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Posted on: July 1, 2019

2019 Medford Summer Concert Series Announced

Concert Series

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – Deputy Presiding Officer Rob Calarco, Medford Chamber of Commerce, Medford Taxpayers and Civic Association, and Patchogue-Medford Library have announced the 2019 Medford Concert Series dates and line-up. The annual fou...

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Posted on: June 26, 2019

Deputy Presiding Officer Rob Calarco Releases Statement on Replacement of Horseblock Road Bridge

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PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – Deputy Presiding Officer Rob Calarco has released the following statement regarding the Replacement of County Road 16-Horseblock Road Bridge.

“Earlier this week, Suffolk County Department of Public Works began...

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Posted on: June 14, 2019

Deputy Presiding Officer Rob Calarco Honors Outgoing South Country School Board Members

Calarco at South Country School Board Meeting

BELLPORT, N.Y. – At a meeting of the South Country School District Board of Education, three outgoing members of the board were recognized for their service to the community. Cheryl Felice, Carol Malin, and Dr. Anthony Griffin are all s...

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Posted on: June 14, 2019

Medford Resident Ascends to Eagle Scout

Jonathan Craig Eagle Scout Court of Honor

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – Medford resident and Patchogue-Medford High School graduate Jonathan Craig became an Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor Ceremony on Sunday, June 9th. Jonathan is a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 40 of Medford. To a...

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Posted on: June 10, 2019

Deputy Presiding Officer Rob Calarco Attends Patchogue Ambulance Company 85th Anniversary

Calarco Attends Patchogue Ambulance Dinner

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – The Patchogue Ambulance Company celebrated their 85th anniversary at a dinner on Saturday, June 8th. He presented Proclamations to the department in celebration of their long service to the Patchogue community and to m...

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Posted on: May 1, 2019

Deputy Presiding Officer Rob Calarco Announces Community Seminar on Septic Improvement Program

6.5.19 IA Septic Grant Seminar

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – Deputy Presiding Officer Rob Calarco has announced a community seminar on the Suffolk County Septic Improvement Program. The meeting will be on Wednesday, June 5th from 7 PM to 8:30 PM at the Patchogue-Medford Library....

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Posted on: April 29, 2019

Deputy Presiding Officer Rob Calarco Celebrates the Opening of Patchogue Beer Project

Calarco Attends Patchogue Beer Project Opening

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – The Patchogue Beer Project celebrated their grand opening on Saturday, April 27th. Deputy Presiding Officer Rob Calarco was in attendance to welcome the new brewery to the neighborhood. Besides being the headquarters f...

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Posted on: April 25, 2019

Civil War Monument Returns to Patchogue

Civil War Monument Returns to Patchogue

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – A Civil War Monument that has stood in Patchogue since 1870 has returned after being removed for repair work last spring. The sculpture, which features a solider standing with his rifle, features the names of over 180 ...

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Posted on: April 19, 2019

Deputy Presiding Officer Rob Calarco Raises a Glass at New Blue Point Brewery Opening

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PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – At the grand opening of the new Blue Point Brewery, Deputy Presiding Officer Rob Calarco raised his glass to toast the day. On Wednesday, April 18th the Blue Point Brewing Company opened their new location on West Main Street in...

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Posted on: April 16, 2019

Deputy Presiding Officer Rob Calarco Presents Proclamations to PMHS Students of the Month

Calarco Honors April Students of the Month

MEDFORD, N.Y. – Deputy Presiding Officer Rob Calarco presented proclamations to students at Patchogue-Medford High School on Tuesday, April 16th. Students were selected by their teachers as Students of the Month for March and April for ...

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Posted on: April 15, 2019

Deputy Presiding Officer Rob Calarco Attends Patchogue Fire Department Installation Dinner

Calarco Attends Patchogue Fire Department Installation Dinner

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – Deputy Presiding Officer Rob Calarco was on hand at the annual installation dinner for the Patchogue Fire Department on Friday, April 12th. The dinner was held at the East Wind Catering Hall in Wading River. Calarco pr...

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Posted on: March 27, 2019

East Patchogue Eyes Redevelopment of Downtown

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Hauppauge, NY (March 27, 2019)—Suffolk County and the Town of Brookhaven, along with residents and community groups, announced plans to redevelop and revitalize a significant portion of East Patchogue’s Main Street. With funding from t...

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Posted on: March 11, 2019

Deputy Presiding Officer Rob Calarco Celebrates Essay Contest Winners at VFW Post 2913

3.8.19 Patriot Pen Awards (1)

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – Deputy Presiding Officer Rob Calarco joined members of VFW Post 2913 and the Auxiliary to honor five students who won the annual “Voice of Democracy” and “Patriot’s Pen&rdquo...

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

Deputy Presiding Officer Rob Calarco Attends The Johnny Mac Foundation Annual 14th Wish Gala

3.2.19 Jonny Mac Gala

BLUE POINT, N.Y. – Deputy Presiding Officer Rob Calarco joined elected officials from around Suffolk County in attending The Johnny Mac Foundation Annual 14th Wish Gala. The gala was held on Saturday, March 2nd at the Stonebridge County...

