He could have been, and should have been, a contender for Suffolk County executive.
But Patrick Vecchio had to settle for staying on as a town supervisor.
And did he stay on! Smithtown Town supervisor for 40 years, he became the longest-serving town supervisor ever in Suffolk County and the state. (more…)
No matter which candidate for Suffolk County sheriff is victorious on Election Day, the winner will be someone with law enforcement experience, thanks to a primary last month. (more…)
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Election Day is a month away — November 7 — and although it’s an off-year election in Suffolk County, there are some remarkable elements. (more…)
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“I’d like to see them abandon this task that they are compelled to do,” said State Assemblyman Fred Thiele, Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) last week about a revised plan by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to go after mute swans, possibly killing some of the birds. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO A scene during Superstorm Sandy from October 2012.
As the second monster hurricane of the season was set to strike American shores, we were out sailing on Little Peconic Bay with a friend, a long-time resident of Miami Beach who sold her home on that built-up barrier island to moved to higher ground in Florida. (more…)