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Our Members’ Commentary, Activities, and Opinions At Large.

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 stuff is crucial, not only to our environment but to ...
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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, with clean air and water, free from pollution. We wanted ...
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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 COVID, we honored Joy Flynn’s long years of service as ...
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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 we must make to you on every one of them: ...
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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 many and that is the plan to deliver workforce housing ...
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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 in Virginia. Where we go to college often takes us ...
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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 policy decisions. You would hear Obama speak on the lies ...
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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 biggest.  If you don’t vote here, you’re not protecting it.  ...
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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 that right now, there is no other issue as important ...
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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 Fox News on the right, and CNN and MSNBC on ...
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 Chair and candidate this year for Town Council. If you ...
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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 new era, the prospects are prime for Democrats to advance ...
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 for all. Barbara Wilson was found guilty by a State ...
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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 live around the corner from us.  They’re Democrats, registered to ...
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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 the Smithtown Board of Education race and how three Trumpster ...
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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 for The Town of Southampton. You have to be a ...
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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 Barbara Wilson can’t stop making baseless accusations.  It’s on record ...
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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 meant a lot for a few reasons: We had worked ...
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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 his dedication to public service make him well suited to ...
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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 Transportation & Traffic Safety for The Town of Southampton for ...
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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 CHOICES. Why are we even talking about a Town Judge ...
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) I chose light pollution as my cause célèbre 12 years ...
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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 election. Some of us have called it an” insurrection,” the ...
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 sped up dramatically by the pandemic.  The direction we take ...
Read More

From the Desk of Denise Merchant: The Politics of it all…

With all of the wonderful, shocking, unjust or entertaining things that are quickly happening in the news these days, it is the perfect time to begin to think about… dare ...
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 stuff is crucial, not only to our environment but to ...
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, with clean air and water, free from pollution. We wanted ...
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 COVID, we honored Joy Flynn’s long years of service as ...
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 we must make to you on every one of them: ...
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 many and that is the plan to deliver workforce housing ...
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 in Virginia. Where we go to college often takes us ...
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 policy decisions. You would hear Obama speak on the lies ...
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 biggest.  If you don’t vote here, you’re not protecting it.  ...
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 that right now, there is no other issue as important ...
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 Fox News on the right, and CNN and MSNBC on ...
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 Chair and candidate this year for Town Council. If you ...
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 new era, the prospects are prime for Democrats to advance ...
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 for all. Barbara Wilson was found guilty by a State ...
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 live around the corner from us.  They’re Democrats, registered to ...
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 the Smithtown Board of Education race and how three Trumpster ...
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 for The Town of Southampton. You have to be a ...
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 Barbara Wilson can’t stop making baseless accusations.  It’s on record ...
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 meant a lot for a few reasons: We had worked ...
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 his dedication to public service make him well suited to ...
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 Transportation & Traffic Safety for The Town of Southampton for ...
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 CHOICES. Why are we even talking about a Town Judge ...
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) I chose light pollution as my cause célèbre 12 years ...
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 election. Some of us have called it an” insurrection,” the ...
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 sped up dramatically by the pandemic.  The direction we take ...
Read More

From the Desk of Denise Merchant: The Politics of it all…

With all of the wonderful, shocking, unjust or entertaining things that are quickly happening in the news these days, it is the perfect time to begin to think about… dare ...
Read More