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Posted on: January 27, 2023

Legislator Bontempi and Supervisor Smyth Help Prepare Seniors for Emergencies

Legislator Bontempi gives introductory remarks at the emergency preparedness event.

Huntington, NY – On January 25th Legislator Stephanie Bontempi (R-18th LD) and Town Supervisor Edmund Smyth held an emergency preparedness program at the renowned Huntington Senior Center.  The interactive program was delivered by Kenne...

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Posted on: December 27, 2022

Legislator Bontempi Sings Praise For Local Musician

Legislator Bontempi presents a proclamation to Kaitlyn Ruiter during orchestra practice.

Northport, NY – On December 19th, Legislator Stephanie Bontempi (R-18th LD) visited Northport High School to present a proclamation to senior Kaitlyn Ruiter during orchestra practice.  Not too long ago, Ruiter contributed to an album pu...

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Posted on: December 22, 2022

Historic Land Preservation Vote Paves Way for Purchase of Substantial Open Space

Legislator Stephanie Bontempi at the December 20, 2022 general meeting.

HAUPPAUGE, NY—Suffolk County Presiding Officer Kevin McCaffrey (R-14th LD) today announced the legislature’s approval of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the State of New York, the Town of Huntington and the Open Space Institut...

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Posted on: December 8, 2022

Legislator Bontempi Celebrates Work of Young Scientists

Legislator Bontempi (third from right) with the honorees and their Superintendent.

Hauppauge, NY: At the December 6th general meeting, Legislator Stephanie Bontempi (R-18th L.D.) recognized four young scientists from the Cold Spring Harbor Central School District for their work on mosquito DNA sequencing.  The DNA information c...

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Posted on: November 23, 2022

Legislator Bontempi Builds Support for Historic Land Acquisition

Legislator Bontempi and colleagues viewing the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception land.

Lloyd Harbor, NY: On November 21st, Legislator Stephanie Bontempi (R-18th LD) joined with members of the Environment, Parks & Agriculture Committee (EPA) – Legislator Robert Trotta (R-13th LD), Legislator Kara Hahn (D-5th LD), Legislator Jas...

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Posted on: November 7, 2022

Legislator Bontempi Kicks Off Operation Green Light, Local Businesses Engaged

Legislator Bontempi with Town Supervisor Smyth, Legislator Caracappa and members of the community.

Huntington, NY: On November 4th, Legislator Stephanie Bontempi (R-18th L.D.) joined with her colleague, Legislator Nicholas Caracappa (R-4th L.D.), Huntington Town Supervisor Ed Smyth and various members of the community to kickoff Operation Green Light a...

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Posted on: October 27, 2022

Legislator Bontempi Encourages Display of Green Lights for Veterans

Veteran Dominick Cutalo (right) with Kathleen Ryan earlier this year at the Elwood-Commack VFW.

Hauppauge, NY: At the October 11th general meeting, Legislator Stephanie Bontempi (R-18th L.D.) and her colleagues unanimously passed a resolution – co-sponsored by Legislator Nicholas Caracappa (R-4th L.D.) and others – launching &...

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Posted on: October 13, 2022

Legislator Bontempi and Colleagues Vote Unanimously for ShotSpotters

Legislator Bontempi, legislative colleagues, government officials and members of the community gathe

Hauppauge, NY: At the October 11th general meeting of the Suffolk County Legislature, Legislator Stephanie Bontempi (R-18th L.D.) and her colleagues voted unanimously in favor of funding for the installation of ShotSpotters in key areas throughout Suffolk...

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Posted on: September 23, 2022

Legislator Bontempi Applauds Work of Historic Farm, Seeks Funding for Improvements

Legislator Bontempi feeds one of the farm's friendly animals

Northport, NY: As an avid fan of history and lover of our animal friends, Suffolk County Legislator Stephanie Bontempi (R-18th LD) recently visited the Lewis Oliver Farm in Northport for a tour. Guided by some enthusiastic farm volunteers, Bontempi got to...

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Posted on: September 30, 2022

Legislator Bontempi Continues to Deliver Services Despite County Cyber Incident

Legislator Stephanie Bontempi at work in her district office in Huntington

Huntington, NY: It has been approximately three weeks since Suffolk County was victimized by a cyber-attack which resulted in the shutdown of most of its computer-based systems. Despite this reality, Legislator Stephanie Bontempi (R-18th LD) has continued...

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Posted on: September 19, 2022

Legislator Bontempi Recognizes a Pillar of the Community

Legislator Bontempi presents a proclamation to Reverend Gaines-Gambino

Hauppauge, NY: At the September 7th general meeting, Legislator Stephanie Bontempi (R-18th L.D.) honored Reverend Kimberly Gaines-Gambino, the president and pastor of the Helping Hands Rescue Mission (Helping Hands). This notably dynamic organization is l...

