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Southampton Town Justice Barbara Wilson Ordered To Pay $250k To Neighbor

Barbara Wilson, a Southampton Town and Southampton Village justice, was ordered on Friday to pay her neighbor $250,000 after a State Supreme Court jury found her guilty of defamation of character.

Former Executive Editor Of The New York Times Speaks About ‘Truth In The Time...

Has Donald Trump’s presidency affected the meaning of “truth” in the media industry? Bill Keller, the former executive editor of The New York Times, sat down with Joseph Shaw, the executive editor of the Express News Group, to dissect that loaded question. The free event, held at the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton, reached maximum capacity days before it was scheduled. More than 100 people filed into the library’s meeting room on Thursday afternoon, August 22.

President Trump Attends Private Fundraisers On East End Friday

President Donald Trump attended two major fundraisers on the South Fork on Friday, a $12 million trip that had supporters and protesters lining the streets of his motorcade route — and, on a national scale, prompted business losses for popular fitness clubs owned by the host of one of the events.

Political Fundraisers Abound on the South Fork

By Ben Kava A slew of fundraisers in anticipation of the 2020 presidential election are scheduled to take place in East Hampton in August. The campaigns...

Zelden Joins GOP Majority in Voting against Budget Bill Favored by Trump

U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin voted against a $2.7 trillion budget bill that was approved last week, joining two-thirds of House Republicans who were not in favor of the legislation despite efforts from President Donald Trump to persuade them otherwise.

Trump Headed to Bridgehampton Estate of Builder Joe Farrell for Fundraiser

President Donald Trump is expected to attend a campaign fundraiser August 9 at Hamptons luxury home builder Joe Farrell’s Bridgehampton estate.

Bon Jovi Will Host East Hampton Fundraiser for Senator Cory Booker, Presidential Hopeful

U.S. Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey, a Democratic presidential hopeful, is set to have a summer fundraiser at the home of Jon Bon Jovi on Lily Pond Lane in East Hampton Village,

Chemistry Department Chair to Challenge Gershon

Nancy Goroff, chair of the Chemistry Department at Stony Brook University, announced her candidacy in the campaign for the 1st District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Vilar Will Continue to Lead East Hampton Town Republican Committee

The East Hampton Town Republican Committee last week reelected its current leadership to new terms heading up the town’s beleaguered party. 

Dusky Finally Sees Passage of Bill to Unseal Birth Records of Adoptees

“There is a woman in my hometown who was a birth mother and gave up her baby in 1966,” Mr. Thiele said of Ms. Dusky. “She’s been an advocate for this bill for decades,” he said, adding that the new bill gives people the right to access their health information, circumstances of their birth, and genetics. “It’s never too late to do the right thing,” he said.
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Local Races on Ballot in Primary Election on Tuesday, June 25

Registered Democrats and Independence Party members will go to the polls on Tuesday, July 25 for primary elections to choose nominees for six town offices — four in Southampton Town and two in East Hampton — that will be at stake in the general election in November.

Mulcahy, Corish and Plumb Win Big in Sag Harbor Village Election

Challenger Kathleen Mulcahy, a real estate agent and former corporate executive who raised two children in Sag Harbor, crushed two-term Mayor Sandra Schroeder in her bid for reelection on Tuesday, outpolling the former village clerk with 71 percent of the mayoral vote.

Mayor and Trustee Races on the Ballot Along with Raise for EMS Volunteers

Village voters will decide whether to keep Mayor Sandra Schroeder in office for a third two-year term or turn her job over to Kathleen Mulcahy, a former corporate executive and a first-time candidate.

Legislature Passes Thiele Legislation to Further Election Law Reform

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. announced the passage of legislation intended to make voting easier and more accessible for residents.

Mayor and Challenger Disagree on Administrator and Public Input

Mayor Sandra Schroeder and her challenger in the upcoming June 18 Sag Harbor Village election, real estate agent Kathleen Mulcahy, squarely disagreed on only two issues.

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