Elections & Politics

East Hampton Clericus, VotehamptonNY to Host Town Board Debate

The Reverend Walter Silva Thompson, the East Hampton Clericus and VotehamptonNY will hold a forum for East Hampton Town Board candidates David Lys and Manny Vilar on Thursday, October 11, at 7 p.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church.

Speakers Ask Town Board to Protect Latinos from Deportations

Thirty speakers, in sometimes emotional testimony, called on the Southampton Town Board Tuesday night to protect law-abiding members of the Latino community from deportations and family separations.
John Jermain Memorial Library Sag Harbor

Four for Three Seats in John Jermain Memorial Library Board Race

Sag Harbor School District voters will go to the John Jermain Memorial Library on Thursday, September 27, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.to vote “yes” or “no” to raising $2.857 million in tax revenues to support the library in 2019 and choose among four candidates to fill three seats on the eight-person Board of Trustees.

A Landslide Primary Victory for Lys in East Hampton

Councilman David Lys scored a landslide victory in the East Hampton Democratic primary on Thursday, September 13, easily deflecting David Gruber’s bid to take...

Democrats Are Heading to Polls To Choose Local, State Nominees

In East Hampton, incumbent Town Board member David Lys is facing a primary challenge to run for the single year remaining in former Councilman Peter Van Scoyoc’s council term by longtime Democratic Committee member David Gruber.

Democratic Town Board Candidates Spar Politely

There were few points of disagreement and no real clashes when David Lys and David Gruber met Tuesday night at a well-attended forum sponsored by the East Hampton Group for Good Government at the East Hampton Emergency Services Building.

Democratic Primary: David Gruber Went from Investor to Political Guru

David Gruber ran for East Hampton Town supervisor in 2001, losing by 185 votes, and served as Democratic Committee chair from 2001 to 2004.

Democratic Primary: For David Lys, Public Campaigns Are Nothing New

Mr. Lys dove into civic life here, helping to found Citizens for Access Rights (CfAR), prompted by homeowner associations’ attempts to keep the public from reaching the ocean beach in Napeague, in 2009.

‘Make Your Voice Heard’ with League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons will co-sponsor a program with the East Hampton Library, titled, “Make Your Voice Heard,” on Monday, September 17.

Corrections Officers, Planned Parenthood Endorse Thiele

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele has been endorsed by Planned Parenthood Empire State Votes (PPESV) PAC Endorsement Committee and the Suffolk County Correction Officers Association for the upcoming November election.
John Jermain Memorial Library Sag Harbor

Four for Three Seats on Library Board

Four people filed nominating forms by the deadline last Friday, August 24, to run for the John Jermain Memorial Library Board of Trustees in the library election and budget vote set for next month.

Gruber Tossed From Independence Party Line in East Hampton Town Board Race

A Suffolk County Supreme Court judge on Friday tossed out the town board candidate petition filed by the East Hampton Independence Party on behalf of David Gruber.A Suffolk County Supreme Court judge on Friday tossed the town board candidate petition filed by the East Hampton Independence Party on behalf of David Gruber. 
U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin

Zeldin Announces Endorsements from 18 East End Elected Officials

The Zeldin for Congress campaign announced this week that Congressman Lee Zeldin has received 18 endorsements from elected officials in the five East End towns.

New Court Date Set for Gruber Petition Challenge

New York State Supreme Court Justice Carol MacKenzie set Friday, August 24 for another hearing on a lawsuit alleging that signatures were forged on David Gruber’s petition to become the Independence Party candidate for East Hampton Town Board in the upcoming November election.

Thiele Receives Union Endorsements

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. has earned the endorsement of the Civil Service Employees Association and the New York State United Teachers, a federation of more than 1,200 local unions.

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