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Election 2022

LaLota Lays Out Some Goals

Nick LaLota was in Washington, D.C., this week, the representative-elect in New York’s First Congressional District among the incoming freshmen of the 118th Congress who descended on the nation’s capital for new member orientation.

Nov 17, 2022
Hochul Bests Zeldin in Close Governor’s Race

Unofficial results have Gov. Kathy Hochul defeating Republican Representative Lee Zeldin with 52.7 percent of the vote in a contest that became tighter than expected in the final lead-up to the election. Mr. Zeldin conceded on Wednesday afternoon.

Nov 10, 2022
LaLota Wins Congressional Seat

Nicholas LaLota, the Republican and Conservative Party nominee to represent New York’s First Congressional District, is the winner of the race to succeed Representative Lee Zeldin, the four-term congressman who ran for governor of New York on the Republican and Conservative Party lines. Mr. LaLota defeated Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming with 55.81 percent of the vote.

Nov 10, 2022
Housing Propositions Get Solid ‘Yes’

A community housing fund proposition that would authorize a .5-percent tax on some real estate transfers passed in East Hampton, Southampton, and Southold Towns. “The funds raised will be a significant part of the town board’s ‘All Hands on Housing’ effort to address the housing crisis here in East Hampton,” East Hampton's supervisor said.

Nov 10, 2022
Some Outlets Call Governor's Race for Hochul

As New Yorkers went to bed on election night the ABC and NBC news networks were projecting that Gov. Kathy Hochul had won her race against Representative Lee Zeldin of New York's First Congressional District, although only 1 percent of votes from Suffolk County, a stronghold for the Republican and Conservative Party challenger, had been counted. 

Nov 9, 2022
Wins for LaLota, Thiele, Palumbo, and Community Housing Fund

Unofficial results posted after midnight on election night gave the Republican Nick LaLota the win over Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming in the First Congressional District. Republican State Senator Anthony Palumbo won over Skyler Johnson, and Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr., a Democrat, was returned to Albany. A community housing fund proposition passed in East Hampton, Southampton, and Southold Towns.

Nov 9, 2022
A Threat to Democracy

The scope of what will happen if the Republican Party takes control of the House is mind-boggling.

Nov 3, 2022
Propositions One, Two, Three

Most East End voters will find three propositions on the back of their ballots this election, labeled One, Two, and Three. We believe that each should be approved.

Nov 3, 2022
The Election Could Not Be Much Tighter

Five days before Election Day, the results of Tuesday’s midterm elections were anyone’s guess, with dueling polls showing Gov. Kathy Hochul comfortably ahead of Representative Lee Zeldin and Mr. Zeldin with a slight lead over the governor.

Nov 3, 2022
A Guide to Ballot Propositions in East Hampton Town

Voters in East Hampton Town can vote on three ballot propositions on Election Day, Nov. 8, as well as during early voting, which started on Saturday and continues through this coming Sunday. 

Oct 31, 2022
Hochul and Zeldin Clash on Almost Every Issue

Gov. Kathy Hochul and Representative Lee Zeldin came out swinging on  Tuesday in what is likely to be their only debate before the Nov. 8 election, and the intensity had hardly flagged when it ended an hour later. 

Oct 27, 2022
Sharp Contrasts in Congressional Debate

Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming and Nick LaLota, vying to succeed Representative Lee Zeldin in New York’s First Congressional District, clashed over the economy, abortion, gun policy, and crime in a debate at Newsday’s studio in Melville on Oct. 19. They also disagreed about aiding Ukraine, which included a gaffe by Mr. LaLota that Ms. Fleming seized on. 

Oct 27, 2022