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Nov 6, 2017 3:36 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

UPDATE: With All Districts Reporting, Schneiderman, Lofstad, Schiavoni Claim Victory In Southampton

Tommy John Schiavoni was elected as the newest member of the Southampton Town Board on Tuesday night.  DANA SHAW
Nov 7, 2017 11:19 PM

UPDATE: 10:47 p.m.

Town Clerk Sundy Schermeyer, a Republican who was cross-endorsed by Democrats, ran unopposed and was reelected to her fourth four-year term with 98.85 percent of the vote.

Town Justices Deborah Kooperstein and Barbara Wilson also ran unopposed in their respective reelection bids and were elected to another four years.

With 1 districts left to vote, 2nd District Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming holds her healthy lead with nearly 64 percent of the vote to challenger Heather Collins's 35.45 percent.

With the majority of precincts reporting, it looks like the constitutional convention amendment will be struck down handily with 86.63 percent of voters voting against and 13.36 percent voting for.

The second ballot proposal allowing judges to reduce or revoke the pensions of convicted public officials looks likely to pass with 69.18 percent of votes for it and 30.81 percent against. 

The third ballot proposal allowing local governments' use of the preserved land fund in exchange for adding 250 acres looks surprisingly close with 48.59 percent votes for and 51.4 percent against. 

UPDATE: 10:22 p.m.

The Democratic Party will dominate the Southampton Town Board starting in January, with both incumbent Town Councilwoman Julie Lofstad and Tommy John Schiavoni sweeping Tuesday’s election.

Ms. Lofstad, who has served on the board the past two years, was the top vote-getter among Tuesday’s town council candidates, finishing with 7,843 votes, or almost 31.1 percent of ballots cast. Mr. Schiavoni received 6,848 votes, or roughly 27.1 percent of ballots cast to win the other seat while also handing Republican Stan Glinka a defeat in his first reelection bid. Mr. Glinka finished with 6,017 votes, or about 23.8 percent of the vote, while his running mate, Thea Dombrowski-Fry, finished with 4,528 votes, or just shy of 18 percent of all ballots cast.

Ms. Lofstad and Mr. Schiavoni will join fellow Democrat John Bouvier and Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman, who fought off a challenge from former Town Trustee Ray Overton on Tuesday to secure his second two-year term on Tuesday. Mr. Schneiderman finished with 8,172 votes, accounting for nearly 62.3 percent of the vote. Mr. Overton finished with 4,872 votes, or 37.1 percent of ballots cast.

"I feel so honored, and so proud, I couldn't have done it alone," Mr. Schiavoni said. "This is a big statement, that the voters responded to what we ran on. I answered every question that was asked of me and we ran a strong clean race. I am just so honored."

Town Councilwoman Christine Scalera, who was not up for reelection this year, will be the board’s lone Republican starting in 2018. Mr. Schneiderman, a longtime member of the Independence Party, has already filed the necessary paperwork to switch his party affiliation to Democrat, though the change will not be official until later this year.

In the highway superintendent race, incumbent Alex Gregor, an Independence Party candidate, won his third four-year term of office with 7,485 votes, or nearly 57.3 percent of ballots cast. His opponent, Republican Lance Aldrich, received 5,580 votes, or 42.7 percent of votes cast.

With seven out of 68 districts left to report, Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming who is seeking to reclaim her seat has 64.92 percent of the vote compared to her challenger, Heather Collins, who has 35 percent of the vote.

"I'm grateful that it seems the voters are trusting me with another term,” Ms. Fleming said.

UPDATE: 10:15 p.m.

All 42 districts have been reported, and the five Southampton Town Trustee seats have been determined. All four incumbents—Bill Pell with 10,940 votes; Bruce Stafford with 10,855 votes; Ed Warner with 6,776 votes; and Scott Horowitz with 6,461 votes—were reelected to two-year terms, and newcomer Ann Welker, who received 6,463 votes, was elected to her first term as a Trustee.

"I'm in complete disbelief," Ms. Welker said after finding out she would be the first woman to serve as a Trustee. "This is huge. And it sets the stage for others. You know in East Hampton they have eight women running for trustee positions. It's time to get Southampton on that level."

Don Law received 6,197 votes, Gary Glanz received 5,805 votes and Ron Fisher received 5,259 votes.

With about half the ballots counted in East Hampton Town, Peter Van Scoyoc appears poised to win easily, maintaining a solid two-to-one margin over Manny Vilar. 

His Democratic team of Kathee Burke-Gonzalez, the incumbent, and Jeff Bragman, the challenger, likewise appear to have the two seats on the Town Council all but locked up.

Francis J. Bock, Bill Taylor, Brian Byrnes, Richard P. Drew II, John M. Aldred, Dell R. Cullum, Susan McGraw Keber, Susan M. Vorpahl and Rona S. Klopman currently hold the lead in the Town Trustees race. A total of nine seats are open, with 18 candidates on the ballot.

UPDATE: 10:05 p.m.

Incumbent Southampton Town Highway Superintendent Alex Gregor is close to securing his third four-year term of office as he leads Republican challenger Lance Aldrich with almost 59 percent of all ballots cast, with 37 of the town’s 42 election districts reported in. Mr. Aldrich, a former general manager of the highway department, has secured approximately 41 percent of ballots cast as of 9:58 p.m.

A quarter of the ballots counted in East Hampton Town, Peter Van Scoyoc holds a two-to-one margin over Manny Vilar in the race for supervisor.

