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Sep
9
2016
Anna Throne-Holst and Pelosi on Shelter Island

Shelter Island Democrats and friends welcomed Anna Throne-Holst, CD #1 Candidate and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the morning of September 4th at Governor Carey's house on Shelter Island. Despite the threats of Tropical Storm Hermine, Anna's supporters were welcomed with sunshine and a pleasant breeze. A large crowd gathered to hear them speak about the importance of this East End Congressional District in this highly polarized election...read more »

Sep
8
2016

A Democratic state Senate candidate is calling for changes in ethics laws to address scandals in Oyster Bay town government.

Jim Gaughran proposed allowing recall elections for officials who engage in corrupt behavior that undermines a municipality’s finances.

“My common sense proposal would help ensure that voters are given great power in kicking corrupt officials out of office,” said Gaughran, who is challenging Sen. Carl...read more »

Sep
4
2016

Suffolk County’s August voter registration figures show that Democrats have a 9,755 edge in voter enrollment over Republicans countywide, up from 5,923 voters in January.

Both parties have experienced growth since the start of the year. Democrats are up from 298,268 voters to 307,409 party members. Republicans have climbed from 292,345 to 297,654.

However, Republican Election Commissioner Nick LaLota sees a silver lining in...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

A political advocacy group representing Long Island’s Latino communities has endorsed Democrats in a range of competitive local congressional and state legislative races.

Make the Road Action, the political action arm of the 19,000-member Make the Road New York organization, said in a statement that it will back incumbent Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-Garden City) in Nassau County’s 4th Congressional District, Democrat Thomas Suozzi in the...read more »

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
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 »

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