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The Open Meetings or “Sunshine” laws of New York State and Suffolk County give the public the right to attend meetings of public bodies, listen to the debates and watch the decision-making process in action. The laws also require that notice of the time and place of all meetings be given prior to every meeting.
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Legislator William R. Spencer, M.D. Rounds out Series of Community Meetings at Huntington Public Library
 Legislator William R. Spencer, M.D. wrapped up his “Listening Tour” Tuesday night May 23, 2017 at the Huntington Public Library. The tour kicked off with its first meeting in March at the Northport Public Library, and included meetings at the […]

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The following beaches are closed to bathing due to the finding of bacterial levels in excess of acceptable criteria.

Lake Ronkonkoma Beach, Islip
Tanner Park Beach, Copiague
Benjamin Beach, Bay Shore
Fleet’s Cove Beach, Huntington
Huntington Beach Community Association Beach, Centerport
Crab Meadow Beach, Northport

 
According to Suffolk County Commissioner of Health Dr. James Tomarken, bathing in bacteria-contaminated water can result in […]

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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 […]

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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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