Single-use plastics could become a thing of the past in Suffolk County.
Southampton Town officials Tuesday adopted a new code amendment that will ban plastic straws and polystyrene (Styrofoam) take-away containers at food establishments.
The new law goes into effect in May — and Suffolk County could follow suit. READ
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced the launch of a new website Thursday designed to inspire the community to support local and independent businesses throughout the county. READ
Entertainment-starved East End residents rejoice! Our elected Suffolk County officials are pushing a brilliant plan to bring a 17,500-seat arena to Ronkonkoma as part of a massive development of the area, currently home to a Long Island Rail Road parking lot. READ
Suffolk County offered a tour Wednesday of local homes where advanced onsite wastewater have been installed.
It’s part of the county’s effort to encourage homeowners to update their septic systems to significantly reduce nitrogen output, which puts the health of ecosystems and humans at risk. READ
Southold Town is applying for a Suffolk County grant to track bacteria sources in several shellfish harvest areas that have been recommended by the town’s shellfish advisory committee. READ
In 1984, four students sat a table with an instructor to learn about fishing techniques. Now, up to 50 anglers crowd a room for a chance to take Captain Jerry McGrath’s annual fishing course. (more…)
The Southold Fire Department will host an opioid overdose prevention class in December, the last of six training sessions being offered throughout Long Island. READ
A Mattituck couple has been selected to have their septic system replaced with an advanced wastewater treatment system through Suffolk County’s Reclaim Our Water initiative.
Judging by the number of cameras and photographers in Anthony Hobson’s backyard Thursday afternoon, you might think there were Hollywood celebrities living there.
Legislation to freeze automatic raises for Suffolk County elected officials has taken a step forward.
On Wednesday, the Suffolk County Legislature’s committee on government operations, personnel housing and information technology approved the bill by a 6-0 vote. The Legislature is expected to vote on it next Wednesday, Sept. 6, at the county center in Riverside.