Steve Bellone

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Steve Bellone said : “I have every day been hoping to see that number get down to zero. Today we are as close to zero as we can,” External link

newsday-USA Saturday, June 6, 2020 10:08:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "People feel a real sense of loss" External link

patch Friday, June 5, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "come up with a safety plan that's incredibly thorough, with significant protocols. We think it's a great plan," External link

patch Friday, June 5, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "This is a budget crisis greater than this county has every seen before," External link

patch Thursday, June 4, 2020 3:51:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We want to be clear: Hate, bias, bigotry and discrimination have no safe haven in Suffolk County," "And now, more than ever, as the nation continues to mourn the horrid killing of George Floyd, we need to stand united" External link

patch Thursday, June 4, 2020 3:51:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We stand for good, fair, just and equitable government and we will continue to fight discrimination and root out hate at its core in Suffolk County," External link

patch Thursday, June 4, 2020 3:51:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “Unfortunately we have seen bias and discrimination rear its ugly head, not just in the past but recently,” External link

newsday-USA Thursday, June 4, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “These supplies will go out to all of those agencies that continue to burn through them,” “This is an ongoing event. And we have to continue to supply to the front-line workers who need them” External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, June 3, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "It's a brand-new system. We have been working with the state on working out the kinks, the idiosyncrasies," External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, June 3, 2020 2:24:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “These supplies will go out to all of those agencies that continue to burn through them,” “This is an ongoing event. And we have to continue to supply to the frontline workers who need them” External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, June 2, 2020 11:55:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “So we are very happy to see them returning home and wish them a speedy recovery,” External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, June 2, 2020 11:55:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “It shows the demand that we have and the desire for people to get out and enjoy summer,” “Even though we are still grappling with COVID-19, it is very important … that families know that we are going to be able to have a summer here in Suffolk County, and camping is a part of that and beaches are a part of that” External link

newsday-USA Sunday, May 31, 2020 3:19:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "They have been devastated already and they are looking to expand their business activities and get things going," External link

patch Saturday, May 30, 2020 5:14:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “We want to make sure there is nothing hindering [an expansion] once we have the go-ahead to move forward with outdoor dining,” External link

newsday-USA Friday, May 29, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "They have been devastated already and they are looking to expand their business activities and get things going," External link

patch Friday, May 29, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "This is an emergency measure to make it clear to businesses that there will be no impediment to moving forward with expanded outdoor dining activity," External link

patch Friday, May 29, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "Hopefully, this is one area we can see accelerated because the outdoor environment is the safest environment, particularly when putting in safety protocols," External link

patch Friday, May 29, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “We want to make sure there is nothing hindering [an expansion] once we have the go-ahead to move forward with outdoor dining,” External link

newsday-USA Friday, May 29, 2020 12:36:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone told : "Without contact tracing it's really hard to say you can do it safely," External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "There's always been talk of workers working from home," External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We are ready to hit Phase 1. We know this will be a long process but I think everyone is anxious to get this going and get the economy moving again and prove we can do it safely without any setbacks," External link

patch Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:34:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We are working to get the enhanced system back up and running. We are hoping to have it back up today," "We are looking into exactly what happened" External link

patch Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:34:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “They have come forward to say thatit was wrong and it will not happen again,” External link

newsday-USA Monday, May 25, 2020 8:32:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “That is a very good thing as we approach a Phase One opening this week,” External link

newsday-USA Monday, May 25, 2020 2:04:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “We will get everyone trained and we will be ready. ... Tracing will not prevent us from reopening. We are ready to move into Phase 1 and we will do the contact tracing that is a key piece of reopening safely,” External link

newsday-USA Sunday, May 24, 2020 3:29:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "All we have asked from the VA is that they do not have a blanket, one-size-fits all policy for the whole country," External link

patch Saturday, May 23, 2020 2:41:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "The answer, it turns out, is 'no,'" External link

patch Saturday, May 23, 2020 2:41:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said ( about Frank Bailey ) : "There's not a word of that statement we do not agree with 100 percent," "That's why we put together a safety plan with Frank Bailey" External link

patch Saturday, May 23, 2020 2:41:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "I think it is a shame, and a terrible thing," External link

patch Saturday, May 23, 2020 2:41:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "When you finish the race, voice the names of these American heroes aloud," External link

patch Saturday, May 23, 2020 2:41:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "There is no playbook for this," External link

patch Friday, May 22, 2020 3:23:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone added : "I want to be clear that this has nothing to do with New York City residents and everything to do with the emergency situation we are in, and capacity. Just as New York City will welcome people from Nassau County and Suffolk County, we will welcome New York City residents out to Nassau County and Suffolk County" External link

patch Friday, May 22, 2020 3:23:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “It gives taxpayers some more time while our economy is shut down,” External link

newsday-USA Thursday, May 21, 2020 12:48:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We don't need a one size fits all policy," External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, May 20, 2020 3:46:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone wrote : "It's my priority that Suffolk residents will have access to their beaches with COVID-19 safety rules in place," External link

abc7ny Tuesday, May 19, 2020 1:11:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "It's incredibly important this Memorial Day weekend that we take the opportunity to honor the fallen heroes," External link

foxnews Monday, May 18, 2020 1:17:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “It’s perverse to say we can invite people back to beaches…..in a safe way…. but we can’t safely go in and place flags at the graves of American heroes,” External link

newsday-USA Monday, May 18, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "I felt it was very important that we open our beaches on Memorial Day weekend," "It's unrealistic and I felt very strongly about this that families and kids who have been home for months, who will not be going to school in June, that we would keep them from going to the beach. It's far better for us to develop a plan with safety protocols in place that best protects public health while families enjoy the beach. We have to be able to provide things for kids and families to do in the summer" External link

patch Saturday, May 16, 2020 12:45:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "Even with coronavirus happening, as we are still working through a public health crisis and doing what we need to do to hit the metrics to reopen the economy, we can still have a staple of life on Long Island start for us and enable families to do something they can enjoy as an essential part of our summers on Long Island," External link

patch Saturday, May 16, 2020 12:45:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said ( about Lee Zeldin ) : “Congressman Zeldin has worked with the White House and secured a commitment that they will make sure Suffolk County has what we need in the next 30 days as we go through this crisis,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, May 15, 2020 6:42:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "Tomorrow begins a new phase in the state of New York as we transition from New York PAUSE to New York Forward," External link

patch Friday, May 15, 2020 3:29:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We are trying to get as much of a jumpstart as we can," External link

patch Friday, May 15, 2020 3:29:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "The spread is still there, although it continues to narrow and has narrowed significantly from where we began," External link

patch Friday, May 15, 2020 3:29:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "For the first time in a long time, that number is below 200," External link

patch Friday, May 15, 2020 3:29:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “We’re not going to meet those metrics by Friday,” External link

newsday-USA Thursday, May 14, 2020 8:24:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “We’ll need ways for people who are in high-risk, vulnerable categories to protect them if they can’t work from home,” “We have to have a system in place that allows them to function while the rest of the economy moves forward” External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, May 13, 2020 8:47:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “We’ll need ways for people who are in high-risk, vulnerable categories to protect them if they can’t work from home,” “We have to have a system in place that allows them to function while the rest of the economy moves forward” External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, May 13, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "It's very unlikely that it will be Friday," "Unless there is a major turnaround in the metrics we won't meet them. We are making real progress but we won't be there by Friday. I'm certain of that" External link

patch Tuesday, May 12, 2020 12:40:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We are making progress toward meeting those metrics," External link

patch Tuesday, May 12, 2020 12:40:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “This is a number we love to report,” “We continue to wish them a speedy recovery” External link

newsday-USA Sunday, May 10, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We cannot allow this virus to stop us from honoring those who have sacrificed for our country," External link

patch Sunday, May 10, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We can do this, and this can be done safely," "We must do this. This virus has taken a lot from us and we can't allow it to stop us from appropriately honoring America's heroes this Memorial Day weekend" External link

patch Sunday, May 10, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “We would like to see this blanket policy lifted,” “If we can’t figure out a way to honor these veterans on Memorial Day, then something is seriously wrong” External link

newsday-USA Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “This is not the way that we expect to be gathering of course,” External link

newsday-USA Friday, May 8, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “That’s an absolutely staggering number,” External link

newsday-USA Friday, May 8, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "This is not the way we wanted to come across the finish line," External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, May 6, 2020 4:06:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “The fact that we’ve had now two days in a row, that concerns me,” External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, May 6, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “That’s not the direction we want to be moving in,” External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, May 6, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "lift the spirits of students, many of whom are grieving the loss of things like graduation and moving up ceremonies," External link

patch Wednesday, May 6, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "because he knew and appreciated how much I loved history. I've kept this, always; it was one of the most special things for me," "It was really my love of history that drove me to go into government and public service. Thank you, Mr. McConnell" External link

patch Wednesday, May 6, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "The fact that we've had two days in a row of increased hospitalizations is definitely something I'm concerned about," "This is not the direction we want to be moving in" External link

patch Wednesday, May 6, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “The question was, does this set us back on meeting that metric? Does the 14-day clock reset now?” External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, May 5, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “My expectation is, based on the last couple of weeks, we will see the numbers decline once again,” External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, May 5, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We want to make sure that every person who has issues with food is able to access what they need," "We encourage anyone with food security issues to contact 311. There is no one who has called 311 that we have not been able to assist and we will make sure that remains the case moving forward" External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, May 5, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “These outstanding public servants will shift to roles that will enable the county to have the most effective response possible,” External link

newsday-USA Monday, May 4, 2020 11:27:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “We’re marching forward towards that 14-day metric from the CDC, which is an important marker as we plan for a reopening for New York,” External link

newsday-USA Monday, May 4, 2020 3:00:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “We’re trying to take a coordinated approach as much as possible, but we understand there are differences,” External link

newsday-USA Monday, May 4, 2020 3:00:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We want to encourage people to do the right thing," "We certainly want to encourage someone who may be expressing their First Amendment right but we went people to do it safely. And for those protesting about reopening the economy, the key to doing that successfully is going to be preventing a second surge of cases by following guidance by health professionals" External link

patch Monday, May 4, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "no doubt made our country better, opening paths for all young women," External link

patch Monday, May 4, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “The worst thing is we don’t get this right,” External link

newsday-USA Sunday, May 3, 2020 6:01:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We are ending a month unlike any we have seen," "It was a month of great pain, grief and tragedy" External link

patch Saturday, May 2, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We agree on the sentiment that we need to move forward with reopening. That's we are talking about Suffolk Forward. But we need to do it safely. If you are out in large groups and not socially distancing or wearing face coverings, you are certainly acting irresponsibly and we don't agree on that" External link

patch Saturday, May 2, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "I don't think we will fully come to grips with all of this for a long time but it's real," External link

patch Saturday, May 2, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “That month we just went through was a month of grief,” External link

newsday-USA Saturday, May 2, 2020 12:46:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “This is a month in which we’ve experienced great pain and grief and tragedy. But it is also a month in which we’ve seen great hope, strength and recovery,” “We end this month in a far better place than we began” External link

newsday-USA Friday, May 1, 2020 3:21:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “The worst thing that could happen is reopening the economy and then see a surge in cases,” External link

newsday-USA Friday, May 1, 2020 3:21:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “Our numbers are moving in a positive direction,” External link

