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Suffolk County announced a new program Monday to help safeguard our parks from vandalism and dumping of hazardous waste or trash. The park system has added a special phone number-- 631-854-1423--so that patrons can let the department know about unsafe or other illicit activities.

The number is part of the new RID--Report Illegal Dumping--program. Criminal activity should be reported directly to 911.

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(SUFFOLK COUNTY – NY) Suffolk County Legislator Bill Lindsay recently introduced legislation that would give voters the chance to consolidate the Suffolk County Legislature from 18 elected members down to just 13 in a 2017 referendum. Budgetary woes and countywide fiscal challenges influenced Lindsay’s proposal to shrink the county’s legislative body, which will reduce redundancies, increase transparency, and promote greater more »


(HOLBROOK-NY) Despite heavy rain and clouds, over 50 residents showed up to the Holbrook Community Cleanup at Seneca Middle School on Saturday October 22nd.

The Holbrook Cleanup, which is sponsored by Legislator Lindsay and the Holbrook Chamber of Commerce, is held semiannually – once in the Fall and again in the Spring. Participants are given pickers to lift garbage off the ground, safety vests, garbage bags, and gloves prior more »


(SUFFOLK COUNTY-NY) – July 4th weekend was filled with firework shows, BBQs, family fun and outdoor activities, which presented a great opportunity for Suffolk County Legislator Bill Lindsay, the Community Ambulance Company of Sayville, Southside Hospital – a part of Northwell Health, the Suffolk County Police Department and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police Department to host their first Safety Community Surge – an more »


(Yaphank, NY)- An estimated 180,000 veterans are incarcerated each year nationwide, with a significant rate of re-offense according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Now Suffolk County is making a push to reduce veteran recidivism and provide soldiers with the tools and the resources to appropriately cope with stressors, improve life skills, and attain educational and vocational training.

Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent DeMarco, more »


It was the first time the Suffolk County Democrats ever hosted a presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton helped raise $510,000 for the party, said Suffolk County Democratic Chairman Rich Schaffer at press time.

Clinton also attracted 850 supporters to the tightly secured Villa Lombardi’s catering venue in Holbrook.

Clinton swung through back-to-back appearances on Monday, including a more »


A Suffolk lawmaker has proposed a local law to expand rules to cover not only those who lobby on county legislative bills, but anyone who seeks decisions by county departments that involve spending public money.

Sponsor Legis. William Lindsay III (D-Bohemia) said the measure aims to make sure those who are hired to influence county legislation, executive orders, rate-making or fiscal decisions register with the county legislature more »


Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman is proposing a bill to change how gas stations post prices for credit and debit card purchases.

To be introduced later this month, the bill will call for gas stations to display prices for credit and debit card purchases in addition to prices for 
cash purchases. That way, 
he said, consumers won’t be caught off-guard at the pump when the price of gas suddenly increases when they pay more »


Bohemia, NY - March 20, 2014 - Earlier this month, Suffolk County Legislator Bill Lindsay III joined Brownie Troop 3870 of Bohemia and their troop leaders Wendy Tedeschi, Christine Miller, and Melissa Dellisola at the W.H. Rogers Legislative Building in Hauppauge to participate in a mock legislative debate. The young women of Troop 3870 took part in a heated debate about issues ranging from mandatory school uniforms to age restrictions more »


Bayport, NY - March 24, 2014 - Suffolk County Legislator Bill Lindsay III recently nominated Bayport resident, Chestene Coverdale, as the Senior Citizen of the Year for the 8th legislative district. The Suffolk County Senior Citizen of the Year Award is given to a person who has enhanced the lives of older residents in Suffolk County through advocacy, leadership, volunteerism, and acting as a role model to all generations.

“Chestene more »