Officials Say Bellone’s Fiscal Mismanagement Has Led to Closures of Suffolk’s Beaches

Who: John M. Kennedy, Candidate, Suffolk County Executive
Ed Romaine, Supervisor, Town of Brookhaven
Neil Foley, Councilman, Town of Brookhaven

What: John M. Kennedy, Candidate, Suffolk County Executive, will be joined by Ed Romaine, Supervisor, Town of Brookhaven, and Neil Foley, Councilman, Town of Brookhaven, to explain how the fiscal crisis at the hands of current County Executive Steve Bellone has resulted in the widespread shuttering of local beaches in Suffolk County.

Mr. Kennedy says that Mr. Bellone raided tens of millions of dollars from the Clean Water Fund to plug budget deficits, while the money should have gone to mitigate the runoff that leads to high bacteria levels. As a result, beaches are being closed down — right in the middle of tourist season — vendors are unable to make money and the county is also losing revenue. Suffolk residents pay some of the highest taxes in the nation and yet the Bellone administration cannot even deliver the most basic of government services, like keeping our beaches open so our residents can enjoy them.

When: Thursday, August 1
11:00 a.m.

Where: Corey Beach
1 Corey Avenue
Blue Point, NY

Directions: LIE to Exit 62 (Nicolls Rd./CR 97). Take Nicolls Rd. south to Blue Point until the end. Make a left onto Montauk Hwy. (CR 85). After 0.3 mile, make a right onto Blue Point Ave. After 0.4 mile, turn left onto Madison Ave. Go 0.3 mile and make a right onto Corey Ave. Make another left. Beach will be on the left-hand side.

Photo Ops: Mr. Kennedy speaking about the beach closures along with Mr. Romaine and Mr. Foley. Mr. Kennedy answering questions from members of the media.