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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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  • Democrats scramble on Trunzo's Senate seat

     
    On the heels of Rick Brand's story today on the movement to run Democratic Brookhaven Supervisor Brian Foley for the Senate seat long occupied by Republican Ceasar Trunzo, there are reports here and here of how would-be contender Jimmy......
  • Brookhaven's pork barrel: The wider context

     
    In Washington, the campaign season has made earmarks all but a dirty word. On the Albany scene, criminal charges are still pending against state Sen. Efrain Gonzalez Jr. involving his member-item spending. At City Hall in Manhattan, oddball budget......
  • Naked Ambition

     
    Which was the most fevered lunge for self-promotion by a power player? 1. Brookhaven???s Democratic supervisor, Brian Foley, running for the state Senate seat of veteran Republican Caesar Trunzo, saying he will ???bring a new level of energy??? to...
  • Former B'khaven aide is new LI director for NY Labor dept.

     
    Mark J. Grossman, one-time regional aide to Gov. Mario Cuomo, has landed a $110,000-a-year job as Long Island regional director of the State Labor Department. Grossman, 51, of East Patchogue, who started in the new post a week ago, had......
  • Foley faces heat in first appearance as Senate hopeful

     
    Brookhaven Supervisor Brian Foley made his debut as a State Senate candidate Tuesday night at the standing room only crowd at the Islip Democratic convention in West Sayville -- and immediately got an angry earful from town party chairman Ivan......
  • Foley hits Trunzo on foreclosures

     
    One small speech for Brian X. Foley turned into one big jab at Ceasar Trunzo. Foley, the supervisor of Brookhaven Town, joined members of New York ACORN in Central Islip Tuesday to stump for foreclosure moratorium legislation. Foley used the......
  • B'khaven: Foley dep returns to Rep. Bishop shop

     
    After only four months on the job, Brookhaven Supervisor Brian Foley???s $112,000-a-year deputy, Jon Schneider, is exiting to rejoin Rep. Timothy Bishop (D-Southampton). Schneider, who departs at month???s end, described his resignation as a ???personal...
  • LI Democratic Caucus: The first conclave (II)

     
    A united Democratic front on Long Island could be important especially for Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, who was linked by phone to the new caucus at its meeting last night, because there is talk the former Assemblyman could face a......
  • Dean's show: Tony Danza in the 'Miracle Worker'?

     
    When Dean Skelos first became deputy majority leader in 1995, his hair was still dark, and though in his mid-40s, he was considered the young blood in a club dominated by guys of retirement age. After 14 long years......
  • Montano scratches bid for Suffolk state Senate seat

     
    Suffolk Legis. Ricardo Montano (D-Central Islip), at left, has dropped his bid for state Senate and is backing fellow Islip resident Jimmy Dahroug. ???I want to stay in the county legislature and I don???t want to divide the vote......
  • Petition challenge season is upon us...

     
    Backers of Jennifer Henry, who is waging a Republican Islip District court judge primary, filed objections yesterday to petitions of the two designated GOP incumbents, Judge Hertha Trotto and Legis. Cameron Alden. Henry, the daughter of former district...