The Green Party of Suffolk calls for the prosecution of Suffolk County Leg. John H. Kennedy (R-Hauppauge) under New York State anti-bullying laws, for his ostracization of homeless school children in his district. Leg. Kennedy’s actions remind the Green Party of the atmosphere of hate that was created against Latinos in Suffolk County, by forner […]
The Brookhaven Green Party will host a viewing of "We Represent the 99 Percent" on Wednesday, January 2nd, from 7-9PM. It wil be held at the Patchogue-Medford Library, located at 54 E Main St # 60 Patchogue, NY, 11772 (631-654-4700). The viewing features an interview with 2012's Green Presidential Candidate Jill Stein and VP Candidate Cheri Honkala, which aired on Democracy Now earlier this year.
Working from the Western Suffolk LIPA operations center where he has been based for the past two days, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone tonight announced that as he promised in a press conference yesterday, power has been restored to more than 99 percent of Suffolk County residents.
The second draft of the 2012-2013 school budget features approximately 111 million dollars in spending and an anticipated 2.89 percent tax rate when accounting for a potential $300,000 of lost valuation and was formally unveiled at a budget workshop session monday evening.
Monday night, the Huntington School Board held a business meeting to discuss a variety of business matters, some of which would affect the upcoming 2012-2013 budget.
Superintendent Polansky continued his series of budget presentations this evening, discussing the district's contributions to pensions and insurances, their debt servicing, and how to plan for potential tax grievances that could affect the tax rate.
The district anticipates increases in the contributions to both the employees retirement system (up from 16.35% to 18.90%), and the teachers retirement system (up to 11.84% for 11.11%). Additionally the district sees an approximately 2% increase in health and dental insurance.
The district continues to carry a fairly low amount of debt, with the bulk of the debt servicing related to the presence of Tax Anticipatory Notes. The notes are necessary due to the way taxes are collected in New York State.
Mike Tyminski | LIPolitics.com A special meeting was held this afternoon at Town Hall to vote on a resolution that would potentially pave the way for a project in West Hills. The town board voted 5-0 to allow for the rezoning of the parcel of property on the west side of East Gate Drive in […]
Mike Tyminski | LIPolitics.com With the new property tax cap law in effect and a school building seemingly in perpetual limbo, the Huntington School District still has many questions to answer as their 2012-2013 budget starts to take shape. During a presentation at Monday night’s school board meeting, the initial working budget for the 2012-2013 […]
Mike Tyminski | LIPolitics.com Wednesday evening, citizens concerned about community and county issues were welcomed to Centerport’s United Methodist Church to comment on these topics at the first stop on Legislator William Spencer’s (18th LD) listening tour of Huntington. A number of varying concerns, predominantly relating to the Greater Centerport area, were discussed at the […]
Mike Tyminski | LIPolitics.com Last Night at the Jack Abrams Center, the Huntington School Board held a business meeting to discuss a number of key issues that could help to alleviate a potential budget crunch for the 2013-2014 school year. Both revenues and expenditure related topics were among those discussed, including both an increase in school usage […]
Suffolk County law enforcement officials – including District Attorney Thomas J. Spota – joined with New York’s Deputy Secretary for Public Safety Elizabeth Glazer to show support for Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s proposal to expand the state’s DNA Databank, which will help solve more crimes, bring justice to victims and exonerate innocent New Yorkers. The […]
Mike Tyminski | LIPolitics.com Monday Night at the Jack Abrams Center in Huntington Station, the Huntington School Board held their public business meeting. During the meeting the following topics were discussed: Dr. Kenneth Card gave a presentation on the student progress and achievement from grades K-12 in the district for the 2010-2011 school year. Overall, […]
Mike Tyminski | LIPolitics.com Sunday afternoon, citizens and dignitaries came to the auditorium at Harborfields High School to witness the inauguration of Huntington officials elected in last November’s election, including Huntington Town Councilwoman Susan Berland, Town Clerk Jo-Ann Raia, Receiver of Taxes Ester Bivona, and newly elected councilman Gene Cook. Councilwoman Berland, whom was sworn […]
Michael Tyminski | LIPolitics.com At the Van Nostrand Theatre on the Brentwood Campus of Suffolk Community College, a packed house watched as Steve Bellone was inaugurated as the new County Executive of Suffolk. In his inaugural address, County Executive Bellone promised to follow through on many of the key aspects of his campaign platform, most […]
Foreclosure tracking agencies reported some seemingly good news for Long Island’s festering housing market. In November, bank take-backs in Suffolk County were down 30.5 percent from October and down 82.5 percent from a year earlier. But experts point out those dips only happened because documentation problems between lenders and servicers delayed filings. What’s worse, most […]
Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy issued a number of vetoes of bills passed in the latest legislative sessions that would increase taxes on gasoline and fees on various items ranging from access to County parks to applications in the County Planning Commission. Said Levy, “These are extraordinarily challenging times for our taxpayers. So many of […]