Campaign: Orelli, Sorrentino Battle Heats Up; Legislative Fundraisers

The fight for the Huntington highway superintendent’s job is getting nastier. Republican Andre Sorrentino accused Highway Superintendent Kevin Orelli of spending department funds on pay raises for campaign supporters. But Democrat Orelli fired back. “Our current Huntington Highway Superintendent complains that he does not have Read More …

Bellone Boosts EMS Protection Act

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and State Sen. John Brooks were joined by fire, rescue and emergency services professionals Thursday to  support the EMS Protection Act. Volunteer EMS organizations in the state can’t recover costs for services and are forced to recoup their expenses from Read More …

Free Mobile Vet Clinic to Service Veterans and Their Dogs

Suffolk County Legislator Susan A. Berland is teaming up with Paws of War to host a free mobile veterinary clinic in the parking lot behind her office for veterans and their pets. As part of their Vets2Vets program, the clinic will be free of charge Read More …

County Legislators to Get Notice of Legal Claim Settlement Discussions

The Suffolk County Legislature recently adopted a resolution requiring the Ways and Means Committee to let all county legislators know when any county legal claim settlements costing more than $750,000 will be discussed in executive session prior to their being approved. Legislator Susan A. Berland Read More …

Veterans Court Director Speaks at Legislative Committee

Suffolk County Legislator Susan A. Berland chairwoman of the Legislature’s Veterans Committee,  recently welcomed Edward Gialella, project director of the Suffolk County Veterans Court, to present before the Veterans Committee. The Suffolk County Veterans Court is a specialized part of the Suffolk County District and Read More …

Berland Joins Ceremony on Korean War’s Start

Legislator Susan A. Berland (D-Dix Hills), chairwoman of the Legislature’s Veterans Committee attended a ceremony hosted by the Korean War Veterans Central Long Island Chapter and the Suffolk County Veterans Service Agency, honoring the 68th anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War. In attendance was Read More …

Berland Recognizes 2 Educators

Legislator Susan A. Berland, D-Dix Hills, presented proclamations last week to two  Half Hollow Hills faculty who are leaving the district. Josephina Watt is a world language teacher of Spanish who is retiring after 13 years of teaching in the district and Patrick Rendon, an Read More …

Pronto Gala Celebrates Achievements

Legislators Susan A. Berland (D-Dix Hills), Monica R. Martinez and Thomas Cilmi recently attended the Pronto of Long Island 49th Annual People Helping People Gala and presented proclamations to the honorees. “It was my pleasure to recognize these honorees for all they do to help Read More …

Melville Firefighter Honored

Suffolk County Legislators Susan A. Berland (D-Huntington, Babylon and Islip) and Tom Donnelly (D-Huntington Station)  recently presented a proclamation to Melville Assistant Fire Chief Jason Bernfeld for saving the life of a man after a car accident on the Northern State Parkway. Bernfeld was on Read More …

Officials Recognize Little League, Softball Teams

Legislator Susan A. Berland (D-Huntington, Babylon, and Islip) and fellow elected officials attended the opening day parade and ceremony for the Larkfield/Northport Little League and presentation of awards to their U-12 and U-10 Girls Softball teams for winning at Williamsport. Image 1:  From  left  to Read More …

Legislators Present Teams With Proclamations

Suffolk County Legislator Susan A. Berland (D-Huntington, Babylon, and Islip) and Legislator Tom Donnelly (D-Huntington Station) presented members of the Half Hollow Hills High School East and West sports teams with proclamations. Members of the high school East Basketball team were honored for being the Read More …