Voices

Our Members’ Commentary, Activities, and Opinions At Large

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 ...
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The Resistance & Me: Smithtown BOE Election in the News

When I wrote about the contentious Smithtown Board of Education (BOE) election in my last blog post, there was almost ...
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From the Desk of Andi Klausner: Hate Crimes Rise

Suffolk County launches Hate Crimes Task Force to aid in investigations and prosecutions. According to statistics released by the FBI ...
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Our Candidate for Southampton Town Trustee – Ann Welker: SOARING thru COVID

Southampton Town Trustees back SOAR – Supporting Oyster and Aquaculture Restoration. “The fact that 80% of the seafood in this ...
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The Resistance & Me: Race, Police, Education and Lies – The New Right-Wing Culture War

This is the story of how our inability to confront our racist history is fueling a right-wing misinformation campaign against ...
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From the Desk of John Bouvier: Southampton’s Energy Future is Bright

Southampton’s Energy Future is Bright - Energy initiatives for a Sustainable Southampton The Town of Southampton is the first municipality ...
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From the Desk of Mike Anthony: Police Reform – Southampton Democrats are the “Gold Star”

Is it possible to accomplish police reform satisfactory to all stakeholders? Thanks to the leadership of Jay Schneiderman and the ...
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SouthamptonPress: East Vs. West

There seems to be a great deal of momentum building behind the movement to close East Hampton Airport. Without commenting ...
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Our Candidate for SH Highway Superintendent – Tom Neely: No One Listened to Dan

I’m Tom Neely and I’m running for Southampton Town Highway Superintendent. Many years ago, Dan Rattiner of Dan’s Papers wrote ...
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Our Candidate for Town Trustee – Will Peckham: Wading Right In

My name is Will Peckham and I’m running for Town Trustee to protect and enhance our local Blue Infrastructure.  Building ...
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The Resistance & Me: Governor Zeldin?

I have learned a great deal about Lee Zeldin over the last few years. While my journey as an activist ...
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From the Desk of George Lynch: There’s More Than One Way To Skin A Crow

WE HAVE A RANGE OF CHOICES FOR DEALING WITH THE FILIBUSTER.  WHY DOESN’T JOE MANCHIN GET THIS? “A relic of ...
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From the Desk of Dick Sheehan: Is It True?

Is it true ? Truth is that which is true in accordance with facts or reality. Trust on the other ...
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RiverheadLocal: Where was Zeldin’s outrage all along?

It is interesting to watch Congressman Lee Zeldin call out Andrew Cuomo, to seek Cuomo’s resignation and to subsequently pursue ...
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The Resistance & Me: Lessons from a Vaccine Appointment Volunteer

Ever since I scheduled COVID vaccine appointments for my family in January, I have been worrying about people who need ...
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From the Desk of George Lynch: Local Matters Matter

We’re The Southampton Democrats And We’ll Tell You Things You Won’t Hear Anywhere Else. Like what?  Like Local Matters.  That’s ...
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SouthamptonPress: Zeldin And MTG

As the old saying goes: “Ignorance is bliss.” Marjorie Taylor Greene, or “MTG,” says American dollars should not go to ...
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The Resistance & Me: Grania Brolin- One of a Kind

On January 20th, the Southampton Town Democratic Committee (SHDems) and the JP Spata Southampton Democratic Club created a virtual Gala ...
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PeconicLandTrust Blog: Getting to Know West Robins Oyster Co.

In 2017, the Trust began administering a cost-share grant program on behalf of New York State Department of Agriculture and ...
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From the Desk of Robin L. Long: Heal by Remembrance, Heal by Action, Heal by Hope

Heal by Remembrance, Heal by Action, Heal by Hope. The spineless and cowardly Republicans who aided and abetted our twice ...
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SouthamptonPress: The Real Harm

Your recent story on Alex Gregor’s graceless exit from our political scene [“Without A Clear Party Line To Run On, ...
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SouthamptonPress: Zeldin Fails Again

Our 1st District U.S. representative, Lee Zeldin, fails again. On February 4, 11 Republican members of the House of Representatives ...
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SouthamptonPress: In A Small Town

It has just now been my privilege to have one of those great community experiences that we sometimes have in ...
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SouthamptonPress: An Easy One

Sometimes there’s a question so simple that it doesn’t take a lot of work to get to the answer. As ...
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The Resistance & Me: Mike Anthony – True Blue Democrat

This week's blog is a fascinating conversation with a Democratic Party powerhouse who is retiring.  "Whereas last week I focused ...
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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 ...
Read More

