2022 Elections Top Stories

LaLota Wins Congressional Race; Housing Funds Pass in Three Towns; State Incumbents Hold On

Pictured Above: Nick LaLota, Anthony Palumbo and Fred Thiele were all elected Tuesday. With 92 percent of votes in the First Congressional District counted as of 5 a.m. Wednesday, Republican Nick LaLota was projected to win the seat in Congress with 55.8 percent of the vote, ahead of Democratic candidate Bridget Fleming, with 44.1 percent. Mr. LaLota, of Amityville, currently serves as the Chief of Staff to the Suffolk County
Raising the first wall of a Habitat home in Riverside this October.
2022 Elections Editorial Opinion

Editorial: Endorsing the Propositions

Pictured Above: Affordable housing, like this Habitat for Humanity house being built right now in Riverside, is essential to keep the East End from becoming an isolated enclave for the wealthy. It has been this newspaper’s stance to not endorse candidates for public office since our beginnings as an online-only news source in 2013. Our small staff does not yet allow for the editorial distance from the candidates we are
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Voting Info: Early Voting Begins Oct. 29

Early voting this year takes place from Saturday, Oct. 29 through Sunday, Nov. 6, before the general election date of Tuesday, Nov. 8. There are five early voting sites on the East End, and 22 more sites throughout the county. Voters registered in Suffolk County can visit any site in the county to vote during early voting.East End sites include Windmill Village, 219 Accabonac Road, East Hampton and The Student
2022 Elections Top Stories

All Eyes on the First Congressional District

The race for the First Congressional District seat being vacated by Lee Zeldin as he runs for governor will be the one to watch on the East End this November, and it carries with it a potentially significant impact on which party will control the U.S. House of Representatives come the new year. Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming, a Democrat and former prosecutor from Sag Harbor, is running against Republican
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U.S. Supreme Court Decisions Weigh Heavily in State Senate Race

This year’s race for the New York State Senate’s First District pits a first-term Republican incumbent and former prosecutor from New Suffolk on the North Fork, against a 22-year-old Mount Sinai resident who works with families attempting to rebuild their lives after incarceration.  This office was held for 44 years by former State Senator Ken LaValle, who retired in 2020 and asked incumbent Anthony Palumbo, then the North Fork’s State
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A Fight for Control of First Assembly District, Which Now Includes Much of the North Fork

For his 27 years in office, Democratic State Assemblyman Fred Thiele has enjoyed mostly smooth sailing come election season, riding on the popularity of his pro-environment record and his history of drafting state legislation that directly impacted the lives of the South Fork residents he represented. But for this year’s election, his district has been dramatically redrawn, and it will now include all voters in Southold Town, and much of
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LWV to Host Zoom Assembly & Senate Debates

The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons, Shelter Island and North Fork will be holding two candidate debates on Zoom on Monday, October 17, starting at 7 p.m., for both the New York State Assembly District #1 and the New York State Senate District #1 races. The first debate from 7 to 7:45 p.m. will feature incumbent Assemblyman Fred Thiele, Jr. and challenger Peter Ganley, moderated by the League's
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2022 Elections Housing Top Stories

Community Housing in the Spotlight

Pictured Above: The 37-unit Speonk Commons project, recently completed by Georgica Greens Ventures and the Southampton Housing Authority, is a mixture of shops and apartments adjacent to the Speonk Long Island Rail Road station. Local leaders on the South Fork began quantifying the need for affordable housing decades ago, but without the resources to put a dent in the thousands of local people looking for the vital foothold of their
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2022 Elections Morning Bulletin

League Sets Out On Voter Registration Drive Sept. 20

For National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, Sept. 20, the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons, Shelter Island and North Fork will be spread out across the East End again this year with voter information tables in communities from Westhampton to Montauk on the South Fork, and on Shelter Island and the North Fork. The League will be distributing voter registration forms, absentee ballot applications, flyers with the 26
Construction began Aug. 17, 2022 on the Three Mile Harbor housing complex, a $33 million development by Georgica Green Ventures and the East Hampton Housing Authority that is designed to bring 50 new energy-efficient rental apartments to East Hampton.
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League to Hold Forum on Community Housing Referendum

The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons, Shelter Island and North Fork will be holding a Zoom forum via SEA-TV Southampton on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. to enable voters to learn more about the affordable housing referendum that will be on the ballot on Nov. 8 in the East End Towns of East Hampton, Southampton, Shelter Island and Southold. Titled “Affordable Housing: Hope or Promise?,” the forum,
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Republican Congressional Candidates Face Off in LWV Debate

Congressional primary elections are Tuesday, Aug. 23, and on the East End there is one primary, for the Republican nomination to run for the First Congressional District seat currently held by Lee Zeldin, who is running for governor.  Former Republican Suffolk County Election Commissioner Nick LaLota is the party's official pick to run for the seat, and he's being challenged by Anthony Figliola and Michelle Bond. The winner of this