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Schaivoni Retracted LaValle Statement

Tommy John Schiavoni, the Southampton Town Councilman from Sag Harbor running for New York State Senate, retracted a statement critical of Senator Kenneth P. LaValle shortly after it was released following the announcement of Mr. LaValle’s retirement late last week.

Fleming Picks Up Two Endorsements In Congressional Bid

Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming, who is seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge incumbent Republican Lee Zeldin for his 1st District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in November, has picked up two key East End endorsements.

Friends, Colleagues, Family Honor State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle At Retirement Announcement On Friday

The mood was bittersweet at the Village Center in Port Jefferson on Friday morning as New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle’s friends, family and colleagues — from both sides of the aisle — honored him as he made an official announcement that he will not seek reelection to another term in the State Senate in Albany next year.

Q&A: State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle Reflects On 44 Years In Albany

Just prior to the official announcement on Friday, Mr. LaValle agreed to a conversation covering his time in office, his most important friendship and what’s next in his professional life.

Candidates Weigh In On LaValle Retirement

Candidates Weigh In On LaValle Retirement

Zeldin Votes Against Impeachment, Blasts Democrats For ‘Schiff Show’

The South Fork’s congressman, U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin, cast an emphatic “nay” vote on Wednesday evening, December 18, in the historic action by the House of Representatives to impeach President Donald J. Trump.
Bridget Fleming.

Fleming To Seek Democratic Party Nomination to Unseat Zeldin

Just three weeks after securing reelection to her seat on the Suffolk County Legislature, Democratic Legislator Bridget Fleming on Tuesday morning announced plans to...

Tommy John Schiavoni Announces State Senate Run

Southampton Town Board member and Sag Harbor resident Tommy John Schiavoni announced his candidacy for State Senate on Friday

Democrats Sweep East Hampton Town Election

East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc and his Democratic running mates for Town Board, Sylvia Overby and David Lys, cruised to easy reelection victories on Tuesday night.

Schneiderman, Bouvier Easily Reelected; Republicans Lose Control of Town Trustees

Jay Schneiderman easily won a third term as Southampton Town supervisor in Tuesday’s voting while his Democratic running mate John Bouvier cruised to his second term on the Town Board. The Schneiderman and Bouvier reelection victories assure that the party will retain its 4-1 margin on the board for the next two years.

Southampton Town Supervisor Candidates Focus On Affordable Housing And Tax Assessments

The three candidates running for Southampton Town supervisor this year are quick to recognize the need for affordable housing on the East End, but their approaches to obtaining housing differs, as do their solutions for addressing big issues like traffic and the rising tax assessments.

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...

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