Ex-Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi and U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Queens) won Long Island Democratic congressional primaries Tuesday, but a third local race was too close to call, according to unofficial results. Suozzi decalred victory with 36 percent of the vote in the crowded field of five Democrats seeking to replace outgoing U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington), who’s not seeking re-election. Meeks, who represents part of Nassau County, easily fended off Democratic challenger Ali Mirza, a publicist and county worker. But former Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst had a slim 29-vote lead over opponent David Calone, a former federal prosecutor turned venture capitalist.
Voters who are registered Democrats will cast their ballots to decide who wins their party line in three Long Island Congressional primary elections on Tuesday, June 28. What follows is a voters’ guide profiling each of LI’s nine Democratic Congressional primary candidates.
Three beaches on Long Island from the East End to the New York City line were named among the best in the country by experts and national publications last month. It’s been widely reported that Dr. Beach named Cooper’s Beach in Southampton among top 10 in the nation on his annual list released May 26. The news also spread that USA Today gave Long Beach a similar nod in a story published the same day. But a third report, this one by Travel and Leisure magazine, also ranked Shelter Island among the best—and Long Beach got a second hat tip in that story, too.
“It was like being in some movie of Land of The Lost, where you saw things that you were not supposed to see in life,” Cuomo said. “I mean you would have liked to have lived your whole life and not had seen these things or experienced them because then you can’t get them out of your mind once you’ve seen them. I mean it was terrible.”
The partial remains of a dead humpback whale were found floating in the waters off Westhampton over the weekend, marine biologists said. Southampton Town Bay Constables towed the carcass, initially sighted approximately a half mile off of Fish Creek in Remsenburg, to the end of South Bay Avenue so team of biologists from the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation could examine the remains on Saturday afternoon, officials said.
A Southampton Town councilman resigned his post and admitted to illegally selling prescription painkillers over a three-year span. Bradley Bender pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiring...