12/09/18 8:00am

COURTESY ILLUSTRATION Something to hope for.

There has never been a woman representing Suffolk in the New York State Senate, but that will end in the new year when Monica R. Martinez becomes a state senator.

The story of Ms. Martinez, born in El Salvador, an educator who took a pay cut from her position as a middle school assistant principal after becoming a Suffolk County legislator, is an American story, especially regarding the changing demographics of the United States. (more…)

10/26/17 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | Legislators Al Krupski D_Cutchogue), who represents the North Fork, and Legislator Bridget Fleming (D-Noyac) who represents Shelter Island..

COURTESY PHOTO | Legislators Al Krupski D_Cutchogue), who represents the North Fork, and Legislator Bridget Fleming (D-Noyac) who represents Shelter Island..

Bridget Fleming for County Legislator
Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming (D-Noyac), who represents Shelter Island and was elected in 2015, deserves another term in the Suffolk County Legislature. (more…)

07/02/17 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO At the General Meeting of the Suffolk County Legislature are, from left, Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming, Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski, Reporter Columnist Karl Grossman and East Hampton Library Director Dennis Fabiszak.

COURTESY PHOTO At a General Meeting of the Suffolk County Legislature last week are, from left, Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming, Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski, Reporter Columnist Karl Grossman and East Hampton Library Director Dennis Fabiszak.

Memories sprang into my head as I walked into the meeting room of the Suffolk County Legislature last week to receive a proclamation from the Legislature honoring me for more than 50 years as a Suffolk-based journalist and spotlighting an archive of my work that has been established at the East Hampton Library. (more…)

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06/07/17 12:00pm
TIM GANNON PHOTO The Suffolk County Republican Committee nominated Phil Boyle (left) for sheriff and Ray Perini for district attorney at Monday night’s nominating convention.

TIM GANNON PHOTO The Suffolk County Republican Committee nominated Phil Boyle (left) for sheriff and Ray Perini for district attorney at Monday night’s nominating convention.

The Suffolk County Republican Committee named Ray Perini as its candidate for district attorney and State Senator Phil Boyle for sheriff at its nominating convention Monday night in Farmingville. (more…)

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05/23/17 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO East End legislators Bridget Fleming and Al Krupski were renominated by Suffolk Democrats Monday

COURTESY PHOTO East End legislators Bridget Fleming and Al Krupski were renominated by Suffolk Democrats Monday

The Suffolk County Democratic Committee renominated East End county legislators Al Krupski and Bridget Fleming — who represents  Shelter Island — Monday night, but held off on a decision on the high-profile positions of district attorney and sheriff.

Both those countywide offices will be left vacant by retiring incumbents. (more…)