The Resistance & Me: Smithtown BOE Election in the News

When I wrote about the contentious Smithtown Board of Education (BOE) election in my last blog post, there was almost ...
Read More

From the Desk of Andi Klausner: Hate Crimes Rise

Suffolk County launches Hate Crimes Task Force to aid in investigations and prosecutions. According to statistics released by the FBI ...
Read More

Our Candidate for Southampton Town Trustee – Ann Welker: SOARING thru COVID

Southampton Town Trustees back SOAR – Supporting Oyster and Aquaculture Restoration. “The fact that 80% of the seafood in this ...
Read More

The Resistance & Me: Race, Police, Education and Lies – The New Right-Wing Culture War

This is the story of how our inability to confront our racist history is fueling a right-wing misinformation campaign against ...
Read More

From the Desk of John Bouvier: Southampton’s Energy Future is Bright

Southampton’s Energy Future is Bright - Energy initiatives for a Sustainable Southampton The Town of Southampton is the first municipality ...
Read More

From the Desk of Mike Anthony: Police Reform – Southampton Democrats are the “Gold Star”

Is it possible to accomplish police reform satisfactory to all stakeholders? Thanks to the leadership of Jay Schneiderman and the ...
Read More

SouthamptonPress: East Vs. West

There seems to be a great deal of momentum building behind the movement to close East Hampton Airport. Without commenting ...
Read More

Our Candidate for SH Highway Superintendent – Tom Neely: No One Listened to Dan

I’m Tom Neely and I’m running for Southampton Town Highway Superintendent. Many years ago, Dan Rattiner of Dan’s Papers wrote ...
Read More

Our Candidate for Town Trustee – Will Peckham: Wading Right In

My name is Will Peckham and I’m running for Town Trustee to protect and enhance our local Blue Infrastructure.  Building ...
Read More

The Resistance & Me: Governor Zeldin?

I have learned a great deal about Lee Zeldin over the last few years. While my journey as an activist ...
Read More

From the Desk of George Lynch: There’s More Than One Way To Skin A Crow

WE HAVE A RANGE OF CHOICES FOR DEALING WITH THE FILIBUSTER.  WHY DOESN’T JOE MANCHIN GET THIS? “A relic of ...
Read More

From the Desk of Dick Sheehan: Is It True?

Is it true ? Truth is that which is true in accordance with facts or reality. Trust on the other ...
Read More

RiverheadLocal: Where was Zeldin’s outrage all along?

It is interesting to watch Congressman Lee Zeldin call out Andrew Cuomo, to seek Cuomo’s resignation and to subsequently pursue ...
Read More

The Resistance & Me: Lessons from a Vaccine Appointment Volunteer

Ever since I scheduled COVID vaccine appointments for my family in January, I have been worrying about people who need ...
Read More

From the Desk of George Lynch: Local Matters Matter

We’re The Southampton Democrats And We’ll Tell You Things You Won’t Hear Anywhere Else. Like what?  Like Local Matters.  That’s ...
Read More

SouthamptonPress: Zeldin And MTG

As the old saying goes: “Ignorance is bliss.” Marjorie Taylor Greene, or “MTG,” says American dollars should not go to ...
Read More

The Resistance & Me: Grania Brolin- One of a Kind

On January 20th, the Southampton Town Democratic Committee (SHDems) and the JP Spata Southampton Democratic Club created a virtual Gala ...
Read More

PeconicLandTrust Blog: Getting to Know West Robins Oyster Co.

In 2017, the Trust began administering a cost-share grant program on behalf of New York State Department of Agriculture and ...
Read More

From the Desk of Robin L. Long: Heal by Remembrance, Heal by Action, Heal by Hope

Heal by Remembrance, Heal by Action, Heal by Hope. The spineless and cowardly Republicans who aided and abetted our twice ...
Read More

SouthamptonPress: The Real Harm

Your recent story on Alex Gregor’s graceless exit from our political scene [“Without A Clear Party Line To Run On, ...
Read More

SouthamptonPress: Zeldin Fails Again

Our 1st District U.S. representative, Lee Zeldin, fails again. On February 4, 11 Republican members of the House of Representatives ...
Read More

SouthamptonPress: In A Small Town

It has just now been my privilege to have one of those great community experiences that we sometimes have in ...
Read More

SouthamptonPress: An Easy One

Sometimes there’s a question so simple that it doesn’t take a lot of work to get to the answer. As ...
Read More

The Resistance & Me: Mike Anthony – True Blue Democrat

This week's blog is a fascinating conversation with a Democratic Party powerhouse who is retiring.  "Whereas last week I focused ...
Read More