Cook Pursues Spot on Ballot With ‘Stop LIPA’ Line

Town Councilman Gene Cook submitted petitions Tuesday to run for Huntington town supervisor on a new political line. Cook said the petitions submitted at the Suffolk County Board of Elections had double the signature requirement needed for the independent line STOP LIPA to appear on Read More …

Op-Ed: Riot at Capitol Hits Many Hard

“A Single Day Shakes…One Nation to the Core,” said one front-page headline. As the attack by rioters on the Capitol shook the nation, it also shook this area and this state—hard. As Rob Calarco, the presiding officer of the Suffolk County Legislature, declared: “I watched Read More …

State’s Electors Cast Ballots in Biden-Trump Race

New York’s 29 electors cast their ballots Monday in Albany to formally elect Joe Biden as president of the United States and Kamal Harris as vice president. Biden defeated President Donald Trump 5,244,006 to 3,251,230 in the Nov. 3 election. Challenges to the results from Read More …

League to Honor Civic Contributions, Voting Efforts

The League of Women Voters  of Huntington plans to recognize several organizations for their civic contributions and get out the vote effforts. Throughout next week, the league will present plaques or certificates of appreciation to: Connoisseur Radio Paramount Theater Five Towns College Cinema Arts The Read More …

Huntington Voters Went for Biden Over Trump

Huntington voters chose former Vice President Joe Biden over President Donald Trump by 11,000 votes, according to final numbers released this week. The final count put the race at 63,448 votes for Biden to 52,399 for Trump. Suffolk County gave Trump the edge, however, by Read More …

Brown Defeats Marcantonio for 12th Assembly District

Update 9:53 p.m.: Keith Brown has won election to the 12th Assembly District, defeating Democrat Michael Marcantonio. Brown held a large lead on Election Night but with thousands of absentee ballots not counted until this week, some Democrats thought Marcantonio would overcome Brown. “I am Read More …

Stern Wins Return to 10th Assembly Seat

Updated 5:10 p.m. Incumbent Steve Stern defeated Republican challenger Jamie Silvestri in his bid for re-election to the 10th Assembly District seat. “Thank You to my neighbors and to everyone with our campaign for your continued confidence, particularly during these difficult times,” Stern said. “With Read More …

Gaughran Declares Victory in 5th State Senate Race

State Sen. Jim Gaughran claimed victory Wednesday, winning  a second term in the 5th State Senate District, and defeating Republican challenger Edmund Smyth. Accompanied by several Nassau County Democrats at Nassau County Democrats headquarters in Garden City,  Gaughran said, “I am humbled to be re-elected Read More …

Op-Ed: Republicans Lead on Election Returns Despite Democratic Enrollment Edge

Despite Democratic Party enrollment gains in Suffolk County—and Democrats now having an edge in enrollment here—many Republican candidates did well in the Nov. 3  election in Suffolk. According to the figures of the New York State Board of Elections, out of 1,124,295 registered voters in Read More …

Suffolk Count of Absentee Ballots Starts Nov. 16 and Could Flip Some Earlier Results

Suffolk County will begin counting absentee ballots on Nov. 16, with the outcome of several local races to be determined. The count is expected to take several days. With two races, the US Congressional Third District, and the 5th State Senate District, both stretching into Read More …