Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone

Suffolk County Homeowners Could Pay More In Taxes For Police ProtectionSome Long Island homeowners could pay a little more in taxes for police protection under the latest plan from Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone.
Long Island's MacArthur Airport Could Soon Get International FlightsSuffolk County and the Town of Islip are in discussions with several unnamed international airlines to bring flights to the airport, said Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter, who's not yet ready to give specifics.
New Plan Proposed To Attract Businesses, Young Professionals To Long IslandThe plan is to pay for the project with Federal, State and private funding on Long Island.
Report: Increased Nitrogen Levels Threatening Suffolk County Water SuppliesThere is a looming water crisis on Long Island. A new report says excessive lawn watering and pesticide runoff from homes is threatening drinking water, bays and harbors.
Long Island Puts Out Call For More Volunteer FirefightersNassau and Suffolk county executives are coming together to make an appeal for more volunteer firefighters.
Fight Over Piping Plover Stalls Fire Island Dune Replenishment Project A court fight over the piping plover is holding up a $207 million plan to replenish the sand along a 19-mile stretch of Fire Island.
Suffolk County To Step In After Lawsuit Halts Fire Island Dune ProjectThe Audubon Society convinced a federal judge to stop a federal project repairing the dunes damaged by Superstorm Sandy for fear that it could harm the piping plover nesting grounds.
Record Rainfall Causes Flooding, At Least One Sinkhole In Bay ShoreMotorists were still moving slowly as crews directed traffic through flooded out roadways in Bay Shore Wednesday afternoon.
Wounded Warrior Project Holds Soldier Ride On Long IslandThe biking event kicked off Friday morning in Lindenhurst. It will raise $500,000 to support veterans dealing with disabilities after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Fierce Winter Storm Hits Tri-State AreaA winter storm began bearing down on parts of the Tri-State area Thursday morning, promising heavy snow, strong winds and frigid temperatures
Suffolk County Drivers Voice Frustration With Ticket Fees At HearingSuffolk drivers are furious at the Traffic and Parking Violations Bureau that although their tickets were dismissed, their fines were not.
County Executive Bellone Says Fire Island Is Back And Better Than Ever"We are here on a beautiful day, with a storm cloud not anywhere around, with a message to deliver: Superstorm Sandy delivered a very tough blow, but it was by no means a knockout blow," Bellone said.