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Town approves of 1.92 percent tax hike

Nov. 17 was an eventful day of approvals for multiple bills on the table for the Brookhaven Town Board, including a 1.92 percent tax hike next year on homeowners, or $10.52 per year.  The main …

On Thursday, Nov. 10, the Brookhaven Town Board Meeting commenced, overviewing the retirement of longtime county clerk Donna Lent as well as the proposed tax raise of 1.92 percent next …

The 2022 Statewide Ballot Proposal, proposition No. 1, passed with overwhelming numbers with 69.1 percent of the vote or over 2.9 million yes votes to the 1.2 million no votes on Tuesday, Nov. 8. As …

Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), the Republican Party and Conservative Party Nominee for Governor of New York, issued the following statement on the election results: “I would like to …

Both Lisa Fischer of Medford and Renee Joseph of Wyandanch, are the new co-presidents the Women Marines Association, NY-7. The duo took over after former president StaceyAnn Castro-Tapler moved. The …

The Suffolk County Republicans held their election night celebration at Stereo Garden in Patchogue. Primed for a night of big wins, the venue displayed bold, graphic signs of Republican candidates …

Tuesday turned out to be a long but rewarding night for Democrats as Kathy Hochul was victorious for the New York State Governor seat, in the most anticipated race of the evening, with 52.73 percent …

To address and combat the impact of climate change and damage to the environment, the “Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act of 2022” authorizes the sale of state …

Election Day will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Visit https://voterlookup.elections.ny.gov/ to find your local polling place. Or register to vote at: https://www.ny.gov/services/register-vote. NEW …

Election season is now in full swing, and the Suffolk County Democratic Committee recently held its Fall Dinner 2022 on Thursday, Oct. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. The event had an emphasis on the importance …

The Blue Point Civic Association held its October meeting on Monday, Oct. 3 at the Bayport-Blue Point Library. As a special presentation, Zach Sicardi, from the Town of Brookhaven Recycling …

Brookhaven Town supervisor Ed Romaine recently released the $328.6 million 2023 tentative budget with a 1.92, or 10.52 per year, percent tax raise, remaining below the tax cap and reducing debt by 36 …

The Town of Brookhaven held a public hearing to discuss the commission’s proposed map on Thursday, Sept. 29, to amend Chapter 27 entitled “Procedures for Ballot Propositions Proposing …

The Town of Brookhaven has taken into account suggestions made by this publication in an editorial suggesting better implementation of the redistricting maps. As per Brookhaven Town code, town …

On or about Sept. 8, Suffolk County officials determined that the county’s systems had been affected by a cyberattack. The attack has disrupted legislator emails, postponed the date of civil …

(Mariana Dominguez contributed  to this story) The Suffolk County Department of Public Works is seeking to replace the existing Smith Point Bridge with a new, high-level fixed bridge …

Town of Brookhaven residents voted to pass seven referendums on Aug. 9 for the special-use districts that fund the not-for-profit ambulance companies in the Town of Brookhaven to modify the existing …

Due to the new New York State congressional maps, many local residents are now in District 2 rather than District 1. Communities that were formerly in CD 1 and are now in CD 2 include Medford, …

An important change regarding absentee voting will be in effect for the upcoming August primary as well as the November general election. Effective Jan. 1, 2022, an eligible voter may not cast a …

As per Brookhaven Town code, the lines must be redistricted every 10 years, after council districts were formed in 2000. The requirement, according to town officials, ensures equal representation as …

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