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09/30/16 5:32pm
09/30/2016 5:32 PM

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Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell is calling for a 7.63 percent tax levy increase in his tentative 2017 budget, which was released Friday. The estimated tax increase marks the first time the supervisor has proposed piercing the state’s tax levy cap since the law went into effect in 2012. READ

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03/15/16 2:03pm

Greenport voters will likely be asked to pierce the state property tax cap this year as school administrators plan for what is expected to be among the largest tax levy percentage increases of any Long Island district, according to data recently filed with New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office.

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07/06/15 6:00am
07/06/2015 6:00 AM

With news late last month that the New York State Legislature extended the 2-percent property tax cap another four years, we took a look back at the property tax warrants — the amount of property taxes collected by the town each year, including school, town, county and other taxes — in the two North Fork towns to see if taxes had increased at a lesser rate since the law was enacted.

We found that not only had the tax warrant increased at a slower pace in Southold and Riverhead towns since 2012, it did so at a significant rate. (more…)