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The Full Story: Streamlined Recycling; 5G Technology, WSHU, January 9, 2020

Calarco tapped for "presiding officer" position, Long Island Advance, January 9, 2020

New leaders take over Suffolk County Legislature, Newsday, January 5, 2020


Suffolk County Creates Regional Recycling Assessment Task Force, Patch, December 30, 2019

PJS Jewish Center Condemns Acts of Anti-Semitism During Hanukkah, TBR News Media, December 30, 2019

Suffolk County Democrats announce new legislative leaders, Newsday, December 22, 2019

Town Task Force Says New Legislation Needed to Tackle Homelessness in PJ/PJS, TBR News Media, December 20, 2019

PJS Street Dedicated to Fallen National Guard Airman, TBR News Media, December 19, 2019

PJS/Terryville Chamber Celebrates Christmas in Lights, TBR News Media, December 11, 2019

Your Turn: Plastic Causing a Sea of Troubles, TBR News Media, November 29, 2019

Port Jeff Memorial Park Updated with New Monuments for Veterans Day, TBR News Media, November 13, 2019

Setauket Ceremony Honors Heroes of Many Wars, TBR News Media, November 13, 2019

Bellone Cinches Another Term as County Executive, TBR News Media, November 6, 2019

Suffolk County District 5 Results: Kara Hahn Wins Big, Patch, November 5, 2019

TBR News Media Endorsement: Hang onto Hahn in 2020, TBR News Media, November 2, 2019

Hahn Seeks County Legislator Seat for 5th Term, TBR News Media, November 1, 2019

Newsday Endorses Kara Hahn, Newsday, October 23, 2019

Port Jeff Gathers Funds Together for Barnum Parking Lot, TBR News Media, October 16, 2019

Advocates urge reauthorization of Violence Against Women Act, Newsday, October 15, 2019

PJS Community Members Renovate Terryville Road Garden, TBR News Media, October 14, 2019

Three Village Dads raise $15K for Setauket VFW post, TBR News Media, September 26, 2019

Suffolk County to take sea level rise into account in road projects, Newsday, September 23, 2019

Suffolk County approves funds for Stony Brook Creek to help mitigate stormwater runoff, TBR News Media, September 15, 2019

County to DPW: Consider sea level rise in future planning, Riverhead News Review, September 12, 2019

County votes to help fund project to clean Stony Brook Creek, Newsday, September 8, 2019

Intentional Balloon Release Ban Passes Unanimously In Legislature, Patch, September 4, 2019

Suffolk County debuts new Old Field Farm walking trail, TBR News Media, August 15, 2019

Community joins forces to clean up Stony Brook Creek, TBR News Media, August 8, 2019

First phase of county blueway trail plan under way, TBR News Media, July 11, 2019

Suffolk County Launches First Phase Of Blueway Trail Plan Which Calls For Public's Help, 27 East, July 1, 2019

NYS passes pivotal energy bill to address planetary warming, TBR News Media, June 28, 2019

Strong’s Neck couple installs low-nitrogen septic system and spreads the word, TBR News Media, June 21, 2019

East Setauket teenager inspires county park stewardship program, TBR News Media, June 20, 2019

Phasing Plastic into Past, Fire Island News, June 10, 2019

Shelley the Sea Turtle installed at Sunken Meadow State Park, TBR News Media, June 9, 2019

Updated monuments unveiled during ceremonies in Setauket, Stony Brook, TBR News Media, June 1, 2019

New substance abuse training program for coaches highlights rise of abuse epidemic in high school sports, USA Today, May 23, 2019

Suffolk introduces new substance abuse awareness training for coaches, TBR News Media, May 23, 2019

Suffolk County High School Known For Athletics Excellence To Train All Coaches To Spot Substance Abuse, WCBS, May 21, 2019

County and town partner to transform E. Setauket corner, TBR News Media, May 10, 2019

Legislative roundup: banning offshore drilling, cracking down on Move Over violators, encouraging park visits, TBR News Media, May 10, 2019

Cathedral Pines Park will get multiyear renovation project, TBR News Media, May 4, 2019

Suffolk County Moves To Dramatically Cut Plastic Usage, WCBS, April 22, 2019

Plastic bans in New York, Long Island: What you need to know, Newsday, April 21, 2019

Local businesses already ahead of new county plastics ban, TBR News Media, April 20, 2019

Countywide ban on styrofoam, single-use plastic will have effect on local businesses, Newsday, April 19, 2019

