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12/05/17 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone at a recent press conference

COURTESY PHOTO | Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone at a recent press conference

County Executive Steve Bellone, in a Monday morning conference call with local reporters, called the federal tax bill a “potential catastrophe” for Long Island. (more…)

03/06/17 12:00pm
BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO A farm field being irrigated.

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO A farm field being irrigated.

Suffolk County government is moving forcefully to appeal a judge’s decision seen as severely undermining the county’s Farmland Preservation Program. The government is also preparing new legislation to deal with issues raised in a lawsuit that resulted in the judge’s ruling. (more…)

09/18/16 8:00am
COURTESY GRAPHIC Results of a poll taken by the town’s Green Options Advisory Committee asking Shelter Islanders about a Suffolk County-wide ban on single use, plastic bags

COURTESY GRAPHIC Results of a poll taken by the town’s Green Options Advisory Committee asking Shelter Islanders about a Suffolk County-wide ban on single use, plastic bags

A majority of the Suffolk County Legislature last week followed the path of New York City in approving a measure imposing a 5-cent charge by retailers for a single-use plastic or paper bag . The county chose the 5-cent option rather than following several Suffolk towns and villages that have passed laws flatly banning single-use plastic bags. (more…)