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Brookhaven (Suffolk, New York)

Brookhaven (Suffolk, New York)
The largest town in Suffolk County at 368 square miles, Brookhaven is also among the oldest. In 1655, the first pioneers landed at Setauket, where the early town business was conducted. Officially, Brookhaven was not recognized as a town until 1788. And by then, its boundaries had spread. Its territory had reached the South Shore, compelling the town fathers to move meetings to a more convenient midpoint. They chose Coram, where town meetings were held for the next century. (They're now held in Medford, in the decidedly unhistorical sounding Building 5.)
Photo: Brookhaven Amphitheater in Farmingville (Newsday / J. Michael Dombroski)
The largest town in Suffolk County at 368 square miles, Brookhaven is also among the oldest. In 1655, the first pioneers landed at Setauket, where the early town business was conducted. Officially, Brookhaven was not recognized as a town until 1788. And by then, its boundaries had spread. Its territory had reached the South Shore, compelling the town fathers to move meetings to a more convenient midpoint. They chose Coram, where town meetings were held for the next century. (They're now held in Medford, in the decidedly unhistorical sounding Building 5.)
Photo: Brookhaven Amphitheater in Farmingville (Newsday / J. Michael Dombroski)
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  • Suffolk GOP's Withers whiffs twice on hopeful Zeldin

     
    There's nothing worse for a candidate than when a party leader forgets you're running, unless of course he also frorgets your name. But that's exactly what happened to Congressional hopeful Lee Zeldin Wednesday night when Suffolk Repubican chairman...
  • Islip dissidents mass to call for Trunzo's ouster

     
    About 65 unhappy Islip Republicans turned out in the sweltering heat Monday night in front of the party's Third Avenue headquarters in Bay Shore to ask Caesar Trunzo to step down as town GOP leader.......
  • Foley backers object to Dahroug petitions

     
    Backers of Brookhaven Supervisor Brian Foley have filed a challenge to petitions of their primary Foe Jimmy Dahrough, claiming that 506 of the 1,408 siganture he had filed were invalid and ought to be thrown off the Demcoratic primary ballot.......
  • Endorsement: Foley snagging enviro group

     
    A release from the New York League of Conservation Voters informs us that the group is planning to endorse Brookhaven Supervisor Brian Foley for the state Senate at a press conference tomorrow. Foley is running in a Democratic primary in......
  • GOP faces Peril '08, from global to local

     
    From his unique perch as Long Island???s lone Republican congressman, Rep. Peter King sees a difference between the trouble his party faces in the region and the electoral peril it confronts across America. ???I think they???re two separate \[problems\].....
  • NY Senate: LI enviro resigns over Foley money

     
    A NY League of Conservation Voters board member, vice chairman John Cameron of Rockville Center, has resigned over the group's decision to provide massive financial backing to Democratic Brookhaven Supervisor Brian Foley in his campaign to wrest a state.....
  • B'khaven GOP's Segall returns to Democrats

     
    Doug Segall, maverick Republican who former Suffolk County Executive Robert Gaffney backed for Brookhaven Town GOP chairman, has changed parties and returned to the Democratic Party. Marsha Laufer, Brookhaven Demcoratic chairwoman, welcomed Segall and...
  • Paterson/Foley: School aid cuts? (Updated)

     
    Earlier today, we noted that Gov. Paterson has endorsed Brian Foley in his race to unseat Republican incumbent Caesar Trunzo in the Suffolk senate race. We got a response to the endorsement from Joe Conway, the spokesman for the......
  • Paterson: Endorses Foley

     
    Not unexpected, but worth noting: Gov. Paterson endorses Democrat Brian Foley over Republican incumbent Caesar Trunzo in the Suffolk Senate race: "I am proud to be supporting Brian X. Foley for Senate because he shares my values for New York......
  • Foley-Trunzo: Hit on HMO money (Updated)

     
    A day after their debate, Brian Foley's campaign hits Caesar Trunzo for taking $66,000 in contributions from HMOs since 1999 and (Foley says) regularly voting on their side. The release cites bills including one that would have mandated coverage of......