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Republicans hold NY-01: LaLota defeats Fleming

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Amityville Republican Nick LaLota kept NY-01 in the Republican column with his victory over County Legislator Bridget Fleming (D-Sag Harbor). Gov. K

Election preview 2022: candidates and propositions on this year’s ballot

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Here's a rundown of candidates and propositions on the ballot in this year's general election: governor, First Congressional District, local State Senate and State Assembly races, with sample ballots.

Tempers flare as council members move to amend supervisor’s budget proposal, sparking dispute

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Six proposed amendments to the supervisor's budget proposal angered the supervisor and sparked a heated debate at Thursday's work session.

Riverhead Democrats oust party chair after last year’s landslide losses; former town supervisor leads slate of new party leadership

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After Democratic voters ousted the incumbent party chairperson and elected 10 new members to the Riverhead Town Democratic Committee in the June party primary, the newly reconstituted committee on Tuesday elected Laura Jens-Smith as its chairperson and replaced all of its other officers.

Candidate debates in state races to take place Oct. 17, hosted by League of Women Voters

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The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons, Shelter Island and North Fork will hold candidate debates in the First Assembly District and First Senate District races on Monday evening, Oct. 17 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

LaLota wins NY-01 Republican primary

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Nick LaLota, the Republican Party designee in the First Congressional District, cruised past two challengers in the GOP primary election Tuesday, winning 47% of the votes cast in a three-way race.

Supervisor, at odds with two council members, accuses them of working to undermine her to serve their own political ambitions

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A disagreement over a policy issue has opened up a chasm on the Town Board, where two members have been quietly but increasingly at odds with the town supervisor for nearly a year. Things came to a head in the past week after the town supervisor accused two council members of conspiring against her because, she says, they want her job.

In Tuesday’s primary, three Republican candidates fight to be Zeldin’s successor

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Three contenders hoping to succeed Rep. Lee Zeldin are fighting to win the Republican nomination in the First Congressional District in the GOP primary election Aug. 23.

Man wearing spiked plastic knuckles attempts to strike Zeldin during campaign stop upstate

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A 43-year-old man was charged with attempted assault after attempting to strike Rep. Lee Zeldin while wearing plastic knuckles during a Zeldin campaign stop upstate yesterday,

With Democratic party united behind her, Fleming leads congressional candidates in fundraising, as Republicans battle in primary election

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Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming, the Democratic nominee for New York’s First Congressional District, is leading Republican congressional candidates in fundraising, as the Republicans wage a primary election battle for their party's nod to run for the seat being vacated by four-term Republican incumbent Rep. Lee Zeldin.
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