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Apr
9
2019
Suffolk County Legislature

The Suffolk Legislature approved a local bill Tuesday that would bar pharmacies from selling tobacco products, with lawmakers saying tobacco sales run counter to the stores' role in the protection of public health.

The bipartisan resolution was approved on a 16-1-1 vote, with Republicans Steve Flotteron opposed and Leslie Kennedy abstaining.

“Selling tobacco products is directly at odds with a pharmacy’s mission as a health-...read more »

Mar
22
2019
William Spencer

Some Suffolk County shoppers were outraged when a 5-cent fee on single-use plastic and paper bags went into effect in January 2018 but officials said the law is working as intended.

Not only were 1.1 billion fewer plastic bags used in the county last year, but the number of bags found polluting shorelines fell steeply compared with 2017, according to a report on the law’s progress that was released Thursday.

“So just think...read more »

Sep
24
2017
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

The Huntington Town Board approved the next step in allowing Suffolk County to fund and conduct a feasibility and design study of extending the Southwest Sewer District into Huntington Station, an effort that officials said could boost revitalization projects.

Suffolk County legislators in December approved $1.25 million from the Start Up New York/Suffolk County program to study installing sewers from the Huntington Long Island Rail...read more »

Aug
16
2017

All homeowners are welcome and encouraged to attend one of the two sessions offered.

Huntington, NY - August 16, 2017 - Suffolk County Legislator William R. Spencer, M.D. has partnered with Long Island Green Homes to offer two home energy presentations for residents in the Town of Huntington during the month of September. The presentations will provide information on how homeowners can receive a FREE energy audit which will specify the...read more »

Jul
10
2017

GREENLAWN -
Suffolk police say a dozen new surveillance cameras have been placed in strategic locations in an effort to fight crime in the county.

Legislator William Spencer says the county is trying to send a very clear message that crime will not be tolerated and adds that cameras are a very good deterrent.

Each precinct will have one or two cameras that will be...read more »

May
16
2017

The Suffolk Legislature on Tuesday unanimously approved a $10 million grant program to help homeowners pay for high-tech septic systems that can cost as much as $17,500, in the first major step in a county program to combat nitrogen levels in local waters.

Lawmakers also approved the hiring of four new employees so the county can begin processing grant applications July 1. Officials hope installations can begin four to six weeks later...read more »

Mar
8
2017

Riverhead, NY – With the one year anniversary of the Suffolk County 24/7 Substance Abuse Hotline approaching, Legislator William R. Spencer, M.D. invited Steve Chassman, LCSW, CASAC (Email), Executive Director of LICADD, to come before the Health Committee on Thursday, March 2nd, to provide an update on the program. “The impact of substance abuse continues to devastate individuals, families and communities throughout Suffolk County. It’s...read more »

Jan
24
2017

Every child has hopes and dreams. Mentoring brings caring adults together with children in need through safe and effective programs.
Huntington Station, NY - January 23, 2017 - Every child has hopes and dreams. Mentoring brings caring adults together with children in need through safe and effective programs. By being a consistent adult presence in a young person’s life, mentors can help a young person navigate challenges, offer advice...read more »

Jan
9
2017

A $1.25 million plan to expand infrastructure along New York Avenue in Huntington Station is expected to boost economic growth across Suffolk County, local leaders and community organizations announced Monday.

The funds, which were approved by the Suffolk County Legislature in December, will be used to complete a comprehensive report, engineering and design plan for sewers south of the Huntington Train Station.

“Investing in...read more »

Nov
7
2016

Sponsored by Suffolk County Leg. Spencer and Huntington Town Supervisor Frank Petrone the seminar was geared toward local businesses to engage with elected officials, key government agencies and neighboring business professionals throughout the town.
Huntington, NY - November 4, 2016 - The Suffolk County Legislature is using its successful day-long business forum “Charting the Course” and taking the show on the road; bringing a host of...read more »

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