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09/12/19 6:40pm
09/12/2019 6:40 PM

Under pressure from his own party, Damon Rallis, the vice chair of the Southold Town Democratic Committee, resigned from that role Thursday. The decision comes two days after a pair of businessmen spoke out at a Town Board meeting against an October 2018 Facebook post by Mr. Rallis calling for people to boycott their businesses because they allegedly supported Republican candidates. (more…)

11/15/14 10:00am
11/15/2014 10:00 AM
Tim Bishop addressed the crowd on Election Day Nov. 4 after losing to Republican Lee Zeldin. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Tim Bishop addresses the crowd on Election Day Nov. 4 after losing to Republican Lee Zeldin. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

When I began reporting on Suffolk County politics back in February 2006, the Democratic party here was on the rise.

In Brookhaven Town, where I was assigned at the time, Democrats were one month into their first majority in more than 25 years. The party controlled the Legislature, the 1st District Assemblyman was a Democrat and so was our local congressman. Suffolk also had just as many Democratic town supervisors as Republicans in office and the county executive was a Democrat.  (more…)

11/25/13 2:19pm
11/25/2013 2:19 PM
CARRIE MILLER FILE PHOTO | Southold Town Justice William Price celebrated his victory at the Democrats’ election night headquarters at Touch of Venice in Cutchogue earlier this month.

CARRIE MILLER FILE PHOTO | Southold Town Justice William Price celebrated his victory at the Democrats’ election night headquarters at Touch of Venice in Cutchogue earlier this month.

Southold Town Justice William Price said Monday that his next term will be his last.

The 62-year-old judge, who will be sworn in for his ninth term in January, said he does not plan to seek re-election in 2017.

“I’m not running ever again,” he said.

When asked why, he simply replied, “I’ll be 66 years old.”

Mr. Price, a former Republican, was first elected in 1981 when he defeated Democrat John Lee with 61 percent of the vote to replace Republican Justice James Rich, who did not seek re-election that year.

In office for 32 years, Mr. Price was dropped from the Republican ticket in favor of Mattituck attorney William Goggins this spring. But after receiving Democratic backing for the first time in his career, Mr. Price handily defeated his opponent with 59 percent of the vote.

Immensely popular, Mr. Price has only been challenged four times in his political career. After winning re-election by 70 percent of the vote in 1989, he ran uncontested in five consecutive elections prior to this November.

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