School Board Petition Deadline Set

If you’re interested in running for your local school board, the deadline for filing petitions is coming up. Nominating petitions for election to the unpaid position of school board trustee must be delivered to the office of the school district clerk by 5 p.m. April Read More …

Early Voting Starts March 23 for Presidential Primaries

Early voting in the April 2 presidential primaries in New York starts March 23. While the Suffolk Board of Elections lists several candidates for the Republican and Democratic primaries, the candidates has been winnowed  to President Joe Biden and former president Donald Trump. Republicans who Read More …

Voters Go With Incumbents in Fire, Water Elections

Several water and fire districts around Huntington elected leaders Tuesday. Michael Pastore was re-elected a commissioner in the Huntington Manor Fire Department. He ran unopposed and received 449 votes. Huntington Fire District voters re-elected two incumbents. Michael Plant, running unopposed for a five-year term, got Read More …

Campaign 2023: Early Voting About to Start but Candidates Soldier On

If your favorite–or least favorite–candidate is looking a little tired, don’t be surprised. The election for town, county and judicial candidates is nearly upon us, after months of forums, fundraisers, appearances with local organizations, at parades, schools, civic groups, store openings, festivals and innumerable other Read More …

Letter: Vote for Kids on Election Day

When you cast your vote this Election Day, vote for our children. Children can’t vote but we can and we must be their voice. When you vote, please consider that gun violence is the number one killer of our children. Consider voting for candidates that Read More …

Group to Rally to Protect Voting Rights

The League of Women Voters plans a rally  in support of the electoral process on Thursday, the anniversary of the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol. The group said that a coalition of “non-partisan democracy defenders calls on the public to stand with us Read More …

Newcomers Elected in Huntington, Harborfields; Elwood Picks Incumbents

2nd update: Huntington residents chose two newcomers, Theresa Sullivan and Thomas Galvin, and board president Christine Biernacki, to serve on the school board Tuesday night, while ousting one incumbent. South Huntington’s Board of Education will add a non-voting student member after residents approved the proposal. Read More …

Cuomo Proposes Election Law Changes

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is proposing several changes in election procedures that are meant to expand voting and speed up results. Among his proposals: Expand Hours for Early Voting:  Cuomo’s proposal would expand  early  voting hours from 6pm to 9pm on weekends as well as Read More …

Judge Reinstates June 23 Presidential Primary

A federal judge Tuesday ordered the restoration of the June 23 Democratic primary that had been canceled over concerns about the Covid-19 epidemic.  US District Judge Analisa Torres said that taking  presidential contenders off the primary ballot deprived them of votes for the Democratic Party’s Read More …

Postponed: Village, School Board Elections

School board elections scheduled for May have been postponed until at least June 1 because of concerns about the Covid-19 epidemic. Proposed budgets for the next school year are also on the table. Newly elected board members and the new budget go into effect as Read More …