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Oct
23
2018

The Suffolk Board of Elections has stopped automatically allowing walk-in voters to cast their absentee ballots at its Yaphank headquarters after years of allowing the practice, officials said.

Republican Elections Commissioner Nicholas LaLota has ordered GOP election workers to process absentee requests on a first-come, first-served basis, even if that means those who show up in person have to wait hours or return the next day while...read more »

Oct
23
2018

Democratic congressional candidate Perry Gershon called on the U.S. attorney's office to investigate Republican opponent Rep. Lee Zeldin for sending a campaign mailer with the wrong deadline to return absentee ballots.

The mailers told voters to postmark their ballots by Nov. 6. The actual deadline is Nov. 5. Ballots mailed in late are disqualified under state election law.

In 2016, Zeldin's campaign also listed the deadline to...read more »

Oct
13
2018

By The Editorial Board
Updated October 13, 2018 6:00 AM

Tom DiNapoli has held the role of state comptroller for more than decade. As the state’s chief fiscal officer and sole trustee of New York’s common retirement fund, DiNapoli has navigated through economic crises, stabilized and grown the pension fund, taken on public corruption, and shone a spotlight on agencies and municipalities through the auditing process, while managing...read more »

Oct
2
2018

LONG ISLANDPOLITICSSPIN CYCLE
Former President Barack Obama endorses Long Island Democrats for state Senate
Democrats in New York are trying to take control of the Senate from Republicans.
Former President of the United States, Barack Obama,
Former President of the United States, Barack Obama, addresses the Nordic Business Forum business seminar in Helsinki, Finland on Sept. 27, 2018. Photo Credit: AFP/Getty Images/...read more »

Sep
24
2018

Opinion
The Best Way for Democrats to Win Working-Class Voters
Show up on people’s doorsteps, and the recipe is simple: listen and offer compelling solutions and information that’s new to them that they can connect with their lives.

By Matt Morrison
Mr. Morrison is the executive director of Working America, an A.F.L.-C.I.O. political organizing arm.
Sept. 24, 2018

When we asked 4,035 working-class voters...read more »

Sep
13
2018

Democratic Family Court Judge Theresa Whelan won Thursday over Republican attorney Tara Scully in the Democratic primary for Surrogate Judge, setting up an intense general election rematch for the patronage-rich judicial seat.

Whelan, leading 65 percent to 35 percent with 98 percent of precincts reporting, thanked Democratic Chairman Rich Schaffer “for having confidence in me and my credentials.” She added: “I’m looking forward to...read more »

Sep
13
2018

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo took a decisive step toward a third term on Thursday, quelling a liberal rebellion by turning aside the insurgent challenge of Cynthia Nixon to claim the Democratic nomination in New York.

Mr. Cuomo had marshaled the support of nearly all of the state and country’s most powerful Democratic brokers — elected officials, party leaders, labor unions and wealthy real estate interests — to defeat Ms. Nixon, beating her...read more »

Aug
26
2018

Should be beautiful weather.

Meet at 168 East Main Street

Shifts at 12 noon and 3 PMread more »

Aug
25
2018
Pizza after

Join Jim and Steve, have coffee, knock on some doors, have fun, with pizza after.read more »

Aug
8
2018

The Huntington Town Board reinstated, created and abolished several jobs at Tuesday’s town board meeting, again drawing criticisim from some members of the board over patronage and transparency.

The reshuffling included reinstating positions with salaries totaling $284,920, creating $272,413 in new jobs and abolishing $268,165 in positions.

According to town documents, $289,168 will be taken out of contingency to help fund newly...read more »

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