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Cohoes faces fiscal crisis amid pandemic

WNYT Staff
Updated: July 28, 2020 07:39 PM
Created: July 28, 2020 10:14 AM

COHOES - Cities and towns are facing tough decisions about their budgets because of the pandemic.

Cohoes Mayor Bill Keeler is anticipating a drop in revenues of about $1 million this year.

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He's trying to save $100,000 in overtime from the fire department.

The Firefighters Union is trying to avoid layoffs.

The city has seven to eight firefighters on duty at a time, but they also have to cover for vacations and sick days.

Hear what the mayor is saying about a possible solution by watching the video of the story.


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