East End Supervisors
2015 Elections

A Night for Incumbents Across the East End

[caption id="attachment_20151" align="alignnone" width="600"] Incumbent Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter and Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell, incoming Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman and incumbent East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell all won their races Tuesday night.[/caption] It was a night for incumbents in town races across the East End, with all incumbent town supervisors and sitting town council members re-elected to their seats. Riverhead Town Most eyes were in Riverhead
Southampton Town Board candidates
2015 Elections

The Southampton Town Board Showdown

[caption id="attachment_20073" align="alignnone" width="600"] Southampton Town Board candidates Damon Hagan, John Bouvier, Julie Lofstad and Christine Scalera.[/caption] Southampton's Town Board race this year brings three political newcomers to the stage in the quest for two seats on the board. Southampton Republicans are putting up two attorneys, Damon Hagan and incumbant Christine Scalera, this year, while Democrats have chosen two engineers to run for town board. The four had a chance to
Jay Schneiderman Richard Yastrzemski
2015 Elections

Yastrzemski and Schneiderman Show Off Differing Leadership Styles in Southampton Debate

[caption id="attachment_19992" align="alignnone" width="600"] Richard Yastrzemski tells Jay Schneiderman that he doesn't like the new house Mr. Schneiderman is building for his family in Southampton[/caption] If you live in Southampton, you've probably had some notion of who both Richard Yastrzemski and Jay Schneiderman are for quite some time now — Mr. Yastrzemski, who has served on the Southampton Village Board for eight years, was born in Southampton and has lived
Larry Cantwell and Tom Knobel
2015 Elections

East Hampton Candidates Portray Town Stressed to Max

[caption id="attachment_19762" align="alignnone" width="600"] East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell and his challenger, Tom Knobel, at Tuesday's debate.[/caption] To hear all of the candidates tell it at Tuesday's League of Women Voters debate for East Hampton Town Supervisor and Town Board, the town has become a victim of its own success — driving longtime residents away due to lack of affordable housing or good jobs, while the roads are taxed
2015 Elections

Riverhead & The Environment: What the Candidates Think

[caption id="attachment_19580" align="alignnone" width="600"] Riverhead Town Supervisor Candidates Jodi Giglio, Sean Walter and Anthony Coates.[/caption] The three candidates running for Riverhead Town Supervisor this November are a study in contrasts, and their different attitudes toward the environment were on stark display in a forum on environmental issues held at Suffolk County Community College's culinary school in downtown Riverhead Oct. 5. The forum was sponsored by the New York League of
Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell and Cadidate Damon Rallis at Monday's environmental forum.
2015 Elections

Southold Supervisor Candidates Talk Environmental Issues

[caption id="attachment_19268" align="alignright" width="600"] Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell and Cadidate Damon Rallis at Monday's environmental forum.[/caption] Southold residents have long prided themselves on the environmental awareness that exists along the eastern spit of the North Fork, which still remains far less developed than the western portions of the East End. Monday evening, Sept. 28, the town's two candidates for supervisor this November — incumbent Scott Russell, a former town tax
Riverhead Town Board candidates Laura Jens-Smith, Jim Wooten, Timothy Hubbard and Neil Krupnick at Thursday's debate.
2015 Elections

Riverhead Candidates Talk Revamping Town Government at Jamesport Debate

[caption id="attachment_19200" align="alignnone" width="600"] Riverhead Town Board candidates Laura Jens-Smith, Jim Wooten, Timothy Hubbard and Neil Krupnick at Thursday's debate in Jamesport.[/caption] Jamesport residents packed the pews of the Jamesport Meeting House Thursday night to hear candidates for Riverhead Town Board pitch their solutions for the town's enduring problems. With just one incumbent, Jim Wooten, in the mix of candidates vying for two seats on the board in November, much
Southold Democrats have launched "Sustainable Southold," a new party line
2015 Elections

Campaign Countdown: “Sustainable Southold,” Debates Begin

[caption id="attachment_19043" align="alignnone" width="600"] Southold Democrats have launched "Sustainable Southold," a new party line[/caption] Southold Democrats have spent the summer getting petitions to add a new line, "Sustainable Southold," to this November's ballot. The names of Democratic candidates for town office will appear on both the Democratic line and on the new party line. Democratic Southold Town Supervisor candidate Damon Rallis said Friday that petition-gatherers had garnered 650 signatures in support
2015 Elections

Primary Day Results: Riverhead Supervisor Contest Too Close to Call

[caption id="attachment_18573" align="alignnone" width="600"] Riverhead's Grand Old Party had a grand old primary Thursday.[/caption] Riverhead’s Republican town supervisor primary is likely to be decided by absentee ballots. At the close of polling Thursday night, Councilwoman Jodi Giglio, who was chosen by the party to run for supervisor, had garnered 1,085 votes, while incumbent Supervisor Sean Walter had just 1,056 votes — a 29-vote spread. Just over 100 absentee ballots still need
2015 Elections

Riverhead Republicans Prep for Packed Primary Day

[caption id="attachment_18573" align="alignright" width="600"] Riverhead's Grand Old Party is having a grand old primary this Thursday.[/caption] Riverhead Town Republican residents will have a hotly contested primary this coming Thursday, Sept. 10. Riverhead Republicans surprised the public in May when they picked Town Councilwoman Jodi Giglio over incumbent Sean Walter to run for supervisor this year. The Republicans also declined to endorse incumbent Councilman Jim Wooten, opting instead to back newcomers Tim
Northeast Region Council of Carpenters at Riverhead Town Hall
2015 Elections

Riverhead in a Lather Over Ethics of Ethics Proposal

[caption id="attachment_16523" align="alignnone" width="600"] Members of the Northeast Region Council of Carpenters at Riverhead Town Hall for Tuesday's public hearing.[/caption] Just one month after Riverhead's Republican Party decided not to back incumbent Town Supervisor Sean Walter for re-election this fall, many partisans are crying foul over Mr. Walter's renewed interest in a long-languishing ethics proposal whose sole immediate impact would be to force Riverhead Republican Party Chairman Mason Hass, who