News Roundup

Oct
8
2016

Democrat Thomas Suozzi, driven by higher name recognition and cross-party support, leads Republican Jack Martins by 16 percentage points in the race to succeed Rep. Steve Israel in the 3rd Congressional District, according to a Newsday/Siena College poll.

Fifty percent of the 613 likely voters polled said they would back Suozzi, the former Nassau County executive, while 34 percent chose Martins, a state senator from Old Westbury....read more »

Sep
15
2016

Gaughran Calls For Tougher Penalties For Illegal Dumping

Proposal will Create Stiff Penalties for People or Companies whose Illegal Dumping leads to Environmental Degradation

(Huntington, NY) Jim Gaughran unveiled a major criminal justice proposal to address the crisis of illegal dumping on Long Island, a recent example of which occurred at the West Hills County Park. Under Gaughran’s plan, individuals or businesses who...read more »

Sep
14
2016

A 25-year-old law student from Shirley won a three-way Democratic primary in the 3rd State Senate District in Suffolk Tuesday, while Long Beach City Councilman Anthony Eramo defeated former Nassau Legis. Jeffrey Toback in a Democratic primary in the 20th Assembly District in Nassau.

With all precincts counted in the Senate race, John De Vito, who was backed by the Brookhaven Democratic executive committee, had 40 percent of the vote,...read more »

Sep
9
2016

Councilwoman Mary Dudley has started her campaign for election in November. Mary was appointed by the Shelter Island Town Board to fill the term left by Ed Brown after he stepped down. In her own words, "As Councilwoman, I bring my life experiences, a strong sense of what is right, a well-balanced perspective, and my love for Shelter Island. I believe in completing the job-at-hand and doing it well."read more »

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
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

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
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 »

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 »