34° Good Evening
34° Good Evening
Long IslandPoliticsSpin Cycle

Matthew Kapell hired as Suffolk economic development aide

Matthew Kapell is seen in Southold on July

Matthew Kapell is seen in Southold on July 25, 2015. Credit: Gordon M. Grant

Matthew Kapell, who ran on the Democratic line in a losing race for Southold Town trustee last year, has joined the Bellone administration as a $51,390-a-year neighborhood aide in the economic development and planning department.

Kapell, 35, of Greenport is the son of former village mayor David Kapell. He came in last in a four-way race in which two trustees were elected, including top vote-getter Nicholas Krupski, son of Democratic Suffolk Legis. Al Krupski.

While the county is facing a three-year budget shortfall of more than $200 million, forms justifying Kapell’s hiring amid a fiscal deficiency stated “Filling the position is essential to the county in order to enhance economic development and transportation-related programs and activities.”

Latest Long Island News