The Shelter Island Youth Center, in its American Legion Hall, has been the island's early voting site for the past two years.
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State Assemblymen Raise Concerns About Early Voting on Shelter Island

Pictured Above: The Shelter Island Youth Center, in the American Legion Hall, was the island's early voting site in 2019. | Jeanne Merkel photo Suffolk County has expanded its early voting locations to include three new polling places in western Suffolk, but they've done so at the expense of Shelter Island, where the early polling place at the Shelter Island Youth Center was eliminated. State Assemblymen Fred Thiele and Anthony
At the All Star in Riverhead.
Coronavirus Updates

Bowling Alleys to Reopen Monday, Gym Guidance Anticipated

Pictured Above: At the All Star in Riverhead. Update: Monday, Aug. 17 Here's New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's Twitter short take on gym reopening measures: Gyms can open as soon as August 24 at 33% capacity with mandatory mask wearing and other strict health measures.HVAC systems must meet guidelines.Localities must inspect every gym before it opens or within 2 weeks of opening.Localities must enforce regulations.— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) August 17,
2020 Elections

Stark Contrasts Drawn in NY-1 Congressional Race

Pictured Above: Congressman Lee Zeldin (l) has cosied up to the police while slamming challenger Nancy Goroff (r) for drawing comparisons between the price of riot gear and medical protective gear. Just moments after former Stony Brook University Chemistry Department Chair Nancy Goroff announced July 9 that she had won the Democratic primary to run against Congressman Lee Zeldin this November, the Suffolk County Republican Party came out swinging, calling
The New York State Capitol
Community Coronavirus Updates Covid-19 Resources

New York Covid Rent Relief Applications Due Thursday

Editor's Note: As of Aug. 1, the deadline to apply for this program was extended one week to Thursday, Aug. 6. The application period for New York's Covid-19 Rental Relief Program closes this Thursday. This emergency rental assistance program was established by the New York State Legislature to help households experiencing an increase in their rent burden due to a loss of income during the Covid-19 crisis, and is designed
The community center at Glenwood Village was one of just two Riverhead polling places open for the 2020 Democratic Primary 2020
2020 Elections

Democratic Primary Results Will Hinge on Absentee Ballots

Pictured Above: The community center at Glenwood Village was one of just two Riverhead polling places open for the 2020 Democratic Primary Results from in-person and early voting in Tuesday's Democratic primaries for president, congress and state assembly and senate are in, but they only tell a fraction of this year's election story. The Suffolk County Board of Elections had received about 70,000 absentee ballots for the Democratic Primary as
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2020 Elections

Five Vy To Run Against Palumbo for State Senate

Pictured above: The League of Women Voters' Zoom debate: top row (l-r): League Moderator Cathy Peacock and timekeeper Barbara McClancy; middle row (l-r): Nora Higgins, Skyler Johnson & Laura Ahearn; bottom row (l-r): Tommy John Schiavoni and Valerie Cartright. For the first time in decades, there's a competitive race on for the New York State Senate seat to be vacated this year by Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, who announced in
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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