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Posted on: March 5, 2019

Suffolk County Begins Appraisal Process for Open Space Acquisition on Swan River

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RIVERHEAD, N.Y. – The Suffolk County Legislature has passed a resolution that authorizes the appraisal of land along Swan River in East Patchogue for potential acquisition. Introductory Resolution 1085-19 was co-sponsored by Deputy Pres...

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Posted on: January 14, 2019

Deputy Presiding Officer Calarco Requests Reports on Government Shutdown’s Impact on Suffolk County

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PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – Deputy Presiding Officer Rob Calarco has sent letters to Suffolk County’s Departments requesting reports on how the partial shutdown of the Federal Government is affecting Suffolk County. Due to a lapse in ap...

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

Suffolk County Legislature Passes Campaign Finance Law Amendments

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RIVERHEAD, N.Y. – The Suffolk County Legislature has adopted new amendments to the Campaign Finance Law that will create public funding of elections in Suffolk County. Introductory Resolution (IR) 1865-2018 was passed by a vote of 10 to...

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Posted on: November 26, 2018

Deputy Presiding Officer Calarco Secures $5.2 Million for Patchogue Village Improvements

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HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. – With the support of the Suffolk Legislature, Deputy Presiding Officer Rob Calarco has secured $5 million in improvements to County Road 19 (CR-19), a spur connecting Waverly Avenue and West Avenue, in Patchogue. The Suffolk Cou...

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Posted on: October 25, 2018

Deputy Presiding Officer Calarco Presents Sewer Expansion Plan With Village Officials

10.25.18 Map of Patchogue River Watershed

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – Deputy Presiding Officer Rob Calarco joined with Mayor Paul Pontieri, Patchogue Village Officials, and H2M Architects + Engineers to present the sewer expansion plan for the southern part of Patchogue Village. The community mee...

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Posted on: September 7, 2018

Suffolk County Designates September as “Dystonia Awareness Month”

8.29.18 - Calarco Presents Dystonia Proclamation

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. – The Suffolk County Legislature unanimously voted to designate September as Dystonia Awareness Month at the September 5th General Meeting. Deputy Presiding Officer Rob Calarco introduced IR 1854 to help bring recognitio...

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Posted on: September 6, 2018

Suffolk Legislature Approves New Oversight Rules for Asset Forfeiture Fund

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RIVERHEAD, N.Y. – In a bipartisan 15 to 3 vote, the Suffolk County Legislature passed a major reform that empowers the Public Safety Committee with new oversight into how money is being spent out of the asset forfeiture fund. Deputy Presiding Of...

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Posted on: August 29, 2018

Neglected Parcel Cleared at Coram Shopping Center

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CORAM, N.Y. – The Coram Plaza Revitalization Task Force received good news today when they saw that a problem area in front of the Home Depot Shopping Center was cleared of invasive brush and debris.  

The New York State Department of Tr...

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Posted on: July 17, 2018

Suffolk Legislature Approves $1.5 million for Canaan Lake Restoration Project

7.17.18 Canaan Lake

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. – In a bipartisan vote of 16 – 2, the Suffolk County Legislature has approved $1.5 million in funding for the second phase of the Canaan Lake Restoration Project. The funds will be used for site improvements, scraping o...

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Posted on: April 17, 2018

Deputy Presiding Officer Celebrates “Boys & Girls Club Week”

4.11.18 Medford VFW Reopening

NORTH BELLPORT, N.Y. – Last week Deputy Presiding Officer joined children at the Boys & Girls Club to celebrate “National Boys & Girls Club Week.”  He presented the Club with a proclamation and joined the chi...

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Posted on: April 17, 2018

Deputy Presiding Officer Congratulates Patchogue-Medford Hall of Fame 2018 Inductees

4.13.18 Pat Med Hall of Fame

MEDFORD, N.Y. – On April 13 Deputy Presiding Officer Calarco joined hundreds of members of the Patchogue-Medford community to congratulate the 2018 inductees of the Patchogue-Medford Hall of Fame.  This year’s new members incl...

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Posted on: April 17, 2018

Deputy Presiding Officer Celebrates Grand Re-Opening of Medford VFW Post 2937

4.13.18 Medford VFW Reopening

MEDFORD, N.Y. – Deputy Presiding Officer Rob Calarco was on hand to celebrate the grand re-opening of the Henry James Jones VFW Post 2937 in Medford.  After an extensive renovation, the century-old structure is ready once again to host ...

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Posted on: April 5, 2018

Deputy Presiding Officer Rob Calarco Announces Working Group to Review Suffolk County Contracts

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PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – Deputy Presiding Officer Rob Calarco has announced a new working group of the Budget & Finance Committee that will review contracts that Suffolk County has entered into with independent organizations and agencies. Calarco, ...

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Posted on: March 8, 2018

Deputy Presiding Officer Rob Calarco Secures Funding for Cultural Programs in Patchogue

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RIVERHEAD, N.Y. – The Suffolk County Legislature voted to authorize IR 1118-18 which provides funding for cultural programs throughout Suffolk County at the March 6th General Meeting. Deputy Presiding Officer Rob Calarco secured $30,000 in fundi...

