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Old 07-14-2009, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Portofinogirl View Post
Not true, I moved to Wading River 4 years ago and my taxes have gone up $500 since then. We live in a very modest home (translation less then 1,100 sq.ft.) and pay over $8,000 in taxes. Huge mistake on our part to move here and yes we have stood up to the SWR school district to no success. No idea why the hell our taxes are so high and we have nothing to show for it. We pay out of pocket for ALL extracurricular activities including orchestra and community prorams. There are NO BEFORE or AFTER school programs for our children to participate in. The programs were eliminate last year "Due to budget cuts" There are no cafeterias in ANY of the elementary or middle schools. Where the hell is the money going????? We tried putting our home up for sale but due to the market we would unfortunately take a $75,000 loss on it. My recommendation to anyone considering moving to Shoreham or Wading River, DON'T DO IT!!!! Our biggest mistake ever and we will be paying for a long time!

Wow, this is so sad to hear. I graduated in 1995 from SWR and at that time the school was great. When in Middle School we went on tons of trips to Boston, Frost Valley, NYC, all over. They had excellent art, music programs, dances, and teen recreation on weekends. The sports were fantastic too. I drove by the Middle School the other day to reminice and that place looked like garbage the structural damage was unreal literrally crumbling seems like they have not updated since I graduated. Even the farm closed, thats right they used to have a great farm there when I was younger with pigs, chickens, goats, etc. I ran into a teacher and he told me that after my class and a few others it started going down hill quick.
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Old 07-14-2009, 10:46 AM
Location: Inis Fada
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Originally Posted by minesbroken View Post
If they really wanted to make it even they could lower the rest of us 27 percent
I cant see that it would take even 8000 dollars a year for every house on long island to have decent roads and schools. where the hell is the money going? .... no....really....

in other states they have nice roads and nice schools and the houses arent even packed so closely together and they dont get 8000 dollars a year per house....
In other states people have well water, pay for their own garbage collection, don't have school districts mired by unfunded state mandates, and seek government subsidies for additional infrastructure, etc.

Only a percentage of the school taxes collected on LI are actually returned to LI schools. It would be lovely to see 100% of out school money returned to LI schools.

LI is a prime example of poor planning and unscrupulous developers. Hopefully other communities can look upon the mistakes made here and not replicate them.
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