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Posted on: September 6, 2022

Legislator Bontempi Tours Essential County Facility, Considers Recommendations

Doctor Sidney B. Weinberg Center for Forensic Sciences

Hauppauge, NY – Recently, Suffolk County Legislator Stephanie Bontempi (R-L.D. 18) toured the Doctor Sidney B. Weinberg Center for Forensic Sciences, which houses the Suffolk County medical examiner’s office, the crime laboratory and o...

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Posted on: August 17, 2022

2022 Coral Park Basketball Tournament – A Great Success

Group photo of the athletes and event organizers with Legislator Bontempi at Coral Park.

Huntington, N.Y. – On August 14th, the tradition of the Coral Park Basketball Tournament continued in full force.  The athletes and organizers were certainly excited for a day on the court, and the beautiful weather multiplied the enjoy...

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Posted on: August 12, 2022

Legislator Stephanie Bontempi’s Commitment to Education Endures

Legislator Bontempi engages students in a discussion during her first visit as a guest reader.

Huntington Station, N.Y. – For the second time in two weeks, Legislator Stephanie Bontempi (R-18th L.D.) temporarily assumed her former role as an elementary school teacher while she served as a guest reader at the Tri-CYA in Huntington Station....

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Legislator Bontempi Facilitates a Lesson in Civics: “Your Roads, Your Input”

Legislator Bontempi speaking at her "Your Roads, Your Input" program at Harborfields Library.

Greenlawn, N.Y. – On July 28th, Legislator Stephanie Bontempi (R-18th L.D.) presented an innovative lesson in civics at the Harborfields Public Library, entitled “Your Roads, Your Input.”  The purpose of the program ...

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Posted on: July 27, 2022

Legislator Bontempi Promotes Importance of Practical Experience as First Intern Completes Program

Legislator Stephanie Bontempi (left) with Nathan Blank at the July 26th general meeting.

Hauppauge, N.Y. – For the past few months, Legislator Stephanie Bontempi (R-18th L.D.) and her staff had the pleasure of mentoring their very first intern, Nathan Blank, at the district office in Huntington.  In addition to his position...

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Posted on: July 13, 2022

Legislator Bontempi’s Sponsored Resolution Signed by County Executive

Legislator Bontempi with her colleagues and the County Executive at a resolution signing ceremony.

Hauppauge, N.Y. – On July 12th, Legislator Stephanie Bontempi (R-18th L.D.) joined with her colleagues in government to participate in a special resolution signing ceremony for her term limit legislation at the H. Lee Dennison Building.  This eve...

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Posted on: July 11, 2022

Legislator Bontempi Honors Local Healthcare Hero

Legislator Bontempi (left) at her district office with Healthcare Hero, Dr. Jack Geffken.

Huntington, N.Y. – On July 8th, at her district office, Legislator Stephanie Bontempi (R-18th L.D.) personally thanked her 2022 Healthcare Hero, Dr. Jack Geffken.  Geffken, a resident of Centerport, was chosen due to his impressive comm...

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Posted on: July 6, 2022

Legislator Bontempi Leads the Way to Massive Open Space Preservation

Amphitheater on the land currently owned by the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception.

Hauppauge, N.Y. – At the June 7th general meeting of the Suffolk County Legislature, Legislator Stephanie Bontempi (R-18th L.D.) succeeded in getting her introductory resolution (1147-2022) passed to begin the multi-step process of acquiring a b...

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Posted on: June 24, 2022

Legislator Bontempi Helps Vietnam Veteran and Pen Pal Share Their Story

Legislator Bontempi (center) with Kathleen Ryan (left) and Dominick Cutalo (right) at event.

Huntington, N.Y. – In 1971, Kathleen Ryan was a fourth grade student in Mrs. Luciano’s class at St. Patrick’s School in Huntington when she and her classmates were given a very special writing assignment.  Essentiall...

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Posted on: June 17, 2022

Legislators Bontempi, Esteban and Trotta Host Identity Theft Prevention Seminar

Legislator Bontempi and Legislator Trotta at Identity Theft Prevention Seminar.

East Northport, N.Y. – On June 15th, Legislator Stephanie Bontempi (R-18th L.D.) joined with her colleagues, Legislator Manuel Esteban (R-16th L.D.) and Legislator Rob Trotta (R-13th L.D.), at the East Northport Public Library to host an Identit...

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Posted on: June 14, 2022

Legislator Bontempi and Suffolk County Police Hold “Operation Medicine Cabinet” Event

Legislator Bontempi with Suffolk County police officers at Operation Medicine Cabinet.

