Babylon Democrats News



At a press conference on February 23rd at the William H. Rogers Legislature Building in Smithtown, New York, several Suffolk County Legislators were joined by environmental advocates and residents to urge Governor Andrew Cuomo to reject the Dredge Material Management Plan (DMMP), proposed by the Army Corps of Engineers. When the public asked for more responsible alternatives for the disposal of dredge materials, the United States Army Corps of Engineers failed to deliver. The new plan, released in January, outlined the continuation of dredge dumping in the Long Island Sound for 30 additional years without addressing possible beneficial reuses.

“The Army Corps of Engineers has taken over 10 years and spent over $7 million to identify alternatives to dredge spoil...| read more ››

Democratic Congressional hopefuls meet in first public debate


The two candidates vying for the Democratic nomination in the June 28 primary for the First Congressional District seat squared off in what was their first public debate Wednesday night.

Former Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst of Bridgehampton and attorney and former Suffolk County Planning Commission Chairman Dave Calone of Setauket are seeking the nomination to oppose Republican incumbent Lee Zeldin in the November general election.

In an event sponsored by the East Hampton Town Democratic Committee and hosted at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Amagansett, the candidates gave their backgrounds and then answered questions submitted by the committee on specific topics. There were no questions from the public.

The most recent Federal Election Committee campaign finance disclosures, show that...| read more ››

Annual Spring Gala Announced at Bergen Point


Join us for our 2016 Spring Fundraiser to celebrate the recent victories of Town Councilmembers Jackie Gordon and Tom Donnelly, hosted by Rich Schaffer and Town Committee Chairman Peter Casserly, at the Bergen Point Golf Club from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, February 17th.

Tickets are $350 and sponsorships are available.

Platinum Sponsorship - $5,000
Gold Sponsorship - $2,500
Silver Sponsorship - $1,500
Bronze Sponsorship - $500

Please make checks payable the Babylon Democratic Committee. To RSVP, please fill out response card (attached below) or call (631) 991-3081 by February 8th.| read more ››

Tim Sini announces race against Kevin McCaffrey for Suffolk legislature

Tim Sini with Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone

After knocking on 3,000 doors over the past five months, Tim Sini, County Executive Steve Bellone's top criminal justice aide Monday announced his candidacy to run against GOP Legis. Kevin McCaffrey.

Sini, 34, a $110,000 a year assistant deputy county executive, made the announcement in a news release three days before the Democratic county convention. Sini since last year has campaigned door to door, as an unpaid special assistant to Babylon Supervisor Richard Schaffer, who is also Suffolk Democratic chairman.

Democrats have made a priority of ousting McCaffrey (R-Lindenhurst), a Teamster union leader and former Lindenhurst deputy mayor, who scored a major upset two years ago in the 14th District, where Bellone resides.

In his announcement, Sini touted his credentials...|

RSVP for the 2015 Spring Caucus


Committee members and volunteers, we will be holding a Spring Caucus this year - an informal gathering to review the upcoming campaign season, go over changes, and hear from you: our committee. We are holding this caucus over the course of 2 evenings: Monday, May 18th and Tuesday, May 19th. We are asking everyone to attend one meeting. Join us as we discuss our plan for 2015 and the campaign ahead.

Please click here to RSVP.|

Bellone touts plan for drawing young professionals to Suffolk, LI


Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone on Sunday touted his Connect Long Island plan to attract young professionals to the region with more mass transit options and vibrant downtowns, saying in a radio interview he wants to lead "one of the best, hottest places in the country for young people to be."

"We have to reverse the brain drain," Bellone said. "We've got to get young people wanting to be here in Suffolk County, on Long Island, put stakes down here if we're going to have an innovation economy."

Bellone, a Democrat who is running for re-election in November but does not yet have an opponent, appeared on "The Cats Roundtable" on WNYM/970 AM. He said Suffolk County has eliminated the...| read more ››

Bellone delivers Suffolk State of the County


WOODBURY - Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone delivered his fourth and final State of the County address Thursday night.

Bellone focused on the challenges of stopping the so-called "brain drain" of young professional Long Islanders moving elsewhere because of the high cost of living and lack of opportunities on the Island.

The executive unveiled a project called "Connect Long Island," which would build a network of downtowns with transportation links to job centers, research centers, parks and open space. Connect Long Island would also encourage innovation companies to set up shop in those downtowns and construct affordable housing.

Bellone also touted his administration's efforts to restore the county's fiscal foundation. He reminded residents that when he took office three years...| read more ››

2015 Spring Dinner Journal Now Available!


The journal for the Town of Babylon Democratic Committee's "Onward and Upward" 2015 Spring Dinner is now available!

To download, please find the .pdf file under the "Attachments" section below.

Thank you to everyone who has shown their support as we gear up for this year's election! Onward and upward!| read more ››

Suffolk Democrats, introduce Tim Sini, raise funds for legislature campaigns


Girding for a tough battle for control of the Suffolk County Legislature this fall, Democratic lawmakers raised $110,000 at a fundraising breakfast in Hauppauge last week.

Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory (D-Amityville) said the event will add to the $80,000 that the Committee to Elect a Democratic Legislature already had in its coffers.

During the event, officials introduced Tim Sini, the aide of County Executive Steve Bellone who is being groomed to run against Legis. Kevin McCaffrey (R-Lindenhurst) the GOP caucus leader, to a crowd that included many union officials.

Later, one legislative aide told several union officials that McCaffrey was a major target in this years campaign. What the aide did not know is that the officials were Teamsters, who...| read more ››

Babylon Dems to Host Spring Dinner - March 10th


Join us on Tuesday, March 10th for the Babylon Democratic Committee’s “Onward & Upward” 2015 Spring Dinner at Bergen Point Golf Club in West Babylon from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

This event serves to honor Town Councilmembers Jackie Gordon and Tom Donnelly, who are running for re-election this fall.

Come out and show your support for two outstanding public officials. Click here to go directly to the event page.

Bergen Point Golf Club is located at 69 Bergen Ave. in West Babylon. For any questions, please call (631) 991-3081. We'll hope to see you there!| read more ››