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Innovative septic systems for new construction to be required in Suffolk

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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.

Public hearing on Bellone’s proposed $3.2 billion operating budget coming up next week

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The county executive's recommended operating budget, delivered to the county legislature Oct. 9, includes staffing reductions of 500 full-time employees and cuts to discretionary spending in public health, public safety and transportation.

Commercial gyms can reopen Monday in Suffolk; county announces procedures and guidelines for reopening

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Commercial gyms and indoor classes in Suffolk will be allowed to reopen on Monday, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced today. He outlined the procedures gym operators must follow for reopening.

Bellone withdraws controversial bill to divert Drinking Water Protection Program funds

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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.

Bellone calls special meeting for vote on sales tax ballot measure

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Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has called a special meeting of the legislature for Tuesday, July 28, to consider and vote on IR 1413, which would allow a larger portion of county sales tax revenues to be directed to the county’s taxpayer trust fund rather than the environmental trust fund for a three-year period. The measure will require voter approval in November.

Former county exec Steve Levy joins Bellone in push-back on quarter-percent sales tax ‘misinformation’

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Former county executive Steve Levy says it's inaccurate and unfair to characterize Suffolk's quarter-percent sales tax as an environmental protection measure.

‘Callous and tone deaf’: Bellone blasts Amper and environmental groups over plan to divert Drinking Water Protection Program funds

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Should sales tax revenues set aside for Suffolk’s environmental protection programs be diverted to help plug a huge — and growing — hole...

Proposals to divert sales tax revenue from environmental funds to plug county budget gap may go to voters in November

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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.

County exec on tour of Suffolk’s downtowns: ‘There’s a different energy today’

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County Executive Steve Bellone got his first taste of Snowflake Ice Cream today. The county exec toured Suffolk downtowns on the first day of Phase Two and stopped at the Riverhead ice cream shop for a chocolate soft-serve with chocolate sprinkles.

Suffolk’s COVID-19 map going offline temporarily

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Suffolk County's COVID-19 map, which has been reporting case numbers out of sync with the state's data, will be taken offline for a short time, County Executive Steve Bellone announced yesterday.
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