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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.
The Brookhaven Town Board said farewell Tuesday to three elected officials who will leave office Dec. 31.
Supervisor Edward P. Romaine presented trophies to Councilwoman Kathleen Walsh, Councilman Steve Fiore-Rosenfeld and Town Clerk Patricia Eddington before the last scheduled town board meeting of the year at Town Hall in Farmingville.
Romaine acknowledged that another town board member,...Read more »
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 »