I am writing in response to the News-Review’s recent editorial entitled “County Planning ‘Alliance’ Should Be Put On Hold.” The editorial is correct in saying that while the measure has good intentions, it should be tabled until the proposal is more fine-tuned. READ
In a county as populous and diverse as Suffolk, coordinating the planning efforts of towns and villages should be a priority — especially in the face of the myriad challenges the area faces. Individual municipalities from Shelter Island to Huntington continue to confront issues involving water quality, affordable housing, high-paying jobs and the infrastructure needed to support future development. READ
Is an effort by Suffolk County to tie funding for certain projects to attendance at a quarterly regional planning meeting an effort to get everyone on the same page, or strong arming by big government? READ
Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski has a new target in the ongoing fight to protect the area’s waters: county parks.
The Suffolk County Legislature voted last week 15 – 3 to approve a $2.9 billion operating budget for the county, using roughly $117 million in one-time payments to help close the budget gap. READ
A popular incumbent who won each of his first two terms in office with more than two-thirds of the vote, Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski is facing his easiest campaign yet.
In the years since the Suffolk County Legislature last discussed, then dropped, the idea of banning single-use plastic bags, here are some things legislators have chosen to take action on:
Will recent bans on single-use plastic bag in Southampton and East Hampton towns inspire more local municipalities — including those on the North Fork — to follow suit?
Probably not, it seems.