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Pandemic & contingency budget present unique challenges for Riverhead school district as it develops spending plan for 2021-2022

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The pandemic, uncertain state aid prospects, the property tax cap and the underlying contingency budget combine to make for a huge challenge when devising a workable budget for 2021-2022r that district taxpayers will support.

Prop 2 is a scam. Vote No.

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Prop 2 is yet another ploy to fix the county’s budget mess caused by its own fiscal mismanagement — by erasing its legal obligation to repay $154.17 million it “borrowed” from environmental protection funds, by erasing a court judgment of $29.4 million arising from an earlier lawsuit and by raiding the Sewer Assessment Stabilization Fund to the tune of at least $15 million. Voters should say no to this scam.

Dear town board: It’s your duty to adopt a budget and manage the town’s finances

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The Riverhead Town Board failed to adopt an operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Again. It has not adopted an operating budget for five of the last nine fiscal years — despite the clear mandate of state law. There are 97,690,700 reasons why you should care.

Riverhead voters approve library budgets

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Riverhead school district voters yesterday approved proposed operating budgets for Riverhead Free Library and Baiting Hollow Library. Voters approved the $3.75 million Riverhead library operating...

Riverhead library trustees to hold hearing tonight on $3.75 million budget plan

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Riverhead Free Library’s proposed $3.75 million operating budget for 2017-2018 calls for a 2.3-percent spending increase and a property tax levy increase of 1.03 percent. A public hearing will be held tonight at the library, beginning at 6 p.m.

School board recap: auditors report, local assistance plans, qualifications for new teachers discussed

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Jill Sanders of Cullen & Danowski, LLP gave a presentation at Tuesday night's board of education meeting in which she stated that the firm...
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