SOUTHAMPTON - The economic doldrums have now even extended to Southampton, a community long known as a playground for the rich and famous.
Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne Holst unveiled a budget today that calls for cuts and layoffs. Holst says putting together next year's budget wasn't easy.
"The goal was to keep a real lid on taxes," she says. "People are hurting out there."
Holst is calling for 20-30 layoffs across all departments, including about eight police officers.
The town supervisor says she's offering an early retirement incentive to workers, which could prevent some of the layoffs. She's also hoping the unions come back to the bargaining table to offer some concessions.