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Politics & Government

The Slow Switch to Red in the Latino Community

For decades, the Latino community was reliably Democratic. However, according to the National Republican Congressional Committee’s Battleground Survey Project’s recent poll, Democrats only hold a small advantage over Republicans with Hispanic voters -- at...

Amid Voicing ShotSpotter Support, DA Tierney Drops Bombshell Revelation

Suffolk County District Attorney Ray Tierney (R-Commack) presented his case for bringing back shot spotter technology to the county before the Suffolk County Legislature’s Public Safety Committee on June 16. As the name suggests,...

9-1-1 Operators Warn of Lack of Support

Suffolk County 9-1-1 operators plead their case before the Public Safety Committee of the Suffolk County Legislature on June 2, during the public portion. The 9-1-1 operators expressed their immense frustration over the lack of...

Body Cameras Unanimously Approved

Following controversies regarding policing after the murder of George Floyd, Suffolk County began to move in the direction of body cameras for its patrol officers. Just recently, on June 2, at a press conference,...

Maps Finalized, For Now

The court-appointed special master finally released what appears to be the settled lines for senatorial and congressional districts after taking in criticism from his initial draft. The new district lines particularly shake up congressional...

Brookhaven: BOE Results

Rocky Point  The at large election results are as follows:  Susan Sullivan 595*  Erin Walsh 515**  Nick Contes 514  Nicole Kelly 485  Susan Wilson 258  Jason Ford 221  *Elected to a three-year term  ** Walsh gets a one-year term created by the early...

Islip Votes for BOEs

The results from various Islip Board of Education elections are as follows:  Connetquot  Jackie Napolitano beat Sara Smith with a vote of 2,390 – 1,319. The budget passed with a vote of 2,585 - 1,102. Two...

School Board Results: Smithtown, Kings Park, Hauppauge, and Commack

The results are as follows: Smithtown CSD The budget was approved with a final vote of 5,250 - 2,460. Proposition #2 to establish a capital reserve fund passed with a final vote of 5,249 - 2,241 Incumbent...

Puleo and Pascale: The Republican Primary Escalates

County Clerk Judith Pascale (R) took to Facebook, in a message that was shared by the Suffolk County Police Benevolence Association (PBA), to voice her contempt for the Suffolk GOP that declined to designate...

Remembering the Legacy of Tom Muratore

A collection of local officials came together on April 23 to honor a former colleague, the late, five-time elected Legislator Tom Muratore (R-Ronkonkoma).   The group of current and former officials from across Long Island...

Editorial Board: April 28, 2022

On Friday night, better weather than we’ve had on this Island and beyond it all year, younger generations reined in the seasonal changeover by doing everything but staying inside to watch the game.  Meanwhile, older...

Elon Musk and the Twitter Takeover

He did it. He did the thing he said he was going to.  What happens when an “ideological enigma” buys a leading digital space with fixations on taking the seminal social media platform private? Chaos,...

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