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Aug
29
2016

Protecting our fragile coastline without building structures that “harden” it — like bulkheads, revetments and sea walls — is the goal of “living shorelines” projects like the demonstration project proposed for a canal off Cedar Beach in Southold.

Plans crafted by Suffolk County and Cornell Cooperative Extension for the county’s first “living shoreline” project, to be located at the marine education center in Southold, got a green...read more »

Aug
29
2016

ALBANY — In the fight for control of the state Senate, Democrats have begun aggressively using Donald Trump as their bogeyman to help raise money for their candidates in crucial Long Island races.

The new fund-raising emails and digital ad campaigns seek to tie Nassau County's Republican Senate candidates to Trump, who polls show is extremely unpopular in New York.

Democratic candidates Ryan Cronin, Adam Haber, and James...read more »

Aug
29
2016

ALBANY — In the fight for control of the state Senate, Democrats have begun aggressively using Donald Trump as their bogeyman to help raise money for their candidates in crucial Long Island races.

The new fund-raising emails and digital ad campaigns seek to tie Nassau County's Republican Senate candidates to Trump, who polls show is extremely unpopular in New York.

Democratic candidates Ryan Cronin, Adam Haber, and James...read more »

Aug
26
2016

ALBANY- Democrat Jim Gaughran is working to make education policy a key issue in his State Senate campaign against Republican Carl Marcellino, who chairs the Senate Education Committee.

Gaughran, the Suffolk County Water Authority chairman, is hosting listening tours on community education concerns and is calling out Marcellino, who has represented the 5th District since 1995.

"I firmly believe that elected officials should...read more »

Aug
25
2016

Patchogue Village is finally getting the $18 million Gov. Andrew Cuomo promised in 2014 for additional sewer hookups.

That means homes south of streets like Mulford and Laurel as well as those not yet hooked up on River Avenue will be eligible, over 600 homes. Mayor Paul Pontieri said it would be a three-to-four-year project.

Pontieri introduced the intermunicipal agreement, or IMA, with the county, part of the Suffolk County...read more »

Aug
12
2016

While walking from house to house campaigning, Jim Gaughran kept hearing the same thing. “It seemed as if I kept meeting either a parent or a teacher, many times they were both, and they all wanted to know why our politicians didn’t seem to care about education,” he said.

Gaughran, a private practice lawyer, with experience in public ethics reform, is running as a Democrat for state Senate in the 5th District against 20-year Republican...read more »

Aug
4
2016

(Huntington, NY) Senate Candidate Jim Gaughran today announced that he will be organizing a listening tour in school districts throughout the 5th Senate District to speak with parents, students and educators and hear their concerns about public education issues, including the implementation of the Common Core standards. The 5th Senate District is made up of communities in Suffolk and Nassau counties, both of which had amongst the highest opt-...read more »

Jul
29
2016

The final night of the Democratic National Convention features the acceptance speech of Hillary Clinton as the first woman nominee of a major party for president of the United States.

She will be introduced by her daughter, Chelsea Clinton. She will try to bolster the night’s theme, “Stronger Together,” by trying to entice younger, more liberal Democrats who flocked to Clinton’s opponent in the primaries, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont...read more »

Jul
28
2016

State Assembly Candidate Ed Perez
Receives Working Families Party Endorsement

Huntington, NY – New York State Assembly candidate Ed Perez has officially received the endorsement of the Working Families Party. Mr. Perez is running for New York State Assembly in the 10th District. He has received the endorsement of both the Democratic and Working Families Parties.

Mr. Perez stated, “I am honored to be running to represent...read more »

Jul
27
2016

PHILADELPHIA — Hillary Clinton is now officially the Democratic presidential nominee, making history as the first woman ever to secure the backing of a major American political party.

Clinton was formally nominated on the second evening of the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, more than nine years after launching her first presidential bid. It was largely an evening of unity after an opening night marked by resistance from die...read more »

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