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Proposed 0.125 percent sales tax increase would fund water act

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 …

The Village of Patchogue will be holding their board of trustee and mayor election on March 19. Last week was the deadline for submitting independent nominating petitions, of which there were …

Last month, the Village of Patchogue Board of Trustees voted on the rezoning of Lake Street, following a prior public hearing held last year. The original proposal was to rezone the north side …

The Patchogue Village Board on Monday approved a change of zone for the Carriage House apartments planned for West Main Street. The next step is a Planning Board meeting on March 26 at which the …

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 authorized project provides for hurricane protection and beach erosion control along five reaches of the south shore of Long Island between Fire Island Inlet and Montauk Point, a distance of …

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 …

Former Hagerman fire chief Nicole Pannhurst has filed a lawsuit with the U.S. District Court claiming gender discrimination, a hostile workplace and retaliation, against the fire district and several …

The Village of Patchogue Board of Trustees voted to enter into Phase 2 of their energy-saving projects with Johnson Controls, earlier this month. The second phase will include another solar array …

Students, council members, friends and family alike gathered at the Brookhaven Town Hall to enjoy a sense of community and celebrate Black History Month, which runs through February. Despite the cold …

Plans for revitalizing North Bellport received a boost earlier this month when the Town of Brookhaven was awarded a $4.5 million NY Forward grant. The state grant money will be used to redevelop …

Suffolk County Supreme Court Justice Joseph A. Santorelli rejected the Citizens Campaign for the Environment and NAACP’s challenge of Brookhaven Town’s environmental review of the …

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 …

After Fame and Rebel, a Main Street women’s clothing store, announced their closure at 89 East Main Street in Patchogue Village, earlier this month citing concerns, a discussion about Main …

Last week, the Village of Patchogue Board of Trustees voted on the rezoning of Lake Street, following a prior public hearing held last year. The original proposal was to rezone the north side of …

Under the FY 2025 budget proposed by the executive office of the State of New York, dozens of school districts across Nassau and Suffolk County will lose some portion of state funding. The South …

Early on Jan. 10, a nor’easter brought in severe rain and strong winds, causing major flooding. Since then, Brookhaven Town supervisor Daniel J. Panico declared a state of emergency effective …

Historical passions are always nudged serendipitously. For Greater Patchogue Historical Society historian and past president Steve Lucas, his enthusiasm started in New Hyde Park, at age 8. …

Dan Panico was sworn in as Brookhaven Town supervisor on Monday, and the longtime town board member said one of his first priorities will be to deal with a housing shortage by …

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