News Roundup

Jul
28
2012
The Rocky Point Famers' Market

Rocky Point, NY – Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker invites the community to visit The Rocky Point Farmers’ market to purchase organically grown products from local farmers.

Open on Sunday mornings from 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., the open air market typically offers vegetables, fruit, eggs, plants and baked goods. Additionally, there are local artisans selling handmade soaps, jewelry, pottery, and more.

The goal of the market...read more ››

Jul
13
2012

New York State Assembly candidate Joe Dujmic today announced a Safe Waterways Act he would introduce in Albany which would, for the first time, require all persons operating a boat to have a state-authorized license, conditioned upon passage of an approved safe boating course and proper liability insurance.

To avoid added layers of bureaucracy, Dujmic’s proposed legislation would simply add a boating classification to drivers’ licenses...read more ››

Jul
10
2012

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has repealed the “twilight” fees at Smith Point in Shirley and Cupsogue Beach in Westhampton. The $4 fee at the county beaches, charged for visitors between 5 and 8 p.m.—previously a free time to enjoy the beaches—had been in effect since June 23 and had angered a number of politicians as well as residents. Last week, legislation was introduced by Suffolk County Legislators Kate Browning and Jay...read more ››

Jul
10
2012

Suffolk County has repealed a $4 "twilight" parking fee at two county beaches after weeks of receiving emails and phone calls from residents angered by the new fees.

The announcement was delivered by Legis. Kate Browning (D-Shirley) and Legis. Jay Schneiderman (I-Montauk) at a rally at Smith Point Marina in Shirley, where a crowd of more than 100 protesters had gathered to blast the new fee, which had been put in place June 23....read more ››

Jul
9
2012

Long Island's Congressional delegation, Carolyn McCarthy, Congressmen Peter King, Steve Israel and Tim Bishop, joined by the Association for a Better Long Island (ABLI) and members of the region’s aviation, business, labor and educational communities, today vowed to oppose plans that would see the FAA relocate key air traffic control centers off Long Island.

Standing before the gates of the FAA TRACON (Terminal Radar Approach Control...read more ››

Jun
27
2012
Leg. Rob Calarco (far left) with TRITEC Real Estate Principals and COO and representatives from town, county and state government (center)

Patchogue, LI—Wednesday, June 27: Legislator Rob Calarco was on hand to help break ground for an historic event in Patchogue Village: the groundbreaking for New Village, a mixed-use residential development located at the heart of downtown village that will revitalize the Four Corners and move the village downtown into the 21st Century.

The TRITEC project promotes an active, pedestrian-friendly community and will bring...read more ››

Jun
27
2012

A mountainous budget deficit has been eating up vast amounts of his staff's time, but Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone is not letting short-term budget woes keep him from thinking big and long-term. He needs to do both. His Connect Long Island outline of the way the county will go about economic development has a good core approach and a couple of innovative ideas. But the budget reality won't go away, and Bellone will have to make even...read more ››

Jun
21
2012

Smoking in Suffolk's parks and beaches will soon be banned under a bill passed this week by the county legislature.

But the ban contains no fines for violators and exempts parking lots, campgrounds and golf courses.

Lawmakers voted 10-7 Tuesday to approve the resolution by Legis. William Spencer (D-Centerport), a physician who also fought to restore tobacco education funding that was to be cut from Suffolk's budget.

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Jun
14
2012

Joe Dujmic, candidate for New York State Assembly’s 10th District received a major endorsement from former Suffolk County Legislator and Majority Leader Hon. Jon Cooper.

Mr. Cooper stated: “I am very pleased to lend my full support and offer my wholehearted endorsement on behalf of Joe Dujmic’s candidacy for New York State’s 10th Assembly District. Joe is a true Democrat and a rising star in our party. He will be a strong and vocal...read more ››

Jun
13
2012
Steve Bellone and Suffolk County Legislators

County Executive Bellone was joined by legislators and the Long Island Contractors Association (LICA) at the signing of the approval for $32 million in capital projects to be commenced in Suffolk County in 2012.

The sixteen projects, inclusive of four emergency bridge repairs, serve to improve Suffolk County’s infrastructure and are expected to create more than 300 jobs within the next year.

The projects include repairs and...read more ››