Election 2024: Campaign Kickoffs; Endorsements and Awards

Politicians are fundraising and winning endorsements as election season is underway at events around Huntington. Read More …

Hochul Signs Congressional Redistricting Bill

Gov. Kathy Hochul signed legislation Wednesday, allowing new maps of congressional districts to go into effect in 2025. The legislature approved the bill earlier in the day. The new maps will bring parts of Huntington back into the Third District, which is represented by Tom 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 to Temporarily Take Suozzi’s Huntington Office

When Congressman-elect Nick LaLota takes office next week, he will continue to use the Huntington office of outgoing US Rep. Tom Suozzi, at least for now. Lauren Lembo, the former Town of Huntington public information officer who has become LaLota’s district director, said the office Read More …

Suozzi Seeks Biden’s Help for Huntington Man Held in China

U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi urged the White House Wednesday to intervene in the case of a Chinese-American man  from Huntington who has been imprisoned in China since 2018. Businessman Kai Li, who is 60, was accused by Chinese authorities of espionage, and convicted after a Read More …

Hochul, Zeldin Win Primaries for Governor

US Rep. Lee Zeldin won the Republican gubernatorial nomination Tuesday, while Gov. Kathy Hochul easily captured the Democratic nomination. Zeldin defeated a full roster of Republican opponents: Rob Astorino, a former Westchester County executive, Andrew Giuliani, son of former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, 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 …

Top Court Rejects Congressional, State Senate Maps

The New York State Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that a court-appointed special master draw up new congressional and State Senate districts, finding that the lines created earlier this year were  gerrymandered to give Democrats an illegal advantage. The 4-3 ruling found that the illegal Read More …

Update: Lieutenant Governor Resigns After His Arrest

Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin resigned Tuesday afternoon, following his arrest on federal charges involving campaign funds. Gov. Kathy Hochul said, “I have accepted Brian Benjamin’s resignation effective immediately. While the legal process plays out, it is clear to both of us that he cannot continue Read More …

D’Arrigo, Suozzi Pick Up Endorsements

Melanie D’Arrigo, the progressive candidate who is running to become the US representative in the Third Congressional District, has won the endorsement of  Sonia Ossorio, the president of the New York chapter of the National Organization for Women. “Melanie is a proven leader who has Read More …

Suozzi Pushes Ban on Import of Russian Energy Supplies

US Rep. Tom Suozzi said Monday that the United States should stop all imports of energy from Russia because of that country’s war against Ukraine. “We have to stop buying oil from Russia,” the Democratic congressman said. “It doesn’t make any sense that we are supporting Read More …