For Immediate Release:
September 9, 2015
Contact Information:
Vanessa B. Streeter, Justin Meyers
631-853-7801 (office), 516-967-2345
631-885-2298 (cell)

Press Statement

Joint Statement from Bishop William Murphy and County Executive Steve Bellone Regarding Suffolk County Marathon

(Hauppauge, NY-September 9, 2015) “We are happy to have had the opportunity to personally speak with each other today. After our dialogue, we both have an understanding that appropriate measures are being put in place to make sure that all residents will have the ability to attend their places of worship this Sunday. Working collaboratively is of paramount importance for the Diocese of Rockville Centre and Suffolk County. We both wish all of the runners well who are participating in the Marathon this Sunday and we thank them for their willingness to support our veterans. We have agreed that the Diocese of Rockville Centre will join in Suffolk County’s after action review of the marathon to make sure that any issues that may arise on race day are addressed for future events.”

Bishop William Murphy and County Executive Steve Bellone