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Sep
26
2017

As she waited for the S92 bus to pull onto the narrow shoulder that passes for a bus stop inches away from the roaring traffic of County Road 39 in Southampton on Friday morning, Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming looked for waiting passengers to talk with about their daily commute.Her gaze fell upon Bryan Atancuri, a 17-year-old senior at Southampton High School, as he was shuffling his feet in the dirt and playing with his iPhone....read more »

Sep
26
2017

With a steady procession of Atlantic hurricanes on everyone’s mind, the South Fork Natural History Museum held its third annual climate change symposium on Saturday. An eight-member panel made up of elected officials and policy makers were of like mind — that climate climate change is both real and serious and requires changes in the way Americans approach their everyday lives.

“I think everybody has a social responsibilty to care...read more »

Sep
8
2017

Construction workers in muddy jeans and politicians in crisp suits mingled in the dirt as the first homeowner-installed advanced septic system to take advantage of the Suffolk County Septic Improvement Program was put into the ground at the Hobson residence in Flanders.

On Thursday, September 7, Anthony Hobson, an architect for SLR Architecture in Bridgehampton, his wife, Alejandra, and their 16-month-old baby, Amelie, became the proud...read more »

Aug
16
2017
“Tick-borne illness is a serious health crisis in Suffolk County, particularly on the East End,” said Legis. Bridget Fleming (D-Noyack), who is urging residents to attend the forums.

With the tick population especially high in Suffolk County this year, officials are holding a series of four forums to help residents stay free of tick bites and the diseases the bugs carry.

“Whether you live in Huntington or Hampton Bays, our goal is to keep residents safe as we enter the final weeks of summer,” County Executive Steve Bellone said in a statement Wednesday.

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services, at...read more »

Aug
14
2017
Restoration of Historic Cedar Island Lighthouse

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Long Island lighthouse lovers are celebrating the news that the Cedar Island lighthouse in Sag Harbor will be restored.

The lighthouse will get $500,000 in funding from Suffolk County, officials say.

Built in 1868, the Vermont-granite lighthouse was an important navigational aid for shipping, commerce and whaling on the East End.

It was decommissioned in 1934 and slowly fell into disrepair. In the 1970s...read more »

Jul
27
2017
 “The sites, which are in transit-oriented locations, further the goal of reducing traffic and supporting the workforce that drives our tourist economy" Ms. Fleming says.

The Suffolk County Legislature recently approved the purchase of two properties slated for affordable housing in Southampton Town, accelerating the timeline of both projects.

The two parcels—one in Tuckahoe that will be the site of a 28-unit affordable housing complex, Sandy Hollow Cove Apartments, and one in Speonk that will be the site of a 38-unit affordable housing complex, Speonk Commons—were purchased by the county for $2.15...read more »

Jul
21
2017
“Serving in county government offers the opportunity for regional solutions on behalf of multiple towns to support and improve our community,” Ms. Fleming said.

Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming announced on Friday, July 21,that she will run for reelection in November.

The Noyac resident will seek her second two-year term representing the Second Legislative District, which consists of South Fork communities from Moriches to Montauk along with Shelter Island. Since her election in 2015, the Democrat has advocated for initiatives on clean water, natural resource preservation, promoting...read more »

Apr
14
2016

It was the first time the Suffolk County Democrats ever hosted a presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton helped raise $510,000 for the party, said Suffolk County Democratic Chairman Rich Schaffer at press time.

Clinton also attracted 850 supporters to the tightly secured Villa Lombardi’s catering venue in Holbrook.

Clinton swung through back-to-back appearances on Monday, including a roundtable...read more »

Mar
29
2016

Bridget Fleming said the most difficult part about transitioning from the Southampton Town Board to the Suffolk County Legislature has been adjusting to the scope of the issues and the size of her district.

When she assumed the 2nd Legislative District seat in January, Ms. Fleming went from helping manage a $91.1 million annual operating budget to a $2.9 billion one, and also saw the size of her district increase from a single town to...read more »

Jan
5
2016

The Suffolk County Legislature hosted its 2016 organizational meeting on Tuesday, at which its 18 recently elected members took their oaths of office, including 2nd district Legislator Bridget Fleming.

“I’m pleased to be joining such a professional group of legislators, who are clearly committed to the best interests of our community, and I look forward to representing the unique needs of Suffolk County’s East End,” Fleming, who is the...read more »

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