Bridgehampton Budget Vote

The Bridgehampton School
The Bridgehampton School

Bridgehampton is just one of two districts on the East End that will pierce the New York State tax levy cap if their budget is approved May 20. Because the district is piercing the cap, the budget will need a 60 percent approval rating from voters in order to pass.

Next year’s proposed 12.3 million budget is up $1.1 million from this year, a 9.9 percent increase. The tax levy will increase 8.8 percent if the budget is approved.

If approved, taxpayers will pay $1.67 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, up 7.7 percent from last year.

Three candidates, all newcomers, are vying for two seats on Bridgehampton’s board, including Michael Gomberg, Jeffrey Mansfield and Kathleen McCleland-Goldman.

Voting will take place from 2 to 8 p.m. in the Bridgehampton School Gymnasium. The district’s full budget statement is online here.


Beth Young

Beth Young has been covering the East End since the 1990s. In her spare time, she runs around the block, tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at

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