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The heartbreaking memories all came flooding back last week for Lisa Tuozzolo of Huntington, the widow of former NYPD Paul Tuozzolo, who was shot and killed in the line of duty in the Bronx in 2016.

When Tuozzolo learned that FDNY paramedic Alison Russo had been stabbed to death in an unprovoked attack in Astoria, Queens, she thought of the first responder's family and how the pain they must be experiencing was all too familiar.

"Your heart breaks again," Tuozzolo, a former West Islip High School assistant principal, said Tuesday during Suffolk County Sheriff Errol Toulon Jr.’s second annual Executive Leadership Conference at Hofstra University. "And for me it breaks every single time because you can't help but think where that family is in the process of what they're going through. … It's really just one of those triggering experiences that brings you right back to the moment where you were." ›› read more

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October 4, 2022

The heartbreaking memories all came flooding back last week for Lisa Tuozzolo of Huntington, the widow of former NYPD Paul Tuozzolo, who was shot and killed in the line of duty in the Bronx in 2016.

When Tuozzolo learned that FDNY paramedic Alison Russo had been stabbed to death in an unprovoked attack in Astoria, Queens, she thought of the first responder's family and how the pain they must be experiencing was all too familiar.

"Your heart breaks again," Tuozzolo, a former West Islip High School assistant principal, said Tuesday during Suffolk County Sheriff Errol Toulon Jr.’s second annual Executive Leadership Conference at Hofstra University. "And for me it breaks every single time because you can't help but think where that family is in the process of what they're going through. … It's really just one of those triggering experiences that brings you right back to the moment where you were."read more ››

July 3, 2022

Gov. Kathy Hochul and Rep. Lee Zeldin wrapped up their party’s nominations for governor last week.
News 12’s Rich Barrabi and guests breakdown the race that will determine the direction the state will go in.read more ››

May 4, 2022

A New York sheriff is looking to make a nationwide impact with his new initiative for keeping pets in the community safe.

On Tuesday, Suffolk County Sheriff Errol Toulon Jr. introduced a new database to help local pet parents quickly locate missing animals.

The Lost Pet Network will enroll pets into a database and provide owners with a printed pet identification card. If an enrolled four-legged friend goes missing, the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office will send an alert with the pet's information to deputy sheriffs and local municipalities. Information about the lost pet will also be shared on social media accounts to aid in the animal's return.

Suffolk County sheriff creates database for missing pets, hopes it will become a national model

"Centralized and organized because right now there is nothing in Suffolk County to really assist pets that are lost," Toulon said during a briefing in the Town of Islip. "Not only would we alert our staff that may be on patrol in certain areas, but also we would post it on social media, we would notify shelters."read more ››

October 25, 2021
Al Krupski

Among the most crucial local issues for the North Fork is protecting water quality, and Albert J. Krupski Jr. knows that well.

Chronically poor drainage on roads during even moderate storms can lead to flooding and an endangered aquifer, and the solutions are expensive and time-consuming improvements to our drainage systems — the kind of work for which Krupski is well-prepared. The 61-year-old Cutchogue Democrat comes from a multigenerational farming family and has the legislative experience at the town and county level to tackle the tough challenges that bedevil Suffolk districts, from mind-boggling traffic to the promotion of affordable housing.

These and other thorny issues need a steady hand as the district becomes even more threatened by climate change and more densely traveled by visitors and newcomers.

Krupski’s opponent, Republican Remy Bell, 66, of Riverhead, is not actively campaigning, according to the Suffolk GOP.

Newsday endorses Krupski.read more ››