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Options for Voting in Person and by Mail

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo issued an executive order intended to bolster the right to vote on Monday, as anxiety mounts amid congressional scrutiny of the United States Postal Service and President Trump's repeated assertions that voting by mail will result in electoral fraud.

Aug 27, 2020
Ruschmeyer's Etiquette Concept Nixed Amid Scrutiny

Earlier this month, East Hampton Town intervened to stop an extravagant outdoor entertainment concept called Etiquette at the establishment; it featured music, aerial performances, burlesque dancers, and other acts, and nightclub-style lighting.

Aug 27, 2020
Ruschmeyer's Etiquette Concept Nixed Amid Scrutiny

Earlier this month, East Hampton Town intervened to stop an extravagant outdoor entertainment concept called Etiquette at the establishment; it featured music, aerial performances, burlesque dancers, and other acts, and nightclub-style lighting.

Aug 27, 2020
Village's Litter Law Expanded

A proposed law that increases the number of littering offenses in East Hampton Village and makes it easier to prosecute those who improperly dispose of garbage in public receptacles was passed by the village board at a meeting on Friday.

Aug 27, 2020
East Hampton Mayoral Candidates Go at It

In the latest of a series of debates, the three candidates running for mayor of East Hampton Village in the Sept. 15 election offered contrasting, often contentious visions for the village.

Aug 27, 2020
Zeldin to Speak at Republican Convention

Representative Lee Zeldin of New York’s First Congressional District will be a featured speaker at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night, delivering his speech from Long Island.

Aug 25, 2020
Rally at Hook Mill to Protest Postal Changes

Around 70 people rallied to draw attention to the United States postmaster general and the Trump administration on Saturday morning in East Hampton Village, demanding Louis DeJoy’s dismissal, the return of mailboxes and mail sorting equipment that were removed, and the universal right to cast ballots by mail.  

Aug 22, 2020
Wireless Dead Zones Still a Live Issue

"We've historically had certain areas within town where there were dead zones and poor coverage," East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc said. That condition worsens with the influx of summer residents and visitors, he said, and has deteriorated further since the Covid-19 pandemic brought second-home owners to town months earlier than usual, many of them working remotely.

Aug 20, 2020
Town Government Reverts to Pre-Pandemic Command Structure

"We broke up the existing town structure in order to better communicate and effectively deal with the crisis during this emergency," Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc said. Now, with the state and county's infection rate under control, "I'm confident we can go back to our existing town structure" and return to a semblance of normal operations at Town Hall."

Aug 20, 2020
Allegations That Ambassador Tried to Line the President's Pockets

An East Hampton Village part-time resident, Robert Wood Johnson IV, the American ambassador to Britain, is under fire over allegations that, at President Trump's direction, he solicited the British government's help in having the British Open golf tournament held at a Trump-owned course in Scotland.

Aug 20, 2020
Three Hopefuls With Three Visions for East Hampton Village

The three candidates running for mayor of East Hampton Village on Sept. 15 Barbara Borsack, the deputy mayor, Arthur Graham, a village trustee, and Jerry Larsen, the village's former chief of police discussed their priorities and visions for the village's future in interviews last week.

Aug 20, 2020
Nancy Goroff Makes Her Case Against Zeldin

Last week, the Cook Political Report announced that its rating of New York's First Congressional District — where Nancy Goroff, the Democratic Party nominee, is challenging Representative Lee Zeldin — had moved its rating for the district from "likely Republican" to "lean Republican." 

Aug 20, 2020