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Town looking at budget reductions

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Will it be zero per cent, two per cent, four per cent, five per cent or ten per cent?

Town to establish new committees, including audit & finance advisory committee

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The town of Amherstburg will establish two new committees including an audit and finance advisory committee.

School board votes to continue with accommodation reviews

General Amherst High School is operating at 59 per cent capacity, according to statistics released by the Greater Essex County District School Board.

In a narrow vote of 5-4, the Greater Essex County District School Board has decided to move forward with accommodation reviews of five Essex County schools including General Amherst and Western.

Webcasting council meetings a possibility, matter referred to budget

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Administration has not examined the costs to provide the service internally, said CAO John Miceli, but would do so if council decided to further explore the idea.

Sports

Bulldogs open WECSSAA Tier 2 basketball season with 2-1 record

Macaul Reiner goes up for a dunk during last Thursday evening’s General Amherst win over Walkerville. The Bulldogs scored a 60-29 win over the Tartans to improve to 2-1 on the season.

After dropping their opening game at Assumption Dec. 4, the Bulldogs returned to their home floor last week and picked up two wins.

Bulldogs start hockey season 1-3-1, coach still optimistic for season

Ryan Wismer (2) battles for position in front of the Essex net with Red Raiders’ Cooper Chauvin. It was the Bulldogs’ final game before the Christmas break.

Despite a slow start to the 2014-15 WECSSAA boys hockey season, the coach of the General Amherst Bulldogs has seen some signs for optimism.

Villanova girls hockey team led by Amherstburg players

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The Villanova girls hockey team returned home to the Libro Center last week and faced St. Anne’s in a battle of the league’s top two teams.

Admirals split weekend road games

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The Amherstburg Admirals were on the road this past week and split a pair of games.