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What to watch: Town budgets due today

A new performance arts center is scheduled to

A new performance arts center is scheduled to open in Westbury in the next several months. Photo Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin


Budgets due. Town supervisors across Long Island are required to present their budget proposals for 2012 by the end of business Friday.

For the first time, they are operating under the state’s new 2 percent tax cap. Many supervisors have pledged to not increase taxes.

Find the budget details by checking for staff updates at


9/11 memorial. The village of Floral Park will hold a dedication ceremony for its 9/11 memorial at 11 a.m. Saturday on the Village Hall Lawn (1 Floral Blvd.). Follow Candice Ferrette’s updates at


Pumpkin power. Pumpkin growers will gather at Hicks Nurseries in Westbury on Sunday for the annual pumpkin weigh-in to find Long Island’s largest orange orb.

The weigh-in, which in the past has logged gourds of 800 to more than 1,000 pounds, starts at 11 a.m. Look for Nicholas Spangler’s updates at


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