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Pontieri Might Run For State Senate

Inquiry for race has gone out, Mayor said.

Patchogue Village Mayor Paul Pontieri. Photo Credit: Chris Boyle.
Patchogue Village Mayor Paul Pontieri. Photo Credit: Chris Boyle.

Patchogue Village Mayor Paul Pontieri could possibly run for the state Senate seat that current state senator Lee Zeldin plans to vacate in 2014 in order to challenge Congressman Tim Bishop.

According to a Newsday report, Pontieri is the first Democratic name on a list of potential contenders including Republican Brookhaven town board member Timothy Mazzei, Conservative Islip Town board member Anthony Senft, Islip Supervisor Tom Croci and former state assemblyman Dean Murray.

Patch reached out to Pontieri who said that an inquiry has gone out, and if running becomes a possibility he would consider it. According to Newsday, Pontieri has spoken with Suffolk Democratic Chairman Richard Schaffer as well as Sen. Michael Gianaris, who is head of the Senate Democrats’ campaign committee about possibly running.

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Chip Austin Hunter December 15, 2013 at 07:14 PM
Anytime Jo ... You're a great giving person that makes a difference in this world in all the best ways .. No one has the right to question or slam people that admire others and especially from a closet or while hiding themselves .. We know snoop DOG all too well ... Hope you're well and maybe well get to work with Paul together soon!!
Patchogue Snoop December 17, 2013 at 11:16 AM
Uhh, you are dead wrong. You have the wrong guy. It is OK for JOJO whoever to remain anonymous. I have every right to criticize and say what I want. Did I say anything about you Ms JOJO> No i did not. Who did I slam? Neither of you. Mind your own business, read the constitution. This is the problem, lib freaks lying about people, ignoring the facts that prove everything I say about this crook(ie NYS ATTORNEY GENERALS REPORT>>READ IT! If you have the courage answer these questions: Where did the thousands of gallons of gas go that PP stole? Why did he submit receipts for gas purchases at his cousins station? Why are there photos of our Mayor attending events with Tritec? Why did he break the law and lend tax levy funds to Artspace developers? Why does he have two sets of rules, one for his buddies and relatives and another for honest folk? Why did he accept money for his campaign from Tritec. Why did he sell his old personally owned clapped out ford to the Village laundering it through his cousins dealership? Why did he ignore all the boards and then spot zone four corners for his paying pals at Tritec. Why did he approve for himself a 30k brand new SUV with personal plates and personal use for himself. Is the Village at 2 mile square too big for a used car like or none?? Is he special? AND LAST OF ALL, YOU MR SPECIAL CAN BASH ME AND OTHERS, BUT I CAN'T BASH OTHERS???? SO TYPICAL OF THE WACKED OUT LEFT. HOW DO YOU CLAIM TO KNOW ME, I AM CURIOUS. PS Mr Special. Nice speech but I doubt you believe even your own lies.
Patchogue Snoop December 17, 2013 at 11:20 AM
oh, he was triple dipping. NYS pension, Village job that he raised his salary by his own vote, and the TOB patronage job he had. Yet, his reason for raising the salary for himself was it was a ten hour a day job? LMAO! So, how did he work for TOB at the same time? CROOK And you ain't heard nuttin' yet!!!
Chip Austin Hunter December 17, 2013 at 12:28 PM
Snoop you're not only delusional but just a malicious angry person that should try helping the community not just critiquing it with venom. ----------------------------------------------------- Every post that you can say something negative about the mayor you use as your cheap platform and still don't have the guts to do it with your real name. ------------------------------------------------------ I know who JO JO is and my compliments were on what physical and time donating things JO has done for the community in constructive actions not negative displaced venting like you. ------------------------------------------------------- Your allegations are ridiculous. Anyone can donate to any person or cause they want to as long as its done within the legal limits and it was. The supreme court even widened those options and ruled on the issue recently if you missed that little item. ------------------------------------------------------ The horrendous thought of someone purchasing gas from a relatives gas station boggles the mind. I'm sure he paid 2 or 3 times higher than other gas stations were charging right? And how dare anyone want to help their own relatives or friends, especially when they help and support him in his efforts to continue to help the village. I'm sure you wouldn't be caught dead helping friends or relatives. ------------------------------------- And photos of our Mayor attending Tri-tec events? SCANDALOUS is the only word that comes to mind. Why should the Mayor attend events of the development company that is expediting the growth and affluence of our village? It makes no sense at all. ----------------------------------------------------- He should be ashamed that he was at any "events" at all. Maybe he should get a tricycle to get around town to solve your car issues, and then as he works his posterior off (as he has done for the last HOW MANY YEARS??) he should only be allowed to stay in the village hall and his home. This way he cant be caught in any pictures with anyone. --------------------------------------- You don't have the guts to say who you are but have a lot to say about everyone else. And as an Independent i don't classify myself as a liberal. Nor do i "BASH" anyone with differing opinions. Anything personal i have said to you is based on facts - you hide who you are, you have nothing positive to say and you state things as fact when they are rumors or down right lies.
