REPORTER FILE PHOTO A patient receiving a flu shot.
Suffolk County will offer another free influenza clinic for residents at the Riverhead Library on Saturday.
Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a public health emergency earlier this month and provided additional funding to increase access to flu vaccines. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO Suffolk County Comptroller John M. Kennedy Jr. is going to war with County Executive Steve Bellone over the budget.
The top fiscal watchdogs in Suffolk County government are critical of County Executive Steve Bellone’s recommended $2.96 billion county budget for 2017.
“It is constructed so poorly and so tenuously,” declared County Comptroller John M. Kennedy Jr. (R-Nesconset). “It is fraught with peril. It is not unlike what we see to the west of us,” he added, referring to the financial mess that Nassau County government has been in for years, resulting in New York State imposing a Finance Authority to oversee Nassau’s fiscal matters. (more…)