Voices

Our Members’ Commentary, Activities, and Opinions At Large

The Resistance & Me: Do Not Be Fooled

Summer has ended, kids are back in school, and fall is here. That means there is an election around the ...
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From the Desk of George Lynch: Traffic, Traffic, Traffic

We’re getting Blasted from the Air, Strangled on the Ground, and Poisoned by Both.  What to do about Traffic? This ...
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From the Desk of Andi Klausner: Look Up — That’s Where the Trouble Is

One of the reasons we moved to the Hamptons was because we wanted to live in place of natural beauty, ...
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From the Desk of Dick Sheehan: Honoring Excellence

On Saturday morning, as part of the JP Spata Democratic Club’s first in person Breakfast Meeting since the scourge of ...
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From the Desk of George Lynch: What Must Southampton Democrats do to Earn Your Vote?

There’s a Town election coming this November.  These are the local issues which will concern our candidates, and the pledge ...
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Candidate Tommy John Schiavoni Discusses Workforce Housing

Southampton Democrats have established a track record of promises kept and sound public policy delivered. One accomplishment stands out above ...
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Matthew Godfrey: Why Absentee Voting Matters

“Like many students, I’ll be heading back to college soon. For me, I’ll be going back to George Mason University ...
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From the Desk of Michael Iasilli: With Biden’s Afghanistan Withdrawal, Democrats Can Win. 

When I was 18, then-presidential candidate Barack Obama led rallies around the country speaking on the failure of Bush’s foreign ...
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From the Desk of George Lynch: Vote Where Your Money Is – Register And Vote In Southampton To Protect Your Investment In Your Home

This is a naked appeal to your financial interest.  Your home in Southampton Town is a big investment, possibly your ...
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The Resistance & Me: “If we don’t have the vote, we don’t have democracy.” – Part II

“Now it's up to voters, particularly progressives who have voted before on the Working Families Party (WFP) line, to understand ...
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From the Desk of George Lynch: Media Bias Is A Two-Way Street — In More Ways Than One

It's not just what they say, it's also with what they don't say. So in the cable news game, it’s ...
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The Resistance & Me: “If we don’t have the vote, we don’t have democracy.” – Part I

My last blog post about the June primaries featured an interview with Robin Long, Southampton Town Democratic Committee (SHDems) Vice ...
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From the Desk of Michael Iasilli: How Democrats Move Forward From Here

July 2021: The 2020 election of Joe Biden was a momentous occasion for working Americans. As we lean into a ...
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From the Desk of Dick Sheehan: Integrity?

In her letter titled “Vote In November” [Letters, July 1], Barbara Wilson said she has the integrity to ensure justice ...
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From the Desk of George Lynch: How I Lost Two Votes

Early Voting Won’t Work Unless Voters Are Fully Informed In Time To Make A Plan To Vote Susie and Sam ...
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The Resistance & Me: Robin Long Explains the Conservative Attack on our Local Elections

The theme of “MAGA Goes Local” is emerging across my blog posts this year. My last two posts were on ...
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From the Desk of Dick Sheehan: JUDGEMENT DAY

On Tuesday, June 22, registered Democrats will have the opportunity to vote in the Democratic Primary Election for Town Justice ...
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From the Desk of George Lynch: BARBARA WILSON IS OUT OF CONTROL

Ordered To Pay $250,000 For Defaming Her Neighbor, Judicial Hopeful Now Makes False Charges Against Southampton Democrats  Southampton judicial candidate ...
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Our Candidate for SH Highway Superintendent – Tom Neely: What’s important?

Dick Sheehan recently wrote an opinion piece in which he endorsed my candidacy for Highway Superintendent. This expression of support ...
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Our Candidate for Town Justice – Adam Grossman: The Right Person for Town Judge

Adam Grossman is the right person for Town Judge. Grossman's long experience as a lawyer dealing with important issues and ...
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Our Candidate for SH Highway Superintendent – Tom Neely: The Rubber Meets the Road

Who is the only candidate with extensive experience in Transportation and Highways ? Tom Neely was the Director of Public ...
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Our Candidate for Town Justice – Shari Oster: For Town Judge

IN A THREE-WAY PRIMARY RACE FOR TWO JUDICIAL POSITIONS, SHARI OSTER AND HER RUNNING MATE ADAM GROSSMAN ARE THE CLEAR ...
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From the Desk of Joy Flynn: Save the Night Sky

“We are losing the dark of night by the speed of light.”  Losing the Dark The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) ...
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From the Desk of Mike Anthony: Was the January 6th attack on the capitol seditious?

