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On Feb. 5, Suffolk County executive Ed Romaine and Suffolk County Legislature presiding officer Kevin McCaffrey, joined by environmental and labor leaders, announced what Romaine categorized as …

On Thursday, Feb. 15, the bipartisan redistricting commission in New York approved a new congressional map with a vote of 9-1. The new map approved the New York State Independent Redistricting …

New York State Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced investments in Fire Island Resiliency projects to protect barrier island communities from extreme weather. After assessing the beach damage, …

The School District held a letter writing campaign at the middle school on Thursday, Feb. 8, where dozens of community members packed the cafeteria to address the state about their opposition to …

Local state senators Alexis Weik (R-8th District) and Dean Murray (R-3rd District), along with 13 other senators, submitted a letter to Gov. Kathy Hochul urging her to rescind the electric bus …

While elected officials from The Suffolk County News ’s coverage area have expressed their deep concern and advocacy for our public schools, the cut in state funding to school districts on Long …

The Town of Islip received clearance from the Federal Aviation Administration for the Midway Crossing project proposal in Ronkonkoma. In a letter to commissioner Shelley LaRose Arken, the FAA …

Gov. Kathy Hochul (D-New York) announced the FY 2025 Executive Budget, which is proposed to make “significant investments to make New York more affordable, more livable and safer.” …

On Jan. 18, Town of Brookhaven supervisor Daniel J. Panico announced the appointment of councilman Neil Foley (R-5th District) to serve as deputy supervisor for Town of Brookhaven. Foley elected …

Governor Kathy Hochul (D-New York) announced the FY 2025 Executive Budget which is proposed to make "significant investments to make New York more affordable, more livable and safer." Local …

For six years, Greater Sayville Chamber of Commerce president Eileen Tyznar has been a de facto mayor of the area, fielding issues from community members that range from garbage pickup to elevating …

Suffolk County executive Ed Romaine issued an executive order declaring that names of all public officials, including the Office of the Suffolk County Executive, are to be removed from all county …

Angie Carpenter, Town of Islip Supervisor “The years seem to be going faster and faster, and certainly 2023 was a quick one for sure. I can still hear my mom’s words echoing… …

Promising a more efficient county government and an administration “rooted in the values of hard work, personal initiative, and accountability,” Ed Romaine took the oath of office as …

“I will leave here with a profound sense of pride in the work I have done alongside dedicated public servants with who I have had the honor and the privilege to work.” For the last …

Fire districts throughout the Town of Islip and Town of Brookhaven held their annual elections on Tuesday, Dec. 12 from 3 to 9 p.m. In all fire districts, commissioner candidates ran unopposed. …

A “through-the-fence” (TTF) agreement recognized by the FAA and dating back to the 1960s and semi-formalized in the 1970s with annual fees between November Romeo LLC (on the Halstead …

Fire districts throughout the Town of Islip and Town of Brookhaven will hold their annual elections on Tuesday, Dec. 12 from 3 to 9 p.m. The candidates in each fire district who receive the most …

On Thursday, Nov. 9, the Town of Islip board unanimously approved the proposed budget for fiscal year 2024. A public portion was held before the vote, but no community members had elected to …

Voters in Suffolk County overwhelmingly supported Republicans, with many candidates winning with over 55 percent of the vote. For Suffolk County executive Ed Romaine, former Town of Brookhaven …

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