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Hochul, Bellone, and Thiele Weigh In

East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc, who is seeking a third term in Tuesday's election, has won the endorsement of Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and County Legislator Bridget Fleming, as well as a pledge of support from Gov. Kathy Hochul and a complimentary statement from Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr., who also spoke highly of Mr. Van Scoyoc's challenger, Councilman Jeff Bragman.

Oct 28, 2021
Advocates Push for Continued Remote Access to Meetings

The East End was well represented when New York State Assembly committees considered testimony during a hearing on the Covid-19 pandemic's impact on the Open Meetings Law on Monday.

Oct 28, 2021
E.H. Supervisor Race: Old Foes Go at It One Last Time

Two of the three candidates for East Hampton Town supervisor sparred anew at last Thursday's virtual debate hosted by the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons, Shelter Island, and North Fork. The incumbent, Peter Van Scoyoc, and his opponent, Jeff Bragman, have sharply criticized each other throughout much of the latter's single, four-year term as a member of the town board.

Oct 28, 2021
Employers Without Retirement Plans Must Opt Into N.Y. State I.R.A.

Legislation signed last week by Gov. Kathy Hochul promises to improve access to retirement plans for millions of New Yorkers at seemingly minimal impact to small businesses. The law, dubbed the New York State Secure Choice Savings Program Act, will require private sector employers with over 10 employees to automatically enroll their employees in a state-administered retirement savings plan.

Oct 28, 2021
Newcomer Challenges Fleming for Legislator

Bridget Fleming, a Democratic incumbent Suffolk legislator and former Southampton Town councilwoman, is seeking a fourth term, challenged this year by Robert J. Carpenter, a Republican making his first bid for public office.

Oct 28, 2021
Neighbors to Help With Town Purchase but Not Without Criticism

A hearing on the town's proposed acquisition of three adjacent wooded lots on Green Hollow Road in East Hampton, using money from the community preservation fund — and $2.6 million from neighbors — drew almost as many opponents as supporters.

Oct 28, 2021
No Contest in Four East Hampton Town Races

In addition to the candidates for East Hampton Town supervisor, the town board, and the town trustees, there are four incumbents seeking re-election on the Nov. 2 ballot this year. All are running unopposed.

Oct 21, 2021
Three Vying for Top Job at East Hampton Town Hall

The Nov. 2 election for East Hampton Town supervisor pits onetime allies, the incumbent, Peter Van Scoyoc, and Councilman Jeff Bragman, against each other, with the Republican and Conservative candidate Ken Walles also vying for the top job in town government.

Oct 21, 2021
Flynn Endorses Cornicelli for Congress

Robert M. Cornicelli, a veteran and advocate for veterans and the developmentally disabled who is seeking the Republican Party’s nomination to represent New York’s First Congressional district, has announced that retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn, a former national security adviser to President Trump, has endorsed his candidacy.

Oct 21, 2021
Only One Incumbent in Race for Two Seats on East Hampton Town Board

Five candidates, only one of them an incumbent, are competing for two seats on the East Hampton Town Board. Councilwoman Kathee Burke-Gonzalez, running on the Democratic and Working Families ticket with Cate Rogers, hopes to win a third term on the board. Also running are John Whelan on the Independence line, and Joe Karpinski and George Aman on the Republican and Conservative tickets.

Oct 21, 2021
East Hampton Village Says Tidy Up, Neighbor

With the passage of new property maintenance rules on Friday, East Hampton Village landowners will now have to pay extra attention to litter, tree and shrub trimmings, stagnant water, and weeds that extend beyond their property lines.

Oct 21, 2021
Cannabis Dispensaries? Not in East Hampton Town, at Least Not Yet

Retail cannabis dispensaries and lounges will not be popping up soon on Montauk Main Street, in Amagansett Square, or anywhere else in East Hampton Town if the town board follows through on plans to opt out of allowing adult-use retail sales and on-site cannabis consumption spots.

Oct 21, 2021