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08/27/18 8:00am
KATERINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | An artifact from when Shelter Island was a key player in the oyster industry of the east coast.

KATERINE SCHROEDER PHOTO An artifact from when Shelter Island was a key player in the oyster industry of the east coast.

The Suffolk County Aquaculture Lease Board took a step toward resolving the conflict between recreational boaters and oyster farmers disputing access to local waters in Gardiners and Peconic bays. (more…)

02/20/18 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO A patient receiving a flu shot.

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…)

11/06/16 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Suffolk County Comptroller John M. Kennedy Jr. is going to war with County Executive Steve Bellone over the budget.

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…)