PRESS RELEASE: Gov. Hochul Signs Suffolk County Water Quality Restoration Act into Law

Now, the county legislature must add referendum to the November ballot Larchmont, NY — Of the many reasons to head to Long Island at the start of Memorial Day Weekend, Governor Kathy Hochul picked a good one. She was in Babylon on Thursday morning to sign the Suffolk County Water Quality Restoration Act into law.  […]

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Love your local election

It may be true that “all politics is local.” It’s also true that elections for local office don’t get the headlines or the hype. Las Vegas sportsbooks don’t offer betting lines on the race for City Clerk in Milford the way they’ve been laying odds on the 2024 Presidential election pretty much since the last […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Save the Sound, Group for the East End, and Peconic Baykeeper Notify Suffolk County Legislature of its Obligation under the Green Amendment to Address Nitrogen Pollution

Nonprofit environmental organizations Save the Sound, Group for the East End, and Peconic Baykeeper have notified the Suffolk County Legislature that its failure to take meaningful action to address nitrogen pollution resulting primarily from outdated and inadequate septic systems violates the Green Amendment of New York’s Constitution. The letter, prepared by PACE Environmental Litigation Clinic, […]

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Press Release: Save the Sound Dismayed by Suffolk County Legislature’s Inaction on Generational Opportunity

A 10-7 party line vote during Tuesday’s meeting of the Suffolk County legislature didn’t kill the Water Quality Restoration Act, but the decision to recess rather than resolve the proposal guarantees this essential piece of legislation will not be added to the November ballot. The legislature is not scheduled to meet again until September, well […]

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The Good, the Bad, and the L.I.E.

Last Wednesday, June 21, was the longest day. That’s not hyperbole. The sun rose over West Shore Road at 5:23 a.m. and didn’t slide beyond the horizon until 8:30 p.m., giving the people of Port Washington, NY, a full 15 hours and seven minutes of daylight – more than they’ll enjoy on any other day […]

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