09/21/19 8:00am

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Last week, the Suffolk County Legislature took a bold step forward in dealing with the issue of climate change and its impact on our towns, villages and neighborhoods.

Legislators adopted a resolution that will require the county’s Department of Public Works to take sea level rise into account when building and rebuilding county-owned roads. This initiative is one of the first official actions on Long Island to take sea level rise into consideration before pouring millions of taxpayer dollars into public works projects. (more…)

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09/20/19 10:00am

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A resolution adopted by Suffolk County lawmakers last Wednesday will require the Department of Public Works (DPW) to consider the impacts of sea level rise when constructing and reconstructing county roadways. (more…)

04/15/18 11:00am
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Suffolk County’s visionary Farmland Preservation Program has just achieved a triumph.The state’s Appellate Division last month rejected a ruling by a state Supreme Court justice in 2016 that hamstrung the program.

Conceived by County Executive John V. N. Klein, the program, begun in 1974, is based on the brilliant and then novel idea of purchasing development rights. Farmers are paid the difference between the value of their land in agriculture and what they could get for it if they sold it to a developer. In return, the land is kept in agriculture in perpetuity. (more…)

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02/21/18 10:00am
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Suffolk County legislators may add controlled substances, including opioids, to the social host law that currently applies to the consumption of alcohol by minors.

The addition has been proposed in Nassau County and Suffolk lawmakers are expected to draft a similar bill. (more…)

10/26/17 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | Legislators Al Krupski D_Cutchogue), who represents the North Fork, and Legislator Bridget Fleming (D-Noyac) who represents Shelter Island..

COURTESY PHOTO | Legislators Al Krupski D_Cutchogue), who represents the North Fork, and Legislator Bridget Fleming (D-Noyac) who represents Shelter Island..

Bridget Fleming for County Legislator
Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming (D-Noyac), who represents Shelter Island and was elected in 2015, deserves another term in the Suffolk County Legislature. (more…)