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November 2, 2011

Delaware announces tax decrease

HORTONVILLE, NY — The Delaware Township Board of Supervisors has announced a tax decrease for the 2012 budget. At the board’s October 26 meeting, the authorization to advertise the 2012 budget was given. The adoption hearing will be on Wednesday, December 14 at 7:15 p.m.

The budget has a proposed tax decrease of 1 mill. Chairman Ted Parsell said, “The supervisors have worked hard to be financially responsible over the last several years. Times are hard for every resident, and our treasurer, Ileana Hernandez, has been instrumental in achieving this goal.” Residents will see a decrease in their property taxes next year.

Rock Hill bar raided; liquor license may be denied

ROCK HILL, NY — Responding to complaints from residents of the Emerald Green and Lake Louise Marie subdivisions in Rock Hill, sheriff’s deputies and state troopers raided the Las Vegas Sports Bar and Grill located at 227 Lake Louise Marie Rd. on October 29. The establishment, formerly known as the Dodge Inn under a previous owner, was found to be serving alcohol without a valid New York State Liquor license.

The bar has been the scene of several disturbances and assaults recently, with some patrons observed to be wearing gang colors. “The Las Vegas Bar has been operating on a series of temporary permits while their permanent liquor license application is pending,” said Sheriff Mike Schiff. “The most recent temporary permit expired on October 22, 2011 and was apparently not renewed by the liquor authority as a result of a referral made by the state police,” he said.

Police agencies can report businesses licensed by the state liquor authority if they are disorderly or violate the law. Such violations could result in the suspension or revocation of a business’ license. In this case, it could result in the permanent license application being denied.

Deputies arrested the manager, Michael Carcamo, 25, and the bartender Blanca Fuentes, 53, both of Liberty, and charged them with the unlawful sale of alcohol. Ruben Hernandez, 32, of Newburgh was also arrested for disorderly conduct after he got into a dispute with a bouncer at the front door. All three were released on their own recognizance pending an October 29 court appearance before Town of Thompson Judge Martin Miller.

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