Voters in Glen Cove and Port Washington have a choice of two good candidates for Nassau Legislature. Notably, both candidates have run positive campaigns - about real ideas - free from personal attacks. The incumbent Delia DeRiggi-Whitton, a former Republican turned Democrat, is seeking her sixth term - having been first elected in 2011. She has represented the area well, focusing on public safety and the environment. Meagan McCarty of Port Washington, a Republican, brings a
North Hempstead has the opportunity to show that "diversity" is not just a nonsense word used by Democrats to advance their own one-party political agenda. Ragini Srivastava of Manhasset, the Republican, is a successful businesswoman, who immigrated as a young woman from India. She and her husband Ashish have lived the promise of all those who have immigrated to America and worked hard to raise their families. Ragini's plans to modernize and make the Town Clerk's office more
One-term Democrat Laura Curran is seeking re-election as Nassau County Executive. She hasn't earned it. Curran botched Nassau's property tax reassessment, often imposing huge property tax increases - $20,000, $30,000, even $65,000 - on elderly retired couples. Curran's reassessment process was deeply flawed with repeated errors, self-confessed "computer glitches", incompetence, cronyism, unfairness and favoritism. Worse, Curran tried to exploit the Covid pandemic for "social
In this race for an open seat, the choice is clear - Anne Donnelly. The Democrats nominated Todd Kaminsky, a state legislator. In 2014, while working in the federal US Attorney's office - and preparing to run himself for office - Kaminsky issued a political 20-count indictment against Republican US Congressman Michael Grimm - seeking to cost Grimm re-election. Kaminsky failed. Grimm won re-election, and the US Attorney was forced to dismiss 19 out of 20 of Kaminsky's nonsen
Former Suffolk DA Tom Spota, a Democrat, ran the DA's office for 18 years like a crime gang: Beatings of prisoners; spiked investigations; perjury; deliberate indifference to gang murders; covering for dirty cops; lying to the FBI. Spota is now a convicted felon in federal prison. Fellow Democrat Tim Sini - who worked with Spota - was elected promising to "clean-up" the DA's office. He is an improvement - anyone would have been. But there is still far too much wrong at the
Democrat Mark Cuthbertson, a 23-year incumbent on the Huntington Town Board, is facing Stephanie Bontempi, a Centerport educator, who holds two Master's degrees and teaches at the Greenvale School.. In a race that should have been about "ideas" regarding the direction of Suffolk County, Cuthbertson has done the inexplicable - made the race into a vile expression of his anti-woman sexism and misogyny - as he distorts Bontempi's features in his ads, mocks her as a "dumb blonde"
Huntington is at a crossroads: The question is whether the Town surrenders to unchecked apartment developments, or whether we keep our suburban and green neighborhoods and way of life.The two candidates for Town Supervisor represent very different approaches, with Councilman Ed Smyth representing the much better path forward. Smyth has served one four-year term on the Town Board, as part of a majority coalition. The results have been impressive. Smyth led the effort to fight
Supervisor Joe Saladino and his teammates on the Oyster Bay Town Board - Michele Johnson, Lou Imbroto, and Thomas Hand - have done great things - once thought to be impossible. When Saladino took over just four years ago, the Town suffered from low bond ratings, huge environmental challenges, and whole departments that were deeply dysfunctional.
But Saladino and his new Town Board refused to accept that. He launched a whirlwind of reforms that literally changed how busines
Many politicians are unprincipled and opportunistic, but Joshua Lafazan has taken it to a whole new extreme. Lafazan sold himself as a "kid politician" when he was first elected, but transformed into a chameleon who betrays everyone, and embraces extremism - first on the Left, and then on the Right. Lafazan allied himself with BLM and the Communist Party in 2020, denouncing police and white residents as "systemic white racists." Then in 2021, eager for police union campaign
by Nick Alberigo Huntington Councilman Mark Cuthbertson was caught and recorded this week on a homeowners ring camera making threats of retaliation against town employees supporting his election opponent for Suffolk Legislator, educator Stephanie Bontempi. "First we are going to win this," stated Cuthbertson on the recording. "Then we are going to get Andy." The "Andy" referred to in Cuthbertson's threat is Huntington Town Clerk Andrew Raia, who is openly supporting Stephanie