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Public Will Know At The Right Time
By P. Jay Amadio

Roberta Kelly, chair of the Susquehanna County Board of Commissioners, said she will make public information relative to the problems at Barnes-Kasson Hospital when it is legally permissible to do so.

Reading from a prepared statement at last week’s meeting of the county commissioners, Kelly said confidentiality clauses (in the bond issue underwritten by the county) prohibit the disclosure of specific findings without placing the county in jeopardy.

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B/R Tax Study Begins
By Ted Brewster

The Blue Ridge School Board was scheduled for a workshop on September 25. Instead, the newly empanelled Tax Study Commission organized itself and adjourned for study in preparation for a series of meetings that should culminate in recommendations to the school board in December. Several board members attended as observers.

Karen Hettinger, Barbara Stone, Terry Rafferty, Keith Brant, and Alan Hall make up the commission, mandated by the new Act 1 of 2006. Mr. Hall was elected chairman. Mr. Rafferty will be vice chair, to preside in Mr. Hall's absence. And Ms. Hettinger accepted the position of secretary; she will be responsible for minutes of the commissions meetings, which will be prepared from verbatim tape recordings by the district office. Blue Ridge Superintendent Robert McNamara, and Business Manager Loren Small were available as "resources."

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