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New York Approves Climate-Driven TDRs

Pictured Above: East Hampton Hamlet Study's Downtown Montauk Phase 2 plan, which recommends moving oceanfront hotels northward using TDRs, filling in gaps in business development on higher ground, and providing for affordable housing. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed new legislation sponsored by South Fork State Assemblyman Fred Thiele allowing the use of Transfers of Development Rights (TDR) for properties vulnerable to climate change. The use of TDRs to
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Throne-Holst and Walter win supervisor races; Glinka and Bender hold lead in Southampton council race

[caption id="attachment_3393" align="alignright" width="600"] Anna Throne-Holst speaks at Democratic headquarters at 230 Elm in Southampton[/caption] Incumbent Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter and Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst both handily won re-election in Tuesday's only two contested supervisor races on the East End. Ms. Throne-Holst took home 58.6 percent of the vote against former Town Supervisor Linda Kabot's 41.2 percent. Mr. Walter bested Angela DeVito with 55.85 percent of the vote.
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Campaign Countdown: Oct. 26

[caption id="attachment_3233" align="alignnone" width="600"] Jimmy McMillan is coming to Riverhead next Sunday. Landlords will likely lock their doors. | Alex Lozupone photo (Wikimedia Commons)[/caption] Well, we just looked at the calendar here, and it appears there are still 11 painful days of radio ads and vitriol, ever-increasingly ugly campaign signs and perhaps some sort of Halloween surprise to be had during the East End's election season. Perhaps the most interesting
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Southampton hosts battle of the supervisors and their battalions

[caption id="attachment_3139" align="alignnone" width="600"] Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst and her challenger, former Town Supervisor Linda Kabot, listen up for the next question at Thursday's League of Women Voters debate.[/caption] Southampton Town Board candidates have been running all over town from Remsenburg to Bridgehampton this autumn for a series of hamlet-centered voter forums, but Thursday night they were in the heart of Southampton for this year's big League of Women
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Riverhead supervisor candidates talk environmental issues

[caption id="attachment_3103" align="alignnone" width="600"] Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter, and Angela DeVito, his Democratic challenger[/caption] The New York League of Conservation Voters is beginning to focus a lot of effort on the East End. Earlier this election season, they began by partnering with environmental groups to prepare a guide to candidates' stances in East Hampton. Last night, the League of Conservation Voters joined forces with environmental groups in Riverhead to
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Legacies of prior two administrations shape East Hampton town board debate

[caption id="attachment_3084" align="alignnone" width="600"] East Hampton Town Board candidates(l-r): Job Potter, Dominick Stanzione, Fred Overton, Kathee Burke-Gonzalez.[/caption] East Hampton's town board will face a political shift leftward regardless of who wins the two seats up for grabs on Nov. 5, and that changing tide was an undercurrent throughout a spirited and congenial League of Women Voters debate, held Monday night at the Cedar Street Firehouse in East Hampton. Longtime East
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Campaign Countdown: Oct. 18

[caption id="attachment_3024" align="alignnone" width="600"] Candidates for Southold Town Trustee debated earlier this week at Peconic Landing in Greenport[/caption] It's debate central on the East End this week, and if you haven't had a chance to go see some of your favorite candidates talk, now's the time to do so before the election is over and you won't be able to hear from the losers again. East Hampton Town The Concerned
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It’s Southolders on nature as debate focuses on deer, noxious vines and high tide lines

[caption id="attachment_2983" align="alignnone" width="600"] Candidates for Southold Town Board prepare to be grilled. (l-r: Ms. Eisenstein, Mr. Rothman, Mr. Dinizio and Mr. Ghosio)[/caption] Candidates for Southold Town Trustee stole the show from Southold Town Board candidates at Southold's most formal debate of the season, held Tuesday night at Peconic Landing. Maybe it was the personalities involved. Maybe it was the talk about clean water. Maybe it was the talk abut
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Southampton ethics debate stymied

[caption id="attachment_2799" align="alignnone" width="600"] The Southampton Town Board in happier times [l-r: Mr. Nuzzi, Ms. Fleming, Ms. Throne-Holst, Ms. Scalera and Mr. Malone]| Southampton Town photo[/caption] Two weeks ago, Democratic Southampton Town Councilwoman Bridget Fleming proposed the town consider not letting members of political committees hold appointed offices within town government. Three other board members — Christine Scalera and Chris Nuzzi, who are both Republicans and Jim Malone, who is
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Campaign Countdown: Oct. 9

With four weeks until Election Day, a smattering of debates, meet and greets with candidates and issue-related events are being held on the East End this week. Riverhead Tonight, Oct. 9, candidates for the Riverhead Town Board will get together for a debate sponsored by the Greater Calverton Civic and Wading River Civic Association Meet the Candidates Night at the Riley Avenue School at 7 p.m. Southampton Candidates for Suffolk
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Campaign Countdown: Oct. 5

[caption id="attachment_2679" align="alignnone" width="600"] Protect yourself from making your political affiliations known! Put your campaign signs in the public right-of-way! | A public service announcement from the East End Beacon[/caption] Yes, this season is silly. The Beacon had hoped to spare you from it, but alas, it's time again to vote for local leaders. We'll be updating you on what's going on in the local races over the next month,