Steve Bellone

Health advocates say law will save lives
5:22 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Bellone hikes age to buy tobacco

Dr. William Spencer (D-Huntington) authored the bill increasing tobacco purchase age to 21
Credit Charles Lane

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone signed a  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.  

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Grant sends experts to LI
7:53 am
Wed March 26, 2014

IBM helps Suffolk figure out sewer problems

At his State of the County Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone called nitrogen the biggest threat to Suffolk
Credit Charles Lane

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.

    

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Liberty vs Health
8:24 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Suffolk bans tobacco sales to those under 21

Dr. James Tomarken, Suffolk County Health Commissioner, says raising the tobacco age will keep youth from smoking
Credit Charles Lane

Suffolk County has increased the minimum age for buying tobacco and e-cigarettes from 19 to 21 years old.  The bill, passed Tuesday evening, was pushed by health advocates who say it will reduce youth’s access to cigarettes.

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"Money was never spent," but we're paying it back
4:45 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Bellone planning to pay back water quality "raid"

Environmentalists pressuring lawmakers to remove nitrogen from ground water. From left to right: Researcher Christopher Gobler, Environmentalist Adrienne Esposito and Pine Barrens Society's RIchard Ampher
Credit Charles Lane

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. 

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Hearting on Cuomo helps taxpayers
6:35 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Why Bellone mentions Cuomo so much

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Suffolk Exec. Steve Bellone discuss Sandy preparations
Credit Office of NY Gov. Cuomo, Darren McGee

In his State of the County speech Wednesday night Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone mentioned New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ten times.  That's eight more times than he mentioned anyone else. Turns out the name dropping is intentional.  

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