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A new partnership between Suffolk County and local schools will set up a recycling program to encourage students to be more environmentally friendly and to encourage students to form environmentally sound habits early on.

Long Island Officials Push For Online Sales Tax

Mar 27, 2018
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The County Executives of Nassau and Suffolk County want the New York State Senate to pass a bill that they say would help local businesses compete with large online retailers.

Under current law, companies like Amazon are only required to charge sales tax if a New York resident purchases from a New York company.

The bill would require online retailers to collect sales tax on any product sold to a New York resident.

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Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has unveiled a new school safety initiative.

New Ad Campaign Targets Dating Violence Among Teens

Feb 14, 2018
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New York State and Suffolk County have launched an ad campaign that targets dating violence and abuse among teenagers on Long Island.  

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Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone hopes to name a new police commissioner by next month.

Over one hundred candidates have sent in their resumes for the job after former Commissioner Timothy Sini stepped down to become the new district attorney. Acting Commissioner John Barry says he’s not interested and will join Sini as his top investigator in the D.A.’s office.  

A committee will sift through the resumes in the next few weeks and discuss with Bellone how many candidates to bring in for interviews.