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Under tax cap, but increased revenue needed for school budgets

BAYPORT-BLUE POINT Over the last three years, the Bayport-Blue Point school budget has come under the tax levy cap, but this year, the budget will come right up to the cap, which is set at 3.91 …

At the Town of Islip Board Meeting on Tuesday, May 14, the town voted unanimously to award Kargili Enterprises Ltd., aka Tasty Frosty, based in Bay Shore, to build an operate the three-season …

On Monday, May 6, the Sayville PTA held a Meet the Candidates Night for the upcoming May 21 school board election at the middle school cafeteria. In attendance was Katherine Van Dorn, who is …

BAYPORT-BLUE POINT Over the last three years, the Bayport-Blue Point school budget has come under the tax levy cap, but this year, the budget will come right up to the cap, which is set at 3.91 …

On Tuesday, May 2, Sayville superintendent Dr. Marc Ferris voluntarily withdrew an agenda item during the board of education meeting that would have had board members vote on an amendment of his …

Compiled by Sam Desmond BAYPORT-BLUE POINT Two seats are open on the Bayport-Blue Point school board. Each candidate is running unopposed. Mallory Dougherty (unopposed) Mallory …

The Bohemia, Greater Ronkonkoma, and Oakdale civic associations held a joint Meet the Candidates night for the four individuals running for two seats on the Connetquot Board of Education at the …

The Sayville Board of Education voted to adopt the amended proposed budget on April 23 that lowered the proposed increase to 3.7 percent. While contingencies were made to allow for the nearly …

The Connetquot School District adopted the fourth draft of their 2024-2025 budget to be voted on by the community in May. With the tax cap at 3.29 percent (below the eligible tax cap of 3.35 …

The Bayport and Blue Point civic associations hosted BBP superintendent Dr. Timothy Hearney for a presentation on the 2024-2025 school budget as well as introductions for unopposed board of education …

On Monday, April 22, New York State Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that for the FY 2025 budget, she would be increasing school aid by $1.3 billion to nearly $36 billion, including $24.9 billion in …

The Sayville School District presented an updated budget on April 16 and a finalized budget on April 23. While contingencies were made to allow for the nearly $3.5 million deficit in foundation …

The Connetquot School District adopted the fourth draft of their 2024-2025 budget to be voted on by the community in May. With the tax cap at 3.29 percent (below the eligible tax cap of 3.35 …

After the final item on the agenda for the April 16 Islip Town Board meeting was read and voted upon, a new item was introduced by councilman Michael McElwee: a motion for the Town to enter into a …

The Suffolk County Legislature unanimously voted to authorize the county attorney to start negotiations to purchase the former John J. Foley nursing home located at 4 Grover Drive, in Yaphank, for …

Plans by waste disposal company Winters Bros. to run a rail line through some of the last undeveloped land in Yaphank to serve what opponents say would be the largest waste transfer station in state …

On Wednesday, April 3, the Bayport-Blue Point community voted to pass the 2024-2025 library budget with 263 yes votes and 113 no votes. Trustee Jason Borowski was elected to a full five-year …

During GiGi’s Playhouse’s third annual Black-tie Gala, held on March 16, congressman Andrew Garbarino (R) announced that he had secured a $1 million federal grant for the organization. …

Suffolk County Regional Off-Track Betting Corporation filed a lawsuit against the Town of Islip in the Supreme Court of the State of New York in Suffolk County in January of this year for full tax …

Mercury International, owners of the Idle Hour Mansion in Oakdale, missed their March 30 deadline to establish community outreach in regard to security and preservation of the property. On April …

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