Posted on: March 21, 2018

Claudia Capie Friszell Honored as a 2018 Suffolk County Woman of Distinction

Legislator Anker with Claudia Capie Friszell

HAUPPAUGE, NY – At the General Legislature Meeting on Tuesday, March 20th, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker honored Claudia Capie Friszell as one of the 2018 Suffolk County Women of Distinction. The Legislature hosted a Women of Distinction...

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Posted on: March 14, 2018

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Rocky Point

Legislator Anker with local elected officials at the St. Patrick's Day Parade.

ROCKY POINT, NY- On Sunday, March 11th, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker participated in the 68th Annual Rocky Point St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Legislator Anker was joined by local elected officials, Friends of St. Patrick volunteers, Parade...

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Posted on: March 14, 2018

Legislator Anker Announces Two Public Information Meetings for Rails to Trails

Map of the Rails to Trails project from Port Jefferson to Wading River.

MILLER PLACE, NY – Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker is pleased to announce that there will be two public information meetings for the Port Jefferson-Wading River Rails to Trails project. The first meeting will be held on Thursday, March 15t...

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Posted on: March 7, 2018

Suffolk County 911 Call Center to Be Renamed in Memory of Anthony Bocchimuzzo

Anthony Bocchimuzzo at the 911 Call Center in Yaphank.

RIVERHEAD, NY – On Tuesday, March 6th, the Suffolk County Legislature approved a resolution to rename the Suffolk County 911 Call Center in honor of the late Anthony Bocchimuzzo. The resolution was sponsored by Suffolk County Legislator...

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Posted on: March 5, 2018

Legislator Anker Announces Public Information Meeting for Rails to Trails

Map of the Rails to Trails project from Port Jefferson to Wading River.

MILLER PLACE, NY – Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker is pleased to announce that a public information meeting for the Port Jefferson-Wading River Rails to Trails project will be held on Thursday, March 15th at 6:00 PM at the Miller Place Hig...

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Posted on: March 2, 2018

Legislator Anker Warns Residents About the Dangers of Liquid Nicotine

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MOUNT SINAI, NY – Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker warns residents about the dangers of liquid nicotine, especially when used by children and teens. E-cigarettes, which contain nicotine, cause addiction, harm brain development, and...

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Posted on: February 27, 2018

Legislator Anker Announces Tobacco Cessation Class at North Shore Public Library

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SHOREHAM, NY – Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker encourages Suffolk County residents struggling with tobacco addiction to enroll in the “Learn to Be …Tobacco Free” program through the Suffolk County De...

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Posted on: February 26, 2018

Director of Health Education, Lori Benincasa, Retires from Suffolk County After 39 Years

Legislator Anker with Lori Benincasa and Dr. Tomarken.

HAUPPAUGE, NY – On Thursday, February 22nd, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker honored Lori Benincasa, Director of the Office of Health Education for Suffolk County. Ms. Benincasa is retiring after 39 years as a leader and advocate i...

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Posted on: February 20, 2018

Autism Not-for-Profit Opens New Office and Resource Center in Lake Grove

Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker, SASI Co-founders Stephanie Mendelson and Priscilla Arena, and

LAKE GROVE, NY – On Sunday, February 18th, the not-for-profit organization Specialized Autism Support and Information (SASI) hosted a grand opening event at their new office and resource center in Lake Grove. Suffolk County Legislator S...

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Posted on: February 16, 2018

Miller Place-Mount Sinai Historical Society Hosts Gallery Opening at Historic Hawkins House

Legislator Anker at gallery opening at Hawkins House.

MILLER PLACE, NY – On Saturday, February 10th, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker attended the Miller Place-Mount Sinai Historical Society’s gallery opening at the historic Daniel Hawkins House in Miller P...

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Posted on: February 14, 2018

Local Yoga Studio Committed to Helping the Community

Legislator Anker honors Gentle Strength Yoga Studio with a proclamation.

