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Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone was joined by Randi Dresner, President & CEO of Island Harvest, and Suffolk County Fire, Rescue and Emergency personnel to highlight September 3rd as Hunger Action Day and September as Hunger Action Month.
In honor of Hunger Action Day, Suffolk County donated over 36,950 Meals Ready to Eat (MRE) to Island […]

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The Miracle of Sewers

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EVERYONE is talking about sewers today. Elected officials, environmental advocacy groups, industry experts are all on the sewer bandwagon. Sewers, we are told, will protect and restore ground and surface water quality, lower taxes, prevent and reduce sprawl, reduce traffic and stem the exodus of young people from the region. Unfortunately, like most public policy […]

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Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone recently welcomed volunteers from the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition’s Long Island Chapter to declare September as Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.
The coalition’s members, including chapter president Linda Rosen, provided County Executive Bellone with an update on the status of its education and awareness initiatives throughout the region – including the chapter’s […]

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By Dan Gulizio
Clean Water. Drinkable, swimmable, fishable water. It is a simple concept, universally agreed upon. Yet, by all accounts, ground and surface water quality have declined dramatically in recent years.
According to the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, nitrogen (a leading contaminant of both ground and surface water) has increased by as much as […]

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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.
Following […]

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At a meeting of the Long Island Regional Planning Council, the leaders joined together to announce the plan to create the Long Island Innovation Zone (I-Zone).  The I-Zone will connect existing and planned transit-oriented downtowns – such as New Village in Patchogue, the Meadows at Yaphank and the Ronkonkoma Hub – to the region’s research institutions – such as […]

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Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone was joined by environmental, state, county and town officials Saturday to provide an update on the recent fish kills on the East End and ask the federal government for additional assistance to help the region with its nitrogen pollution crisis after the second major fish kill in the Peconic Estuary, […]

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Suffolk Leaders will meet at 10:45 a.m. today (June 16, 2015) at the Charles E. Wang Center, Stony Brook University, 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, NY. 
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone will join regional leaders at a special meeting of the Long Island Regional Planning Council to announce a transformative economic development plan to create the Long Island […]

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County Executive Steve Bellone, Legislator Steve Stern and the Long Island Ducks announced a new partnership between Suffolk County and the Long Island Ducks to publicly recognize our local veterans and active duty service men and women at every home game during the 2015 season.
“Suffolk County boasts the largest veteran population in all of New […]

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On Sunday, March 8, 2015, a group of Commack Middle School and High School students represented Commack School District at the Long Island regional competition for National History Day, held at Hofstra University.  National History Day is a competition that helps students see connections between the past and present over time. This year’s theme, “Leadership […]

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