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Bellone vows to build 'innovation economy'

Photo credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara | Steve Bellone speaks to supporters. (Nov. 8, 2011)
Nov
21
2011

The slow-moving county permitting process poses a significant roadblock to economic growth in Suffolk, delaying construction projects and hampering job creation, business leaders told County Executive-elect Steve Bellone Monday.

About 40 people -- representing local companies and trade groups -- attended a Melville forum hosted by Bellone and the Long Island Association.| read more ››

Bellone Invites all Suffolk Residents to Serve on Transition Team

Nov
17
2011

Names Calcaterra, Martinez Co-Transition Directors; Announces Meetings on Economy and Diversity

Hauppauge - Suffolk County Executive-elect Steve Bellone today invited all Suffolk County residents to serve on his transition team as he announced his process to ensure he can hit the ground running when he takes office on January 1. All Suffolk County residents can share their ideas and get updates through Bellone’s new transition website, www.suffolkcountyworksforyou.com.

“Travelling our county, I understand that most good ideas come from outside government,” Bellone said. “That is why I want each and every Suffolk County resident to serve on my transition team. I welcome your ideas to help me do more with less and make our county an economic powerhouse.”

Bellone named...| read more ››

Suffolk's new Steve calls Dems' effort 'a thing of beauty'

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone
Nov
8
2011

In a victory speech, Steve Bellone is thanking Democratic chairman Richard Schaffer, saying the campaign he crafted was a "thing of beauty.'

"The voters of Suffolk county have given us a huge victory," he said.

He thanks the Democratic committee, volunteers, and "most important I want to thank the voters of Suffolk County tonight for giving us this mandate....We will make government more efficient, we will make it work so we can protect taxpayers in this county."

"We will confront the fiscal challenge that we face by growing this economy...We will make sure when we create that growth and opportunity....it will be accessible."

He touts Bill Lindsay to return as presiding officer....| read more ››

Steve Bellone Meets With Smithtown Democrats

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone
Apr
12
2011

Over one hundred people showed up at a breakfast hosted by the Smithtown Democratic Committee on Sunday morning. The breakfast, held at the IBEW building on Motor Parkway, was attended by many elected officials but the real draw was the guest of honor Babylon Town Supervisor and soon to be the official Democratic candidate for Suffolk County Executive - Steve Bellone.| read more ››

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