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A proposed training hub to address the shortage of factory workers on Long Island moved a small step closer to reality Monday.

A resolution calling for the establishment of “a regional training facility with an apprenticeship component” to serve local plants was endorsed by a majority of the 22-member Long Island Manufacturing Task Force during a meeting in Hauppauge.

Suffolk Legis. William J. Lindsay III, who co-chairs the more »

William Lindsay

Suffolk County Legis. William J. Lindsay III wants to bring a version of TV’s “Shark Tank” reality show to Suffolk.

A Lindsay bill that will go to the full legislature for a vote Tuesday would allow business experts, academics or residents to appear before a bipartisan eight-member county committee to pitch proposals to cut costs in county government or increase efficiencies. The panel would choose between proposals and forward more »

William Lindsay

In four years in office, William Lindsay III has proved to be thoughtful and pragmatic. His signature issues are critical to Suffolk’s future. Lindsay, 45, of Bohemia, is a strong proponent of economic development, and favors more rental housing and higher density around transit hubs to keep young adults home. He is also pushing hard for sewer expansion into Oakdale, West Sayville and Sayville to improve water quality and regenerate more »


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.

For more information, more »


(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 »