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Suffolk Closeup Trotta’s campaign finance bill takes aim at Suffolk’s pay-to-play politics

The reform bill by Fort Salonga Republican Rob Trotta, a retired Suffolk police detective would put strict limits on campaign finance contributions to incumbents and candidates for county offices.

Suffolk Closeup Limiting nitrogen at the source: county looks to regulate lawn fertilizer content

A bill that would limit nitrogen content in lawn and garden fertilizer is being drafted by County Legislator Bill Lindsay.

Suffolk CloseupTime to end political party cross-endorsement deals once and for all

Cross-endorsement deals give Suffolk's Conservative Party far too much sway.

From Congress to Catholic deacon: Mike Forbes reinvents himself, again

Former East End congressman Mike Forbes took an unusual path after leaving Congress.

Suffolk CloseupTaming the Wild West of the Web

We desperately need sheriffs coming to our “global town” to bring law and order to the Wild West of the Web.

Suffolk Closeup County’s fiscal emergency stems from reliance on sales tax to finance operations

Suffolk government counts on its 4.25 percent sales tax to generate 52 percent of its revenues — more than $1 billion. A 1-percent dip means a more than $10 million sudden shortfall.

Suffolk Closeup Confronting Long Island’s Nazi past

An exhibit at the Eastern Campus of Suffolk County Community College in Riverhead examines a Nazi camp in Yaphank where thousands marched and rallied in support of the Third Reich.

Suffolk CloseupShowdown shapes up in NY1: Throne-Holst and Calone in primary battle for chance to unseat Zeldin

While the presidential primary draws all our attention, the race is on in the 1st Congressional District, where Democrats will choose a candidate on Primary Day June 28 to face Rep. Lee Zeldin in November.
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It’s time for tough discharge standards, not widespread sewering, to combat L.I. nitrogen pollution crisis

To combat nitrogen pollution, Long Island needs tough regulations that establish strict wastewater discharge standards in conjunction with controls on development.

Suffolk CloseupBlowing in the wind: How an energy revolution is taking place off our coast

An energy revolution is happening east of Long Island: Deepwater Wind is constructing the nation’s first offshore wind farm—five wind turbines off Block Island, Rhode Island.