Campaign: Fundraiser, Rally Scheduled

Republicans will kick off fundraising efforts Thursday for State Assemblyman Keith Brown. The Northport Republican is seeking another term in the 12th Assembly District. The fundraiser is set for 5-7 p.m. at the Paramount. Redistricting Rally Melanie D’Arrigo, candidate for the Third Congressional District, will Read More …

Voting Open to Choose Candidates for Huntington, Suffolk Offices

Huntington voters go to the polls starting at 6 a.m. Tuesday, continuing until 9 p.m. Most schools and government buildings are closed for the day. On the ballots will be three candidates for Huntington town supervisor: Councilman Gene Cook, Rebecca Sanin and Councilman Ed Smyth; Read More …

Democrat Sanin Seeks Huntington Supervisor Seat

Rebecca Sanin, the president and CEO of Health and Welfare Council of Long Island and a former Suffolk County assistant deputy county executive, wants to be the Town of Huntington’s next supervisor. “I love the Town of Huntington – currently it’s being mismanaged,” Sanin, a Read More …

Gene Cook Wants Independent Path to Supervisor’s Job

We asked Gene Cook, an independent town councilman and candidate for Huntington supervisor, several questions about his views on town and other issues. Q. What should the town do to solve the parking problem downtown? And IS there a parking problem? A. Huntington Village has Read More …

Update: Cook Demands Smyth Quit Race After Texts Are Revealed

Gene Cook demanded Thursday night that  Ed Smyth drop out of the campaign for Huntington town supervisor after the revelation of texts allegedly sent by a town departmental supervisor to employees, insisting that they work on Smyth’s campaign. “I am absolutely offended and Ed Smyth Read More …

League to Host 2 Candidate Forums

The League of Women Voters of Huntington is sponsoring two candidate forums next week. On Oct. 13, the forum will feature the followng town candidates:  Gene Cook, Rebecca Sanin and Ed Smyth, who are running for town supervisor; Dave Bennardo, Sal Ferro, Jen Hebert and Read More …

Republicans, Cook Battle Over His Role in November Race

Republican anger at Gene Cook’s decision to run for town supervisor against their candidate, Ed Smyth, continues to ratchet up. On Tuesday, Republican Chairman Tom McNally emailed party members to accuse Cook of working with Democrats to undermine Smyth, a charge he has made previously. Read More …

Campaign: HQ Opening; Tailgate Party

Huntington Democrats  will officially open its 2021 official campaign headquarters with a parking lot rally at 11 a.m. on Saturday. “Our candidates have been working hard individually, and now it is time for all of us to come together to demonstrate, in as forceful a Read More …

Campaign: Orelli, Sorrentino Battle Heats Up; Legislative Fundraisers

The fight for the Huntington highway superintendent’s job is getting nastier. Republican Andre Sorrentino accused Highway Superintendent Kevin Orelli of spending department funds on pay raises for campaign supporters. But Democrat Orelli fired back. “Our current Huntington Highway Superintendent complains that he does not have Read More …

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 …