Incumbent Kathee Burke-Gonzalez and challenger Jeff Bragman, who share the Democratic slate with Mr. Van Scoyoc, are in the lead for the two seats on Town Council.

Challenger Tommy John Schiavoni has widened his lead for the second open seat on the Town Board, surpassing 6,000 ballots as of 10 p.m. Only his running mate, Ms. Lofstad, has more ballots with almost 7,000. Mr. Glinka, meanwhile, is trailing Mr. Schiavoni with just shy of 5,300 votes with 37 of the town’s 42 election districts tallied. Ms. Dombrowski-Fry is trailing with fewer than 4,000 votes total.



UPDATE 10 p.m.

With three of 19 precincts reported, the nine Town Trustee candidates in the lead include Francis J. Bock, Brian Byrnes, Richard P. Drew II, John M. Aldred, Dell R. Cullum, and Susan M. Vorpahl. A total of nine seats are open, with 18 candidates on the ballot.

In Southampton, Bill Pell, Bruce Stafford, Ed Warner, Scott Horowitz and Ann Welker took the lead after 39 of 42 districts were reported.

UPDATE: 9:58 p.m.

In the Southampton Town Board race, incumbent Councilwoman Julie Lofstad and her Democratic running mate, Tommy John Schiavoni, jumped to the front of the pack, with more than 5,600 and 4,900 votes, respectively, with 29 of the town’s 42 election districts reported in as of 9:52 p.m. 

Incumbent Councilman Stan Glinka was in third place, with more than 4,200 votes, while his Republican running mate, Thea Dombrowski-Fry, was in last place with roughly 3,200 votes. Mr. Glinka is seeking his second four-year term on the board.

UPDATE: 9:53 p.m.

With 23 of 42 of the town’s election districts reported as of 9:50 p.m., incumbent Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman jumped out to a commanding lead over Republican challenger Ray Overton. According to unofficial Suffolk County Board of Election results, Mr. Schneiderman had received nearly 5,000 votes, or roughly 63 percent of all ballots cast, while Mr. Overton had almost 2,900 votes, or 36 percent of votes. There were also 48 write-in ballots.

"We are doing very well so far," said Mr. Schneiderman.

A big whoop of celebration went up from Democrats gathered at Rowdy Hall when the first districts reported showing Councilman Peter Van Scoyoc with big margins over Manny Vilar.

UPDATE: 9:45 p.m.

Incumbent Southampton Town Councilwoman Julie Lofstad just arrived at Buckleys and is slowly making her way across the room as she hugs her friends and supporters. 

UPDATE: 9:38 p.m.

"Turnout is higher...much higher than what we expected," said Mr. Schneiderman. "And I have no idea what that means. Could be because they hate Trump, could be because of the constitutional convention."

UPDATE: 9:30 p.m.

Tommy John Schiavoni just arrived at Buckleys Inn Between wearing a dark suit and tie, with family members in tow.

The Sag Harbor Democrat seems more nervous than Mr. Schneiderman.

"I feel okay," said Mr. Schiavoni. "I feel confident that we ran a good race and brought important issues to the fore. If you run a strong race, it forces the other side to run a strong race too, so we'll see."

Southampton Town Councilman John Bouvier has also arrived to support his fellow Democrats, though this year he is not up for reelection.

Buckleys staff members have finished setting up the equipment in the restaurant and the polls are now projected on the wall with zero percent of votes reported, 30 minutes after the polls closed. 

UPDATE: 9:20 p.m.

Now that the polls have closed, the Republican candidates are waiting for the results to come in. 

“I’m hopeful,” Ray Overton said. 

“It’s nervewracking, but we’re enjoying every moment of it,” added Thea Dombrowski-Fry. 

GOP Chairman Dave Betts noted that has a lot of confidence in the Republicans. 

“There’s a lot of energy in here,” he said. 

UPDATE: 9:15 p.m.

At Buckley's Inn Between, the usual dinner crowd has not yet made way for the Democratic hopefuls. Incumbent Jay Schneiderman is the only candidate to arrive so far, and is working the room and shaking hands.

"I'm cautiously optimistic," he said.

Mr. Schneiderman expects the rest of the candidates to arrive around 9:30. 

UPDATE: 9 p.m.

The polls have closed. It’s crunch time and Jerry Larsen is sitting by the door at Cittanuova in East Hampton Village with a glass of white wine in his hand. He’s smiling and laughing it up with Manny Vilar and Paul Giardina. There’s still excitement in all of their voices as they await what their campaign has added up to .

Chatter is loud through Centro in Hampton Bays, as the Republican Party waits for the polls to close. 

Councilman Stan Glinka said he is both nervous and excited. His phone has been filling up with words of encouragement from friends and family, he said. 

ORIGINAL STORY:

Voters across the South Fork will head to the polls on Tuesday to punch their tickets on a number of local campaigns. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Jay Schneiderman, 55, an Independence Party member—a recent switch to Democratic Party registration won’t take effect until after the election—who lives in Southampton Village, is making his second run for Southampton Town Supervisor. He is being challenged by Ray Overton, a 58-year-old Republican from Westhampton Beach, who works as a general manager at Mulco Plumbing and Heating in Quogue.

As for the Southampton Town Board, incumbent Democratic Councilwoman Julie Lofstad and her Democratic running mate, Tommy John Schiavoni, are fighting incumbent Republican Councilman Stan Glinka and his GOP running mate, Thea Dombrowski-Fry, for two open seats at the dais.

