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Sep
27
2017

Amityville, NY - September 27, 2017 - Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory joined fellow elected officials to congratulate the Economic Opportunity Council (EOC) of Suffolk, Inc. at the organization’s 50th anniversary celebration on Friday, Sept. 22 in Babylon.

“On behalf of Suffolk County, I would like to thank Adrian Fassett and all of his staff at EOC of Suffolk who work tirelessly to make Suffolk County a...read more »

Sep
27
2017

Democrats on Tuesday flipped two seats in special state elections in Florida and New Hampshire.

In Florida, Annette Taddeo won a Miami-area state Senate seat, The Daily Beast reported.

The Miami Herald noted that the race was heavily contested due to its importance to both parties, adding that the Republican who resigned from the seat faced controversy after reportedly making racist comments.

She won in a district that...read more »

Sep
26
2017

Mount Sinai, NY - September 25, 2017 - On Wednesday, October 4th at 6:30 PM, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker and the North Shore Neighbors Breast Cancer Coalition will be hosting a tree lighting ceremony for the Pink Tree for Hope at the North Shore Heritage Park at 633 Mount Sinai-Coram Road in Mount Sinai. In recognition of National Breast Cancer Month and in support of breast cancer awareness, the tree at Heritage Park will be...read more »

Sep
26
2017

The Republican push to repeal ObamaCare is officially on ice.

Now the question is when — if ever — the GOP will try again.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) insisted Tuesday that Republicans “haven’t given up on changing the American health care system.” Yet he made clear that, for now, they are moving on to other priorities.

“Where we go from here is tax reform,” McConnell said.

It’s a sobering moment...read more »

Sep
21
2017

Three known gang members and one associate were arrested in Shirley during a traffic stop, the Suffolk County Police Department announced last week. The incident occurred on Tuesday, Sept. 12 in the late evening hours.

According to SCPD commissioner Timothy Sini, members of the department’s elite Firearms Suppression Team were conducting surveillance in the Bellport area when they spotted a 2015 Dodge Durango driving erratically. The...read more »

Sep
21
2017

The Town of Babylon paid its employees less on average in 2016 than any other town or city on Long Island, payroll data shows.

Babylon workers last year had an average salary of $23,180, which was 38 percent less than the Islandwide average of $37,664 for employees of Long Island’s 13 towns and two cities, according to a Newsday analysis of data from Babylon and other municipalities.

Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer defended the...read more »

Sep
15
2017

ALBANY — State agencies including the State Police won’t be allowed to ask a person about his or her immigration status in most cases, under an executive order issued by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo Friday.

Police won’t be able to ask whether a person is in the United States illegally when a person contacts police as a victim of a crime, is a witness or is seeking assistance, according to the order.

State agencies also won’t be able to...read more »

Sep
14
2017

The risky decision by Huntington Councilwoman Tracey Edwards (D) to run for town supervisor rather than seek re-election to the town board has paid off so far following her primary night victory Sept. 12.

Edwards beat challenger and Centerport resident Darryl St. George (D), 3,482 votes to 1,664 votes, in the primary to become the Huntington Democratic Party candidate for town supervisor, based on the unofficial election results posted...read more »

Sep
6
2017

Strong condemnation of the white nationalist march in Charlottesville, Virginia has come from Suffolk County.

It is a county that itself has known hate. The KKK was active in Suffolk in the 1920s, Nazis had a New York area center in Yaphank in the 1930s and racial discrimination has persisted.
A Suffolk sidelight in the Charlottesville situation: Christopher Cantwell, raised in Suffolk, was a leader of the “Unite the Right” rally...read more »

Aug
11
2017

As the night progressed Nov. 8, 2016, it steadily became clear that months of data and polls had failed to accurately predict the future. Around midnight, it was no longer in doubt — Donald Trump was going to be the 45th president of the United States, and Democrats had a long road ahead to figure out what went wrong.

Both nationally and locally, the time since the shocking 2016 presidential election has served as a period of...read more »

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