News Roundup

May
11
2021

The Suffolk County Legislature unanimously approved a bill Tuesday to help homeowners remove racist restrictive covenants from their deeds that barred people of color and religious minorities from living in certain Long Island homes and neighborhoods.

The legislation will create a method to start the process and waive fees to remove discriminatory covenants that, though legally unenforceable, once helped segregate the Island by...read more ››

Mar
24
2021

Democrat Jonathan Kornreich has won a Brookhaven Town Board seat in a special election to fill the vacant post.

Kornreich, 51, of Stony Brook, trounced Republican Theresa Laucella in Tuesday’s election, garnering more than 85% of votes cast, according to unofficial tallies posted on the Suffolk County Board of Elections website. Kornreich, a Three Village school district trustee, claimed victory late Tuesday in a statement emailed to...read more ››

Mar
3
2021
Southold Town Council Zoom Convention

The Southold Town Democrats are proud to introduce their candidates to run for election in Southold Town in 2021, nominated at a virtual convention held on March 2nd, 2021.

These six candidates will bring needed transparency, accountability, productivity, energy, experience, and diversity into Town Hall, strengthening the leadership and expertise of our town for all the residents of Southold.

The Screening Committee interviewed...read more ››

Mar
3
2021

Two years ago, Greg Doroski of Mattituck came up just 117 votes shy of ousting incumbent town Supervisor Scott Russell from office.

Now, he’s returning to local politics in a run for one of two open seats on the Town Board in November’s election.

“I feel called to do the hard work required to preserve the irreplaceable character of our community,” Mr. Doroski said as the Southold Town Democratic Committee announced its slate of...read more ››

Feb
24
2021

Today, former Legislator Kate Browning announced a campaign run in an effort to return to the 3rd Legislative District seat. Her announcement came after Suffolk County Legis. Rudy Sunderman (R-Mastic-Shirley) announced last week he would be stepping down as of March 21 to pursue a career in the fire/EMS field as the Suffolk County Fire Academy director.

“The 3rd district demands a full-time legislator who can hit the ground running and...read more ››

Feb
24
2021

Councilwoman Catherine Kent is running for supervisor. The first-term council member was tapped by the Riverhead Town Democratic Committee Tuesday night, the committee announced in a press release.

Kent, of Baiting Hollow, is currently serving the fourth and final year of her first term as councilwoman.

She will face off against Supervisor Yvette Aguiar, a Republican seeking a second two-year term. The two have frequently been...read more ››

Feb
14
2021

In January of 2018, Suffolk County became safer. This was the month that Errol D. Toulon Jr. assumed the position of sheriff—Suffolk County’s highest ranking law enforcement official. Elected that prior November, Toulon brought to the table a skill set that few possessed, to fill a position tasked at keeping more than 1 million Long Islanders safe.

Toulon’s career of service prepared him for this moment, with more than 30 years of...read more ››

Jan
22
2021

SUFFOLK COUNTY, Long Island (WABC) -- This First Responder Friday we honor Suffolk County Sheriff Errol Toulon.

Sheriff Toulon is originally from the Bronx.

He received his Master's degree in Business Administration and Doctorate in Educational Administration from Dowling College; an advanced certificate in Homeland Security Management from Long Island University, and he attended leadership courses at the JFK School of...read more ››

Jan
20
2021
Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. Credit: Getty Images/Alex Wong

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn in Wednesday as president and vice president of the United States, taking the helm of a deeply divided nation and inheriting a confluence of crises faced by few of their predecessors.

With Donald Trump absent — he became the first president since 1869 to skip his successor's inauguration — Biden said he would be the president "for all Americans."

"We must end this uncivil war that pits red...read more ››

Jan
13
2021
Jonathan Kornreich

One of the names on the ballot for a special election in Brookhaven March 23 is a familiar one to many Three Village residents.

Kornreich, left, with former Councilwoman Valerie Cartright and town Supervisor Ed Romaine at a 2017 press conference. Photo by Rita J. Egan
With the Town of Brookhaven Council District 1 seat vacant, after Valerie Cartright (D-Port Jefferson Station) won her run as a judge for the Supreme Court of the...read more ››