News Roundup | Tom Donnelly for Legislature

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Sep
4
2016

Races for the Suffolk legislature are more than a year away, but the name of Babylon Town board member Tom Donnelly has surfaced as a potential Democratic candidate for term-limited Legis. Louis D’Amaro’s 17th District seat.

“Tom and I have talked,” said Richard Schaffer, Suffolk Democratic Party chairman and Babylon Town supervisor. “And he says he will make a final decision after Election...read more »

Apr
14
2016

It was the first time the Suffolk County Democrats ever hosted a presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton helped raise $510,000 for the party, said Suffolk County Democratic Chairman Rich Schaffer at press time.

Clinton also attracted 850 supporters to the tightly secured Villa Lombardi’s catering venue in Holbrook.

Clinton swung through back-to-back appearances on Monday, including a roundtable...read more »

Mar
18
2015

Members of the Babylon Town Board are to mail an American flag to a California university where the student council voted last week to ban its display in its lobby, along with any other national flags.

"In my time serving the country that I love, the American flag has represented the true sacrifices made every day by the uniformed men and women who defend our freedoms," Babylon Town Councilwoman Jackie Gordon, a lieutenant colonel in...read more »

Feb
5
2015

Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer recently joined with Town Board members to present a Heroism Award to Suffolk County Police Officers Michael Maio and Adam Quinones for their rescue of two North Amityville residents.

A ceremony was held at Town Hall in Lindenhurst to present the officers with the Town’s most prestigious honor. Joining Supervisor Schaffer in honoring the police officers at the ceremony were Deputy Supervisor...read more »

Oct
30
2014

Babylon Town Councilman Tom Donnelly recently welcomed TD Bank to the Town of Babylon as they held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of their new location on Deer Park Avenue in Deer Park. Councilman Donnelly presented representatives from TD Bank with a Certificate of Special Recognition from the Town Board and congratulated them on the successful opening of their new location. Also in attendance for the event were Presiding Officer...read more »

Sep
14
2014

Babylon Town Councilman Tom Donnelly recently recognized Joseph Thomas of Deer Park High School and Matthew Heinen of Robert Frost Middle School for winning the Deer Park Fire Department’s Annual September 11th Essay Contest. For the contest, participants were asked to write 500 words or less about why it is important to remember the events of September 11th, 2001. The winners were awarded with $50 gift cards at the Deer Park Fire Department’...read more »

Jul
29
2014

When Army Spc. Sean LaPersonerie was deployed to Iraq, his mother Marie worried about his well-being. When he returned to his Copiague home 14 months later, the concerns multiplied.

"He was emotional, angry, breaking things," she said. "We didn't know what to do with him." She feared he was suicidal. "I would check the garage to see if he was hanging in there," she said.

Sean was suffering from the symptoms of post-traumatic...read more »

Jun
7
2014

Last weekend Babylon Town Supervisor Rich Schaffer, Councilman Tom Donnelly, Councilwoman Jacqueline Gordon, and Town Clerk Carol Quirk dedicated the corner of East 2nd Street and Winnecomac Avenue in Deer Park to honor the late Alexander “Buddy” Gillespie, who died in March.

Gillespie was a well-known community figure in the Deer Park area, having been a former treasurer of the Deer Park Fire Department, a former president of the...read more »

Jun
2
2014

Babylon Town Supervisor Rich Schaffer recently joined with Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez and Councilman Tom Donnelly to honor Officer Avital Donnenfeld of the Suffolk County Police Department’s First Precinct for receiving the 2014 Top Cop Award from the Knights of Columbus Our Lady of the Rosary Council No. 4428. The honor of being named Top Cop is awarded every year by the Our Lady of Rosary Council to a member of local law enforcement...read more »

May
13
2014

Babylon Town Councilman Tom Donnelly recently joined with New York State Assemblyman Robert Sweeney to honor the North Babylon Youth Center for raising over $600 for the Make-A-Wish foundation. Children from the youth center held a car wash and bake sale, which resulted in $617 to be donated to grant a wish to a child diagnosed with a life-threatening disease within the Town of Babylon. The money was presented to the foundation as part of a...read more »

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