In Bridgehampton, one of the two districts on the South Fork seeking to pierce the tax cap, voters said no to a $12.3 million spending plan that carried an 8.8-percent increase in the tax levy for the 2014-15 school year.
Thirty minutes after the polls had closed, Rich Burns, the superintendent, walked back into the district office with a triumphant thumbs up — 73 percent of voters had approved the $65 million spending proposal, voting 492 to 184.
From the low end to the high, the rental season is off to a slow start, or so brokers say. Some blame it on the weather, others on the strong sales market.
“They’re enjoying their vacation time, or the solitude of sitting in a quaint area of our village. It looks good for the village itself.”
A short circuit in underground electrical wires caused a brush fire and then a fire in a below-grade generator at a Sagaponack house on Monday afternoon.
The unofficial start of summer kicks off this weekend with several changes in the strategy and tactics of the East Hampton Town Police Department.
In Springs and Sag Harbor School Districts, where the polls didn’t close until 9 on Tuesday evening, the budgets easily passed.
The Montauk School District voters easily passed the $18.6 million budget for the 2014-15 school year and elected Jason Biondo during a vote on Tuesday.
A portion of the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike was briefly shut down as officials cleared the road of hazards after two separate accidents in close proximity to each other on that stretch of road Tuesday morning.
The accident took place in front of the East Hampton Town Recycling Center in Montauk on Tuesday afternoon.
A garbage truck slammed into the North Main Street railroad overpass on Tuesday morning, shutting down train service east of East Hampton Village and backing up traffic.
Police made two arrests in recent days of people they say were driving drunk with children as passengers, and in both cases there could be multiple felony charges.
Additional help requested from Sag Harbor and East Hampton.