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Week in Review: Cab Crashes into Pole, Miller Place Adopts Budget

The top headlines from the week that was.

A cab drove into a pole on Route 25A between Tyler Avenue and Harrison Avenue in Miller Place late Wednesday night, knocking the pole onto the roof of Miller Place Bait and Tackle and with minimal damage.

According to police, at 11:10 p.m Wednesday the car hit the pole and wires from the pole were on top of vehicle. The pole then crashed into the building and there was no extensive damage to the building as the pole was leaning on it.

The driver was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital in a Ridge Ambulance. His injuries were non-life threatening and no charges were involved.

Miller Place Board Adopts Budget Under Cap Without Full-Day Kindergarten

The proposal of full-day kindergarten in the 2013-14 school budget in Miller Place has been a hot topic since first proposed by Superintendent Marianne Higuera. On Wednesday the Board of Education made a decision to adopt a budget without the proposal.

After including kindergarten in the superintendent's budget, the school board listened to varying community views on the topic for about a month before ultimately deciding against it.

"We are all cognizant of the educational merits of doing it, but at this particular time the sustainability issue is just too much for this board to pass," said trustee Michael Unger.

Proposed Mt. Sinai Budget Within Tax Levy Cap

Mount Sinai Superintendent Enrico Crocetti, in his first budget season, has proposed a budget for the 2013-'14 school year which would stay within the tax levy cap after last year's cap-busting budget failed.

The proposed $55.5 million budget is a 1.56 percent increase on last year's budget and includes a 4.05 percent tax levy increase, which is the maximum allowable increase within the state mandated cap for the district. The proposal includes no cuts to programs or personnel.

Planning on heading into an opening series game at Yankee Stadium or Citi Field? If so, home actually won't be too far.

According to a couple media reports – on CBS New York and Newsday – DeLea Sod Farm will be once again providing sod to the home teams after being grown on DeLea plots all around Suffolk County – from E. Northport to Miller Place to Calverton.

Mt. Sinai Accepting Applications for Two Open School Board Spots

To go along with a 2013-'14 budget within the tax cap, Mt. Sinai voters will be able to select two members of the Board of Education in the upcoming budget vote on May 21.

Anyone interested in running for a seat on the board for the term beginning July 1, 2013 and ending June 30, 2016, should contact Maureen Poerio, District Clerk, at 870-2554 for information.

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