ROCKY POINT, NY – On Thursday, February 12, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker honored Gentle Strength Yoga Studio with a proclamation for their commitment to helping the local community. Gentle Strength Yoga Studio, owned by Christine Ciroll...

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Posted on: February 8, 2018

Legislator Anker Honors Police Officers Jon-Erik Negron and Michael Schneider

Officer Negron and Officer Schneider received proclamations for their service to the police departme

HAUPPAUGE, NY – At the General Legislature Meeting on Tuesday, February 6th, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker, along with Legislators Tom Muratore and Kara Hahn, honored Police Officers Jon-Erik Negron and Michael Schneider of the 6th preci...

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Posted on: February 7, 2018

Legislator Anker and the Sound Beach Civic to Host Narcan Training Class

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SOUND BEACH, NY – Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker, in conjunction with the Suffolk County Department of Health Services and the Sound Beach Civic Association, will be hosting a Narcan training class on Monday, February 12th at 7:30 PM at t...

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Posted on: January 30, 2018

From the Desk of Legislator Sarah Anker: Priorities and Initiatives for 2018

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Dear Neighbor,

It is an honor to serve as your Suffolk County Legislator, and as I enter into my 4th term I will continue to provide leadership in our county government by prioritizing fiscal responsibility, public safety, and protecting our quality of lif...

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Posted on: January 26, 2018

Hunger Affects All Family Members, Including Pets! Legislator Sarah Anker Holds Pet Food Drive

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MOUNT SINAI, NY – From February 1st to March 1st, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker is partnering with Long Island Care for a pet food drive at her office in Mount Sinai. Donations for all pets including those with paws, fins, wings, tails, hoofs, and...

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Posted on: January 24, 2018

Legislator Anker: Statement on Preserving 800 Acres of Coastal Forest in Shoreham

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I strongly support Governor Cuomo’s proposal in the state budget to preserve the 800 acre Shoreham Woodlands. The coastal forest is a threatened landscape which contains rare, threatened, and endangered species. Clearing and developing this land...

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Posted on: January 19, 2018

Helen Keller Services: Offering Programs Since 1893

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RONKONKOMA, N.Y. — Helen Keller Services, founded in 1893, is celebrating its 125th anniversary of providing programs and services that enable individuals who are blind or visually-impaired to live, work, and thrive in the communities of their c...

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Posted on: January 16, 2018

Legislator Anker Honors First Eagle Scout from Boy Scout Troop 1776

Legislator Anker and elected officials with Eagle Scout James Snider and his parents, James and Kim

MOUNT SINAI, NY – On Sunday, January 14, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker attended an Eagle Scout Ceremony at Mount Sinai High School to honor Troop 1776’s newest Eagle Scout, James Anthony Snider. James is the first Eagle Scout f...

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Posted on: January 11, 2018

Legislator Anker Honors Eagle Scouts from Shoreham Troop 161

Legislator Anker and Elected Officials with Eagle Scouts from Troop 161

SHOREHAM, NY – On Saturday, January 6, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker joined Boy Scout Troop 161 at St. Mark’s Church in Shoreham for an Eagle Scout Ceremony honoring Ryan Doolan, Ryan Ledda, Tyler Offut, Charles Vesely, and Dom...

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Posted on: December 21, 2017

Legislator Anker Honors the Miller Place Varisty Football Team

Members of the Miller Place Football Team were honored with a proclamation from Legislator Anker.

HAUPPAUGE, NY – At the General Legislature Meeting on Tuesday, December 19, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker honored the Miller Place Varsity Football Team for winning the Division IV Suffolk County Championship. Legislator Anker was joined...

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Posted on: December 20, 2017

Legislator Anker Honors Eagle Scout Michael Mirabile

Legislator Anker with Eagle Scout Michael Mirabile and community members.

CORAM, NY – On Thursday, December 14, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker joined Boy Scout Troop 560 at the Coram Fire Department for an Eagle Scout Ceremony honoring the troop’s newest Eagle Scout, Michael Mirabile. Achieving the ra...

