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Nov
29
2017

Democratic Suffolk sheriff candidate Errol Toulon Jr. is up by 1,657 votes with 76 percent of absentee ballots counted, and is on the verge of formally winning the election against Republican foe Larry Zacarese.

Zacarese on Wednesday withdrew his volunteers and ceased any further challenges at the county Board of Elections.

Democrats on Monday withdrew from the process that had resulted in fewer than 200 objections on both sides...read more »

Nov
27
2017

Former Vice President Joe Biden recalled the loss of his son Beau and his family’s subsequent struggle to grieve during an hourlong talk at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury Monday night, where he also reflected on the current political climate.

Biden, seated with “Today” anchor Al Roker on the theater in the round’s iconic rotating stage, is on a 19-city book tour promoting “Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose.” The book...read more »

Nov
22
2017

A count of nearly 17,000 absentee and affidavit ballots in the Suffolk County sheriff’s race is about 40 percent complete, with Democrat Errol Toulon Jr. maintaining a lead over Republican Larry Zacarese, according to county election officials.

After nearly a week of counting, Toulon, 55, of Lake Grove, holds a 1,312 vote advantage over Zacarese, 42, of Kings Park, according to Democratic Elections Commissioner Anita Katz and...read more »

Nov
21
2017

Huntington High School found itself in the crosshairs of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D) latest initiative that takes aims at cracking down on Long Island gang activity, much to the surprise of school officials.

Cuomo announced Sept. 13 his plan for deployment of a new Gang Violence Prevention Unit, which will deploy state troopers to monitor gang activity and recruitment in the alleged top 10 “high-risk” Suffolk County schools....read more »

Nov
14
2017

The highest turnout for any contest in Suffolk County in last week’s election was for the proposition to create a state constitutional convention, which drew 31.9 percent of registered voters, 50 percent more than the off-year turnout four years ago.

The vote on the convention drew 304,855 voters in unofficial returns — more than the turnout for the countywide district attorney and sheriff contests, even though the referendum was on...read more »

Nov
9
2017

It was an exciting election night for Suffolk County Democrats, who will retain their majority in the Legislature by four seats.

Despite holding that majority, Republican Rudy Sunderman was elected to Legis. Kate Browning’s term-limited seat in the 3rd District by a close 52 percent of the vote, with 6,849 votes.

At about 11 p.m., Suffolk County Republican Party chairman John Jay LaValle announced his win and he was called to...read more »

Nov
8
2017

In a landslide victory, Suffolk County will have a new district attorney, and with that a new chief of police.

Suffolk County Police Commissioner Tim Sini (D) defeated Ray Perini (R) with 62.08 percent of the vote in the Nov. 7 general election. Perini, who came up with 106,773 votes, ran a contentious campaign against Sini, who campaigned as a reformer hoping to restore reliability to the office.

“Together we have ushered in a...read more »

Nov
8
2017

Suffolk Police Commissioner Timothy Sini handily defeated Republican Ray Perini in the race for Suffolk district attorney on Tuesday night, promising to restore integrity to the office.

“Together we have ushered in a new era of criminal justice in Suffolk County, an era of integrity, fairness and doing the right thing,” Sini told nearly 200 supporters at his campaign headquarters in Hauppauge. “We are going to return the office to the...read more »

Sep
27
2017

Amityville, NY - September 27, 2017 - Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory joined fellow elected officials to congratulate the Economic Opportunity Council (EOC) of Suffolk, Inc. at the organization’s 50th anniversary celebration on Friday, Sept. 22 in Babylon.

“On behalf of Suffolk County, I would like to thank Adrian Fassett and all of his staff at EOC of Suffolk who work tirelessly to make Suffolk County a...read more »

Sep
27
2017

Democrats on Tuesday flipped two seats in special state elections in Florida and New Hampshire.

In Florida, Annette Taddeo won a Miami-area state Senate seat, The Daily Beast reported.

The Miami Herald noted that the race was heavily contested due to its importance to both parties, adding that the Republican who resigned from the seat faced controversy after reportedly making racist comments.

She won in a district that...read more »

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