Suffolk voters not only turned incumbent Democrat Tim Sini out of office but elected a Republican super-majority to the County Legislature.
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone on Thursday signed a bill unanimously passed by the county legislature Oct. 6 modifying the county sanitary code to implement the new septic system requirements.
New homes built in unsewered areas of Suffolk County next year will be required to have innovative nitrogen-reducing wastewater systems rather than traditional septic systems as of next July, if a proposed amendment to the Sanitary Code is approved by county legislators.
After backlash from environmental advocates and opposition among legislators, the county executive today withdrew his bill to put a referendum on the November ballot that would have changed the distribution of quarter-percent sales tax revenues.
Proposals to divert sales tax revenue from environmental funds to plug county budget gap may go to voters in November
County Executive Steve Bellone is proposing to use Suffolk County drinking water protection program funds over the next three years to help plug a "catastrophic" gap in the county budget and stabilize county property taxes. If the measures gain legislative approval, they will be on the ballot in November for voters to decide.
North Fork Legislator Al Krupski moved to table a resolution authorizing an appraisal of the Cherry Creek golf courses on Reeves Avenue.
Legislator Al Krupski's initiative will bring together local, state and federal officials to develop policies for dealing with sea level rise and coastal erosion in Suffolk County.
County legislators are moving ahead with $450,000 replacement of HVAC units at Cooperative Extension building, where employees complained of odors and illness for over a year.
County eyes Calverton site for horse therapy group serving veterans and first responders — and horses
Leg. Al Krupski is setting up a community meeting for residents, parks department officials and representatives of Warrior Ranch Foundation for a discussion of the potential use of the former Beagle Club site for horse-training programs serving veterans and first responders.