newsday-USA Thursday, April 30, 2020 3:53:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We have to get our economy moving but we must do it in the right way and I'm confident that we can," External link

patch Thursday, April 30, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "we are looking at the virus spreading again. The worse thing that could happen is that we reopen and because the virus starts to spread, we see the restrictions come back. That would be emotionally, physiologically and economically devastating," "We need to get this right" External link

patch Thursday, April 30, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We want recreational opportunities available in the summer but it's going to be different. We are not going back to seven weeks ago. It will be a new normal. It's going to be a different kind of summer," "We are in a war here" External link

patch Thursday, April 30, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We know that in a crisis like this there are people in the veterans' community who have been impacted and may have already been struggling with the challenges our heroes face when they come home," External link

patch Thursday, April 30, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “Sen. Charles Schumer literally walked our letter into Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s office, and did the same with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell,” “And Rep. Lee Zeldin lobbied the White House relentlessly, and got me on the phone with Mnuchin at 9:30 Thursday night to make our case” External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, April 29, 2020 11:55:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "Domestic violence is horrific, intolerable and something we do not accept," External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, April 29, 2020 1:06:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "we could be in even more difficult circumstances," External link

patch Tuesday, April 28, 2020 1:21:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "Domestic violence is horrid and intolerable and something we do not accept," External link

patch Tuesday, April 28, 2020 1:21:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “What my focus is is putting together the ideas and plans on a local level so we can be ready to move forward with phased reopening as soon as it makes sense,” External link

newsday-USA Monday, April 27, 2020 12:19:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "Still a very big number, but much lower than where we were at the peak a couple weeks ago," External link

patch Sunday, April 26, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “That number is a lot higher than the overall number in the county, which stands at around 40%,” External link

newsday-USA Saturday, April 25, 2020 7:56:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “The reason we’re doing the hot spot testing in these sites is because they were communities that were identified as having higher rates of infection,” External link

newsday-USA Saturday, April 25, 2020 3:04:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “We are pleased that the information regarding the testing sites has penetrated communities, and we have a consistent flow of people being tested at each site,” External link

newsday-USA Saturday, April 25, 2020 3:04:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “We were able to render a salute to him and to his family and to his loved ones for his service to our county,” External link

newsday-USA Saturday, April 25, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "higher than we have been seeing in the last week," External link

newsday-USA Saturday, April 25, 2020 12:45:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "Tens of thousands have been impacted economically by this virus," "We've seen the devastation that's occurred. We need to do everything we can to provide relief" External link

patch Saturday, April 25, 2020 12:41:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "At first blush, it's what you would say you might expect," External link

patch Friday, April 24, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “We are below 1,400 for the first time in weeks,” “That’s another positive milestone we’re hitting” External link

newsday-USA Thursday, April 23, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “It’s not about the politics, it’s about putting all that aside and working together to save people’s lives and get our economy working again,” External link

newsday-USA Thursday, April 23, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “We’ve been in the heart of this, the epicenter, and people know people who have gone through this and died,” “It really does make it real when you’ve been through it” External link

newsday-USA Thursday, April 23, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “They’ve been hammered well before this global pandemic happened,” External link

newsday-USA Thursday, April 23, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "It will be different but it will be great," External link

patch Thursday, April 23, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "for what they have done for all of us in this crisis," External link

patch Thursday, April 23, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We want to make sure they are doing the right thing. Now is the time to provide help and assistance to those faced with economic hardship," External link

patch Thursday, April 23, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "The work we are doing is seven days a week," "We are dealing with a crisis unlike anything we have ever seen before. We have had nearly 900 residents who have died from this virus and the idea that there's some local official giving out something that's so patently false because he thinks it's good politics is not something paying a lot of attention to" External link

patch Wednesday, April 22, 2020 2:20:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "Tens of thousands have been impacted economically by this virus," "We've seen the devastation that's occurred. We need to do everything we can to provide relief" External link

patch Wednesday, April 22, 2020 2:20:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “We’re not seeing that continuation of a downward trend but I wouldn’t put too much stock in one day’s numbers,” External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, April 22, 2020 12:19:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “If we have this access, we have that ability to provide property tax relief without doing any long term damage to taxpayers,” External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, April 21, 2020 4:01:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “That’s still an incredibly high number, make no mistake about it,” External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, April 21, 2020 4:01:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “For perspective, before this crisis, our hospitals had 2,300 beds to take care of every kind of illness,” “Fully 2/3 of those beds are occupied just by COVID-19 patients” External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, April 21, 2020 4:01:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “That’s still an incredibly high number, make no mistake about it,” External link

newsday-USA Monday, April 20, 2020 2:07:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “For perspective, before this crisis, our hospitals had 2,300 beds to take care of every kind of illness,” “Fully 2/3 of those beds are occupied just by COVID-19 patients” External link

newsday-USA Monday, April 20, 2020 2:07:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “If we have this access, we have that ability to provide property tax relief without doing any long term damage to taxpayers,” External link

newsday-USA Monday, April 20, 2020 2:07:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "do it or don't do it," External link

patch Saturday, April 18, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "Even in this global pandemic, these first responders and volunteers are responding every day when something like this happens," "All of us in Suffolk County can be comforted by the fact that they are there in the community and ready to respond. And when the call is out, they do respond in a professional way and without concern for their own safety and with incredible sacrifice" External link

patch Saturday, April 18, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "Ed was one of our best employees. He was respected and liked by everyone he worked with," External link

patch Friday, April 17, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "He was a great man, worker, and family man and the work he has done and the impact he has had will not be forgotten," "This is a loss for our county" External link

patch Friday, April 17, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "It's important that we stay the course," External link

patch Friday, April 17, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "There is economic devastation that is happening as a result of this viral outbreak," External link

patch Friday, April 17, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "The road ahead is full of challenges but it's far better to understand what we are facing as early and as quickly as possible," External link

patch Friday, April 17, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "There are criminals out there who do not care that there is global pandemic going on and people are dying. They view this as an opportunity to commit crime," "Be on alert. And if anyone is asking you to send money, take pause, contact someone in the family before you do that. There is a very good chance it may be a scam" External link

patch Friday, April 17, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "To see all three numbers go down, however slightly, is a positive thing," External link

patch Tuesday, April 14, 2020 1:21:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "Mother Nature is reminding us once again she is not concerned about our plans or what is on the ground for us," External link

patch Tuesday, April 14, 2020 1:21:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "That's a bit of light in the darkness we have been in," External link

newsday-USA Monday, April 13, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "I am very happy to be able to report that today, this Sunday, this Easter, is the first time I can say those hospitalizations have gone down," External link

patch Monday, April 13, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "The numbers are still going up, but we've seen a big difference," "We will be looking forward to this week when hopefully, those numbers will be going down" External link

patch Sunday, April 12, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "inspiring. They joined the battle where it's happening in an effort to save people's lives," External link

patch Sunday, April 12, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "They are a great example of the kinds of people we have teaching our students," External link

patch Sunday, April 12, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We are using this as a way to encourage people to stay home," External link

patch Sunday, April 12, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone agreed : “testing is available but still not widespread testing” External link

newsday-USA Friday, April 10, 2020 3:45:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “We can prevent hospitals and emergency rooms from becoming overwhelmed,” External link

newsday-USA Thursday, April 9, 2020 8:33:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “If that’s the case, it’s confirmation of everything we’re doing … it means these sacrifices will and have saved lives,” External link

newsday-USA Thursday, April 9, 2020 6:30:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “We have been focused on how we ramp up the messaging there,” External link

newsday-USA Thursday, April 9, 2020 6:30:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “That’s not who we are” External link

newsday-USA Thursday, April 9, 2020 6:30:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “We have hundreds of health care workers who have contracted the virus,” External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, April 8, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone told : "I'm having conversations I never imagined that we would have every day on our emergency operations center call. We talk about what our morgue capacity is and [whether] we have enough body bags," External link

ibtimes Wednesday, April 8, 2020 6:22:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "stark reminder about what is happening in those hospitals and why we are doing what we are," External link

patch Wednesday, April 8, 2020 12:04:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “I’ve said we are seven to 14 days behind what’s happening in New York City, but we can really see it in the numbers every day,” External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, April 7, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “That’s the shield protecting them from the virus,” “This is really important. We want to win the fight” External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, April 7, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “I’ve said we are seven to 14 days behind what’s happening in New York City, but we can really see it in the numbers every day,” External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, April 7, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “That’s the shield protecting them from the virus,” “This is really important. We want to win the fight” External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, April 7, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "For me, the most important thing is for those front-line workers to be focused on their mission, and that is to save people's lives," "As far as reporting additional details, that is just not a priority" External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, April 7, 2020 3:51:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "If we are at the apex, it means social distancing is working," "But that does not mean we take our foot off the pedal" External link

patch Tuesday, April 7, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We appreciate the efforts and commitment by the White House to deliver the resources we need on the ground to protect healthcare workers, first responders and essential employees," "That was a significant commitment ... We are in the thick of this right now" External link

patch Tuesday, April 7, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “That’s not who we are” External link

newsday-USA Monday, April 6, 2020 11:01:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “N95 masks are going to help protect our health care workers,” External link

newsday-USA Monday, April 6, 2020 11:01:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “What we need more than anything else, in addition to PPE, we need ventilators. we need 500 in this county in the next two weeks to make it through this crisis period” External link

newsday-USA Monday, April 6, 2020 11:01:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “That’s not who we are” External link

newsday-USA Monday, April 6, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “N95 masks are going to help protect our health care workers,” External link

newsday-USA Monday, April 6, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “What we need more than anything else, in addition to PPE, we need ventilators. we need 500 in this county in the next two weeks to make it through this crisis period” External link

newsday-USA Monday, April 6, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “That’s not who we are” External link

newsday-USA Monday, April 6, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “N95 masks are going to help protect our health care workers,” External link

newsday-USA Monday, April 6, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “What we need more than anything else, in addition to PPE, we need ventilators. we need 500 in this county in the next two weeks to make it through this crisis period” External link

newsday-USA Monday, April 6, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "These are people working shift after shift after shift in the medical equivalent of a war zone," External link

patch Monday, April 6, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "you’ve got to have a sense of, one, if it’s real, two if it’s what you need and, three, is it going to get here in time," External link

newsday-USA Sunday, April 5, 2020 4:03:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "And that’s why this whole thing is crazy — this is not the way you go about doing this," "Instead of this national effort to supply the troops, you have this county-by-county, state-by-state approach. It’s a strange way to go to war" External link

newsday-USA Sunday, April 5, 2020 4:03:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We’re the gap fillers; where there are critical shortages we’re filling those gaps and the hope is, OK, the cavalry is coming," External link

newsday-USA Sunday, April 5, 2020 4:03:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "People have gotten a fresh look at how important county governments are in our overall system. Because the core of what we do is public health and public safety," "And at the end of the day, we do have to make sure that these governments are able to function and have the capacity to carry out these critical services" External link

newsday-USA Sunday, April 5, 2020 1:49:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "It's hard to even describe how extraordinary that is," External link

patch Saturday, April 4, 2020 4:36:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “This is where the battle is happening, and this is where we need supplies,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, April 4, 2020 3:40:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "It's hard to even describe how extraordinary that is," External link