Steve Bellone creating new 311 call service in Suffolk, Suffolk Times, April 18, 2019

Suffolk displays designs for rapid transit bus lanes on Nicolls, TBR News Media, April 16, 2019

‘Throwing SALT On Our Wounds’: Suffolk Officials Set Up Charitable Gift Reserve To Restore Tax Deduction, WCBS, April 15, 2019

Helen Stein Shack Picture Book Award winners honored, TBR News Media, April 13, 2019

Suffolk Pols Pass Bills Banning Plastic Straws, Reducing Styrofoam, LI Press, April 11, 2019

Suffolk Lawmakers Approve Styrofoam Ban, Patch, April 10, 2019

Suffolk, to combat pollution, clamps down on plastic straws, Styrofoam, Newsday, April 9, 2019

New York State expands opioid lawsuit, TBR News Media, April 6, 2019

Local officials recognize U.S. women’s soccer team gender pay gap, TBR News Media, April 5, 2019

Local leaders, young athletes call for pay equity for women, Newsday, April 2, 2019

Veterans organizations, Hahn closer to goal to update memorials, TBR News Media, March 23, 2019

County Legislator Hahn honored for achievements, TBR News Media, March 13, 2019

County bills would ban polystyrene and most single-use plastics in Suffolk food service establishments, Riverhead Local, March 1, 2019

VFW post invites community to help with fundraising goal, TBR News Media, February 27, 2019

Suffolk County seeks to ban single-use plastics, Sufolk Times, February 17, 2019

Lobbyist hire sparks friction in Suffolk Legislature, Newsday, February 16, 2019

Legislators, task force aim to reduce plastics in Suffolk County, TBR News Media, February 15, 2019

Suffolk County Plastic Reduction Task Force Proposes Suffolk Cleans-Up its Act,, February 14, 2019

Suffolk County Contemplating Restrictions On Plastics, Styrofoam, WCBS, February 13, 2019

Lawmakers: Straws by request, ban on Styrofoam-like polystyrene containers, plates, cups, WCBS, February 13, 2019

Suffolk County restores funding for St. James General Store/, Newsday, January 23, 2019

Suffolk Legislator Kara Hahn Reelected Majority Leader, NewsLI, January 4, 2019


On Our Island: Nonprofit highlights of the week, LI Business News, November 14, 2018

Suffolk County Executive Bellone, Paws of War Unveil First-of-its-Kind Mobile Veterinary Clinic,, November 9, 2018

VIDEO: Setauket-area vets plan would add more recent conflicts to old war memorials, Newsday, November 8, 2018

Veteran fundraising campaign looks to modernize local war memorials, TBR News Media, November 7, 2018

Hamptons-Based Non-Profit Sets Ambitious Goal For One Island Giving Day,, October 27, 2018

Video and Photos: Ward Melville Heritage Organization hosts 25th annual Walk for Beauty, TBR News Media, October 27, 2018

Suffolk County: Increased Funding Available for Homeowners to Replace Old Cesspools and Septics,, October 12, 2018

LI reusable straw company now having trouble meeting demand, Newsday, October 7, 2018

Challenged by Long Island Lawmakers, Police Will Look Into Treatment of Immigrant Families Who Reported Missing Children, ProPublica, September 28, 2018

Suffolk police: Department probing video of interview with immigrant family, Newsday, September 27, 2018

Suffolk lawmakers OK asset forfeiture bill, unveil 'revenge porn' measure, Newsday, September 5, 2018

Steve Bellone bill would stop inquiries about pay history, Newsday, September 4, 2018

Riverhead Town officials consider formal opposition to offshore drilling plan,, September 4, 2018

Stony Brook joins “Strawless Suffolk” initiative, The Statesman, September 1, 2018

Sandy Hook parents share violence prevention strategies with Suffolk’s schools, TBR News Media, August 21, 2018

Little straws are creating a big debate across Long Island, Newsday, August 16, 2018

LI entrepreneurs feeling environmental pull on plastic straws, Newsday, August 16, 2018

Three Village Chamber of Commerce celebrates summer, TBR News Media, August 13, 2018

Legislator hosts school supply donation drive, TBR News Media, August 1, 2018

C'est-ing No To Single-Use Plastic Straws, Patch, July 25, 2018

Suffolk County Legislature Approves Funding for Rails to Trails Project,, July 23, 2018

