Freeport drops tax hike down to 5%
Freeport Village has scaled back its tax increase for the coming year from 9 percent to less than 5 percent.
The four trustees and Mayor Andrew Hardwick made the decision during a contentious five-hour-plus budget hearing that ended at 1 a.m. Tuesday. The 4.84 percent tax increase is part of the village's $69.2 million budget for 2013-14.
Hardwick had proposed a $70.4 million budget...