John Bogack December 17, 2013 at 04:44 PM
I have a suggestion Snoop. And it is this. For a long time you have been painting a picture of the Mayor that is pretty negative. I am not sure if it is as black and white as you have written. I think the Mayor's record is a bit more complicated. He has done good. But certainly there have been nagging questions about the means used to do so. I think this is the public service that you could perform. My suggestion would be for you to take stock of all your allegations and put them into written form along with whatever evidence you believe exists to support them. Take them and yourself to the Public Integrity section of the District Attorney's office, sign a complaint as every citizen has a right to do. Then let the DA do his job. Either there is nothing to what you have claimed that is criminal and the DA will decline to investigate or there is something that does need to be looked at and the DA will investigate your allegations to whatever end that leads. It's your choice of course but I have to say just piling on allegations without taking more steps is actually creating sympathy for the Mayor. It is in me for one. Facts are needed because it is only with facts that actions can follow and the only agency that can really get to them would be the DA. I realize this is a big and lonely step to take but sometimes in life courage has to be found to do what is needed and there is no one else around to do it. Just a thought for you to think about.
Patchogue Snoop December 18, 2013 at 08:39 AM
Two liberal know it alls!!! They can insult, preach, criticize, lie and do what they want. Yet, they feel empowered to tell people what they should do and when. Even when it is clear they represent someone for dubious reasons. Here Mr Bogus feels he can dictate and order people around. Who do you think you are? No one reads your opinions. I do not want your childish advice. Until you live hear for fifty years keep your opinions to yourself. You know very little. These libs ignore fact time and time again and offer nothing at all other than their biased opinion. They criticize me for being anonymous so they cannot find out who I am and attack me with lies. Yet, they themselves operate on this site anonymously, yep your special isn't that right Chips Ahoy and JOJO. Again, mind your own business. Your facts are wrong, you did no research and are shooting our your arse!!!
Patchogue Snoop December 18, 2013 at 08:44 AM
Mr Bogus, I really suggest you refrain from your insults. Secondly, Mr Bogus....insults...is that all the liberal left has to offer these days....no facts, assumptions, ie BS. Just like the crap you post based on your opinion. Hey, run for mayor you seem to know it all! Again, mind your own business. Anyone with a brain in this Village recognizes this creep, crooked leader for what he is. Learn the facts before you shoot your blubbering mouth off.
Patchogue Snoop December 18, 2013 at 08:47 AM
CHIP IS WRONG: He said: Your allegations are ridiculous. Anyone can donate to any person or cause they want to as long as its done within the legal limits and it was. The supreme court even widened those options and ruled on the issue recently if you missed that little item. WRONG CHIP DO SOME RESEARCH AND EDUCATE YOURSELF BEFORE MAKING A FALSE RIDICULOUS COMMENT LIKE THIS. UNETHICAL....YOU BET.
Patchogue Snoop December 18, 2013 at 08:50 AM
CHIP IS WRONG: He said: The horrendous thought of someone purchasing gas from a relatives gas station boggles the mind. I'm sure he paid 2 or 3 times higher than other gas stations were charging right? And how dare anyone want to help their own relatives or friends That is not the issue Mr Chip.....the issue is multiple receipts dated the same day on the same day he filled up with gas from the village pumps at DPW, read the attorney general notes on this and educate yourself before making yourself look like what you really are.
Patchogue Snoop December 18, 2013 at 08:54 AM
CHIP IS WRONG AGAIN! He said: And photos of our Mayor attending Tri-tec events? Events such as free Yankee Tickets(front row box seats, dinners, paid speaking events at Town Boards for them supporting their other projects) endless lunches and dinners from them for free. Campaign contributions for his hack team, full page ads in the local papers for PP and his gang. Yes, Mr Chip that is illegal. Read NYS law. Unethical...you bet MR Chip but amybe not in your world as evidenced by your apparent condoning of his criminal behavior.
Patchogue Snoop December 18, 2013 at 08:57 AM
