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

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 

Ticks and Tick Borne Diseases of Suffolk County Publication

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

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

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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 for the sale of County-owned real estate pursuant to Section 72-h of the General Municipal Law - Town of Southampton - (SCTM No. 0900-123.00-02.00-017.002).  (IR 1750-14)

-- Sponsored legislation re-establishing the “Safe Pets and Families Program” to provide temporary shelter for pets of domestic violence victims in Suffolk County.  (IR 1655-14)

-- Sponsored legislation a Local Law to Provide Truthful Advertising at Gasoline Stations..  (IR 1637-14)


Tour Cedar Island Lighthouse On June 25th, Legislator Schneiderman and Michael Leahy, Chairman, Cedar Island Lighthouse Restoration and President, Long Island Chapter, U.S. Lighthouse Society toured the Cedar Island Lighthouse. The Suffolk County Legislature unanimously approved legislation authorizing a license agreement between the Cedar Island Lighthouse and the Suffolk County Parks Department at its June 17 general meeting in Riverhead. The Cedar Island Lighthouse, located in Cedar Island County Park in East Hampton, has been deteriorating and has been inaccessible to the public for roughly 40 years. This legislation, sponsored by Legislator Jay Schneiderman (I-Montauk), directs the Suffolk County Parks Department to extend the existing license agreement with Lighthouse Inc. through December 31, 2029. Lighthouse Inc., a non-profit organization who oversees the lighthouse, will maintain and assist the preservation of Cedar Island Lighthouse. Michael Leahy, President of Lighthouse Inc., needed this agreement with the county to enhance the non-profit’s ability to raise funds and assist in the restoration of the Cedar Island Lighthouse.


The contest deadline is September 1st.

In announcing his new 'Reclaim our Water' initiative, County Executive Steve Bellone noted that "The alarming increase of nitrogen pollution from septic systems and cesspools in Suffolk County’s surface and ground waters is leading toward an ecological collapse. Nitrogen pollution adversely affects our coastal resiliency, our environment, our economy, our land values, our tourism industry and our recreational use of our waters. We must take immediate and decisive action to remediate the decades of nitrogen pollution."

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