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Bellone: Bypassing LIPA leaders to restore power

SC Executive Steve Bellone

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said Saturday he is bypassing LIPA's top managers and working directly with local substation coordinators to restore power to Suffolk County residents by Sunday night.

"We are taking matters into our own hands here," said Bellone at a 2 p.m. news conference in the parking lot at the LIPA / National Grid office in Brentwood.

He blasted the home inspection process LIPA implemented five days after the height of superstorm Sandy.

Babylon Town Supervisor Rich Schaffer also spoke about his efforts in negotiating with LIPA attorneys over restoring power to the homes south of Montauk Highway that were without serious structural damage.

Bellone also asked residents not to take their frustrations out on individual...| read more ››

Important Voting Information


Smithtown Voters,

Please see the following information regarding poll relocations in Smithtown and balloting.

We will post updates as we receive them.

Smithtown EDs 27, 29, 44, 72

If you are registered to vote in Smithtown Election Districts 27, 29, 44 or 72 and your normal polling location is Parkview Elementary on Roundtree Rd in Smithtown, your polling location has been relocated.

You will now vote at Kings Park High School (200 Route 25A, Kings Park).

Smithtown EDs 13, 17, 36, 49, 73

If you are registered...|

Bishop Announces Endorsement of Governor Cuomo


Representative Tim Bishop welcomed the endorsement of Governor Andrew Cuomo today.

Governor Cuomo said Representative Bishop’s record makes the case for his re-election.

"I am proud to endorse Tim Bishop for Reelection to the House of Representatives. Tim is a true advocate for Eastern Long Island and all New Yorkers. From fighting for clean air and clean water to fighting to keep jobs in our state at Brookhaven National Laboratory and Gabreski Airport, Tim has shown time and again that he has what it takes to represent our interests in Congress. In short, Tim delivers for us and for Eastern Long Island and that's why it is so important to send him back to Congress."

Bishop said he...|

Bishop Honored at Sachem East Safe Driving Fair


In the middle of battle to hold onto his seat in Congress, Rep. Tim Bishop, D- Southampton, stopped by Sachem East Thursday to receive the 2012 Graduated Driver Licensing Champion Award during the school's summit on safe driving.

Sponsored by State Farm, the award is presented to elected officials who have supported and furthered graduated licensing legislation with an emphasis on safe driving for teens.| read more ››

Public Safety Unions Back Bishop, Altschuler


Suffolk's police unions yesterday put their support behind Rep. Tim Bishop (D-Southampton) in his race against Republican Randy Altschuler, who has been endorsed by county sheriff's deputies and correction officers.
The Police Benevolent Association, Superior Officers Association, Detectives Association and district attorney Detective Investigators Association announced their endorsement at...| read more ››