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Legacies of prior two administrations shape East Hampton town board debate

[caption id="attachment_3084" align="alignnone" width="600"] East Hampton Town Board candidates(l-r): Job Potter, Dominick Stanzione, Fred Overton, Kathee Burke-Gonzalez.[/caption] East Hampton's town board will face a political shift leftward regardless of who wins the two seats up for grabs on Nov. 5, and that changing tide was an undercurrent throughout a spirited and congenial League of Women Voters debate, held Monday night at the Cedar Street Firehouse in East Hampton. Longtime East
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Riverhead’s Community Life Center wins broad support

[caption id="attachment_3077" align="alignnone" width="600"] An artist's rendering of the proposed Family Community Life Center[/caption] Riverhead's First Baptist Church has raised $1.1 million toward the construction of a complex that will include a public 24-hour adult and child day care center, 132 affordable housing units, a performing arts center and an Olympic-size swimming pool and indoor walking track on 12 acres owned by the church on Northville Turnpike, their fundraisers announced
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Sharpshooters set sights on East End deer; public concern abounds in towns

[caption id="attachment_3051" align="alignnone" width="600"] Deer have become so accustomed to humans that they often pose for photographs.[/caption] In the two months since the Centers for Disease Control announced that Lyme Disease is 10 times more prevalent than they had previously thought, there’s been a lot of action on the part of East End governments to try to tamp down the deer ticks that carry the disease. A proposal by the
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Sustainability in the spotlight in Southampton

[caption id="attachment_3031" align="alignnone" width="600"] The two spaces reserved for cars that use alternative energy in front of Southampton Town Hall are just a teaser for some of the changes envisioned in the town's sustainability plan.[/caption] Southampton seems poised to adopt its sustainability plan next month, and members of the town’s Green Committee are holding their third annual public forum this Friday night, Oct. 25, to discuss both the elements of
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Campaign Countdown: Oct. 18

[caption id="attachment_3024" align="alignnone" width="600"] Candidates for Southold Town Trustee debated earlier this week at Peconic Landing in Greenport[/caption] It's debate central on the East End this week, and if you haven't had a chance to go see some of your favorite candidates talk, now's the time to do so before the election is over and you won't be able to hear from the losers again. East Hampton Town The Concerned
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East Hampton board argues over Montauk project…again

[caption id="attachment_3016" align="alignnone" width="600"] The majority on the East Hampton Town Board doesn't want to ask the Army Corps of Engineers to help shore up Ditch Plains Beach (pictured above).[/caption] No, alas, the East Hampton Town Board isn't discussing the Montauk Project, the spooky conspiracy theory over purported time travel experiments conducted by the U.S. government at the Camp Hero Air Force Station. Instead, they're still bickering over emergency plans
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It’s Southolders on nature as debate focuses on deer, noxious vines and high tide lines

[caption id="attachment_2983" align="alignnone" width="600"] Candidates for Southold Town Board prepare to be grilled. (l-r: Ms. Eisenstein, Mr. Rothman, Mr. Dinizio and Mr. Ghosio)[/caption] Candidates for Southold Town Trustee stole the show from Southold Town Board candidates at Southold's most formal debate of the season, held Tuesday night at Peconic Landing. Maybe it was the personalities involved. Maybe it was the talk about clean water. Maybe it was the talk abut
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East Quogue golf course plan spurs debate on tax revenue and toxic tides

[caption id="attachment_2823" align="alignnone" width="600"] Western Shinnecock Bay is suffering from severe nitrogen overload and environmentalists are concerned a new golf course could make it worse.[/caption] One of the last large undeveloped and unpreserved pieces of land in Southampton Town could soon be a 436-acre golf course with 82 houses on it. The property, on Lewis Road in East Quogue, is not far from the headwaters of Weesuck Creek, which empties
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New Suffolk won’t secede from Southold over parking situation

[caption id="attachment_2827" align="alignnone" width="600"] Second Street in New Suffolk in its autumn disguise as a bucolic, quiet neighborhood smattered with liberal campaign signs, Montauk daisies and sculptures of large birds.[/caption] If you walk down Second Street in New Suffolk this time of year, you'll be treated to a quiet neighborhood that dead ends with a view of the Peconic Bay. But in the summer, this quiet street turns into a
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Southampton ethics debate stymied

[caption id="attachment_2799" align="alignnone" width="600"] The Southampton Town Board in happier times [l-r: Mr. Nuzzi, Ms. Fleming, Ms. Throne-Holst, Ms. Scalera and Mr. Malone]| Southampton Town photo[/caption] Two weeks ago, Democratic Southampton Town Councilwoman Bridget Fleming proposed the town consider not letting members of political committees hold appointed offices within town government. Three other board members — Christine Scalera and Chris Nuzzi, who are both Republicans and Jim Malone, who is
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Campaign Countdown: Oct. 9

With four weeks until Election Day, a smattering of debates, meet and greets with candidates and issue-related events are being held on the East End this week. Riverhead Tonight, Oct. 9, candidates for the Riverhead Town Board will get together for a debate sponsored by the Greater Calverton Civic and Wading River Civic Association Meet the Candidates Night at the Riley Avenue School at 7 p.m. Southampton Candidates for Suffolk