05/01/15 2:00pm
05/01/2015 2:00 PM

The red districts voted against holding more meetings further east, while the green areas voted for it. (Credit: Paul Squire,  Suffolk County district map)

The red districts voted against holding more meetings further east, while the green areas voted for it. (Credit: Paul Squire, Suffolk County district map)

The Suffolk County legislators’ reasons for voting ‘no’ varied: the inconvenience of moving staff, the cost of added mileage or a reluctance to mess with a government they say already works.

But there was one thing universally true for all the legislators who voted against a proposal holding more meetings on the East End: they all represent districts far west of here.

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07/12/14 3:00pm
07/12/2014 3:00 PM

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Waterfront Fund executive committee chair Barbara Schnitzler discusses plans for the Galley Ho Saturday morning at the New Suffolk Elementary School. (Credit: Rachel Young)

Just beyond the entrance of New Suffolk Elementary School, a multi-colored poster states the following: “Only POSITIVE attitudes allowed beyond this point.”

But on Saturday morning, as dozens of community members packed into a classroom to hear a presentation from the New Suffolk Waterfront Fund about the nonprofit’s hotly contested plans for the relocation and renovation of the Galley Ho restaurant, the mood was more combative than cheerful.  (more…)

07/11/13 6:00am
07/11/2013 6:00 AM

TIM KELLY FILE PHOTO | Republican Town Justice William Price addressing Southold’s Democrats, including party Chairman Art Tillman (left) and Deputy Chairman Bob Meguin.

TIM KELLY FILE PHOTO | Republican Town Justice William Price addressing Southold’s Democrats, including party Chairman Art Tillman (left) and Deputy Chairman Bob Meguin.

To the editor:

This is in regard to Grant Parpan’s recent column on the June Southold Democratic Committee meeting.

Our Meet-the-Candidates meeting was open to all, as are most of our meetings. We welcome the public and press. Open discussion makes a difference, as our candidate Judge Bill Price noted after attending one recently.

I ask Mr. Parpan and more senior staffers of The Suffolk Times how many Republican committee meetings have they been invited to recently or over the years?

A comment I made at the last meeting and not reported reflects the feelings of many: Southold Town government is not a club, nor is it the extension of a country club and as Lincoln said, “It is a government of the people, by the people and for the people.” Government belongs to all of us.

This year’s Democratic candidates represent the wide age, occupational and life experiences of those living here. Young people, seniors, natives and newcomers all are welcome and all are encouraged to participate.

Balance does make a difference.

Art Tillman, chairman, Southold Democratic Committee

11/05/10 9:34pm
11/05/2010 9:34 PM

Dan Losquadro

Assembly candidate Dan Losquadro said Saturday that he believes he has defeated incumbent Marc Alessi (D-Shoreham), after a Suffolk County Board of Elections recanvassing has him leading by nearly 900 votes.
Mr. Losquadro, who said he was cautiously optimistic he would win after the first count Tuesday night, said he is now “confident” he will be declared winner when the final results become official.
“I don’t know if his camp is ready to concede or not, but I’m confident it’s not going to change from here,” Mr. Losquadro said.
Preliminary Board of Elections results had Mr. Losquadro ahead by just 40 votes when the polls closed Tuesday. But the Republican candidate, who currently serves as minority leader in the Suffolk County Legislature,  said he picked up votes in several districts that had Mr. Alessi ahead by a wide margin.
“I knew my numbers were going to move,” he said. ” When you see some election districts that had 92 percent or 86 percent for Alessi, you figure you’ll gain some votes there. I didn’t see any anomalies like that where I was leading big.”
Mr. Alessi did not immediately return a call for comment.
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