Proposal to quadruple underwater acres stalled by Suffolk lawmakers, Newsday, July 14, 2018

'Glamping' planned for Suffolk County park in East Hampton, Newsday, July 12, 2018

A Push in Suffolk to Declare Independence from Plastic Straws, Patch, July 4, 2018

In Suffolk, a push to reduce plastic straw usage, Long Island Business News, July 3, 2018

Leg. Hahn looking to reduce straw use in Suffolk, TBR News Media, July 3, 2018

Suffolk effort aims to draw straws out of circulation, News12, July 2, 2018

Long Island Looks To End Plastic Straw Use, WCBS, July 2, 2018

Legislator highlights county parks every day in May, TBR News Media, June 8, 2018

Suffolk County shines light on gun violence, TBR News Media, June 4, 2018

Long Island waters threatened by excess nitrogen, The Statesman, June 3, 2018

VIDEO: Testing in Port Jeff Harbor to assess Long Island Sound health, TBR News Media, June 1, 2018

Three Village community honors fallen soldiers on Memorial Day, TBR News Media, May 31, 2018

Suffolk committee votes to support $1B arena plan in Ronkonkoma, Newsday, May 31, 2018

What Steve Bellone left unsaid in his state of the county speech, Newsday, May 26, 2018

Kara Hahn, John Kennedy tangle over Suffolk comptroller budget, Newsday, May 24, 2018

Two Appointed To Suffolk County Council Of Environmental Quality, 27East, May 23, 2018

Community packs Port Jeff Station meeting to share anger with government officials, TBR News Media, May 23, 2018

Suffolk Legislature reauthorizes LI aquifer-protection commission, Newsday, May 15, 2018

Suffolk County Executive Bellone Kicks Off “Uptown Funk” Project In Village Of Port Jefferson,, May 10, 2018

Breaking ground on Port Jefferson's Upper Port revitalization projects, Greater Port Jeff, May 9, 2018

Suffolk Passes Legislation to Raise Human Traffic Awareness Among Healthcare Professionals,, April 27, 2018

Creative teens win the 4th annual Helen Stein Shack Picture Book Award, TBR News Media, April 24, 2018

Suffolk County signs on to EPA dumping lawsuit, TBR News Media, April 17, 2018

Suffolk County Joins State Suit Against EPA Over LI Sound Dredge Spoil Dumping, East End Beacon, April 16, 2018

Stony Brook Village Center gears up for Grand Openings Stroll, TBR News Media, April 16, 2018

Three Village environmental organizations seek volunteers for upcoming projects, TBR News Media, April 16, 2018

Suffolk Sandy task force holds first public hearing, Newsday, April 11, 2018

Suffolk lawmakers: Asset forfeiture reports inadequate, Newsday, April 8, 2018

North Shore students, activists stand in solidarity on PJ Station corner calling for gun control, TBR News Media, March 26, 2018

5-Day Jazz Festival Coming To Stony Brook, Patch, March 22, 2018

Suffolk County grant helps Stony Brook swing into spring, TBR News Media, March 22, 2018

Women’s history: past, present, future, LI Herald, March 22, 2018

Riverhead’s Cranberry Bog Preserve bridge ready for use, Riverhead News-Review, March 9, 2018

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone signs sexual harassment bills, Newsday, February 21, 2018

Suffolk legislators pass sexual harassment laws, TBR News Media, February 15, 2018

State launches teen dating abuse awareness social media campaign, WABC, February 13, 2018

Flu season rages on locally and nationally, TBR News Media, February 12, 2018

Legislator Anker Honors Police Officers Jon-Erik Negron and Michael Schneider,, February 9, 2018

Cuomo to Health Dept.: Counties need emergency funds to fight flu, Newsday, February 8, 2018

Stony Brook shopping center construction to begin in spring, TBR News Media, February 8, 2018

Online petition and leftovers help revive Cranberry Bog bridge, Newsday, February 1, 2018

#MeToo forum urges help, healing for sexual assault survivors, Newsday, January 28, 2018

#MeToo founder Tarana Burke speaks at Stony Brook, The Statesman, January 28, 2018

Coming together to talk #MeToo at SBU, TBR News Media, January 26, 2018

#MeToo founder Tarana Burke headlines event at Stony Brook U., Newsday, January 26, 2018

Lawmakers look to seize on opportunity created by #MeToo movement, TBR News Media, January 26, 2018

