Suffolk Legislators Sworn In, Named to Committees

Suffolk County legislators representing parts of Huntington were sworn into office at the beginning of January. Elected to represent the 18th District, Republican Stephanie Bontempi was named vice chair of the education and labor committees, and named to the Economic Development, Planning and Housing, Public Read More …

Appeals Court Again Gives Legislators OK to Take up Redistricting Plan

The fate of a Democratic plan to redraw Suffolk County legislative districts is expected to be considered again Friday morning, after an appeals court once again overturned a lower-level court ruling to block legislators from taking any action. Three times, judges have rejected the Democratic Read More …

Op-Ed: Power Shift for Suffolk Legislature

And finally, only last week, came the news that the governing body of Suffolk County—the Suffolk County Legislature—will have a Republican majority as of the new year but not a GOP supermajority. Still, it will be the first time since 2005 that the GOP will Read More …

Proposed Redistricting Maps Posted for Suffolk County

The Suffolk County Democratic plans for redistricting have been posted on the county legislature website. Among the changes is the move of the 17th Legislative District, currently covering parts of Huntington Station, and Babylon, out of Huntington entirely to Babylon and Islip only. The 17th Read More …

Campaign 2021: Cuthbertson Endorsements, Bontempi Fundraiser

Town Councilman Mark Cuthbertson, who is running for the Suffolk County Legislative 18th District seat, has picked up a hefty number of endorsements of his campaign. He  was endorsed by the Sierra Club, the Long Island Federation of Labor, Planned Parenthood, the Faculty Association of Read More …

Candidate: Republican Esteban Seeks 16th District Legislative Seat

Manuel Esteban, a Republican and Conservative, is challenging Democrat Susan Berland, the incumbent and majority leader, in the 16th District in the Suffolk County Legislature.  Born to an immigrant mother from Colombia, he had very few opportunities growing up in Astoria, but it was his Read More …

Op-Ed: It’s Time to Act on Lawmakers Facing Charges

The recent arrest of Suffolk County Legislator-Elect Nicholas Caracappa and the arrests of Suffolk County Legislators Rudy Sunderman and William “Doc” Spencer are deeply troubling. Our elected officials must be held to the highest standards and accountable to those who placed their trust in them Read More …

Suffolk County Legislature Approves Matinecock Court Funding

The Suffolk County Legislature approved infrastructure funding Tuesday for the Matinecock Court affordable housing complex in East Northport. First proposed in 1978, the project calls for  146 affordable housing units on a 14.5-acre parcel of vacant land on the northwest corner of Pulaski Road and Read More …

Suffolk Legislature to Take Up Matinecock Court Project

The long-running battle over a large housing project in East Northport will come before the Suffolk County Legislature Tuesday, which will vote on funding infrastructure needs. Matinecock Court, on 15 acres at the intersection of Elwood and Pulaski Roads, was first proposed in the 1970s. Read More …