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Former Republican county lawmaker Cameron Alden has taken a job in the Democratic administration of Islip Supervisor Philip Nolan.

Alden, who left his $89,000-a-year legislative post because of term limits after 12 years last January, now works as a $65,000-a-year lawyer in the town's Community Development Office, where Nolan worked before entering politics. Nolan called Alden's experience "a good fit for the job." Ironically, some in GOP circles had been mentioning Alden as a potential candidate to run against Nolan next year for town supervisor - though Alden's relations with new town GOP chairman Frank Tantoneand his allies have been frosty at best.