Brookhaven elects highway chief month after blizzard - FOX 26 News | MyFoxHouston

Brookhaven elects highway chief month after blizzard

Posted: Updated:

FARMINGVILLE, N.Y. (AP) - Voters in Long Island's largest town have chosen a new highway superintendent following complaints over last month's blizzard response.

Newsday (http://bit.ly/14sPYqv ) says Brookhaven Town Councilwoman Kathy Walsh conceded to Republican state Assemblyman Dan Losquadro about two hours after polls closed on Tuesday night.

At the time, Losquadro led by around 51% to 48%.

Residents complained about unplowed streets for days after the blizzard dumped up to 30 inches of snow. The acting superintendent resigned.

The highway superintendent oversees a $70 million budget and is responsible for about 2,100 miles of town roads.

 

Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Long Island NewsLong Island NewsMore>>

  • New York Islanders to be sold

    New York Islanders to be sold

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-08-19 18:54:30 GMT
    The New York Islanders have announced that the team is being sold to a former Washington Capitals co-owner and a London-based investor. In a statement Tuesday, the team says a group led by former Capitals co-owner Jon Ledecky and investor Scott Malkin has reached an agreement to buy a "substantial" minority interest in the team.
    The New York Islanders have announced that the team is being sold to a former Washington Capitals co-owner and a London-based investor. In a statement Tuesday, the team says a group led by former Capitals co-owner Jon Ledecky and investor Scott Malkin has reached an agreement to buy a "substantial" minority interest in the team.
  • Cuomo asks feds to review LI flood damage

    Cuomo asks feds to review LI flood damage

    Monday, August 18 2014 5:11 PM EDT2014-08-18 21:11:56 GMT
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced he is asking for a federal assessment of the flood damage in Suffolk County to see if property owners are eligible for disaster loans and other aid. The Town of Islip had 13.5 inches of rain on August 13, a one-day record. The record-breaking rainfall damaged an estimated 400 Long Island homes. Moffit Boulevard was one of hardest hit streets in Islip.
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced he is asking for a federal assessment of the flood damage in Suffolk County to see if property owners are eligible for disaster loans and other aid. The Town of Islip had 13.5 inches of rain on August 13, a one-day record. The record-breaking rainfall damaged an estimated 400 Long Island homes. Moffit Boulevard was one of hardest hit streets in Islip.
  • Gov. Christie dances on stage at Hamptons party

    Gov. Christie dances on stage at Hamptons party

    Monday, August 18 2014 1:36 PM EDT2014-08-18 17:36:21 GMT
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie busted out his best dance moves at a party in the Hamptons.  Christie was seen at the Apollo benefit at Ronald Perelman's East Hampton estate over the weekend.  The governor, who was a guest of Jon Bon Jovi, was egged on by Oscar winner Jamie Foxx as he gyrated his hips in front of the crowd.
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie busted out his best dance moves at a party in the Hamptons.  Christie was seen at the Apollo benefit at Ronald Perelman's East Hampton estate over the weekend.  The governor, who was a guest of Jon Bon Jovi, was egged on by Oscar winner Jamie Foxx as he gyrated his hips in front of the crowd.
  • LocalMore>>

  • Forbes: NFL most valuable team rankings

    Forbes: NFL most valuable team rankings

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:25:29 GMT
    According to Forbes the Dallas Cowboys rank tops among the NFL's most valuable teams. The are now worth an estimated $3.2 billion dollars. With the recent sale of the L.A Clippers NBA basketball ball team going for 2 billion dollars, people are now curious to know where there teams rank. The Houston Texans currently sit in the number 5 spot, which is remarkable since the team has only been around less than 15 years. Here's the complete list.CowboysPatriotsRedskinsGiantsTexansJetsEaglesBears49...
    According to Forbes the Dallas Cowboys rank tops among the NFL's most valuable teams. The are now worth an estimated $3.2 billion dollars. With the recent sale of the L.A Clippers NBA basketball ball team going for 2 billion dollars, people are now curious to know where there teams rank. The Houston Texans currently sit in the number 5 spot, which is remarkable since the team has only been around less than 15 years. Here's the complete list.CowboysPatriotsRedskinsGiantsTexansJetsEaglesBears49...
  • Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge

    Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:29:28 GMT
    KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) - Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next.The challenge has caught on with notable figures participating in the campaign to raise money for the fight against ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease.In a video posted Wednesday on Bush's Facebook page, he says: "To you all who challenged me, I do not think it's presidential for me to be splashed with ice water, so I'm simply going to write you a chec...
    KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) - Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next.The challenge has caught on with notable figures participating in the campaign to raise money for the fight against ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease.In a video posted Wednesday on Bush's Facebook page, he says: "To you all who challenged me, I do not think it's presidential for me to be splashed with ice water, so I'm simply going to write you a chec...
  • Controversial bond proposal at KATY I.S.D

    Controversial bond proposal at KATY I.S.D

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:27:31 GMT
    The Katy ISD school board decided to officially call for a November school bond election. The $750 million dollar bond package will include new schools, a second stadium and renovations to existing schools.The bond has divided the community as some don't see why $58 million dollars of the bond needs to go to a new stadium.But Katy leaders say the bond is important to creating a better community in the future.The bond will not be split into two separate referendums.KISD leaders say the bond wo...
    The Katy ISD school board decided to officially call for a November school bond election. The $750 million dollar bond package will include new schools, a second stadium and renovations to existing schools.The bond has divided the community as some don't see why $58 million dollars of the bond needs to go to a new stadium.But Katy leaders say the bond is important to creating a better community in the future.The bond will not be split into two separate referendums.KISD leaders say the bond wo...
Powered by WorldNow

KRIV FOX 26
4261 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77027

Phone: (713) 479-2801
Fax: (713) 479-2859

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices