Elections & Politics

Mayor and Trustee Races on the Ballot Along with Raise for EMS Volunteers

Village voters will decide whether to keep Mayor Sandra Schroeder in office for a third two-year term or turn her job over to Kathleen Mulcahy, a former corporate executive and a first-time candidate.

Legislature Passes Thiele Legislation to Further Election Law Reform

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. announced the passage of legislation intended to make voting easier and more accessible for residents.

Mayor and Challenger Disagree on Administrator and Public Input

Mayor Sandra Schroeder and her challenger in the upcoming June 18 Sag Harbor Village election, real estate agent Kathleen Mulcahy, squarely disagreed on only two issues.

Village Trustee Candidates Disagree on Hiring a Village Manager

Three candidates for two seats on the Village Board of Trustees agreed Sag Harbor should begin work on a long-term comprehensive plan and also improve lines of communication
John Jermain Memorial Library Sag Harbor

Save Sag Harbor Hosts Meet The Candidates Saturday at John Jermain Memorial Library

In less than three weeks, residents of Sag Harbor Village will choose between two candidates for mayor and select two of four candidates for seats on the board of trustees. With both races contested, the nonprofit Save Sag Harbor has teamed up with The Sag Harbor Express to host a Meet the Candidates forum at the John Jermain Memorial Library on Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Marder Enters Trustee Race as Sag Harbor Village Election Takes Shape

Silas Marder, a 41-year-old landscape and furniture designer and former gallery owner, has entered the race for one of two seats on the Sag Harbor Village Board of Trustees.

It’s Already a Race in Sag Harbor Village Election

With less than a week before nominating petitions are due to run for office in Sag Harbor Village, it is already contest in the races for mayor and two trustee seats.

Supervisor Calls for Pause in Annual Reassessments Based on Market Trends

Supervisor Jay Schneiderman and the Southampton Town Board are starting to rethink the town’s pioneering policy of reassessing all its 52,000 taxable parcels every year at 100 percent of their market value.  

Elections on Horizon in North Haven and Sag Harbor

Candidates interested in running for office in either village may file nominating petitions with village clerks Beth Kamper or Eileen Tuohy beginning on Tuesday, May 7.

Southampton Town Candidates Will Face Primaries in June

Several candidates vying for elected offices in Southampton Town will likely face opponents in primary elections in June, if April 8 petition filings are any indication of how the campaigns are shaping up.

Clock Runs Out for East Hampton GOP to Nominate Gruber for Supervisor

David Gruber, a longtime East Hampton Town Democratic Committee strategist who flipped the script on local politics last week when he screened with the East Hampton Republican Committee for the town supervisor’s seat, earned the GOP committee’s endorsement — but not the necessary paperwork for his nomination to proceed as a registered Democrat on the Republican line.

Gershon Set for Rematch with Zeldin in 2020

Perry Gershon announced Saturday that he will seek the Democratic Party nomination to run for Congress in 2020.

Harbor Committee Continues To Resist Pool Near Ligonee Brook

The Sag Harbor Harbor Committee once again delayed action on a two-year-old application for a wetlands permit to build a 14-by-30-foot ozone-conditioned swimming pool less than 56 feet from wetlands overlooking Ligoneee Brook at 36 Fordham Street in Sag Harbor.

Independence Party Taps Gruber for East Hampton Supervisor

The East Hampton Independence Party last week nominated former town Democratic leader and party guru David Gruber to run for town supervisor against Democratic incumbent Peter Van Scoyoc and Republican challenger Richard Myers.

Southampton GOP Taps Greg Robins of North Sea To Challenge Schneiderman for Supervisor

Greg Robins, a veteran North Sea fireman and community leader, has been nominated by the Southampton Town Republican Committee to challenge incumbent Democrat Jay Schneiderman for town supervisor in the 2019 general election.

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