Vecchio's Smithtown budget plan raises taxes
Smithtown will raise taxes and dip into savings to avoid cutting services and trimming payroll next year, town Supervisor Patrick Vecchio said.
On Friday, he announced a $103 million proposed budget for 2013 that would hike spending by 2.4 percent and increase the property tax levy almost 3.5 percent.
Taxes would go up $50.29 on the average home assessed at $5,500. Vecchio said he could...