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04/28/17 5:55am

The Oysterponds School District is proposing a spending increase of $24,373 — or .43 percent — in its 2017-18 school budget.

The district plans to raise the tax levy by .48 percent to stay under the tax cap. That translates to an increase of 18 cents per $100 of assessed value. An average home assessed at $6,000 would have an estimated increase of $10.82, according to a district budget brochure.

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04/19/17 12:34pm

Next month, residents in the New Suffolk school district will be asked to approve a $1.1 million budget that attempts to pierce the tax levy cap with a 6 percent increase.

That amount equals a $25,000 spending increase and is nearly double the district’s allowable tax levy limit of 3.4 percent, school board president Tony Dill said, noting that six additional students have moved into the district.

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04/05/17 6:00am
04/05/2017 6:00 AM

The majority of school board members who are up for re-election this year have confirmed they’ll run again, The Suffolk Times has learned.

In Greenport, only Kirsten Droskoski’s seat is up for grabs this year. Ms. Droskoski was first elected to the Board of Education in 2014 and currently serves as its vice president. She said she’s decided to pursue another three-year term.

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03/30/17 12:13pm
03/30/2017 12:13 PM

Even though spending rises slightly in Mayor George Hubbard Jr.’s tentative 2017-18 budget, the tax rate in Greenport Village will decrease.

The proposed $10.16 million budget increases spending by $57,452, or half a percent, and the amount to be collected in taxes will not change.

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03/27/17 12:13pm

The Greenport school board has voted to place a proposition on this year’s ballot to establish a $750,000 capital reserve fund, according to a press release issued Monday. The resolution was unanimously approved at last Tuesday’s board meeting.

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03/21/17 6:00am

Mattituck-Cutchogue school district officials have announced they’re preparing a $40.48 million budget that calls for a minimal increase in next year’s tax levy due to cost-saving measures and declining enrollment.

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