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FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON CCA The Flash Flood Watch continues for * Portions of southern Connecticut, northeast New Jersey and southeast New York, including the following areas, in southern Connecticut, Northern Fairfield, Northern Middlesex, Northern New Haven, Northern New London, Southern Fairfield, Southern Middlesex, Southern New Haven and Southern New London. In northeast New Jersey, Eastern Bergen, Eastern Essex, Eastern Passaic, Eastern Union, Hudson, Western Bergen, Western Essex, Western Passaic and Western Union. In southeast New York, Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Northeast Suffolk, Northern Nassau, Northern Queens, Northern Westchester, Northwest Suffolk, Orange, Putnam, Richmond (Staten Island), Rockland, Southeast Suffolk, Southern Nassau, Southern Queens, Southern Westchester and Southwest Suffolk. * From this evening through Tuesday afternoon. * A rapidly developing low pressure system south of Long Island will likely produce heavy rainfall across the region. Rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches with locally higher amounts are possible. Rainfall rates may exceed one inch per hour at times. * Heavy rain may produce areas of flash flooding.

Important Message Regarding Your Basic STAR Exemption

Tax payers who receive STAR exemptions will need to re-register to keep their exempt status.

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Selden, NY - October 22, 2013 - Legislator Tom Muratore (R-Ronkonkoma) wants to remind homeowners of some important information. If you currently receive a Basic STAR exemption for your school property taxes, you are required to re-register with the New York State Department of Taxation of Finance to continue receiving your exemption in 2014 and subsequent years. 
“Re-registration is active now until the December 31st deadline,” stated Legislator Muratore. “You can easily apply online or by phone, but PLEASE do not delay.” 
Senior Citizens 
Senior citizens receiving Enhanced STAR benefits are not affected by the new registration requirement, which applies to Basic STAR benefits only.
Seniors must, however, take steps to ensure that they continue receiving Enhanced STAR. 
Seniors receiving Enhanced STAR who reside outside of New York City must continue to: 
• apply annually, or 
• participate in the Income Verification Program