Jay Schneiderman (left) and John M. Kennedy (right) in a September debate sponsored by the Hampton Bays Civic Association.
2018 Elections Politics

In Other Races…

[caption id="attachment_54194" align="aligncenter" width="584"] Jay Schneiderman (left) and John M. Kennedy (right) in a September debate sponsored by the Hampton Bays Civic Association.[/caption] Southampton Supe Seeks County Seat Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman, who spent 12 years as a Suffolk County Legislator before he was term-limited out and became Southampton’s supervisor, is seeking this fall to get back to county offices in Hauppauge. Mr. Schneiderman, a Democrat, is seeking to
Democratic Congressional Candidate Perry Gershon spoke at Monday's Hampton Bays Civic Association meeting.
2018 Elections Politics

In Hampton Bays, Gershon Lays Out Case for Congress

[caption id="attachment_53462" align="alignnone" width="600"] Democratic Congressional Candidate Perry Gershon spoke at Monday's Hampton Bays Civic Association meeting.[/caption] As of press time Sept. 25, just four debates are on the calendar, all in late October, for residents of the First Congressional District to hear from the candidates vying for a seat in the House of Representatives. The Peconic River Sportsman’s Club annual Meet the Candidate Night, originally scheduled for Saturday, Sept.
Brandon Henry (left) and Perry Gershon (right) are running in the Democratic Congressional Primary.
Politics

Hearing Out Democratic Congressional Candidates: Part III

[caption id="attachment_41340" align="alignnone" width="600"] Brandon Henry (left) and Perry Gershon (right) are running in the Democratic Congressional Primary.[/caption] As 2018 begins, the midterm election year cycle kicks off in full swing in Congressional District 1, which includes Brookhaven, most of Smithtown and the entirety of the five East End townships. Six Democrats are vying to take on incumbent Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin in a June 26 primary. Progressive East End
Elaine DiMasi and Kate Browning at PEER's Jan. 23 forum.
Politics

Hearing Out Democratic Congressional Candidates: Part II

[caption id="attachment_41059" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Elaine DiMasi and Kate Browning at PEER's Jan. 23 forum.[/caption] As 2018 begins, the midterm election year cycle kicks off in full swing in Congressional District 1, which includes Brookhaven, most of Smithtown and the entirety of the five East End townships. Six Democrats are vying to take on incumbent Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin in a June 26 primary. Progressive East End Reformers, known as PEER,
Vivian Viloria Fisher and David Pechefsky are both running for Congress this spring.
Politics

Hearing Out Democratic Congressional Candidates

[caption id="attachment_40933" align="alignnone" width="600"] Vivian Viloria Fisher and David Pechefsky are both running for Congress this spring.[/caption] by Jinsoo Henry Oh As 2018 begins, the midterm election year cycle kicks off in full swing in Congressional District 1, which includes Brookhaven, most of Smithtown and the entirety of the five East End townships. Six Democrats are vying to take on incumbent Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin in a June 26 primary.
Art Tillman
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Southold Democratic Party Chairman Steps Down

[caption id="attachment_40615" align="alignright" width="330"] Art Tillman[/caption] Southold Town Democratic Committee Chairman Art Tillman announced Jan. 2 that he will be stepping down this month, after five years leading town Democrats. In an announcement to the press Tuesday morning, Mr. Tillman said there will be an election for his post at the committee's January 11 meeting at Greenport's Episcopal Church, and Kathryn Quigley, who managed last year's town campaigns for the
Congressman Lee Zeldin at a New York League of Conservation Voters forum in Riverhead this fall.
2017 Elections Politics

Congressional Candidates Line Up for 2018 Race

[caption id="attachment_30003" align="alignnone" width="600"] Congressman Lee Zeldin at a forum in Riverhead in the fall of 2016.[/caption] Congressional elections are more than a year away, but the Democratic field is already getting crowded, as candidates jockey to see who will run against incumbent Congressman Lee Zeldin in 2018. As of early September, half a dozen prospective candidates had expressed serious interest in the race, including former Suffolk County Legislator Vivian
East Hampton Town Hall
Politics

A Primary for East Hampton Democrats

[caption id="attachment_28070" align="alignright" width="300"] East Hampton Town Hall | file photo[/caption] Democratic voters in East Hampton Town will head to the polls Sept. 12 for a primary for the party’s backing in this fall’s town board race. The town Democratic Party has officially nominated incumbent Councilwoman Kathee Burke-Gonzalez and attorney Jeffrey Bragman, but Zachary Cohen, who had previously come just eight votes shy of unseating former Town Supervisor Bill Wilkinson
In suffragist garb, Dr. Natalie Naylor gave a talk on the historical women’s voting rights advocates of New York State at the Southampton Historical Museum July 13.
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In New York, When Women Got the Vote

[caption id="attachment_37798" align="aligncenter" width="600"] In suffragist garb, Dr. Natalie Naylor gave a talk on the women’s voting rights advocates of New York State at the Southampton Historical Museum July 13.[/caption] by Beth Young It will be 100 years this fall since women got the right to vote in New York State. While ground zero of the women’s suffrage movement in New York is considered to be Seneca Falls, on the
Donald Trump drew angry crowds both for and against his candidacy when he came to Patchogue in April 2016,, before he was the presumptive presidential nominee.
Politics

As East End Progressives Head to Brentwood, Zeldin to Travel with Trump

[caption id="attachment_37523" align="alignnone" width="600"] Donald Trump drew angry crowds both for and against his candidacy when he came to Patchogue in April 2016, before he was the presumptive presidential nominee. His speech that day was held blocks away from where Ecuadorian immigrant Marcelo Lucero was stabbed to death in a hate crime in 2008.[/caption] East End Congressman Lee Zeldin will travel with President Donald Trump from Washington to Brentwood today
Peter Van Scoyoc and Manny Vilar
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Van Scoyoc and Vilar to Vie for East Hampton Supervisor

[caption id="attachment_34127" align="alignnone" width="600"] Peter Van Scoyoc and Manny Vilar[/caption] East Hampton Town Councilman Peter Van Scoyoc, a Democrat, announced April 3 that he plans to run for East Hampton Town Supervisor this November, after current Supervisor Larry Cantwell announced this winter that he did not plan to run for re-election. The East Hampton Town Democrats will likely hold their formal nominating convention in early May at St. Michael's Lutheran Church