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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 more »


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 more »

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 more »


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.

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For the duration of the administration of Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy taxpayers have been subjected to a campaign of budgetary rhetoric with the county legislature that is replete with name calling, finger pointing and, on occasion, an immature-- almost childish -- exchange of charges and counter charges about Suffolk County finances.

The end result of all this is a Democrat-turned-Republican county executive who sells more »


Babylon Supervisor Steve Bellone, who is considering a run for Suffolk County executive, stopped in at Riverhead Free Library on Monday as part of his countywide “listening tour.”

He got an earful about the county’s homeless sex offender trailers, one of which sits outside the county jail in Riverside, just a short walk from the library.

“This has been a real education,” Mr. Bellone said. “We’ve been involved and very more »

Steve Bellone kicks off First Annual Attainable Green Home Competition

Babylon Town Supervisor Steve Bellone is announcing the kickoff to the First Annual Attainable Green Home Competition at a press conference on Tuesday, January 25th at 11:00am. The press conference will be held at 54 N. 15th Street in Wyandanch where Supervisor Bellone will be joined by Theresa Regnante, President and CEO of the United Way of Long Island, and Vince Capogna, Executive Director of the U.S. Green Building Council, Long more »


Under Steve Bellone's watch, Babylon is the only municipality in the state awarded the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation 2010 Environmental Excellence Award.

From the press release:

Town of Babylon - Long Island Green Homes Project (Suffolk County)

The Long Island Green Homes (LIGH) project in Suffolk County is the first operational, municipally-administered and -financed energy more »


Despite grappling with plummeting revenue and swelling pension and health-care costs, most Long Island towns intend to hold the line on taxes in 2011.

Flat tax rates will not come without a cost in towns such as Brookhaven, which intends to lay off 69 workers, and Islip, where officials expect to continue their effort to reduce the workforce, which will be 24 percent smaller than it was in 2006.

With 10 Long Island more »

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

Supervisor Bellone's success underscores the fact that big cities aren't the only ones who can hatch innovative ideas and become national leaders on local sustainability. Bellone, a LEED AP, led the launch of Long Island Green Homes in 2008, the nation's first property assessed clean energy (PACE) program to help homeowners surmount the upfront costs of making energy efficiency improvements - and dramatically save money and more »