Town’s trimmed budget shows drop in department expenses, higher tax revenue

by Geoff Fox & Kate Shunney Hancock’s 2020 fiscal year budget predicts a jump in property tax collection and a sizeable decline in department expenses. Town Manager Joe Gilbert released details about the budget’s specifics last week. The town has a total expense budget of $2,023,045. Of that, $1,444,950 is tied to the general fund . . .