Ms. Lofstad, 55, and Mr. Glinka, 47, are each running for their first reelection bid. Mr. Schiavoni, 54, who is joining Ms. Lofstad on the Democratic slate, is employed as a social studies teacher at Center Moriches High School, while Ms. Dombrowski-Fry, 51, who is joining Mr. Glinka on the Republican slate, is a teacher’s assistant at Southampton Intermediate School.

The Southampton Board of Trustees is guaranteed to welcome at least one new face this year, as Eric Shultz, who served as Town Trustee for nearly 22 years, will not seek a 12th, two-year term.

There are eight candidates, including four incumbents: Republicans Scott Horowitz, Bruce Stafford and Edward J. Warner Jr., and Independence Party member Bill Pell, who is endorsed by both the Democratic and Republican parties, as well as the Working Families Party.

The four challengers—Democrats Ron Fisher, Gary Glanz and Ann Welker, and Republican Don Law—are all seeking to serve as Town Trustee for the first time.

Highway Superintendent Alex Gregor is looking to hold onto his seat this year as he is being challenged by former longtime department employee Lance Aldrich. Sundy Schermeyer, who is the Town Clerk, is seeking her fourth year in the position and is unchallenged. Also unopposed are two Southampton Town Justices—Deborah Kooperstein and Barbara Wilson.

In East Hampton, Democratic Councilman Peter Van Scoyoc and Republican Manny Vilar are running to replace retiring Supervisor Larry Cantwell, a Democrat. Mr. Van Scoyoc, a former builder, is midway through his second term as a councilman and is also on the Independence and Working Families party lines. Mr. Vilar is a New York State Parks Police sergeant and the head of a state policemen's union. He is also endorsed by the Conservative Party.

Councilwoman Kathee Burke-Gonzalez is seeking reelection to a second term on the board. There are two seats on the ballot this year, with Councilman Fred Overton, who was elected in 2013 as a Republican, not seeking reelection.

Ms. Burke-Gonzalez is joined on the Democratic Party ticket by Jeffrey Bragman, an attorney. Both are also endorsed by the Independence and Working Families parties. They are opposed by Republican candidates Paul Giardina, a former nuclear engineer for the federal Environmental Protection Agency, and Gerard Larsen, the former chief of the East Hampton Village Police Department.

In the race for East Hampton Town Trustees the Democratic slate consists of incumbents Francis Bock, Bill Taylor, Brian Byrnes and Rick Drew and candidates John Aldred, Francesca Rheannon, Dell Cullum, Susan McGraw-Keber and Rona Klopman. On the Republican slate, incumbents Diane McNally and James Grimes are joined by candidates Joe Bloecker, Susan Vorpahl, Julie Evans, Lyndsey Hayes, Willy Wolter, Gary Cobb and Michael Havens.

The only other contested race in East Hampton is for assessor, pitting longtime assessor Eugene DePasquale, a Democrat, against Republican Tina Silverman.

Highway Superintendent Steve Lynch and Town Clerk Carole Brennan are also on the ballot but are unopposed and cross-endorsed by both major parties.

Voters will also be asked to vote for Suffolk County legislator. Current 2nd District Legislator Bridget Fleming, a Democrat from Noyac, is seeking reelection for the first time and is running against challenger Heather Collins, a Republican from East Quogue who works as an assistant election clerk for the Suffolk County Board of Elections.

There will be three constitutional amendment proposals on the back of the ballot on Tuesday. The first is the constitutional convention question, where voters get to decide whether to hold a convention in 2019 to amend the state constitution. If the voters say yes, delegates will be elected from each senate district—plus 15 "at-large" delegates from anywhere statewide—to come up with proposals to amend the constitution, which voters would decide upon in the next general election. If they voters vote against holding the convention, the issue will not come up again until 2037 in accordance with the constitutional guidelines that bring holding the convention to a vote every 20 years.

The second is entitled the Pension Forfeiture for Convicted Officials Amendment, and would give judges the power to reduce or revoke the annual pensions of public officials who have been convicted of crimes related to their office. The third is called the Forest Preserve Land Bank Amendment and would allow local governments to use land from the preserve for projects like supporting utility lines and creating wells that meet health standards in exchange for adding another 250 acres of protected land to to preserve.

Members of the two major political parties will gather on Tuesday night as the results are tallied.

Southampton Town Democrats will be at Buckleys Inn Between in Hampton Bays and Republicans will be at Centro Trattoria & Bar, also in Hampton Bays.

East Hampton Town Republicans will be at Cittanuova on Newtown Lane in East Hampton and the Democrats will be at Rowdy Hall on Main Street, also in East Hampton.

More information about polling locations can be found at the Suffolk County Board of Elections website, suffolkvotes.com.

