Elections & Politics

Early Voting Begins Saturday, A First For Presidential Elections In New York

New York State voters may begin casting their ballots in the 2020 election this coming weekend, the first time the state has offered early voting in a federal election year.

Zeldin, Goroff Trade Views And ‘Fact’ Attacks In Virtual Debate Monday

The first debate between U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin and his challenger Dr. Nancy Goroff laid out their thinking on weighty matters of national importance, from the coronavirus pandemic and education inequality to health insurance and immigration that laid bare stark differences between the candidates in their views of the world today.

MAGA-Gras Parade To Montauk Supports President Trump’s Reelection Campaign

Thousands of supporters of President Trump paraded in their cars from Seaford to the Montauk Lighthouse on Sunday.

Fire Truck Sends Conflicting Message At Pro-Trump Parade

Former Sag Harbor Mayor Brian Gilbride set off an alarm Sunday when he drove a retired Sag Harbor Fire Department truck in a parade of President Trump supporters that traveled across Long Island to the Montauk Lighthouse.

Virtual Debates Begin Next Week For Congressional And State Races

The two candidates for New York’s 1st Congressional District seat and for the New York State Senate will face off in virtual debates over the next two weeks, ahead of Election Day on November 3.

Diat Ousts Fiore In North Haven

Challenger Terie Diat defeated incumbent Chris Fiore for a one-year term on the North Haven Village Board on Tuesday.

Race for Davis’s Seat in North Haven Village is Contested

Two candidates are vying for one Village Board seat while three are running unopposed in the North Haven municipal election slated for Tuesday, September 15.

President Donald Trump Thunders Into Southampton For Four-Hour Fundraising Jaunt

President Donald Trump made a brief fundraising swing through the Hamptons on Saturday, making appearances at two parties that campaign officials have said would generate $15 million in donations to his reelection campaign.

Goroff Wants To Move From Classroom To Congress

Goroff Wants To Move From Classroom To Congress

After A Life Of Advocating For Vulnerable, Ahearn Sets Sights On State Senate

After A Life Of Advocating For Vulnerable, Ahearn Sets Sights On State Senate

Goroff Wins Democratic Congressional Primary; Ahearn Victorious In Senate Seat Bid

Goroff Wins Democratic Congressional Primary; Ahearn Victorious In Senate Seat Bid

Gershon, Ahearn Lead At Polls, But Mountain Of Absentee Ballots Remain To Be Counted

With thousands of absentee ballots outstanding — an estimated 85,000 have already been received by the Suffolk County Board of Elections and more are expected to arrive in the coming days — the final results of Tuesday’s Democratic primary races may not be known for two weeks.

Voting Options In Democratic Primary

Registered Democrats have the opportunity this week and next to cast their ballots in a four-way race for the 1st District Congressional nomination to challenge incumbent Republican Lee Zeldin. They can also weigh in on a five-way race for 1st District State Senate and the opportunity to challenge Republican nominee Anthony Palumbo, who currently holds the 2nd District State Assembly seat.

With LaValle Retirement, Democrats See An Opening

In a debate sponsored by the League of Women Voters on Monday, the five hopefuls —Laura Ahearn, Valerie Cartright, Nora Higgins, Skylar Johnson, and Tommy John Schiavoni — sought to differentiate themselves and win the right to face off against Republican Anthony Palumbo, who currently represents the North Fork in the State Assembly, in the November election.

Democratic Candidates To Face Off In League-Sponsored Debates

The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons, Shelter Island & North Fork will hold a pair of Democratic primary debates via Zoom and SEA-TV in Southampton next month.

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