The Carle Place Board of Education passed the veterans exemptions at their Dec. 11 meeting, a move that will allow local vets and Gold Star parents (people who have lost a child in combat) to receive school tax breaks.
The deadline to vote for the exemption is Jan. 2, 2015 and residents had previously expressed frustration over the board’s delay in passing the resolution, which many nearby districts had approved earlier in the year.
“It’s important to the future. We want good people coming back to Carle Place. If you don’t have this in effect, a veteran might not come back to Carle Place and we don’t want that,” said meeting attendee James Dimaio, before the vote. [Read more...]