News Roundup

Oct
16
2012

The debate between Democratic U.S. Representative Tim Bishop and Republican Randy Altschuler in Bridgehampton on Monday turned inward when the candidates argued over their campaign tactics in a race marked by a flood of attack ads.

The two men covered well-trodden ground in what was their fourth debate on the East End, once again laying out their differing visions for economic recovery. But to a greater extent than in past debates,...read more ››

Oct
16
2012

The debate between Democratic U.S. Representative Tim Bishop and Republican Randy Altschuler in Bridgehampton on Monday turned inward when the candidates argued over their campaign tactics in a race marked by a flood of attack ads.

The two men covered well-trodden ground in what was their fourth debate on the East End, once again laying out their differing visions for economic recovery. But to a greater extent than in past debates,...read more ››

Oct
15
2012

Spending by outside interest groups in the congressional race between Rep. Tim Bishop (D-Southampton) and St. James Republican Randy Altschuler has topped $2 million -- double the total spent by such groups when the candidates first squared off in 2010.

Prosperity First Inc., a new super PAC largely funded by East Setauket hedge fund manager Robert Mercer, on Tuesday purchased $104,868 in ads supporting Altschuler, according to Federal...read more ››

Oct
14
2012
Good news for Brentwood community

Violent crime has been cut by more than a third in Brentwood in the past three years because of increased police patrols, community renewal efforts, and an expansion of neighborhood watch groups.

Violent crime such as murder, rape and robbery has dropped from 223 occurrences in 2009 to 95 as of Aug. 31, the most recent date for which statistics are available. That's on pace for a reduction of about 36 percent.

Three years ago,...read more ››

Oct
14
2012

Spending by outside interest groups in the congressional race between Rep. Tim Bishop (D-Southampton) and St. James Republican Randy Altschuler has topped $2 million -- double the total spent by such groups when the candidates first squared off in 2010.

Prosperity First Inc., a new super PAC largely funded by East Setauket hedge fund manager Robert Mercer, on Tuesday purchased $104,868 in ads supporting Altschuler, according to Federal...read more ››

Oct
12
2012

Huntington Station, NY - New York State Assembly candidate Joe Dujmic today called upon the Long Island Power Authority to release the full details of its recently announced Amended and Restated Power Supply Agreement (PSA) with National Grid, and delay implementation of the agreement until it can be coordinated with the utility's 2010 Request for Proposals for new power generation.

Dujmic also said that the long-term goal for LIPA...read more ››

Oct
11
2012

Earlier this year, a Blue Ribbon task force that I appointed to examine Suffolk County’s budget crisis informed us that we were facing a three-year budget deficit of $530 million – a shocking number that was far worse than we could have imagined.

With your support, we have taken the tough measures needed to pull our county out of this mess and avert a fiscal disaster. In just the past few weeks, I am proud to say that we have taken...read more ››

Oct
11
2012

In the race for Town of Babylon Supervisor, Rich Schaffer has received endorsements from the following important groups and organizations:

The Coalition of Suffolk Police Unions

Suffolk County Correction Officers Association

Suffolk County Probation Officers Association

Suffolk County Superior Officers Association

Suffolk County Detective Investigators Police Benevolent...read more ››

Oct
10
2012

Huntington Station, NY - New York State Assembly candidate Joe Dujmic announced today that Jennifer Maertz has been added to his growing campaign team in the 10th Assembly District.

Ms. Maertz, a practicing insurance litigation attorney, ran for New York State Senate in eastern Suffolk in 2010. Despite entering that race late in the campaign cycle, Ms. Maertz made a strong challenge to an entrenched incumbent -- her vote total was in...read more ››

Oct
9
2012

Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman recently succeeded in passing a bill, on September 13, to rid county roads of some 12,000 double utility poles marring the landscape along the highways and byways on this side of the Island. Despite the absurd number of these unsightly and redundant poles, it seems some local residents never noticed the poles or even knew they aren’t supposed to be this way.

“It’s basically like littering,”...read more ››