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Jun
6
2019

06/07/19 4:30pm
Island Profile: Mike Bebon, always a man with a plan
by Charity Robey

Mike Bebon was deputy director of operations at the Brookhaven National Lab and a weekend Islander for 20-plus years when he got a call from someone at the Shelter Island Public Library asking if he would come take a look at the boiler.

In the midst of a renovation, a contractor was saying the Library needed a new one, so when...read more »

Jun
3
2019

A great crowd of supporters turned up at the Pridwin Hotel May 19th to support their 2019 Slate.
Town Supervisor Candidate Gerry Siller is shown with his family.
Leadership for now and for the generations to come.read more »

Apr
5
2019

Please join us on April 28th. Our key candidates will be there to share their VISION, tell you about themselves and answer your questions. What is at stake in the Shelter Island 2019 Election? What is important in your island life?
For more information, contact us at info@shelterislanddems.com

And, please like us on Facebook! Spread the word!read more »

Feb
28
2019

The Shelter Island political season got off to an early start — eight months before Election Day — with the Shelter Island Democratic Committee announcing its 2019 slate of candidates for supervisor, Town Board members, and highway superintendent.

The Democrats have put up former Supervisor Gerry Siller to challenge incumbent Republican Gary Gerth, who will seek a second term. Michael Bebon, a newcomer to electoral politics, will run...read more »

Feb
21
2019

READY, SET, HERE WE GO!
Petitioning will begin February 26th for Campaign 2019, so Shelter Island Democrats will once again be asked to sign nominating petitions for our candidates months earlier than in the past. Everyone's cooperation is always appreciated. It doesn't obligate you to vote for that candidate, it just gives them the opportunity to appear on the ballot in 2019.read more »

Nov
7
2018

ALBANY — Democrats on Tuesday seized control of the State Senate from Republicans for only the third time since World War II, flipping as many as four seats on Long Island, according to unofficial results.

Democrats said they rode an anti-Trump blue wave to lead in at least seven races previously held by Republicans, with two more too close to call, and held a hotly contested Democratic seat on Long Island, according to incomplete and...read more »

Oct
14
2018

Look for our ad in the Shelter Island Reporter, October 25th.The Rally for Perry Gershon has been rescheduled for Saturday, November 3rd in the Town Center at 10:00 am. Bring a sign. Bring your dog. Bring yourself. Rain or shineread more »

Jun
27
2018

First time candidates Perry Gershon and Liuba Grechen Shirley defeated longtime party veterans for two Democratic Congressional nominations Tuesday night.

With all precincts reporting, East Hampton businessman Perry Gershon had 36 percent of the vote to 30 percent for former Suffolk Legis. Kate Browning, who called Gershon late last night to congratulate him.

Three other challengers had 34 percent of the vote combined.

...read more »

May
21
2018
CD#1 Congressional Primary Candidates

All five candidates for the Democratic CD#1 Primary, which is to be held on June 26th, were given a warm welcome by local supporters this past Sunday at the Pridwin. They were special guests of the Shelter Island Democratic Committee's Annual Fundraiser. A large enthusiastic crowd got a personal, up close look at the candidates seeking to challenge Rep. Lee Zeldin in the November Election. The sun was shining that day for:
(L to R)...read more »

Jun
28
2017

Suffolk County police will crack down on adults who serve alcohol to minors over the summer, when rates of underage drinking spike, officials said Wednesday.

Last year, Suffolk County strengthened its social host law — which holds adults liable for knowingly permitting underage drinking in their homes — to allow greater enforcement, police Commissioner Timothy Sini said at a news conference at police headquarters in Yaphank. The change...read more »

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