The law would require residential and commercial automatic irrigation systems to be equipped with a weather-based irrigation controller and at least one rain sensor or soil moisture device or an on-site weather station.
Senior citizens can learn how to avoid falling victim to cyber crimes during a training next week at the Riverhead and Southold senior centers.
For the first time since the discovery of the ransomware attack on Suffolk County government systems in September, the Suffolk County Legislature will return to Riverhead this week for committee meetings and next week for its general meeting.
The First Legislative District race looks to be a battle between two women named Catherine. Former Riverhead Council Member Catherine Kent has announced her candidacy for the seat being vacated by Legis. Al Krupski. She will face longtime Krupski aide Catherine Stark.
Catherine Stark, longtime aide to Legislator Al Krupski, is seeking the Republican nomination to succeed him in office. She has the backing of Republican Party leaders. Photo: Denise Civiletti
County Legislator Al Krupski will not seek election to a sixth term of office this year and instead will run for Southold Town supervisor.
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.