2020 Elections

Counting of Suffolk’s 168,000+ Absentee Ballots to Begin Next Week

Pictured Above: The race between Stony Brook chemist Nancy Goroff and Congressman Lee Zeldin has been among the most-watched local races. Mr. Zeldin has declared victory, but Dr. Goroff has not conceded. The Suffolk County Board of Elections will begin counting the more than 168,000 absentee ballots it has received to date after the Nov. 16 deadline to receive overseas military ballots. Regular absentee ballots postmarked by Election Day were
Morning Bulletin

This Morning’s Bulletin — 8.27.20

Good Morning! • Today will be partly sunny, with a high temperature near 85 degrees and a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2 p.m. Some of the storms could be severe. Winds will be out of the southeast at 6 to 10 miles per hour, becoming west in the afternoon. We're expecting showers and thunderstorms this evening, mainly before 10 p.m., with mostly cloudy skies and
Congressman Lee Zeldin in his speech at the Republican National Convention
2020 Elections

Zeldin Doubles Down on Support for President & Law Enforcement

Read Our Full Coverage of This Year's Elections East End Congressman Lee Zeldin doubled down on his support for both President Donald Trump and law enforcement this week. Mr. Zeldin, a three-term Republican incumbent, praised the president extensively in a three-minute speech delivered from the Westhampton Beach VFW Post 5350 aired Wednesday night at the Republican National Convention. On Tuesday, in the midst of more unrest over the police shooting
Nancy Goroff on the Aug. 18 Zoom call with PEER.
2020 Elections

Campaign 2020: Goroff Talks Strategy, Issues

Pictured Above: Nancy Goroff on the Aug. 18 Zoom call with PEER. Read Our Full Coverage of This Year's Elections Nancy Goroff, the former Stony Brook chemistry department chair who is running to unseat Congressman Lee Zeldin in the First Congressional District, is urging voters to not give in to fears that “we can’t trust the mail” when casting their ballots this fall. “If we say you “can’t trust the
Nancy Goroff
2020 Elections

Nancy Goroff Wins Democratic Congressional Primary

Nancy Goroff has won the Democratic nomination and will face Republican incumbent Lee Zeldin in the November general election for the East End's First Congressional District. Ms. Goroff, who left her seat as chemistry chair at Stony Brook University to run for office, announced Thursday morning that she had won the primary by a margin of 630 votes with 17,905 votes, compared to 17,275 for real estate financier Perry Gershon
Environment

New Bill Would Block Tax on Septic Grants

Suffolk County residents who joined a three-year-old pilot project to use a $10,000 county grant to install new nitrogen-reducing septic systems have been struck by a surprise income tax hit, after Suffolk County Comptroller John Kennedy urged the IRS last year to declare the grant taxable income. In January 2020, the IRS ruled that these grants would be taxable to the homeowner as gross taxable income.  This week, East End
2020 Elections Top Stories

Four in Debate to Take on Zeldin

Four candidates are vying for the Democratic nomination June 23 to take on three-term incumbent Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin, a close ally of President Donald Trump, this November. The Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak this spring has cut short much of the campaigning for the nomination, but the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons, Shelter Island & The North Fork held a debate via Zoom on June 1, which was aired