News Roundup

Jun
27
2012
Leg. Rob Calarco (far left) with TRITEC Real Estate Principals and COO and representatives from town, county and state government (center)

Patchogue, LI—Wednesday, June 27: Legislator Rob Calarco was on hand to help break ground for an historic event in Patchogue Village: the groundbreaking for New Village, a mixed-use residential development located at the heart of downtown village that will revitalize the Four Corners and move the village downtown into the 21st Century.

The TRITEC project promotes an active, pedestrian-friendly community and will bring...read more »

Jun
27
2012

A mountainous budget deficit has been eating up vast amounts of his staff's time, but Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone is not letting short-term budget woes keep him from thinking big and long-term. He needs to do both. His Connect Long Island outline of the way the county will go about economic development has a good core approach and a couple of innovative ideas. But the budget reality won't go away, and Bellone will have to make even...read more »

Jun
21
2012

Smoking in Suffolk's parks and beaches will soon be banned under a bill passed this week by the county legislature.

But the ban contains no fines for violators and exempts parking lots, campgrounds and golf courses.

Lawmakers voted 10-7 Tuesday to approve the resolution by Legis. William Spencer (D-Centerport), a physician who also fought to restore tobacco education funding that was to be cut from Suffolk's budget.

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Jun
14
2012

Joe Dujmic, candidate for New York State Assembly’s 10th District received a major endorsement from former Suffolk County Legislator and Majority Leader Hon. Jon Cooper.

Mr. Cooper stated: “I am very pleased to lend my full support and offer my wholehearted endorsement on behalf of Joe Dujmic’s candidacy for New York State’s 10th Assembly District. Joe is a true Democrat and a rising star in our party. He will be a strong and vocal...read more »

Jun
13
2012
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...read more »

Jun
9
2012

The Suffolk County Transit Bus has expanded its Sunday and holiday service on two major East End lines. The pilot program is the product of legislation sponsored by Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman (I-Montauk), and it will impact the S92 and 10C lines. The S92 bus line runs from Orient Point to East Hampton, making stops in Sag Harbor, Water Mill, Southampton Village, Hamptons Bays, Flanders and Riverhead. The 10C line connects East...read more »

Jun
8
2012

Joe Dujmic‘s campaign for Assembly in NYS 10th District received a boost this week when it received the Working Families Party line. In an e-release, Joe Dujmic said:

"I am extremely proud to announce that the New York State Working Families Party has endorsed my candidacy in the 10th Assembly District. We are grateful that the WFP realizes that our campaign will put the needs of Suffolk County’s working families above the desires of...read more »

Jun
4
2012

Ed Maher, Chairman of the Smithtown Democratic Committee, has announced the Democratic candidates for District Judge, NYS Assembly and NYS Senate.

The 2012 Smithtown Democratic Candidates are:

District Court Judge:The Hon. Richard Horowitz and William Holst

NYS Assembly: Jesse Safer

NYS Senate: Dr. Errol Toulon Jr.read more »

Jun
4
2012
Congressman Bishop with John Behan

A South Fork Republican heavyweight has thrown his support behind Democratic incumbent Rep. Tim Bishop in the First Congressional District race.

Former State Assemblyman John Behan, who was chairman of the East Hampton Republican Committee when Randy Altschuler first decided to run against Bishop in the 2010 race, said his decision to go against his party's endorsement before the 2012 election was about the candidates, not politics....read more »

Jun
1
2012

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone served as keynote speaker for the conference at Carlyle on the Green and told the crowd that, "If you have not started to plan, you have already failed."read more »