Last Build Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2009 22:33:14 -0400Copyright: ©2009, Newsday.com
Sat, 18 Jul 2009 22:33:00 -0400When Edward Dumas left as top spokesman for Steve Levy nearly two years ago, the Suffolk County executive made a last-ditch and unsuccessful effort to keep him by offering Dumas the job as his chief deputy.
Sat, 11 Jul 2009 22:13:00 -0400When Mayor Paul Pontieri first rolled out final plans for a seven-story hotel and apartment complex in the heart of downtown Patchogue a year ago, one top planner said he was amazed at the reaction to what he'd expected would be a tough sell.
Sat, 4 Jul 2009 22:13:00 -0400Union organizer Tim Dubnau faced a standing-room crowd of 250 mostly angry Suffolk County workers in a banquet room of the Ronkonkoma Holiday Inn last week. And he couldn't have been happier.
Sat, 27 Jun 2009 21:53:00 -0400Bishop William Murphy is not the only one sore with Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi's decision to embrace legalizing gay marriage. So are some of Nassau's leading Conservatives, much to the chagrin of minor party leader Roger Bogsted.
Sat, 20 Jun 2009 21:53:00 -0400When Police Commissioner Richard Dormer was under fire before a legislative committee last week, Legis. DuWayne Gregory (D-Amityville), a frequent critic, almost began expressing sympathy for Suffolk's top cop, then stopped short.
Sat, 13 Jun 2009 21:53:00 -0400Republican Brookhaven town board member Kathleen Walsh last week stood directly behind Martin Haley as he accepted the GOP nomination for town supervisor. Minutes later, she posed for pictures with Haley along with the rest of the town GOP ticket.
Sat, 6 Jun 2009 22:23:00 -0400Just months after the legislature's former Presiding Officer Gregory Blass was named chief deputy of Suffolk Social Services in 2007, his new boss, Janet DeMarzo, moved him out to a building a mile away from the agency headquarters.
Sat, 30 May 2009 21:33:00 -0400After nearly a decade's absence, former Rep. Rick Lazio has been making rounds at fundraisers in Babylon and Islip in recent weeks. About the same time, Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy was dining at Oheka Castle and chewing over prospects for a statewide political future.
Sat, 23 May 2009 21:43:00 -0400Organizers called it "a friendly demonstration."
Sat, 16 May 2009 21:43:00 -0400Lately, veteran Suffolk Legis. Cameron Alden said he has no trouble making his fellow lawmakers cringe during debate.