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Major findings in grand jury report After the town's costs escalated in 2005 for employee salaries, pensions and benefits, auditors recommended tax increases of 25 percent for town residents who don't live in villages, or 33 percent for village residents. The town instead adopted a budget with 9 percent tax hikes for non-village residents and 11.3 percent for village residents. Three unidentified town employees testified "that taxes were not raised to meet expected costs in order to preserve ele

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