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LaValle: State Parks Department will withdraw Taste-NY request for proposals

Objections from town officials have resulted in the withdrawal of a request for proposals issued earlier this month by the State Parks Department, State Senator Ken LaValle said today.

LaValle seeks nominations for State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame

The N.Y. State Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame is designed to pay tribute to the men and women of New York who selflessly served in the U.S. Armed Forces and distinguished themselves both in military and civilian life

Sen. LaValle seeks nominations for ‘Woman of Distinction’ recognition

Senator Ken LaValle is requesting nominations for a woman to be recognized as a New York State Senate First District’s “Woman of Distinction.”

Candidates talk business — and a host of other topics — at joint Chamber of Commerce forum in Mattituck

Candidates for federal and state legislative offices discussed the issues last night at a forum hosted by the three local Chamber of Commerce organizations.

‘You should flip over this ballot’: Coalition group announces campaign to push for 2-percent transfer tax extension

A coalition of more than 50 environmental and civic groups has formed to get the word out that voters need to flip the ballot over and vote “yes” to extend the transfer tax this year, with a measure that will allow the East End towns to spend 20 percent of the revenues on water quality improvement projects.

Trendy sea greens, the ‘new kale,’ will soon be cultivated in East End bays

Trendy sea greens, a hip source of nutrition — fat-free, gluten-free, low-calorie, rich in minerals, vitamins and taste — are soon to be 'grown on Long Island.'

Back to the drawing board for Bellone’s proposed new water protection fee

The county executive’s proposal to assess a water surcharge in Suffolk to fund the installation of sewers and advanced septic systems won’t be on the ballot in November. The State Legislature ended its 2015-2016 session on Friday without taking up a bill authorizing the referendum.

Bill requiring election of LIPA trustees introduced by LaValle and Thiele

A bill that would require the election of LIPA trustees was introduced in the State Legislature yesterday by Sen. Ken LaValle and Assemblyman Fred Thiele.

Budgets approved by both State Senate and Assembly would dramatically increase funding to combat heroin epidemic

State lawmakers look to increase by up to 40 percent spending to combat the escalating heroin crisis in New York.

New law: real estate transfer tax money can be spent on water quality projects; voter approval still needed

The governor has signed a bill sponsored by Sen. Ken LaValle and Assemblyman Fred Thiele that would extend the community preservation fund through 2050 and allow towns to spend up to 20 percent of their CPF revenues on water quality projects. The measure must still be approved by voters.
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