patch Friday, April 3, 2020 8:28:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "It's hard to even describe how extraordinary that is," External link

patch Friday, April 3, 2020 2:11:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “an incredibly difficult, stressful, traumatic environment in which they are working overtime and double shifts day after day in a struggle to save people’s lives,” External link

newsday-USA Friday, April 3, 2020 1:23:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “These individuals right now are there fighting to save people’s lives, and while they are doing that, in the back of their minds they’re thinking about their own safety and the risk they’re taking for their own health,” External link

newsday-USA Friday, April 3, 2020 1:23:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "What this is, is a war," External link

patch Tuesday, March 31, 2020 10:31:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "This is agonizing for families who can't be with their loved ones or visit someone who is dying," "We know this virus attacks seniors but we know it is also attacking those with underlying conditions and compromised immune systems" External link

patch Tuesday, March 31, 2020 10:31:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "This is agonizing for families who can't be with their loved ones or visit someone who is dying," "We know this virus attacks seniors but we know it is also attacking those with underlying conditions and compromised immune systems" External link

patch Monday, March 30, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “Everyone of every age can contract this disease, and everyone can transmit it,” External link

newsday-USA Monday, March 30, 2020 4:50:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "While closing the schools was the right thing to do to help contain the spread of the coronavirus, one of our main concerns was the availability of childcare for our first responders and medical professionals who are on the front lines of this crisis," External link

abc7ny Friday, March 27, 2020 11:46:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "This is my last day of quarantine . . . I am going back to the office . . . I’m going to be keeping my distance from everybody, we are going to be following the guidelines" External link

newsday-USA Friday, March 27, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "This is my last day of quarantine . . . I am going back to the office . . . I’m going to be keeping my distance from everybody, we are going to be following the guidelines" External link

newsday-USA Friday, March 27, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "There are no issues with the food supply chain," External link

patch Saturday, March 21, 2020 2:44:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "The supply chains are wide open," "The food will still be there. The critical products will still be there" External link

patch Saturday, March 21, 2020 2:44:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "Many of his symptoms have subsided," External link

patch Saturday, March 21, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "The Department of Health notified me that I am under mandatory quarantine," External link

patch Saturday, March 21, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "The guidance we put out is important to follow, including the top levels of government," External link

patch Saturday, March 21, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "That's how, ultimately, we are going to get our arms around this crisis and get through this with as few deaths as possible," "Our highest priority is to reduce the impact of the virus to the greatest extent possible" External link

patch Saturday, March 21, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We have been on the front line of the outbreak," External link

patch Wednesday, March 18, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "There is a supply chain issue," External link

patch Wednesday, March 18, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We know the deadly impact it can have," "This work is all about managing the damage and death toll from this virus" External link

patch Wednesday, March 18, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone told : “We have to do everything we can to contain the spread of this virus … and be cognizant of the fact there are real economic consequences,” External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, March 17, 2020 11:03:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone told : “We have to do everything we can to contain the spread of this virus … and be cognizant of the fact there are real economic consequences,” External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, March 17, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone told : “We have to do everything we can to contain the spread of this virus … and be cognizant of the fact there are real economic consequences,” External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, March 17, 2020 7:07:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone told : “We have to do everything we can to contain the spread of this virus … and be cognizant of the fact there are real economic consequences,” External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, March 17, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "There is evidence that the virus is already present in many communities we serve, and our efforts now must be aimed at preventing its spread," External link

newsday-USA Monday, March 16, 2020 1:02:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "There is evidence that the virus is already present in many communities we serve, and our efforts now must be aimed at preventing its spread," "As part of our larger social distancing efforts, we believe that closing schools is the right thing to do at this time" External link

patch Sunday, March 15, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "While schools are closed for instruction, administrators and teachers will still have access to school buildings for local district planning, distance-based education purposes, temporary grab-and-go meal programs and childcare issues," External link

patch Sunday, March 15, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We are delivering this to the places where the most vulnerable are located," External link

patch Sunday, March 15, 2020 5:58:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We are delivering this to the places where the most vulnerable are located," External link

patch Saturday, March 14, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "Suffolk County communicable disease professionals have begun a thorough investigation into the patient's contacts," External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, March 11, 2020 8:28:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "Suffolk County communicable disease professionals have begun a thorough investigation into the patient's contacts, as it is believed that this case was contracted through community transmission," External link

patch Monday, March 9, 2020 8:46:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "Suffolk County communicable disease professionals have begun a thorough investigation into the patient's contacts," External link

newsday-USA Monday, March 9, 2020 4:51:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "Suffolk County communicable disease professionals have begun a thorough investigation into the patient's contacts," External link

newsday-USA Monday, March 9, 2020 12:58:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "These reforms will ensure that CPS will never operate in the same way again, and that is appropriate because what happened to Thomas Valva can never happen again," "At the very least, it is our obligation to make sure that we are doing everything that we can to prevent such a terrible tragedy. We can't stop someone from being evil, but we can make sure that the systems in place to protect children are operating as efficiently and effectively as possible" External link

patch Thursday, March 5, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "CPS will never operate the same way again," "And that's appropriate because what happened to Thomas Valva can never happen again" External link

newsday-USA Thursday, March 5, 2020 1:21:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "Our female veterans deserve to feel safe and comfortable with their doctors, and we fully support the need to hire a female gynecologist for the Northport VA Medical Center," External link

patch Wednesday, March 4, 2020 4:42:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "Look, protecting the integrity of the civil-service system is vitally important, 'cause it is there for a reason. It is there to make sure that we are attracting professionals and not allowing cronyism to creep into the operations of government," External link

newsday-USA Saturday, February 22, 2020 1:24:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "As a parent, I am horrified by what happened to this beautiful boy," "As county executive, I want to know if there's anything else that could have been done under existing law to prevent this from happening. Beyond that, I want to know if anything in this case suggests that changes should be made to existing policy or law" External link

patch Sunday, February 16, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We're living in a region that we know is a high cost region ... for families, who are struggling to make ends meet, struggling to get by, the biggest obstacle for them oftentimes is access to affordable, quality child care," "Child care remains a critical issue for us on Long Island. We [his administration] are doing everything we can to help these families and know we need to do more" External link

newsday-USA Friday, February 14, 2020 1:39:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "to remove painful reminders of their past," External link

patch Wednesday, February 5, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "has led to record levels of human trafficking and sex crimes arrests," External link

patch Wednesday, February 5, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We don't always get to see outcomes like this one," "But I have no doubt that everyone involved here is safe, and we had such a positive outcome, because of the quick thinking and bravery of Officer Avital Donnenfeld" External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, February 5, 2020 1:54:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "As a parent, I am horrified by what happened to this beautiful boy," "As county executive, I want to know if there's anything else that could have been done under existing law to prevent this from happening. Beyond that, I want to know if anything in this case suggests that changes should be made to existing policy or law" External link

patch Tuesday, February 4, 2020 3:22:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “As a parent, I am horrified by what happened to this beautiful boy,” “As county executive, I want to know if there is anything else that could have been done under existing law to prevent this from happening. Beyond that, I want to know if anything in this case suggests that changes should be made to existing policy or law” External link

nbcnewyork Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:05:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “As a parent, I am horrified by what happened to this beautiful boy,” “As county executive, I want to know if there is anything else that could have been done under existing law to prevent this from happening. Beyond that, I want to know if anything in this case suggests that changes should be made to existing policy or law” External link

nbcnewyork Thursday, January 30, 2020 1:50:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “As a parent, I am horrified by what happened to this beautiful boy,” “As county executive, I want to know if there is anything else that could have been done under existing law to prevent this from happening. Beyond that, I want to know if anything in this case suggests that changes should be made to existing policy or law” External link

nbcnewyork Wednesday, January 29, 2020 1:11:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “As a parent, I am horrified by what happened to this beautiful boy,” “As county executive, I want to know if there is anything else that could have been done under existing law to prevent this from happening. Beyond that, I want to know if anything in this case suggests that changes should be made to existing policy or law” External link

nbcnewyork Wednesday, January 29, 2020 9:58:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said ( about Steve Bellone ) : "Forgive me if I am somewhat skeptical that politicians and political appointees will be investigating themselves”. But Bellone, in an interview Tuesday, said it's important for DSS to review its own actions in the case to determine if they complied with their procedures. “There is not a lack of independent scrutiny on this," External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, January 29, 2020 6:13:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "As a parent, I am horrified by what happened to this beautiful boy," "As county executive, I want to know if there's anything else that could have been done under existing law to prevent this from happening. Beyond that, I want to know if anything in this case suggests that changes should be made to existing policy or law" External link

patch Wednesday, January 29, 2020 5:19:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "As a parent, I am horrified by what happened to this beautiful boy," "As County Executive, I want to know if there's anything else that could have been done under existing law to prevent this from happening. Beyond that, I want to know if anything in this case suggests that changes should be made to existing policy or law" External link

abc7ny Wednesday, January 29, 2020 3:57:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "As a parent, I am horrified by what happened to this beautiful boy," "As County Executive, I want to know if there's anything else that could have been done under existing law to prevent this from happening. Beyond that, I want to know if anything in this case suggests that changes should be made to existing policy or law" External link

abc7ny Tuesday, January 28, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “As a parent, I am horrified by what happened to this beautiful boy,” “As county executive, I want to know if there is anything else that could have been done under existing law to prevent this from happening. Beyond that, I want to know if anything in this case suggests that changes should be made to existing policy or law” External link

washtimes Tuesday, January 28, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "As a parent, I am horrified by what happened to this beautiful boy," "As county executive, I want to know if there is anything else that could have been done under existing law to prevent this from happening. Beyond that, I want to know if anything in this case suggests that changes should be made to existing policy or law" External link

startribune Tuesday, January 28, 2020 5:11:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “As a parent, I am horrified by what happened to this beautiful boy,” “As county executive, I want to know if there is anything else that could have been done under existing law to prevent this from happening. Beyond that, I want to know if anything in this case suggests that changes should be made to existing policy or law” External link

