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Candidates square off at chamber debate

Rep. Lee Zeldin faced challenger Perry Gershon Wednesday night in a debate hosted by the Mattituck Chamber of Commerce. Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo and challenger Rona Smith also debated the issues.

It’s Palumbo in a landslide for Republican assembly nod; Democrat Whelan wins her party line for Surrogate Court judge

Incumbent Assembly Member Anthony Palumbo won the Republican primary election yesterday with more than 80 percent of the votes cast. Democrat Theresa Whelan won that party line for Surrogate Court, beating back a challenge by the Republican nominee.

Appellate court rules in favor of Republican assembly candidate looking to unseat second district incumbent

A panel of the Appellate Division, Second Department today reversed the Aug. 20 decision  by the trial court, who found in favor of the Suffolk County Board of Elections invalidating Republican State Assembly candidate Mike Yacubich’s petitions and keeping him off the ballot in the Sept. 13 primary election.

Court rules in favor of Board of Elections, but Yacubich says he will appeal

State Supreme Court Justice John Leo found in favor of the Board of Elections on one of three claims made by Yacubich — enough to keep the candidate off the ballot in the Sept. 13 primary election.

Republican assembly candidate asks court to overturn board of elections decision tossing his nominating petitions

Mike Yacubich, left, seeks to challenge incumbent Anthony Palumbo in a party primary election Sept. 13. His nominating petitions were ruled invalid by the Suffolk County Board of Elections.

Citing increased risks, State Legislature passes bill providing disability benefits for volunteer firefighters with cancer

Firefighters have increased cancer rates due to carcinogenic substances that burn during interior fires, according to studies cited by the legislature.

Local assembly members on opposite sides of the aisle, on opposite sides of reproductive rights bills

Abortion rights and access to contraceptives were on the agenda in the New York State Assembly this week and the East End's two assembly members, on opposite sides of the political aisle, cast opposite votes on both measures.

Candidates talk business — and a host of other topics — at joint Chamber of Commerce forum in Mattituck

Candidates for federal and state legislative offices discussed the issues last night at a forum hosted by the three local Chamber of Commerce organizations.

Palumbo hosts emergency blood drive at Tanger on July 18

A blood donation can save up to three lives. Donors to this drive are eligible to receive 2 free tickets to a Mets game.

Budgets approved by both State Senate and Assembly would dramatically increase funding to combat heroin epidemic

State lawmakers look to increase by up to 40 percent spending to combat the escalating heroin crisis in New York.
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