Brown: Bellone rightfully takes LIPA to task

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said Saturday he

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said Saturday he is bypassing LIPA's top managers and working directly with local substation coordinators to restore power to Suffolk County residents by Sunday night. (Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, despite early reports Saturday, did not stage a palace coup on Long Island Power Authority management.

That would have been impossible because a county can't trump a state authority; that would have been impractical because county government knows nothing about how to deploy crews, provide them a steady stream of materials or monitor the quality of their...

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