ABCnews Tuesday, January 28, 2020 4:48:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “As a parent, I am horrified by what happened to this beautiful boy,” “As county executive, I want to know if there is anything else that could have been done under existing law to prevent this from happening. Beyond that, I want to know if anything in this case suggests that changes should be made to existing policy or law” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 28, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “As a parent, I am horrified by what happened to this beautiful boy,” “As County Executive, I want to know if there’s anything else that could have been done under existing law to prevent this from happening. Beyond that, I want to know if anything in this case suggests that changes should be made to existing policy or law” External link

nbcnewyork Tuesday, January 28, 2020 9:39:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “As a parent, I am horrified by what happened to this beautiful boy,” “As county executive, I want to know if there is anything else that could have been done under existing law to prevent this from happening. Beyond that, I want to know if anything in this case suggests that changes should be made to existing policy or law” External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, January 28, 2020 5:10:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “While the County’s finances have improved significantly, we still have more work to do, which is why I will continue to lead by example by cutting my pay by $10,000 a year over the next four years,” External link

newsday-USA Monday, January 13, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “If we cannot lead by example here, where is the hope? This gives me great hope we will do much better,” External link

newsday-USA Monday, January 13, 2020 5:29:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “This was a criminal enterprise operating out of that office,” External link

newsday-USA Friday, January 10, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “These new appointments continue my commitment to recruit talented individuals that make our county administration more diverse while actually reducing the cost to taxpayers,” External link

newsday-USA Friday, January 10, 2020 3:51:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “Dr. Pigott has been a phenomenal leader of the county,” External link

newsday-USA Thursday, January 9, 2020 8:09:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone told : "There is a corruption tax that is associated with this kind of conduct," External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, January 1, 2020 3:47:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone told : "There is a corruption tax that is associated with this kind of conduct," External link

newsday-USA Sunday, December 29, 2019 2:30:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “Dr. Pigott has been a phenomenal leader of the county,” External link

newsday-USA Sunday, December 29, 2019 2:30:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "These were individuals engaged in a corrupt conspiracy and willing to destroy careers and lives if it helped their operation," External link

newsday-USA Saturday, December 21, 2019 2:29:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “I am proud to endorse Mike Bloomberg for President because our country needs to get back in the business of getting things done. As the mayor of the largest city in the country, Mike earned a reputation as a problem solver who took on the tough fights — and won,” External link

nypost Tuesday, December 17, 2019 3:02:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said ( about Mike Bloomberg ) : “I am proud to endorse Mike Bloomberg for president because our country needs to get back in the business of getting things done,” External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, December 17, 2019 2:10:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone told : “The Dems have to put up someone who can attract voters from both sides of the aisle,” External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, December 17, 2019 1:01:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “I’ve seen him a bunch over the years,” External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, December 17, 2019 1:01:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said ( about Donald Trump ) : “I reached out to them and made the case why it was important to keep Suffolk County in Democratic hands,” “I was at the 2016 Democratic convention and watched him up on the stage call Trump a con man” External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, December 17, 2019 1:01:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "The only thing that allows hatred to consume us is when people of good faith refuse to stand up and call it out for what it is," External link

newsday-USA Friday, December 13, 2019 1:23:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "He is no stranger to challenges; he is no stranger to overcoming adversity," External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, December 11, 2019 4:32:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “The only thing that allows hatred to consume us is when people of good faith refuse to stand up and call it out for what it is,” External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, December 10, 2019 2:09:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “It’s been a long time coming to get us to this milestone, too long,” “But by the perseverance of so many people in this room and those who came before us, we are, with what we do today, making it easier to live on Long Island and hopefully creating a model ... that will demonstrate clearly the value of inclusive and affordable housing to everyone in the community” External link

newsday-USA Thursday, December 5, 2019 5:07:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “It is important that we move forward because the status quo is unacceptable,” External link

newsday-USA Thursday, December 5, 2019 2:04:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "With what we do today we're making it easier to live on Long Island," External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, December 4, 2019 10:02:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “It is important that we move forward because the status quo is unacceptable,” External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, December 4, 2019 1:12:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone wrote : “We cannot lose sight of the continuing challenges we face in improving the county’s fiscal condition,” External link

newsday-USA Friday, November 22, 2019 4:27:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “This is the beginning for us of this conversation because this is an issue we must address over the long term,” External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, November 19, 2019 10:55:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “the knowledge and tools to protect themselves,” External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, November 19, 2019 10:55:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “But, I can tell you this,” External link

newsday-USA Thursday, November 7, 2019 1:50:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “By any objective measure, it’s impossible to conclude we’ve done anything other than improved,” External link

newsday-USA Friday, November 1, 2019 4:06:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “what honor, patriotism, duty, sacrifice is,” “That legacy lives on as long as this nation endures” External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, October 30, 2019 2:58:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “While most of us are sleeping at night, they are out there putting their lives on the line, taking risks in order to protect our community and to help save lives,” External link

newsday-USA Friday, October 25, 2019 4:20:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “As we continue to turn the corner on the opioid epidemic, with the lowest number of fatal overdoses in years, it is critical that we not slow down,” “Today, we are stepping up our efforts to end this epidemic once and for all” External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, October 23, 2019 2:10:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "They're really charting s great course here for this historic village, this critical village in Suffolk County," External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:13:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “This is one of the most important issues we face,” “Our best play as a region is to build out those downtowns” External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, October 22, 2019 5:18:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "It's because of individuals like Frank that we have the country we have today and that the world is as safe as it is today," "And the reason there is as much freedom as there is today is because of American veterans like Frank Agoglia" External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, October 15, 2019 2:34:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said ( about Steve Bellone ) : “historic low levels". But Bellone said killings stemming from domestic situations are tougher for police to prevent, pointing to the Medford mother accused of killing her twin daughters in June. "Those are the least able to be impacted by direct police work when you have domestic incidents like that,” External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, October 15, 2019 1:49:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "What is clear is that the Suffolk County Police Department is continuing to take a very aggressive approach when it comes to combating crime and going after criminals," "Drug warrants are up, seizures are up. We’re taking more guns and drugs off the street from criminals and we’re seeing that reflected in crime stats" External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, October 15, 2019 1:49:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "What is clear is that the Suffolk County Police Department is continuing to take a very aggressive approach when it comes to combating crime and going after criminals," "Drug warrants are up, seizures are up. We’re taking more guns and drugs off the street from criminals" External link

newsday-USA Monday, October 14, 2019 11:27:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “The county is optimistic that the IRS will confirm that grants should not be considered as taxable income to homeowners,” External link

newsday-USA Sunday, September 29, 2019 1:18:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “Our downtowns are a key piece of our economic plan, and we need to deliver things that those young people are looking for, and part of that is they want greater mobility,” “They want to be able to move around and do things without being in a car. This is part of a larger effort, and it really represents the future for suburbia” External link

newsday-USA Monday, September 23, 2019 6:11:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “This I can guarantee you: We are always trying to do the right thing for the people of Suffolk County,” External link

newsday-USA Monday, September 16, 2019 4:01:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “It is ready to change the landscape of mobility in Suffolk County,” External link

newsday-USA Monday, September 16, 2019 12:18:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “I’ve been in public life every year since 9/11,” External link

newsday-USA Friday, September 6, 2019 12:13:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “He was one of the best people I’ve ever known,” External link

newsday-USA Friday, September 6, 2019 12:13:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “We know lives are at stake here and we’ll do everything we can to keep our roads safe,” External link

newsday-USA Thursday, September 5, 2019 12:03:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "I think this is going to be a big positive step forward for this district," External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, September 4, 2019 2:15:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “I think you had so many people step forward because everybody understands the importance that high school sports can have on a kid’s life,” External link

newsday-USA Saturday, August 31, 2019 5:21:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “I think you had so many people step forward because everybody understands the importance that high school sports can have on a kid’s life,” External link

newsday-USA Friday, August 30, 2019 11:57:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “There is no place that we are more concerned about them where our kids are, in our school,” External link

newsday-USA Friday, August 30, 2019 9:42:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We agree with the research, evidence and national safety experts that cite red light cameras as an effective tool that enhances public safety and saves lives," External link

newsday-USA Friday, August 30, 2019 1:19:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “There was never a time in Chris Raguso’s life when he didn’t answer the call to service,” External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, August 28, 2019 1:15:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “You read about the hell they fought through and it’s hard to imagine,” External link

newsday-USA Sunday, August 25, 2019 2:53:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We want to encourage people like Lee Ann, who want to achieve that dream of homeownership," "We know that down payments are often that significant hurdle that people can't get over to achieve homeownership. This program is designed to provide that little bit of subsidy and assistance that gets you over the hump" External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, August 20, 2019 12:55:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “A key red flag is ‘immediately’ ... you should stop right there,” External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:38:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "This is about taking the time to recognize and to highlight the work done by law enforcement and by police officers and by first responders every day that goes largely unseen," External link

newsday-USA Saturday, August 10, 2019 1:17:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "It's important for these officers to understand that we appreciate the work that they do because they are taking risks and making sacrifices to make sure that we all remain safe," External link

newsday-USA Saturday, August 10, 2019 1:17:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We have to prepare for every situation and every scenario and that's exactly what we're doing," "Our obligation is to make sure we're doing everything we can to keep our residents safe should God forbid one of these active shooter scenarios happen here" External link

newsday-USA Friday, August 9, 2019 2:40:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "He has had a front-row seat to the important work we’ve been doing in the county, and so I am fortunate to have him take on this new role on his own time in order to bring our story of reform and accountability to the voters this fall," External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, August 6, 2019 1:08:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “The fight to reverse decades of nitrogen pollution from outdated cesspools and septic systems has created a unity … among scientists, business leaders, environmentalists and organized labor,” External link

newsday-USA Thursday, August 1, 2019 2:35:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “An attack on any police officer is an attack on all police officers,” External link

newsday-USA Sunday, July 28, 2019 9:54:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "Today is really about honoring a great man, a great father who loved his four daughters," External link

newsday-USA Sunday, July 28, 2019 12:09:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We have an extraordinary place here, but for far too long this hasn't been a place … that was easily accessible for people with different physical disabilities," "This is about opening the opportunity and accessibility to all the people in our county" External link

newsday-USA Saturday, July 27, 2019 2:25:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "For people who have thought it was no longer possible for them to play the game that they love, we want them to come out and try this," "And they can find out that they can get out there and enjoy a round" External link

newsday-USA Saturday, July 27, 2019 2:25:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “This shared services initiative is another example of how local governments can leverage their resources to address a regional public health issue,” External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, July 10, 2019 12:50:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “He didn’t stop fighting until the very end,” “He is a vivid example of courage and honor” External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, July 3, 2019 12:52:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “We in no way, shape or form want to confuse taxpayers,” External link

newsday-USA Sunday, June 30, 2019 1:47:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "Yesterday was something you cannot be prepared for and a scene that you cannot imagine," "I think I speak on behalf of parents all across the county: what happened yesterday was incomprehensible to us. As the father of three young kids it's unimaginable and beyond tragic" External link

newsday-USA Friday, June 28, 2019 9:11:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “They have installed effectively the gold standard here for clean water technology,” External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, June 25, 2019 10:17:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "This connection will provide law enforcement the enhanced capabilities needed to respond more quickly," "We now have the tools in place to reduce response time" External link

newsday-USA Saturday, June 22, 2019 12:55:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “Hello, Suffolk County, can I help you?” External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, May 28, 2019 11:47:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "It is so important that we pass on the lessons of what you have done to our kids and to future generations," External link

newsday-USA Monday, May 27, 2019 4:38:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "It is so important that we pass on the lessons of what you have done to our kids and to future generations," External link

newsday-USA Saturday, May 25, 2019 2:26:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "Coaches are in a unique position to identify the kinds of behavioral changes that would indicate any kind of substance abuse or addiction," "And that is critically important — giving us the ability to arm those coaches who are on the front lines is a major step forward in the ability to fight addiction" External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, May 22, 2019 2:28:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “We always think of the Red Cross at times of tragedy for families and how they respond and help,” “But this is really about the Red Cross preventing those tragedies from ever happening in the first place” External link

newsday-USA Sunday, May 12, 2019 2:13:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "Investing in affordable housing projects, especially on our East End, is critical to ensuring more of our hardworking residents have access to a home in one of these vibrant communities," "These two developments, once complete, will help our East End continue to thrive" External link

patch Wednesday, May 8, 2019 8:50:00 PM EAT



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Steve Bellone said : “I have every day been hoping to see that number get down to zero. Today we are as close to zero as we can,” External link

