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SENATE PASSES BILL TO WITHHOLD STATE FUNDING FROM AMTRAK UNTIL PENN STATION

COMMUTERS GET RELIEF
 
      The New York State Senate today passed legislation to help compensate Penn Station commuters and hold Amtrak responsible for costly and frustrating delays. The bill (S6421), sponsored by Senator Elaine Phillips (R-C, Manhasset), would withhold New York State’s payments to Amtrak, operator of Penn Station, and return the savings to commuters as […]

Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy D. Sini is invited to testify at a hearing entitled “Border Insecurity: The Rise of MS-13 and Other Transnational Criminal Organizations” before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. The purpose of the hearing is to examine the presence and activity of gangs and transnational criminal organizations in American […]

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NYSDEC Temporarily Closes James Creek for the Harvest of Carnivorous Gastropods
 
Suffolk County Health Commissioner James Tomarken today issued a warning to residents and visitors to the north fork of Suffolk County to avoid harvesting and eating shellfish in James Creek in Mattituck, Town of Southold, until further notice.
This warning follows the New York State Department […]

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Steamfitters Industry Scholarship Program has awarded over $1.5 million
 
Three college-bound teens from Long Island are being acknowledged for their academic excellence and community involvement. The Steamfitters Industry Scholarship Program has awarded $36,000 this year to six high school seniors.

The announcement took place at the 50th annual Steamfitters Industry Scholarship Reception at the New York […]

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued an ozone health advisory for the Long Island region. Suffolk County Health Commissioner Dr. James Tomarken advises that young children, the elderly, those who exercise or are involved in strenuous outdoor work, and those with pre-existing respiratory or heart problems, limit strenuous outdoor activity. Ozone […]

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For over a decade, peace of mind on Long Island has been threatened by increasing concerns about violent crime. In wake of the many gruesome and tragic crimes that have occurred throughout the downstate region, this topic has moved to the forefront of political discussion – and rightly so.
In recent weeks, we have seen the […]

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Colonel Eric Hesse, Director of the New York State Division of Veterans Affairs, to Deliver Keynote Address
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone today announced Suffolk County will hold its annual Armed Forces Day ceremony on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. to recognize and honor those who have served in uniform. The event will take […]

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Long Island Autism Communities, Inc., a not for profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to developing supportive integrated communities for adults with autism, has issued a call for volunteers. The young organization is at a critical stage in its development and is looking for individuals with a variety of skills to help it achieve its vital mission. […]

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Suffolk County Police today arrested a man for weapon and drug charges after a search warrant was executed at his Central Islip home.
Following an investigation into drug sales, Narcotics Section detectives, Second Precinct Special Operations Team detectives and Second Precinct Gang Unit officers executed a search warrant at 73 Adams Road Apt. 1G and a […]

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Federal and State Funding will Comprise 90-Percent of Total Purchase Cost
70 New Buses will Ensure Over Half of County’s Transit Bus Fleet will be Upgraded
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone today announced that the Suffolk County Department of Public Works has purchased 30 new hybrid-electric transit buses and 40 mid-size transit buses that are scheduled to arrive […]

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