finances http://wamc.org en Fort Ticonderoga Reports Growth in Visits and Revenue http://wamc.org/post/fort-ticonderoga-reports-growth-visits-and-revenue <p>Fort Ticonderoga, one of the nation's oldest historic sites, is reporting increases in attendance, revenues and donations during its 2012 season.<br><br>It was only a few years ago that Fort Ticonderoga’s financial situation was so tenuous that there was talk it would have to shut down for a season or auction part of its collection of artifacts and artwork to raise money. Officials at the Fort executed a comprehensive plan to fortify its financial stability, completing Phase One in March.&nbsp; Fort Ticonderoga President and CEO Beth Hill says their efforts led to a remarkable season. Wed, 28 Nov 2012 23:20:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 52910 at http://wamc.org State Help Sought For City's Finances http://wamc.org/post/state-help-sought-citys-finances <p>The city of Springfield Massachusetts is facing serious financial problems, again. The city&#39;s mayor and members of his finance team met in Boston Monday with the Speaker of the Massachusetts House and the State Senate President to appeal for help.&nbsp; WAMC&#39;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 May 2012 16:31:07 +0000 Paul Tuthill 38526 at http://wamc.org State Help Sought For City's Finances Fee Hikes Proposed To Close Budget Gap http://wamc.org/post/fee-hikes-proposed-close-budget-gap <p><font size="2">&nbsp; Faced with a major decrease in property tax collections and no<br /> expected increase in state aid, budget writers in Springfield<br /> Massachusetts are proposing scores of fee hikes. But the city&#39;s top<br /> finance officer says it still won&#39;t be&nbsp; enough to avoid budget cuts.<br /> WAMC&#39;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports..<br /><br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fees for everything from a dog license to a building permit to<br /> weekly trash collections would increase in Springfield under a plan Tue, 10 Apr 2012 16:30:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 36496 at http://wamc.org Fee Hikes Proposed To Close Budget Gap