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If you love high taxes, illegal immigration, group housing, uber, over-regulation, hatred of our nation's customs and traditions and out of control health insurance premiums, vote Democrat.
By SlimeAlive (627), Southampton on Nov 7, 17 8:32 AM
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By Pacman (62), Southampton on Nov 7, 17 9:24 AM
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Slimealive
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By Reasons to be cheerful (1), Southampton on Nov 8, 17 8:09 AM
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By Fore1gnBornHBgrown (546), HAMPTON BAYS on Nov 8, 17 8:17 AM
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We cannot all possess the brilliance you display in your complex strategy of lazily calling people who don't share your beliefs names.
Nov 8, 17 8:20 AM appended by SlimeAlive
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By SlimeAlive (627), Southampton on Nov 8, 17 8:20 AM
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Nov 8, 17 8:26 AM appended by Fore1gnBornHBgrown
And your append takes you back to "Slimy"
By Fore1gnBornHBgrown (546), HAMPTON BAYS on Nov 8, 17 8:26 AM
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Let me correct you, if you want racist legislation, biased hiring, special treatment for the rich, poor municipal service for North of the highway, Local politicians supporting building projects that increase their personal business bottom line. Good old boy politics for Daddys Son, higher insurance costs , Keeping Klan like customs, Vote REPUBLICAN Trumpites
By 1percent (40), Quogue on Nov 8, 17 1:33 PM
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That also sounds like an overgeneralization, but Po Boy doesn't want me to care about his feelings so...
Nov 8, 17 1:46 PM appended by Fore1gnBornHBgrown
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By Fore1gnBornHBgrown (546), HAMPTON BAYS on Nov 8, 17 1:46 PM
Tell us again how Trump wasn't supported by the NRA...
By Arnold Timer (271), Sag Harbor on Nov 8, 17 9:08 PM
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The only Presidential candidate to not accept 1 penny from the NRA was Donald Trump.
By SlimeAlive (627), Southampton on Nov 9, 17 3:49 AM
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By SlimeAlive (627), Southampton on Nov 9, 17 3:50 AM
They dumped thirty million into the Republican campaign. He is bought completely by the NRA. Try not to be so naive.
By Mets fan (865), Southampton on Nov 9, 17 5:54 AM
They dumped thirty million into the Republican campaign. He is bought completely by the NRA. Try not to be so naive.
By Mets fan (865), Southampton on Nov 9, 17 5:56 AM
And aside from the millions that supported Trump through Super PACs, the candidate ACCEPTED a direct donation from the NRA of $1,000 which is verifiable by anyone with an internet connection and two brain cells.
By Fore1gnBornHBgrown (546), HAMPTON BAYS on Nov 9, 17 5:59 AM
DUMP GREGOR.
DUMP SCHNEIDERMAN.
DUMP GLINKA.
THEY DUMPED ON US
By pw herman (704), southampton on Nov 7, 17 8:47 AM
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No one should vote for Jay Schneiderman if you want truth, transparency and accountability in government. He sent out yet another series of propaganda and false news on Sunday disputing the ad from CCHB. He must think voters are idiots. He took credit for a 10% increase in property values in HB. All property values are up in NYS. Is he taking credit for Riverhead too? Riverhead is up MORE than Hampton Bays. Does he want a trophy for doing his job and taking care of the infrastructure of the ...more
By HB Proud (748), Hampton Bays on Nov 7, 17 9:06 AM
DUMP GREGOR
By Pacman (62), Southampton on Nov 7, 17 9:20 AM
better luck next time
By dtrain (6), Dallas on Nov 8, 17 5:01 PM
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better luck next time
By dtrain (6), Dallas on Nov 8, 17 5:01 PM
Write in Fred Havemeyer and vote for Julie Lofstad and Tommy John Schiavoni!
By Taz (285), East Quogue on Nov 7, 17 10:23 AM
No one in Hampton Bays should vote for Tommy John after he said at the debate the issue of the illegal use of the motels and the adverse effect on the schools is a "hampton bays" problem. He clearly showed his true colors.
By HB Proud (748), Hampton Bays on Nov 7, 17 10:57 AM
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Democrats will find out tonight if stealing signs is a useful tool in campaigning. For that reason I’m voting Row B.
By GoldenBoy (324), EastEnd on Nov 7, 17 11:22 AM
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Same people stole a sign off my neighbors lawn also absolutely outrageous.
By widow gavits (136), sag harbor on Nov 7, 17 4:17 PM
My Dem signs were taken from in front of my house for six days in a row until the Sign Dogs gave up when I replaced them every day.
By Turkey Bridge (1742), Quiogue on Nov 7, 17 6:01 PM
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"Stupid is as stupid does".
By pw herman (704), southampton on Nov 7, 17 6:12 PM
LOL. George, you’re a target.
By Draggerman (668), Southampton on Nov 7, 17 11:51 PM
Those in the know are aware of the underground group that steals signs of all parties....only b/c they are all so ugly.

