(Credit: Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office)
On Shelter Island, Zephyr Teachout defeated Governor Andrew Cuomo for the Democratic nomination for governor.
Shelter Island Town Democrats “are not far-left liberals by any means,” said Heather Reylek, long-time Shelter Island Democratic chairwoman. “Many are fiscal conservatives.”
Ms. Teachout beat Mr. Cuomo on the Island 55 to 46.
But it wasn’t just on the Island. Ms. Teachout did extraordinarily well in Suffolk County and statewide. (more…)
The closing of four and likely five of the dozen casino hotels in Atlantic City should cause public officials in Suffolk County and New York State to wake up.
(Credit: Zephyr Teachout’s Facebook page)
Zephyr Teachout is challenging incumbent Andrew Cuomo in a primary this coming Tuesday to decide who will be the Democratic nominee for governor.
Despite the 2010 offshore oil drilling disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, despite the U.S. suddenly becoming the top oil producer in the world and despite decades of opposition, President Barack Obama is moving to open up the offshore Atlantic to oil and gas drilling.
A group of Congressional representatives led by Tim Bishop of Southampton is calling on the federal government not to sell Plum Island, as it plans, but to put it under the jurisdiction of a “federal agency such as the U.S. National Park Service or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.” In their June 30 letter to the House and Senate appropriation committees, the representatives says they “remain deeply concerned” about the “ecological value” of Plum Island. (more…)
Kimogener Point on the Bay off New Suffolk Avenue. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)
The only Long Islander running statewide on a major party ticket this year, Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, a Democrat, was on the East End last week.
It was an unusual political happening since he was introduced by the top Republican officeholder in Suffolk County government, Joseph Sawicki, and because of the different constituencies involved in the event. (more…)
Lee Zeldin, left, and George Demos, right, both hope to appear opposite Congressman Tim Bishop on the ballot in November’s election.
It was one bitter Republican primary battle between Lee Zeldin and George Demos ending last month. (more…)
PSEG, which at the start of 2014 became the electric utility on Long Island under a scheme advanced by Governor Andrew Cuomo, is finally beginning to get an earful from its customers on the East End.