Incumbent East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc and Riverhead Town Supervisor Yvette Aguiar were victorious Tuesday night.
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Election Results: Incumbent Supervisors Prevail, Southold Dems Make Gains

Pictured Above: Incumbent East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc and Riverhead Town Supervisor Yvette Aguiar were victorious Tuesday night. It was a clean sweep for incumbent town supervisors throughout the East End election night, with Riverhead Town Supervisor Yvette Aguiar, a Republican, winning by a wide margin, along with her running mates, Ken Rothwell and Bob Kern. Democratic East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc had a clear lead
Councilwoman Catherine Kent (left) and Town Supervisor Yvette Aguiar (right) at the Aug. 17 public hearing.
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A Supe Race in Riverhead

Riverhead Councilwoman Catherine Kent (left) and Town Supervisor Yvette Aguiar (right) at a recent public hearing. Riverhead is just one of two East End towns with competition this year for Town Supervisor, with incumbent Republican Yvette Aguiar attempting to keep Democratic Councilwoman Catherine Kent from winning her spot. Ms. Kent is a retired teacher in the Riverhead School District who has served one four-year term, for the last two years
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LWV Debate: Three Want East Hampton’s Top Spot

East Hampton has been filled with musical chairs this election cycle, with three candidates for Town Supervisor and five candidates to fill two seats on the town board. Sitting Councilman Jeff Bragman, who first won his seat on the Democratic Party line, is running on the Independence Party line to unseat Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc, after Mr. Bragman was passed over for endorsement by the Democrats to run for
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Editorial: Can The Political Stunts

Local elections around here have always occupied a homegrown season. Like apples, pumpkins, bay scallops and Halloween costumes, the crop of campaign lawn signs here has historically had a personal flavor, with long-time residents mixing and matching the parties of the candidate signs on their lawns in favor of people who they already know and trust. We even saw one campaign sign recently that came from party headquarters with two
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Ballot Proposals: On Voting, Redistricting & The Environment

Ballot propositions are often the last thing that voters read up on before heading to the polls, and they’re often worded in such a way that voters aren’t quite sure what it is they’re voting on. This year, there are five propositions on East End ballots, mostly relating to amendments to the New York State Constitution involving redistricting, environmental justice and increasing the ease of voting. Below is a summary
2021 Candidates for Southampton Town Board at the League of Women Voters' Zoom debate
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2021 Elections: Tipping Point Issues Face Southampton Candidates

Critical tipping point issues like the lack of affordable housing and climate change were on the minds of Southampton Town Board candidates and questioners in the League of Women Voters of The Hamptons, North Fork & Shelter Island’s Oct. 4 debate between candidates for two seats on the board. There is only one incumbent in this race, Tommy John Schiavoni, a Democrat and former social studies teacher from Sag Harbor
2021 Southold Town Board Candidates (l-r): Brian Mealy, Greg Doroski, Anthony Sannino and Greg Williams.
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Local Election Season Kicks Off

Pictured Above: 2021 Southold Town Board Candidates (l-r): Brian Mealy, Greg Doroski, Anthony Sannino and Greg Williams. This is bound to be a feisty town election season across the East End, and nowhere more so than in Southold Town, with a fresh crop of candidates who have not yet held town office vying for two spots on the Town Board. Two incumbent councilmen, Conservative Jim Dinizio and Repubican Bob Ghosio,
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East End Debates Set

Election Day this year is Tuesday, Nov. 2, and this year there are a plethora of local races at the town and county level. Local civics groups have begun to announce debates that are scheduled in the upcoming weeks. The Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association is hosting two “Meet the Candidates Forums." The first, for Southold Town Board candidates, is set for 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 27, at the Mattituck Park
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New York Lawmakers Weigh in on Cuomo Resignation

East End Congressman Lee Zeldin, the presumptive Republican nominee to run for governor of New York next fall, pounced on the news of Governor Andrew Cuomo's resignation Tuesday, wasting no time lambasting Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul, who will fill Mr. Cuomo's shoes for the remainder of his term when the governor formally steps down in two weeks. "He knows he would be impeached. He knows he would be voted out
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East End’s State Reps Call for Action on Cuomo Report

All three of the East End's state legislators are calling for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to resign or be impeached in response to a damning report about his conduct toward women released Tuesday by State Attorney General Letitia James. South Fork State Assemblyman Fred Thiele, a member of the Independence Party who caucuses with state Democrats, is calling for the State Assembly to begin impeachment proceedings, while North Fork
East Hampton Town Board members Jeff Bragman, Sylvia Overby, Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc and Councilwoman Kathee Burke-Gonzalez at the board's Jan. 2 organizational meeting.
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Dems Wage East Hampton Primary

Pictured Above: East Hampton Town Councilman Jeff Bragman (far left) is challenging Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc (second from right) in a Democratic primary in June. Councilwoman Kathee Burke-Gonzalez (far right) is also seeking reelection. Tuesday, June 22 is Primary Day in New York State, and locally the biggest contest here is a battle between East Hampton Democrats over who will represent their party in the Nov. 2 General Election.