Steve Bellone http://wshu.org en Suffolk sheds deficit (but not for long) http://wshu.org/post/suffolk-sheds-deficit-not-long <p></p><p>Suffolk County budget officials say there’s a slowly improving fiscal picture for the county and that&nbsp;Suffolk actually had its first budget surplus since 2006. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:37:05 +0000 Charles Lane 16245 at http://wshu.org Suffolk sheds deficit (but not for long) After 4-state tour, here's what Suffolk knows of septic systems http://wshu.org/post/after-4-state-tour-heres-what-suffolk-knows-septic-systems <p></p><p>After a four-state tour, Suffolk County planners updated lawmakers Monday on what they knew about mitigateing what officials call Long Island's greatest crisis in generations: nitrogen contaminating regional estuaries.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:29:54 +0000 Charles Lane 16198 at http://wshu.org After 4-state tour, here's what Suffolk knows of septic systems Bellone hikes age to buy tobacco http://wshu.org/post/bellone-hikes-age-buy-tobacco <p></p><p>Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone signed a &nbsp;law on Monday increasing the minimum age for buying tobacco and e-cigarettes from 19 to 21 years old. The law was pushed by health advocates who say it will reduce youth’s access to cigarettes. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:22:23 +0000 Charles Lane 15814 at http://wshu.org Bellone hikes age to buy tobacco IBM helps Suffolk figure out sewer problems http://wshu.org/post/ibm-helps-suffolk-figure-out-sewer-problems <p></p><p>Suffolk County has received a grant from the technology company IBM to help solve what many see as Long Island's biggest looming crisis: poor water quality. Planners and environmentalists say they’re "thrilled" with the announcement.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:53:29 +0000 Charles Lane 14762 at http://wshu.org IBM helps Suffolk figure out sewer problems Suffolk bans tobacco sales to those under 21 http://wshu.org/post/suffolk-bans-tobacco-sales-those-under-21 <p></p><p>Suffolk County has increased the minimum age for buying tobacco and e-cigarettes from 19 to 21 years old. &nbsp;The bill, passed Tuesday evening, was pushed by health advocates who say it will reduce youth’s access to cigarettes.</p><p></p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 12:24:28 +0000 Charles Lane 14381 at http://wshu.org Suffolk bans tobacco sales to those under 21