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Jan
29
2013

Suffolk County Legislator recently celebrated the grand opening of the Briarcliffe College Dental Hygiene Clinic in Patchogue. The clinic will offer dental hygiene services to Long Island residents while providing learning opportunities for Briarcliffe College students. The Briarcliffe College Dental Hygiene Clinic will officially open to the public in February 2013 for pre-screening and radiology appointments and on March 11, 2013, will open...read more »

Dec
18
2012

Localizing a Traffic, Parking Violations Agency Weds Convenience with Cost-Effectiveness

Hauppauge, LI—Tuesday, December 18: Legislator Rob Calarco’s bill to create the infrastructure to finally establish a Suffolk County Traffic Violations Bureau (SC TVB) passed today at the General Meeting of the Legislature in a vote of 16-0. The bill was co-sponsored by Legislator Kate Browning.

The SC TVB, which is similar to the...read more »

Dec
11
2012

Police Acting Aggressively to Stem Drunk and Disorderly Conduct

Patchogue, LI—Thursday, December 5: Legislator Rob Calarco met with the Commanding Officer of SCPD 5th Precinct, Director of Patchogue Village Public Safety James Berberich and Patchogue Village Attorney Brian T. Egan to discuss how law enforcement will continue to address problems that have arisen with the increase of bars, restaurants, and music venues...read more »

Dec
4
2012
Leg. Rob Calarco at the podium discusses passage of his bill, IR 2025, requiring county roadways to be designed to accommodate all users. (left to right) Legislators Wayne Horsley and Kara Hahn (a co-sponsor of the bill); Leg. Calarco, Will Stoner of the AARP; Leg. Ricardo Montano. (Rear left to right) Eric Alexander of Vision Long Island; Sal Russo, 2nd vice president of SCAME; and Leg. William (Doc) Spencer.

Calarco’s Bill Will Take Region’s Roadways into the Future

Hauppauge, LI—Tuesday, December 4: Legislator Rob Calarco’s bill (IR 2025) establishing a Complete Streets Program for Suffolk County roadways passed unanimously at the General Meeting of the Legislature today. The bill, which directs the Department of Public Works to consider all modes of travel when designing a road project, requires the DPW to evaluate the feasibility of...read more »

Nov
20
2012

Bill Targets Use on County Property and Roadways

Hauppauge, LI—Legislator Rob Calarco’s bill (IR1939) prohibiting the use of hydraulic fracturing brine (fracking brine) commonly used to melt ice on roadways, will go up for a vote of the Legislature at the November 20 General Meeting. The measure is expected to pass with bi-partisan support.

Fracking brine is obtained through the highly controversial process of...read more »

Oct
16
2012
Photo credit: Judy Motti

Blue Point could soon be home to one of the largest open areas in Brookhaven Town as a councilman is advocating a town purchase of 17 acres along Maple Street, once known as the Kurt Weiss Greenhouse/Scro property.

But while most residents favor a park effort, not all are in agreement to the exact type of park should be created. The Blue Point Civic Association is holding an informational meeting on November 13 at the James Wilson...read more »

Sep
11
2012

Hauppauge, LI—Thursday, September 6: Legislator Rob Calarco, Chair of the Government Operations Committee, put the implementation of the Suffolk County Traffic Violations Bureau front and center at the most recent meeting of his Government Operations Committee. At the request of Leg. Calarco, Tom Melito, Director of Performance Management, made a presentation about TVB progress.

“The next steps will involve location of the TVB...read more »

Sep
10
2012

Today the Suffolk County Legislature is scheduled to vote as to whether the County should sell the John. J. Foley Skilled Nursing Facility. Those supporting the sale of the facility feel that Suffolk County no longer needs to provide long-term skilled nursing care given that there are many private sector facilities providing such services on a regular basis. The argument has merit; government should not be providing services that the private...read more »

Aug
8
2012
(left to right): Mayor Paul Pontieri; County Executive Steve Bellone; TRITEC COO Rob Loscalzo, and Legislator Rob Calarco

Patchogue, LI—Wednesday, August 8: Legislator Rob Calarco, Mayor Paul Pontieri and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone were on hand to celebrate the first leg of the actual move of the iconic Patchogue Carnegie Library from its original location on Lake Street to its new home on Sixth District Court property on West Avenue and West Main Street.

The historic building, which has been sitting on steel girders and primed for the special...read more »

Aug
7
2012
Medford Summer Concert Series Returns for 2012

Patchogue, LI— Legislator Rob Calarco is proud to join with the Medford Chamber of Commerce in announcing the Medford Summer Concert Series for 2012. The series will take place the last three Wednesdays in August at Medford Memorial Park, located at Peconic Avenue and Route 112. The series are brought to the Medford community through the generosity of three local businesses: Winters Brothers, McManus-Lorey Funeral Home and Gershow...read more »

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