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Councilman Peter Van Scoyoc Announces He Will Run For East Hampton Town Supervisor

[caption id="attachment_33930" align="alignright" width="350"] Peter Van Scoyoc | photo courtesy Peter Van Scoyoc[/caption] East Hampton Town Councilman Peter Van Scoyoc announced Monday 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. "My wife Marilyn and I have raised our family in East Hampton and understand the challenges faced by working
Congressman Lee Zeldin at a New York League of Conservation Voters forum in Riverhead this fall.
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In Letter to Constituents, Lee Zeldin Spells Out Position on New Health Care Act

[caption id="attachment_30003" align="alignnone" width="600"] Congressman Lee Zeldin at a New York League of Conservation Voters forum in Riverhead this fall.[/caption] East End Congressman Lee Zeldin spelled out his position on the pending repeal of former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, and on his support for the replacement bill, the American Health Care Act, in a letter emailed to constituents on his mailing list late Tuesday afternoon. We've included the
At the Naval Submarine Base in Grotton, Conn in 2015. | file photo
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As Russian Intel Ship Skirts Long Island, Lawmakers Sound Alarm

[caption id="attachment_32539" align="alignnone" width="600"] At the Naval Submarine Base in Groton, CT in 2015. | file photo[/caption] As a Russian intelligence vessel skirts the eastern tip of Long Island in international waters in the midst of heightened national attention to U.S.-Russian relations, federal lawmakers in Connecticut and on the East End are sounding an alarm about the ship's proximity to U.S. military installations. The vessel, identified by the U.S. Defense Department as the
Howard Dean addressed the crowd at Peconic Landing.
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In Greenport: Howard Dean Talks Politics and Hope

[caption id="attachment_32170" align="alignright" width="350"] Howard Dean addressed the crowd at Peconic Landing.[/caption] Former Vermont Governor and Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean, who pioneered grassroots and internet-based organizing in all 50 states in his bid for the presidency in 2004, still believes that young people and technology will provide America with a bright future. Mr. Dean, who was raised in East Hampton, gave a talk at Peconic Landing in Greenport
Congressman Lee Zeldin at a New York League of Conservation Voters forum in Riverhead this fall.
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Despite Protests, Zeldin Affirms Support for Trump Immigrant Ban

[caption id="attachment_30003" align="alignnone" width="600"] Congressman Lee Zeldin at a New York League of Conservation Voters forum in Riverhead this past fall.[/caption] As refugees, students and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim nations found themselves detained at United States airports over the weekend due to President Donald Trump's executive order banning entry to the United States Friday afternoon, East End Congressman Lee Zeldin held fast in his support for the ban Sunday, while
Laura Jens-Smith announced her candidacy Tuesday night.
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Laura Jens-Smith Announces Plan to Run for Riverhead Town Supervisor

[caption id="attachment_31994" align="alignnone" width="600"] Laura Jens-Smith announced her candidacy Tuesday night.[/caption] Laura Jens-Smith of Laurel announced Tuesday night that she plans to challenge the seat held by Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter in this fall's election. Ms. Jens-Smith, who currently serves as the president of the Mattituck-Cutchogue School Board, ran on the Democratic ticket for a seat on the Riverhead Town Board in 2015. She has also served as Project Coordinator
State Assemblyman Fred Thiele at CCOM's Meet the Candidates forum.
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Fred Thiele Takes a Stand on Reproductive Rights

[caption id="attachment_30007" align="alignright" width="300"] State Assemblyman Fred Thiele at an environmental event last fall.[/caption] In the midst of a national groundswell of support for women's rights culminating in today's Women's March on Washington, New York State Assemblyman Fred Thiele announced Wednesday that he voted to pass two pieces of legislation to protect women's reproductive rights. The measures affirm a woman's right to an abortion in New York State and require insurers
Larry Cantwell
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East Hampton Supervisor Larry Cantwell Will Not Seek Third Term

[caption id="attachment_21571" align="alignright" width="300"] Larry Cantwell[/caption] With local elections scheduled for this fall, East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell announced Friday that he will not seek re-election this year. Mr. Cantwell served for more than three decades as East Hampton Village Administrator before being elected to serve as Town Supervisor in 2013, and had also served as a town councilman and bay constable. "Friends, after 42 years serving the community I
Chuck Schumer speaks after being sworn in as minority leader.
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Chuck Schumer Demands “Accountability Congress”

[caption id="attachment_31319" align="alignnone" width="600"] Chuck Schumer speaks after being sworn in as minority leader.[/caption] New York Senator Chuck Schumer demanded his Democratic colleagues work on behalf of working Americans in a speech on the Senate floor as he was sworn in as Senate Minority Leader Jan. 3. "We Democrats lost an election. It was not a result any of us expected. When you lose an election like this, you can't
Outside Congressman Lee Zeldin's office Tuesday morning.
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Crowd Reminds Zeldin’s Office of Breadth of First District Opinions

[caption id="attachment_31239" align="alignnone" width="600"] Outside Congressman Lee Zeldin's office Tuesday morning.[/caption] A crowd of about 60 East End residents gathered in front of Congressman Lee Zeldin's Riverhead office in the rain Tuesday morning to share their concerns about the policies of President-elect Donald Trump and about the direction of the new Congress, which begins work today. The group, which coalesced on the North Fork among activists including Greenport mother Kathryn Casey Quigley
Donald Trump won the bumper sticker and lawn sign war on the East End this fall, while a lonely North Fork Hillary sign in New Suffolk was behind bars to protect it from would-be vandals.
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East End On Election Day: Trump and Zeldin Take Home Votes; CPF Extension Passes in a Landslide

[caption id="attachment_30005" align="alignnone" width="600"] Donald Trump won the bumper sticker and lawn sign war on the East End this fall, while a lonely North Fork Hillary sign in New Suffolk was behind bars to protect it from would-be vandals.[/caption] Despite losing the State of New York tonight, Donald Trump took home the majority of votes for President in Suffolk County, while incumbent East End Congressman Lee Zeldin handily won re-election