newsday-USA Saturday, June 6, 2020 10:08:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "People feel a real sense of loss" External link

patch Friday, June 5, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "come up with a safety plan that's incredibly thorough, with significant protocols. We think it's a great plan," External link

patch Friday, June 5, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "This is a budget crisis greater than this county has every seen before," External link

patch Thursday, June 4, 2020 3:51:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We want to be clear: Hate, bias, bigotry and discrimination have no safe haven in Suffolk County," "And now, more than ever, as the nation continues to mourn the horrid killing of George Floyd, we need to stand united" External link

patch Thursday, June 4, 2020 3:51:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We stand for good, fair, just and equitable government and we will continue to fight discrimination and root out hate at its core in Suffolk County," External link

patch Thursday, June 4, 2020 3:51:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “Unfortunately we have seen bias and discrimination rear its ugly head, not just in the past but recently,” External link

newsday-USA Thursday, June 4, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “These supplies will go out to all of those agencies that continue to burn through them,” “This is an ongoing event. And we have to continue to supply to the front-line workers who need them” External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, June 3, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "It's a brand-new system. We have been working with the state on working out the kinks, the idiosyncrasies," External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, June 3, 2020 2:24:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “These supplies will go out to all of those agencies that continue to burn through them,” “This is an ongoing event. And we have to continue to supply to the frontline workers who need them” External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, June 2, 2020 11:55:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “So we are very happy to see them returning home and wish them a speedy recovery,” External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, June 2, 2020 11:55:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “It shows the demand that we have and the desire for people to get out and enjoy summer,” “Even though we are still grappling with COVID-19, it is very important … that families know that we are going to be able to have a summer here in Suffolk County, and camping is a part of that and beaches are a part of that” External link

newsday-USA Sunday, May 31, 2020 3:19:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "They have been devastated already and they are looking to expand their business activities and get things going," External link

patch Saturday, May 30, 2020 5:14:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “We want to make sure there is nothing hindering [an expansion] once we have the go-ahead to move forward with outdoor dining,” External link

newsday-USA Friday, May 29, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "They have been devastated already and they are looking to expand their business activities and get things going," External link

patch Friday, May 29, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "This is an emergency measure to make it clear to businesses that there will be no impediment to moving forward with expanded outdoor dining activity," External link

patch Friday, May 29, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "Hopefully, this is one area we can see accelerated because the outdoor environment is the safest environment, particularly when putting in safety protocols," External link

patch Friday, May 29, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “We want to make sure there is nothing hindering [an expansion] once we have the go-ahead to move forward with outdoor dining,” External link

newsday-USA Friday, May 29, 2020 12:36:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone told : "Without contact tracing it's really hard to say you can do it safely," External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "There's always been talk of workers working from home," External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We are ready to hit Phase 1. We know this will be a long process but I think everyone is anxious to get this going and get the economy moving again and prove we can do it safely without any setbacks," External link

patch Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:34:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We are working to get the enhanced system back up and running. We are hoping to have it back up today," "We are looking into exactly what happened" External link

patch Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:34:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “They have come forward to say thatit was wrong and it will not happen again,” External link

newsday-USA Monday, May 25, 2020 8:32:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “That is a very good thing as we approach a Phase One opening this week,” External link

newsday-USA Monday, May 25, 2020 2:04:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “We will get everyone trained and we will be ready. ... Tracing will not prevent us from reopening. We are ready to move into Phase 1 and we will do the contact tracing that is a key piece of reopening safely,” External link

newsday-USA Sunday, May 24, 2020 3:29:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "All we have asked from the VA is that they do not have a blanket, one-size-fits all policy for the whole country," External link

patch Saturday, May 23, 2020 2:41:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "The answer, it turns out, is 'no,'" External link

patch Saturday, May 23, 2020 2:41:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said ( about Frank Bailey ) : "There's not a word of that statement we do not agree with 100 percent," "That's why we put together a safety plan with Frank Bailey" External link

patch Saturday, May 23, 2020 2:41:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "I think it is a shame, and a terrible thing," External link

patch Saturday, May 23, 2020 2:41:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "When you finish the race, voice the names of these American heroes aloud," External link

patch Saturday, May 23, 2020 2:41:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "There is no playbook for this," External link

patch Friday, May 22, 2020 3:23:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone added : "I want to be clear that this has nothing to do with New York City residents and everything to do with the emergency situation we are in, and capacity. Just as New York City will welcome people from Nassau County and Suffolk County, we will welcome New York City residents out to Nassau County and Suffolk County" External link

patch Friday, May 22, 2020 3:23:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “It gives taxpayers some more time while our economy is shut down,” External link

newsday-USA Thursday, May 21, 2020 12:48:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We don't need a one size fits all policy," External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, May 20, 2020 3:46:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone wrote : "It's my priority that Suffolk residents will have access to their beaches with COVID-19 safety rules in place," External link

abc7ny Tuesday, May 19, 2020 1:11:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "It's incredibly important this Memorial Day weekend that we take the opportunity to honor the fallen heroes," External link

foxnews Monday, May 18, 2020 1:17:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “It’s perverse to say we can invite people back to beaches…..in a safe way…. but we can’t safely go in and place flags at the graves of American heroes,” External link

newsday-USA Monday, May 18, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "I felt it was very important that we open our beaches on Memorial Day weekend," "It's unrealistic and I felt very strongly about this that families and kids who have been home for months, who will not be going to school in June, that we would keep them from going to the beach. It's far better for us to develop a plan with safety protocols in place that best protects public health while families enjoy the beach. We have to be able to provide things for kids and families to do in the summer" External link

patch Saturday, May 16, 2020 12:45:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "Even with coronavirus happening, as we are still working through a public health crisis and doing what we need to do to hit the metrics to reopen the economy, we can still have a staple of life on Long Island start for us and enable families to do something they can enjoy as an essential part of our summers on Long Island," External link

patch Saturday, May 16, 2020 12:45:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said ( about Lee Zeldin ) : “Congressman Zeldin has worked with the White House and secured a commitment that they will make sure Suffolk County has what we need in the next 30 days as we go through this crisis,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, May 15, 2020 6:42:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "Tomorrow begins a new phase in the state of New York as we transition from New York PAUSE to New York Forward," External link

patch Friday, May 15, 2020 3:29:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We are trying to get as much of a jumpstart as we can," External link

patch Friday, May 15, 2020 3:29:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "The spread is still there, although it continues to narrow and has narrowed significantly from where we began," External link

patch Friday, May 15, 2020 3:29:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "For the first time in a long time, that number is below 200," External link

patch Friday, May 15, 2020 3:29:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “We’re not going to meet those metrics by Friday,” External link

newsday-USA Thursday, May 14, 2020 8:24:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “We’ll need ways for people who are in high-risk, vulnerable categories to protect them if they can’t work from home,” “We have to have a system in place that allows them to function while the rest of the economy moves forward” External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, May 13, 2020 8:47:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “We’ll need ways for people who are in high-risk, vulnerable categories to protect them if they can’t work from home,” “We have to have a system in place that allows them to function while the rest of the economy moves forward” External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, May 13, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "It's very unlikely that it will be Friday," "Unless there is a major turnaround in the metrics we won't meet them. We are making real progress but we won't be there by Friday. I'm certain of that" External link

patch Tuesday, May 12, 2020 12:40:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We are making progress toward meeting those metrics," External link

patch Tuesday, May 12, 2020 12:40:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “This is a number we love to report,” “We continue to wish them a speedy recovery” External link

newsday-USA Sunday, May 10, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We cannot allow this virus to stop us from honoring those who have sacrificed for our country," External link

patch Sunday, May 10, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We can do this, and this can be done safely," "We must do this. This virus has taken a lot from us and we can't allow it to stop us from appropriately honoring America's heroes this Memorial Day weekend" External link

patch Sunday, May 10, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “We would like to see this blanket policy lifted,” “If we can’t figure out a way to honor these veterans on Memorial Day, then something is seriously wrong” External link

newsday-USA Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “This is not the way that we expect to be gathering of course,” External link

newsday-USA Friday, May 8, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “That’s an absolutely staggering number,” External link

newsday-USA Friday, May 8, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "This is not the way we wanted to come across the finish line," External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, May 6, 2020 4:06:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “The fact that we’ve had now two days in a row, that concerns me,” External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, May 6, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “That’s not the direction we want to be moving in,” External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, May 6, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "lift the spirits of students, many of whom are grieving the loss of things like graduation and moving up ceremonies," External link

patch Wednesday, May 6, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "because he knew and appreciated how much I loved history. I've kept this, always; it was one of the most special things for me," "It was really my love of history that drove me to go into government and public service. Thank you, Mr. McConnell" External link

patch Wednesday, May 6, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "The fact that we've had two days in a row of increased hospitalizations is definitely something I'm concerned about," "This is not the direction we want to be moving in" External link

patch Wednesday, May 6, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “The question was, does this set us back on meeting that metric? Does the 14-day clock reset now?” External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, May 5, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “My expectation is, based on the last couple of weeks, we will see the numbers decline once again,” External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, May 5, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We want to make sure that every person who has issues with food is able to access what they need," "We encourage anyone with food security issues to contact 311. There is no one who has called 311 that we have not been able to assist and we will make sure that remains the case moving forward" External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, May 5, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “These outstanding public servants will shift to roles that will enable the county to have the most effective response possible,” External link

newsday-USA Monday, May 4, 2020 11:27:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “We’re marching forward towards that 14-day metric from the CDC, which is an important marker as we plan for a reopening for New York,” External link

newsday-USA Monday, May 4, 2020 3:00:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “We’re trying to take a coordinated approach as much as possible, but we understand there are differences,” External link

newsday-USA Monday, May 4, 2020 3:00:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We want to encourage people to do the right thing," "We certainly want to encourage someone who may be expressing their First Amendment right but we went people to do it safely. And for those protesting about reopening the economy, the key to doing that successfully is going to be preventing a second surge of cases by following guidance by health professionals" External link

patch Monday, May 4, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "no doubt made our country better, opening paths for all young women," External link

patch Monday, May 4, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “The worst thing is we don’t get this right,” External link

newsday-USA Sunday, May 3, 2020 6:01:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We are ending a month unlike any we have seen," "It was a month of great pain, grief and tragedy" External link

patch Saturday, May 2, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We agree on the sentiment that we need to move forward with reopening. That's we are talking about Suffolk Forward. But we need to do it safely. If you are out in large groups and not socially distancing or wearing face coverings, you are certainly acting irresponsibly and we don't agree on that" External link

patch Saturday, May 2, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "I don't think we will fully come to grips with all of this for a long time but it's real," External link

patch Saturday, May 2, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “That month we just went through was a month of grief,” External link

newsday-USA Saturday, May 2, 2020 12:46:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “This is a month in which we’ve experienced great pain and grief and tragedy. But it is also a month in which we’ve seen great hope, strength and recovery,” “We end this month in a far better place than we began” External link

newsday-USA Friday, May 1, 2020 3:21:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “The worst thing that could happen is reopening the economy and then see a surge in cases,” External link

newsday-USA Friday, May 1, 2020 3:21:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “Our numbers are moving in a positive direction,” External link