long standing group on the east end.
By adlkjd923ilifmac.aladfksdurwp (401), southampton on Nov 7, 17 7:00 PM
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KUDOS to our superb Councilwomen, Julie Lofastad for her LANDSLIDE re-election! No one other than our homegrown HAMPTON BAYS FISHERLADY has done more to protect our waters, schools and HAMLET !
By carsrus (57), Hampton Bays on Nov 7, 17 10:38 PM
It was a landslide victory for Democrats in Southampton and East Hampton Town races.
By Arnold Timer (271), Sag Harbor on Nov 8, 17 12:09 AM
You now have a true progressive Democratic Party majority in the Town Board, not the phony Democratic majority we had under Throne Holst and the drug pusher specifically chosen by the Dem Executive Committee that drove Bridget Fleming out of Southampton. Wonders happen when the larger enlightened Dem Committee gains influence.
By Obbservant (439), southampton on Nov 8, 17 12:22 AM
Congratulations to all who got elected / re-elected (even 2 faced Alex)!
By Summer Resident (208), Southampton N.Y. on Nov 8, 17 12:53 AM
Thank you to the Southampton community, specifically, the EQ residents, the Pine Barrens Association under the leadership of Dick Amper, the Group for the South Fork under the leadership of Bob Deluca,, Ron Kass' CLEAN, Al ALgieri and all of the other environmental groups for getting so very involved this year. That is the power of a democracy. More power to Julie Lofstand for standing up to the bullying and maintaining her dignity and integrity - hopefully it will rob off on the re-elected supervisor. ...more
By zappy (41), east quogue on Nov 8, 17 5:49 AM
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Discovery's attacks on Julie were completely out of bounds and completely backfired. Kudos to SH voters for rejecting those tactics and shoving it right back in Discovery's faces. We vote for people and policy here, not for scare tactics and negative nonsense.
By Craigcat (164), Speonk on Nov 8, 17 10:40 AM
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Who on earth is voting for Jay Schneiderman!?
By SlimeAlive (627), Southampton on Nov 8, 17 5:58 AM
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Crushing loss for Hampton Bays. Those that voted for Jay showed they are more concerned about party politics than true leadership, stewardship, and accountability. Such a sad commentary.
By HB Proud (748), Hampton Bays on Nov 8, 17 6:37 AM
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Doesn't seem like much good is going to happen in HB for the next few years. Not sure why people think that after a first term of doing nothing for HB, someone is actually going to care and do the job they were elected to do.
By bb (721), Hampton Bays on Nov 8, 17 8:45 AM
The former administration killed HB by closing all the bars. When the bars closed the money / people went else whee.
By JM11968 (66), southampton on Nov 8, 17 8:57 AM
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Not everyone who colored in the circle for Schniderman voted for him. Many voted against Overton and his positions. It is my firmly held belief that all ballots should have a line for "None of the Above". If nobody gets more than 50% of the vote, it's a do over with new candidates.
By bird (627), Sag Harbor on Nov 8, 17 1:39 PM
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Lyft lovers?
By Pacman (62), Southampton on Nov 8, 17 3:26 PM
Get the message Lee Zeldin?
By Toma Noku (579), Southampton on Nov 8, 17 8:57 AM
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The tears of the conservative 27east commenters will be flowing heavily today
By johnj (687), Westhampton on Nov 8, 17 9:03 AM
It must be easy to do your victory dance in Westhampton. I really don't understand how anyone in Hampton Bays thinks Jay and Tommy John are going to do anything to help Hampton Bays.
especially the "moms". I guess they listened to Julie and her minions about how great things are and how they hate the negativity. Let's see if they are made fools of like some of us were the last time.
By HB Proud (748), Hampton Bays on Nov 8, 17 9:26 AM
and what exactly did Glinka accomplish in four years? Besides sticking his head in the trough of the corrupt Southampton Republican Party. Don't worry stan I'm sure they'll find a cushy spot for you-just get out your checkbook
By CaptainSig (644), Dutch Harbor on Nov 8, 17 4:35 PM
Could you explain what exactly that means? What are you accusing him of?

I saw much more of Stan than I saw of Julie in the same amount of time. I heard much more from Stan during meetings that I heard from Julie in the same amount of time.
By bb (721), Hampton Bays on Nov 9, 17 8:37 PM
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THE END IS NEAR
By pw herman (704), southampton on Nov 8, 17 9:32 AM
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Congratulations and best of luck to the winners.
By Craigcat (164), Speonk on Nov 8, 17 10:19 AM
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Gotta love pw’s post, “THE END IS NEAR.” Forgive me, pw, if I ever called you a one-trick pony. You’re entirely wrong as always, but very entertaining. Such talent deserves recognition.

Congratulations to the winners and to ALL who ran for office. It’s a big commitment putting yourself forward to serve the community, and every single person who participated in this election, as candidate or active supporter, as winner or loser, deserves our thanks. So thanks ...more
By Turkey Bridge (1742), Quiogue on Nov 8, 17 11:32 AM
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Turkey Bridge .... You're the man. Job well done. The future generation of Southampton Town will thank You even if they never meet you.
GB
By SpeedRacer (61), Southampton on Nov 8, 17 10:06 PM
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to Turkey Bridge:

Ditto the congrats.

However, as I have mentioned in the past, it is a mistake to respond to pw herman. He's an adolescent pretending to adulthood whose posts are the substance-free literary equivalent of his pulling his underpants over his head and shouting, "Look at me!" If you feed his craving for attention, he and his puerile inanity will only hang around. Ignore him and he will retreat to more age appropriate venues.
By highhatsize (3298), East Quogue on Nov 10, 17 10:04 AM
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Hampton Bays remains the toilet of the hamptons. Few more years of getting crapped on
By bigblue84 (45), Hampton Bays on Nov 8, 17 11:35 AM
Great news for the East End. Finally, rational people doing their jobs and not supporting the 1%, wingnut conservatives and Trump knuckleheads. And the good news includes Democratic sweeps in NYC, NJ and Virginia. Onward and upward in 2018. Let's put balance back in Congress by ridding us of the con men serving the billionaire olygarchs who are driving American into ruin.
By Jolly Roger (3), Southampton on Nov 8, 17 12:48 PM
Dream
By Erin 27 E (881), hampton bays on Nov 8, 17 6:44 PM
Democrats can have NJ. The only people there are hostages and springsteen fans.

You can also have the popular vote, the governors seat in VA and all the school boards you want.