Moving #MeToo momentum forward, TBR News Media, January 25, 2018

Kara Hahn, Valerie Cartright back Vivian Viloria Fisher for Congress, Newsday, January 14, 2018

Bellone takes step toward protecting LI’s water, TBR News Media, January 11, 2018

#MeToo creator to speak on Long Island, Long Island Business News, January 9, 2018

New Suffolk Law Bans Outmoded Cesspools, The East Hampton Star, January 4, 2018


Newsday Endorsement - Kara Hahn to represent Suffolk's 5th Legislative District, Newsday, November 2, 2017

TBR Newspapers - Endorsement: Hahn handles county business, TBR Newspapers, November 2, 2017

Lawyer challenges Hahn for Suffolk County legislator seat in 5th district, TBR Newspapers, November 2, 2017

News12 Long Island Voters Guide - Suffolk County Legislature District 5, News12, October 31, 2017

Suffolk Legislator Kara Hahn Puts Best Foot Forward for 26.2 Miles During Suffolk County Marathon,, October 31, 2017

Newsday Voters Guide, Newsday, October 26, 2017

News12 Long Island Kara Hahn Candidate Video, News12, October 24, 2017

Head to Stony Brook on Oct. 29 for Suffolk's largest pet costume parade,, October 20, 2017

Terryville green space could be preserved thanks to legislator, TBR Newspapers, October 13, 2017

Suffolk County's Largest Halloween Pet Costume, The Huntingtonian, October 13, 2017

Little Free Library comes to Port Jefferson, TBR Newspapers, October 6, 2017

Suffolk County Unveils Marathon Trail Dedication in Honor of 30 Military Members Killed in Action Since 9/11,, October 6, 2017

32BJ announce endorsements, DC37 champions primary victory for candidates, Amsterdam News, October 5, 2017

Town Of Brookhaven Considers Offering Rewards To People Who Help Catch Illegal Dumpers, WCBS, September 27, 2017

Lawmakers sign agreement to protect Setauket Harbor, TBR Newspapers, September 26, 2017

With $100 Million At Stake, Suffolk Unveils Major Water Quality Report To Combat Harmful Algal Blooms That Impact Long Island,, September 26, 2017

Suffolk sober home bill sparks controversy, Newsday, September 26, 2017

Residents, legislators enjoy Setauket Harbor Day, TBR Newspapers, September 25, 2017

Thousands flock to Port Jeff for Dragon Boat Race Festival, TBR Newspapers, September 21, 2017

SCWA Replaces Old Undersized Main in Stony Brook Community, SCWA, September 6, 2017

Coram park littered with construction debris, News12, August 24, 2017

Suffolk Launches Program to “RID” Our Parks of Debris,, August 22, 2017

Suffolk launches program to thwart park dumping, vandalism, Newsday, August 21, 2017

Cedar Island Lighthouse on Its Way to Becoming Bed & Breakfast, Dan's Papers, August 15, 2017

Three Village chamber hosts 18th annual barbecue, TBR Newspapers, August 15, 2017

'Be the Match' - Legislator Kara Hahn and Friends of Karen to Host 8/14/2017 Blood and Bone Marrow Registry Drive, Patch, August 14, 2017

Stony Brook siblings raise thousands for children’s hospital, TBR Newspapers, August 10, 2017

Like a journey back in time: A visit to Fishers Island, population 230, Southold Local, August 10, 2017

Green Light for Historic Lighthouse, The East Hampton Star, August 10, 2017

Suffolk Legislator Hahn Honors Troop #354’s Newest Eagle Scouts,, August 9, 2017

'Be the Match' - Legislator Kara Hahn and Friends of Karen to Host Blood and Bone Marrow Registry Drive in Port Jefferson, Patch, August 3, 2017

Ward Melville High School Had Nine Lives During Ninth State Title Victory,, August 2, 2017

An Olympic Lunge for Local Fencer,, July 31, 2017

Kennedy and the Legislature Honor Dr. Coyne and Medical Crisis Action Team,, July 31, 2017

Suffolk Legislator Hahn Recognizes Three Village student for Earning Junior Olympic Fencing Title,, July 27, 2017

Port Jefferson Station – Terryville Summer Concert Series, Patch, July 12, 2017

Port Jeff kids have a blast at Rocketship Park reopening, TBR Newspapers, June 16, 2017

Cybersecurity Focus of Suffolk Conference,, June 15, 2017

Cybersecurity Focus of Conference at Suffolk County Community College,, June 14, 2017

