Highland Falls rejects move to dissolve village government
Voters in the village of Highland Falls have rejected a referendum that would have dissolved their government and merge into the town.
Officials say the vote was 779 to 450 against the proposal.
The move would have disbanded the police department, Village Hall and other municipal services, which would then be provided by the Town of Highlands.
Opponents said things have worked just fine in the 115-year-old village.
Supporters said dissolving the village would have saved taxpayers money.
Highland Falls was founded in 1906 and has roughly 4,000 residents.