Republican Named to Run Against Suozzi

Former Assemblyman Michael LiPetri was chosen Monday to run against US Rep.Tom Suozzi in the 3rd congressional district. Suozzi, a Democrat, was elected last month to fill the term of Republican George Santos, who was ousted from Congress after he was arrested on  multiple fraud and Read More …

Suozzi Swearing-In to Congress Set

Tom Suozzi will be sworn into office Wednesday night to complete the congressional term of the ousted George Santos. The Third Congressional District includes parts of Nassau and Queens, though in January, wll expand to incorporate parts of Huntington. 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 …

Santos Pleads Not Guilty to Multiple Federal Charges

UPDATED: US Rep. George Santos pleaded not guilty Wednesday to several federal charges, including wire fraud and lying to the House of Representatives. He was released on $500,000 bond and is due back in court June 30. Outside the courthouse in Central Islip, he called Read More …

LaLota Sworn In to Congress, Representing Huntington

Nick LaLota was sworn in as a member of the 118th Congress early Saturday morning after a weeklong struggle amongst Republicans and 15 rounds of voting to elect a speaker of the House of Representatives. “It took longer than expected, but it is an incredible Read More …

Questions Continue to Swirl Around Santos

Questions about US Rep-elect George Santos, including his connections to Huntington, continued Monday even  as he is scheduled to be sworn into office on Tuesday. Meanwhile, The New York Times, which broke the story about Santos’ false claims about work, identity, college and more, reported Read More …

Suozzi Denounces Plan That Would Cut Services at Northport VA

U.S. Rep Tom Suozzi denounced the surprise news Wednesday that the Veterans Administration is considering significant changes at the VA Medical Center in Northport. The Northport Observer first reported last week that the VA was considering such changes as closing the center’s emergency room and Read More …

State to Divest From Russia Investments; Candidates Respond to Ukraine Crisis

All state agencies and authorities were told Sunday to review and divest public funds from Russia following that country’s attack on Ukraine. “This was an unprovoked war. It is an issue that we take strong exception to, in fact, we strongly condemn the action of Read More …

Zimmerman Joins Democratic Race to Succeed Suozzi

Democrat Robert Zimmerman announced Tuesday that he will run for the 3rd Congressional District spot held by incumbent Tom Suozzi, who is running for governor. Zimmerman, a businessman and a member of the Democratic National Committee, said, ““We have to restore people’s confidence that our Read More …

Almost $3 Million to Improve Long Island Sound

U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi said Monday that the 3rd congressional district had received almost $3 million to protect and preserve the Long Island Sound. The Huntington Democrat said that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services and the National Fish and Wildlife Read More …