In Suffolk County, District Attorney Tom Spota survived his first competitive election since he took office in 2001. Winning 56-percent of the Republican primary vote, Spota beat former prosecutor Ray Perini. Spota's win means he will again be the only candidate on the November ballot, because of a cross endorsement deal between Suffolk's major political parties.
Connecticut officials and family members of those killed in the September 11th terrorists attacks gathered at the site of the state's 9/11 memorial in Sherwood Island State Park in Westport on Tuesday evening.
Connecticut State Senator Toni Harp defeated Alderman Justin Elicker, former Economic Development Administrator Henry Fernandez, and Hillhouse High School Principal Kermit Carolina in the race to replace long-time Mayor John DeStefano.
Stamford Board of Finance member David Martin defeated state Representative William Tong in Tuesday's primary. Tong was endorsed by Governor Dannel Malloy but was only able to get 48% of the popular vote, compared to Martin's 52%.
Based on what they describe as the "worst" summer ever, several Long Island environmental groups are coordinating resources to launch a multimillion dollar advocacy campaign aimed at creating a more unified water protection plan.