Tired Of Being The Whipping Boy


September 6, 2023

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In last week's story regarding the potential sales tax increase in Freeport, I tried to make the point that instead of constantly looking to raise taxes, maybe the City Council should look at ways in which they might be able to cut – and threw out the Freeport Fire Department as an example.

The last time I had ever confirmed numbers regarding the Freeport Fire Department, there were 55 full time employees, and my first mistake was in assuming that number was still accurate ... it's not. Currently there are only 46 full time staff divided among the three stations in Freeport: Park Bouleva...

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