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Historian eliminated from Schenectady County budget

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Longtime historian Don Rittner awoke Wednesday to find his job had been zeroed out of Schenectady County’s budget. Legislators adopted a 2013 spending plan that removes the part-time position’s $24,761 salary along with a modest stipend afforded for the historian’s supplies. The budget instead includes a “professional services” line item with $15,000. County spokesman Joe McQueen said the position was removed as part of the effort to reduce the tax levy increase. He said county ...

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