For the Krupski family, election night brings two victories


Al Krupski had little to worry about in his re-election bid Tuesday. The popular legislator had won his first two terms with more than two-thirds of the vote, and his opponent in this year’s race was not actively campaigning.

But there was a different, more personal source of anxiety this time: watching his son, Nick, run in his first-ever election as a candidate for the Southold Town Board of Trustees. And since Al was a Trustee himself for 20 years, this race was even more special.

Of course, Al had plenty of fatherly praise for Nick, 27, but he admitted it was a bit “nerve-wracking” to be both a hopeful candidate and the hopeful parent of a candidate.

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Southold Candidates Secure Independent Line on November Ballot


“Sustainable Southold” calls attention to local issues and represents a platform specific to Southold Town.

September 18, 2015, Southold, NY – A group of local candidates, running for various town positions in the upcoming election, have announced that they have secured an independent line on the November ballot. The line, “Sustainable Southold,” ( gives the community an opportunity to vote for a specific local platform, as an alternative to voting on a party line.

“New York elections have a long history of independent lines,” said Damon Peter Rallis, candidate for Southold Town Supervisor on the Sustainable Southold line. “Here in Southold, back in 1993, candidates on a similar independent line, known as United Southold, swept the election. “ That...| read more ››

On November 3 Vote for a Sustainable Southold


Sustainable (adjective)

The ability to last or continue for a long time.

- Merriam-Webster Dictionary

We are fortunate to enjoy a unique way of life here in Southold Town.

Our quality of life defines us as a community and draws visitors from near and far.

Maintaining this quality of life requires that we honor our past, respect our present, and prepare for our future.

Using this road map, we can be vigilant in our commitment to support the common good.

Sustainable Southold represents a broad coalition of candidates with different personal and professional backgrounds, interested in creating a sustainable path to our future.

As candidates, we have created a platform that highlights...| read more ››

Southold Town Democratic Candidates Weigh In on Proposed Transient Rental Legislation


Supervisor candidate Damon Peter Rallis and his running mates say that the proposed short term rental law is unenforceable; Call
on town board to consider a rental permit process.

August 12, 2015, Southold, NY – Damon Rallis (, candidate for Southold Town Supervisor, and town board
candidates Albie De Kerillis and Debbie O’Kane today issued a joint statement opposing the draft transient rental legislation currently being considered in Southold Town.

“For more than a year, the Southold Town Board has discussed legislation aimed at addressing short term rentals within the Town of Southold,” the statement reads. “Through various drafts and proposals, the town board has fallen short of addressing the true needs of our community. It is...| read more ››

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 ››

With blood shortage at emergency levels, Southold FD hosts blood drive today

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, right, and Comptroller Joseph Kennedy donated blood Jan 28 at a blood donation center in Bohemia.

The New York Blood Center has issued an emergency blood appeal after the region lost approximately 3,000 pints of blood because of the blizzard last week.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has called on “every capable donor to come out and donate blood” to alleviate “the largest single shortage of blood donations since Superstorm Sandy because of donation center closings and blood drive cancellations.”

Bellone and Suffolk County Comptroller John Kennedy donated blood Jan. 28 at the N.Y. Blood Center donation center in Bohemia.

“Our blood supply relies exclusively on the generosity of volunteer blood donors,” according to New York Blood Center. “There is no substitute for human blood.”

Southold Fire Department is hosting a blood drive today from 2:15...| read more ››

Bellone Launches Public Registration For Inaugural Suffolk Marathon And Half Marathon In Support Of Vets

County Executive Bellone Opens Registration to the Public at the Sayville Running Company along side veterans and members of the running community. Photo Credit: Suffolk County.

Suffolk Marathon Designated as Boston Marathon Qualifier

(Long Island, NY) County Executive Steve Bellone joined Suffolk County Legislators Steve Stern, Kara Hahn, Bill Lindsay III, and Rob Calarco as well as local veterans, business owners, members of the running community and the Greater Long Island Running Club to announce that registration for the inaugural Suffolk County Marathon and Half Marathon is officially open to the public. Residents and visitors can register at The race will be held on Sunday, September 13.

“We want to do something specifically for local veterans, and we know that every dollar that we are able to donate and raise from the marathon will be going right back to the veterans in our community right...| read more ››

Bellone has $1.4 million in campaign account


Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, who has no opponent yet for his fall re-election bid, has $1.4 million in campaign cash on hand, according to new state filings.

In Nassau, acting District Attorney Madeline Singas, a Democrat, has raised more than $400,000 for her expected campaign for a full four-year term, reports submitted late Thursday to the state Board of Elections show.

The reports cover periods from July 2014 through Jan. 15, or from late November, depending on whether the candidate ran for election last year.

Bellone, a Democrat seeking his second term, raised $555,960 and spent $69,224 between Nov. 29 and Jan. 11.

Suffolk Republican chairman John Jay LaValle said he is talking to potential candidates, and that he's...| read more ››

Suffolk County Unveils More Initiatives To Fight Heroin, Opiate Crisis


Suffolk County has announced new initiatives in an effort to combat heroin and opiate abuse on Long Island.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Assistant Deputy County Executive for Public Safety Timothy Sini were among a host of county officials to introduce the initiatives on Monday.

Aimed at providing residents with an alternative to combat heroin and other opiate abuse, the county unveiled partnerships to raise awareness and facilitate the use of the FDA-approved drug Vivitrol — an extended release form of naltrexone.

Sini told 1010 WINS the drug will give those hooked on heroin and opioids a fighting chance at recovery.
“It’s a monthly injection. So for that period of time it effectively prevents opioid relapses. It also...| read more ››