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Riverhead supervisor-elect Laura Jens-Smith, East Hampton supervisor-elect Peter Van Scoyoc and re-elected Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman.

Jens-Smith Takes Riverhead, Gerth Upsets on Shelter Island, Van Scoyoc Takes East Hampton

By far the greatest upset on the East End this election day is Democratic Riverhead Town Supervisor candidate Laura Jens-Smith’s overthrow of incumbent Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter. Ms. Jens-Smith, who will be Riverhead’s first


Meet the Southold Town Board Candidates

by Jinsoo Henry Oh The North Fork’s recent surge in popularity has been a boom for business, but that popularity brings with it a crush of development pressures that are quite a new experience for


Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter and town supervisor candidate Laura Jens-Smith at the Oct. 26 debate.

Debate: Shaping the Future of Riverhead

Candidates for Riverhead Town Supervisor and Riverhead Town Board hashed out the many development issues facing the town at a candidate forum sponsored by the Long Island Farm Bureau, the New York League of


Southampton Town Board candidates TommyJohn Schiavoni, Julie Lofstad, Stan Glinka and Thea Dombrowski-Fry

Four for Two Seats on Southampton Town Board

Read Our Coverage of the Southampton Town Supervisor Candidate Debate Incumbent Republican Councilman Stan Glinka and Democratic Councilwoman Julie Lofstad are seeking re-election this year, and two educators are also looking for seats on the


Jay Schneiderman and Ray Overton at the Southampton Press debate Oct. 12.

Jay Vs. Ray: The Race for Southampton Town Supervisor

Read Our Coverage of the Southampton Town Board Candidate Debate The race for Southampton Town Supervisor this year pits incumbent Jay Schneiderman against Westhampton resident Ray Overton, who served on the Town Trustees and is


East Hampton Town Board candidates Jeff Bragman, Kathee Burke-Gonzalez, Paul Giardia and Jerry Larsen.

Lively Discussion for East Hampton Town Council

Read Our Coverage of the League of Women Voters’ East Hampton Town Supervisor Debate Only one incumbent, Democrat Kathee Burke-Gonzalez, is running for East Hampton Town Board this year, after Councilman Fred Overton decided not


East Hampton Town Supervisor candidates Peter Van Scoyoc and Manny Vilar

East Hampton Supervisor Candidates Talk Vision

Read Our Coverage of the League of Women Voters’ East Hampton Town Board Debate From climate change to the FAA, the town’s role in immigration to affordable housing, attendees at the League of Women Voters


LWV Seeks to Energize Voters over NY Constitutional Convention

New York voters will decide this November whether or not to hold a state constitutional convention in in 2019, the beginning of a process of amending our state laws that both advocates and detractors


Environmental Groups Release Green Guide for East Hampton Candidates

Seventeen independent environmental groups have joined forces to ensure candidates in this fall’s election for East Hampton Town Board and Town Supervisor are educated about environmental issues facing the town. Representatives from the East Hampton


Congressman Lee Zeldin at a New York League of Conservation Voters forum in Riverhead this fall.

Congressional Candidates Line Up for 2018 Race

Congressional elections are more than a year away, but the Democratic field is already getting crowded, as candidates jockey to see who will run against incumbent Congressman Lee Zeldin in 2018. As of early September,


Democratic Riverhead Town Board candidates Michele Lynch, Laura Jens-Smith and Catherine Kent kicked off a walking tour of downtown Riverhead Tuesday at the town's locked visitor information center.

Riverhead Democratic Candidates Share Ideas for Downtown

Two years after Democratic candidates for Riverhead Town Board took press on a walking tour of the troubles facing downtown Riverhead, this year’s candidates said little had changed as they took the press on


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