newsday-USA Thursday, April 30, 2020 3:53:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We have to get our economy moving but we must do it in the right way and I'm confident that we can," External link

patch Thursday, April 30, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "we are looking at the virus spreading again. The worse thing that could happen is that we reopen and because the virus starts to spread, we see the restrictions come back. That would be emotionally, physiologically and economically devastating," "We need to get this right" External link

patch Thursday, April 30, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We want recreational opportunities available in the summer but it's going to be different. We are not going back to seven weeks ago. It will be a new normal. It's going to be a different kind of summer," "We are in a war here" External link

patch Thursday, April 30, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We know that in a crisis like this there are people in the veterans' community who have been impacted and may have already been struggling with the challenges our heroes face when they come home," External link

patch Thursday, April 30, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “Sen. Charles Schumer literally walked our letter into Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s office, and did the same with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell,” “And Rep. Lee Zeldin lobbied the White House relentlessly, and got me on the phone with Mnuchin at 9:30 Thursday night to make our case” External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, April 29, 2020 11:55:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "Domestic violence is horrific, intolerable and something we do not accept," External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, April 29, 2020 1:06:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "we could be in even more difficult circumstances," External link

patch Tuesday, April 28, 2020 1:21:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "Domestic violence is horrid and intolerable and something we do not accept," External link

patch Tuesday, April 28, 2020 1:21:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “What my focus is is putting together the ideas and plans on a local level so we can be ready to move forward with phased reopening as soon as it makes sense,” External link

newsday-USA Monday, April 27, 2020 12:19:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "Still a very big number, but much lower than where we were at the peak a couple weeks ago," External link

patch Sunday, April 26, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “That number is a lot higher than the overall number in the county, which stands at around 40%,” External link

newsday-USA Saturday, April 25, 2020 7:56:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “The reason we’re doing the hot spot testing in these sites is because they were communities that were identified as having higher rates of infection,” External link

newsday-USA Saturday, April 25, 2020 3:04:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “We are pleased that the information regarding the testing sites has penetrated communities, and we have a consistent flow of people being tested at each site,” External link

newsday-USA Saturday, April 25, 2020 3:04:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “We were able to render a salute to him and to his family and to his loved ones for his service to our county,” External link

newsday-USA Saturday, April 25, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "higher than we have been seeing in the last week," External link

newsday-USA Saturday, April 25, 2020 12:45:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "Tens of thousands have been impacted economically by this virus," "We've seen the devastation that's occurred. We need to do everything we can to provide relief" External link

patch Saturday, April 25, 2020 12:41:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "At first blush, it's what you would say you might expect," External link

patch Friday, April 24, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “We are below 1,400 for the first time in weeks,” “That’s another positive milestone we’re hitting” External link

newsday-USA Thursday, April 23, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “It’s not about the politics, it’s about putting all that aside and working together to save people’s lives and get our economy working again,” External link

newsday-USA Thursday, April 23, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “We’ve been in the heart of this, the epicenter, and people know people who have gone through this and died,” “It really does make it real when you’ve been through it” External link

newsday-USA Thursday, April 23, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “They’ve been hammered well before this global pandemic happened,” External link

newsday-USA Thursday, April 23, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "It will be different but it will be great," External link

patch Thursday, April 23, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "for what they have done for all of us in this crisis," External link

patch Thursday, April 23, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We want to make sure they are doing the right thing. Now is the time to provide help and assistance to those faced with economic hardship," External link

patch Thursday, April 23, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "The work we are doing is seven days a week," "We are dealing with a crisis unlike anything we have ever seen before. We have had nearly 900 residents who have died from this virus and the idea that there's some local official giving out something that's so patently false because he thinks it's good politics is not something paying a lot of attention to" External link

patch Wednesday, April 22, 2020 2:20:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "Tens of thousands have been impacted economically by this virus," "We've seen the devastation that's occurred. We need to do everything we can to provide relief" External link

patch Wednesday, April 22, 2020 2:20:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “We’re not seeing that continuation of a downward trend but I wouldn’t put too much stock in one day’s numbers,” External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, April 22, 2020 12:19:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “If we have this access, we have that ability to provide property tax relief without doing any long term damage to taxpayers,” External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, April 21, 2020 4:01:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “That’s still an incredibly high number, make no mistake about it,” External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, April 21, 2020 4:01:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “For perspective, before this crisis, our hospitals had 2,300 beds to take care of every kind of illness,” “Fully 2/3 of those beds are occupied just by COVID-19 patients” External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, April 21, 2020 4:01:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “That’s still an incredibly high number, make no mistake about it,” External link

newsday-USA Monday, April 20, 2020 2:07:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “For perspective, before this crisis, our hospitals had 2,300 beds to take care of every kind of illness,” “Fully 2/3 of those beds are occupied just by COVID-19 patients” External link

newsday-USA Monday, April 20, 2020 2:07:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “If we have this access, we have that ability to provide property tax relief without doing any long term damage to taxpayers,” External link

newsday-USA Monday, April 20, 2020 2:07:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "do it or don't do it," External link

patch Saturday, April 18, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "Even in this global pandemic, these first responders and volunteers are responding every day when something like this happens," "All of us in Suffolk County can be comforted by the fact that they are there in the community and ready to respond. And when the call is out, they do respond in a professional way and without concern for their own safety and with incredible sacrifice" External link

patch Saturday, April 18, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "Ed was one of our best employees. He was respected and liked by everyone he worked with," External link

patch Friday, April 17, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "He was a great man, worker, and family man and the work he has done and the impact he has had will not be forgotten," "This is a loss for our county" External link

patch Friday, April 17, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "It's important that we stay the course," External link

patch Friday, April 17, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "There is economic devastation that is happening as a result of this viral outbreak," External link

patch Friday, April 17, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "The road ahead is full of challenges but it's far better to understand what we are facing as early and as quickly as possible," External link

patch Friday, April 17, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "There are criminals out there who do not care that there is global pandemic going on and people are dying. They view this as an opportunity to commit crime," "Be on alert. And if anyone is asking you to send money, take pause, contact someone in the family before you do that. There is a very good chance it may be a scam" External link

patch Friday, April 17, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "To see all three numbers go down, however slightly, is a positive thing," External link

patch Tuesday, April 14, 2020 1:21:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "Mother Nature is reminding us once again she is not concerned about our plans or what is on the ground for us," External link

patch Tuesday, April 14, 2020 1:21:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "That's a bit of light in the darkness we have been in," External link

newsday-USA Monday, April 13, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "I am very happy to be able to report that today, this Sunday, this Easter, is the first time I can say those hospitalizations have gone down," External link

patch Monday, April 13, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "The numbers are still going up, but we've seen a big difference," "We will be looking forward to this week when hopefully, those numbers will be going down" External link

patch Sunday, April 12, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "inspiring. They joined the battle where it's happening in an effort to save people's lives," External link

patch Sunday, April 12, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "They are a great example of the kinds of people we have teaching our students," External link

patch Sunday, April 12, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We are using this as a way to encourage people to stay home," External link

patch Sunday, April 12, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone agreed : “testing is available but still not widespread testing” External link

newsday-USA Friday, April 10, 2020 3:45:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “We can prevent hospitals and emergency rooms from becoming overwhelmed,” External link

newsday-USA Thursday, April 9, 2020 8:33:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “If that’s the case, it’s confirmation of everything we’re doing … it means these sacrifices will and have saved lives,” External link

newsday-USA Thursday, April 9, 2020 6:30:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “We have been focused on how we ramp up the messaging there,” External link

newsday-USA Thursday, April 9, 2020 6:30:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “That’s not who we are” External link

newsday-USA Thursday, April 9, 2020 6:30:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “We have hundreds of health care workers who have contracted the virus,” External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, April 8, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone told : "I'm having conversations I never imagined that we would have every day on our emergency operations center call. We talk about what our morgue capacity is and [whether] we have enough body bags," External link

ibtimes Wednesday, April 8, 2020 6:22:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "stark reminder about what is happening in those hospitals and why we are doing what we are," External link

patch Wednesday, April 8, 2020 12:04:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “I’ve said we are seven to 14 days behind what’s happening in New York City, but we can really see it in the numbers every day,” External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, April 7, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “That’s the shield protecting them from the virus,” “This is really important. We want to win the fight” External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, April 7, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “I’ve said we are seven to 14 days behind what’s happening in New York City, but we can really see it in the numbers every day,” External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, April 7, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “That’s the shield protecting them from the virus,” “This is really important. We want to win the fight” External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, April 7, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "For me, the most important thing is for those front-line workers to be focused on their mission, and that is to save people's lives," "As far as reporting additional details, that is just not a priority" External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, April 7, 2020 3:51:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "If we are at the apex, it means social distancing is working," "But that does not mean we take our foot off the pedal" External link

patch Tuesday, April 7, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We appreciate the efforts and commitment by the White House to deliver the resources we need on the ground to protect healthcare workers, first responders and essential employees," "That was a significant commitment ... We are in the thick of this right now" External link

patch Tuesday, April 7, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “That’s not who we are” External link

newsday-USA Monday, April 6, 2020 11:01:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “N95 masks are going to help protect our health care workers,” External link

newsday-USA Monday, April 6, 2020 11:01:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “What we need more than anything else, in addition to PPE, we need ventilators. we need 500 in this county in the next two weeks to make it through this crisis period” External link

newsday-USA Monday, April 6, 2020 11:01:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “That’s not who we are” External link

newsday-USA Monday, April 6, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “N95 masks are going to help protect our health care workers,” External link

newsday-USA Monday, April 6, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “What we need more than anything else, in addition to PPE, we need ventilators. we need 500 in this county in the next two weeks to make it through this crisis period” External link

newsday-USA Monday, April 6, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “That’s not who we are” External link

newsday-USA Monday, April 6, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “N95 masks are going to help protect our health care workers,” External link

newsday-USA Monday, April 6, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “What we need more than anything else, in addition to PPE, we need ventilators. we need 500 in this county in the next two weeks to make it through this crisis period” External link

newsday-USA Monday, April 6, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "These are people working shift after shift after shift in the medical equivalent of a war zone," External link

patch Monday, April 6, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "you’ve got to have a sense of, one, if it’s real, two if it’s what you need and, three, is it going to get here in time," External link

newsday-USA Sunday, April 5, 2020 4:03:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "And that’s why this whole thing is crazy — this is not the way you go about doing this," "Instead of this national effort to supply the troops, you have this county-by-county, state-by-state approach. It’s a strange way to go to war" External link

newsday-USA Sunday, April 5, 2020 4:03:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We’re the gap fillers; where there are critical shortages we’re filling those gaps and the hope is, OK, the cavalry is coming," External link

newsday-USA Sunday, April 5, 2020 4:03:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "People have gotten a fresh look at how important county governments are in our overall system. Because the core of what we do is public health and public safety," "And at the end of the day, we do have to make sure that these governments are able to function and have the capacity to carry out these critical services" External link

newsday-USA Sunday, April 5, 2020 1:49:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "It's hard to even describe how extraordinary that is," External link

patch Saturday, April 4, 2020 4:36:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “This is where the battle is happening, and this is where we need supplies,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, April 4, 2020 3:40:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "It's hard to even describe how extraordinary that is," External link

patch Friday, April 3, 2020 8:28:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "It's hard to even describe how extraordinary that is," External link

