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SCCC to get Bergre Escorbores on board

Bergre Escorbores, who served as Suffolk Legis. Monica Martinez’s campaign treasurer, has been named as the newest trustee to Suffolk County Comunity College.

The unpaid appointment comes after Escorbores, 37, was passed over last summer for a $180,000-a-year position as deputy superintendent of secondary education in Brentwood School District after a deadlocked 2-2 vote that drew fire from the community. He is currently principal of the district’s South Middle School. Escorbores, a Sayville resident, is also Martinez’s boyfriend.

The college got word of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s appointment Wednesday night, said College General Counsel Louis Petrizzo. Escorbores is expected to be officially sworn in at the next board of trustees meeting in Riverhead on March 19.

Escorbores replaces Belinda Alvarez-Groneman, a Republican holdover whose term expired in 2010. The East Islip woman was first appointed by former Gov. George Pataki in in 2004. Because of the delay in making a new appointment, Escorbores' term, which would normally be seven years, will only last until June 2017.

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