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Oct
10
2011

“We need to lay aside partisan politics and join together to protect our community,” Doctor Spencer said “The Suffolk County Police Department has done a remarkable job cleaning up crime in Huntington and we will not give back the ground we have gained. I will not wave a white flag to gangs! I will make sure that we get the boots on the ground and the resources we need to maintain law and order. Keeping the public safe is simply not...read more »

Sep
30
2011

Babylon is offering town residents a tax cut for the second consecutive year, according to the town's tentative 2012 budget.

General fund taxes would increase 9 percent in the proposed $137.2 million budget, but residential garbage taxes would drop 21 percent, with the other parts of the town tax bill -- highway, lighting and part town taxes -- holding steady. This would result in a 4.9 percent, or $3.8 million, overall town tax cut...read more »

Sep
29
2011

Bellone Announces a $3.8m Tax Cut for Babylon's 2012 Budget

BABYLON – Winning the second time in as many debates for Suffolk County Executive, Babylon Town Supervisor and Democratic Candidate Steve Bellone today continued showing why he is the strongest candidate to help grow Suffolk County’s economy and protect taxpayers. The debate, moderated by Richard Rose, was hosted by WLNY TV 10/55 and will air Sunday, October 2, at 2:...read more »

Sep
27
2011

Steve Bellone’s bid for Suffolk County executive got some serious star power behind it Monday night as Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined him at a packed ballroom at theHuntington Hilton in Melville.

The event, which typically serves as the Suffolk County Democratic Committee’s fall dinner, raised $500,000, according to Chairman Rich Schaffer. Not all of that money will go toward Bellone’s campaign, Schaffer explained, but will be used by the...read more »

Sep
26
2011
Cuomo Stumps for Bellone in Huntington

More than 600 Attend the Suffolk County Democratic Committee’s Fall Gala supporting Steve Bellone for County Executive

BABYLON – Babylon Town Supervisor and Democratic Suffolk County Executive Candidate Steve Bellone and more than 600 supporters tonight welcomed Governor Andrew Cuomo to Suffolk County as he headlined the Suffolk County Democratic Committee’s Fall Gala. The event raised approximately $500,000 for Bellone’s...read more »

Sep
15
2011
Long Island Business News

With seven weeks to go until it’s known who will be the next Suffolk County executive, the two candidates vying for the seat held their first public debate Thursday morning.

The event, hosted jointly by the Long Island Association and the Association for a Better Long Island at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, featured Suffolk County Treasurer Angie Carpenter, the Republican candidate, discussing plans and trading barbs with...read more »

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 »

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