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Suffolk budget staff honor late longtime analyst Carmine Chiusano

County budget staff quietly honored longtime budget analyst Carmine Chiusano, who died last year. For more than two decades, Chiusano was largely responsible for putting together the county’s nearly 600-page capital budget.

The staff — on page 116 — dedicated this year’s budget to Chiusano, complete with a picture, and lauded his efforts as “unsurpassed.”

”His commitment and dedication to creating a capital program ... will benefit the citizens of Suffolk County for years to come,” their dedication read.

They added, “We will miss you ‘Paygo,’ a nicknamed given him by former Deputy County Executive Paul Sabatino, shorthand for "pay as you go” maintenance projects that should be funded through the annual operating budget rather than borrowed capital spending.

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