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Posted on: October 16, 2020

Registration Open for 2020-2021 Distinguished Youth Award Program

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HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. – Suffolk County teenagers will once again have an opportunity to be recognized for their community service and personal accomplishments with the return of the Suffolk County Legislature’s Distinguished Youth Award prog...

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Posted on: October 13, 2020

Legislative Task Force of Teenagers Releases Report on How to Stop Bullying

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HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. – A Suffolk County Legislature task force made up of local teenagers has released a set of recommendations for stopping bullying in schools just as Bullying Prevention Month kicks off in October.

The Suffolk County Youth Anti-Bullying Task ...

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Posted on: October 9, 2020

Legislature to Hold Budget-Focused Committee Meetings as Lawmakers Begin Evaluating Proposals

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HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. – Starting next week, the public will be able to comment on the proposed 2021 capital and operating budgets released by Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and listen to lawmakers’ deliberations as legislative committees and wo...

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

Lawmakers Throw Support Behind Opportunity to Create Fire Island Wastewater Treatment Plan

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HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. – Suffolk County lawmakers on Wednesday opened the door to a funding opportunity for developing a wastewater treatment plan on Fire Island.

Legislators on Sept. 9 unanimously approved legislation co-sponsored by Suffolk County Leg...

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Posted on: September 1, 2020

Lawmakers, Community Members Highlight Diversity Initiatives, New Laws

Presiding Officer Calarco speaks at a podium in a plaza surrounded by lawmakers and advocates.

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. – Suffolk County lawmakers stood with community members and advocates to highlight new anti-discrimination laws going into effect this summer and to affirm their dedication to promoting diversity and inclusion.

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Posted on: August 17, 2020

Legislature Pages Complete Remote Summer Internship Program

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HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. – The COVID-19 pandemic may have put many activities on hold, but it did not stop nearly 30 college and high school students from interning in Suffolk County government this summer.

The Suffolk County Legislature Page Pro...

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Posted on: August 10, 2020

Legislature Pages Launch COVID-Related Service Projects to Help Communities

Interns wearing face coverings stand with boxes of food in front of a gazebo.

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. –  The Suffolk County Legislature’s Pages are wrapping up their remote summer internships by launching service-oriented projects to help communities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As part of the 10-week p...

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Posted on: August 10, 2020

Task Force Discusses Ways to Fight Housing Discrimination

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HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. – A representative from Long Island’s building industry will be added to the Suffolk County Legislature’s Fair Housing Task Force as the group looks to develop ways to fight housing discrimination.

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Posted on: July 23, 2020

Legislators Join U.S. Senator Urging Federal Support for Municipalities

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NORTH BABYLON, N.Y. – Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer Rob Calarco and his colleagues joined U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in North Babylon on July 20 to urge the federal government to support municipalities in the next coronavirus...

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Fair Housing Task Force to Tackle Discrimination in Real Estate

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HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. – A legislative task force created to address reports that extensive racial steering is occurring throughout communities in Suffolk will hold its first meeting soon.

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Legislature Appoints New Chief Deputy Clerk

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HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. – Suffolk lawmakers on June 23 unanimously approved the appointment of Daniel Dubois as chief deputy clerk to the county legislature.

Dubois, a lifelong resident of Suffolk County, steps into the role after serving as a legislativ...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Legislature Staff Members Join Army of Contact Tracers

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HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. – Suffolk County Legislature staff members are joining New York State’s army of contact tracers as the Long Island region enters the first phase of reopening after the COVID-19 shutdown.

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Suffolk Lawmakers Appoint New Legislative Clerk

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HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. – Suffolk lawmakers on April 28 unanimously approved the appointment of a new clerk of the county legislature. Amy Ellis, a native of Mt. Sinai, steps into the role after serving as the legislature’s chief deputy clerk ...

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

New Ways Launched for Public to Testify Remotely, Including Video for Public Hearings

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HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. – As the Suffolk County Legislature building remains closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Presiding Officer Rob Calarco has implemented two new ways for the public to participate in upcoming legislative mee...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Legislature to Suspend Public Portion, Reschedule Public Hearings

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HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. – In accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order and to protect the public from the spread of the novel coronavirus, the Suffolk County Legislature is suspending the public portion of tomorrow’s general mee...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Bipartisan Special Committee Formed to Investigate Death of Thomas Valva

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HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. –  Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer Rob Calarco and legislative leaders are forming a special committee to investigate the tragic death of 8-year-old Thomas Valva and form recommendations to ensure that what ...

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Posted on: January 29, 2020

Presiding Officer Calarco Honored by Hometown

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HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. – Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer Rob Calarco was honored by his hometown, the City of Auburn, N.Y., at the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) 2020 Legislative Conference on Jan. 27, 2020.

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Posted on: January 7, 2020

Legislators Elect Rob Calarco as Presiding Officer, Kara Hahn as Deputy

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HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. – A new presiding officer is at the helm of the Suffolk County Legislature. Rob Calarco, legislator for the 7th District, was elected to lead the body in a bipartisan vote of 16-2 at the Legislature’s 51st orga...

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