As absentee ballots are counted and the results of the 1st Congressional District race will soon be certified, local Democrats have found a silver lining in a loss that saw their candidate receive dramatically more support than in the two most recent elections.
Tuesday’s elections on Long Island brought large numbers of voters to the polls, with long lines and wait times. In eastern Long Island’s 1st Congressional District, turnout reached nearly 250,000 — approximately 78,000 more votes were cast than in the midterm election four years ago. READ
Before a crowd of jubilant supporters late Tuesday night, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) vowed to work together with everyone to find common ground toward improving the community, while also saying the country must find a way to unite in what has become a turbulent political climate. READ
Election Day 2018 has arrived.
The Suffolk Times has you covered with everything you need to know before voting. READ
By now, you’ve probably heard them debate the issues — and you’ve certainly seen their TV ads — but who are they?
Here’s some background on the candidates for Congress, state Senate and state Assembly. READ
The Nov. 6 ballot features a bevy of contests in addition to the prominent race for the 1st Congressional District seat.
Here’s a quick rundown of who’s who. READ
The New York State budget that was approved last spring by the Assembly and Senate and signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo included $175,000 for the creation of the North Fork Behavioral Health Initiative. READ
Ken LaValle (R-Port Jefferson) has become synonymous with this district during his four-decade run in the New York State Senate. His résumé speaks for itself. READ
On election night 2016, Republican Suffolk County chairman John Jay LaValle praised Congressman Lee Zeldin by saying that he had gone to Washington, D.C., and become “a national TV star.” It was fitting praise, considering the direction politics has taken under President Trump. It’s all about ratings. (more…)
It’s not uncommon around Election Day to see candidates appear on television interview shows.
It’s rare, however, for that television station to broadcast out of a local high school. READ