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Suffolk coronavirus death toll climbs by 28 — the largest single-day spike since outbreak began

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The death toll reported by the county executive today set a grim record. The number of deaths reported daily has been increasing from week to week. The previous one-day high — 16 deaths — was reported on April 1.

Suffolk County coronavirus update: 2,260 confirmed cases, 20 deaths

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Riverhead is one of four towns in Suffolk — all on the East End — where the confirmed cases remain fewer than 100.

Suffolk County coronavirus update: 1,880 confirmed cases, 17 deaths

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Suffolk County is reporting 1,880 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus this afternoon, up 422 from the number reported yesterday afternoon. Seventeen people have died.

County looks to blunt ‘stunning’ local economic impacts of coronavirus pandemic

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The economic impacts of the coronavirus outbreak in Suffolk County have been 'just stunning,' County Executive Steven Bellone said.

IRS says Suffolk’s septic grants are taxable income to homeowners

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In response to a request from Suffolk County Comptroller John Kennedy, the IRS issued a ruling that homeowners who have received grant funding to install advanced septic systems must pay federal income tax on the grant money.

Bellone announces $400,000 grant for downtown bike paths and crosswalks

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The grant will be used to create bike paths and improve crosswalks on downtown streets, linking the train station area with Main Street.

Bellone releases 2020 recommended budget

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Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone yesterday released a $3.2 billion recommended operating budget for 2020.

Bellone: County will go out to bid on north shore ‘Rails to Trails’ project this fall

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A paved, 10-mile recreation trail connecting Mount Sinai and Wading River could see 'shovel in the ground' as early as this winter, according to the county executive.

Bellone nominates Suffolk’s first woman police commissioner

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County Executive Steve Bellone today announced the nomination of Geraldine Hart, a career FBI agent who is currently the head of the bureau’s Long Island office. The nomination is subject to legislative approval.

Long Island’s last duck farm celebrates investment in its future with completion of waste handling improvements

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The Corwin family, which has operated 145-acre Crescent Duck Farm in Aquebogue since 1908, has risen to the challenge of managing duck waste with state-of-the-art technology.
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