DIX HILLS - Angry residents are reacting to proposals to close schools or raise taxes in the Half Hollow Hills District.

More than 1,000 people attended a meeting at Half Hollow Hills East High School last night.

The residents heard about "options" to slash $9.5 million from the budget.

Newsday says those options include closing a school, reducing kindergarten to a half day, cutting chorus, orchestra, and elementary school band.

Another option is an 8.5 percent hike in the tax levy, which is way above the state's 2% cap.