Monday Briefing: On Election Night, we will have you covered

We’ve got you covered.

That cheesy slogan, which I sometimes use to jokingly answer the phones here in the office, is appropriate for Election Night 2011. We’ll have reporters at the Republican and Democratic gatherings inSouthold and Riverhead towns, as well as with the Suffolk County committees up-Island. We’ll also be in contact with the independent candidates.

The editors will be live-blogging on election night, Tuesday, with quotes,  photos and general observations streaming in from all the reporters — all into one tidy box so readers won’t have to refresh their screens to get the ongoing results and reactions.

So login at on Election Night 2011 and stay with us for the latest.

• Good luck to all the candidates for public office who have been working hard since the summer and before in their individual efforts to get elected. We understand that participating in a campaign isn’t easy, dealing with not only the journalists but the party people and volunteers. And it’s all just to improve your hometown, right? (Well, we hope.) The least the rest of us can do is go out and vote on Tuesday.

• Long Island Restaurant Week Fall kicked off last night, Sunday. And as we reported, the promotion isn’t always a boon to area restaurants, but it’s a big win for patrons. Many of us don’t have the kind of expendable income to frequent some of the North Fork’s swankier restaurants.

These prix fix specials provide that opportunity.

We want to hear reader feedback. Do you plan to take advantage of restaurant week, and if so where, and why?

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