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Some Residents Object as Mercer Proposes Expansion


Some residents in the incorporated Village of Head of the Harbor are sounding alarms, stating that the rural character of their village is about to change. 

They’re accusing officials of concealing from residents for more than six months a proposed “commercial style” development plan submitted by their billionaire neighbor Robert Mercer, who helped finance the Trump 2016 campaign, Breitbart News and Cambridge Analytica, which reportedly played a role in the Brexit campaign for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. 

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Legislator betrays his fiscal concern - Newsday LTTE


Legislator betrays his fiscal concern

Suffolk County Legis. Rob Trotta once again exposed himself as a fiscal phony with his vote on the 2020 county budget.

On Nov. 6, Trotta (R-Fort Salonga) and Leslie Kennedy (R-Nesconset) were the only two legislators to vote against the proposed Suffolk County budget [“Suffolk OKs $3.2B budget,” News, Nov. 7].

However, two weeks later, after County Executive Bellone, a Democrat, vetoed the budget because it would increase taxes, spending and debt, Trotta and Kennedy suddenly flipped their votes to support it [“Override bid on Bellone veto falls just short,” News, Nov. 24].

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Holiday Thank You! Party December 11th


A message from Jan Singer:

I may have lost an election to the self described most conservative member of the legislature, but he has not vanquished my spirit. I need to rest up a little, but I'm in this battle as long as people go hungry, children are separated and put in cages at our border, women are paid less for the same job, coal ash gets dumped in our streams and rivers, unions are stripped of the power to protect workers, people don't have access to affordable health care, women can't control their own bodies, people pretend racism doesn't exist... And here on Long...| read more ››

Steve Bellone reelected Suffolk County Executive


Democrat Steve Bellone was reelected Suffolk County executive Tuesday night, beating Republican John M. Kennedy Jr. after a campaign that focused on county finances, water quality and proposals to attract and keep millennials in Suffolk.

"Tonight the people of Suffolk have spoken. And they made it clear that they want the progress to continue," Bellone said in a tweet at 10:45 p.m.

At a victory celebration in Hauppauge, Bellone told a jubilant crowd he hoped "we can put politics aside to build a better future for Suffolk County. To my Republican colleagues in the legislature, I extend my hand and say I want to work together to move Suffolk County forward."

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