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Posted on: December 3, 2018

Wishing Beloved Snug Harbor Marine Business Owners the Best after 35 Years of Serving Boaters

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Northport, NY –Legislator William R. Spencer M.D. joined the Village of Northport Mayor Damon McMullen and Trustee Tom Kehoe to recognize John Miller and Mike Kempter, owners of Northport’s Snug Harbor Marine, for their 35 years of ser...

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Posted on: December 3, 2018

Huntington’s Commemorative Holiday Production

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Huntington, NY – Suffolk County Auxiliary Police Unit 2 and Suffolk County 2nd Precinct’s COPE has joined together to coordinate Huntington’s inaugural Commemorative Holiday Production that will showc...

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Posted on: October 30, 2018

Legislator Spencer, Advocates and Restaurateurs Promote Food Allergy Friendly Program for Suffolk

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Huntington Village, NY – With as many as 15 million Americans living with food allergies and nearly 6 million of them children under the age of 18; Suffolk County passed a local law to improve food allergy safety and awareness at local restauran...

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Posted on: October 30, 2018

Legislator Spencer and Advocates to Promote Food Allergy Friendly Program

Huntington Village, NY – With as many as 15 million Americans living with food allergies and nearly 6 million of them children under the age of 18; Suffolk County passed a local law to improve food allergy safety and awareness at local restauran...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

Huntington’s Legislators Recognize Deputy Chief Hatton’s Service to the 2nd Precinct

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Hauppauge, NY – Suffolk County Legislators Donnelly, Berland and Spencer presented Suffolk County Police Department’s Deputy Chief Christopher Hatton a proclamation for his service to the 2nd Precinct at the October 2nd General Meeting...

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Posted on: October 3, 2018

A Combined Service of 100 Years…..and Still Counting

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Hauppauge, NY – In honor of Volunteer Recognition Month, Legislator Spencer and his colleagues honored volunteers throughout Suffolk County for their selfless service at Tuesday evening’s General Meeting. For the 18th Legislative Distr...

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Posted on: September 26, 2018

No Life is Worth a Text; Legislator Spencer Talks with Students on the Dangers of Distracted Driving

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Greenlawn, NY (September 24, 2018) — Today, Suffolk County Legislator William Spencer teamed up with AT&T* to bring the It Can Wait campaign to Harborfields High School to educate students about the dangers of smartphone distracted ...

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Posted on: September 26, 2018

Suffolk County Legislator William Spencer Teams Up With AT&T

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Posted on: September 26, 2018

Letter to Editor Talking about Suicide

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September 18, 2018

Dear Editor:

It was an honor to attend and speak at the Roaming Hearts Foundation’s inaugural “March for Miles” event on Saturday, September 15th at Heckscher Park. The foundation was formed to promote mental...

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Posted on: August 15, 2018

Legislator Spencer’s 5th Annual Summer Food Drive

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Centerport, NY – June through September is a challenging time of year for food pantries as donations typically decline during these months while the need for assistance continues. Legislator Spencer’s 5th Annual Summer Food Drive, held...

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Posted on: August 9, 2018

Supplies for our Students Drive

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August 7, 2018

Dear Editor,

As the summer comes to an end, gearing up for the new school year is a cost that many families are not in the position to pay for, as housing and food expenses take a higher priority. What brings hope is the giving spirit of so m...

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Posted on: July 31, 2018

Community Joins Weiss Family to Honor Ryan’s Life and Legacy with Signing Propeller Guard Bill

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Centerport, NY – In the year since the
tragic accident that took Ryan Weiss’ life too soon, the Suffolk CountyLegislature unanimously approved and co-sponsored legislation requiring boats
used for instructing minors to be equipped with propel...

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Posted on: July 28, 2018

Community Joins Weiss Family to Honor Ryan’s Life

Centerport, NY – In the year since the tragic accident that took Ryan Weiss’
life too soon, the Suffolk County Legislature unanimously approved andco-sponsored legislation requiring boats used for instructing minor...

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Posted on: July 26, 2018

5TH Annual Coral Park Co-Ed Basketball Tournament Brings Huntington Youth Together!

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Greenlawn, NY: Another Coral Park Basketball Co-Ed Basketball Tournament is in the
books! 
For the fifth year in a row, Suffolk County Legislator William R. Spencer and the Town of Huntington have worked with the community to host the C...

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Posted on: July 23, 2018

Huntington Hearing Delivers to those in Need

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HAUPPAUGE, NY –On more than one occasion, Huntington Hearing has donated several “Hearing Emergency Kits” to Huntington Hospital. Each donated kit consists of a personal amplifier and lightweight headset to allow for easier i...

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Posted on: July 6, 2018

Community Blood Drive

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July 6, 2018

Dear Editor,

A blood emergency has been declared in the New York area this summer. Low levels, leading into summer months, are particularly dangerous as families are taking vacations and are less available to donate. To help build up the needed...

