News Clips

  • Todd Kaminsky to represent New York’s 9th Senate District

    October 27, 2016 - 12:00am

    The 9th District seat remains linked to the need for ethics reform.

    After all, it’s the seat that former Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos held for more than 30 years before he was convicted last year on corruption charges. When the seat’s current occupant, Long Beach Democrat Todd Kaminsky, won a special election in April, he recognized the moment’s symbolism and made ethics the centerpiece of his first few months. His passion is undiminished.

  • Jim Gaughran to represent New York’s 5th Senate District

    October 26, 2016 - 12:00am

    Carl Marcellino has been a solid member of the New York State Senate for more than 20 years. In that time, he’s done some very good work, especially as a champion of the environment, most recently in securing $200 million in state funds that municipalities can tap for sewer upgrades and related water infrastructure improvements.

  • Elect Thomas Suozzi in 3rd Congressional District

    October 25, 2016 - 12:00am

    The battle for the 3rd Congressional District features two men who have enjoyed significant successes in politics and governance, and received consistent past endorsements from this board. Each can make a strong case that he would represent the region well in Washington. Of the two, Thomas Suozzi’s track record of focusing intently on complex problems and coming up with comprehensive solutions makes him the better choice.

  • Re-elect Kathleen Rice in 4th Congressional District

    October 24, 2016 - 12:00am

    A first-term member of the minority party doesn’t have much power to fix a broken, stagnant U.S. Congress.

    But Democrat Kathleen Rice is smart and capable, and if she chooses to, she could be a more powerful, effective voice on matters important to her district and nation. She has more to do.

  • Drucker right choice for county legislator

    October 20, 2016 - 12:00am

    I am writing regarding your article in the Williston Times on the candidacy of Arnold Drucker for the Nassau County Legislature seat for the 16th Legislative District.  

    This election on Nov. 8 will to fill the seat of the late Judy Jacobs and Mr. Drucker’s opponent will be Louis Imbroto.  

    I write to give my personal endorsement in support of Mr. Drucker.

    As the executive director of the Queens Volunteer Lawyers Project Inc. for the past fifteen years I have often had the pleasure of interacting with Mr. Drucker.  

  • Charles Lavine to represent New York’s 13th Assembly District

    October 17, 2016 - 12:00am

    In describing his district’s changing needs, demographics and challenges, Democrat Charles Lavine of Glen Cove highlights environmental protection issues, along with the need for economic development, affordable housing and job creation. He points to the mixed-use Garvies Point project in Glen Cove as particularly important.

  • Michaelle Solages to represent New York’s 22nd Assembly District

    October 17, 2016 - 12:00am

    Democrat Michaelle Solages is a hardworking advocate for her community and continues to mature as a state legislator. A lifelong Elmont resident, Solages, 31, is seeking a third term. As a lawmaker who takes Amtrak to work in Albany, Solages has demonstrated a working-class sensibility that makes her representative and responsive to the needs of her constituents.

  • Once McGrath backers, unions switch to Kaminsky in Senate race

    October 16, 2016 - 12:00am

    Public and private sector labor unions that endorsed Republican Chris McGrath in his special election loss to Democratic Sen. Todd Kaminsky in April have now switched sides for their November rematch in the 9th Senate District.

    The Nassau Police Benevolent Association, Superior Officers Association, Detectives Association, along with the 1199 SEIU, each announced last week that they have endorsed Kaminsky (D-Long Beach) after backing McGrath in April. They cited Kaminsky’s legislative work during the past session.

  • Nassau Democrats propose cap on fee hikes

    October 6, 2016 - 12:00am

    Democratic Nassau County legislators on Wednesday proposed a cap on county fee increases in what they called an effort to “rein in” County Executive Edward Mangano’s overtaxing of residents.

    In advance of the Legislature’s first budget hearing Wednesday, the six Democrats filed a bill that would apply the state’s 2 percent cap on property tax hikes to fee increases, casting Mangano’s proposed $83 million in revenue from new and increased fees as equivalent to a 9.4 percent property tax increase.

  • Kathleen Rice wins 9 labor endorsements

    October 6, 2016 - 12:00am

    Nine labor groups representing more than 90,000 Long Island workers endorsed Democratic Rep. Kathleen Rice for re-election in the 4th Congressional District last week.

    Officials from the public- and private-sector unions cited Rice’s efforts to protect workers and support the middle class in her first congressional term and as Nassau County district attorney.