Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau Legislator Howard Kopel, a Republican, was re-elected Tuesday night. (Christopher Twarowski/Long Island Press)Nassau County Republicans increased their legislative majority by one vote to 11-8, slightly strengthening their control, but still falling two seats short of a supermajority needed to approve borrowing without Democratic support.Of three open seats outgoing Democratic lawmakers are vacating at the end of the year, the GOP picked up one the North Shore, further padding the alliance with Republican Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, who was also re-elected Tuesday, according to unofficial results tallied by the Nassau Board of Elections.Republican Donald MacKenzie beat Democrat Dave Gugerty in while Democrats Laura Curran and Ellen Birnbaum fended off GOP candidates Debra Pugliese and Jane Centrella, respectively.The three seats were left open when Legis. Joe Scannell (D-Baldwin) retired, Legis. Wayne Wink (D-Roslyn) unseated the North Hempstead Town Clerk and Legis. Judi Bosworth (D-Great Neck) ran for and won the North Hempstead Town Supervisor seat that Jon Kaiman left last month when he was appointed chairman of the Nassau Interim Finance Authority.The closest race of the night came when Legis. Delia DeRiggi-Whitton (D-Glen Cove) beat Republican challenger John DiMascio 53 to 45 percent, with Green Party candidate Stephen Sloane winning one percent of the vote.Republican lawmakers who easily thwarted challenges include Legis. Howard Kopel (R-Lawrence), Legis. Richard Nicolello (R-New Hyde Park), Legis. Dennis Dunne (R-Levittown), Legis. Rose Marie Walker (R-Hicksville) and Presiding Officer Norma Gonsalves (R-East Meadow).GOP incumbents who ran unopposed include Legis. Francis X. Becker (R-Lynbrook), Legis. Vincent Muscarella (R-West Hempstead), Legis. Michael Venditto (R-Massapequa) cross-endorsed Legis. Denise Ford (D-Long Beach), who caucuses with the Republicans, and Laura Schaefer, who won the seat held by retiring Legis. Joe Belesi (R-Farmingdale).Democratic legislators who won re-election include Legis. Robert Troiano (D-Westbury), Legis. Carrie Solages (D-Elmont), Legis. David Denenberg (D-Merrick), Legis. Judy Jacobs (D-Wesbury) and Minority Leader Kevan Abrahams (D-Freeport).
Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 8 Jan 2020 11:59 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link171Shares Max Allegri wants to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United manager after snubbing Arsenal interest Massimiliano Allegri is holding out for the Manchester United manager’s job (Picture: Getty Images)Massimiliano Allegri is holding out for the Manchester United job and hopes that will be the role that sees him return to management.The Italian coach left Juventus at the end of last season and has been out of work since, although that is not down to a lack of interest in his services.The 52-year-old has been linked with a host of big clubs since he left the Serie A champions, but has rebuffed approaches as he enjoys time away from the game.The Daily Mail report that Arsenal were one of the clubs to hold an interest in employing Allegri as they searched for a replacement for Unai Emery in December.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHowever, they were snubbed by the coach, as he has his sights set on the top job at Old Trafford and he would be ready to take the role should Ole Gunnar Solskjaer be sacked during this season or in the summer.Former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly holding a similar mindset and would be very interested in replacing Solskjaer should the role become vacant.Allegri confirmed that he has been studying English and that he is making good progress with the language, telling ESPN: ‘I am taking lessons here in Milan. I manage to speak quite well. I find the listening part a bit more difficult.‘If I’m talking to someone who helps me out by speaking a little slower then I understand. I watch films [in English] and if I read something in English I understand it fine.’However, in the same breath he did explicitly say that he would not be returning to management before the end of the season.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityWhen asked about his return date, he replied: ‘In June. I don’t know if you can call it a sabbatical or not. Giovanni [Branchini] and I immediately came to that decision.‘As soon as the relationship with Juventus came to an end the decision was to take a year out.‘I had 18 years as a player and I’ve been in coaching for 16. I stopped this year after 34. I’m happy.‘I have a chance to reflect, go and talk to people, do things in my private life that I’m passionate about like going to the theatre, some art exhibitions, reading books.‘Next year will be an important year. Important for the choice I end up making and the need to be prepared for it.’Pochettino remains the clear bookmakers’ favourite to be the next Manchester United manager, although Solskjaer does not appear in immediate danger of being sacked.MORE: Barcelona open to selling Samuel Umtiti in January with Arsenal and Manchester United interestedMORE: Manchester United consider move for Napoli’s Arkadiusz Milik after missing out on Erling Haaland Advertisement Comment Advertisement
EC AquaTrojans hosted their Annual Relay Invitational on Saturday and the meet was as exciting as ever. EC Boys finished first while the EC Girls finished in 3rd place.The scores were as follows.Girls-Greenwood 80, Greensburg 76, East Central 58, New Palestine 48, Connersville 38.Boys-East Central 94, Connersville 60, New Palestine 48, Greensburg 42, Greenwood 40.EC won 9 relays on Saturday.200 Medley Relay (Weber N, Shipman, Ketcham, Matthew); 100 Free Relay (Witte, Matthew, Bovard, Badinghaus); 400 Medley Relay (Weber, J, Shipman, Krider); 375 Crescendo Relay (Gutfreund, Bovard, Weber N, Ketcham); Girls 150 Fly Relay (Nixon, Schantz, Hall, K); 150 Fly Relay (Matthew, Badinghaus, Weber, J); 150 Back Relay (Ludwig, Weber, N, Weber, J); 150 Breast Relay (Bessler, Krider, Shipman); 400 Free Relay (Ketcham, Witte, Badinghaus, Bovard).EC travels to Shelbyville to face the Golden Bears on Thursday night. Go AquaTrojans!!Courtesy of AquaTrojans Coach Brandon Loveless.