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10/09/19 2:30pm

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Democratic candidate for supervisor Gerry Siller (left), who occupied that office for two terms in the 1990s, and Republican incumbent Supervisor Gary Gerth reflected on their differing management styles at Sunday’s Candidates Forum sponsored by the Shelter Island League of Women Voters and the Shelter Island Association.

t was a packed house in the auditorium at Shelter Island School Sunday as seven candidates spelled out their thinking about a number of local issues, all generally agreeing the top three are water quality, affordable housing and tick-borne diseases. (more…)

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10/02/19 12:00pm

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Seven candidates — two seeking the supervisor’s seat and five vying for two seats on the Town Board — will take the stage Sunday at the Shelter Island School auditorium for the traditional League of Women Voters of Shelter Island Candidates Forum. (more…)

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09/06/19 12:00pm

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The old saying that no one pays attention to politics until after Labor Day is true — except for party leaders and candidates who have been busy defining issues and mapping strategies.

As the official election season opens for the race to Election Day 2019, we caught up with the Island politicos. (more…)

07/02/19 2:00pm

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Does the defeat of former Suffolk County Republican Chairman John Jay LaValle last week in a race for Port Jefferson mayor — in which Mr. LaValle’s close links to President Trump was a main issue — mean trouble for Mr. Trump in 2020 in Suffolk?

Does it also mean trouble for another staunch backer of Mr. Trump, U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley), running for re-election this year? (more…)