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Cyndi Murray and Carrie Miller

10/22/14 12:08pm
(Credit: Carrie Miller)

Town Board members at Tuesday night’s meeting in Town Hall. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

The Southold Town Board has set two public hearings for Nov. 5, at which residents can weigh in on the preliminary 2015 budget. That budget includes changes from Supervisor Scott Russell’s tentative budget, which was released Oct. 1.

The town’s spending plan is now $43.1 million, which calls for a 1.87 percent tax levy increase for local taxpayers. That’s an increase of about .42 percent from the tentative budget, which initially called for $42.8 million in total spending, Mr. Russell said Tuesday. (more…)

07/02/14 2:00pm

The salary for the newly created position of Southold Town Justice Court director is getting bumped up before the job is ever filled.

After receiving little interest from qualified civil service candidates at a lower pay scale, town officials said, the Town Board unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday increasing the starting salary for the position from $63,000 to $80,000.  (more…)

01/30/14 3:30pm
CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | Greenport Mayor David Nyce discussing the electric penalty fee and other billing problems at Monday night’s Village Board meeting.

CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | Greenport Mayor David Nyce discussing the electric penalty fee and other billing problems at Monday night’s Village Board meeting.

The village administrator said he had no answer.

The treasurer said she was missing “key information about the electric rates.”

And Greenport Mayor David Nyce told a reporter only that the big spike in many residents’ power bills before the Christmas holiday had to do with “an additional Independent Service Operator charge” that the village was “passing on.” (more…)