2020 Elections

East End Congressional & State Senate Debates Scheduled

The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons, Shelter Island and North Fork will be holding candidate debates for the U.S. House of Representatives and the New York State Senate via Zoom, hosted by Southampton Town's SEA-TV, to enable voters to hear the candidates speak on the issues. The debates will be held on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 19 & Oct. 20, before the start of early voting (Oct. 24
State Senate Debate
2020 Elections

The Environment & the East End’s State Senate Race

While State Senator Kenneth LaValle, a Republican, was long known as a bipartisan champion on environmental issues, little is known about the environmental stances of the two candidates running to replace Mr. LaValle when he retires at the end of this year after 43 years on the job. Mr. LaValle's First Senate District comprises the entire East End, along with portions of Brookhaven Town as far west as Port Jefferson
The MAGA-Gras II caravan enters Greenport, Sept. 20, 2020
2020 Elections In the Streets

Down at the End of the Trump Caravan

Greenport didn't ask to be the focal point of a massive caravan of supporters of President Donald Trump that made its way down the North Fork Sunday afternoon. After all, this would have been Maritime Festival Weekend, an essential fixture of this diverse seaside village's tourist economy. The festival had been cancelled due to the pandemic, and a nascent street dining scene here just has a short weather window left
Nick LaLota, Anita Katz, Suffolk County Board of Election
2020 Elections

Suffolk Elections: All Polls to Be Open Nov. 3; NY Sets Up Online Ballot Requests

All of Suffolk County's 338 polling places will be open on Nov. 3, Democratic Suffolk County Elections Commissioner Anita Katz told members of the county's Ways & Means Committee at its Sept. 3 meeting. Also, as of this week, New York voters can now apply for an absentee ballot online, instead of through the mail. Ms. Katz said the portal "is going to revolutionize absentee voting," and added that the
The community center at Glenwood Village was one of just two Riverhead polling places open for the 2020 Democratic Primary 2020
2020 Elections Editorial Opinion

Voting Choice Overload

Pictured Above: The community center at Glenwood Village was one of just two Riverhead polling places open for the 2020 Democratic Primary 2020 We’ve been inundated here in the past month with inquiries from people who are concerned about their ability to vote in the November 3 election. Many of them cite concerns about potential polling place closures or about whether absentee ballot applications will actually reach the Suffolk County
Campaign buttons at Tweeds
2020 Elections

Southold Lawmakers: Respect Others’ Political Signs

Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell, a Republican, and Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski of Cutchogue, a Democrat and former member of the Southold Town Board, are urging Southolders to respect political signs popping up throughout town, and to attempt to show compassion for their neighbors' varied political beliefs. The two lawmakers issued the following joint statement on Friday, Aug. 28: "The removal of political signs is an act aimed at
Congressman Lee Zeldin in his speech at the Republican National Convention
2020 Elections

Zeldin Doubles Down on Support for President & Law Enforcement

Read Our Full Coverage of This Year's Elections East End Congressman Lee Zeldin doubled down on his support for both President Donald Trump and law enforcement this week. Mr. Zeldin, a three-term Republican incumbent, praised the president extensively in a three-minute speech delivered from the Westhampton Beach VFW Post 5350 aired Wednesday night at the Republican National Convention. On Tuesday, in the midst of more unrest over the police shooting
Nancy Goroff on the Aug. 18 Zoom call with PEER.
2020 Elections

Campaign 2020: Goroff Talks Strategy, Issues

Pictured Above: Nancy Goroff on the Aug. 18 Zoom call with PEER. Read Our Full Coverage of This Year's Elections Nancy Goroff, the former Stony Brook chemistry department chair who is running to unseat Congressman Lee Zeldin in the First Congressional District, is urging voters to not give in to fears that “we can’t trust the mail” when casting their ballots this fall. “If we say you “can’t trust the
The Shelter Island Youth Center, in its American Legion Hall, has been the island's early voting site for the past two years.
2020 Elections Shelter Island

State Assemblymen Raise Concerns About Early Voting on Shelter Island

Pictured Above: The Shelter Island Youth Center, in the American Legion Hall, was the island's early voting site in 2019. | Jeanne Merkel photo Suffolk County has expanded its early voting locations to include three new polling places in western Suffolk, but they've done so at the expense of Shelter Island, where the early polling place at the Shelter Island Youth Center was eliminated. State Assemblymen Fred Thiele and Anthony
2020 Elections

Stark Contrasts Drawn in NY-1 Congressional Race

Pictured Above: Congressman Lee Zeldin (l) has cosied up to the police while slamming challenger Nancy Goroff (r) for drawing comparisons between the price of riot gear and medical protective gear. Just moments after former Stony Brook University Chemistry Department Chair Nancy Goroff announced July 9 that she had won the Democratic primary to run against Congressman Lee Zeldin this November, the Suffolk County Republican Party came out swinging, calling
Nancy Goroff
2020 Elections

Nancy Goroff Wins Democratic Congressional Primary

Nancy Goroff has won the Democratic nomination and will face Republican incumbent Lee Zeldin in the November general election for the East End's First Congressional District. Ms. Goroff, who left her seat as chemistry chair at Stony Brook University to run for office, announced Thursday morning that she had won the primary by a margin of 630 votes with 17,905 votes, compared to 17,275 for real estate financier Perry Gershon