Ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft are set to legally hit local roads starting June 29.
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced last week that the county will participate in statewide regulations outlined in the state budget adopted April. The county could have opted out of permitting such services, but chose not to exercise that right. READ
Early Thursday afternoon, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski climbed aboard a barge and headed into the Peconic Bay. Their mission: to harvest sugar kelp, a type of seaweed.
The officials participated in the first harvest of Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program’s pilot Peconic Estuary Seaweed Aquaculture Feasibility Study, which is funded in part through Suffolk County.
Suffolk County officials will hold a town hall Monday night in Flanders for East End residents seeking more information on a proposed septic improvement program that would allow some homeowners to receive a grant toward replacing old wastewater systems with new technology.
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced on Tuesday that Jon Kaiman, a former North Hempstead Supervisor, will join the administration as deputy county executive with a focus on leading Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Shared Services initiative. READ
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone’s administration intends to eliminate eight Suffolk County Transit bus routes as of Oct. 3, including several on the East End. READ
Citing a “culture of corruption,” Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone demanded district attorney Thomas Spota, who he described as the head of a “criminal enterprise,” resign following the latest investigative story published by Newsday today detailing the DA’s office failure to prosecute crimes revealed on a wiretap. READ
Southold Town police officer Garrett Lake has been named the department’s top DWI-catching cop.
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, center, Legislator Jay Schneiderman. (Credit: Tim Gannon, file)
Would constructing a large-scale convention center capable of hosting boat shows, concerts and auto shows be a viable means of bolstering the Suffolk County’s economy?
That is the question being posed by county lawmakers who passed a resolution seeking consultants willing to conduct a feasibility study on such a project.
Orient Association president Robert Hanlon polls the room Saturday morning, asking who opposed a proposed freight truck plan. (Credit: Paul Squire)
If you were trying to find someone who supported the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council’s plan to divert tractor trailers through the North Fork, the last place you’d want to look was Saturday morning’s meeting at Poquatuck Hall in Orient.
The residents, elected officials and community leaders gathered there called it “ruinous,” “pointless,” and “an absolute disaster waiting to happen.”
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone speaks during Monday’s announcement that the county will not pursue school zone cameras. (Credit: courtesy photo)
Are school zone speed cameras nothing more than a money grab? That’s a question Suffolk County residents won’t have to worry about.
That’s because Suffolk officials announced Monday that the controversial program, which launched in Nassau County earlier this year and has come under fire from residents there, won’t be implemented here at all. This past spring, the state authorized the use of one camera in each Nassau and Suffolk county school district. But Suffolk County officials had been debating going forward with the program since July.