Climate Smart and Environmentally Sensitive Leaders

Cate Rogers

I have just returned from a Climate conference in Atlanta and on the first evening the intentions were set at an Interfaith Mass Meeting at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church. The meeting was led by Former Vice President Al Gore and Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II. Reverend Barber spoke of the undeniable connection between … Read more

Driver’s License Access & Privacy Act

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The Driver’s License Access & Privacy Act authorizes the department of motor vehicles to issue standard drivers’ licenses and restricts what information can be retained and given out on those applying or holding standard drivers’ licenses. Two bills are proposed for the purpose of amending current law related to this issue. It’s not clear that there is … Read more

Affordable Housing Update

Our Democratic town board has been hard at work addressing the difficult issue of affordable housing in our town. The following two East Hampton Star articles highlight some of their efforts. Other efforts include code changes for accessory apartments. In fact, all affordable housing initiatives in our town have come from Democratic Leadership. Here are … Read more

Energize East Hampton

Energize East Hampton (EEH) is a Town joint initiative that connects East Hampton residents and business owners with programs that offer energy and money saving options, while working towards achieving the Town’s 100% renewable energy goal . EEH program partners include Long Island Green Homes, South Fork Peak Savers and GreenLogic Energy. Long Island Green … Read more

South Fork Commuter Connection Rail-Shuttle Service Starts

The South Fork Commuter Connection trains began to roll on Monday, March 4. A coordinated rail and bus system created to operate during peak commuting hours, to provide workers with a public transportation option, the service will operate Mondays through Fridays year round, except for major legal holidays and Fridays during the summer. Hampton Hopper … Read more

Civics Lesson 101

Civics “the study of the rights and duties of citizens and of how government works” As you may have read in our local papers, live music is not dead yet in East Hampton. East Hampton Star : “A Chorus of Nays on Music Permit Proposal” The Independent : “Is It ‘Taps’ For EH Music Permit Revision?” … Read more

Balloons, Commuters and Affordable Housing

East Hampton Town has passed a law banning the intentional release of balloons, a move intended to cut down on litter and protect the wildlife that often ingests them. Thank you to our very own Susan McGraw Keber for her tireless work spearheading this campaign.  Read the story in the East Hampton Star The South … Read more

Positive Impact of the Blue Wave

Cate Rogers

It’s gratifying to report that the positive impact of the 2018 Blue Wave is being felt throughout the country. In Washington, the new Democratic control of the House of Representatives has begun to restore the checks and balances that are a pillar of our democracy and in the  Democratic majority of the New York State … Read more

Message from Our Chair – February 20, 2019

Cate Rogers

Dear East Hampton Democrats, It’s gratifying to report that the positive impact of the 2018 Blue Wave is being felt throughout the country. In Washington, the new Democratic control of the House of Representatives has begun to restore the checks and balances that are a pillar of our democracy and in the  Democratic majority of … Read more

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