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Posted on: December 19, 2017

Up on the Housetop Reindeer Paws with New Roof Shingles!

Legislator Anker with Santa and members of the historical society.

MILLER PLACE, NY – Santa came early this year when new roof shingles were recently delivered to the historic William Miller House, located on North Country Road in Miller Place and one of Long Island’s oldest standing homes dating back...

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Posted on: December 7, 2017

Legislator Anker Honors Cross-Country Coaches from Shoreham-Wading River

County Legislator Sarah Anker honored Coaches Paul Koretzki and Bob Syzmanski with proclamations.

RIVERHEAD, NY – At the General Legislature Meeting on Tuesday, December 5, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker honored Paul Koretzki and Bob Syzmanski, cross-country coaches from Shoreham-Wading River High School. Earlier this year, both coach...

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Posted on: December 6, 2017

Road Medians Get a Winter Cleaning

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MOUNT SINAI, NY – Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker has spearheaded the winter clean-up of the road medians along New York State Route 25A. Through a partnership with the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Labor Assistance Program (SLAP) and...

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Posted on: December 1, 2017

Mt. Sinai Turkey Trot Raises Funds for a Good Cause

Students gather with Leiglsator Anker at the Mt. Sinai Turkey Trot.

MOUNT SINAI, NY – On Saturday, November 25th, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker joined hundreds of students, parents, and faculty members at Mt. Sinai’s 7th Annual Turkey Trot 5K and Fun Run. Coordinated by the high school&rsqu...

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Posted on: November 30, 2017

Holiday Food Drive to Help Local Families

Flyer for Legislator Anker's Holiday Food Drive

MOUNT SINAI, NY – Now through December 20th, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker will be collecting non-perishable food items to help local families in need. All items will be donated to the food pantry at the Mt. Sinai Congregational Church t...

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Posted on: November 29, 2017

Legislator Anker Honors Coram Boy Scout Troop 560’s Newest Eagle Scouts

The community gathers to honored Eagle Scouts Nicholas Tlockowski and James Anthony Cruz

CORAM, NY – On Thursday, November 16, 2017, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker joined Boy Scout Troop 560 at the Coram Fire Department for an Eagle Scout Ceremony honoring the troop’s newest Eagle Scouts, Nicholas Tlockowski and James Anthony Cruz. Ach...

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Posted on: November 28, 2017

Legislator Sarah Anker Attends Miller Place Fire Department’s 7th Annual EMS Stuff-A-Bus Event

Volunteers gather to help collect nonperishable food items at the Stuff-a-Buss fundraiser.

MILLER PLACE, NY – On Friday, November 17, 2017, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker joined the Miller Place Fire Department at their 7th Annual EMS Stuff-A-Bus event. The event took place at the Miller Place Stop and Shop where the group coll...

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Posted on: November 27, 2017

Legislator Anker Honors John Turner for His Years of Commitment to the Environment

John Turner receiving a proclamation for Legislator Anker.

HAUPPAUGE, NY – On Tuesday, November 21st, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker presented John Turner with a proclamation at the General Legislative Meeting in Hauppauge. John currently works at the Town of Brookhaven in the Division of Land Ma...

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Posted on: November 13, 2017

Legislator Anker Celebrates Veterans Day with the Longwood Community

Legislator Anker speaking at the Middler Island Veterans Day Ceremony

MIDDLE ISLAND, NY – On Saturday, November 11th, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker joined the Longwood Alliance, the Middle Island Civic Association, local fire department, scout troops, and members of the Longwood community at Bartlett Pond ...

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Posted on: November 3, 2017

Miller Place Fire Department 7th Annual “Stuff-A-Bus” Food Drive

Miller Place Fire Department 7th Annual Stuff-A-Bus Event on November 17

MILLER PLACE, NY – On Friday, November 17, from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM, the Miller Place Fire Department will be hosting the 7th Annual “Stuff-A-Bus” event at the Stop & Shop in Miller Place (385 Route 25A, Miller Place). The...

