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┬áHealth and Welfare Council of Long Island, said Read More …