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Aug
17
2011

"More” Details Bellone’s Record of Strong Fiscal Management in Babylon

BABYLON – Babylon Town Supervisor and Steve Bellone today released his first television ad of the County Executive campaign. The ad, entitled “More,” illustrates Bellone’s record in Babylon of reducing debt, upgrading the town’s bond rating and cutting taxes, all while improving town services.

“Steve Bellone is running a positive, issue-based...read more »

Aug
5
2011
Long Island Business News

At kitchen tables around Suffolk County, families are asking, “How do we afford to stay here?”

Young workers living in their parents’ basements, retirees paying $10,000 a year in property taxes and business owners being lured by other states are all asking themselves the same thing.

Slow decline does not have to be the future of Suffolk. We can attract jobs, provide opportunity and expand our tax base to give relief for middle-...read more »

Aug
3
2011
Bellone unveils economic vision for Suffolk County

Steve Bellone, Babylon Town supervisor and the Democratic nominee for Suffolk County executive, Monday unveiled the framework for his economic plan for the county, which he hopes to turn into a research powerhouse.

Bellone cited the challenges facing the county: not enough high-paying jobs, not enough diverse housing, high costs and young people leaving. "These four challenges are feeding off of one another and strengthening each other...read more »

Jul
30
2011

Dem. County Executive Candidate Visits Businesses; Joined by Mayor Pontieri and Leg. Candidate Rob Calarco

BABYLON – Babylon Town Supervisor and Democratic Suffolk County Executive Candidate Steve Bellone toured downtown Patchogue with Mayor Paul Pontieri earlier this afternoon. Candidate for Suffolk County Legislature Rob Calarco joined Steve to speak with local businesses about how County government can help them grow....read more »

Jul
19
2011

Bellone Will Also Appear on Independence Line for Suffolk County Executive Election

BABYLON – The Suffolk County Independence Party today announced that it is endorsing Babylon Town Supervisor Steve Bellone in the race for Suffolk County Executive. Frank MacKay, Chairman of the Suffolk County Independence Party, made the decision after screening both Steve and Republican candidate Angie Carpenter after William Bogart declined...read more »

Jul
15
2011

Supporters Contribute $1.2m Since January 15 as Bellone Overwhelmingly Qualifies for Democratic Line with Remarkable Grassroots Effort

BABYLON - Babylon Town Supervisor and Democratic Suffolk County Executive Candidate Steve Bellone announced today he has nearly $2 million on hand for his campaign. Steve’s supporters contributed $1.2 million since the last filing on January 15. These numbers represent record-breaking totals...read more »

Jul
9
2011
Steve Bellone Discusses His Plan to Create Jobs with Suffolk County Business Leaders

BABYLON – Babylon Town Supervisor and Democratic Suffolk County Executive Candidate Steve Bellone today announced his plan to prioritize economic growth during a roundtable discussion at EVO Merchant Services in Melville. Business leaders joined Bellone for the announcement and a discussion to share their experiences working with town and county government.

The business leaders present included: Frank Beyrodt, DeLea Sod Farm and...read more »

Jun
25
2011

BOHEMIA – Babylon Town Supervisor and Democratic Suffolk County Executive Candidate Steve Bellone today praised the historic passage of both gay marriage and the property tax cap.

“Marriage equality and the two-percent property tax cap are historic measures to protect civil rights and economic prosperity across New York State. In just a few short months, Governor Cuomo has shown real leadership and made New Yorkers proud. As County...read more »

Jun
16
2011
Levy's mess and the tough job ahead

Looking up it was hard to tell that the man in the blue helmet and yellow harness dangling backwards off the roof of the H. Lee Dennison Building was Babylon Town Supervisor Steve Bellone. He was rappelling 12 stories down the north face of the concrete edifice, letting the long, strong ropes be his guide.

This was no political ploy to benefit Bellone, however; it was “Over the Edge for Charity,” a recent event to raise money...read more »

Apr
6
2011

Who's Steve Bellone? That's a question lots of East Enders are asking.

The Independent recently sat down with the Babylon Town Supervisor and Democratic candidate for Suffolk county executive. For close to an hour in the county Democratic headquarters office tucked in an upisland strip mall, Bellone discussed his record as supervisor, his governing style and desire to learn about the people and communities on the Twin Forks.

"I'...read more »

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