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Posted on: July 6, 2018

Community Unites to Provide Safe Landing for Centerport Eaglets

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Centerport, NY –Legislator William R. Spencer M.D. joined Town of Huntington Supervisor Chad Lupinacci, Dan Wickstrom, of PSEG Long Island and the Chair of the Committee to Protect Centerport's Bald Eagles, Bruce Adams, to recognize the great co...

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Posted on: June 8, 2018

SUFFOLK COUNTY LEGISLATOR WILLIAM SPENCER JOINS NASSAU COUNTY ELECTED OFFICIALS FOR TOBACCO 21 BILL

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June 4, 2018

 

Suffolk County Legislator
William Spencer joins Nassau County Elected Officials For tobacco 21 BillSigning

Nassau county Joins Suffolk raising the Age of
purchasing tobacco products to 21

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Posted on: May 7, 2018

Suffolk County Hosts 5th Annual Veterans Appreciation Breakfast

MEDIA ADVISORY: East Northport, NY –Suffolk County Veterans will be gathering with localofficials on Monday for the 2018 Veterans Appreciation Breakfast.  The annual celebration, donated by the
generous owners of The Larkfie...

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Posted on: May 4, 2018

Legislator Spencer's Lead By Example Internship Program

April 16, 2018

Dear Editor,It’s that time of year again…my
office is accepting applications from high school and college students (aged 16+)interested in participating in the 18th Legislative District’s annual “L...

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Posted on: April 27, 2018

Legislator William R. Spencer, M.D. Partners with Huntington Hospital’s Human Trafficking Task Force

Huntington, NY – With 88% of human trafficking survivors interfacing with the healthcare system without being identified as victims, Legislator William R. Spencer has sponsored legislation to develop educational materials to aide healthc...

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Posted on: April 27, 2018

Suffolk Passes Legislation to Raise Human Trafficking Awareness

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Huntington, NY – With 88% of human trafficking survivors interfacing with the healthcare system without being identified as victims, Legislator William R. Spencer, M.D. has sponsored legislation to develop educational materials to aide ...

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Posted on: April 23, 2018

County Gets Boost From FDA in Ban

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HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. – The Food and Drug Administration has weighed in on Suffolk County’s 2014 law, the first in the nation to ban the sale of powdered caffeine to minors, by banning the sale of powdered caffeine sold in bulk.

Suffolk County Legislature Presid...

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Posted on: March 27, 2018

18th Legislative District “Woman of Distinction”

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Hauppauge, NY – In honor of Women’s History Month, the Suffolk County Legislature hosted a luncheon on Tuesday, March 20th, to honor women throughout the County for their service to their communities. Legislator William R. Spencer M.D....

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Posted on: March 21, 2018

Honoring a Leader in Public Health

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Hauppauge, NY –Legislator William R. Spencer M.D. recognized Lori Benincasa at yesterday’s Suffolk County General Meeting for her 39 years of service as a passionate public health advocate and leader in the county. As the Director of the Office of Health ...

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Posted on: March 16, 2018

84th Annual Huntington St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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Huntington, NY –Legislator William R. Spencer, M.D. joined the Huntington Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 4, for the 2018 St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday. It was the 84st year of the grand Huntington tradition that started during the country’s Gre...

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Posted on: March 9, 2018

IKEA Donates 5,000 Reusable Bags

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Hauppauge, NY – IKEA has pitched in to assist Suffolk County in their effort to reduce the environmental impact caused by single-use carry out bags. At a press conference today, IKEA donated 5,000 of their Frakta reusable shopping bags to be dis...

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Posted on: March 5, 2018

5,000 BAGS UP FOR GRABS

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Hauppauge, NY – IKEA is pitching in to partner with Suffolk County in our effort to reduce the impact single use carry-out bags have on our environment. IKEA will be donating 5,000 reusable bags to be distributed throughout the entire county. The bags wil...

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Posted on: January 31, 2018

Suffolk County and Harborfields High School Join Forces to Address the Dangers of Vaping

Suffolk County and Harborfields High School Join Forces to Address the Dangers of Vaping

Greenlawn, NY – Vaping is now on the rise, drawing major concern throughout our County. With a lack of education and information on this alarming trend, the vaping industry is now targeting our high schools and middle schools to expand their mar...

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Posted on: December 19, 2017

Students, Teachers, Labor, Business, and Environmental Groups Gear Up to Reduce Plastic Bag Use

Bag Bill to Reduce Plastic Bag Use

Hauppauge, NY—A coalition including representation from labor, business, government and education joined together on Monday morning at the Suffolk County Legislature in Hauppauge to highlight the upcoming effective date of Suffolk County&rsq...

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Posted on: January 26, 2018

Suffolk County Bag Fee Continues to Show Positive Impact within First Month

Suffolk County Bag Fee Continues to Show Positive Impact within First Month

Fort Salonga, NY –Legislator William R. Spencer M.D. joined local businessman and philanthropist; Charlie Reichert, Executive Director of Huntington Hospital; Dr. Gerard Brogan and other health care professionals and elected officials to announc...

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Posted on: January 11, 2018

Celebrating National Mentoring Month With Legislator William “Doc” Spencer

Celebrating National Mentoring Month with Legislator Spencer

Huntington Station, NY - Every child has hopes and dreams. Mentoring brings caring adults together with children in need through safe and effective programs.  By being a consistent adult presence in a young person’s life, mentors can he...