patch Friday, April 3, 2020 2:11:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “an incredibly difficult, stressful, traumatic environment in which they are working overtime and double shifts day after day in a struggle to save people’s lives,” External link

newsday-USA Friday, April 3, 2020 1:23:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “These individuals right now are there fighting to save people’s lives, and while they are doing that, in the back of their minds they’re thinking about their own safety and the risk they’re taking for their own health,” External link

newsday-USA Friday, April 3, 2020 1:23:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "What this is, is a war," External link

patch Tuesday, March 31, 2020 10:31:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "This is agonizing for families who can't be with their loved ones or visit someone who is dying," "We know this virus attacks seniors but we know it is also attacking those with underlying conditions and compromised immune systems" External link

patch Tuesday, March 31, 2020 10:31:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "This is agonizing for families who can't be with their loved ones or visit someone who is dying," "We know this virus attacks seniors but we know it is also attacking those with underlying conditions and compromised immune systems" External link

patch Monday, March 30, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “Everyone of every age can contract this disease, and everyone can transmit it,” External link

newsday-USA Monday, March 30, 2020 4:50:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "While closing the schools was the right thing to do to help contain the spread of the coronavirus, one of our main concerns was the availability of childcare for our first responders and medical professionals who are on the front lines of this crisis," External link

abc7ny Friday, March 27, 2020 11:46:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "This is my last day of quarantine . . . I am going back to the office . . . I’m going to be keeping my distance from everybody, we are going to be following the guidelines" External link

newsday-USA Friday, March 27, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "This is my last day of quarantine . . . I am going back to the office . . . I’m going to be keeping my distance from everybody, we are going to be following the guidelines" External link

newsday-USA Friday, March 27, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "There are no issues with the food supply chain," External link

patch Saturday, March 21, 2020 2:44:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "The supply chains are wide open," "The food will still be there. The critical products will still be there" External link

patch Saturday, March 21, 2020 2:44:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "Many of his symptoms have subsided," External link

patch Saturday, March 21, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "The Department of Health notified me that I am under mandatory quarantine," External link

patch Saturday, March 21, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "The guidance we put out is important to follow, including the top levels of government," External link

patch Saturday, March 21, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "That's how, ultimately, we are going to get our arms around this crisis and get through this with as few deaths as possible," "Our highest priority is to reduce the impact of the virus to the greatest extent possible" External link

patch Saturday, March 21, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We have been on the front line of the outbreak," External link

patch Wednesday, March 18, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "There is a supply chain issue," External link

patch Wednesday, March 18, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We know the deadly impact it can have," "This work is all about managing the damage and death toll from this virus" External link

patch Wednesday, March 18, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone told : “We have to do everything we can to contain the spread of this virus … and be cognizant of the fact there are real economic consequences,” External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, March 17, 2020 11:03:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone told : “We have to do everything we can to contain the spread of this virus … and be cognizant of the fact there are real economic consequences,” External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, March 17, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone told : “We have to do everything we can to contain the spread of this virus … and be cognizant of the fact there are real economic consequences,” External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, March 17, 2020 7:07:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone told : “We have to do everything we can to contain the spread of this virus … and be cognizant of the fact there are real economic consequences,” External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, March 17, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "There is evidence that the virus is already present in many communities we serve, and our efforts now must be aimed at preventing its spread," External link

newsday-USA Monday, March 16, 2020 1:02:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "There is evidence that the virus is already present in many communities we serve, and our efforts now must be aimed at preventing its spread," "As part of our larger social distancing efforts, we believe that closing schools is the right thing to do at this time" External link

patch Sunday, March 15, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "While schools are closed for instruction, administrators and teachers will still have access to school buildings for local district planning, distance-based education purposes, temporary grab-and-go meal programs and childcare issues," External link

patch Sunday, March 15, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We are delivering this to the places where the most vulnerable are located," External link

patch Sunday, March 15, 2020 5:58:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We are delivering this to the places where the most vulnerable are located," External link

patch Saturday, March 14, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "Suffolk County communicable disease professionals have begun a thorough investigation into the patient's contacts," External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, March 11, 2020 8:28:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "Suffolk County communicable disease professionals have begun a thorough investigation into the patient's contacts, as it is believed that this case was contracted through community transmission," External link

patch Monday, March 9, 2020 8:46:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "Suffolk County communicable disease professionals have begun a thorough investigation into the patient's contacts," External link

newsday-USA Monday, March 9, 2020 4:51:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "Suffolk County communicable disease professionals have begun a thorough investigation into the patient's contacts," External link

newsday-USA Monday, March 9, 2020 12:58:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "These reforms will ensure that CPS will never operate in the same way again, and that is appropriate because what happened to Thomas Valva can never happen again," "At the very least, it is our obligation to make sure that we are doing everything that we can to prevent such a terrible tragedy. We can't stop someone from being evil, but we can make sure that the systems in place to protect children are operating as efficiently and effectively as possible" External link

patch Thursday, March 5, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "CPS will never operate the same way again," "And that's appropriate because what happened to Thomas Valva can never happen again" External link

newsday-USA Thursday, March 5, 2020 1:21:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "Our female veterans deserve to feel safe and comfortable with their doctors, and we fully support the need to hire a female gynecologist for the Northport VA Medical Center," External link

patch Wednesday, March 4, 2020 4:42:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "Look, protecting the integrity of the civil-service system is vitally important, 'cause it is there for a reason. It is there to make sure that we are attracting professionals and not allowing cronyism to creep into the operations of government," External link

newsday-USA Saturday, February 22, 2020 1:24:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "As a parent, I am horrified by what happened to this beautiful boy," "As county executive, I want to know if there's anything else that could have been done under existing law to prevent this from happening. Beyond that, I want to know if anything in this case suggests that changes should be made to existing policy or law" External link

patch Sunday, February 16, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We're living in a region that we know is a high cost region ... for families, who are struggling to make ends meet, struggling to get by, the biggest obstacle for them oftentimes is access to affordable, quality child care," "Child care remains a critical issue for us on Long Island. We [his administration] are doing everything we can to help these families and know we need to do more" External link

newsday-USA Friday, February 14, 2020 1:39:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "to remove painful reminders of their past," External link

patch Wednesday, February 5, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "has led to record levels of human trafficking and sex crimes arrests," External link

patch Wednesday, February 5, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We don't always get to see outcomes like this one," "But I have no doubt that everyone involved here is safe, and we had such a positive outcome, because of the quick thinking and bravery of Officer Avital Donnenfeld" External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, February 5, 2020 1:54:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "As a parent, I am horrified by what happened to this beautiful boy," "As county executive, I want to know if there's anything else that could have been done under existing law to prevent this from happening. Beyond that, I want to know if anything in this case suggests that changes should be made to existing policy or law" External link

patch Tuesday, February 4, 2020 3:22:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “As a parent, I am horrified by what happened to this beautiful boy,” “As county executive, I want to know if there is anything else that could have been done under existing law to prevent this from happening. Beyond that, I want to know if anything in this case suggests that changes should be made to existing policy or law” External link

nbcnewyork Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:05:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “As a parent, I am horrified by what happened to this beautiful boy,” “As county executive, I want to know if there is anything else that could have been done under existing law to prevent this from happening. Beyond that, I want to know if anything in this case suggests that changes should be made to existing policy or law” External link

nbcnewyork Thursday, January 30, 2020 1:50:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “As a parent, I am horrified by what happened to this beautiful boy,” “As county executive, I want to know if there is anything else that could have been done under existing law to prevent this from happening. Beyond that, I want to know if anything in this case suggests that changes should be made to existing policy or law” External link

nbcnewyork Wednesday, January 29, 2020 1:11:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “As a parent, I am horrified by what happened to this beautiful boy,” “As county executive, I want to know if there is anything else that could have been done under existing law to prevent this from happening. Beyond that, I want to know if anything in this case suggests that changes should be made to existing policy or law” External link

nbcnewyork Wednesday, January 29, 2020 9:58:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said ( about Steve Bellone ) : "Forgive me if I am somewhat skeptical that politicians and political appointees will be investigating themselves”. But Bellone, in an interview Tuesday, said it's important for DSS to review its own actions in the case to determine if they complied with their procedures. “There is not a lack of independent scrutiny on this," External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, January 29, 2020 6:13:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "As a parent, I am horrified by what happened to this beautiful boy," "As county executive, I want to know if there's anything else that could have been done under existing law to prevent this from happening. Beyond that, I want to know if anything in this case suggests that changes should be made to existing policy or law" External link

patch Wednesday, January 29, 2020 5:19:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "As a parent, I am horrified by what happened to this beautiful boy," "As County Executive, I want to know if there's anything else that could have been done under existing law to prevent this from happening. Beyond that, I want to know if anything in this case suggests that changes should be made to existing policy or law" External link

abc7ny Wednesday, January 29, 2020 3:57:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "As a parent, I am horrified by what happened to this beautiful boy," "As County Executive, I want to know if there's anything else that could have been done under existing law to prevent this from happening. Beyond that, I want to know if anything in this case suggests that changes should be made to existing policy or law" External link

abc7ny Tuesday, January 28, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “As a parent, I am horrified by what happened to this beautiful boy,” “As county executive, I want to know if there is anything else that could have been done under existing law to prevent this from happening. Beyond that, I want to know if anything in this case suggests that changes should be made to existing policy or law” External link

washtimes Tuesday, January 28, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "As a parent, I am horrified by what happened to this beautiful boy," "As county executive, I want to know if there is anything else that could have been done under existing law to prevent this from happening. Beyond that, I want to know if anything in this case suggests that changes should be made to existing policy or law" External link

startribune Tuesday, January 28, 2020 5:11:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “As a parent, I am horrified by what happened to this beautiful boy,” “As county executive, I want to know if there is anything else that could have been done under existing law to prevent this from happening. Beyond that, I want to know if anything in this case suggests that changes should be made to existing policy or law” External link

