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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,


East Hampton Town Hall

A Primary for East Hampton Democrats

Democratic voters in East Hampton Town will head to the polls Sept. 12 for a primary for the party’s backing in this fall’s town board race. The town Democratic Party has officially nominated incumbent Councilwoman


In suffragist garb, Dr. Natalie Naylor gave a talk on the historical women’s voting rights advocates of New York State at the Southampton Historical Museum July 13.

In New York, When Women Got the Vote

by Beth Young It will be 100 years this fall since women got the right to vote in New York State. While ground zero of the women’s suffrage movement in New York is considered to


Donald Trump drew angry crowds both for and against his candidacy when he came to Patchogue in April 2016,, before he was the presumptive presidential nominee.

As East End Progressives Head to Brentwood, Zeldin to Travel with Trump

East End Congressman Lee Zeldin will travel with President Donald Trump from Washington to Brentwood today to participate in the president’s address to law enforcement officials against gang violence, while a consortium of progressive


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


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