Chip is wrong again: He said: Maybe he should get a tricycle to get around town to solve your car issues, and then as he works his posterior off (as he has done for the last HOW MANY YEARS??) he should only be allowed to stay in the village hall and his home. This way he cant be caught in any pictures with anyone. Well Mr Chip as a good lib does, you twisted my words and lied about what I said. Reread my statement. He is pig at the trough, voted himself with his own greedy slimy vote to give himself a vehicle for private use, with no official plates or markings. He ran for the job and took it raising his salary in the process after each election! Piggy wiggy PP. All on the lower middle class taxpayers backs here in the Village cause he thinks he is special right Chip?
Patchogue Snoop December 18, 2013 at 09:01 AM
CHIP IS WRONG AGAIN: He said: Nor do i "BASH" anyone with differing opinions. How chit man this guy is out of his mind! Half the thread are his ranting personal attacks on me. No facts offered just BS and opinion. Yet he lies even to himself. I can't remain anon but his beloved St JOJO can right Chippo? Gee, the hard left world must have some secret code it just makes no sense.
Patchogue Snoop December 18, 2013 at 09:09 AM
Hey Chippo? Are you the new cleaner hired by King PP to do work we are paying for already to clean a tiny Village hall building? You know his cousin???? Or are you one of the hacks that either quit or were tossed out of office as Trustees to receive newly created positions at 100K a year plus a vehicle?? Or one of the many DPW relatives and friends kids that are hired at garbage men for 60k plus a year plus full bennies and pensions paid by us poor Village idiot taxpayers. Or one of the many who benifit from endless, unneeded studies that we pay for again and again. Or are you the contractor who made big bucks from the theater roof? Maybe the A?E firm and contrator who benifitted from the runway lighting on No Ocean Ave??? Did you get an illegal loan from tax levy funds like Artspace? Hmm. I can go on all day. Ever fight at a meeting in the ole days when Trusttee PP was approving multi family housing the connected at breakneck speed destoying the village in the process during the seventies. Endless crooked deals even back then Chippy boy. Allowing the applicants who were connected to lie on thier applications, property tax rebates for his pals, and all in office!
Patchogue Snoop December 18, 2013 at 09:10 AM
Lastly, Chippy and gang omit comment on the most egregious violations of law committed by PP and gang. Ya know, the ones that can't be dismissed by them with lies and opinion. You fool no one. We all know who PP really is......
Patchogue Snoop December 18, 2013 at 09:12 AM
and Johnny Boy said: Take them and yourself to the Public Integrity section of the District Attorney's office, sign a complaint as every citizen has a right to do. Then let the DA do his job. Damn!!!! Never thought of that John, you are a genius! This proves that your are very, very naive.
Patchogue Snoop December 18, 2013 at 09:17 AM
And JOJO the lib said: Other people can snoop too. If you think you're anonymous, you're living in a dream world. Is that a threat? Why would you think I care what you think or know. I don't. Gee, you rant about my anonymity yet your handle is JOJOCFE?????????????????????????????????????????? Hmm, never heard of a name like that. But in the lib world nothing makes sense other than they are selfish, all about me, and I can lie, twist, bash, defame anyone else I want. Facts...they don't mean anything do they JOJO?
Patchogue Snoop December 18, 2013 at 09:19 AM
I will shortly post some hard facts, yeah guys...ie the truth.....right from the Village Hackdome.......first up...mayor PPs gasoline use for the past few years! Then you can support the thief in charge with all sorts of facts OK GUYS!!!! Now we may get technical here, ie MPG calculations that defy any sort of logic!!!
Patchogue Snoop December 18, 2013 at 09:21 AM
My goal here and always is to inform as many Villagers what a crooked admin we have here starting at the top! Hey John, know who PPs neighbors are?
John Bogack December 18, 2013 at 09:33 AM
Just a suggestion Snoop. I guess you are not going to take it. Like I said before always your choice. Now the holidays are upon us and I for one have more merrry things to do. So here is my holiday gift to you and everyone: peace be upon on you and all. See you next year when we can take up the various causes all over again.
Patchogue Snoop December 18, 2013 at 09:40 AM
You too John! MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR! Peace to you and your family.... Snoop
JoJoCfe December 18, 2013 at 04:50 PM
Maybe you should be venting your anger more towards the Town of Brookhaven or the State. Who closes a main road (the LIE) from exits 49 to 71 due to black ice. Where are the sanders and salter trucks? You are very fornutate to be living in the Village of Patchogue.
Patchogue Snoop December 19, 2013 at 10:54 AM
