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Jun
26
2024

Former CNN anchor John Avlon won the 1st Congressional District Democratic primary by 40 points on Tuesday, buoyed by higher turnout and after emphasizing that he was more likely to flip the seat than chemist Nancy Goroff, political analysts said Wednesday.

In mailings, commercials and stump speechs, Avlon repeatedly asserted that he was better poised than Goroff to win in a general matchup with freshman Rep. Nick LaLota (R-Amityville...read more ››

Jun
3
2024

POLITICS
What was Trump convicted of? Details on the 34 counts and his guilty verdict

By Stefan Becket
Updated on: June 3, 2024 / 9:27 AM EDT / CBS News

Former President Donald Trump's conviction in New York stemmed from a $130,000 "hush money" payment his attorney Michael Cohen made to adult film star Stormy Daniels in the days before the 2016 election. Prosecutors said the deal was meant to keep voters in the dark...read more ››

Feb
27
2024

New congressional district lines drawn by New York Democrats are already shaking up one race on Long Island.

Former State Sen. James Gaughran, who previously said that he would drop out if he lost his base of support in Huntington Town, announced Tuesday afternoon that he would not seek the Democratic nomination in the First Congressional District.

While the new map only moved a few of Huntington’s election districts west to CD3...read more ››

Feb
20
2024

The breakneck special election frenzy in the Third Congressional District is over, but the focus on what happens with the other three House seats on Long Island is just starting to rev up.

Now the race for the First Congressional District seat is on the cusp of getting an extra dose of national notice as John Avlon, who recently departed CNN as an on-air political analyst and fill-in anchor, prepares to jump in on the Democratic side....read more ››

Jul
25
2023

In a recent letter Leg. Stephanie Bontempi asserts that the Legislators are keeping the water quality referendum off the ballot because they want to “do their homework” before bringing the water quality initiative to the people to vote on.

Anyone with any knowledge of the proposed water quality project knows that this plan, which has wide bipartisan support, has been years in the making at the state and county level with ample...read more ››

Jul
8
2023

Republicans in the Suffolk County Legislature are playing politics with our water quality.

So many of us choose to live in our community because of the beauty and recreation that our local waters provide. Yet we have become all too aware in recent years of more frequent beach closures stretching from Cold Spring Harbor and Northport to the Peconic and Great South Bays due to bacteria in our water that can be harmful to our health. We...read more ››

Jun
29
2023

The Supreme Court says colleges and universities can no longer take race into consideration as a specific basis for granting admission, a landmark decision overturning long-standing precedent that has benefited Black and Latino students in higher education.

Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the opinion for the conservative majority, saying the Harvard and University of North Carolina admissions programs violated the Equal Protection...read more ››

Apr
1
2023

A grand jury in New York City voted Thursday to indict Donald Trump — the first time a former U.S. president has faced criminal charges.

The historic indictment comes in a case centered on $130,000 in payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels during the closing days of the 2016 presidential campaign. Daniels claimed she slept with the married Trump in 2006, a claim he has denied. Trump had classified his reimbursement of the payout as...read more ››

Jan
30
2023

Response to Supervisor Smyth’s Open Letter to Governor Hochul

Among the many lessons from the George Santos saga is that a politician’s words should be closely scrutinized for accuracy. In that vein, I offer my comments on the accuracy (and hypocrisy) of Supervisor Ed Smyth’s letter in response to Governor Hochul’s housing proposal. Smyth continues to perpetuate two myths: Huntington cannot sustain more housing and Huntington has...read more ››

Jan
9
2023

QUEENS, NY — A watchdog group filed a Federal Election Commission complaint Monday accusing Long Island Rep. George Santos of illegally funneling money from "unknown persons" to his campaign, and deliberately concealing them as a personal $705,000 loan to his own campaign.

The Washington, D.C.-based watchdog group, Campaign Legal Center, named Santos, 34, under the Elmhurst address where his sister reportedly owes $40,000 in unpaid...read more ››

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