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11/19/16 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The election of November 8, 2016 will have far reaching consequences in Suffolk County.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO The election of November 8, 2016 will have far reaching consequences in Suffolk County.

The astonishing win of the U.S. presidency by Donald Trump on the Republican ticket has, to put it mildly, overshadowed all other political news out of the 2016 election.

In Suffolk County, which Mr. Trump carried with 52 percent of the vote, a percentage-point more than Democrat Barack Obama did in 2012, there was a variety of less astonishing but still interesting results. Foremost was the, not unrelated, first re-election victory of Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley). (more…)

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11/08/16 10:55pm

 

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Amber Brach-Williams looks to have won a seat on the Town Board over incumbent Councilwoman Mary Dudley.I

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Amber Brach-Williams looks to have won a seat on the Town Board over incumbent Councilwoman Mary Dudley.

Amber Brach-Williams, the Republican challenger to Democratic incumbent Mary Dudley for a seat on the Town Board, is the presumed winner in a stunning victory Tuesday. (more…)

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11/04/16 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Polls are open Tuesday, November 8 from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Shelter Island School.

COURTESY PHOTO Polls are open Tuesday, November 8 from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Shelter Island School.

Just a few months ago it seemed the local election season on Shelter Island would be a quiet one. There is only one contested race, a seat on the Town Board between incumbent Democrat Mary Dudley and Republican challenger Amber Brach-Williams.

Both candidates, in their campaigns and at two public forums where they met face-to-face, were respectful and courteous to each other and engaged in a serious discussion of the issues.

But then the hyper-partisanship, personal attacks and vitriol of the presidential campaign seemed to seep into the Island’s quiet political life. (more…)