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Week in Review: Marine Band Skips Parade, Crash in Mt. Sinai

The top headlines from the week that was.

Marine Band Skips Parade After All

Many were excited to hear the initial news that a United States Marine Band would lead the 63rd Annual Miller Place-Rocky Point St. Patrick's Day Parade.

After some resistance from the Department of Defense and initial news that the band would not be allowed to attend, parade-goers were then excited once again to hear late last week that the band would in fact be leading the parade.

Unfortunately, those in attendance at Sunday's parade noticed that the parade was actually not led by the US Marine Band, as they were disallowed at the last minute.

No Injuries Reported in Two-Car Crash at Troublesome Intersection

Two cars collided at the intersection of Route 25A and Mt. Sinai-Coram Road Tuesday afternoon. According to police, no injuries were reported, the call came in at 12:28 p.m. and within 20 minutes, tow trucks were called.

Rocky Point Supe's Budget Won't Pierce Cap; Teachers Union Speaks Out

After passing a budget last year that exceeded the tax levy cap and passed with over 60 percent of the vote needed, the 2013-14 Rocky Point School District budget proposed by Superintendent Michael Ring would not pierce the cap.

At Monday's budget hearing at Rocky Point High School, Ring proposed a $74,261,582 budget, which would be an increase of 3.75 percent over last year's. It includes a projected levy increase of 3.56 percent, which is at the cap for the district.

Miller Place Board Member Resigns; Three Spots Now Up for Election

Longtime Miller Place Board of Education member Ann O'Brien announced that she is resigning in her fifth term after serving for over 14 years on the board.

O'Brien's announcement creates another opening on the board, and there will now be three spots up for vote in this year's election.

After multiple requests from the public at the second Miller Place budget hearing on March 13, the Board of Education has decided to delay adopting a 2013-'14 school budget.

The board had originally scheduled the budget adoption for for the March 20 hearing. After cancelling the second hearing scheduled for March 6 due to weather, many district members had asked the board to extend public comment and delay the adoption.

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