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Posted on: October 31, 2017

Grand Opening of Dunkin’ Donuts in Rocky Point

Residents gather from the ribbon cutting of the new Dunkin Donuts

ROCKY POINT, NY – On Saturday, October 28, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker attended the grand opening celebration for the new Dunkin’ Donuts in Rocky Point. The new store is located in the business district across from St. Anthony of Padua Church, a...

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Posted on: October 24, 2017

Legislator Anker Honors Local Vietnam Veterans

Legislator Anker honored local Vietnam Veterans with special proclamations.

ROCKY POINT, NY – To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker honored local Vietnam veterans with special pins and proclamations at an appreciation breakfast on Sunday, October 22. Legislator Ank...

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Posted on: October 23, 2017

Miller Place Troop 204 Honors New Eagle Scouts

Eagle Scouts, their parents, and Legislator Sarah Anker.

MILLER PLACE, NY – On Saturday, October 21, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker joined Boy Scout Troop 204 at the Miller Place High School for an Eagle Scout Court of Honor Ceremony to recognize Jake Linkletter, Mathew Yonks, and Stephen Saric...

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Posted on: October 18, 2017

Renaissance Village Opens in Middle

Elected officials and community leaders cut the ribbon at Renaissance Village.

MIDDLE ISLAND, NY – On Monday, October 16, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for Renaissance Village in Middle Island. Concern for Independent Living, the Middle Island Civic Association, and elected offi...

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Posted on: October 17, 2017

Legislator Anker Attends Open House at Miller Place Fire Department

Legislator and volunteer EMTs at MPFD open house.

MILLER PLACE, NY – On Sunday, October 15, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker attended the Fire Safety Open House at the Miller Place Fire Department. The event included hands-on activities for kids, information about fire safety, burning demo...

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Posted on: October 16, 2017

Rocky Point Historical Society Hosts 21st Annual Tea with Special Guest Abraham Lincoln

Attendees at the historical society's annual tea.

ROCKY POINT, NY – Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker joined the Rocky Point Historical Society for their 21st Annual Tea on Sunday, October 15th, at VFW Post 6249 in Rocky Point. The annual tea brought together historical society members and ...

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Posted on: October 16, 2017

Veterans Appreciation Breakfast on October 22nd

Veterans Appreciation Breakfast Flyer

ROCKY POINT, NY – On Sunday, October 22, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker and Rocky Point VFW Post 6249 will host a Veterans Appreciation Breakfast. The event will be from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the VFW hall in Rocky Point (109 King Road, R...

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Posted on: October 13, 2017

Leisure Knoll Resident Turns 100 Years Old!

Members of the American Legion Auxiliary at Leisure Knoll

RIDGE, NY – On Tuesday, October 10, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker joined the members of the American Legion Auxiliary at Leisure Knoll to celebrate Adelaide Pinto’s 100th birthday. Adelaide has lived in Leisure Knoll for over 3...

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Posted on: October 13, 2017

New Law Will Ensure Access to Narcan On-Site at Service Providers

Bottle of Naloxone, common brand name Narcan.

HAUPPAUGE, NY – At the General Legislature Meeting on Tuesday, October 3, the members of the Suffolk County Legislature unanimously approved Introductory Resolution 1679, sponsored by Legislator Sarah Anker. The resolution is a local law to ensu...

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Posted on: October 11, 2017

Pink Tree for Hope at Heritage Park

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MOUNT SINAI, NY – On Wednesday, October 4, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker and the North Shore Neighbors Breast Cancer Coalition hosted a tree lighting ceremony for the Pink Tree of Hope at Heritage Park. The tree will be illuminated with ...

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Posted on: October 6, 2017

Legislator Anker Honors Eagle Scout Thomas Hart

Picture of Thomas Hart with his family and Legislator Anker.

