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Islip Supervisor Phil Nolan fell short of conceding loss in his talk to Democrats. But with three districts out and some machine concerns reported, he trailed by 344 votes, according to the Suffolk board of elections website. They're talking about 1,700 absentee ballots. Here's the last summary from the reporters on the scene:

A major power shift seemed possible in Islip, where Democratic Supervisor Phil Nolan was trailing Republican challenger Tom Croci by less than 400 votes with all but three precincts reporting. Republican town council candidates Anthony S. Senft Jr. and John C. Cochrane Jr. were leading Democratic incumbent Gene Parrington and fellow Democrat Renee Ortiz by more than 5,000 votes each. Democrats currently control the Islip town board.