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Rebuilding Suffolk's Economy

Steve Bellone and Suffolk County Legislators

County Executive Bellone was joined by legislators and the Long Island Contractors Association (LICA) at the signing of the approval for $32 million in capital projects to be commenced in Suffolk County in 2012.

The sixteen projects, inclusive of four emergency bridge repairs, serve to improve Suffolk County’s infrastructure and are expected to create more than 300 jobs within the next year.

The projects include repairs and improvements of bridges, energy efficiency and conservation projects at county facilities, repair and resurfacing of county roadways, roadway drainage improvements, elevator system improvements and upgrades at county facilities, exterior structural improvements and replacement of traffic signals.
“The infrastructure projects approved today will create jobs, contribute to the quality of life of...| read more ››

Steve Bellone Meets With Smithtown Democrats

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone

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 ››

Smithtown Democrats Call for Ethics Investigation

Smithtown Town Hall. Credit Sara Walsh

Smithtown Democrats are calling for the town's ethics board to open an investigation based on findings of a Suffolk grand jury released earlier this month.

Newsday reports Smithtown Democratic Committee chairman Ed Maher, in a letter read before town board on Thursday, asked the town's ethics board to determine which officials may used a promised $40,000 tax break to pressure developers to illegally demolish the abestos-laced Nassau Suffolk Lumber and Supply Company.| read more ››

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

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone

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 will be accessible."

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