Monthly Archives: March 2011

College Notes

Red Hook: Michael J. Scott was inducted into the Mathematics Honorary Society known as Pi Mu Epsilon at St. Lawrence University in Canton, St. Lawrence County. Joseph Laws received Faculty Honors for the fall 2010 semester at Trinity College in …

Leg Traudt votes for Higher Sales Taxes

Cashiers ringing up sales

By a vote of 17-7 the Dutchess County Legislature voted to request a sales tax increase for two more years starting December 1, 2011. If approved, the sales tax would remain at 8% rather than dropping to 7.25%. A county may only charge up to a three percent sales tax without asking state permission to increase it. The vote was along party lines with Republicans voting to support the higher tax rate.