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
Suffolk County voters could be asked in November to help fund water quality improvement initiatives through a surcharge on water usage.
Suffolk County officials announced Thursday that newly approved legislation will help farms and businesses upgrade aging fuel tanks with larger, state-of-the-art systems.
Green Key passes, golf course admission and hunting permits will become more expensive next year, as will all other user fees at county parks, if the Suffolk County Legislature approves a resolution next week raising rates across the board. READ
Tuesday is Election Day nationwide and voters in Riverhead Town will be asked to choose a supervisor, two council members, two assessors and a town justice. They’ll also pick a county executive and legislator.
When Steve Bellone was first elected Suffolk County Executive four years ago, he inherited a financial firestorm.
Before this year, I hadn’t used public transportation regularly as part of my commute since my Boston days — six years ago, back before I moved to Long Island. That all changed a couple months ago, when a medical event took away my driving privileges. READ
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone’s proposed budget includes a $10 million cut to the county’s bus transit system, which could result in service reductions starting this spring.