12/31/18 10:00am

COURTESY IMAGE Janus, the Roman God of transitions.

Among the major events in Suffolk in 2018 was the midterm election which saw Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley), the two-term incumbent in the lst Congressional District, which includes Shelter Island, win re-election, but not by the margins he had won by before.

Also, Suffolk Legislator Monica Martinez of Brentwood became the first woman ever elected to represent Suffolk County in the State Senate. (more…)

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12/26/18 11:00am

COURTESY PHOTOS Congressman Lee Zeldin, left, and Democratic challenger Perry Gershon.

Over the next several days, leading to the New Year, the Reporter will be posting our annual Year In Review series of important stories from 2018.

The campaign for the November 2018 midterm elections started nearly two years ago, with a bunch of potential Democratic candidates and a group of protesters outside the office of incumbent Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley).  (more…)

11/18/18 11:00am

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What a midterm election — in Suffolk County and the nation!

When I entered my polling place, a poll-watcher commented about how it had been an extremely busy day. That was true of voting across the nation. For years, voter apathy has been bemoaned. Perhaps the 2018 midterms will mark a change. (more…)