In March, many places in central and northern New York will hold local elections. Among them is the village of Dresden on Seneca Lake, where residents will vote in a new mayor. But, there’s just one problem: no one’s running.
New York state has a variety of programs intended to save taxpayer dollars by helping governments share services or eliminate certain government entities altogether. A New York state Assembly hearing in Syracuse this week tried to find out whether these programs work.
It's officially 2012, which means the Village of Seneca Falls no longer exists. They've officially dissolved into the town, which means a new financial dynamic, and for some residents, a new financial burden.