Elections & Politics

Sag Harbor Trustee Candidate Profile: Ken O’Donnell

The owner of La Superica restaurant, Ken O’Donnell said the catalyst for his first run for village trustee in 2013 was the possibility that...

Sag Harbor Justice Candidate Profile: Lisa Rana

East Hampton Town Justice Lisa Rana, who has served as the backup judge for the Sag Harbor Village Justice Court since it was launched...

Sag Harbor Justice Candidate Profile: Stephen Grossman

Stephen Grossman had just finished a fellowship at George Washington University working with the Veterans Administration  in 1980 when, back home on Long Island,...

Sag Harbor Justice Candidate Profile: Michael Bromberg

Michael Bromberg, a retired lawyer who has served on both the Sag Harbor School Board and Village Zoning Board of Appeals, is running for...

It’s Official: Schneiderman To Head Southampton Democratic Ticket

The game of political musical chairs continues in Southampton Town, where County Legislator Jay Schneiderman, a member of the Independence Party, was officially nominated as its town supervisor candidate by the Southampton Town Democratic Committee at its convention on Wednesday night at 230 Elm Street in Southampton.

Schiavoni Leads Sag Harbor Candidates in School Board Race as Budget & Incumbents Win...

A vote of confidence was clearly levied Tuesday night in the Sag Harbor School District, as residents turned out overwhelmingly in favor of the 2015-16 budget and re-elected two incumbents and one newcomer to the school board by landslide margins. Bridgehampton voters also overwhelmingly supported that district’s budget and re-elected three board members who ran unopposed.

Southampton Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst Eyes Congress

Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst has confirmed that she will give up her town position this year and challenge freshman Republican Representative Lee Zeldin in 2016 instead.

Five Candidates Seek Three Seats in Sag Harbor

Five candidates are vying for three seats on the Sag Harbor School Board in Tuesday’s board’s election and budget vote. Candidates were asked to weigh in on a number of issues during two public forums in the last week—first at a Sag Harbor PTA/PTSA Meet the Candidates evening last Thursday and again at the Noyac Civic Council on Tuesday.

Races Set in Sag Harbor, North Haven

There were no surprises when the deadline passed on Tuesday, May 12, for candidates for Sag Harbor Village candidates to turn in their nomination petitions.

Suffolk County Democrats Look to Bridget Fleming for County Legislature

Southampton Town Councilwoman Bridget Fleming has a big decision to make in the next two weeks: to run for another term on the town...

Two Trustees Announce They’ll Run for Sag Harbor Mayor

Sag Harbor Village voters will elect both a new mayor and a new village justice when they go to the polls on June 16.

Candidates Come Forward for School Board Races in Sag Harbor and Bridgehampton

Voters in Sag Harbor and Bridgehampton will return to the polls next month to cast their ballots for school board candidates and approve or deny districts’ proposed budgets.

Five to Run for Three Seats on Sag Harbor School Board

The petitions are in and it's a race for Sag Harbor School Board of Education next month. Five candidates have submitted petitions for candidacy including...

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The Express News Group Presents 27Speaks, A Weekly Podcast: September 17 Edition

In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors are joined by Sag Harbor Express Publisher Emeritus Bryan Boyhan to discuss an article he wrote on the 50th anniversary of the tragic flight of The Free Life, a hot air balloon that was launched from Springs in an unsuccessful attempt to cross the Atlantic Ocean.

Remembering The Free Life 50 Years Later

They would float up the coast to Maine. There, they would catch the westerlies that would blow them the 2,500 miles to Europe. Up there, in the beauty and the silence, you hear the true noise of the sea coming up at you. There was plenty of food on board, stocked with salamis and cheeses — fatty food to keep them warm and filled — water, Champagne for celebrating, of course, plus some emergency supplies. But it turns out the crew of The Free Life, a seven-story high Roziére balloon that lifted off from a field in Springs 50 years ago this week, would not need it.

A Father Shares Advice: In his Book, Richie Jackson offers a Road Map...

At the age of 15, when Jackson Foo Wong came out and told his parents that he was gay, his father, Richie Jackson, a TV and theater producer based in New York City, couldn’t have been more delighted. That’s because for Jackson, being gay had long been an important defining feature of his own life.