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Snow

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 11:20 a.m.

During separate press conferences Saturday morning, both Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency for the county following news that the North Shore and East End of Long Island are expected to get 12 to 18 inches of snow — and between 18 and 24 inches on the South Shore.

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A bird's eye view of the Enterprise Park at Calverton site. (Credit: Andrew Lepre, file)

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

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A school district in Wading River is owed hundreds of thousands of dollars by Suffolk County for tuition payments for special needs students that had built up over the course of 15 years, according to an audit conducted by the state comptroller’s office. READ

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Suffolk County has begun to crack down on short-term rental owners who list their properties online and are now requiring them to collect and remit a hotel-motel tax from their guests. In some cases, the county has administered back taxes to those who hadn’t previously collected the tax. READ

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Officials at the county level are exploring various strategies to collect a 3 percent occupancy tax from tourists who rent private homes for brief periods through websites such as Airbnb and Homeaway — and they want those property owners to know they may be legally obligated to tax their guests.  READ