We'll take the Electoral College and the White House.
By even flow (496), East Hampton on Nov 8, 17 1:14 PM
Sorry to inform, even flow, but you'll be needing directions to the Big House.
By June Bug (1412), SOUTHAMPTON on Nov 8, 17 1:32 PM
Who needs directions when Uber can take you there?
By Pacman (62), Southampton on Nov 8, 17 3:19 PM
Really am Proud that our local Community has taken a look at Democratic values and a more perfect way of giving a hand up that a hand down. I think its time to bring a little Democratic leadership in local towns like Quogue, that really doesnt have an election because all the Blue Jackets just run unopposed. Time to elect an Democrat.
By 1percent (40), Quogue on Nov 8, 17 1:39 PM
Are you saying that Jay, Bouvier & Julie weren't Democratic the past two years? Not to mention that Julie ran on the Conservative line as well. Does that make her less of a Democrat?
By bb (721), Hampton Bays on Nov 8, 17 6:43 PM

The people have spoken. They don't want to live in the world Trump and his minions are trying to create. People on this site who support him, like 27dan, erin & widow gavits are going the way of the dinosaurs: extinct. However, unlike the dinosaurs, they won't be missed.

The man who wrote the anti-trans bathroom bill just lost the election to a trans woman in Va.. Just let that sink in for a while.
By johnj (687), Westhampton on Nov 8, 17 4:03 PM
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some of us whom have "spoken" and voted for democrats are also Trump supporters-we just refuse to vote for the corrupt Republican party in this town
By CaptainSig (644), Dutch Harbor on Nov 8, 17 4:40 PM
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and some of us that voted for republicans are not Trump supporters, Some of us voted on the issues facing our community and voted for the best people we thought would handle them. I can't believe anyone could vote for Jay if you followed what has gone on for the past two years. It is also sad that this became a one-issue election for some. The current Board is going to vote on the Hills and probably going to be decided in the courts. What a sad statement for our community.
By HB Proud (748), Hampton Bays on Nov 8, 17 5:15 PM
the local election has absolutely NOTHING to do with President Trump, local politics has little in common with national politics, I voted for Trump and am quite pleased with his presidency so far, but voted for Tommy John Schiavoni and Julie Lofstad because they ,like Trump, represent what's important to me.
By bigfresh (2984), north sea on Nov 8, 17 6:08 PM
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If you were one of those that decided solely on the Hills, that may or may not actually be their decision, you have voted for a "limousine liberal" that we are stuck with for 4 years. Thank you so much.
By HB Proud (748), Hampton Bays on Nov 8, 17 6:20 PM
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I don't give a crap about the hills or that fool algieri who thinks he's the mayor. Overton is not qualified he was a dunce as a trustee sat in the corner never said a word. I am ashamed to be a republican in this town- candidates are incompetant, the party is corrupt, a rep trustee commits crimes and he is covered, rep lieutenant should have been fired saved by rep town board- goes on and on. Disgrace
By CaptainSig (644), Dutch Harbor on Nov 9, 17 6:33 AM
You should be ashamed to be a republican in the Town. It is a mess and the democrats have a machine. You should have voted on issues. Can you say that Schneiderman has done anything in his two years except go to Good Ground Park, color ducks and play the drums at every event he can. Frank Zapone and Connie Conway runs the show as if they know what they are doing. Maybe Ray is not the shining star you had hoped, but he was better than Jay. Maybe work with you Committee and not poke them ...more
By HB Proud (748), Hampton Bays on Nov 9, 17 8:18 AM
Well it's nice to see that some people are able to put their Town over their Party. Now if you could just do the same for your country, that would be great.
By johnj (687), Westhampton on Nov 9, 17 3:59 PM
Why don't you people want a beautiful golf coarse community to add to your tax roles ? I don't get it? They said they had a plan to mitigate the nitrogen and agreed to have the course continually monitored ? That should be the end of the story ? So what is the real reason your against It ?
By Ditch Bum (314), Water Mill on Nov 8, 17 6:36 PM
don't you know why ? they don't like outsiders

don't let their secret out shhh
By Erin 27 E (881), hampton bays on Nov 8, 17 6:43 PM
Because enough is enough. The current level of overdevelopment is sufficient.
By Mr. Z (9462), North Sea on Nov 8, 17 9:12 PM
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They also said sweet and low was safe, wmd’s were in Iraq and jet fuel took down the towers. Maybe they are lying in the name of profit. Either way you don’t want to gamble when it comes to our water supply.
By icecreamman (305), Southampton on Nov 9, 17 6:32 AM
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But you are gambling because you don't know what all those AOR houses are going to do! Who is going to be testing their nitrogen levels? What kind of fertilizers will they use? How many families are going to live there? How many more children in the schools...I really don't understand the object. If the choice was no building vs the Hills, I'd get it. One way or another you are getting building. Don't you want to try and control what happens there?

