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Sep
6
2017

Suffolk County Legis. Al Krupski (D-Cutchogue) sponsored a measure to suspend automatic cost-of-living pay raises for legislators that was passed on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. (Credit: James Escher)

Suffolk County legislators voted Wednesday to suspend automatic cost-of-living pay raises for themselves and other elected county officials for the next five years.

The total annual savings of less than $26,000 for the 18 legislators...read more »

Jun
13
2017

County Legislator, District 1

Join Al & Mary Krupski
for an evening on Peconic Bay
in support of Al’s reelection campaign

Thursday, June 29, 2017
6 p.m.

at
The Pequash Club
205 West Road
Cutchogue, NY 11935

Light fare, wine and beer will be served.

Contributions of any amount are greatly appreciated.

RSVP by calling 631-875-0896 or
or email...read more »

Dec
15
2016

Extremely high levels of a toxic gasoline additive were found in the well water of one Manorville home last week, prompting a state investigation to find where the contaminant came from and if it is affecting other homes in the neighborhood that also depend on private wells.
The Oakwood Drive home is located in the core preservation area of the Pine Barrens, a largely preserved forest valued for its role in protecting the region’s...read more »

Dec
13
2016

Less than a week after Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the state is preparing to sue the Environmental Protection Agency, local officials and environmentalists have extended their support to the state, which is challenging the federal agency’s decision to permanently allow dumping of dredged material in Long Island Sound.

Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski said it is encouraging to see the state take this step.
“We should all do...read more »

Dec
3
2016

Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) said it's still full steam ahead on efforts to block the sale of the 840-acre island and preserve most of it. Zeldin pictured on April 24, 2016. (Credit: Daniel Goodrich)
The developer who once proposed a “really beautiful, world-class” golf course on Plum Island, off the tip of Suffolk County, happens to have been elected President of the United States.
Now, some environmentalists and East End public...read more »

Nov
27
2016

A Suffolk County legislator from Bohemia is calling on county officials to let the public vote on reducing the size of the legislature, a proposal that has received mixed reaction from East End officials. 
Legislator Bill Lindsay III introduced legislation last week to schedule a 2017 referendum asking Suffolk voters if they want to reduce the size of the legislature from 18 seats to 13. Two of the 18 current members represent the East...read more »

Nov
24
2016

This September, the New York State Supreme Court struck down a 2010 Suffolk County law allowing farmers to build more farm buildings on preserved land, and this week, the county has pledged to fight back.

In September of 2010, the county adopted a new “hardship exemption,” allowing farmers to get special permits build barns, equipment storage buildings and greenhouses on up to 25 percent of a preserved parcel if they can show the...read more »

Nov
22
2016

Suffolk County lawmakers and farmers are supporting the county’s decision to appeal a recent New York State Supreme Court ruling that deems development on preserved farmland illegal.

Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski (D-Cutchogue) held a press conference Tuesday in Hauppauge with local farmers, vineyard owners and county legislators to denounced the Sept. 28 court decision, which he said undermines the county’s farmland...read more »

Oct
23
2016

Al Krupski is a man of the land of Long Island — a fourth-generation farmer. He’s a champion of open space and farmland preservation. And he well understands the importance of the water table below the land’s surface — the sole source aquifer on which Long Islanders (and Shelter Islanders, too) depend as their only potable water supply.

He knows the shoreline, too, as a member for two decades, including 14 years as president, of the...read more »

Sep
8
2016

CUTCHOGUE, NY — In a heartfelt tribute, Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski presented longtime Cutchogue farmer Tom Wickham with a proclamation Wednesday, honoring a prestigious award Wickham's Fruit Farm recently won.
Wickham's Fruit Farm garnered New York's top environmental award– the 2016 Agricultural Environmental Management, or AEM Award, said New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo last month.
Each year, the award honors the...read more »

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