Citing a “culture of corruption,” Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone demanded district attorney Thomas Spota, whom 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
For the fourth year running, Riverhead Town police officer Timothy Murphy has been named the department’s top DWI-catching cop.
While the bulk of Suffolk County taxes are spent in the five western towns, County Executive Steve Bellone said Friday that his $2.9 billion recommended county budget for 2016 will have some benefits for the East End. READ
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.
Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory, left, and County Executive Steve Bellone shake hands after the law is signed. (Credit: Courtesy)
Suffolk County has banned the sale of pure caffeine products to minors, while becoming the first county in the nation to limit the potentially deadly substance.
The Suffolk County Department of Health Services issued a warning about pure caffeine products — which are marketed as energy boosters that can enhance mental focus — earlier this year. The law was signed by County Executive Steve Bellone Wednesday.
A sandbar at the end of Pine Neck Road in Southold. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
It’s no Mega Millions, but 19 Suffolk County homeowners will soon hit the lottery in a county drawing to test new wastewater treatment systems.
Suffolk County officials are seeking homeowners willing to offer their properties as testing sites for advanced wastewater treatment systems, in hopes of finding a system suitable for use in individual homes. (more…)
The view from Route 105 bridge at Indian Island golf course as the Peconic River leads into the Bay. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)
County legislators voted overwhelmingly last week to let Suffolk voters decide the fate of a plan that would eventually replenish the Drinking Water Protection Program, which has so far been tapped twice for money to balance the county budget. If approved by voters, the plan would also allow the county to continue dipping into that program for several more years. (more…)
A view of Bailie Beach in Mattituck (Credit: Carrie Miller, file)
Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone is seeking help in informing the community about nitrogen pollution in a creative and lively way — by hosting a film contest. (more…)