Election 2024: Primary Debate, Fundraisers

The two Democrats who hope to unseat first-term U.S. Rep. Nick LaLota in the 1st District will meet in a Zoom debate on Monday. The debate, from 7-8 p.m., is hosted by Southampton Town’s SEA-TV and the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons, Shelter Read More …

Republicans Celebrate Their Electoral Victories

Huntington Republicans Wednesday night celebrated their multiple election victories in November, including their sweep of the Town Board. They gathered at the Harbor Club at Prime to toast the winners, including Suffolk Legislator Stephanie Bontempi, Town Clerk Andrew Raia and Council members-elect Theresa Mari and Read More …

Court Orders Redrawing of Congressional Maps

A state court ruled Tuesday that congressional maps devised a year ago had to be redrawn for the next election. The 4-3 decision by the state Court of Appeals means that the Democrats could capture more districts throughout the state in the next election. The Read More …

Campaign 2023: Signs Defaced, Candidate Portrayed as Devil

If it’s October, it must be time for election season complaints about bad behavior. Members of both the Democratic and Republican parties are complaining about social media or on-the-ground behavior. Republican town chairman Tom McNally provided photos of two GOP signs that had been defaced 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 …

Op-Ed: Independent Voters Should Rejoin Political Parties

The Republican debate last week reminds us that another primary season is drawing near.  If you are one of the voters registered as an “independent” or “no party” who bemoans the Democrats and Republicans putting up ever more extreme candidates in the general election, I Read More …

Voters to Choose Gubernatorial, State Assembly Candidates

Tuesday is primary day, though voting in the state’s bifurcated primary system has been going on for two weeks. On the ballot are candidates for governor and lieutenant governor, and the state Assembly. Democrats: Gov. Kathy Hochul, who stepped into the job when Gov. Andrew Read More …

Petrone Stepping Down as Huntington Democratic Leader

Frank Petrone is stepping down Friday from the leadership of the Huntington Democratic Party. Petrone, former Huntington town supervisor, returned to Huntington last year to lead the party, often conducting party business through Zoom. He cited his health problems and those of his wife, Pat, Read More …

Opinion: Is Trump Colluding With the Democrats?

Is Donald Trump is colluding with Nancy Pelosi instead of Vladimir Putin? Is he a machiavellian savant who knows that his only path to reelection in 2020 is to help elect a Democratic congressional majority in 2018? Those are the only rational explanations for his endorsing, just 99 days Read More …