Riverhead supervisor-elect Laura Jens-Smith, East Hampton supervisor-elect Peter Van Scoyoc and re-elected Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman.
2017 Elections

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

[caption id="attachment_39675" align="alignnone" width="2500"] Riverhead supervisor-elect Laura Jens-Smith, East Hampton supervisor-elect Peter Van Scoyoc and re-elected Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman.[/caption] 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. [caption id="attachment_39679" align="alignright" width="300"] Laura Jens-Smith and Catherine Kent at Riverhead Democratic Headquarters on Main Street Tuesday evening.[/caption] Ms. Jens-Smith, who
Southold Town Board candidates Bob Ghosio, Jim Dinizio, Debbie O'Kane and Mary Eisenstein.
2017 Elections

Meet the Southold Town Board Candidates

[caption id="attachment_39530" align="alignnone" width="600"] Southold Town Board candidates Bob Ghosio, Jim Dinizio, Debbie O'Kane and Mary Eisenstein.[/caption] 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 the once-bucolic Town of Southold. With so much at stake right now for the future of the North
Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter and town supervisor candidate Laura Jens-Smith at the Oct. 26 debate.
2017 Elections

Debate: Shaping the Future of Riverhead

[caption id="attachment_39518" align="alignnone" width="600"] Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter and town supervisor candidate Laura Jens-Smith at the Oct. 26 debate.[/caption] 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 Conservation Voters and the Long Island Builders Institute Oct. 26. Before a packed crowd at Martha
Southampton Town Board candidates TommyJohn Schiavoni, Julie Lofstad, Stan Glinka and Thea Dombrowski-Fry
2017 Elections News

Four for Two Seats on Southampton Town Board

[caption id="attachment_39508" align="alignnone" width="600"] Southampton Town Board candidates Tommy John Schiavoni, Julie Lofstad, Stan Glinka and Thea Dombrowski-Fry[/caption] 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 town board: Tommy John Schiavoni of Sag Harbor and Thea Dombrowski-Fry of Hampton Bays. The four candidates
Jay Schneiderman and Ray Overton at the Southampton Press debate Oct. 12.
2017 Elections

Jay Vs. Ray: The Race for Southampton Town Supervisor

[caption id="attachment_39504" align="alignnone" width="600"] Jay Schneiderman and Ray Overton at the Southampton Press debate Oct. 12.[/caption] 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 has spent his career in construction and property management. The two shared their thoughts on the future of the
East Hampton Town Board candidates Jeff Bragman, Kathee Burke-Gonzalez, Paul Giardia and Jerry Larsen.
2017 Elections News

Lively Discussion for East Hampton Town Council

[caption id="attachment_39487" align="alignnone" width="600"] East Hampton Town Board candidates Jeff Bragman, Kathee Burke-Gonzalez, Paul Giardina and Jerry Larsen.[/caption] 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 to seek re-election this spring. Ms. Burke-Gonzalez is joined on the Democratic ticket by Jeffrey Bragman, an
East Hampton Town Supervisor candidates Peter Van Scoyoc and Manny Vilar
2017 Elections

East Hampton Supervisor Candidates Talk Vision

[caption id="attachment_39484" align="alignnone" width="600"] East Hampton Town Supervisor candidates Peter Van Scoyoc and Manny Vilar[/caption] 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 of the Hamptons’ East Hampton Town Supervisor and Town Board candidate debates Oct. 16 got a good idea of where
The New York State Capitol
2017 Elections Government

LWV Seeks to Energize Voters over NY Constitutional Convention

[caption id="attachment_39064" align="alignnone" width="600"] The New York State Capitol[/caption] 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 believe could dramatically change the way our state is governed. The issue of whether or not to hold a constitutional convention is being hotly debated both on
At Monday's unveiling of this year's Green Guide
2017 Elections Announcements

Environmental Groups Release Green Guide for East Hampton Candidates

[caption id="attachment_38810" align="alignnone" width="600"] At Monday's unveiling of this year's Green Guide at East Hampton Town Hall.[/caption] 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 Environmental Coalition (EHEC) unveiled their “2017 East Hampton Green Guide: A primer on sustainability policy for candidates” on
Congressman Lee Zeldin at a New York League of Conservation Voters forum in Riverhead this fall.
2017 Elections Politics

Congressional Candidates Line Up for 2018 Race

[caption id="attachment_30003" align="alignnone" width="600"] Congressman Lee Zeldin at a forum in Riverhead in the fall of 2016.[/caption] 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, half a dozen prospective candidates had expressed serious interest in the race, including former Suffolk County Legislator Vivian
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.
2017 Elections

Riverhead Democratic Candidates Share Ideas for Downtown

[caption id="attachment_36270" align="alignnone" width="600"] 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.[/caption] 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 a new walking tour