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Election Results: Democrats Take Top Spots in Southold, East Hampton & Southampton, Republicans Sweep in Riverhead, Split Ticket on Shelter Island

Pictured Above: Southold Town Trustee Nick Krupski (left) and his father, Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski (second from left), awaited election results at Greenport Harbor Brewery in Peconic on Tuesday night. Al Krupski, in his bid for Southold Town Supervisor, was the top vote-getter of the evening in elections throughout the East End. Democratic Southold Town Supervisor Candidate and Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski has won election by the widest
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Downtown Riverhead in Focus This Election Season

Pictured Above: Riverhead Town Supervisor Candidates Tim Hubbard and Angela DeVito. The current Riverhead Town Board’s decision to cancel the deal to sell much of the land at the Enterprise Park at Calverton has changed the campaign calculus of candidates in the closing days of this year’s election, but there are plenty of other issues that still vex the town at the gateway to the Twin Forks, from efforts to
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Southold Candidates on the Interplay Between Environment, Community & Economy

(L-R) Southold Town Board candidates Anne Smith and Gwynn Schroeder, Supervisor candidates Al Krupski and Donald Grim and Town Board candidates Steven Kiely and Jill Doherty. Like much of the East End, Southold Town has experienced a development boom in the years since the pandemic. The town, which is about to embark on an update of its zoning code based on a Comprehensive Plan adopted in 2020, has also just
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Streaming Live: The Candidate Forum (East) for Southold Town Office

The North Fork Civics hold the second of two candidate forums for Southold Town office at Poquatuck Hall on Village Lane in Orient on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. Come down to hear from the candidates in person, or follow on our YouTube livestream below. This year’s candidates include Democratic Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski and Republican Donald Grim, who runs a towing and recycling business and is a volunteer
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East Hampton Debate Over Direction Town is Heading

Pictured Above: Town Supervisor Candidates Kathee Burke-Gonzalez (l) and Gretta Leon (r) The Republican challengers in this year's town elections in the Democratic stronghold of East Hampton are making a case for a change in the direction the town is headed, while Democratic candidates for Town Board and Supervisor, two of whom already serve on the Town Board, are pledging to continue on their current course. Councilwoman Kathee Burke-Gonzalez, a
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Class Issues Face Southampton Candidates

Pictured Above: Cynthia McNamara (l) and Maria Moore (r) are running for Southampton Town Supervisor Underpinning much of the discussion on the campaign trail in Southampton this year has been a chorus from predominantly working class areas of the town that they don’t believe their leaders are listening to their needs. From rampant traffic jams along the major highway corridors to the fights that ensue when affordable housing complexes are
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On Shelter Island: Debating How Best to Curb Rampant Development

Pictured Above: Amber Brach-Williams and Gordon Gooding are running for Shelter Island Town Supervisor The perils of overdevelopment are a refrain that we’ve been hearing over and over again on the East End in recent years, and these perils are being keenly felt on Shelter Island. The public sense of being left out of a comprehensive plan process currently underway, along with construction of massive houses by people (and their
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Streaming Live: The Candidate Forum (West) for Southold Town Offices

The North Fork Civics of Southold Town hold the first of two candidate forums for Southold Town Office at CAST, 53930 Main Road in Southold, Thursday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. Come down to hear from the candidates in person, or follow on our YouTube livestream below. This year's candidates include Democratic Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski and Republican Donald Grim, who runs a towing and recycling business and is
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Candidate Forums are Scheduled

Candidate forums for local town and county offices are beginning to be set ahead of the Nov. 7 general election and early voting, which lasts from Oct. 28 to Nov. 5. Here are the details to date. We will update this post with any future details. Southold Town Southold Town Candidate Forums sponsored by the North Fork Civics will be held on Thursday, Oct. 19 at CAST in Southold at
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Riverhead Candidates Weigh in on Unprecedented Calverton Development

Pictured Above: Riverhead Town Supervisor Candidates Tim Hubbard and Angela DeVito To get to the Riley Avenue Elementary School in Calverton, you will likely pass through some of the most picturesque and hard-working parcels of farmland in Riverhead Town, dotted with rusting potato trucks that serve as a reminder of this area’s agricultural history. Walk through the front doors and a chorus of elementary school cheerleaders with blue and white