Suffolk Legislator Hahn Recognizes Three Village's MoMathlon Competitors,, June 6, 2017

County legislator’s program encourages kids to visit parks, TBR Newspapers, June 2, 2017

Suffolk officials introduce ‘passport’ program for kids to visit parks, Newsday, June 1, 2017

Suffolk County Executive Bellone Signs Into Law First In The State Septic Improvement Program,, June 1, 2017

Residents discuss taking a walk on the safe side, TBR Newspapers, May 31, 2017

Suffolk County Acquires Additional Land for Miller Place County Park,, May 23, 2017

Suffolk votes to eliminate camping fees for disabled veterans at parks, Newsday, May 18, 2017

Suffolk County Lawmakers Repeal New Parks Amenity Fees For Disabled Veterans, WCBS, May 17, 2017

From Fee to Free for Suffolk County’s Disabled Veterans,, May 17, 2017

Long Island Rallies In Support Of Travel And Tourism Industry,, May 9, 2017

Winners of 3rd annual Helen Stein Shack Picture Book Award honored, TBR Newspapers, May 5, 2017

Officials Continue Fight Against Illegal Dumping On Long Island With New Lawsuit, WCBS, May 4, 2017

Legislator Kara Hahn Kicks Off Inaugural “A County Park a Day in May” Challenge,, May 2, 2017

Officials announce addition to Patriots Hollow State Forest, TBR Newspapers, April 28, 2017

County Legislature Approves Land Purchase for Expansion of Miller Place County Park,, April 27, 2017

Steve Bellone signs Suffolk anti-dumping bill, hiking penalties, Newsday, April 26, 2017

Stony Brook Medicine Opens New Facility in Commack, Patch, April 25, 2017

Setauket forest becomes newest state parkland on Long Island, Newsday, April 22, 2017

Advanced specialty care center opens in Commack, TBR Newspapers, April 20, 2017

Legislators vote for higher fines, jail time for illegal dumping at parks, TBR Newspapers, April 17, 2017

SBU Cancer Center receives generous donation from The Ward Melville Heritage Organization, TBR Newspapers, April 13, 2017

Suffolk Legislator Al Krupski Hosts Parks Chair On Tour of North Fork County Parks,, April 3, 2017

Officials intensify efforts against illegal dumping, Newsday, April 1, 2017

Legislator Anker and Legislator Hahn Honor the Mt. Sinai Girls Basketball Team,, March 31, 2017

Local groups educate, combat climate change, TBR Newspapers, March 30, 2017

Suffolk County Launches Septic Improvement Program, WSHU, March 30, 2017

Town, county and state reactions to climate change, TBR Newspapers, March 30, 2017

Suffolk County Approves Increases in Fines, Potential Jail Time in Illegal Dumping Cases,, March 28, 2017

Brookhaven cleans up 200 tons of illegally dumped debris, Newsday, March 10, 2017

Suffolk Legislature Approves Leg. Kara Hahn’s Plan to Shine Light on Forfeiture Funds,, March 9, 2017

Suffolk County Pilot Program Touts Potential Benefits Of Harvesting Kelp, WCBS, March 7, 2017

Suffolk County bike path plan edges closer to reality, Newsday, February 25, 2017

Long Island’s history comes alive, TBR Newspapers, February 23, 2017

New York Cracking Down On Illegal Dumping, WSHU, February 22, 2017

Suffolk Lawmaker Says Long Way To Go In Illegal Dumping Crackdown, WCBS, February 21, 2017

Comsewogue High School Vocalists Perform During Legislature's February 7, 2017 Invocation,, February 15, 2017

Coram park littered with construction debris, News12, January 27, 2017


East Setauket Narcan Training Draws an Overflow Crowd,, April 1, 2016

Bellone, Suffolk Officials Announce 24/7 Substance Abuse Hotline, LI Exchange, March 30, 2016

LI Lawmaker Wants Board To Review Suspicious Child Deaths, WCBS, March 25, 2016

Long Island Officials Join Push for Paid Family Leave, LongIsland.comMarch 19, 2016

Community dreads dredging plan for Long Island Sound, TBR Newspapers, March 15, 2016

Legislator Hahn Audio Interviews

Suffolk Issues "Passports" to Fun

WCBS, Jun. 1, 2017

Suffolk County Lawmakers Repeal New Parks Amenity Fees For Disabled Veteran

WCBS, May 17, 2017

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