Elections & Politics

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.

Bon Jovi Will Host East Hampton Fundraiser for Senator Cory Booker, Presidential Hopeful

U.S. Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey, a Democratic presidential hopeful, is set to have a summer fundraiser at the home of Jon Bon Jovi on Lily Pond Lane in East Hampton Village,

Chemistry Department Chair to Challenge Gershon

Nancy Goroff, chair of the Chemistry Department at Stony Brook University, announced her candidacy in the campaign for the 1st District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Vilar Will Continue to Lead East Hampton Town Republican Committee

The East Hampton Town Republican Committee last week reelected its current leadership to new terms heading up the town’s beleaguered party. 

Dusky Finally Sees Passage of Bill to Unseal Birth Records of Adoptees

“There is a woman in my hometown who was a birth mother and gave up her baby in 1966,” Mr. Thiele said of Ms. Dusky. “She’s been an advocate for this bill for decades,” he said, adding that the new bill gives people the right to access their health information, circumstances of their birth, and genetics. “It’s never too late to do the right thing,” he said.
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Local Races on Ballot in Primary Election on Tuesday, June 25

Registered Democrats and Independence Party members will go to the polls on Tuesday, July 25 for primary elections to choose nominees for six town offices — four in Southampton Town and two in East Hampton — that will be at stake in the general election in November.

Mulcahy, Corish and Plumb Win Big in Sag Harbor Village Election

Challenger Kathleen Mulcahy, a real estate agent and former corporate executive who raised two children in Sag Harbor, crushed two-term Mayor Sandra Schroeder in her bid for reelection on Tuesday, outpolling the former village clerk with 71 percent of the mayoral vote.

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With professionals in all sorts of arts fields currently suffering from lack of work on the East End, Andrea Grover and other members of the Hamptons Arts Network decided to create a grant program for struggling artists. Then artists Eric Fischl and Clifford Ross jumped into the effort and ran with it.

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There’s nothing like forced downtime to inspire a busy person to focus on organizational tasks, and in recent months, director Marcia Milgrom Dodge has been spending her days at home, rifling through old boxes in the small Manhattan apartment she shares with her husband, Anthony Dodge. And in those boxes, Dodge has discovered forgotten gold — buried treasure in the form of scripts, photographs, playbills and opening night congratulatory messages from the plays Dodge directed and choreographed for Bay Street Theater between 1999 and 2013.

Shelter Island Artist and Ferry Captain is Charting the Course for her Future

Carefully sketching in her studio space, 28-year-old Jodi Bentivegna let her long brown hair fall to the side as she nudged her glasses to look up and greet Southampton Arts Center (SAC) patrons. This was way back on February 9, and the young artist was excited to debut her work at one of the largest art museum’s on the East End.