ABCnews Tuesday, January 28, 2020 4:48:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “As a parent, I am horrified by what happened to this beautiful boy,” “As county executive, I want to know if there is anything else that could have been done under existing law to prevent this from happening. Beyond that, I want to know if anything in this case suggests that changes should be made to existing policy or law” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 28, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “As a parent, I am horrified by what happened to this beautiful boy,” “As County Executive, I want to know if there’s anything else that could have been done under existing law to prevent this from happening. Beyond that, I want to know if anything in this case suggests that changes should be made to existing policy or law” External link

nbcnewyork Tuesday, January 28, 2020 9:39:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “As a parent, I am horrified by what happened to this beautiful boy,” “As county executive, I want to know if there is anything else that could have been done under existing law to prevent this from happening. Beyond that, I want to know if anything in this case suggests that changes should be made to existing policy or law” External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, January 28, 2020 5:10:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “While the County’s finances have improved significantly, we still have more work to do, which is why I will continue to lead by example by cutting my pay by $10,000 a year over the next four years,” External link

newsday-USA Monday, January 13, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “If we cannot lead by example here, where is the hope? This gives me great hope we will do much better,” External link

newsday-USA Monday, January 13, 2020 5:29:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “This was a criminal enterprise operating out of that office,” External link

newsday-USA Friday, January 10, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “These new appointments continue my commitment to recruit talented individuals that make our county administration more diverse while actually reducing the cost to taxpayers,” External link

newsday-USA Friday, January 10, 2020 3:51:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “Dr. Pigott has been a phenomenal leader of the county,” External link

newsday-USA Thursday, January 9, 2020 8:09:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone told : "There is a corruption tax that is associated with this kind of conduct," External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, January 1, 2020 3:47:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone told : "There is a corruption tax that is associated with this kind of conduct," External link

newsday-USA Sunday, December 29, 2019 2:30:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “Dr. Pigott has been a phenomenal leader of the county,” External link

newsday-USA Sunday, December 29, 2019 2:30:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "These were individuals engaged in a corrupt conspiracy and willing to destroy careers and lives if it helped their operation," External link

newsday-USA Saturday, December 21, 2019 2:29:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “I am proud to endorse Mike Bloomberg for President because our country needs to get back in the business of getting things done. As the mayor of the largest city in the country, Mike earned a reputation as a problem solver who took on the tough fights — and won,” External link

nypost Tuesday, December 17, 2019 3:02:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said ( about Mike Bloomberg ) : “I am proud to endorse Mike Bloomberg for president because our country needs to get back in the business of getting things done,” External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, December 17, 2019 2:10:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone told : “The Dems have to put up someone who can attract voters from both sides of the aisle,” External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, December 17, 2019 1:01:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “I’ve seen him a bunch over the years,” External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, December 17, 2019 1:01:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said ( about Donald Trump ) : “I reached out to them and made the case why it was important to keep Suffolk County in Democratic hands,” “I was at the 2016 Democratic convention and watched him up on the stage call Trump a con man” External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, December 17, 2019 1:01:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "The only thing that allows hatred to consume us is when people of good faith refuse to stand up and call it out for what it is," External link

newsday-USA Friday, December 13, 2019 1:23:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "He is no stranger to challenges; he is no stranger to overcoming adversity," External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, December 11, 2019 4:32:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “The only thing that allows hatred to consume us is when people of good faith refuse to stand up and call it out for what it is,” External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, December 10, 2019 2:09:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “It’s been a long time coming to get us to this milestone, too long,” “But by the perseverance of so many people in this room and those who came before us, we are, with what we do today, making it easier to live on Long Island and hopefully creating a model ... that will demonstrate clearly the value of inclusive and affordable housing to everyone in the community” External link

newsday-USA Thursday, December 5, 2019 5:07:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “It is important that we move forward because the status quo is unacceptable,” External link

newsday-USA Thursday, December 5, 2019 2:04:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "With what we do today we're making it easier to live on Long Island," External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, December 4, 2019 10:02:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “It is important that we move forward because the status quo is unacceptable,” External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, December 4, 2019 1:12:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone wrote : “We cannot lose sight of the continuing challenges we face in improving the county’s fiscal condition,” External link

newsday-USA Friday, November 22, 2019 4:27:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “This is the beginning for us of this conversation because this is an issue we must address over the long term,” External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, November 19, 2019 10:55:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “the knowledge and tools to protect themselves,” External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, November 19, 2019 10:55:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “But, I can tell you this,” External link

newsday-USA Thursday, November 7, 2019 1:50:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “By any objective measure, it’s impossible to conclude we’ve done anything other than improved,” External link

newsday-USA Friday, November 1, 2019 4:06:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “what honor, patriotism, duty, sacrifice is,” “That legacy lives on as long as this nation endures” External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, October 30, 2019 2:58:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “While most of us are sleeping at night, they are out there putting their lives on the line, taking risks in order to protect our community and to help save lives,” External link

newsday-USA Friday, October 25, 2019 4:20:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “As we continue to turn the corner on the opioid epidemic, with the lowest number of fatal overdoses in years, it is critical that we not slow down,” “Today, we are stepping up our efforts to end this epidemic once and for all” External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, October 23, 2019 2:10:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "They're really charting s great course here for this historic village, this critical village in Suffolk County," External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:13:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “This is one of the most important issues we face,” “Our best play as a region is to build out those downtowns” External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, October 22, 2019 5:18:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "It's because of individuals like Frank that we have the country we have today and that the world is as safe as it is today," "And the reason there is as much freedom as there is today is because of American veterans like Frank Agoglia" External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, October 15, 2019 2:34:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said ( about Steve Bellone ) : “historic low levels". But Bellone said killings stemming from domestic situations are tougher for police to prevent, pointing to the Medford mother accused of killing her twin daughters in June. "Those are the least able to be impacted by direct police work when you have domestic incidents like that,” External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, October 15, 2019 1:49:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "What is clear is that the Suffolk County Police Department is continuing to take a very aggressive approach when it comes to combating crime and going after criminals," "Drug warrants are up, seizures are up. We’re taking more guns and drugs off the street from criminals and we’re seeing that reflected in crime stats" External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, October 15, 2019 1:49:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "What is clear is that the Suffolk County Police Department is continuing to take a very aggressive approach when it comes to combating crime and going after criminals," "Drug warrants are up, seizures are up. We’re taking more guns and drugs off the street from criminals" External link

newsday-USA Monday, October 14, 2019 11:27:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “The county is optimistic that the IRS will confirm that grants should not be considered as taxable income to homeowners,” External link

newsday-USA Sunday, September 29, 2019 1:18:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “Our downtowns are a key piece of our economic plan, and we need to deliver things that those young people are looking for, and part of that is they want greater mobility,” “They want to be able to move around and do things without being in a car. This is part of a larger effort, and it really represents the future for suburbia” External link

newsday-USA Monday, September 23, 2019 6:11:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “This I can guarantee you: We are always trying to do the right thing for the people of Suffolk County,” External link

newsday-USA Monday, September 16, 2019 4:01:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “It is ready to change the landscape of mobility in Suffolk County,” External link

newsday-USA Monday, September 16, 2019 12:18:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “I’ve been in public life every year since 9/11,” External link

newsday-USA Friday, September 6, 2019 12:13:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “He was one of the best people I’ve ever known,” External link

newsday-USA Friday, September 6, 2019 12:13:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “We know lives are at stake here and we’ll do everything we can to keep our roads safe,” External link

newsday-USA Thursday, September 5, 2019 12:03:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "I think this is going to be a big positive step forward for this district," External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, September 4, 2019 2:15:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “I think you had so many people step forward because everybody understands the importance that high school sports can have on a kid’s life,” External link

newsday-USA Saturday, August 31, 2019 5:21:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “I think you had so many people step forward because everybody understands the importance that high school sports can have on a kid’s life,” External link

newsday-USA Friday, August 30, 2019 11:57:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “There is no place that we are more concerned about them where our kids are, in our school,” External link

newsday-USA Friday, August 30, 2019 9:42:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We agree with the research, evidence and national safety experts that cite red light cameras as an effective tool that enhances public safety and saves lives," External link

newsday-USA Friday, August 30, 2019 1:19:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “There was never a time in Chris Raguso’s life when he didn’t answer the call to service,” External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, August 28, 2019 1:15:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “You read about the hell they fought through and it’s hard to imagine,” External link

newsday-USA Sunday, August 25, 2019 2:53:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We want to encourage people like Lee Ann, who want to achieve that dream of homeownership," "We know that down payments are often that significant hurdle that people can't get over to achieve homeownership. This program is designed to provide that little bit of subsidy and assistance that gets you over the hump" External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, August 20, 2019 12:55:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “A key red flag is ‘immediately’ ... you should stop right there,” External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:38:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "This is about taking the time to recognize and to highlight the work done by law enforcement and by police officers and by first responders every day that goes largely unseen," External link

newsday-USA Saturday, August 10, 2019 1:17:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "It's important for these officers to understand that we appreciate the work that they do because they are taking risks and making sacrifices to make sure that we all remain safe," External link

newsday-USA Saturday, August 10, 2019 1:17:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We have to prepare for every situation and every scenario and that's exactly what we're doing," "Our obligation is to make sure we're doing everything we can to keep our residents safe should God forbid one of these active shooter scenarios happen here" External link

newsday-USA Friday, August 9, 2019 2:40:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "He has had a front-row seat to the important work we’ve been doing in the county, and so I am fortunate to have him take on this new role on his own time in order to bring our story of reform and accountability to the voters this fall," External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, August 6, 2019 1:08:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “The fight to reverse decades of nitrogen pollution from outdated cesspools and septic systems has created a unity … among scientists, business leaders, environmentalists and organized labor,” External link

newsday-USA Thursday, August 1, 2019 2:35:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “An attack on any police officer is an attack on all police officers,” External link

newsday-USA Sunday, July 28, 2019 9:54:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "Today is really about honoring a great man, a great father who loved his four daughters," External link

newsday-USA Sunday, July 28, 2019 12:09:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "We have an extraordinary place here, but for far too long this hasn't been a place … that was easily accessible for people with different physical disabilities," "This is about opening the opportunity and accessibility to all the people in our county" External link

newsday-USA Saturday, July 27, 2019 2:25:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "For people who have thought it was no longer possible for them to play the game that they love, we want them to come out and try this," "And they can find out that they can get out there and enjoy a round" External link

newsday-USA Saturday, July 27, 2019 2:25:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “This shared services initiative is another example of how local governments can leverage their resources to address a regional public health issue,” External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, July 10, 2019 12:50:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “He didn’t stop fighting until the very end,” “He is a vivid example of courage and honor” External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, July 3, 2019 12:52:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “We in no way, shape or form want to confuse taxpayers,” External link

newsday-USA Sunday, June 30, 2019 1:47:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "Yesterday was something you cannot be prepared for and a scene that you cannot imagine," "I think I speak on behalf of parents all across the county: what happened yesterday was incomprehensible to us. As the father of three young kids it's unimaginable and beyond tragic" External link

newsday-USA Friday, June 28, 2019 9:11:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “They have installed effectively the gold standard here for clean water technology,” External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, June 25, 2019 10:17:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "This connection will provide law enforcement the enhanced capabilities needed to respond more quickly," "We now have the tools in place to reduce response time" External link

newsday-USA Saturday, June 22, 2019 12:55:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “Hello, Suffolk County, can I help you?” External link

newsday-USA Tuesday, May 28, 2019 11:47:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "It is so important that we pass on the lessons of what you have done to our kids and to future generations," External link

newsday-USA Monday, May 27, 2019 4:38:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "It is so important that we pass on the lessons of what you have done to our kids and to future generations," External link

newsday-USA Saturday, May 25, 2019 2:26:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "Coaches are in a unique position to identify the kinds of behavioral changes that would indicate any kind of substance abuse or addiction," "And that is critically important — giving us the ability to arm those coaches who are on the front lines is a major step forward in the ability to fight addiction" External link

newsday-USA Wednesday, May 22, 2019 2:28:00 AM EAT

Steve Bellone said : “We always think of the Red Cross at times of tragedy for families and how they respond and help,” “But this is really about the Red Cross preventing those tragedies from ever happening in the first place” External link

newsday-USA Sunday, May 12, 2019 2:13:00 PM EAT

Steve Bellone said : "Investing in affordable housing projects, especially on our East End, is critical to ensuring more of our hardworking residents have access to a home in one of these vibrant communities," "These two developments, once complete, will help our East End continue to thrive" External link

patch Wednesday, May 8, 2019 8:50:00 PM EAT



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