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Library board candidate forum in Nesconset

The three candidates running for two seats on the Smithtown Special Library District board are scheduled to appear tomorrow night during a forum in Nesconset.

The meet-the-candidates forum will be held at 7 p.m. at the library’s Nesconset branch (148 Smithtown Blvd.).

Voters will go to the polls Tuesday to choose two trustees and vote on the proposed 2012 library budget.

Incumbent trustee Anthony J. Monteleone of Nesconset is running for re-election.

Also running are community activist Rosalind F. Palazzolo, of St. James, and Friends of the Library president Otis M. Thornhill, of Commack. Biographies of the candidates are on the library district’s website, www.smithlib.org.

Questions for the candidates may be submitted on the district’s website before tomorrow night’s forum.

The district is proposing a $12.65 million budget, a 1.2 percent increase over this year’s budget. If approved, taxes would go up 1.75 percent.

Voting will be held from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Commack and Nesconset branches.

 

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