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The Week Ahead: Special Election, School Budget Talks and More

Here's what's happening in Miller Place-Rocky Point this week.

There are a number of compelling community happenings this week – plus, the much-anticipated special election for Brookhaven town highway superintendent will take place on Tuesday. Here's a look at what's happening this week in the Port Jefferson area:

1. Beginning Monday and lasting through March 28, anyone can drop off food items at Legis. Sarah Anker's office to be donated to Long Island Cares. Her office is at 620 Route 25A, Suite B in Mount Sinai.

2. Wendy's in Miller Place is donating 15-percent of all sales from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday to the . Enjoy some food and help support Betty Argento RDH, who will be volunteering in Jamaica this year.

3. Tuesday is the Town of Brookhaven's special election for the post of highway superintendent; vote at your regular polling place. Republican Dan Losquadro is facing off against Kathy Walsh, an Independence party member running on the Democratic ticket, and a handful of write-in candidates are hopefuls for the post as well.

4. Last week, the Superintendent's budget for Miller Place was introduced. This Wednesday, the second budget workshop which includes details on the instructional and non-instructional portions of the budget will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the high school.

5. The Shoreham-Wading River school board meets Tuesday, with public session at 8 p.m. in the high school.

Ej Lopez March 04, 2013 at 12:40 PM
No choice for democrats with two republicans running. Cant understand why the democrats didnt run their own candidate. Any write in candidates?
MatthewD March 04, 2013 at 12:50 PM
Democrats, don't fall for what the Republicants are doing--trying to make you stay home and not vote. If any of you have been receiving robo calls supposedly from a long-time Democrat, as I have almost evey other day, don't believe that's who it's from. If any of you received two flyers from the Friends of Highway that also appear to be from Democrats, again don't believe it. These messages are from Republicans with the aim of keeping Democrats home. Don't let it happen. No matter what you believe, YOU HAVE TO VOTE. I'm not happy about my choices either, but the Republicans have not been happy with Kathy Walsh ever since she made the mistake of not playing partisan politics and worked with Lesko. I would much rather have had Lori Baldassare as my candidate, but between the choices that we have, Kathy Walsh is the most qualified. She knows the Town. Losquadro has been a legislator and his only experience with what needs to be done in this Town is that he lives here. And, rember, that no matter who wins now we'll have to do this again in November. So, we need to make sure that then we have a candidate that's qualified.
Justin Time March 04, 2013 at 01:44 PM
Dan should win, hes has the most ads posted throughout the town!
EJ Lopez March 04, 2013 at 02:20 PM
MatthewD: I also received two mailings claiming that Walsh was pro -NRA (she's running for Highway Supertindent for God sakes, not congress.)and that she's a "not really who she says she is"...and is a republican. Nevertheless it was pretty effective as I decided to sit this one out, or write-in a candidate. The Democrats should have nominated a Democrat, I'm sure their are plenty of qualified candidates. However your point is well taken, so perhaps I should reconsider.
EJ Lopez March 04, 2013 at 02:22 PM
LOL
Frank Tomenelli March 04, 2013 at 03:01 PM
No reason for democrats to stay home. There is a split of many republicans and conservatives to vote Democrat to send a message to the Republican Party. Dan Losquadro has betrayed many of them. Check out the Dan Losquadro is dishonest Facebook page. It has more likes than the Brookhaven Republican Party page. Lots of protests against Dan not covered by the media
EJ Lopez March 04, 2013 at 04:01 PM
I know he (Losquadro) voted for the Governors gun control bill - I bet that's the reason they are pissed. Maybe we (Democrats) should have nominated him!! LOL
Thomas Lynch March 04, 2013 at 11:32 PM
This sounds like washington DC????? We are all gummed up on the infighting, the controversy, the politics, the drama, and who did what to whom or what party is trying to do what? Take a position, go vote, and get the best person for the job (out of the two that have been thrown up at us and are wanting the job) and stop complaining when the snow is piled up in your driveway? It will be YOUR fault, not some dude with a pickup who got stuffed in the job, or Bush or congress or whomever. I am voting - you can a) let it count alone and stay home for whatever reason, b) cancel mine out, or c) vote with me and "our" person wins ......
Jon Versheck March 04, 2013 at 11:38 PM
There are a couple. I am surprised not to see ention aof any here though. Why not break away from the parties. Send a message. Write in who YOU feel is qualified for the job. not just politicians. You have the right. brookhavensuper.com http://millerplace-rockypoint.patch.com//articles/letter-vote-for-write-in-candidate-for-brookhaven-highway-super
Jon Versheck March 04, 2013 at 11:40 PM
There are a couple. I am surprised not to see mention of any here though. Why not break away from the parties. Send a message. Write in who YOU feel is qualified for the job. not just politicians. You have the right. brookhavensuper.com http://millerplace-rockypoint.patch.com//articles/letter-vote-for-write-in-candidate-for-brookhaven-highway-super
Jon Versheck March 04, 2013 at 11:45 PM
"Take a position, go vote, and get the best person for the job (out of the two that have been thrown up at us and are wanting the job)" Why settle for one of the two that have been "thrown up" for the job? Do you know sombody better qualified? Write them in. That is your right. Don't settle. Send a message. http://millerplace-rockypoint.patch.com//articles/letter-vote-for-write-in-candidate-for-brookhaven-highway-super

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