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

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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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 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

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