Elections & Politics

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.
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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...

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.

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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.