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Suozzi, Meeks Win Long Island Primaries; East End Race Too Close...

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.

Long Island Congressional Primary Voters Guide 2016

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.

Critics Urge Suffolk to Drop Proposed Kratom Ban

The county legislature is scheduled to vote on the bill May 10.

Suffolk Proposes Banning Kratom, an Herb That Gives a ‘Legal High’

If the bill passes, violators would face punishments of fines up to $1,000 or one year in jail. A public hearing on the proposal is scheduled for Tuesday. New York State is considering similar legislation.

Rep. Steve Israel Won’t Run for Re-election, Setting Off Race to...

The veteran Long Island Democrat leaves after eight terms in Congress and now the race is on to succeed him.

Suffolk Bill Requiring Direct 911 Calls from Hotels Advances

A murder victim's family joined Suffolk County lawmakers and supporters backing legislation that would require hotels and motels to update their phone systems to allow direct calls to police without dialing "9" first.

Suffolk Dems Maintain Legislative Majority

Republicans picked off one key seat but Democrats unseated a renegade member who didn't caucus with the party.

Safe Boating Week Debuts Saturday in Suffolk

“A day out on the water should be a pleasure, not one that ends in tragedy.”
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