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Bellport budget would hike taxes 14 percent

South Country Road looking east in Bellport Village

(Credit: Carl Corry)

The Bellport Village Board is expected to vote Monday night on a $4.5 million budget that would raise taxes an average of 14 percent.

Mayor Ray Fell said repairs and improvements to village buildings and roads contributed to a 4.6 percent increase in the proposed 2014-15 budget. The spending hike would push the average tax bill to $1,368 next year, from $1,200 this year, Fell said.


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Riverhead downtown sidewalk improvements, teacher honored

Starting April 7, 2014, four miles of sidewalks

(Credit: Brittany Wait)


$2.1M to improve downtown sidewalks

Starting today, four miles of sidewalks in downtown Riverhead are to be installed or in some places reconstructed, as well as enhanced with ramps and other requirements to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the state Department of Transportation said Friday.

The $2.1 million project is focused on upgrading Main Street’s...

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Islip gives two businesses tax breaks for hiring

Islip Town Hall West in 2011. The Town

(Credit: Erin Geismar)

The Town of Islip’s Industrial Development Agency is giving tax incentives to two businesses that would create 20 new jobs and keep dozens more in the area.

The town is offering Carson Optical and M&M Canvas & Awning each a 10-year property tax abatement and sales and mortgage recording tax exemptions totaling $714,000, according to officials, as incentive to keep and bring business...

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Massapequa Park vote on breaking tax cap a 'safety net'

Massapequa Park is an incorporated village in the

(Credit: Brittany Wait)

The village of Massapequa Park trustees on Monday night approved breaking the tax cap for the fiscal 2015 budget if needed.

The village does not expect to break the cap, but wants to have the authority to do so as it begins to work on its budget, village administrator Peggy Caltabiano said.

“We don’t anticipate going over it,” Caltabiano said of the state cap. The authorization is “there...

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Bellport Village to adopt tax cap resolution

South Country Road looking east in Bellport Village

(Credit: Carl Corry)

The Bellport Village board plans to adopt a resolution tonight allowing the panel to pierce the state tax cap, Mayor Raymond Fell said.

Village officials expect to adopt a 2014-15 budget in April that will raise taxes more than 2 percent, Fell said in an interview. He said he could not estimate how much taxes would go up next year.

“Where it will come in, I don’t know, but it will not...

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