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A school district in Wading River is owed hundreds of thousands of dollars by Suffolk County for tuition payments for special needs students that had built up over the course of 15 years, according to an audit conducted by the state comptroller’s office. READ

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North Shore Public Library budget vote scheduled for April 2, 2013

North Shore Public Library. (Credit: file photo)

Leaders of the North Shore Public Library may need to take out some books on financial accounting.

The office of State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli issued an audit in late March reporting that the library district consistently overcharged taxpayers, saving up the extra funds without informing the public that the money wasn’t being spent.  (more…)

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Riverhead Town Board members on Thursday agreed to amend its recently adopted rules of procedure to take out a section that banned booing at board meetings.

The board will vote on a resolution next week to amend the rules and procedures to remove the ban, news of which caught nationwide attention last week.

“It’s over, we’re removing the boo ban,” Supervisor Sean Walter said during Thursday’s public work session. “We were famous; now it’s over.”

County Legislator Al Krupski (D-Cutchogue) also showed up at the meeting with a state Department of Environmental Conservation staffer to talk about deer management.

Mr. Krupski told Town Board members the DEC is allowing towns to take more of a role in deer management.

The DEC is also proposing a plan to relax deer hunting rules to allow hunting on Sundays and to allow bow hunting closer to residences.

The board was also joined by town finance director Bill Rothaar to discuss a recent state audit that took issue with the town’s controversial “administrative charge-back” policy. It was found the town directs too much money to its general fund from special taxing districts for services rendered.

Town Supervisor Sean Walter has said the town’s budget deficit could increase by $1 million to $3 million more as a result of the audit’s recommendation.

News-Review reporter Tim Gannon reported live from the meeting.

Click below to see what transpired:


March 14, 2013 – Agenda by rnews_review