“Residents should reward LaColla with another four years,” says Poughkeepsie Journal
The Poughkeepsie Journal said it best earlier, and it’s worth repeating it.
LaColla has a strong reputation as someone willing to collaborate and look for the best ways forward. He was handed a pile of problems when he came into office in 2012, but he has dealt with them methodically and responsibly and deserves another term in office. Read More >
LaColla has led Fishkill with a steady hand
FRIDAY, October 16, 2015 • poughkeepsiejournal.com/opinion
When Bob LaColla tookover as Fishkill supervisor in 2012, the town was in financial turmoil. Fishkill faced a multi-million budget deficit, experts had deemed the town’s financial outlook as “negative,” and state auditors had cited “poor budgeting practices.” Read More >
Fjord Trail, Hudson Valley
July 25, 2015
Work is getting underway on a new walkway along the Hudson River that will improve access to the hiking trails in Hudson Highland State Park, provide a new accessible trail along the river, and in time, connect Cold Spring in the Town of Philipstown with Fishkill and Beacon.
With an improved Moody’s credit rating and the recent need to revisit the state’s rules on tax exemption for religious properties, Town of Fishkill Supervisor Bob LaColla has a lot to share on this edition of MTL.
The Town of Fishkill reports some good news about its fiscal standing.
Moody’s Investors Service upgraded its credit rating on the general obligation debt of the town government, a $6.95 million portfolio, said town Supervisor Bob LaColla.
The rating rose by two notches to Baa1 from Baa3. The agency said this was due to “strong improvement to its financial position over the last year, including the elimination of a negative operating fund balance and improvement in liquidity.” The report specifically noted the town’s elimination of short-term borrowing to cover cash flow problems, LaColla said. Read More…
The plans for a new 9-mile public trail linking the Village of Cold Spring in Putnam County and the City of Beacon in Dutchess County along Route 9D via Breakneck Ridge are gaining momentum. The beginning stages of the proposed Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail is expected to break ground this spring.
The proposed multi-use trail will begin at the Metro-North Cold Spring station, wind through Little Stony Point and follow the Hudson River’s edge to the Breakneck Ridge trailhead and Metro-North Whistle Stop station. Read More…
Fishkill’s outlook ‘positive’ despite struggles, Moody’s says
FISHKILL – Fishkill’s financial future is looking a bit brighter, though there’s still work to be done, said bond credit rating agency Moody’s Investors Services.
While Moody’s kept the town’s bond rating at Baa3, the agency’s lowest investment grade rating, it revised Fishkill’s outlook to positive, the ratings firm said in a news release. Read More…