The Cuban Revolution caused Jesus Garcia to flee Cuba to the United States. His son, Jesse Garcia, raised in Suffolk County and having spent his life here, was just elected chairman of one of the historically powerful political organizations in the U.S., the Suffolk Republican Party. (more…)
FILE PHOTO | Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley)
Will what is being called the “Trump Factor” — a negative view of the Republican candidate for president that could affect GOP candidates down the ballot — impact Congressman Lee Zeldin’s (R-Shirley) reelection bid? (more…)
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Planning Board member Emory Breiner reminisced at a recent Town Board work session about picking up then-Congressman Felix Grucci years ago at North Ferry and driving him to some Island function.
“Why did you let this happen to Route 114?” Mr. Grucci asked his driver, looking out at what sits along North Ferry Road.
Why indeed? (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Voting inspector Tim Bohen assists a voter at the Shelter Island School Tuesday. Turnout was off on Shelter Island this midterm election.
Republican Lee Zeldin, 34, of Shirley topped incumbent Democrat Tim Bishop in the 1st District Congressional race, starting with a lead when the first results were announced Tuesday night and then widening his margin of victory throughout the night. (more…)