By bb (721), Hampton Bays on Nov 9, 17 7:33 PM
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THE HORROR, THE HORROR
By pw herman (704), southampton on Nov 8, 17 8:35 PM
Thank you for including the East Quogue vote splits, it confirms based on my own numerous conversations in the local community what I felt was the overall opinion on the Hills, despite the unverified but commonly beaten drum of non-supporters commonly seeming to state as though it was a fact that "the EQ community overwhelmingly does not support it". I am referring only to EQ and not greater SH Township.
By gquogue (2), East Quogue on Nov 8, 17 9:34 PM
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While it looked close at times and even dark. at times...Courageous Councilwoman Julie Lufstad and newly elected Councilman Tommy John Schiavoni beat back the big money DLC and their candidates to help save and preserve the East End of Long Island. While these words might seem over the top, you weren't in their shoes. So Thank You Julie & Tommy John for a job well done.
By SpeedRacer (61), Southampton on Nov 8, 17 10:17 PM
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gquogue,, you are so right. What is surprising is that the OWNER of In BETWEEN spoke out IN FAVOR of the HILLS - How now is he supporting the anti-Hills Town Board? Maybe some of us in Hampton Bays and East Quogue should no longer support HIS restaurant. Has he seen the blight in Hampton Bays? Does he really think that the people he supported are going to do anything about it. The Town leadership is so anti-business development west of the canal and now it is going to be worse. Those east ...more
By HB Proud (748), Hampton Bays on Nov 8, 17 11:58 PM
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... you are out of line when you call for a boycott of a business because they don't agree with you - way out of line.
By William Rodney (461), southampton on Nov 9, 17 9:44 AM
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Can you imagine a scenario where a business supports something that would make you want to boycott them?

What if a business were refusing service to certain groups of people you sympathize with?

Or what if that business were donating funds to a cause you could not support in good conscience?
By Fore1gnBornHBgrown (546), HAMPTON BAYS on Nov 9, 17 9:53 AM
You are entitled to your opinion and I am as well. I don't support business owners that one day go to a public hearing speaking in support of the Hills to help local businesses and then support candidates that are against it. Look at the blight on Main Street, is the owner actively helping there? Is his party politics more important than Hampton Bays? I support those businesses that support Hampton Bays, not party politics. It was my go to place...not anymore.
By HB Proud (748), Hampton Bays on Nov 9, 17 10:15 AM
I understand this issue is very important to you, but is it possible that the owner can support The Hills but vote for an anti-Hills candidate based on other issues that are more important to him?
By Fore1gnBornHBgrown (546), HAMPTON BAYS on Nov 9, 17 10:24 AM
Important to them locally or nationally? I support businesses that bleed purple first and then red or blue. If you are not with Hampton Bays, you are against us.
By HB Proud (748), Hampton Bays on Nov 9, 17 10:42 AM
I won't pretend to know the owner's convictions, or belittle your right to boycott, but reasonable minds CAN disagree.

It's possible the owner thought that, while The Hills would undoubtedly bring much benefit to the local area, the anti-Hills candidate brought other qualifications that mattered more to him.

In any event, my own opinion is that The Hills is a foregone conclusion regardless of who is on the board. I predict the people opposed to development on the east end will ...more
By Fore1gnBornHBgrown (546), HAMPTON BAYS on Nov 9, 17 10:50 AM
Let me make it very clear that while I agree with the majority of HBP's comments above I vehemently disagree with his opening sentences. The owners of the business can certainly open their facility to a group without endorsing its policies. It was with that in mind that I "liked" his message.
By VOS (989), WHB on Nov 9, 17 3:25 PM
I agree that someone can rent out a restaurant and the owner does not know who the group is, but that is rare. Three of the four town council candidates were Hampton Bays residents. Shame on anyone that did not vote for 2 of them no matter which party they belonged to.
By HB Proud (748), Hampton Bays on Nov 9, 17 4:55 PM
Why are there so many signs and billboards still standing? Why were they there to begin with? Has anyone ever been persuaded to vote for a particular candidate because they saw a name on a sign? Should someone using a sign as a reason to vote for a candidate even be allowed to vote?

Another fine example of how the political hacks show how much they put their little parties ahead of the people of the town. Clean up your mess, you hacks!
By VOS (989), WHB on Nov 9, 17 2:46 AM
How many write in votes did Fred Havermeyer receive please press news group?
By icecreamman (305), Southampton on Nov 9, 17 6:42 AM
The Board of Elections reports 75 write-in votes, or 0.75% of the total votes, without identifying the names.
By PBR (4813), Southampton on Nov 14, 17 7:40 PM
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If the “democrats” were also on the “conservative” line, the “working families” line and the “republican” line how can you say the democrats swept?

By even flow (496), East Hampton on Nov 9, 17 6:46 AM
I'm going to assume they're registered members of the Democratic party.
By Fore1gnBornHBgrown (546), HAMPTON BAYS on Nov 9, 17 6:50 AM
Want to make an ass out of you and me? One of the easiest ways to do it is to assume. Making assumptions is risky, full of ego, and typically inaccurate by its very nature.
By even flow (496), East Hampton on Nov 9, 17 7:36 AM
What if that assumption is based on the article?:

"Four DEMOCRATS will serve on the five-member Southampton Town Board" (literally the first sentence)

"Councilwoman Julie Lofstad, a Democrat"

"Tommy John Schiavoni, also a Democrat"

"Democrat nominee Alex Gregor"
By Fore1gnBornHBgrown (546), HAMPTON BAYS on Nov 9, 17 7:43 AM
I think you meant democrat opportunist Jay Schneiderman not Alex Gregor. You should know who you voted for and their positions and not just their party. The victory dance that all of you are doing in HB for this battle is a loss of the real war. These people care nothing about Hampton Bays. Even if Julie fights for us, she now has 3 against us. Those of you that just followed along listening to people that you think you can trust were fooled. You should have looked at the facts. Some in our ...more
By HB Proud (748), Hampton Bays on Nov 9, 17 8:03 AM
So when you vote it's based on the facts and issues, but when others disagree it's because they got fooled?
By Fore1gnBornHBgrown (546), HAMPTON BAYS on Nov 9, 17 8:28 AM
Enough, clean up all of your polluting eye sore signs. All parties, thank you...
By knitter (870), Southampton on Nov 9, 17 8:06 AM
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Lawn litter.
By Resident tax (103), Hampton bays ny on Nov 14, 17 9:15 PM
Happy Days Are Here Again.
By watchdog1 (401), Southampton on Nov 9, 17 8:19 AM
You got it, watchdog1, happy days indeed, but along with that comes major responsibility. I’m sure that our new Town Board will be equal to it. They won’t please everyone, you never can, but they’ll do the job for the people.

