Tupper Lake was rejected.

Because Newcomb's new budget still exceeded the state's property tax cap, the district needed a sixty percent super-majority in yesterday's voting.

189 residents voted in favor of the revised budget, with just 60 people opposed.

In an interview with the Plattsburgh Press Republican, Newcomb school superintendent Skip Hults called the result "very decisive."

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