East Hampton Village has proposed a budget and tax levy that would pierce the state’s mandated cap for the fourth time in the last five years — although, as per usual, only by a small amount. The village has proposed a 2020-21 fiscal year budget of $23,411,999, an increase in total spending of $454,197, or just under 2 percent, compared to the 2019-20 budget. The tax rate to village residents would increase by 2.15 percent, from $30.41 per $1,000 of assessed value to $31.07. But with revenues from building permits and other fees expected to take a hit because of ... by Michael Wright
The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons, Shelter Island & North Fork will hold a pair of Democratic primary debates via Zoom and SEA-TV in Southampton next month. On Monday, June 1, at 7 p.m., the four Democrats who are challenging incumbent Republican Lee Zeldin for his 1st District congressional seat, will connect via Zoom for a debate that will be posted the next day on the SEA-TV YouTube channel. Perry Gershon, who lost to Mr. Zeldin in a close race in 2018, will be joined by Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming, Nancy Goroff, the chairwoman of the chemistry ... 18 May 2020 by Staff Writer
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