Greenlawn, N.Y. – On June 10th, Legislator Stephanie Bontempi (R-18th L.D.) joined with officers of the Suffolk County Police Department (2nd Precinct) to host an “Operation Medicine Cabinet” event at Paumanack Village in Gre...

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Posted on: June 13, 2022

Legislator Bontempi Honors Local Veteran for Women Veterans Appreciation Day

Women Veterans Appreciation Day - Online Ceremony

Huntington, N.Y. – On June 10, Suffolk County Legislator Stephanie Bontempi (R-18th L.D.) honored Huntington resident, Deborah Misir, a Marine Corps veteran, as part of the Suffolk County Legislature’s Women Veterans Appreciation Day c...

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Posted on: June 3, 2022

Legislator Bontempi Welcomes Summer Intern

Legislator Bontempi (center) with Nathan Blank (right) at the Legislature with Legislator Mazzarella

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. – During a recent committee meeting day, Legislator Stephanie Bontempi (R-18th LD) had an opportunity to interact with her new district office summer intern, Nathan Blank. Blank is a resident of Huntington Station and a student a...

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Posted on: May 25, 2022

Long-Awaited Restoration Work Commences at Coindre Hall

Photo of the road leading to Coindre Hall's boathouse.

Huntington, N.Y. – Suffolk County Legislator Stephanie Bontempi (R-18th L.D.) today announced that restoration has begun at the historic Coindre Hall. 

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Legislator Bontempi Recognizes Advocacy Work of Maggie’s Mission

Legislator Bontempi (right) with Donna Schmidt (of Maggie's Mission) at the May 17 general meetin

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. – At the May 17th general meeting, Legislator Stephanie Bontempi (Centerport), formally recognized Donna Schmidt of Maggie’s Mission with the presentation of an official proclamation.  Prior t...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Legislator Bontempi Introduces Measure Strengthening Suffolk Term Limit Law

Legislator Bontempi (at the podium) speaking at a press conference on the term limit law.

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. – Legislator Stephanie Bontempi (R-18th LD) today announced new legislation that amends Suffolk County's term limit law.  Current law limits terms to 12 consecutive years in office, which a court has ruled leave...

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

Legislator Bontempi Attends ABATE’s Annual Motorcycle Safety Event

Legislator Stephanie Bontempi (second from right) at ABATE's event.

Hauppauge: On May 1st, Legislator Stephanie Bontempi (Centerport) joined with her colleagues in government, along with various members of the motorcycle riding community at Long Island ABATE’s 13th Annual Motorcycle Awareness Run and Bike Blessi...

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

Legislator Bontempi Calls on Residents to Consider Becoming Organ Donors

Legislator Bontempi (at the podium) speaking at an organ donation press conference.

Hauppauge: At a press conference held on April 21st, in recognition of National Donate Life Month and in anticipation of Blue and Green Day, Legislator Stephanie Bontempi (Centerport) met with colleagues, organ donors, recipients and advocates to encourag...

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Posted on: April 18, 2022

Legislator Bontempi Secures Key Funding for Vanderbilt Mansion, Museum and Planetarium

Exterior photograph of the Vanderbilt Planetarium

Hauppauge: At the April 12th general meeting of the Suffolk County Legislature, Legislator Stephanie Bontempi (Centerport) sponsored legislation that secured much-needed funding for critical repairs and improvements at the historic Vanderbilt Mansion, Mus...

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Posted on: April 14, 2022

Legislator Bontempi Honors Founder of the Bald Eagles of Centerport Group

Legislator Bontempi with Robert Schwartz and his wife, Liz Schwartz, at the Legislature.

Hauppauge: At the April 12th general meeting of the Suffolk County Legislature, Legislator Stephanie Bontempi (Centerport) formally recognized Robert Schwartz, founder of the Bald Eagles of Centerport Facebook group.  In addition to Bontempi shar...

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Posted on: April 5, 2022

Legislator Bontempi Aims to Increase Awareness of Suffolk Community College’s Automotive Programs

Legislator Bontempi (right) speaking with Suffolk County Community College President, Dr. Bonahue.

Selden: Suffolk County Legislator Stephanie Bontempi (Centerport) recently visited the Ammerman Campus of Suffolk County Community College (SCCC) to tour the facilities of its renowned automotive programs.  The tour, led by Assistant Dean David M...

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Posted on: March 25, 2022

Legislator Bontempi Calls on Governor to Halt Banning of Natural Gas and Mixed Use Fuel

Legislator Bontempi with colleagues from multiple levels of government and trade union members.