RIDGE, NY – On Sunday, October 1, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker joined Boy Scout Troop 187 at the Ridge Fire Department for an Eagle Scout Court of Honor Ceremony to recognize Eagle Scout Thomas Michael Hart IV. Eagle Scout is the highes...

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Posted on: October 2, 2017

Legislator Anker Announces Fall Concert in Coram

Flyer for outdoor concert on October 21, 2017, in Coram.

CORAM, NY - Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker is pleased to announce a fall concert scheduled for Saturday, October 21st at 1:00 PM. The concert, hosted in conjunction with Legislator Rob Calarco, the Coram Civic Association and the Coram Fire Departm...

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Posted on: September 19, 2017

Legislator Anker and Suffolk County Police Host Women’s Self-Defense Class

Group photo of participants in self-defense class.

MOUNT SINAI, NY – On Thursday, September 14, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker hosted a Women’s Self-Defense training class in conjunction with the Suffolk County Police Department and Long Island Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The training ...

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Posted on: September 14, 2017

Legislator Anker Honors Local “Angels” at Second Annual Angel Awards

Group of women who were honored at the Angel Awards for their community service.

HAUPPAUGE, NY – On Tuesday, September 12, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker joined Rhonda Klch, founder of the Equity First Foundation, to honor 23 women from across Long Island at the Second Annual Angel Awards at the Radisson Hotel in Haup...

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

Davis Town Meeting House Society Awarded $5,000 Suffolk County Grant

Davis House Society Meeting House Society received grant check from Suffolk County Legislator.

CORAM, NY – On Monday, September 11th, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker awarded the Davis Town Meeting House Society with a $5,000 grant check from the Suffolk County Legislature. The grant is a Suffolk County Legislative Omnibus Grant to a...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

Suffolk Legislature Approves Opiate Epidemic Advisory Panel

Press conference with communtiy leaders and elected officials.

RIVERHEAD, NY – At the General Legislature Meeting on Wednesday, September 6th, the members of the Suffolk County Legislature unanimously approved Introductory Resolution 1664 to create a permanent Heroin and Opiate Advisory Panel. Suffolk Count...

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Posted on: September 1, 2017

Legislator Anker Supports Davis Town Meeting House Society at 5th Annual Yard Sale

Group of community member host yard sale at local historic landmark.

CORAM, NY – On Saturday, August 26, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker joined the Davis Town Meeting House Society at their 5th Annual Yard Sale and Revolutionary War presentation. The event took place on the Great Lawn of the Davis Town Meet...

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Posted on: August 21, 2017

Miller Place-Mt. Sinai Historical Society Opens “Little Free Library”

Communtiy residents attend ribbon cutting ceremony for Little Free Library.

MILLER PLACE, NY – On Saturday, August 19, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker joined the Miller Place-Mount Sinai Historical Society for the ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening of their “Little Free Library” book exc...

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Posted on: August 7, 2017

Legislator Anker Joins Girl Scouts to Unveil Energy Conservation

Large group of girl scouts attend event for new patch program.

YAPHANK, NY – On Tuesday, August 1, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker joined the Girl Scouts of Suffolk County to introduce a new patch program that teaches scouts about the importance of energy conservation, as part of the Science, Technolo...

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Posted on: July 25, 2017

Legislator Anker Announces Permanent Advisory Panel to Address the Opiate Epidemic in Suffolk County

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HAUPPAUGE, NY – On Tuesday, July 25th, 2017, Legislator Sarah Anker and presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory were joined by their colleagues and drug awareness and substance abuse professionals to announce an initiative to address the opiate epidem...

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Posted on: July 5, 2017

Legislator Anker Celebrates Independence Day with the Village of Shoreham

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SHOREHAM, NY – On Tuesday, July 4th, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker joined the Village of Shoreham at their annual Independence Day celebration. The holiday began with a parade through the village and included festivities that lasted throughout the...

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Posted on: May 31, 2017

Press Release Archives

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Archived press releases for District 6 published prior to June 2017 are available to view in the Document Center. 

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