Suffolk County

Officals Want MTA Tax Repealed For Colleges

The much maligned MTA Payroll Tax is back in the news again. The tax which was created in 2009 as part of a $2.3 billion state bailout for the transit agency has never been popular with masses. When it first debuted, many businesses & counties themselves rallied against it & even sued questioning the constitutionality […]

Port Jefferson Service To Be Affected For 5 Days

For any of my readers who depend on the Long Island Rail Road’s Port Jefferson line, please be advised that midday service will be affected for 5 days next month due a grade crossing renewal project. Here are the complete details courtesy of the press release sent to me by the LIRR: A grade crossing […]

Stony Brook Station Renovations To Begin Soon

Just a short time ago, the MTA Long Island Rail Road announced that station renovations at the Stony Brook station would begin. Here are the complete details courtesy of a press release I received: The MTA Long Island Rail Road’s Stony Brook Station, on the Port Jefferson Branch, will undergo a $2.7 million renovation project […]

Gov Patterson Flexes His Veto Muscle

You would have heard about the battle over building a truck-rail yard in Brentwood. The proposed truck-rail yard is to be built on part of the property where the former Pilgrim State Hospital currently sits.

Gov. Patterson has supported this project as he sees it as a viable way to help decrease the reliance on trucks & the traffic they bring to the island.

Man Stabbed 19 Times In Sayville

A 53 year old man was stabbed 19 times at the Long Island Rail Road’s (LIRR) Sayville station. Bill Mason of Newsday has the story: A Sayville man was arrested and charged yesterday with the attempted murder of a 53-year-old man, stabbed 19 times Monday at the Sayville railroad station platform, police said. The injured […]