It is my honor to serve as Legislator for the Second Legislative District of Suffolk County. Our district is unlike any other. Extending from Montauk to East Moriches, we are the largest geographically and have the highest cost of living. This places a difficult burden on our many seniors and working families. With each passing year, changes threaten our cherished small town way of life and our fragile environment.


Both as East Hampton Town Supervisor, and as your representative in Suffolk County government, I have worked hard to find responsible solutions to our area’s many challenges. In that effort, I have sponsored numerous initiatives aimed at:

  • Improving our health
  • Protecting our environment
  • Safeguarding our children
  • Relieving traffic congestion
  • Cutting taxes
As always, my staff and I are here to assist you in answering any questions about county government, its programs, and anything else that may be important to a constituent. Please feel free to stop by my office on Washington Street in Sag Harbor or call me anytime at (631) 852-8400.



Suffolk County Department of Health Services has officially started the Patient Advocate Unit.  This Unit will assist Suffolk County residents with accessing services to address their health care needs, including but not limited to skilled nursing care, nursing home care, public health nursing care, ambulatory care, long term care, mental health care, and custodial care.

Suffolk County
Department of Health Services
Patient Advocate Unit
Now serving Suffolk County residents who have questions regarding long-term care services and/or need assistance in accessing health-care- related resources available in Suffolk County.

Contact: 631-854-0337 or
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

The Kraus Family Health Center at Southampton will transfer ownership from the Suffolk County Department of Health Services to Hudson River Healthcare, Inc. (HRHCare).  The proposed date of transfer is March 15, 2014.  The new health center will be located at 330 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, New York-just down the street from the current Southampton health Center. 

Letter from Commissioner James Tomarken, MD, MPH, MBA, MSW

HRHCare Face Sheet

Beginning Sunday, January 5, 2014

Year Round Sunday Bus on 10 Suffolk Transit (SCT) Bus Routes:

S1, S33, S40, S41, S58, S66, S92, 3D, 10C

Click below to view the bus schedule for the S92 and 10C

For additional information you can visit the website at or call Suffolk County Transit at 631-852-5200 between the hours of 8:00a.m.-4:30p.m., Monday through Friday or write to:  Suffolk County Transit, 335 Yaphank Avenue, Yaphank, N.Y. 11980-9744.

s92 7 day Bus Service

10c 7 day Bus Service 

Where do you take a Boating Safety Course: Go to the web site, Click on the boat safety education tab on the left. Then in the middle, click on the zip code course finder and enter the zip code where you live. The courses then show up that are in your area.

Ticks and Tick Borne Diseases of Suffolk County Publication

Click Here For Some Helpful Information

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
A Reference Manual for Health Care Providers, First Edition, 2013

Click Here For Some Helpful Information

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Click Here For More Information


Mobile devices: Text "OUT" to PSEGLI (773454). You'll receive ongoing updates as the status of your outage changes. If you're not registered, text REG to PSEGLI (773454) or visit My Account - CLICK HERE


Updates about outages and power restoration are available online - CLICK HERE

PSEG Long Island's Twitter page is regularly updated to keep the public informed about restoration progress - CLICK HERE

-- Sponsored legislation authorizing reduction of bus fares on two routes to achieve fare uniformity.  (IR 1310-14)

-- Sponsored a Local Law to require consumer notification for disparate gasoline pricing. (IR 1314-14)

-- Sponsored legislation Imposing moratorium on the sale of the former Foley Facility.  (IR 1282-14)

-- Co-sponsored legislation reappointing Richard F. White, Jr., as a member of the Suffolk County Board of Trustees of Parks, Recreation and Conservation.  (Res. 212-14)

-- Sponsored legislation amending resolution No. 1013-1999 to clarify License Agreement with Wildlife Rescue Center. (Res. 184-14)


Military Fee Reductions at County Golf Courses Made Permanent County Executive Steve Bellone was joined by Legislator Jay Schneiderman, Legislator Thomas Cilmi, Suffolk officials and a dozen Suffolk County veterans to announce the opening of the 2014 golf season and new fee reductions for veterans and active military personnel. The new legislation, sponsored by Deputy Presiding Officer Schneiderman, (I-Montauk) expands a pilot program that make the veteran fee reductions at county golf courses permanent. Suffolk has four county-owned golf courses, each with distinct characteristics ranging from panoramic shoreline vistas to tree-lined, undulating fairways. The four courses are Indian Island Golf Course in Riverhead, Bergen Point Golf Course in Babylon, West Sayville Golf Course, and Timber Point Golf Course in Great River.


 First Drive

Open the 2014 Golf Season with Suffolk County Veterans


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Seal Walks Come to Cupsogue

The Coastal Research & Education Society of Long Island (CRESLI) seal walks at Cupsogue Beach County Park (at the western end of Dune Road in Westhampton Beach) will depart from area near the fence at the western end of the parking lot.   The CRESLI will host a number of seal watching walks to help county residents get better acquainted with nature.  Meeting times are 15 minutes prior to departure.  These walks are suitable for children.  The CRESLI will lead an approximately two-hour, one-mile walk to observe a variety of species. “Parents and teachers will be interested to know the walks are suitable for children,” added Schneiderman, a former science teacher.

Historically, Long Island’s seal species have included harbor and gray seals, which are relatively abundant in nearby waters from late fall until late spring. However, “arctic” species such as harp, hooded, and ringed seals that were once extremely rare for Long Island, have been increasingly sighted in recent years.

WHAT: Seal Walks at Cupsogue Beach County Park
Saturday, April 19 @ 3:00 pm
Saturday, April 26 @ 11:00 am
Sunday, April 27 @ 11:30 am
WHERE:  Cupsogue parking lot, western end, Dune Road, Westhampton Beach

For more information, or to reserve a spot, please call the Coastal Research & Education Society of Long Island at (631) 244-3352.  Reservations are required and should be made by clicking here.  Cost = Suggested donation of $5/adult, $3/child (under 12) will help support CRESLI’s research programs.  Please note that weather will play a significant role in determining the seal walk schedule