Just try to imagine East Hampton without its bays, waters, and ocean beaches! Just try to imagine East Hampton without its bays, waters, and ocean beaches!
Just try to imagine East Hampton without its bays, waters, and ocean beaches!
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… which is why we’ve made code enforcement a top priority. … which is why we’ve made code enforcement a top priority.
... which is why we’ve made code enforcement a top priority.
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…which is why we are preserving historical structures in Sag Harbor. …which is why we are preserving historical structures in Sag Harbor.
...which is why we are preserving historical structures in Sag Harbor.
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… which is why we have acted aggressively to get the club scene under control. … which is why we have acted aggressively to get the club scene under control.
... which is why we have acted aggressively to get the club scene under control.
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Here’s just a partial list of what we’ve accomplished … Here’s just a partial list of what we’ve accomplished …
Here’s just a partial list of what we’ve accomplished ...
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A message from Councilwoman Sylvia Overby about airport noise. A message from Councilwoman Sylvia Overby about airport noise.
A message from Councilwoman Sylvia Overby about airport noise.
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…which is why we have acquired over 200 acres of open space, farmland, water access, and wetlands throughout town. …which is why we have acquired over 200 acres of open space, farmland, water access, and wetlands throughout town.
...which is why we have acquired over 200 acres of open space, farmland, water access, and wetlands throughout town.
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…which is why we are working hard to improve social services. …which is why we are working hard to improve social services.
...which is why we are working hard to improve social services.
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THE EAST HAMPTON DEMOCRATIC TOWN COMMITTEE-PRESS RELEASE

The East Hampton Democratic Town Committee has called upon all members of the community, regardless of political affiliation, to ensure the election of Hillary Clinton as President and Anna Throne-Holst as Representative for New York’s First Congressional District. In addition to Democrats, they are welcoming independents, and members of all parties, including Republicans whose party has left them behind, to register, support and vote for Hillary Clinton and Anna Throne-Holst this November 8th.

Chair Jeanne Frankl said,

“As a result of two primaries and the national Democratic convention, we are fortunate to have as our candidates Hillary Clinton and Anna Throne-Holst, experienced, highly qualified public servants. Incorporating the best ideas of the Sanders and Calone campaigns with those of Secretary Clinton and Supervisor Throne-Holst, Democrats have united to preserve Democratic values of fairness and equality and to protect our environment and quality of life. We believe our entire community shares these views and invite everyone to join with us, as well as other community leaders and representatives of the candidates in working and voting for Clinton and Throne Holst.”

Members of the community interested in joining this campaign should write to info@ehdems.com.

2016 News Updates

House Parties and Immigration

(Taken by Steve Ludsin)
(Taken by Steve Ludsin)
The first of a series of house parties to launch the candidacies of Hillary Clinton for President and Anna Throne Holst for Congressman for District One took place at the home of Betsy Ruth of Springs. Some 70 people munched on snacks and sipped their drinks while the immigration policies of the US were explored. Steve Ludsin introduced the topic and Gene Goldstein presented a detailed history of immigration through the years. Jeremy Robbins concluded the discussion with suggestions of reasonable changes to solve our immigration policies.      

The Final Results

With only a few votes difference between them on Election Day, David Calone and Anna Throne-Holst, had to wait until 1600 absentee ballots were counted. After the process was completed, Anna Throne-Holst was declared the winner and she will be the Democratic candidate who will run in the November election to defeat the present Republican congressman.

The Campaign Begins

Under the leadership of Judith Hope, the former Democratic East Hampton Town Supervisor, Jeanne Frankl, East Hampton Democratic Committee Chair, Betty Mazur, Vice Chair, & David Posnett long range plans for a successful Hillary Clinton campaign in District One were launched. In the first meeting a group of some other Democratic Committee members and interested volunteers expressed their commitment to a vigorous campaign. Among those attending the first session were members of the Anna Throne-Holst campaign committee. One thrust of the campaign will be to defeat the present Republican congressman Lee Zelden, who according to the NY times is one of the two strongest Trump supporters in Congress.

Airport in 2016

Peter Kirsch and members of his company presented an overview of the effects of recent changes the present Town Board has made to the operations of the East Hampton airport. The courts have upheld all of the rules the Town initiated except the one limiting a particular aircraft to one round trip per week. This litigation was discussed at length. Evidence collected from the public at large via phone calls and e-mails recorded the frequency of flights that annoyed residents. The collected data was explained in charts and graphs. Members of the audience praised the board for bringing the airport under reasonable control and Councilwoman Kathee Burke Gonzalez who worked with the committees whose deliberations produced the new rules. Residents were urged to continue to report aircraft noise via phone calls and e-mails.

East Meets South

In a meeting held at the Bridgehampton Library, the local chapter of the League of Woman Voters presented the supervisors of the towns of Southampton and East Hampton, Jay Schniderman and Larry Cantwell, respectively, to a gathering of citizens. Each gave a short talk about the work they do. Schniderman who previously served as East Hampton’s supervisor and Suffolk County legislator, had recently assumed his present role, told how he was zeroing in on learning about the specifics of Southampton town, which is much larger.

When it was his turn to speak, Cantwell talked about land development and its effect on water quality and how the CPF fund, which would be voted on again in this year’s election for its recertification, would include a provision for monies to be spent on water quality. Supervisor Cantwell also spoke about climate change and coastal resiliency among other issues. The two men, who have known each other a long time, discussed other pressing issues that their towns faces, like affordable housing and repairing decaying infrastructure. Their talks were followed by questions from the audience.