Matthews budget decreases by 2.6 percent

The Matthews Board of Commissioners received the proposed Fiscal Year 2009-2010 budget from Town Manager Hazen Blodgett during its regularly scheduled meeting. This budget focuses on maintaining current services for citizens during this economic recession.

The proposed budget for the town would be $17,958,317. This is $468,310 less or a 2.6 percent decrease from the 2008-09 budget. There are no proposed tax or fee increases in the budget. The current tax rate will remain at .3325 cents per $100 valuation. “This is a difficult time for everyone,” Blodgett said. Continue reading

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Queens Grant Community Charter School hosts art show

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Queens Grant held its first ever art show for grades K-11 last Friday night. In the picture above, Queens Grant High School art teacher Sabryah Alghrary stands surrounded by students (l-r) Augusta Newton, Matt Evangelisto, Zack Joyner and Anna Sawyer at the art show.  Behind them are pieces created by Queens Grant High School students. In the photo below, art teachers Sabryah Alghrary, Toni Thomas and Dana Peele pose together. Photos courtesy of Leslie Southerland.

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Northeast Middle ready for end of year bash!

Northeast Middle students, parents and staff are getting ready for the End-of-Grade (EOG) tests with their third annual Backyard Bash. Families will visit math and reading stations, where they can learn about EOG test-taking strategies, as well as practice test questions. Refreshments will be served. Last year more than 150 families were in attendance. The event will be held on Thursday, May 14 from 6 to 8 p.m.

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