Greetings and welcome to the Southold Democratic Party web site.

Your arrival here perhaps indicates you, like us, have a strong interest in Southold and are not satisfied with the status quo. Ours is a Party of many dedicated individuals whose backgrounds and interests are varied. Together we monitor political activities in Southold Town and attempt to stay watchful for changes that are hurtful to the environment and character of our beautiful Town. Many of our members are rather recent arrivals who bring with them a wealth of experience and talent gained elsewhere. We welcome all and know diversity in our Party is our great strength. We ask you to consider joining us. There will be a respected place for you and all attempts will be made to have you contribute in your areas of interest.
Please give me a call or contact one of our members.

Art Tillman, Chairman
Southold Town Democratic Committee
631-298-9587 or caylea30@aol.com

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Familiar names dot Southold Town Democratic ticket


Even in a year with no Democratic incumbents on the ballot, the Southold town committee has assembled a slate of candidates with familiar names.

Of the party’s six nominees for town office, three have run in the past, including a recent candidate for town supervisor and two prior Town Board hopefuls.

“I’m elated,” said town Democratic committee chairman Art Tillman. “I think this is the strongest ticket that we’ve had in the three decades I’ve been involved.”

Perhaps most notable, however, is that the Democrats have opted to leave nearly half their side of the ballot empty, including not nominating a candidate for the town justice seat being vacated by retiring Judge Bill Price.

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New York Becomes Only to Offer Free Four-Year College


New York will be the only state in the country to cover four-year college tuition for residents after the program was included in the budget package approved Sunday night.

The state's Excelsior Scholarship program will be rolled out in tiers over the next three years, starting with full coverage of four-year college tuition this fall for students whose families make less than $100,000.

The income cap will increase to $110,000 in 2018 and $125,000 in 2019.

"With this budget, New York has the nation's first accessible college program. It's a different model," said Governor Andrew Cuomo Saturday in a statement. "Today, college is what high school was—it should always be an option even if you can't afford it."

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