Barnum, a cocker spaniel, was rescued from a puppy mill in 2009. (Credit: Joseph Pinciaro)
Suffolk County is poised to become the first county in New York State to regulate the sale of animals, as the county legislature unanimously approved a measure on Tuesday that sets a framework for discouraging pet retailers from buying from unsafe breeders.
The proposed law up for vote Tuesday seeks to curb the sale of puppies bred in substandard and/or inhumane conditions in places known as ‘puppy mills.’ (Credit: Michael White)
Less than six months after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a law giving local municipalities in New York State the ability to more closely regulate pet dealers, Suffolk County is looking to become the first one to do so, as the Legislature is set to vote on a measure tomorrow setting countywide regulations on the industry. (more…)
Nancy Lynott, Youth Bureau director for Southampton Town leading the discussion Thursday evening. (Credit: Carrie Miller)
Drug abuse. Gang involvement. Low employment. High school suspension rates.
These are just some of the issues threatening the health, safety and success of young people on the East End, according to a draft version of a report compiled by Suffolk County and regional municipalities. (more…)
When I was a boy camping with my family at Wildwood State Park in Wading River, deer ticks were unknown. As a Boy Scout involved in intensive hiking and camping all over this region, neither I nor anyone I knew was ever bitten by a deer tick.
But now Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses are a huge problem for all of us. Suffolk County was a hotspot for Lyme when it fi rst emerged in the 1970s and it still is, but it’s now just one of many hotspots across the U.S., indeed the world.
We’ve been struck by an epidemic.
County Executive Steve Bellone, second from right, discusses Southampton Town’s Riverside plans with, from left, Councilwoman Christine Scalera, Councilman Brad Benter, Sean McLean of Renaissance Downtowns, and Southampton Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
Steve Bellone, meet Riverside.
The Suffolk County Executive was given a bus tour of one of Southampton Town’s poorest, most crime-ridden, rundown neighborhoods Wednesday morning in hopes of getting his support for a number of ongoing efforts to revitalize the area. (more…)
Now that the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) has been decimated and a private utility from New Jersey, Public Service Electric and Gas (PSEG) has been imposed on Long Island, both in a scheme by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, it’s time Suffolk County returned to a vision of a democratically-run “public power” utility. (more…)
This Riverhead house in foreclosure was scheduled to be sold on the steps of Town Hall in 2010. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)
To the Editor:
Swaying in the wind, their presence hides an escalating problem that virtually affects us all.
Once the symbol of upward mobility and a promising future, real estate signs on front lawns in many cases signify another casualty inflicted by the high cost of living on Long Island. (more…)
Roanoke Avenue in Riverhead. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
Suffolk County’s plan to resurface 1.3 miles of Roanoke Avenue, from Main Street to the Route 58 traffic circle, will be the subject of a public meeting Thursday night in Riverhead.