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Artist rendering of the planned Ronkonkoma Hub project (credit: TRITEC Real Estate)

Suffolk Makes Ronkonkoma Hub A Priority, Says It Will Help Reverse ‘Brain Drain’

The county will assist in the development and reinvention of the hub with the aim of creating an environment that young people desire.

09/15/2014

Cars are abandoned on a flooded Brooke Avenue following heavy rains and flash flooding on  August 13, 2014 in Bayshore. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)

Long Island Drying Out After ‘Historic’ Storm Dumps Record Rainfall

Suffolk County and the towns of Islip and Brookhaven have declared states of emergency after what County Executive Steve Bellone called an “unprecedented” deluge.

08/14/2014

Cars stranded on the Northern State Parkway in Jericho on August 13, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

‘Storm Of Historic Proportions’ Dumps 13 Inches Of Rain In Some Spots Of LI

A storm that dumped nearly an entire summer’s worth of rain in parts of the Tri-State area caused major flooding in some spots, stranding motorists and snarling the morning commute.

08/13/2014

FILE: A prosthetic leg rests near a bicycle as U.S. soldiers wounded in combat gather for the start of the Wounded Warrior Soldier Ride on the South Lawn of the White House April 28, 2010 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Wounded Warrior Project Holds Soldier Ride On Long Island

The biking event kicked off Friday morning in Lindenhurst. It will raise $500,000 to support veterans dealing with disabilities after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

07/18/2014

Speed camera (file/credit: CBS 2)

Cuomo OKs More Speed Cameras Near NYC, Long Island Schools

More than 200 new speed cameras are authorized for school zones in New York City and Long Island under legislation signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

06/25/2014

Suffolk County officials announce May 21, 2014, that the Steve Nelson Health Act has been signed into law. (Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone Signs Carbon Monoxide Detector Law

The Steve Nelson Safety Act comes in response to the death of a restaurant manager in February.

05/21/2014

LIRR trains (CBS 2)

Local Leaders Say Departure Of LIRR President Could Disrupt Ongoing Projects

Officials are concerned that the departure of LIRR President Helena Williams could cause problems for ongoing projects.

05/03/2014

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announces water quality initiatives (Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Suffolk County Exec Announces Plan To Install Sewers In Effort To Protect Water Supply

The first phase of the plan is to install sewer systems under more than 10,000 homes near the Forge River, the Connetquot River and the Carlls River.

03/26/2014

Environmental groups sued the Suffolk County Government for diverting money intended for protect the drinking water supply. (credit: CBS 2)

Environmental Groups Sue Suffolk Country For Diverting Water-Protection Funds

The tax, which has been approved by voters five times since 1987, is intended to go toward protecting Long Island’s drinking water supply. The tax has raised about $1.5 billion to date.

03/10/2014

The PulsePoint app shows a map of CPR volunteers. (credit: CBS 2)

Suffolk County Hopes Phone App, Army Of CPR Volunteers Can Help Save Lives

The county is rolling out the PulsePoint app and is asking anyone trained in CPR to download it and come to the rescue if someone nearby has a heart attack.

02/20/2014

Speed camera (file/credit: CBS 2)

Suffolk County Exec Wants Speed Cameras Near School Zones

County Executive Steve Bellone asked state lawmakers for the authority to install speed cameras at about 20 sites near schools. Bellone said the move would help to reduce accidents and generate $2 million in revenue for the county each year.

02/12/2014

Marta Leiva, CSA with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, salts the snow in Carl Shurz Park. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

Tri-State Area Faces Icy Conditions As Municipalities Deal With Salt Shortages

Forecasters say slush and standing water from Wednesday’s snow storm turned into ice as temperatures plunged below freezing overnight.

02/06/2014

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announces water quality initiatives (Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Bellone: Long Island’s Water Quality Is No. 1 Priority Of My Administration

A new water pollution study on Long Island claims nitrogen levels in the ground and surface water have become critically high.

01/23/2014

Slick, snow-covered road in Woodbury, N.Y., Jan. 21, 2014 (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Residents Digging Out After Snowstorm Slams Long Island

Snowfall totals reached more than 13 inches in Lindenhurst in Suffolk County and more than 11 inches in Merrick in Nassau County.

01/22/2014

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Snowstorm Slams Long Island; Officials Monitor Road Conditions

The Long Island Expressway was slow-moving from about noon Tuesday well through the end of rush hour due to near whiteout conditions.

01/21/2014

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