A Tick Bite Prevention Education Campaign has been outlined by Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, aimed at helping school-age children in summer camps and other outdoor programs about preventive measures they can take to reduce the risk of tick bites. (more…)
As part of an expansive economic development plan in both the county and the state, Suffolk County officials gathered Friday to tour affordable housing construction sites in Riverhead and Speonk. READ
The New York State Attorney General’s office said Thursday it has expanded a lawsuit previously filed in Suffolk County Supreme Court against the makers of opioid narcotics to include members of the Sackler family, whose company, Purdue Pharma, manufactures Oxycontin. READ
There was a great deal of optimism in eastern Long Island’s environmental community when, in the fall of 2017, a Flanders homeowner used a Suffolk County grant to replace an older cesspool with a state-of-the-art system. READ
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced a plan last Tuesday that he says will protect Suffolk County taxpayers from the new $10,000 cap on state and local tax deductions. (more…)
Local and state policy makers, health professionals, and others gathered at the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons on Wednesday for the East End’s first opioid forum, “Stories From Suffolk.” READ
A new vaping prevention program is being piloted in Suffolk County schools, County Executive Steve Bellone announced Tuesday.
Citing an “alarming rise” in teenagers who use e-cigarettes, the program, Vape Out, will launch in four Suffolk County school districts Jan. 30. READ
Despite facing numerous obstacles over the years, a $5.3 million project to widen the roundabout in Riverside was completed ahead of schedule, officials said Friday.
The work started in 2017 but plans for the project began many years before that, some officials estimate as many as 15 years earlier.
Officials had expected it to be done in November or December but it was done earlier this month, with a ribbons cutting ceremony held Friday. READ