Elections & Politics

Call For Library Board Candidates In Sag Harbor

Due to temporary term extensions put in place due to COVID-19, five of the eight seats on the board will be up for election this year.

Ed Haye, Sag Harbor’s Newest Trustee, Is Ready To Serve

Ed Haye, the newest member of the Sag Harbor Village Board, was not exactly looking for an opportunity to serve in local government when new Mayor James Larocca came calling after the June election.

Q&A: Jim Larocca On His View Of The Future As Sag Harbor’s New...

Just prior to his swearing-in ceremony this week, Jim Larocca sat down for a conversation about his recent election as mayor of Sag Harbor Village, lingering antipathy from a brutal campaign season, the biggest challenges he will face, and areas where he plans to take a divergent path from the one blazed by the former mayor, Kathleen Mulcahy.

New Mayor James Larocca Takes The Helm In Sag Harbor

New Sag Harbor Mayor James Larocca was sworn at an event that mixed elements of a celebratory gathering of about 100 supporters with official business at John Steinbeck Waterfront Park on Tuesday.

Sag Harbor Mayor-Elect Will Nominate Edward Haye To Complete His Term On Village...

Sag Harbor Mayor-elect James Larocca on Wednesday said he would nominate Edward Haye, a retired attorney, to complete the year remaining on his term as Village Board trustee.

Larocca Ousts Incumbent Mayor Mulcahy In Sag Harbor Election

Challenger James Larocca has ousted incumbent Mayor Kathleen Mulcahy in the Sag Harbor Village election on Tuesday. Mr. Larocca received 379 votes to Ms. Mulcahy’s 357.

Bridgehampton School District Voters Approve Budget By Single Vote Margin

The budget was approved with 60.13 percent of the vote, just barely passing the 60 percent threshold needed to pass the budget. In order for the budget to go through, 60 percent was needed to pierce the state tax cap.

A Tale Of Two Letters: Mulcahy, Larocca At Odds Over Suggested Post Office Move

Sag Harbor Mayor Kathleen Mulcahy said she was taken aback when she received a phone call on April 22 from Mike Iannelli, an aide in U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer’s office, to discuss her letter requesting that the Sag Harbor post office be moved to provide a new site for Bay Street Theater.

Two Incumbents And A Newcomer Battle For Two Trustee Seats In Sag Harbor

The two incumbents, Aidan Corish, who is seeking his third term, and Bob Plumb, who is seeking a second term, outlined previous accomplishments, as well as goals they wanted to achieve in their next term, while newcomer Bayard Fenwick said he had been inspired to run largely because of what he said was the village’s slow response to problems he had experienced as a resident.

Mulcahy, Larocca Lock Horns In Sag Harbor

In what has been the most contentious Sag Harbor mayoral election in recent memory, first-term incumbent Mayor Kathleen Mulcahy is seeking to turn back the challenge of Trustee James Larocca, who has served on the Village Board for six years.

Would Wetland Be The Solution At Havens Beach In Sag Harbor?

A group of about a dozen curious village residents gathered at Havens Beach on Saturday morning to stroll around the upland portion of the park, where a drainage ditch, stagnant in dry weather, fast-flowing during heavy rains, is sealed off from the rest of the park by a black chain-link fence.

No Challengers In North Haven Voting Set for June 15

Facing no challengers for two seats on the North Haven Village Board of Trustees, Trustee Terie Diat is a shoe-in for reelection and Planning Board member Chris Fiore is set to win back a place on the board — as long as there are no major write-in surprises when villagers go to vote in Village Hall on Tuesday, June 15, from noon to 9 p.m.

Ethics Versus Accomplishments At Issue In East Hampton Supervisor Contest

For the two candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for East Hampton town supervisor in the party primary this month — incumbent Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc and challenger Councilman Jeff Bragman — the last three years as colleagues have been rocky ones as the pair frequently butted heads and at times traded acrimonious personal barbs.

VIDEO: Sag Harbor Village Debate 2021

Incumbent Kathleen Mulcahy is being challenged by current Trustee James Larocca for the position of mayor, while incumbents Aidan Corish and Bob Plumb are running for re-election alongside challenger Bayard Fenwick for two trustee seats on the Village Board.

Larocca Says He Would Shelve Waterfront Overlay Plan If Elected

Sag Harbor Village Trustee Jim Larocca made the struggle over rezoning the village’s waterfront a cornerstone of his campaign to unseat Mayor Kathleen Mulcahy this week, saying that if he wins next month’s mayoral election, he would seek to shelve the months-long effort to adopt new development limitations along the village’s waterfront and nearby office district, in favor of embarking on a village-wide planning process.

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