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Posted on: January 26, 2018

OP ED: Public Financing of elections is good for Democracy

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I don’t think it would be a stretch to say that faith in our political system is low.  In fact, ask most voters what they think of politicians and I am sure you won’t hear many nice things.  There are a lot of reasons...

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Posted on: December 14, 2017

Suffolk Legislature to Vote on Campaign Finance Reform Legislation

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HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. – The Suffolk County Legislature will consider a resolution, sponsored by Deputy Presiding Officer Rob Calarco, to create a public financing system for County elections. The bill sets strict limits on the amount of money that can...

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Posted on: November 16, 2017

Deputy Presiding Officer Rob Calarco Joins Boy Scouts to Put Up Yellow Ribbons Around Patchogue

Calarco with Boy Scout Troop 46

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – Deputy Presiding Officer Rob Calarco joined with Boy Scouts Troop 46 to put up yellow ribbons around Patchogue Village. The ribbons honor the returning of soldiers returning safely from overseas deployment. The troop placed the...

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Posted on: November 3, 2017

Deputy Presiding Officer Rob Calarco Introduces Bill to Provide Oversight to Asset Forfeiture Fund

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PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – Deputy Presiding Officer Rob Calarco has announced that he will introduce new legislation that will give the Suffolk County Legislature oversight into how asset forfeiture funds are spent by Suffolk County’s law enfor...

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Posted on: October 17, 2017

Calarco Honors Patchogue-Medford School Board for School Board Recognition Week

Calarco Attends Pat-Med School Board Meeting

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – In honor of School Board Recognition week, which begins on October 23rd, Deputy Presiding Officer Rob Calarco gave Certificates of Recognition to the members of the Patchogue-Medford School Board to thank them for commitment to...

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Posted on: October 11, 2017

Calarco Presents Donation from Play for Peace Tournament to Long Island Head Start

Calarco Presents Check to Head Start

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – Deputy Presiding Officer Rob Calarco presented a $1,000 donation to Long Island Head Start on Wednesday, October 11th. The money was raised at the annual Play for Peace Soccer Tournament that Calarco hosted in August. It will b...

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Posted on: October 6, 2017

Patchogue and Medford Get $68,000 in Downtown Revitalization Grant Money

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HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. – Deputy Presiding Officer Rob Calarco has secured $68,000 for downtown revitalization projects in Patchogue and Medford. On Tuesday, October 3rd the Suffolk County Legislature voted unanimously to approve Phase XV of the Suffolk...

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Posted on: September 29, 2017

Calarco Accepts Donation of School Supplies and Backpacks for Children Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Calarco Accepts Donation of Backpacks

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – Deputy Presiding Officer Rob Calarco accepted a donation on behalf the Suffolk County Lions Club and the Suffolk County Legislature of over 100 children’s backpacks and school supplies. The donation was made ...

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Posted on: October 6, 2017

Suffolk County Legislature Honors Retired 6th Precinct Inspector William Murphy

William Murphy Honored at Legislature

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. – At the General Meeting of the Suffolk County Legislature on Wednesday, September 6th, Deputy Presiding Officer Rob Calarco and his fellow Legislators presented a proclamation honoring retired 6th Precinct Inspector Wil...

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Posted on: October 6, 2017

9th Annual “Play for Peace” Tournament Held

Winning Women's Team with Legislator Calarco

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – On Saturday, August 12th the 9th Annual “Play for Peace” Tournament was held at the Patchogue-Medford Youth Soccer League’s fields on Sipp Avenue. More than 500 players, spectators, coache...

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Posted on: October 6, 2017

Calarco Presents Certificates to Patchogue-Medford School District “Middle School Kids Go To College

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HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. – On Friday, July 7th, Deputy Presiding Officer Rob Calarco presented Certificates of Recognition to the winners of the “Middle School Kids Go to College” contest. The winners were recognized for thei...

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Posted on: October 6, 2017

Deputy Presiding Officer Calarco attends the Patchogue Garden Club’s 17th Annual Garden Tour

Calarco and Family Attend Garden Tour

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – On Saturday, July 8th, Deputy Presiding Officer Rob Calarco attended the 17th Annual Garden Tour sponsored by the Patchogue Garden Club in the Community Garden in Patchogue with his wife Laura, and his children, Alma R...

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Posted on: October 6, 2017

Calarco Attends Dedication of Sailors Monument at Lakeview Cemetery in Patchogue

Calarco Attends Sailors Memorial Dedication

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – On Wednesday, July 12th, Deputy Presiding Officer Rob Calarco attended a ceremony to dedicate a memorial to the sailors who lost their lives at sea, at the Lakeview Cemetery in Patchogue. Suffolk County gave $5,000 in ...

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Posted on: July 11, 2017

Construction Begins on Invasive Species Eradication Project at Canaan Lake

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PATCHOGUE, N.Y.  –  On Tuesday, July 11th Deputy Presiding Officer  Rob Calarco announced  construction would  be  starting  on  the  first  phase &nbs...

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Posted on: May 31, 2017

Press Release Archives

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Archived press releases for District 7 published prior to June 2017 are available to view in the Document Center. 

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