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Posted on: November 29, 2018

Making Suffolk Millennial Friendly Is Topic for PO Gregory’s Business Forum

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HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. – Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory is continuing his effort to bring business and government together with a half-day program at Farmingdale College that will focus on the county’s m...

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Posted on: October 30, 2018

Presiding Officer Gregory Honored for Efforts to Help Those Affected by Substance Abuse

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Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory was honored by CN Guidance & Counseling Services at its annual Taste of Hope gala for his dedication to helping individuals and families affected by substance abuse and mental health issues,...

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Posted on: August 16, 2018

Page Program Graduates Largest Class To Date

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HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. – As the fourth year of the Suffolk County Legislature’s Page Program concluded on Aug. 10, legislators and staff celebrated the graduation of 26 participants, the largest class to date.

After spending the summer immerse...

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Posted on: June 28, 2018

PO Gregory Spearheads Initiative For Student Loan Plan

     Surrounded by 50 plus young professionals from H2M architects + engineers in Melville, Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory said he wants to find ways to encourage millennials to remain in Suffolk County through the c...

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Posted on: May 16, 2018

Council to Grow Marine Industry Approved

 

With 980 miles of shoreline and more than 380 bodies of water in Suffolk County, Legislators have approved Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory’s Marine Industry Revitalization Advisory Council to support the marine industry in Suffolk Co...

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Posted on: May 1, 2018

PO Gregory Secures Grant to Fund Drug Outreach Advocate

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Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory joined officials from Northwell Health and Central Nassau Guidance & Counseling Services at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore to announce Project CONNECT; a collaboration that will expand Nort...

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

County Gets Boost From FDA in Banning Bulk Concentrated Powdered Caffeine

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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.

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Posted on: April 16, 2018

Presiding Officer Gregory to Keynote LIBN Diversity in Business Awards

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. – Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory will be the keynote speaker at the Long Island Business News Diversity in Business Awards program on Thursday, April 26, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Crest Hollow Co...

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Posted on: March 26, 2018

Superstorm Sandy Task Force to Hold Public Hearings Across Suffolk

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HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. – Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory’s Superstorm Sandy Review Task Force is holding public hearings across the county in April and May to solicit stories, feedback and ideas for solut...

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Posted on: March 21, 2018

Gregory Proposes Bill to Aid Service-Disabled Veterans

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HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. – Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory is taking a page from New York State in proposing to expand requirements with the County’s contracting process that covers minority and women-owned business...

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Posted on: February 21, 2018

County Legislature Recognizes Outstanding Employee with Excellence Award

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HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. –  Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory and Deputy Presiding Officer Robert Calarco were joined by Legislator Tom Cilmi in recognizing Fire Marshal II Brett Martinez of Hauppauge with the Employee...

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Posted on: February 15, 2018

Presiding Officer Gregory’s Sandy Task Force Holds First Meeting

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HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. –  As the newly empaneled Sandy Recovery Assessment Task Force gathered for its first meeting this morning, a man from Lindenhurst walked into the room. He is still dealing with the aftermath of the historic 2012 superst...

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Posted on: January 3, 2018

Legislators Reelect Gregory, Calarco to Leadership Roles, Adopt New Rules

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HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. – Suffolk County Legislator DuWayne Gregory was reelected to a fifth term as Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer at the Legislature’s organizational meeting, held Jan. 2 in Hauppauge.

With each New Year comes op...

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Posted on: December 29, 2017

Gregory Recognizes Term-Limited Legislators at Last Meeting of Year

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HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. – Suffolk County Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory, at podium, recognizes Legislators Thomas Barraga, Kate Browning, Lou D’Amaro and Steve Stern with proclamations at the Legislature’s last meeting of 2017, ac...

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Posted on: December 29, 2017

Legislature Establishes Notification Process for Property Owners To Recoup Proceeds from Auctions

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HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. – Suffolk County Legislators on Tuesday unanimously approved amendments to a little-known law that permits residential property owners to collect surplus funds from the auction sale of their owner-occupied residence.

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Posted on: October 30, 2017

Gregory Announces Sandy Recovery Assessment Task Force

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COPIAGUE, N.Y. – Five years have passed since Superstorm Sandy decimated shoreline communities, displaced families, and caused billions of dollars’ worth of damage, and some Suffolk residents are still struggling to put their lives back together.

Suffolk C...

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Posted on: October 24, 2017

Suffolk County Officials Unveil Mobile App for Drug Abusers to Find Assistance

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HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.  – Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory, working in conjunction with County Executive Steve Bellone unveiled a new mobile app today that will provide access to drug addiction services for those nee...

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Posted on: October 16, 2017

Suffolk Legislature to Hold Committee Meetings on the 2018 Operating Budget

HAUPPAUGE,N.Y.  – Committees of the Suffolk County Legislature have scheduled public meetings on the 2018Operating Budget released September 15 by County Executive Steve Bellone.

 

The meetings will be held in the auditorium of t...

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Posted on: October 11, 2017

Presiding Officer Gregory Joins LGBT Network to Discuss Rise of Harassment in Schools, Workplace

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HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. – In honor of National Coming Out Day, Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory, center, joined LGBT Network President/CEO David Kilmnick, right, at a press conference today to discuss the steady rise of LGBT harassmen...

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Posted on: September 18, 2017

Presiding Officer Gregory Named to National Association of Counties Community

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HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. –  Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory has been appointed to the Community, Economic and Workforce Development Steering Committee of the National Association of Counties (NACo) for a one-year ter...

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Posted on: August 31, 2017

Presiding Officer Gregory Files Bill To Initiate County Departmental Visioning Plan

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HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. –  Moving ahead on his Budget Recovery Plan announced earlier this summer, Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory has filed a resolution calling on County Executive Steve Bellone to work with all County Departments, offices a...

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Posted on: August 31, 2017

Presiding Officer Gregory Urges Residents To Prep For Hurricane Season

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HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. –  With the height of hurricane season quickly approaching, Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory is reminding residents that now is the time to prepare for severe weather.

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Posted on: August 15, 2017

Civic Tech Suffolk

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Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory welcomes panel members and audience to Civic Tech Suffolk as keynote speaker Sid Burgess, Gov-Tech Expert and Senior Solutions Consultant at Granicus, Inc., and Dr. Shaun McKay, President Suffolk Community College, left, ...

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Posted on: July 31, 2017

County Legislature Recognizes Outstanding Employee with Excellence Award

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HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. –  Suffolk County Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory and Legislator Sarah Anker presented the Legislature’s Employee Excellence Award to Carol Clasen of Shoreham, Administrator I in the Department of Civil Servi...

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Posted on: July 24, 2017

General Meeting Notice

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HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. –  Members of the Suffolk County Legislature are expected to consider directing the county’s Department of Social Services to cease payments to public assistance recipients who are staying in housing owned, lea...

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Posted on: June 29, 2017

County Legislature Recognizes Outstanding Employees with Excellence Award

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HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. –  Suffolk County Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory and Legislator William Spencer presented the Legislature’s Employee Excellence Award Kevin Markham of Huntington and Jacqueline M. Brown or Ridge, employees w...

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