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Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone’s former chief deputy, Regina Calcaterra, is moving to a new job in state government, as chief operating officer for the Division of Housing and Community Renewal, serving under the commissioner.

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Calcaterra left county government late last year, to become executive director of the governor’s Moreland Commission on Utility Preparation and Response.

The hard-driving Calcaterra ruffled feathers while working for the county, after arriving on the local political scene three years ago in a bid to challenge State Sen. Kenneth LaValle (R-Port Jefferson), only to have her candidacy invalidated in a court ruling involving her residency.