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With my colleague Deon J. Hampton, I cover the Town of Brookhaven and its villages and hamlets. What we try to offer is an ongoing chronicle of an enormous town — that stretches from the Long Island Sound to the Atlantic Ocean — as it grapples with development pressures, environmental issues and the challenge of maintaining programs in the face of the state tax cap. You’ll see us scribbling notes at municipal meetings, so stop by and say hello.
A State Supreme Court judge said Monday she will rule today on disputed ballots in an unresolved Brookhaven Town council race.
Justice Carol MacKenzie said she would fax her decisions to attorneys for Democratic incumbent Connie Kepert and Republican challenger Michael A. Loguercio Jr. Remaining ballots are expected to be counted at Board of Elections headquarters in Yaphank Tuesday after...Read more »
A Brookhaven ballot dispute hearing continued into its third day on Monday in State Supreme Court in Central Islip, with testimony from Suffolk Board of Election employees.
The election workers -- two Democrats and one Republican -- gave conflicting testimony about a ballot that Republican attorneys say should be thrown out. GOP lawyers say election officials may have mishandled the ballot.
Democratic...Read more »
With a town board seat and a judgeship still on the line, the ongoing legal battle over Brookhaven’s ballot count has drawn a cast of well-known local lawyers.
Representing Republicans in State Supreme Court are former Nassau County Attorney John Ciampoli and GOP counsel Steven Losquadro, brother of Brookhaven Highway Superintendent Daniel Losquadro.
The Democratic side includes Brookhaven...Read more »