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Election 2020

For State Senate, Ahearn Deserves the Vote

With the coming retirement of State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, eastern Long Island voters have a renewed opportunity to gain a more active and responsive representative in the New York Legislature’s upper chamber.

Oct 22, 2020
Early Voting Begins Saturday

Early voting ahead of Election Day, Nov. 3, begins on Saturday and continues through Nov. 1. In East Hampton, it will be held at the Windmill Village housing complex at 219 Accabonac Road, and in Southampton on the Stony Brook Southampton campus at 70 Tuckahoe Road.

Oct 22, 2020
Propositions: No and No

Two matters for voters to decide in the form of propositions are included on the Nov. 3 ballots for most Suffolk residents. The first would lengthen the term of office for county legislators. The second would allow the county to avoid repaying money it borrowed from a sewer-tax reserve fund. We recommend “no” votes on both propositions.

Oct 22, 2020
Cuomo and Bellone Endorse Goroff for Congress

Nancy Goroff, the Democratic candidate to represent New York’s First Congressional District, has picked up the endorsement of two prominent Democrats in the state, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. 

Oct 22, 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
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
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
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
The Deadly Threat of White Supremacy

When white Americans talk about a “second civil war” there can be no mistaking their meaning — a return to a divided society with men at the top and Black Americans and other segments of the population at the bottom.

Oct 15, 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
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
When Every Contest Matters

Among the most important races in the Nov. 3 election are those not making headlines, yet a functional American democracy depends on them — the contests for state-level positions.

Oct 8, 2020