Schumer: Infrastructure Bill Could Give Suffolk Millions to Improve Water Quality


Suffolk County could be eligible to receive millions of roughly $55 billion in federal funding for water quality through the bipartisan infrastructure bill amid an increase in brown tide in Long Island waters, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Saturday at a news conference in Patchogue.

Speaking alongside environmental advocates and local officials overlooking the Great South Bay on Laurel Street, Schumer, the Senate majority leader, said that starting Monday, during negotiations over the bill, he will push the Senate to include funding for federal water infrastructure line items. That would help Suffolk and New York State tap water infrastructure funds to tackle brown tide in local waters.| read more ››

Southold Democrats Nominate Candidates for Southold Town Office

Southold Town Council Zoom Convention

The Southold Town Democrats are proud to introduce their candidates to run for election in Southold Town in 2021, nominated at a virtual convention held on March 2nd, 2021.

These six candidates will bring needed transparency, accountability, productivity, energy, experience, and diversity into Town Hall, strengthening the leadership and expertise of our town for all the residents of Southold.

The Screening Committee interviewed dozens of phenomenal candidates this year. They spent over 24 hours meeting and deliberating on the best representation for this town out of a pool of highly qualified residents. We were honored to interview half a dozen people for Town Council seats- respected business and civic leaders from the community came forward to be considered for these...| read more ››

Facing crush of crises, Joe Biden sworn in as 46th president

Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. Credit: Getty Images/Alex Wong

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn in Wednesday as president and vice president of the United States, taking the helm of a deeply divided nation and inheriting a confluence of crises faced by few of their predecessors.

With Donald Trump absent — he became the first president since 1869 to skip his successor's inauguration — Biden said he would be the president "for all Americans."| read more ››

Thinking about running for office in Southold?

We want you to run for office!

Southold Town will have 11 seats up for election in November 2021. Southold Town Democrats currently hold just 3 seats - one Town Board member, one Trustee and one Town Justice. Two of these seats were won in 2019, and have helped bring much needed balance and accountability to Town Hall. Holding elected office is a great honor and responsibility, and these positions need hard-working people who possess integrity, thoughtfulness, and creativity to carry our Town strongly into the future.

One of the best ways good, committed people can make a difference in their community is to help their town function efficiently and effectively by holding local office.

Click on the PDF link below to learn more about open seats,...| read more ››