06/29/17 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Business official Tim Laube will be leaving the Shelter Island School District on July 14.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Business official Tim Laube will be leaving the Shelter Island School District on July 14.

The Shelter Island School District is faced with replacing not just Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik but also its business manager, Tim Laube. Mr. Laube came to the district two years ago after working as clerk to the Suffolk County Legislature. (more…)

04/27/17 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO School district Business Official Tim Laube outlined final budget changes April 19 prior to Board of Education members unanimously approving the spending plan they will submit to voters next month.

JULIE LANE PHOTO School district Business Official Tim Laube outlined final budget changes April 19 prior to Board of Education members unanimously approving the spending plan they will submit to voters next month.

After months of planning, the Board of Education on April 19 unanimously adopted a proposed $11.3 million budget, up from the $10.96 spending plan for the current school year that ends June 30.

The new proposal will not pierce the state-mandated tax levy cap. (more…)

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04/19/17 10:15am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

For the second time since it closed a public hearing on the proposed short-term rental (STR) law, the Town Board allowed audience members to comment at Tuesday’s work session. (more…)

04/14/17 2:00pm
BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

For New Yorkers, this may be the best of times judging by the just adopted state budget.
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s draft proposal left a lot of critics speculating on his motivations at a time when he clearly wants to make folks happy as he appears to be eyeing a 2020 White House run. Perhaps he wanted to appear to be fiscally conservative. (more…)