Elections & Politics

Schneiderman To Make Party Switch

The Southampton Town Supervisor announced this week that he would change his affiliation to the Democratic Party following next month’s election.

18 Candidates Vying for Nine Trustee Seats in East Hampton Town

For the nine seats on the East Hampton Town Trustees, which oversees harbors, bays and beaches in East Hampton, 18 candidates are vying for votes.

Eight Candidates Vying for Five Trustee Seats in Southampton Town

Eight people are vying for five seats on the Southampton Town Trustees, which manages waterways and beaches. Two slates have emerged in the race.

East Hampton Environmental Debate Delivers One-Two Punches

Both sides touted their environmental chops and took a jabs at their opponents at an environmental forum featuring the Republican and Democratic candidates.

Weighing the Merits of a Constitutional Convention

Every 20 years, New York State law requires voters to be asked on Election Day whether a convention should be held to consider changes to the state constitution.

Southampton Town Board Candidates in Cordial Debate

Acrimony was conspicuous by its absence Thursday as the candidates for Southampton Town Board met to debate at the Southampton Cultural Center.

Housing, Local Business and Airport on Tap During East Hampton Candidate Debate

Republican candidates for East Hampton Town supervisor and town board went on the offensive Monday night while Democrats touted their recent record.
Bridget Fleming

Government: North Sea Erosion Control, Fleming Endorses Sini, Lower Crime Rate

Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming announced her endorsement of Democrat Tim Sini, the county’s former police commissioner, for district attorney.

League To Sponsor Candidate Debates, Environmental Forum Oct. 12

The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons will sponsor debates for candidates for supervisor and town board in both East Hampton and Southampton towns.

Thiele Says He Won’t Run for Congress Against Zeldin

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr., who had been weighing a challenge to U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin in 2018, has decided not to run.
John Jermain Memorial Library Sag Harbor

Voters Approve John Jermain Library Budget

Voters in the Sag Harbor School District on Thursday approved the John Jermain Memorial Library’s 2018 budget

Residents Debate Need to Amend State Constitution

There will be a public vote this November in favor of a convention to amend the New York State constitution.

Library Voters Head to the Polls

Residents in Bridgehampton and Sagaponack will have the opportunity to weigh in on a proposed $1,312,900 operating budget for the Hampton Library.

Burke-Gonzalez, Bragman Top Cohen in Democratic Primary

Incumbent East Hampton Town Councilwoman Kathee Burke-Gonzalez rolled to an easy victory in a Democratic primary on Tuesday

As Primary Looms, Candidates Debate in East Hampton

A primary election for two seats on the Democratic ticket will be held on September 12 for registered Democrats living in the Town of East Hampton.

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Thiele Pitches Commuter Trains in Sag Harbor

Members of the Teachers Association of Sag Harbor, the union of faculty employed by the Sag Harbor School District, expressed cautious support of the proposed South Fork Commuter Connection in a survey conducted by the school district last week.

Hurricane of 1938: Old Negatives Offer New View Of Storm’s Fury

Both black-and-white photographs—the first of a house near Lake Agawam, and the second of a home along Meadow Lane—were taken in Southampton Village shortly after the Category 3 hurricane, later named “The Long Island Express,” steamrolled the East End on the afternoon of September 21, 1938.

Hurricane of 1938: Even Downgraded, Storm Had Incredible Speed

Hurricane Nate amazed meteorologists not for its strength or size but for its speed. The storm had sustained winds of 85 mph when it arrived...