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Jim Morgo, the former chief deputy to County Executive Steve Levy, begins today in a part-time $30,000-a-year post with the Town of Brookhaven. He will focus specifically on development issues, he says, with the goal of making the process “less daunting than it is.” Morgo was a Democratic candidate last fall for town board in Islip. He had served as the head of Brookhaven Supervisor Mark Lesko’s transition team.

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Paul Pontieri, the mayor of Patchogue village, serves as Lesko’s deputy supervisor for economic development. Morgo explains that Pontieri is more steeped in planning issues.