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Sep
15
2011

I was one of a few hundred in attendance at today’s debate between the Steve Bellone and Angie Carpenter, two candidates running for Suffolk County executive, hosted by the Long Island Association and the Association for a Better Long Island. Since our reporter John Callegari was taking copious notes for a story on the debate, I had the luxury of simply listening.

My takeaway: Political debates are sales presentations, and today’s...read more »

Sep
8
2011

BABYLON – Babylon Town Supervisor and Democratic Nominee for Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has released a second television ad for his campaign, humorously portraying children as politicians to make the point that while kids have not caused Long Island’s fiscal problems, they bear the burden. In the ad, titled “Their Fault,” Bellone also highlights his record of strong fiscal management in Babylon of cutting spending, reducing debt...read more »

Aug
27
2011

As you know, Hurricane Irene is expected to reach Long Island this weekend and my staff and I are busy preparing to make sure Babylon residents are safe. FEMA has predicted that our communities may be significantly affected, and I am writing to share some key resources to prepare for Hurricane Irene and its potential aftermath.

Stay Informed:

Track Hurricane Irene’s path with the National Hurricane Center at...read more »

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 »

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