Suffolk County

Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced a draft plan that would allow the county to share services with towns and villages in order to meet a deadline set by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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Suffolk County officials, police, treatment providers and school teachers hope to form a permanent advisory committee to address heroin and opioid abuse.

Suffolk County Unveils New Pedestrian Safety Program

Jun 26, 2017
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The Suffolk County Police Department announced a new program to educate pedestrians and motorists on reducing fatal crashes.  

The Pedestrian Safety and Enforcement Program is a statewide initiative to reduce fatal car crashes involving pedestrians.  

Suffolk Police Commissioner Timothy Sini says pedestrians can now receive a summons for not using a crosswalk when available. Patrol cars will also fine motorists who violate yield signs.  

Suffolk County's Bonds Downgraded

Jun 19, 2017
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Suffolk County’s bonds have been downgraded by Standard and Poor’s after the county forecast up to a $165 million deficit for the next fiscal year.

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A Suffolk County pilot program to grow kelp had its first successful harvest this week.