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Nov
18
2011

Democrats and their allies maintained their 12-6 majority over Republicans in the Suffolk County Legislature as Democrats William Spencer, Rob Calarco and Legis. Sarah Anker all won tight races, according to final election returns.

County election officials said yesterday that Spencer beat Republican Elizabeth Black 50.8 percent to 49.1 percent.

Spencer will succeed Legis. Jon Cooper (D-Lloyd Harbor), who reached his term limit...read more »

Nov
17
2011

Names Calcaterra, Martinez Co-Transition Directors; Announces Meetings on Economy and Diversity

Hauppauge - Suffolk County Executive-elect Steve Bellone today invited all Suffolk County residents to serve on his transition team as he announced his process to ensure he can hit the ground running when he takes office on January 1. All Suffolk County residents can share their ideas and get updates through Bellone’s new...read more »

Nov
17
2011

Democrat Dr. William Spencer has won the election to the Suffolk County Legislature’s 18th District over Republican Elizabeth Black by 267 votes after increasing his lead in absentee ballots.

Election officials say that final results have Spencer receiving 8,200 votes, or 50.82 percent, to Black’s 7,933, or 49.14 percent. Spencer increased his lead by 88 votes with the absentees. On election night, unofficial results showed Spencer...read more »

Nov
9
2011
Democrat Steve Bellone thanks supporters election night. Credit Judy Mottl

Incumbent Jackie Gordon and newcomer Tom Donnelly easily beat Republican challengers. Voters in Babylon Town returned incumbent councilwoman Jackie Gordon for a second term and fellow Democrat newcomer Tom Donnelly to the town board.

As of midnight, with 149 of 154 districts reporting, Gordon received 14,310 votes. Donnelly got 14,286 votes. Republican challengers Tom Gargiulo got 11,518 and Matt Groh received 10,420 votes. Current...read more »

Nov
8
2011
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone

In a victory speech, Steve Bellone is thanking Democratic chairman Richard Schaffer, saying the campaign he crafted was a "thing of beauty.'

"The voters of Suffolk county have given us a huge victory," he said.

He thanks the Democratic committee, volunteers, and "most important I want to thank the voters of Suffolk County tonight for giving us this mandate....We will make government more efficient, we will make it work so we can...read more »

Nov
6
2011

It was an exciting morning with Steve Bellone, Jon Cooper & Dr. William R Spencer at Campaign Headquarters in Northport!

We appreciate all the volunteers who delivered the message to vote for Dr. William R Spencer door-to-door and also those who made phone calls.

Please don’t forget to remind your friends, coworkers & family members to vote on Election Day and make a difference for our communities!read more »

Oct
30
2011

The race to fill the seat of term-limited Jon Cooper features two strong contenders: Republican Elizabeth Black, 58, of Huntington village, a retired secondary English teacher who’s on the Huntington School District board of trustees, and Democrat William Spencer, 44, of Centerport, an otolaryngologist who has served as chairman of the Town of Huntington Housing Authority’s board.

Black’s campaign is emphasizing job creation, but her...read more »

Oct
10
2011

“We need to lay aside partisan politics and join together to protect our community,” Doctor Spencer said “The Suffolk County Police Department has done a remarkable job cleaning up crime in Huntington and we will not give back the ground we have gained. I will not wave a white flag to gangs! I will make sure that we get the boots on the ground and the resources we need to maintain law and order. Keeping the public safe is simply not...read more »

Sep
30
2011

Babylon is offering town residents a tax cut for the second consecutive year, according to the town's tentative 2012 budget.

General fund taxes would increase 9 percent in the proposed $137.2 million budget, but residential garbage taxes would drop 21 percent, with the other parts of the town tax bill -- highway, lighting and part town taxes -- holding steady. This would result in a 4.9 percent, or $3.8 million, overall town tax cut...read more »

Sep
29
2011

Bellone Announces a $3.8m Tax Cut for Babylon's 2012 Budget

BABYLON – Winning the second time in as many debates for Suffolk County Executive, Babylon Town Supervisor and Democratic Candidate Steve Bellone today continued showing why he is the strongest candidate to help grow Suffolk County’s economy and protect taxpayers. The debate, moderated by Richard Rose, was hosted by WLNY TV 10/55 and will air Sunday, October 2, at 2:...read more »

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