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State profiles Gloversville’s hard times

Comptroller’s visit offers no extra aid despite disparity

State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, left, and Gloversville Mayor Dayton King speak at a news conference at City Hall in Gloversville in this 2013 file photo.
State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, left, and Gloversville Mayor Dayton King speak at a news conference at City Hall in Gloversville in this 2013 file photo.
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Like many upstate cities, Gloversville is facing hard times. Below-average home values, high unemployment and increasing employee benefits are among factors putting financial pressure on the city of about 15,500. Those and other details in a fiscal profile hand-delivered Wednesday by state Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli spell out difficult times ahead for a city that’s creeping closer to its taxing limit. But the exodus of industry that began decades ago, added to growing poverty among ...


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