ELIJA Farm Opens Marketplace, Expanding Efforts for Those With Autism

The Elija Foundation officially opened its marketplace Thursday at its farm in South Huntington, focusing on sustainable farmland and ways to assist those with autism. Deb Thivierge, who heads ELIJA, led the ribbon cutting with help from several state, local and county officials, including Suffolk Read More …

Ex-County Official to Lead Health & Welfare Council

Former Suffolk deputy county executive Vanessa Baird-Streeter will become president and CEO of the Health & Welfare Council of Long Island. The organization, based in Huntington Station, was previously led by Rebecca Sanin, who was elected to the Suffolk County Legislature, representing the 16th District.  Read More …

Bontempi Re-Elected to Legislature; Sanin Defeats Esteban

Suffolk County Legislator Stephanie Bontempi defeated Democratic challenger Dr. Eve Meltzer Krief Tuesday in a hotly contested vote in the 18th District. Democrat Rebecca Sanin ousted first-term legislator Manuel Esteban in the 16th, while legislative incumbents Tom Donnelly (D-17th), Rob Trotta (R-13th), who ran unopposed, Read More …

Esteban Pulls Out of League of Women Voters Debate

The League of Women Voters legislative candidate forum will go on Tuesday night but without Legislator Manuel Esteban.  And, as a result, his opponent won’t be on stage either. His decision not to participate knocks his competitor, Democrat Rebecca Sanin, off the stage as well, Read More …

Campaign 2023: Democrat Rebecca Sanin Running for Suffolk Legislature

Democrat Rebecca Sanin is running for Suffolk County legislator in the 16th district, challenging incumbent Republican Manuel Esteban. Sanin secured her spot on the ballot after Republicans successfully challenged candidate Sidney Joyner over residency requirements. Sanin served as deputy county executive for five and a Read More …

Campaign 2023: 16th District Republican Legislator Manuel Esteban

As he comes to the end of his first term, Manuel Esteban Sr., R-East Northport, the first Latino legislator to serve Suffolk County’s 16th District, says he has learned a lot in office. “My office has really turned into a community center. Whether it’s a Read More …

Endorsements for Huntington Town Board, Suffolk Legislature

Candidates for election to town and county offices are collecting endorsements from individuals and organizations. Here are just a few endorsements as reported recently by candidates. Suffolk Legislature 16th District Legislator Manuel Esteban, Republican, Utility Workers Union of America, Local 393. Democrat Rebecca Sanin, running Read More …

Sanin Can Remain on Ballot in 16th District Race, Court Rules

Rebecca Sanin, a Democratic candidate for the Suffolk County Legislature, can remain on the ballot, a state Supreme Court judge ruled Friday. Sanin is challenging 16th Distict Legislator Manuel Esteban. She was recently named the candidate after Republicans successfully challenged Sidney Joyner over residency requirements. Read More …

Updated: Republicans Go Back to Court to Remove Another Challenger to Esteban

UPDATED: Republican Al White has filed another lawsuit to remove a second candidate challenging Manuel Esteban for the 16th District seat in the Suffolk County Legislature. Rebecca Sanin, the Democrat who was named to replace Sidney Joyner last week after a court ruled him ineligible Read More …

Sanin Replaces Joyner in Suffolk County Legislative Race

Rebecca Sanin will replace Sidney Joyner as a Democratic candidate for the Suffolk County Legislature in the16th District after he was disqualified over residency issues. Sanin, who heads the Health and Welfare Council of Long Island, based in Huntington Station, previously ran for town supervisor Read More …