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Quogue, East Quogue, Hampton Bays, Westhampton Beach Budgets All Pass

Budget vote results for the Quogue, Hampton Bays, East Quogue, and Westhampton Beach School districts.

The Quogue School's $7.68 million budget, which includes a 1.72 percent increase in spending, passed with 85 voters in support and 15 against.

Dr. Anael Alston, who ran unopposed for a seat being vacated by board member Walter Stockton, received 85 votes. 

The Hampton Bays School District's $45.8 million budget, which carries with it a  2.01 percent increase in spending, passed in a 945 to 393 vote.

Two incumbent candidates, Warren Booth and Christopher Garvey, who ran unopposed for three year terms, were re-elected. Booth received 977 votes and Garvey obtained 1,072 votes.

The East Quogue School District $22.4 million budget, which reflects a 1.5 percent , passed with 432 votes in support and 155 against. 

Board member Kathryn Tureski,who ran unopposed for a term of three years, was elected with 510 votes.

The Westhampton Beach School District's $51.8 million budget that includes a 2.84 percent  increase and a breach of the state's two percent tax cap, passed with 521 voters in support and 300 in opposition. 

The district needed 60 percent of voters to support the budget in order for it to pass — 63 percent approved the budget.

Voters also elected Gordon A. Werner to fill a five-year board seat vacated by Beecher Halsey, who did not seek reelection. Werner obtained 422 votes. His opponent Joyce L. Donneson received 352 votes. 

 

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Liz Jackson May 16, 2012 at 01:13 AM
Old picture?? ---We miss the old mechanical noises of the "push lever - close curtain voting booths" of yesteryear.
MLT May 16, 2012 at 12:25 PM
Congratulations to Dr Alston in his new elected position on the Quogue school board, well educated and highly skilled in the education system, a well deserved and refreshing change in the Quogue school district.
Martha Nassauer June 25, 2012 at 09:56 PM
MLT, Alston proved to be a detriment rather than an asset when he was terminated by the East Hampton School District. He manhandled a student, disrespected others, and outright violated rights of other parents. We are thankful he is long gone from our district. Good riddance, bully...good luck Quogue!

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