A first look at the East Hampton School District’s proposed budget for 2012-13 on Tuesday evening brought Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2-percent tax levy cap up close and personal — to the tune of a possible $2.85 million gap.
Sitting at his desk on Tuesday in the East Hampton Town Police Department annex in Montauk, Lt. Christopher M. Hatch, the new precinct commander, made a statement that many Montauk residents will be happy to hear.
Town officials confirmed that they are considering candidates to step into Larry Penny’s shoes as East Hampton Town’s natural resources director, while also denying that Mr. Penny has submitted an official request for retirement.
The way in which the East Hampton Town Board makes decisions, and how much takes place in the public eye, is shaping up to be a bone of contention between the Republican majority and the two newly elected Democrats.