NISKAYUNA: Dems sweep town seats

In March, the town board narrowly approved a special use permit for the project only to have that decision struck down by state Supreme Court Judge Joseph Sise. Both the developers and the town have appealed that decision.

Town officials are also seeking ways to trim the town supervisor's proposed 2008 annual budget. Smith's initial proposal carried an 11.4 percent tax increase, but that was subsequently reduced to a 9.9 percent hike after he eliminated funding for a vacant position on the police department. Landry, the incoming supervisor, has since proposed additional reductions including a town-wide hiring freeze, a pay freeze for all non-union employees and a halt on new equipment purchases.""

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