Campaign 2021: Candidates’ Forum; Tierney Wants Debates

The Huntington Town Housing Coalition (HTHC) will host a Meet the Candidates virtual event for the Huntington Town Board on Monday, live on Facebook. Participating will be supervisor candidates Rebecca Sanin, Ed Smyth, Eugene Cook and Town Council candidates Dave Bennardo, Jen Hebert, Sal Ferro Read More …

Sanin, Cook Get Public Service Union Endorsements

Two candidates for town supervisor have been endorsed by unions representing public service employee  this week. Gene Cook, who is running on a Stop LIPA party line, posted an endorsement letter from Tuesday night on  Facebook from the Civil Service Employees Association Long Island chapter. Read More …

Campaign: GOP Reminder; Golf Outing

Huntington Republican chair Tom McNally has sent a stern note to party members reminding them that Ed Smyth, and not Gene Cook, is their candidate for town supervisor. And he accuses Democrats of co-opting Cook. The email, which was also posted to Facebook, was  in Read More …

Candidate Introductions; Campaign Managers Named

Former Town Clerk Jo-Ann Raia is hosting the campaign kickoff of Stephanie Bontempi Thursday, headlined by former US Rep. Peter King, R-Massapequa. Bontempi is running against the Suffolk County 18th District seat currently held by Dr. William Spencer, against Town Councilman Mark Cuthbertson, a Democrat. Read More …

Democrats Pick Sanin to Run for Supervisor

Democrats have chosen Rebecca Sanin, president and chief executive of the Health and Welfare Council of Long Island, to run for Huntington town supervisor in the fall. Sanin, 42, has been active for years in town and county politics and community issues, including work to Read More …

Groups Welcome Ruling on Census Citizenship Question

Long Island nonprofit organizations welcomed Thursday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that rejected the Trump Administration’s attempt to put a question about citizenship on the 2020 Census questionnaire. Those opposed to the question said it would intimidate the undocumented as well as legal non-citizens and skew Read More …

Officials Kick Off Census 2020 Logo Contest

The Health & Welfare Council of Long Island Monday announced a competition for young people to promote participation in the U.S. Census. The Census Logo Contest is open to Long Island school districts and calls on all Long Island high school students to design a Read More …

Food Banks and Nonprofits Step Up as WIC Offices Temporarily Close

Local nonprofits and food banks are stepping up to assist women affected by the temporary closing of the offices of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children program. Rebecca Sanin, president and CEO of the Health and Welfare Council of Long Island, said Read More …