Weekly Roundup: Eruv, Budgets and New Business

Headlines from the week of March 19.

1. Jewish Groups Clash Over Eruv Proposal

Lines were drawn during Monday's Quogue Village Board meeting as the East End Eruv Association made a pitch before a packed board room to erect an Eruv, a symbolic religious boundary in the Village of Quogue.

2. New Business: Hampton Bays Resident Starts Organic Cleaning Company

A summer job as a garden designer to get through college led life-long Hampton Bays resident Brittany Phillips to start a new business — Bella Vida Organic Cleaning.

3.Westhampton Beach Board Frowns on Beach Pass Request

Westhampton Beach Village Trustees voiced disapproval of a proposal to circulate a limited number of beach passes to non-residents in the summer through the Westhampton Free Library system.

4. Village of Quogue Releases Tentative Budget; Breaches Tax Cap

Quogue of Quogue Mayor Peter Sartorius has released his $7.4 million tentative budget that breaches the state's two percent tax cap by .67 percent.

5. Hampton Bays Schools Release Draft Budget

The has released a draft budget that comes in under the state's two-percent tax cap.

According to , superintendent of schools, the district's tentative $45.9 million budget carries with it a $939,000 or 2.1 percent increase from the current 2011-12 budget.




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