Steve Bellone http://wshu.org en Bellone hikes age to buy tobacco http://wshu.org/post/bellone-hikes-age-buy-tobacco <p></p><p>Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone signed a &nbsp;law on Monday increasing the minimum age for buying tobacco and e-cigarettes from 19 to 21 years old. The law was pushed by health advocates who say it will reduce youth’s access to cigarettes. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:22:23 +0000 Charles Lane 15814 at http://wshu.org Bellone hikes age to buy tobacco IBM helps Suffolk figure out sewer problems http://wshu.org/post/ibm-helps-suffolk-figure-out-sewer-problems <p></p><p>Suffolk County has received a grant from the technology company IBM to help solve what many see as Long Island's biggest looming crisis: poor water quality. Planners and environmentalists say they’re "thrilled" with the announcement.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:53:29 +0000 Charles Lane 14762 at http://wshu.org IBM helps Suffolk figure out sewer problems Suffolk bans tobacco sales to those under 21 http://wshu.org/post/suffolk-bans-tobacco-sales-those-under-21 <p></p><p>Suffolk County has increased the minimum age for buying tobacco and e-cigarettes from 19 to 21 years old. &nbsp;The bill, passed Tuesday evening, was pushed by health advocates who say it will reduce youth’s access to cigarettes.</p><p></p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 12:24:28 +0000 Charles Lane 14381 at http://wshu.org Suffolk bans tobacco sales to those under 21 Bellone planning to pay back water quality "raid" http://wshu.org/post/bellone-planning-pay-back-water-quality-raid <p></p><p>Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone is considering legislation that would pay back some $55 million that environmentalists say lawmakers "raided" from a water quality fund. This comes as environmentalists are ramping up public pressure on the issue.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 20:45:19 +0000 Charles Lane 14055 at http://wshu.org Bellone planning to pay back water quality "raid" Why Bellone mentions Cuomo so much http://wshu.org/post/why-bellone-mentions-cuomo-so-much <p></p><p>In his State of the County speech Wednesday night Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone mentioned New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ten times. &nbsp;That's eight more times than he mentioned anyone else. Turns out&nbsp;the name dropping is intentional. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 11:35:27 +0000 Charles Lane 13762 at http://wshu.org Why Bellone mentions Cuomo so much