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Voters reject bid to dissolve village of Middleburgh

Jane Goddard, 87, votes Tuesday at Middleburgh Town Hall on a proposal to dissolve the village of Middleburgh.
Jane Goddard, 87, votes Tuesday at Middleburgh Town Hall on a proposal to dissolve the village of Middleburgh.
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Voters came out in force Tuesday and overwhelmingly rejected an effort to dissolve the village of Middleburgh, 344 to 71. Matthew Avitabile, who would have been the village’s last mayor had the proposal been approved, said more people came out to vote Tuesday than in the last mayoral election. “This is a big vote of confidence in the direction the village is going,” Avitabile said. “Middleburgh has a wonderful past, and I think that Middleburgh ...


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ronzo
February 20, 2013
7:10 a.m.

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How serious can you take people who complain about high taxes when they vote to keep them high? The joke is on them because it's probably a safe guess that the majority of the 344 who voted yes to keep the village government belong to the political party that preaches against big government and taxes. Except where they live it's OK. Because that's how they truly like their government. Big and expensive. And they can prove it with their vote.

poupore
February 20, 2013
9:07 a.m.

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People constantly vote against their own best interests. The village I live in had the opportunity to merge its police force with the town we're in and it would have saved every homeowner in the village over $300 a year without job loses or reduction in services. Guess how that turned out? Overwhelmingly voted down. I just don't understand the shortsightedness and parochialism of my fellow citizens. But we live in a democracy so the majority rules. It's just disappointing to see the same group of people then complain about their taxes when they had a chance to reduce them.

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