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Politics

Conversation and news about local officials, government and campaigns.
Thrift Stores Caught Selling Drawstring Kids Clothing Ordered to Stop

Thrift Stores Caught Selling Drawstring Kids Clothing Ordered to Stop

Nine nearby thrift shops sent cease and desist letters from the New York attorney general.
Should Your State Legalize Pot?

Should Your State Legalize Pot?

With the economic benefits of legalized marijuana working for Colorado, is your state the next in line?
Governor Takes Steps to Loosen Restrictions for Bow and Arrow Hunting

Governor Takes Steps to Loosen Restrictions for Bow and Arrow Hunting

The new legislation would free up additional land for hunting on the East End.
Sound Off: Obama's Call For a $10.10 Minimum Wage

Sound Off: Obama's Call For a $10.10 Minimum Wage

Do you agree with a proposal to raise the minimum wage?
What Obama Could Learn From Pete Seeger for SOTU Address

What Obama Could Learn From Pete Seeger for SOTU Address

In Tuesday's State of the Union address, will President Obama channel the spirit of Pete Seeger?
Cyber Insecurity: What You Need to Know

Cyber Insecurity: What You Need to Know

A surge of cyber attacks affecting millions of Americans has many of us wondering what to do.
Gov News: Education Reform Legislation Approved, World War II Veteran Honored

Gov News: Education Reform Legislation Approved, World War II Veteran Honored

A look at some of the top government stories from around Long Island.
Vecchio: Kings Park Businesses Should Buy Their Own Parking

Vecchio: Kings Park Businesses Should Buy Their Own Parking

Town board split on purchasing land for municipal parking after hearing price tag.
How To Potentially Save A Life During Cold Snap

How To Potentially Save A Life During Cold Snap

Suffolk County Department of Social Services provides information on warming centers, how to help homeless individuals in your community.
Follow Live LIRR Cancellations, Delays as Storm Hits Region

Follow Live LIRR Cancellations, Delays as Storm Hits Region

Keep this page close for up-to-the-minute info.
Is Internet Freedom a Thing of the Past?

Is Internet Freedom a Thing of the Past?

A close look at the current battle over net neutrality, and how last week’s ruling will affect the future of internet freedom.
Gov News: Historic Library Changes Hands, New Puppy Mill Law

Gov News: Historic Library Changes Hands, New Puppy Mill Law

A look at some of the top government stories from around Long Island.
Smithtown Zoning Board Approves 3 Variances for Whisper Landing

Smithtown Zoning Board Approves 3 Variances for Whisper Landing

Proposed Smithtown assisted living facility takes a step closer to construction.
State Plans to Kill or Capture All Mute Swans

State Plans to Kill or Capture All Mute Swans

Plan calls for complete New York removal by 2025.
Smithtown Hires Firm to Oversee Upgrades to Montclair Avenue Yard

Smithtown Hires Firm to Oversee Upgrades to Montclair Avenue Yard

New garbage contract provide $3.5M in savings to finance the upgrades.
Proposed Outdoor Storage Facility Opens Up 'Floodgate' of Zoning Issues

Proposed Outdoor Storage Facility Opens Up 'Floodgate' of Zoning Issues

Civic associations take united stand against storage facility on Old Northport Road; calls for town board to step in.
Why is Poverty Moving to America's Suburbs?

Why is Poverty Moving to America's Suburbs?

A look at the growth of poverty in the suburbs of America.
Public Hearing For Proposed Storage Facility on Old Northport Road

Public Hearing For Proposed Storage Facility on Old Northport Road

Smithtown Board of Zoning Appeals will host a public hearing at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Suffolk Legislature Mulls Broadcast Of Meetings

Suffolk Legislature Mulls Broadcast Of Meetings

County could join Nassau with webcast footage of legislative sessions