May 17, 2017 10:35 AM

Mechanicville voters approve $25.5 million budget for 2017-18 school year

May 16, 2017 - Mechanicville City School District voters approved the 2017-18 school budget Tuesday night, with 72% percent of voters supporting the $25,480,499 spending plan.

Advertisement – Content Continues Below

“I’d like to thank the district residents for coming out to vote today. The results show that our community values education and opportunities for our students,” Superintendent Dr. Michael J. McCarthy said. “This school budget continues to build on the quality programs we have in Mechanicville and also provides funding for us to continue to offer students programs that will get them college and career ready.”

In all, 408 residents voted in favor of the budget and 159 voted against.

Voters also voted on two additional propositions as follows:

Proposition Two - A $280,000 proposal for the purchase of three school buses- 427 in favor and 139 against.

Proposition Three – The sale of .48 acres of land on Elizabeth Street to the County of Saratoga in exchange for $1,000 for the extension of the Zim Smith Trail- 473 in favor and 95 against.

Three individuals ran for two open seats on the Board of Education – incumbent Anthony Sylvester, John Pugliese, and Marlene Tierney. Pat Greenhall chose not to run again. 

The results were as follows:

John Pugliese: 385

Anthony Sylvester: 200

Marlene Tierney: 342

John Pugliese and Marlene Tierney were elected to the Board of Education and will serve three year terms starting July 1, 2017. 


Copyright 2017 - WNYT-TV, LLC A Hubbard Broadcasting Company

Surprise hero’s welcome for Waterford native

In Depth: Buyer Beware

Schumer says rule keeps trees from US troops

NY officials threaten to sue EPA over Hudson PCB dredging

NY Air National Guard crew to fight California wildfires