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Blind Brook, Port Chester Voters Approve School Budgets

Next year's $92 million school budget for Port Chester-Rye Union Free School District was easily approved by residents on Tuesday. They also elected two school board members.
Next year's $92 million school budget for Port Chester-Rye Union Free School District was easily approved by residents on Tuesday. They also elected two school board members. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

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PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- Voters in the Blind Brook and Port Chester-Rye Union Free School District easily approved their school budgets on Tuesday.

According to unofficial returns in Port Chester, the proposed budget for 2016-17 passed by a vote of 812 to 570.

Blind Brooks' proposed $43.2 million school budget passed by a vote of 370 to 35, according to unofficial returns. Education spending will increase about 1.4 percent over the current school year with the approval.

In Port Chester, next year's $92,111,720 budget calls for a modest spending increase of 0.43 percent. The school district's property tax levy of $61,463,145 also increases slightly over this year.

Port Chester residents re-elected Carolee Brakewood to the Board of Education. Brakewood defeated Rocco Latella 729 to 630 votes, according to unofficial returns from the school district.

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