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East End Democrats Tap Second-Home Owners

Democrats on the East End are turnign to a new voter base: second-home owners. According to the Suffolk County Board of Elections, 876 people with mailing addresses in New York City were registered to vote in East Hampton Town as of August 2020; 672 were Democrats.

Oct 16, 2020
Hook Pond Lot Eyed as Teaching Preserve

After demolishing a house, garage, and sewage systems on a property on Hook Pond in East Hampton Village that was purchased last year with community preservation money, the town and village may restore it to natural meadow and use it, in part, to show waterfront homeowners how wetland buffers can be used to stop nitrogen from running into water.

Oct 16, 2020
Poll Shows Zeldin and Goroff in Near Tie

The 314 Action Fund, which works to elect scientists, doctors, and professionals in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), issued results of a poll on Tuesday showing a tight race between Representative Lee Zeldin and Nancy Goroff, who is on leave from her position as chairwoman of Stony Brook University's chemistry department. 

Oct 16, 2020
Suffolk Voters Will Weigh Two Propositions

Voters in Suffolk County can weigh in on two propositions on the ballot this year, one to change the term of office for county legislators from two to four years, and the other to transfer excess money in the county's sewer assessment stabilization reserve fund to the taxpayer trust fund.

Oct 16, 2020
Environment Takes Center Stage at Congressional Candidates Forum

Representative Lee Zeldin and his challenger, Nancy Goroff, answered questions posed by climate and environmental activists in an online forum on Tuesday night, three weeks before Election Day and 11 days before the start of New York State's early voting period. 

Oct 16, 2020
Five State Agencies Sign On to Wind Farm Plan

South Fork Wind proposal gets prominent backing, dealing a blow to opponents in Wainscott, who complain of environmental impact and counter with an alternative.

Oct 15, 2020
Suffolk Virus Numbers Improving, but Hospitalizations on the Rise

After detecting a spike in coronavirus infections in Suffolk County during the first week of October, when more than 100 new cases were reported in a single day for the first time since mid-July, the county reported far fewer new cases this week, but noted an increase in Covid-related hospitalizations.

Oct 15, 2020
State to Seek $20K in Fines From Chainsmokers Concert Promoter

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Wednesday that the New York State Health Department has charged In the Know Experiences, the concert promoter involved in the Chainsmokers concert held in Water Mill in July, with violating public health law.

Oct 14, 2020
Wainscott Village? Some Say 'No Way'

Wainscott United, a group of residents who oppose village incorporation efforts, on Saturday questioned the validity of a petition to incorporate being circulated by a citizens group.

Oct 9, 2020
Climate Change Forum With Long Island Congressional Candidates

The New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, Citizens Campaign for the Environment, and Students for Climate Action will co-host a virtual town hall event with the candidates for New York’s First and Second Congressional Districts on Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. 

Oct 9, 2020
Voter Registration Deadline Is Friday

Friday, Oct. 9, is the deadline to register to vote in the November general election. Here is how to make sure you can do so, be it in person or by absentee ballot.

Oct 9, 2020
Tentative East Hampton Town Budget Shows Impacts of County Cuts, Pandemic Demands

East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc released the town's tentative 2021 budget on Sept. 30, an $82.68 million plan that would see a spending increase of around $700,000, or .86 percent, over last year's budget and a tax levy that stays below the state-mandated tax cap by about $9,000.

Oct 8, 2020