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09/09/15 2:00pm
PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO The  County Legislature is looking once again to the legality of drones recording in public places.

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO The County Legislature is looking once again into the legality of drones recording in public places.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has vetoed a widely-supported bill that banned the use of drones on county parkland, saying the law’s privacy stipulations would be unconstitutional. (more…)

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07/29/15 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

Fearing that drones with cameras could intrude on residents’ privacy, the Suffolk County Legislature voted Tuesday to ban drone use over county public beaches during the summer and require operators to get permits to fly the devices in county parks. (more…)

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03/17/15 2:00pm
TIME REVIEW FILE PHOTO | Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, left, and County Legislator Jay Schniederman are among elected officials pushing for a new convention center.

TIME REVIEW FILE PHOTO | Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, left, and County Legislator Jay Schneiderman are among elected officials pushing for a new convention center.

Would constructing a large-scale convention center capable of hosting boat shows, concerts and auto shows be a viable means of bolstering the Suffolk County’s economy?

That is the question being posed by county lawmakers who passed a resolution seeking consultants willing to conduct a feasibility study on such a project. (more…)

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12/10/14 8:00am
BARBARA ELLEN KOCH PHOTO | view from Route 105 bridge at Indian Island golf course as the Peconic River leads into the Bay.

BARBARA ELLEN KOCH PHOTO | View from of the Peconic River flowing into the Bay.

The Suffolk County Legislature has voted to fix what one law maker called a decade-long “accounting issue” that put reimbursed money into a general fund rather than the county’s water quality fund where the money originally came from. (more…)

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05/30/14 10:00am
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REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

Salient facts
To the Editor:
Re: Suffolk Closeup’s“Highway Robbery” (May 22, 2014). The problem with Mr. Grossman’s piece about a bill introduced by Legislator Jay Schneiderman, who now represents Shelter Island, which would require yet another notice at the pump that advises a consumer about the difference in cash and credit/debit card prices, is that he omitted a very salient fact. (more…)