Lee Zeldin

Donald Trump, Long Island and the war on science

By GREGORY ZELLER // There’s worry, if not panic, among the scientists at the heart of the Long Island innovation economy. Certainly, none are surprised that President Donald Trump, in his first proposed budget, took square aim at the federal funding that is the lifeblood of the nation’s scientific research programs. This is, after all, a president who calls climate change a hoax, champions coal and selected a former ExxonMobil CEO as his secretary of…


DEBRIEF: Congressman Lee Zeldin

The transition from Albany to Washington has been an eye-opener for freshman U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin, the 1st District Republican. Not yet six months into his first congressional term – and with challengers already lining up for the 2016 election – he’s getting a much clearer picture of how Long Island fits into the massive jigsaw that is the U.S. economy. And he’s finding that whatever topic is on the table, economics are always in…


Calone files for run against Zeldin

David Calone, CEO of local venture capital firm Jove Equity Partners and head of the Suffolk County Planning Commission, has filed to run against 1st District Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin in next year’s congressional election. Calone made the filing to the Federal Election Commission last week. He also gave notice of the formation of Calone for Congress, listing Virginia Capon, president of the Three Village Democratic Club and a former Port Jefferson village board member,…