Gaughran to Run in Redrawn State Senate District

State Sen. Jim Gaughran said Saturday that he will run again, from the Second District, after redrawn maps put him in a new district. The Second District will move west from its current configuration, moving farther into Northport and Huntington, and taking over an area Read More …

Proposed State Senate Redistricting Would Put Squeeze on Gaughran

A proposed redistricting map announced Monday would mean that Democratic State Sen. Jim Gaughran would no longer live in his own district but instead in an expanded 2nd District represented by Republican Mario Mattera. Huntington and Northport would move out of the 5th, according to Read More …

Officials Oppose Requirement to Allow More Apartments

A bipartisan group of officials in Suffolk County denounced a plan Thursday to require all New York State municipalities to permit accessory dwelling units. The requirement is listed in the proposed state budget. Local, state, county and federal leaders gathered at the Suffolk County Legislature Read More …

Columbus Honored With Wreath, Support for Role in History

Italian Americans and other political and business leaders honored Christopher Columbus Thursday, calling him the founder of America and a cultural icon, as they gathered at his statue on Main Street to help launch the three-day weekend that celebrates his birth. With a banner in Read More …

State Legislators Named to Committee Posts

State Sen. Jim Gaughran has been reappointed as chair of the Committee on Local Government for the 2021-22 legislative session. Gaughran, D-Huntington, also announced he has been reappointed to serve on the Committee on Higher Education, and the Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering. In Read More …