11/10/18 8:00am

COURTESY ILLUSTRATION Budget negotiations have wrapped at Town Hall.

It has been an interesting budget season, watching a newly constituted Town Board tackle the agonizing process of giving with one hand and having to take with the other, balancing the needs of the town with taxpayers’ ability to foot the bill.

No one likes paying taxes. And politicians who have to impose spending plans know that their public careers are at risk if the public thinks anything but the most necessary expenditures are in proposed budgets. (more…)

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11/02/18 8:00am

Reel Point

Just days after the United States Army Corps of Engineers representatives visited Reel Point to observe previous damage, last weekend’s nor’easter flattened and ruined natural barriers that had been put in place prior to the storm. (more…)

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10/25/18 2:00pm

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Deputy Supervisor Amber Brach-Williams, left, and Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar at Tuesday’s budget meeting.

The Town Board adopted a preliminary $12.9 million budget Tuesday that would raise spending by 5.3 percent for 2019. But before final adoption takes place, there will be a public hearing on the proposal on Wednesday, November 7, at 1 p.m. (more…)

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08/31/18 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams tells her colleagues she will ask Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board members about providing money for a salt water intrusion study.

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Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams tells her colleagues she will ask Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board members about providing money for a salt water intrusion study.

The Town Board is exploring ways to provide water to those who don’t have reliable wells and those who need nitrogen-reducing septic systems to protect the water they have.

At the board’s Tuesday work session, members said they’re aware of residents who have drilled wells on town property to have potable water. (more…)