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Posted on: November 30, 2017

Legislator Spencer Encourages Residents to Weigh in on LICAP’s Groundwater Resources Management Plan

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Long Island, NY - For the past four years, Nassau and Suffolk Counties have been working together to protect and improve our drinking water through the formation of the Long Island Commission on Aquifer Protection (LICAP). LICAP has reached an im...

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Posted on: November 29, 2017

Legislator Spencer Joins Caroling Rally Against Tax Plan

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Huntington, NY –As the Senate gains momentum with the tax overhaul plan, local
groups from across Long Island gather in opposition to the projecteddevastating impacts on Long Island residents. With the loss of property tax
deductions, the Wo...

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Posted on: November 20, 2017

Legislator William Spencer and Colleagues Host 4th Annual Veterans Day Flag Raising Ceremony

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The Suffolk County Legislature paid tribute to our local veterans last Thursday with their Annual Flag Raising Ceremony in front of the William H. Rogers Legislative Building in Hauppauge. Each year during the week of Veterans Day, the County Flag, signed...

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

Suffolk County Health Committee Approves Resolution to Declare a “Got Checked Day”

Health Committee Members with Linda Bonanno from First Company Pink and the Got Checked? ™ Campaign

Hauppauge, NY – Creative Director of First Company Pink, Linda Bonanno, came before the County’s Health Committee on Thursday to present on  IR 1829, Declaring April 19th “Got Checked Day” in Suffolk County...

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Posted on: November 1, 2017

SeniorNet Celebrates 18 Years of Service Empowering Older Adults to Be Tech Savy

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Huntington, NY – Suffolk County Legislator William R.
Spencer, M.D. was pleased to attend SeniorNet’s Annual Meeting on Tuesday topresent a proclamation to the group in recognition of their 18 years of
outstanding communit...

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Posted on: October 24, 2017

Spencer, Stern, and Sini Team-Up to Deliver Comprehensive Public Safety Update in 2nd Precinct

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October 24, 2017 

Huntington, NY - Suffolk County Legislator William Spencer and Police Commissioner Tim Sini are holding a press conference tomorrow at the 2nd Police Precinct to provide the community with an update on several publi...

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Posted on: October 18, 2017

It Takes a Village! Northport Village and Friends Celebrate the Grand Opening of Information Booth

Northport Information Booth Ribbon Cutting

Northport, NY – It was a community effort to fund, design, build and coordinate the creation of the Information Booth now located in Northport’s Village Park. Positioned in the southeast section of the park to greet visitors, the booth...

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Posted on: October 5, 2017

A Productive General Meeting for the 18th Legislative District

Legislator Spencer Speaks at Press Conference Announcing Lawsuit Against EPA

Suffolk County, NY – Legislator
William R. Spencer was happy to report back on Tuesday evening’s 
Suffolk County General Meeting, “We had a productive meeting and passed a number of important bills that will...

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Posted on: September 29, 2017

Suffolk County Unveils Marathon Trail in Honor of 30 Military Members Killed in Action Since 9/11

Road to Remembrance Press Conference Group Photo

Suffolk County, NY – Legislator William R. Spencer, M.D. was recently joined by Gold Star parents and family members, County Executive Steve Bellone, and organizations in support of our veterans to unveil the ceremonial “Road ...

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Posted on: September 19, 2017

Legislator Spencer Stresses the Importance of Preparedness for Senior Citizens

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Dear Editor,

In the last few weeks we’ve seen a lot of suffering from unprecedented flooding and hardship in Texas and Florida.  Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have not only devastated homes, but have taken away a sense of predictability and safety. &...

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Posted on: September 1, 2017

High School Swimmers Making Waves to Fight Cancer

Swim Across America Pool Swim

Centerport, NY - The Harborfields and Smithtown varsity girls swim teams came together on Wednesday August 30th at the Centerport Yacht Club for a mile long pool swim to raise money and awareness for cancer research, prevention and treatment thro...

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Posted on: August 30, 2017

Legislators Take a Tour of the Suffolk County Bus System With Transportation Advocate Paul Pressman

Legislators Take a Tour of the Suffolk County Bus System With Transportation Advocate Paul Pressman

Suffolk County, NY – Suffolk County Legislator William Spencer was excited to join transportation advocate Paul Pressman and fellow Legislators on a special tour of the County bus system on Wednesday, August 23rd.  The event, which was ...

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Posted on: August 8, 2017

Nicholas Vizza Earns Rank of Eagle Scout

Nicholas Vizza Earns Rank of Eagle Scout

Huntington, NY –Boy Scout Troop 78 recently celebrated their newest Eagle Scout, Nicholas Vizza, at his Court of Honor on Sunday, August 6th at the Halesite Fire Department. Suffolk County Legislator William R. Spencer, M.D was proud to be in at...

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Posted on: May 31, 2017

Press Release Archives

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Archived press releases for District 18 published prior to June 2017 are available to view in the Document Center. 

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