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Bellone: Merge Suffolk treasurer, comptroller offices

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone

Democratic County Executive Steve Bellone Thursday proposed the merger of Suffolk's treasurer and comptroller's offices, both of which are run by elected Republicans, saying it would save $1 million a year.

Bellone released a report that said creating the single department would cut "duplicative" management jobs.

He said he will ask the county legislature to place a referendum on the November ballot to authorize the merger. If the referendum passes, Bellone would appoint an interim chief financial officer to run the new office throughout 2014, and an elected leader would begin a four-year term on Jan. 1, 2015. Suffolk is the last of New York's 62 counties to still elect a treasurer and comptroller.

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The State of Our County

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On Tuesday night, I was honored to deliver my second State of the County address as Suffolk County Executive. If you missed it, you can view it here.

I talked about the progress we have made over the first year of our Administration as well as the significant challenges still facing Suffolk County. This year, I declared that the State of our County is "rebuilding" in the wake of crises ranging from our budget to Superstorm Sandy.

As you know, I inherited a budget deficit that was estimated at more than $400 million over three years and rather than continuing the infighting that had ground our county to a halt, I rolled up my sleeves and worked with the...| read more ››

Bellone: Bypassing LIPA leaders to restore power

SC Executive Steve Bellone

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said Saturday he is bypassing LIPA's top managers and working directly with local substation coordinators to restore power to Suffolk County residents by Sunday night.

"We are taking matters into our own hands here," said Bellone at a 2 p.m. news conference in the parking lot at the LIPA / National Grid office in Brentwood.

He blasted the home inspection process LIPA implemented five days after the height of superstorm Sandy.

Babylon Town Supervisor Rich Schaffer also spoke about his efforts in negotiating with LIPA attorneys over restoring power to the homes south of Montauk Highway that were without serious structural damage.

Bellone also asked residents not to take their frustrations out on individual...| read more ››

Important Voting Information


Babylon Voters,

Please see the following information regarding poll relocations in Babylon and balloting.

We will post updates as we receive them.

Babylon ED 130

If you are registered to vote in Babylon Election District 130 and your normal polling location is the Oak Beach Community Center on Oak Beach Rd. in Oak Beach, your polling station has been relocated.

You will now vote at Paul J. Bellew School (25 Higbie Ln., West Islip).

Babylon EDs 51, 96

If you are registered to vote in Babylon Election...| read more ››

Joe Dujmic: Important Storm Information


Governor Andrew Cuomo and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone have both declared states of emergency in advance of the approach of what could be an unprecedented storm system converging on our area.

It has been my experience in working for Suffolk County that we have an outstanding level of emergency preparedness and response -- both from professional law enforcement and emergency managers, and our dedicated volunteer first responders. I urge you and your families to consider the following:

-Visit either the county ( or state ( emergency preparedness web pages. Here you can access up-to-the minute information on evacuation routes, shelter locations and storm surge maps.
-You will also find information on the steps you will need...| read more ››

Suffolk County Deputy Sheriff's PBA Endorse Joe Dujmic


With less than two weeks remaining until Election Day, Joe Dujmic's campaign for State Assembly announced they have receieved a key endorsement from the Suffolk County Deputy Sheriff's Police Benevolent Association.

The Suffolk County Deputy Sheriffs are sworn police officers under the New York State Criminal Procedure Law. They attend the Suffolk County Police Academy along with Suffolk County police recruits and receive the same New York State Police Training Council Police Officer Certification (MPTC). Suffolk County Deputy Sheriffs perform a vast array of responsibilities including: civil enforcement; domestic violence; warrant squad; marine and aviation bureaus; and highway enforcement. Members also participate in numerous multi-agency police and federal task forces, and gang prevention programs.

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New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli Endorses Joe Dujmic


Joe Dujmic's campaign for State Assembly was pleased to announce that they have received the endorsement of New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli.

Comptroller DiNapoli stated: "As a former Assemblyman, I know that the job requires a tireless advocate in Albany for the people back home, and Joe Dujmic has exhibited the knowledge and the dedication to be that advocate for the people of the 10th Assembly District and Long Island. I look forward to having Joe Dujmic as a colleague in state government, working together to eliminate waste and inefficiency."

In response to Comptroller DiNapoli's endorsement, Mr. Dujmic stated: "I am honored to receive the endorsement of Comptroller DiNapoli, someone who throughout his career has always stood on...| read more ››