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Sound Beach Democrat tosses hat in the ring for Second Assembly District

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Will Schleisner of Sound Beach today announced his candidacy for the Second Assembly District seat currently held by Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo (R-New Suffolk).

Riverhead assessor retires after 21 years of service

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Paul Leszczynski of Aquebogue has retired after 21 years of service as Riverhead Town assessor.

‘A total Schiff show’: Zeldin’s remarks during historic impeachment debate

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Transcript and video of Rep. Lee Zeldin's remarks during the House debate on articles of impeachment Dec. 18.

South Fork Legislator Bridget Fleming launches campaign for Congress

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Legis. Bridget Fleming says its time NY-01 again has a representative who will get back to basics and advocate for the district.

College student, 19, announces run for State Senate

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Skyler Johnson (D-Mount Sinai) wants a chance to challenge State Senate's longest-serving member, Ken LaValle (R-Port Jefferson), who was first elected in 1976.

Crime victims advocate Laura Ahearn to challenge State Senator Ken LaValle in 2020

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Parent’s for Megan’s Law founder Laura Ahearn today announced her candidacy for the First Senate District seat held by State Senator Ken LaValle since 1977.

Jamesport business owner and civic leader running for town board on Libertarian line

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William Van Helmond, owner of a Jamesport landscaping business and president of the Greater Jamesport Civic Association has entered the race for town board.

Will county taxpayers recoup any money from a ‘faithless servant’?

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After Democrats squashed a Republican attempt to get restitution from Suffolk's ex-police chief for a $1.5 million judgment due to his criminal behavior, a lawsuit to recover the ex-chief 's pay has been placed in the hands of a law firm whose partners have contributed more than $30,000 to the county executive's campaigns. Will that affect the outcome of the suit — or at least keep it out of the public eye until after Election Day?

A Riverhead first: Democrats tap all-women slate for town offices

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For the first time in town history, a major party is fielding an all-women slate of candidates for town office.

When politics trumps common sense

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A town hall saga that has all the clumsy intrigue, confused play-acting, crude politics, and shameful pettiness of a cheap novel.
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