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It’s past time for a change in Democratic Party leadership in New York and Long Island

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Opinion: Under the leadership of Jay Jacobs and Rich Schaffer, Long Island has bled seats for several election cycles, at the local, state, and federal level. Guest column by Shoshana Hershkowitz

‘Former proud Republican’ denounces Trump, Zeldin

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I'm a former proud registered Republican. I left the party the moment Donald Trump was nominated. I never could have predicted he'd...

While politicians fight with each other in Riverhead, who’s looking out for residents?

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Nothing in this public battle gives even a nod to the town or residents. The flying insults and accusations have nothing to do with working for Riverhead, but only with jockeying for power, position and control.

Zeldin: Hochul must do more to expand COVID testing

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Rep. Lee Zeldin and a number of New York State Republican officials today criticized the Hochul administration’s pandemic response, which Zeldin said has exhibited “utter incompetence.”

Democratic legislators intent on moving forward with Suffolk redistricting plan on their last day in power

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After winning another stay in the Appellate Division, Suffolk County Democrats will try one last time to adopt their bitterly contested legislative redistricting plan at a special meeting of the county legislature on Friday — the last day the party will have majority control of the legislature.

Documents in ex-Suffolk DA’s corruption trial reveal county politics at their sordid worst

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Thanks to the federal judge in disgraced Suffolk district attorney Tom Spota's corruption trial, we have a glimpse into how things work behind the scenes in Suffolk. It's not a pretty picture and hasn't been fully reported by the press. Column by Greg Blass.

Where was Zeldin’s outrage all along?

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Anyone in New York State who believes Lee Zeldin to be a viable candidate to replace Andrew Cuomo should also consider the warning from Aesop, “A man is known by the company he keeps.”

Appointment of new council member is on today’s town board agenda

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The Riverhead Town Board appears poised to appoint Kenneth Rothwell of Wading River to fill the vacancy left by Jodi Giglio's election to the State Assembly

Filling a vacancy with swampy politics

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“…That’s not serious governing. It’s swampy politics.” U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska), Dec. 31, 2020 And that is exactly...

Town board will vote to select Giglio’s successor, supervisor says

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The town board will appoint someone to serve out the balance of Councilwoman Jodi Giglio's term. Giglio was elected to the State Assembly and takes office Jan. 1.
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