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Suffolk County Legislature

County legislature to accept remote testimony by Zoom in Tuesday’s meeting

The legislative building in Hauppauge is closed to the public, but the meeting will be livestreamed on the legislature's website and testimony will be accepted via video conference.

Suffolk County needs an inspector general

We can stand up to inefficiency, incompetence and corruption, and the self-absorbed special interests and power elites who cause it

County legislature to hold committee meetings in Riverhead this week — here’s what’s on tap

In committee meetings this week, legislators will hear a presentation on the scallop program, consider purchasing farmland in Riverhead, consider authorizing the purchase of Cherry Creek golf courses and Garden of Eve farm, and more.

Suffolk negotiating with Nassau to buy 140-acre 4-H camp in Baiting Hollow

Nassau County, which has owned the camp for over 90 years, is ready to negotiate a sale, County Legislator Al Krupski said.

Suffolk lawmakers adopt ban on release of helium balloons

The measure passed yesterday, makes it illegal to intentionally release outdoors any balloon filled with helium or lighter-than-air gas.

Suffolk passes tobacco-free pharmacy bill

Pharmacies in Suffolk County will be barred from selling tobacco products under a law passed yesterday by the county legislature yesterday.

Residents speak out in favor of proposed polystyrene, single-use plastics restrictions

Residents and environmental advocates spoke out Tuesday in favor of a trio of bills aimed at banning polystyrene and reducing single-use plastics in Suffolk County.

County bills would ban polystyrene and most single-use plastics in Suffolk food service establishments

A pair of bills scheduled for public hearings March 5 in RIverhead would ban the use of single-use plastic straws, cups, containers, beverage stirrers and other items used by food service establishments.

Suffolk legislators will convene public hearing on pending state proposal to legalize marijuana in New York

With the State Legislature poised to enact bills legalizing recreational marijuana in New York, Suffolk lawmakers are convening a public hearing Feb. 25 to gain input on the potential impacts of the state legislation.

Suffolk legislators to hold committee meetings in Riverhead this week

The county legislature will hold its committee meetings in Riverhead this week in advance of its general meeting at the Evans K. Griffing County Center June 19. Here’s the committee schedule line-up, with pertinent highlights and links to published agendas.
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