In our 2013 endorsement of Mary Bess Phillips and Julia Robins for Greenport Village trustee, we wrote about communication. At the time, Village Board meetings had become a recurring showdown between a small group of residents and the board.
Two years ago, the editors of this newspaper began to reconsider the number of political offices for which we issue endorsements. We ultimately decided not to modify our existing practice because most of that year’s candidates hadn’t yet been announced — and we didn’t want readers to think the policy change reflected our opinion of any of them.
After previously opposing U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in 2012, Republican nominee Wendy Long is trying her hand at defeating New York’s senior senator this time around.
You don’t get to spend a lifetime in office without being an effective legislator.
Ken LaValle (R-Port Jefferson), senior member in the New York State Senate, was first elected in 1976. In 40 years, he’s proven his ability to bring home the bacon for his district. He’s remained mostly scandal-free and has run for re-election without much of a fight from Democrats for decades.
After a challenging campaign in a 2013 special election and in his first re-election bid the following year, Anthony Palumbo (R-New Suffolk) is getting a virtual free pass this time around. His opponent this year has been so inactive, we won’t even bother to mention his name.
Tuesday is Election Day nationwide and voters in Southold Town will be asked to choose a supervisor, two council members, two trustees, a town justice and assessor. They’ll also pick a county executive and legislator.
When he ran for judge in 2013, Mattituck attorney William Goggins was by far the more aggressive candidate. He spoke passionately about the need to reform the Justice Court by creating administrative efficiencies and making it safer.
Richard Caggiano’s professional résumé and experience in community service give the appearance he’s been auditioning to be an elected Southold Town assessor all of his adult life.
A popular incumbent who won each of his first two terms in office with more than two-thirds of the vote, Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski is facing his easiest campaign yet.