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Election 2019

Razor-Thin Lead Keeps Rana on Bench

By a lead of just 27 votes, East Hampton Town Justice Lisa R. Rana prevailed in her re-election campaign, defeating her Democratic challenger, Andrew Strong, to win a fifth four-year term on the bench.

Nov 21, 2019
Rana Wins Narrow Victory in East Hampton Justice Race

East Hampton Town Justice Lisa R. Rana has apparently prevailed in her re-election campaign, narrowly defeating her Democratic challenger, Andrew Strong. 

Nov 19, 2019
East Hampton Politics in a ‘State of Flux’

“The political scene in East Hampton is in a changing mode, a state of flux,” Kyle Vorpahl, secretary of the East Hampton Town Republican Committee, said yesterday. “Everyone involved is perhaps considering their public stance and personal convictions.”

Nov 7, 2019
Bellone, Fleming Re-Elected

Incumbent Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone emerged the clear winner Tuesday in the race for the leadership role in the County Legislature. Bridget Fleming, the incumbent legislator who represents the South Fork and Shelter Island, was also re-elected, while Andrea Harum Schiavoni of North Haven was elected to a county judgeship.

Nov 7, 2019
Schneiderman Wins Third Term, Keeps Democratic Majority on Southampton Town Board

Jay Schneiderman won a third term as the Southampton Town Supervisor, fending off two challengers, and while only one of his running mates won election, the supervisor will continue to enjoy a Democratic majority on the town board. 

Nov 6, 2019
Democrats Carry the Day in East Hampton

The composition of the East Hampton Town Board will be unchanged for at least two more years, as Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc, Councilwoman Sylvia Overby, and Councilman David Lys cruised to re-election.

Nov 6, 2019
Five Face Off for Southampton Town Board

In addition to a three-way race for supervisor, voters in Southampton Town have five choices for two seats on the town board.

Oct 31, 2019
For Family Court Judge

There are two seats open on the Suffolk County Family Court bench, with four candidates, including Andrea Harum Schiavoni, a sitting Southampton Town justice and North Haven resident, and Michael P. Sendlenski, a former East Hampton Town attorney.

Oct 31, 2019
It’s Kennedy vs. Bellone for County Executive

County Executive Steve Bellone, a Democrat, is facing a re-election challenge this year from John Kennedy, the Republican county comptroller.

Oct 31, 2019
Schools Close for Voting

Public schools in East Hampton, Bridgehampton, Sag Harbor, Montauk, Sagaponack, Springs, and Wainscott will be closed for students on Tuesday. Classes will be in session at the Amagansett School. Some districts will hold superintendent conferences for faculty and staff that day, and the East Hampton School Board will still hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the district office conference room.

Oct 31, 2019
Is the Town Headed in the Right Direction?

The four candidates vying for two seats on the East Hampton Town Board faced off for the last time on Oct. 16 at the East Hampton Library, the two incumbents defending their tenure and setting goals for the next term, the two challengers criticizing the same while offering their own vision for town government.

Oct 31, 2019
Contradictory Narratives Headed to Hearing

Betsy Bambrick, a Conservative and Libertarian candidate for East Hampton Town Board in the forthcoming election, has an active complaint with the New York State Commission on Human Rights alleging mistreatment, age discrimination, and a hostile work environment during her final years as head of the town’s Ordinance Enforcement Division.

Oct 31, 2019