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Suffolk County Legislature

Proposed water conservation law would require smart controllers for irrigation systems in Suffolk

by Aug 29, 2023
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.

Republican county legislators block November referendum on 1/8% sales tax hike to fund advanced septic systems and sewer expansion

by Aug 1, 2023
Republican legislators voiced numerous reasons for their opposition to moving forward with the news 1/% sales tax, with the strongest objections centered on what they called an unfair allocation of the new tax revenues to sewers versus advanced septic systems.

Tell County Legislature to let the people vote on water quality restoration fund

by Jul 21, 2023
Tuesday, July 25 is the County Legislature's last chance to vote to opt the water quality restoration fund on the November ballot. Group for the East End President Bob DeLuca urges residents to demand legislator's "let the voters decide."

Bills to fund sewers and advanced septic systems with 1/8% sales tax hike stall in county legislature

by Jun 22, 2023
Suffolk County’s ambitious plans to create a water quality fund for wastewater treatment hit a major road block last night when the county legislature voted to send the legislation back to committee.

Former Southold trustee enters legislative race, forcing Republican primary election

by Mar 20, 2023
The Republican nominee in the First Legislative District will be picked by voters in a party primary election June 27, after a second candidate enters the race, challenging the party leaders' pick.

County legislators will meet in Riverhead this week and next. Here’s what’s on their agenda.

by Feb 26, 2023
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.

Former Riverhead Councilwoman Catherine Kent announces run for First Legislative District

by Feb 24, 2023
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.

Republicans set to tap Krupski aide Catherine Stark to succeed him in First Legislative District

by Feb 22, 2023
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

Blasts Democratic legislators who voted to kill county’s public campaign finance program

by Aug 12, 2022
Legislators Al Krupski and Tom Donnelly joined Republicans in vote against the county's public campaign finance program. Voters deserve to know why.

Bellone vetoes Democrats’ redistricting plan

by Jan 27, 2022
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has vetoed the controversial redistricting plan adopted by Democratic legislators on Dec. 31, just before they lost majority control of the county legislature.