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SUFFOLK COUNTY

SBU Hospital and SB Southampton Hospital named leaders in health care equality

Stony Brook University Hospital and Stony Brook Southampton Hospital havebeen named leaders this year by the National LGBTQ Health Care Equality Index of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Stony …
SUFFOLK COUNTY

County assembles police-reform task force and disseminates surveys

In response to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative, Suffolk County has created a task force that will be conducting eight community forums as well as one-one-one …
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MASTIC

Mastic girl donates light protectors to elementary school

Suffolk County Legis. Rudy Sunderman recently joined with young Caitlyn Michiels, the founder of the nonprofit organization Caitlyn’s Vision, as she donated 300 sets of light covers to the …
LONG ISLAND

Bill calls for stricter oversight of PSEG

Assemblyman Fred Thiele (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) has introduced a bill that would bring back oversight over PSEG and LIPA. The bill comes in light of PSEG Long Island’s failures in the fallout …
SHIRLEY

Amazon expected to launch station this month

Amazon has placed a stake in Shirley, getting ready to open an almost 11,000-square-foot warehouse at 100 Precision Drive, part of an industrial complex. The warehouse will be designed to satisfy …
MASTIC BEACH

Surveys available to help adjust tri-hamlet conservation area

Legis. Rudy Sunderman, in conjunction with the Nature Conservancy, is surveying Mastic, Mastic Beach and Shirley residents on flood patterns surrounding the Mastic-Mastic Beach-Shirley …
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WILLIAM FLOYD SCHOOLS

Two Floyd reps help to reimagine education

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the education sector was one of the most impacted in the country and New York State. As schools and state officials position themselves toward the fall semester, Gov. …
WILLIAM FLOYD SCHOOLS

Many unknowns for Floyd ahead of budget vote

As William Floyd prepares to collect votes on its annual budget on June 9, much still remains unknown regarding what monies will be available, from where, and for how long. “All …
WILLIAM FLOYD SCHOOLS

Meet the valedictorian, salutatorian for Floyd's class of 2020

Valedictorian: Nathalia Reis 104.12 (weighted) Intended college/after high school plans: After high school, I will be attending Yale University to continue my educational …
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LONG ISLAND

PSEG addresses issues from tropical storm in state hearing

New York State elected officials had a chance to question regional utilities regarding response issues during Tropical Storm Isaias on Aug. 4 and the days and weeks following, in a hearing on …
SUFFOLK COUNTY

Bellone: COVID-19 response comes at a cost

The death toll from COVID-19 in Suffolk County has been “approaching” 2,000 for several weeks now, and county executive Steve Bellone said that the slow-down of deaths correlates with …
NEW YORK

9/11 tribute back on after cancellation

After a decision was announced by the 9/11 Memorial & Museum to cancel its annual Tribute in Light event to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, New Yorkers quickly …
Brookhaven Town

The COVID-19 pandemic poses new challenges to all students as they return to school this fall. With the many new plans in place, fear and anxiety can be overwhelming and lead to strong emotion. …

Brookhaven Town will possibly be exploring the creation of an ashfill as an answer to the big garbage question: what to do with it. “The town is taking a serious look at how we’re …
“It has really been tough,” said long- time Town of Brookhaven clerk Donna Lent, expressing the state of her employees, both physically and mentally. In addition to the increase of …
Brookhaven Town will open four major beaches for Memorial Day weekend.  Access to the beaches will be limited to Town residents only, with parking reduced by 50% to ensure social distancing at …