Award for Police Officer; Town Hall Departure

State Assemblyman Steve Stern, D-Dix Hills, has named Suffolk Police Office Claudia Delgado the 2023 Woman of Distinction for the 10th Assembly District.

A woman from each district is given the award, to honor and recognize outstanding local women who have worked to improve their communities and  impact the lives of others.

Delgado serves as a community liaison officer for the Suffolk County Police Department’s Second Precinct. She has created and participated in numerous programs benefitting the community, from Shop With a Cop to food drives, National Night Out, and delivering turkeys to the elderly and disabled.

“What a personal privilege to honor our hometown hero Officer Claudia Delgado from the Second Precinct as the 2023 Woman of Distinction for the 10th Assembly District,” Stern said. “Officer Delgado has served Suffolk County with dedication and compassion for 20 years and is always there to offer assistance to a neighbor in need. She brings great pride to her fellow officers, her loving family and our entire community. It is my privilege to honor her and most importantly to say Thank You!”

Heading Out

Jackson Shrout, who has been working as an aide to Town Councilwoman Joan Cergol, is leaving for private industry. His departure was announced at Tuesday’s Town Board meeting. He will go to work for H2M Architects and Engineers in Melville. Cergol has decided to not run for re-election.

‘Breaking the Stigma’

Three Suffolk County legislators recently sponsored a program focused on youth mental health and addiction.

Legislators Manuel Esteban Sr. , Stephanie Bontempi and Robert Trotta hosted  “Breaking the Stigma” event at the Northport Public Library. The presenters, John Venza, LCSW-R, LMHC and Gordon Gooding, LCSW, discussed how the need to communicate and what signs to look for in someone who may be suffering from addiction or mental illness.

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