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Apr
14
2016

It was the first time the Suffolk County Democrats ever hosted a presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton helped raise $510,000 for the party, said Suffolk County Democratic Chairman Rich Schaffer at press time.

Clinton also attracted 850 supporters to the tightly secured Villa Lombardi’s catering venue in Holbrook.

Clinton swung through back-to-back appearances on Monday, including a roundtable...read more »

Sep
29
2015

South Fork police departments will receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional funding from Suffolk County in 2016, the second year of an agreement with the county to increase the share of sales tax revenues directed to communities that do not rely on County Police for law enforcement coverage.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone’s proposed $2.9 billion county budget for 2016, released this week, would direct a total of $...read more »

Sep
23
2015

North Fork and Riverhead police departments will get a larger share of the pie next year under Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone’s proposed budget, which allocated $1 million in sales tax revenue sharing to the East End’s men and women in blue under a three-year deal struck last year.
Bellone announced his recommended budget of $2.917 billion for fiscal 2016 last week, and the plan increases revenue sharing with the East End police...read more »

Sep
22
2015

The three Democratic Southampton Town Board candidates are calling for a one-year moratorium on new planned development districts as part a newly released election platform.

The seven-page action plan lists several points of focus for the trio—Southampton Town supervisor candidate Jay Schneiderman, and Town Board candidates John Bouvier and Julie Lofstad—if elected come November 3. The document focuses on five critical areas selected...read more »

Jun
19
2015

Southampton, NY- This week the Southampton PBA announced their support of Jay Schneiderman for Southampton Supervisor.

“[Candidate Schneiderman’s] aggressive approach to finding responsible solutions to our many needs here on the East End of Long Island and willingness to listen to the people has set him apart from any other candidate for Southampton Town Supervisor…It is with great pride that the Southampton PBA endorses him this day...read more »

Jun
9
2015

Southampton NY- On June 2 the Suffolk County Legislature supported two resolutions sponsored by Deputy Presiding Officer Schneiderman (I-Hampton Bays) authorizing the donation of surplus county para-transit busses to St. Michaels Windmill Housing Development Fund Corporation and Camp Soulgrow at fair market value.

"Not-for-profits on the East End are in dire need for additional transportation resources" said Legislator Schneiderman "...read more »

Jun
3
2015

Southampton NY- At it's June 2 Meeting the Suffolk County Legislature amended the 2016 to 2018 proposed capital budget to restore $4 Million to fund the reconfiguration of the Riverside traffic circle in 2016 instead of the original date of 2018.

The Riverside traffic circle is routinely backed up and is expected to worsen in the future as traffic volume increases. The Riverside community rallied behind Legislator Schneiderman, in...read more »

May
27
2015

Candidate Schneiderman (I-Hampton Bays) secured the Democratic, Independence, and Working Families Party nominations!read more »

May
22
2015

Today, Legislator Jay Schneiderman (I-Hampton Bays) announced his bid for Southampton Town Supervisor and will seek the Democratic, Independence, and Working Families Party nominations. With the recent news that Supervisor Throne-Holst will not seek re-election Schneiderman is pleased to announce his candidacy.

During his tenure in office, Schneiderman championed the East End with 16 consecutive years of property tax reductions,...read more »

May
20
2015

On May 12, the Suffolk County Legislature voted and supported several pieces of Legislation sponsored by Deputy Presiding Officer Jay Schneiderman (I-Hampton Bays). Legislator Schneiderman was able to secure additional East End mental health funding, appointed Stephen H Long to the Citizens Advisory Board for the Arts, and directed Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Services (FRES) to develop a county-wide extreme weather plan.

Legislator...read more »

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