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Port Chester School Board and Budget Vote Tuesday

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. - The polls will be open in the villages of Rye Brook and Port Chester on Tuesday for residents to vote on the Port Chester-Rye Union Free School District and the Blind Brook-Rye Union Free School District's 2012-13 budgets and board of education members.

In Port Chester, the Board of Education adopted a budget that would impose a compliant 2.7 percent property tax levy increase and eliminate 13.5 reading teacher positions. In the Board of Education race , current President Blanca Lopez and 20 year Board veteran Jim Dreves are seeking re-election with retired Port Chester educator Tom Corbia challenging for one of the two open spots.

The Blind Brook Board of Education adopted a budget on April 16 that calls for a 1.71 percent property tax levy increase. With current Board member Steve Kaplan not seeking re-election, there are two challengers competing with incumbent Nancy Barr for the two open spots. Former Board member and President Rick Buzin and Dan Savitt, current vice chair of the citizen's financial advisory committee, are the two other candidates.

The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. inside Port Chester Middle School and the BMP Elementary School for Port Chester and Rye Brook respectively.

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