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REPORTER FILE PHOTO | State Senator Ken LaValle.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | State Senator Ken LaValle.

You don’t get to spend a lifetime in office without being an effective legislator.

Ken LaValle (R-Port Jefferson), senior member in the New York State Senate, was first elected in 1976. In 40 years, he’s proven his ability to bring home the bacon for his district. He’s remained mostly scandal-free and has run for re-election without much of a fight from Democrats for decades. (more…)

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VERA CHINESE PHOTO Congressman Lee Zeldin speaks to reporters and concerned members of the public at a press conference on helicopter noise at Southold Town Hall in March 2015.

VERA CHINESE PHOTO Congressman Lee Zeldin speaks to reporters and concerned members of the public at a press conference on helicopter noise at Southold Town Hall in March 2015.

Congressman Lee Zeldin came out blasting Saturday night against a four-year extension of the Federal Aviation Administration’s current New York North Shore Helicopter Route, which he called “unresponsive bureaucracy at its best.” (more…)

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JULIE LANE PHOTO | Senator Kirsten Gillibrand at the Little Ram Island home of Tom Rausch and Katie Ford.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand came to Shelter Island Friday night to raise funds both for her own re-election campaign and to support other Democratic candidates, especially women in tight races in their home states, she said.

Ms. Gillibrand, 45, is seeking her second full term in the U.S. Senate. A former Congresswoman from upstate New York, Ms. Gillibrand was first appointed to the Senate to replace Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2009.

She will be opposed by Republican candidate Wendy Long this November.

The fundraiser was held at the Little Ram Island home of Tom Rausch and Katie Ford.