Smithtown: On Friday, March 25th, Legislator Stephanie Bontempi (Centerport) joined with a wide variety of elected officials from the town, county and state levels to call on the governor to prevent a ban on fuel connections in new construction.  ...

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Posted on: March 28, 2022

Legislator Bontempi Applauds Success Of Collaborative Drive for Ukraine Relief

Legislator Bontempi (6th from left) along with government colleagues and partners in relief effort.

Islandia: Suffolk County Legislator Stephanie Bontempi (Centerport) joined with her colleagues in government, Northwell Health employees and various community volunteers on March 22nd, at a press conference at Jake’s 58 Hotel & Casino. &...

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Posted on: March 16, 2022

Legislator Bontempi Marches in the 2022 Huntington St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Legislator Bontempi (second from right) with elected officials and community members.

Huntington: On Sunday, March 13th, Legislator Stephanie Bontempi (Centerport) joined with fellow revelers from near and far at the 2022 Huntington St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  This year, people were thinking about the wonderful smell of hot pretzel...

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

Legislator Bontempi Expresses Thanks to the Residents for Their Generosity

Legislator Stephanie Bontempi (seated) and an aide, Caitlin Curry, examine the donations shortly aft

Huntington: Recently, Suffolk County Legislator Stephanie Bontempi (Centerport) began an effort out of her district office in collaboration with the county executive to collect essential supplies for the people of Ukraine.  Bontempi called for a ...

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Posted on: March 4, 2022

Legislator Bontempi Urges Residents to Donate Essential Items to the People of Ukraine

Legislator Bontempi speaks at a press conference calling for donations for the people of Ukraine.

Huntington: At a press conference held on March 3rd, Legislator Stephanie Bontempi (Centerport) joined with other elected officials, members of the greater Huntington community and various volunteer organizations to bring awareness to the plight of those ...

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Posted on: February 18, 2022

Legislator Bontempi Applauds Successful Effort to Protect Suffolk County Suburbs

Legislator Stephanie Bontempi

Huntington: Soon after New York’s governor laid out a plan to allow a virtually unlimited number of accessory dwelling units throughout the state, Legislator Stephanie Bontempi made her position clear – that it was an encroachment on l...

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Posted on: February 9, 2022

Legislators Bontempi and Trotta Hold Emergency Preparedness Program

Legislators Bontempi and Trotta Hold Emergency Preparedness Program

Northport: Legislators Stephanie Bontempi (Centerport) and Rob Trotta (Fort Salonga) recently held an emergency preparedness program that was open to the community at the Northport Public Library.  The training was led by Ken Kutner of the Suffol...

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Posted on: February 2, 2022

Legislator Bontempi Honors Longtime Community Volunteer

Legislator Bontempi Honors Longtime Community Volunteer Bea Hartigan

Hauppauge: At the February 1st general meeting of the Suffolk County Legislature, Legislator Stephanie Bontempi (Centerport) presented longtime community volunteer, Bea Hartigan, with an official proclamation to honor her service.  The presentati...

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Posted on: January 31, 2022

Limited Supply of Free At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits and KN95 Masks Available

Limited Supply of Free At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits and KN95 Masks Available

Huntington: Legislator Stephanie Bontempi (Centerport) is making sure her constituents are aware of a limited supply of free at-home COVID-19 test kits and KN95 masks.  The tests and masks were provided to Suffolk County by New York State and wer...

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Posted on: January 14, 2022

Legislator Bontempi Participates in Networking Breakfast at SCCC Board of Trustees Retreat

Leg Bontempi Participates in Networking Breakfast at SCCC Board of Trustees Retreat

Brentwood: Legislator Stephanie Bontempi (Centerport) recently attended the Suffolk County Community College (SCCC) Board of Trustees Retreat at the Grant Campus on January 14th.  The event provided a great opportunity for elected officials to me...

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Posted on: January 7, 2022

Stephanie Bontempi Sworn in as Suffolk County Legislator, 18th District and Assigned to Committees

Leg Bontempi Sworn in as SC Legislator 18th District and Assigned to Committees

Hauppauge, NY: On Monday, January 3rd, Stephanie Bontempi (Centerport) was officially sworn in to serve as Legislator for the 18th Legislative District.  Legislator Bontempi is a former private school 5th grade teacher and former member of the To...

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Posted on: January 21, 2022

Legislator Bontempi Tours Huntington Sewage Treatment Plant

Legislator Bontempi Tours Huntington Sewage Treatment Plant

Huntington: Legislator Stephanie Bontempi (Centerport) recently visited the Huntington Sewage Treatment Plant for a tour led by Huntington Environmental Waste Management Director John Clark.  Bontempi’s office coordinated the tour with Huntington...

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