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Judgeship races remain close on Long Island late Tuesday night

Thomas Schiliro, a Suffolk Park Police sergeant, narrowly edged out incumbent Assemb. Anthony H. Palumbo in an Independence Party primary in the 2nd Assembly District on eastern Long Island.

With all precincts reporting Tuesday night, Schiliro, 62, of Manorville, appeared to have defeated Palumbo, 43, of New Suffolk, 52 percent to 47 percent. Palumbo, who replaced Daniel Losquadro after Losquadro's election as Brookhaven highway superintendent, has the Republican and Conservative party lines, while Schiliro has the Democratic and Working Families party lines.

In Suffolk, Conservative, Working Families and Independence party voters selected three of six candidates for District Court judge in the 3rd District in Huntington.

With 99 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday night, acting Suffolk County Court Judge Paul M. Hensley, James F. Matthews Jr., a Northport Village attorney; and Patricia T. Grant Flynn, an assistant town attorney for Huntington, led on the Conservative line.

On the Independence line, Matthews, Flynn and District Court Judge Steve Hackeling led. The Working Families line leaders were Matthews, Flynn and Hensley.

Independence Party voters picked Linda J. Kevins, a court attorney/law clerk in Suffolk County Supreme Court as their nominee for Brookhaven Town District Court judge in the 6th District. With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Kevins led acting Suffolk County Court Judge Stephen L. Ukeiley 65 percent-34 percent.

Voters in Nassau also had several judicial primaries, but final results were not available.

Independence Party voters were selecting three of six candidates for Nassau County Court judge. With 86 percent of precincts reporting, acting County Court Judge Fran D. Ricigliano and District Court judges William J. O'Brien and Terence P. Murphy led.

Independence Party voters were picking two of three candidates for a new Nassau Family Court judgeship created by state lawmakers this year. With 86 percent of precincts reporting, District Court Judge Helen Voutsinas and Danielle M. Peterson, a law clerk for Nassau County Supreme Court Judge Anthony Parga, had the lead.

In the 2nd District Court in Hempstead, Independence voters selected four of eight candidates. With 90 percent of precincts reporting, Darlene D. Harris, chairwoman of the Nassau Assessment Review; Ignatius L. Muscarella, a court attorney/referee in Nassau Supreme Court; Long Beach City Councilwoman Eileen J. Goggin and Robert E. Pipia, the executive assistant to Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray, led.

Independence Party voters picked one of two candidates for 4th District Court judge in Hempstead. With 72 percent of precincts reporting, incumbent District Court Judge Martin J. Massell led Glen Cove City Councilman Timothy J. Tenke.

Democrats in Long Beach picked Corey E. Klein, the city's corporation counsel, as its new City Court judge, defeating attorney Scott Nigro by a margin of 60 percent to 40 percent.

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