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In the race to succeed retiring Sen. Owen Johnson (R-West Babylon), Legis. Ricardo Montano (D-Brentwood) publicly cites ownership of an Albany-area house by opponent Assemb. Phil Boyle (R-Bay Shore) to claim Boyle makes his main home there, not in Suffolk.

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But Boyle has publicly called the charge “shameful” and responds he and his wife are living in East Islip. Boyle’s campaign, meanwhile, has a TV ad that criticizes Montano for having backed legislation that would place homeless sex offenders in locations kept secret during site selection.

More of the harsh stuff is expected in the campaign’s final run-up to a week from Tuesday.