Congratulations to everybody, the winners and the losers. It’s a big commitment to offer yourself to serve the community, and whoever does it deserves a lot of credit. So here’s to everyone who participated in this campaign, both candidates ...more
By Turkey Bridge (1742), Quiogue on Nov 9, 17 9:00 AM
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This is the root problem with you George, it is the victory or defeat like some sort of a game or competition. For some of us, it is our lives and quality of life. Somewhere along the way, you all seemed to have forgotten that - on both sides.
By HB Proud (748), Hampton Bays on Nov 9, 17 10:07 AM
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Yep, plenty of people are unperturbed by their proposed tax increases because they "won"
By Fore1gnBornHBgrown (546), HAMPTON BAYS on Nov 9, 17 10:15 AM
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Newsday's interactive map indicates East Quogue residents overwhelmingly voted for council members that support the Hills. The locals have spoken.
By A Great American (18), East Quogue on Nov 9, 17 12:31 PM
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What's with the alternative facts???
Newsday's interactive map shows the following: East Quogue (AD1,ED18) Lofstad:229, Glinka:213, Schiavoni:196, Fry:168 also just west of East Quogue (AD1,ED9) Lofstad:211, Glinka:196, Schiavoni:187, Fry:175. So Lofstad won in both EDs, Glinka beat Schiavoni by 26 votes in those EDs and Fry was behind everyone just like in the townwide count. So if the whole Town voted like East Quogue, the only difference is that Glinka would have won instead of Schiavoni, ...more
By Arnold Timer (271), Sag Harbor on Nov 9, 17 7:51 PM
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Newsday's interactive map specifically DOES NOT include the results for the HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT of Town of SOUTHAMPTON. Why would that be? Any one ?
By foodwhiner (112), Southampton on Nov 15, 17 11:06 AM
Newsday's interactive map indicates East Quogue residents overwhelmingly voted for council members that support the Hills. The locals have spoken.
By A Great American (18), East Quogue on Nov 9, 17 12:32 PM
So have the Politicians. But can you trust them? That remains to be seen.
By bb (721), Hampton Bays on Nov 9, 17 7:34 PM
That is not true.
Newsdays interactive map shows that Julie won in EQ as well as her landslide victory in the entire Town.
By CleanWater (116), East Quogue on Nov 10, 17 7:32 AM
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My guess is that the Hills project is going to pass no matter who said what, and you can't take back your votes.
By pigroast (10), East Quogue on Nov 9, 17 1:32 PM
pick up the damn signs already. fast to get them up very slow to take them down.
By xtiego (602), bridgehampton on Nov 9, 17 4:34 PM
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Team Zacarese seems to be the worst offender. I still see his signs up everywhere.
By Craigcat (164), Speonk on Nov 13, 17 12:03 PM
pick up the damn signs already. fast to get them up very slow to take them down.
By xtiego (602), bridgehampton on Nov 9, 17 4:34 PM
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The best thing about these results is the diminishment of the presence of the Independen[ce] Party.

How long will this duplicitous "party" continue to exist before the NYS Attorney General finally compels it to change its name to something that ignorant electors won't confuse with the word "Independen[t]?
By highhatsize (3298), East Quogue on Nov 11, 17 9:53 AM
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Somone must have a weekend pass
By They call me (2143), southampton on Nov 11, 17 1:13 PM
Take one and head over to Brownback's GOP Kansas template for conservative government.


One of the most secretive, "dark states": What is Kansas trying to hide?

BY LAURA BAUER, JUDY L. THOMAS AND MAX LONDBERG
The Kansas City Star
NOVEMBER 12, 2017 7:00 AM


“We’ve had a real problem with this current administration,” Hensley said. “This is the least transparent administration I have seen. To be able to even get basic information about ...more
By Mr. Z (9462), North Sea on Nov 13, 17 9:26 PM
If any party wants to secure power for years to come they should relieve us from having to use an area code to make a local call. Dumbest Gd rule in our town’s history.
By even flow (496), East Hampton on Nov 12, 17 6:20 AM
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Yes, it must be awful to turn the rotary dial that many times.
By Fore1gnBornHBgrown (546), HAMPTON BAYS on Nov 13, 17 12:07 PM
I sincerely don’t mind your active trolling of my comments. It says much more about you than it says about me.

That being said, perhaps refraining when you have nothing to add would be a nice gesture towards this of us who must wallow through your fluffy wonder bread posts to get to posts with substance.
By even flow (496), East Hampton on Nov 15, 17 7:33 AM
Sorry, I should have been more direct: your grievance is dumb.
By Fore1gnBornHBgrown (546), HAMPTON BAYS on Nov 15, 17 7:38 AM
Like I said....
By even flow (496), East Hampton on Nov 15, 17 7:44 AM
Why is it dumb ?
By Sturgis (242), Southampton on Nov 19, 17 10:18 AM
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By bigfresh (2984), north sea on Nov 12, 17 8:23 AM
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