Fortunate? How is that. I paid for my home, maintain it and pay Village taxes. Under your hero's admin and mayorship they have risen well above the inflation rate. I would say nearly a 75% increase due to his mismanagement(gasp) and patronage hiring in newly created positions for his pals and relatives. No public advertisement of jobs which is the law, why would we want the best qualified candidate when you can hire a pal or relative right JJOO. Garbage pick-up has been reduced yet we pay nearly double what TOB taxpayers pay. Mr PP eliminated the twice yearly clean-up and curb pick up. Dump fees have risen. Recycling pick up only every two weeks. Road maintenance sucks now under his patronage appointee Mr Dean. So Ms Anonymopus, how is that that I am fortunate? Is is a gift from above that put me here? Soon as I retire gonzo, no more money to be spent in this corrupt Village. Maybe you should see my other posts before you make accusations, I am regularly critical of TOB and the state. Call your State Assemblyman and TOB Councilman for your answers....I regularly do, instead of using some twisted logic in your bashing of me. Please provide some facts, not nonsense since your are obviously in the tank for King PP and gang. This country is sick of the left and their accusations whenever something doesn't fit into their plan. Our country is collapsing as a result.
Patchogue Snoop December 19, 2013 at 10:57 AM
One other thing, why don't you check the budget of the DPW and see who gets the OT. Educate yourself. Mismanagement, incompetence..more??? You claim they do a great job with the snow, really at what cost to the taxpayer? They don't do it for free.
Chip Austin Hunter December 19, 2013 at 01:18 PM
Jo - You've seen the endless ramblings and even the outrageous reactions to the mildest of suggestions from people being supportive and courteous like John.. Best thing to do with someone like that is to ignore him. I wont respond to whatever insanity this note to you starts and haven't to the last 10 times he's gone off and put my name in. ___________________________ He feeds off whatever you may direct to him so best thing to do is not even respond and let him post away all he wants.. the more he says the worse he makes himself look. Let him rant until he tires himself out. _____________________ I'm sure this will give him enough so he can redirect his anger at me and then we can all just ignore him. - Have a great holiday and you, John and I can focus on the more positive things we can do to help make the village even better. _____________ And John, great profile by the way and I can relate to the frustrations with the club and admire the work you have done. Hopefully the New Year will give us a chance to work on some mutual causes! Have a safe and healthy one!
John Bogack December 19, 2013 at 03:07 PM
Thanks Chip for the kind words. Would be happy to meet with you to ally on common concerns. I can be found at every meeting of the Patchogue Board of Trustees filming those meetings as part of the video project of the Citizens Campaign for Open Vilage Government. Those videos by the way are a form of accountality as well as a historical record of the actions of the Board. It is our motto: seeing is believing...the facts speak for themselves. Indeed they do for anyone with the time and interest to watch.
Patchogue Snoop December 20, 2013 at 07:43 AM
Chip, All according to Chip? Correct? So typical of the left and their high and mighty egos. Hmmm, sounds like POTUS. Yet, Mr Chip offers no facts in his defense of his LEADER KING PP. No rebuttal to my stated facts on KING PP and his antics. Just vile insults from a miscreant who wants me to put my tail between my legs and run away and shut up. Not a chance. Righto Chippo, that's what your radical left brethren do these days. Don't they? But....they are over my friend. We in the center and right don't fear your lies intended to make a good person seem evil. No facts only insults, so intelligent of you. I am sick of this crook running this town.
JoJoCfe December 23, 2013 at 08:16 PM
Dear Mr. Snoop, What makes you think I am a liberal? When I first registered to vote at age 18, I was told that I needed to designate a party; either Republican or Demorcrat. I refused and finally they let me register as an Independent. I vote for who I think will do the best job.
JoJoCfe December 23, 2013 at 08:31 PM
I also was living in South Florida when Al Gore was "robbed" of the Presidency, due to the hanging chads.
Jo Miller December 24, 2013 at 09:09 AM
Snoop, You seem to think that only those who are politically conservative are concerned about the way the village operates and the direction in which it is going. Not so! I am politically liberal (gasp) and share your concerns as do many other so called "libs" I do not post support for your concerns because I do not want to be associated with your racist rants. And once again, I ask you to identify yourself, Doing so would give more credence to your allegations.
Patchogue Snoop December 26, 2013 at 10:32 AM
LOL Good try. A completely unfounded accusation from the far left. So typical these days. Hit and run. Demands etc. This behavior is was seen in the last presidential election. Nothing but lies design to turn the low information voters against a conservative candidate. Not to mention the outright lies from leftist pols to get votes from the 47% that take more than they give to our society.

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