Fresh from 27East:
"Mr. Bellone—who held a press conference in the lobby of Southampton Town Hall last spring to announce that he was making the homeless sex offender issue a top priority...."
Once again, the Suffolk County Executive has demonstrated that he is all teeth and no bite, and guess what he's using as an excuse?
"He said the turmoil following Hurricane Sandy primarily drew his attention away from the issue of the sex offender housing program."
And to think they used to chide President Gerald Ford for not being able to walk and chew gum at the same time!
The County Executive and, for that matter, the County Legislature are simply following the model used by the President and Congress when faced with a difficult issue. Don't make a decision, just keep kicking the can down the road.
Dean, you missed the funniest part of the story. He's calling on the Suffolk County Police Department to come up with a plan. Now, maybe I am just a simple country disc jockey, but I thought the Legislature approved a program that would spread homeless convicted sex offenders throughout the county, with no one town having more than one shelter. Then again, the five East End towns combined can't change the outcome of a county wide race, so it becomes very easy to dump on us.
Oh, and by the way, Happy New Year.
Even more offensive is the shameless return of Junior Heaney.