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Peter Van Scoyoc and Manny Vilar

Van Scoyoc and Vilar to Vie for East Hampton Supervisor

East Hampton Town Councilman Peter Van Scoyoc, a Democrat, announced April 3 that he plans to run for East Hampton Town Supervisor this November, after current Supervisor Larry Cantwell announced this winter that he did


Peter Van Scoyoc  |  photo courtesy Peter Van Scoyoc

Councilman Peter Van Scoyoc Announces He Will Run For East Hampton Town Supervisor

East Hampton Town Councilman Peter Van Scoyoc announced Monday that he plans to run for East Hampton Town Supervisor this November, after current Supervisor Larry Cantwell announced this winter that he did not plan


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

In Letter to Constituents, Lee Zeldin Spells Out Position on New Health Care Act

East End Congressman Lee Zeldin spelled out his position on the pending repeal of former President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, and on his support for the replacement bill, the American Health Care Act,


At the Naval Submarine Base in Grotton, Conn in 2015. | file photo

As Russian Intel Ship Skirts Long Island, Lawmakers Sound Alarm

As a Russian intelligence vessel skirts the eastern tip of Long Island in international waters in the midst of heightened national attention to U.S.-Russian relations, federal lawmakers in Connecticut and on the East End are sounding


Howard Dean addressed the crowd at Peconic Landing.

In Greenport: Howard Dean Talks Politics and Hope

Former Vermont Governor and Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean, who pioneered grassroots and internet-based organizing in all 50 states in his bid for the presidency in 2004, still believes that young people and


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

Despite Protests, Zeldin Affirms Support for Trump Immigrant Ban

As refugees, students and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim nations found themselves detained at United States airports over the weekend due to President Donald Trump’s executive order banning entry to the United States Friday afternoon,


Laura Jens-Smith announced her candidacy Tuesday night.

Laura Jens-Smith Announces Plan to Run for Riverhead Town Supervisor

Laura Jens-Smith of Laurel announced Tuesday night that she plans to challenge the seat held by Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter in this fall’s election. Ms. Jens-Smith, who currently serves as the president of the


State Assemblyman Fred Thiele at CCOM's Meet the Candidates forum.

Fred Thiele Takes a Stand on Reproductive Rights

In the midst of a national groundswell of support for women’s rights culminating in today’s Women’s March on Washington, New York State Assemblyman Fred Thiele announced Wednesday that he voted to pass two pieces of


Larry Cantwell

East Hampton Supervisor Larry Cantwell Will Not Seek Third Term

With local elections scheduled for this fall, East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell announced Friday that he will not seek re-election this year. Mr. Cantwell served for more than three decades as East Hampton Village Administrator


Chuck Schumer speaks after being sworn in as minority leader.

Chuck Schumer Demands “Accountability Congress”

New York Senator Chuck Schumer demanded his Democratic colleagues work on behalf of working Americans in a speech on the Senate floor as he was sworn in as Senate Minority Leader Jan. 3. “We Democrats


Outside Congressman Lee Zeldin's office Tuesday morning.

Crowd Reminds Zeldin’s Office of Breadth of First District Opinions

A crowd of about 60 East End residents gathered in front of Congressman Lee Zeldin’s Riverhead office in the rain Tuesday morning to share their concerns about the policies of President-elect Donald Trump and


Donald Trump won the bumper sticker and lawn sign war on the East End this fall, while a lonely North Fork Hillary sign in New Suffolk was behind bars to protect it from would-be vandals.

East End On Election Day: Trump and Zeldin Take Home Votes; CPF Extension Passes in a Landslide

Despite losing the State of New York tonight, Donald Trump took home the majority of votes for President in Suffolk County, while incumbent East End Congressman Lee Zeldin handily won re-election and a ballot


State Assemblyman Fred Thiele, moderator Peter Lowenstein, State Senate candidate Greg Fischer and State Senator Ken LaValle at the Oct. 16 CCOM forum.

And Now, A Little Bit About This Year’s State Races

In the hubbub over this year’s campaigns for national office, you may be forgiven if you forget that there are many state lawmakers running for office this year as well. Down on the South Fork, State


Anna Throne-Holst and Lee Zeldin at Tuesday's environmental forum.

Congressional Candidates Show Their Environmental Stripes

East End Congressman Lee Zeldin and his challenger, former Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst, shared their starkly different positions on the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers projects at an environmental forum


Anna Throne-Holst, moderator Peter Lowenstein and Lee Zeldin at Sunday's debate.

The Congressional Race Comes to Montauk

Candidates for the East End’s First Congressional District slugged it out at the Concerned Citizens of Montauk’s 46th annual Meet the Candidates Forum Sunday afternoon. During the hour-long forum, Democratic challenger Anna Throne-Holst, the former


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