The Babylon Town Board authorized $36,000 raises for three top officials in a 5-0 vote with no discussion at a meeting earlier this month. The 33 percent raises for Chief of Staff Ron Kluesener, Town Attorney Joseph Wilson and Town Comptroller Victoria Marotta increase their base salaries from $109,084 to $145,000, according to the Jan. 2 resolution granting the pay hikes.
Dee Nerlino has been buying filet mignons from Panico’s Community Market in Smithtown for decades. “When you cook it, you can cut it with a fork,” she said Saturday morning at the market, where she came to buy six of the tender steaks. They would be her last from the small Italian grocery, which is closing Sunday after more than three decades in business. “I felt like I got kicked in the stomach when I found out,” said Nerlino, who lives in Nesconset.
Civic leaders said they will continue to protest a controversial development proposal at Republic Airport in East Farmingdale, despite a state comptroller’s determination that the plan may proceed. In a Jan. 5 determination, the office of New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli dismissed the allegation of a losing bidder that the state unfairly steered the $50 million contract to develop the five parcels at the state-owned airport to a contributor to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.
Also, the board didn't actually vote directly to approve the raises. It voted on "amending the Administrative Salary Plan.” This is what the Administrative Salary Plan looks like. See the raises in there? https://t.co/mBoiKEoRX5
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