What happened in the village elections? See results from Atlantic Beach, Lawrence, Hewlett Harbors and others


Village Election Night was full of surprises as there is a tie between two candidates for a trustee seat and a couple of write-in candidates won on Tuesday.

The new Lawrence mayor will be Samuel Nahmias over Paris Popack by a count of 889 to 864.Trustee candidates Aaron Felder and Steve Gottesman received 1,301 and 1,327 votes, respectively. Village Justice Gary Mandel (1,051) was re-elected to another four-year term.

Nahmias, chairman of the Nassau County Bridge Authority board, focused his campaign on what he called “responsible governance” and “community well-being,” and will aim to balance the village budget, repair streetlights and undertake a cycle of road repairs.

"It was a very hard fought election," Nahmias said. "At the end of the dau, I'm going to run the village fiscally responsibly."

In Atlantic Beach, incumbent Trustee Ed Sullivan and newcomer Anthony Livreri are tied with 214 votes. Both ran on the same slate. Another newcomer, Barry Frohlinger captured one of the board seats with 274 votes, four less than sitting Mayor George Pappas received.

“I’m excited for all the people who helped me out, I couldn’t have done this without probably 15 or 20 people and my wife, but lots of people helped me out,” Frohlinger said.

He ran on a platform of putting out timely information concerning the village’s financial situation for the residents and to create improved financial literacy within the board.

The Livreri and Sullivan ballots will move to the Nassau County Board of Elections for a recount and then a possible re-vote.

Huge shake up in Hewlett Harbor as all the challengers won. Dominic Calandrella defeated Mark Weiss for mayor 412 to 380. Igor Noble (413) and Lori Rudister (410) are the new trustees over Kenneth Kornblau (379) and Tom Cohen (373).

Calandrella aims to increase manpower and security using government grants, repave the roads, install street lighting and stop signs, and send out a monthly newsletter.  

In Hewlett Bay Park, write-in candidate Josh Blisko garnered 115 votes and will replace Trustee Stella Gershfeld (29) on the board. Mayor Antonio Oliviero, 150, and Trustee Michael Davidov, 144, retain their posts.

Moshe Blinder collected 73 votes and will succeed Ross Epstein as mayor of Hewlett Neck. Russell Weinrib (69) and Edward Vilinsky (65), are the new trustees. Aron Schnell (44) lost his seat.

Another write-in, Shimon Fishman with 77 votes will replace incumbent Woodsburgh Trustee Carl Cayne (43), and Shira Hoschander (103) retains his seat.

All trustee and mayor terms are two years.