Recently, the U.S. House of Representatives held  hearings on the January 6th attempt to subvert the credentialing of the November ...
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Our candidate for Town Council – Robin L. Long: Why I am Running for Town Council

We in Southampton are at a crossroads.  I have seen this crossroads coming for years but its advent has been ...
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The Resistance & Me: Do Not Be Fooled

Summer has ended, kids are back in school, and fall is here. That means there is an election around the ...
Read More

From the Desk of George Lynch: Traffic, Traffic, Traffic

We’re getting Blasted from the Air, Strangled on the Ground, and Poisoned by Both.  What to do about Traffic? This ...
Read More

From the Desk of Andi Klausner: Look Up — That’s Where the Trouble Is

One of the reasons we moved to the Hamptons was because we wanted to live in place of natural beauty, ...
Read More

From the Desk of Dick Sheehan: Honoring Excellence

On Saturday morning, as part of the JP Spata Democratic Club’s first in person Breakfast Meeting since the scourge of ...
Read More

From the Desk of George Lynch: What Must Southampton Democrats do to Earn Your Vote?

There’s a Town election coming this November.  These are the local issues which will concern our candidates, and the pledge ...
Read More

Candidate Tommy John Schiavoni Discusses Workforce Housing

Southampton Democrats have established a track record of promises kept and sound public policy delivered. One accomplishment stands out above ...
Read More

Matthew Godfrey: Why Absentee Voting Matters

“Like many students, I’ll be heading back to college soon. For me, I’ll be going back to George Mason University ...
Read More

From the Desk of Michael Iasilli: With Biden’s Afghanistan Withdrawal, Democrats Can Win. 

When I was 18, then-presidential candidate Barack Obama led rallies around the country speaking on the failure of Bush’s foreign ...
Read More

From the Desk of George Lynch: Vote Where Your Money Is – Register And Vote In Southampton To Protect Your Investment In Your Home

This is a naked appeal to your financial interest.  Your home in Southampton Town is a big investment, possibly your ...
Read More

The Resistance & Me: “If we don’t have the vote, we don’t have democracy.” – Part II

“Now it's up to voters, particularly progressives who have voted before on the Working Families Party (WFP) line, to understand ...
Read More

From the Desk of George Lynch: Media Bias Is A Two-Way Street — In More Ways Than One

It's not just what they say, it's also with what they don't say. So in the cable news game, it’s ...
Read More

The Resistance & Me: “If we don’t have the vote, we don’t have democracy.” – Part I

My last blog post about the June primaries featured an interview with Robin Long, Southampton Town Democratic Committee (SHDems) Vice ...
Read More

From the Desk of Michael Iasilli: How Democrats Move Forward From Here

July 2021: The 2020 election of Joe Biden was a momentous occasion for working Americans. As we lean into a ...
Read More

From the Desk of Dick Sheehan: Integrity?

In her letter titled “Vote In November” [Letters, July 1], Barbara Wilson said she has the integrity to ensure justice ...
Read More

From the Desk of George Lynch: How I Lost Two Votes

Early Voting Won’t Work Unless Voters Are Fully Informed In Time To Make A Plan To Vote Susie and Sam ...
Read More

The Resistance & Me: Robin Long Explains the Conservative Attack on our Local Elections

The theme of “MAGA Goes Local” is emerging across my blog posts this year. My last two posts were on ...
Read More

From the Desk of Dick Sheehan: JUDGEMENT DAY

On Tuesday, June 22, registered Democrats will have the opportunity to vote in the Democratic Primary Election for Town Justice ...
Read More

From the Desk of George Lynch: BARBARA WILSON IS OUT OF CONTROL

Ordered To Pay $250,000 For Defaming Her Neighbor, Judicial Hopeful Now Makes False Charges Against Southampton Democrats  Southampton judicial candidate ...
Read More

Our Candidate for SH Highway Superintendent – Tom Neely: What’s important?

Dick Sheehan recently wrote an opinion piece in which he endorsed my candidacy for Highway Superintendent. This expression of support ...
Read More

Our Candidate for Town Justice – Adam Grossman: The Right Person for Town Judge

Adam Grossman is the right person for Town Judge. Grossman's long experience as a lawyer dealing with important issues and ...
Read More

Our Candidate for SH Highway Superintendent – Tom Neely: The Rubber Meets the Road

Who is the only candidate with extensive experience in Transportation and Highways ? Tom Neely was the Director of Public ...
Read More

Our Candidate for Town Justice – Shari Oster: For Town Judge

IN A THREE-WAY PRIMARY RACE FOR TWO JUDICIAL POSITIONS, SHARI OSTER AND HER RUNNING MATE ADAM GROSSMAN ARE THE CLEAR ...
Read More

From the Desk of Joy Flynn: Save the Night Sky

“We are losing the dark of night by the speed of light.”  Losing the Dark The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) ...
Read More

From the Desk of Mike Anthony: Was the January 6th attack on the capitol seditious?

Recently, the U.S. House of Representatives held  hearings on the January 6th attempt to subvert the credentialing of the November ...
Read More

Our candidate for Town Council – Robin L. Long: Why I am Running for Town Council

We in Southampton are at a crossroads.  I have seen this crossroads coming for years but its advent has been ...
Read More