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Oct
27
2020

State Sen. Jim Gaughran, a Democrat from Northport, has made it his mission to focus on the needs of his constituents in his first term in the Senate, and it is clear from his advocacy that he has their best interests at heart. The Herald Gazette enthusiastically endorses Gaughran’s re-election.

The fight for public water has been one of the North Shore’s hottest topics in recent years, and Gaughran has heard residents’ cries for lower...read more ››

Oct
24
2020

Thousands of residents turned out Saturday morning to cast ballots on the first day of early voting in the Nov. 3 election.

Lines of voters snaked through the parking lots of the Dix Hills Fire Department and the Huntington Public Library Station branch polling places. By noon, several voters said they had been waiting for at least three hours, having lined up an hour or more before the doors opened at 10 a.m.

A line at the...read more ››

Oct
15
2020

Among the many election season verities is the release of the environmental scorecard for state lawmakers by the advocacy group Environmental Advocates Action. And the 2020 version unveiled Thursday confirmed another eternal truth: Democrats score better than Republicans.

That was most starkly true for Long Island’s delegation in the State Assembly, where Independence Party member Fred Thiele (Sag Harbor) and the nine Democrats with...read more ››

Oct
15
2020

$50,000 New York state grant, Sea Cliff Village Library officials plan to purchase new furniture, carpeting and front doors, and expand the teen space, library Director Camille Purcell said.

A representative of State Sen. Jim Gaughran ap- proached library officials in January to see if the library needed funds. Ar-lene Nevens, who was then the director and retired a month later, presented ideas on how the money might be spent to...read more ››

Oct
13
2020

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday endorsed two Democrats seeking second terms to battleground state Senate districts in New York.

Biden, the former vice president, backed Democrats Kevin Thomas and Jim Gaughran in their re-election bids. Both lawmakers flipped a pair of state Senate districts on Long Island two years ago, helping the conference gain control of the chamber for the first time in a decade.

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Oct
8
2020

Governor Andrew Cuomo later this month will be the virtual host for a fundraiser in a race for a key state Senate district.

Cuomo is backing Democratic state Sen. Jim Gaughran's bid for a second term in the 5th Senate district on Long Island, a seat that was key for Democrats to win majority control of the chamber two years ago.

Long Island Senate seats are often seen as bellwethers for broader state legislative races in the...read more ››

Sep
30
2020

HUNTINGTON STATION, NY — State Sen. Jim Gaughran (D-New York) secured $90,000 in state funding for the Huntington Manor Fire District, he announced Wednesday.

Huntington Manor Fire District will use the money to install security cameras outside of the fire station facing the street, and inside the building, according to the news release. The cameras are meant to help bolster safety.

"This critical funding will improve public...read more ››

Sep
29
2020

Surveillance cameras — some decades old — inside and around the exterior of Huntington Manor Fire District buildings are getting an upgrade.

State Sen. Jim Gaughran (D-Northport) recently secured $90,000 in state funds for the district to install and upgrade security cameras and equipment on its three properties.

The cameras will be placed inside district buildings and outside facing the street. Christopher Fusaro, Huntington...read more ››

Sep
26
2020

New York State Sens. Jim Gaughran and Tim Kennedy recently met with Huntington Highway Superintendent Kevin Orelli at the Highway Department’s facility in Elwood to discuss possible state funding opportunities, as well as to get an up-close look at the Department’s response toTropical Storm Isaias on Aug. 4.

“I would like to thank New York State Senators, Jim Gaughran and Tim Kennedy, for their time today and for having a better...read more ››

Sep
25
2020

Following the power outage caused by Tropical Storm Isaias in early August, State Sen. James Gaughran (D-Northport) conducted a survey of residents.

With 3,243 people responding, the survey indicated that people lost an average of $434.66. That compares with the maximum of $250 that PSEG Long Island said it would reimburse residents if they produced an itemized list and proof of loss.

“I don’t keep my receipts,” Gaughran said in...read more ››

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