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Feb
18
2021
Joe Schramm

Huntington Democrats have selected Northport businessman Joe Schramm to run for Town Board this fall.

Schramm, 67, owns Schramm Marketing Group, which specializes in digital video, pay television, sports, not-for-profits, multicultural audiences, Major League Soccer and business conferences.

He is a member of the Northport school district’s futures committee and the police review committee, which is assessing residents’ views of...read more ››

Feb
13
2021

The findings of an independent investigation into the alleged actions of Huntington Supervisor Chad Lupinacci raise disturbing and as yet, still unanswered questions.  

The highly qualified national labor and employment law firm, Jackson Lewis, was retained in March 2020 by a unanimous vote of the Huntington Town Board to examine allegations that Lupinacci exhibited sexual predatory behavior with a then town employee.

After...read more ››

Feb
12
2021

Former Huntington school board president Jen Hebert has been chosen by town Democrats to run for a seat on the Town Board in November.

One board opening will come up with Democratic Councilman Mark Cuthbertson’s decision to run for the Suffolk County 18th Legislative District. And Republican Councilman Ed Smyth is up for re-election.

Hebert said Friday that “I’m running because I have recently ended a Board of Education run of...read more ››

Feb
11
2021

Huntington Democrats have tapped a woman who leads a Long Island nonprofit to run for town supervisor — her first for political office.

Huntington Station resident Rebecca Sanin is president and chief executive of the Health and Welfare Council of Long Island, a nonprofit health and human services planning, education, and advocacy organization. She previously worked as an assistant deputy county executive for Suffolk County Executive...read more ››

Feb
2
2021

The 39-year-old former presidential candidate is the youngest U.S. Transportation Secretary.

Buttigieg is tasked with ensuring safety on airlines, trains and other modes of transportation during the Covid-19 crisis in the 55,000-person DOT.

The former South Bend, Indiana, mayor said in his confirmation hearing that said he will focus on infrastructure and transportation safety.

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed Pete...read more ››

Feb
2
2021

The Senate confirmed Alejandro Mayorkas to lead the Department of Homeland Security.

He is the first Latino and first foreign-born person to run the department.

Mayorkas has previously served as deputy secretary at DHS under former President Barack Obama.

WASHINGTON – The Senate confirmed Alejandro Mayorkas on Tuesday to lead the nation’s Department of Homeland Security, making him the first Latino to hold the role....read more ››

Feb
1
2021

With Democrats now in control of both houses of Congress and the White House, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Rep. Thomas Suozzi have reintroduced legislation to restore the full State and Local Tax deduction, a move that would cut taxes for thousands of Long Island homeowners, Newsday has learned exclusively.

The lawmakers simultaneously introduced legislation Thursday that would eliminate the $10,000 SALT cap on federal tax...read more ››

Feb
1
2021

This February, during Black History Month, I call on the American people to honor the history and achievements of Black Americans and to reflect on the centuries of struggle that have brought us to this time of reckoning, redemption, and hope.

We have never fully lived up to the founding principles of this nation that all people are created equal and have the right to be treated equally throughout their lives. We know that it is...read more ››

Jan
20
2021

Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was sworn in Wednesday as the 46th president of the United States, pledging to confront an array of convulsing challenges and bring healing and unity to a deeply fractured nation.

“This is our historic moment of crisis and challenge,” Biden said in an inaugural address that called on America to end its “uncivil war” and embrace a united front amid a series of daunting crises. “Unity is the path forward. And...read more ››

Jan
20
2021

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn in Wednesday as president and vice president of the United States, taking the helm of a deeply divided nation and inheriting a confluence of crises faced by few of their predecessors.

With Donald Trump absent — he became the first president since 1869 to skip his successor's inauguration — Biden said he would be the president "for all Americans."

"We must end this uncivil war that pits red...read more ››

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