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

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 no news coverage of the race at that time. Given ...
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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 last year, hate crimes in the US have risen to ...
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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 country was consumed in restaurants pre-COVID meant that everybody took ...
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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 our schools, resulting in contentious, partisan school board elections in ...
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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 in the LIPA service area to launch a Community Choice ...
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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 Democratic Town Board it appears that, in Southampton, it can ...
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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 on the merits of that issue, I am concerned that ...
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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 one of his memorable tongue in cheek articles about living ...
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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 on past work, the Board of Trustees can employ an ...
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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 began in response to Hillary losing the presidential race in ...
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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 Jim Crow” is what President Obama called the filibuster, referring ...
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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 hand, is a firm belief in the character, strength, or ...
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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 the opportunity to run against the embattled governor of our ...
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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 the vaccine but are not getting it, because they do ...
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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 who we are, that’s what we do.  And Local Matters ...
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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 foreign countries like Guam. Actually, Guam has been a part ...
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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 for Democrats everywhere to come together and celebrate the Biden-Harris ...
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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 Markets (NYSDAM). The program supports farmers through capital improvement grants ...
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 impeached FORMER President now speak of healing.  However, healing without ...
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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, Alex Gregor Will Not Seek Another Term As Southampton Highway ...
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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 joined all the Democratic members of the House in voting ...
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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 a small town: My wife and I had our first ...
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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 a retired lawyer no longer getting paid for my thoughts, ...
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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 on the insurrection and the complicity of Congressman Lee Zeldin, ...
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TheEastHamptonStar: Harris a First Among Firsts

Perhaps the most remarkable thing about Kamala Harris becoming the first woman vice president in United States history is that it does not feel all that remarkable that a woman ...
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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 no news coverage of the race at that time. Given ...
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 last year, hate crimes in the US have risen to ...
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 country was consumed in restaurants pre-COVID meant that everybody took ...
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 our schools, resulting in contentious, partisan school board elections in ...
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 in the LIPA service area to launch a Community Choice ...
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 Democratic Town Board it appears that, in Southampton, it can ...
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 on the merits of that issue, I am concerned that ...
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 one of his memorable tongue in cheek articles about living ...
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 on past work, the Board of Trustees can employ an ...
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 began in response to Hillary losing the presidential race in ...
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 Jim Crow” is what President Obama called the filibuster, referring ...
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 hand, is a firm belief in the character, strength, or ...
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 the opportunity to run against the embattled governor of our ...
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 the vaccine but are not getting it, because they do ...
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 who we are, that’s what we do.  And Local Matters ...
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 foreign countries like Guam. Actually, Guam has been a part ...
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 for Democrats everywhere to come together and celebrate the Biden-Harris ...
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 Markets (NYSDAM). The program supports farmers through capital improvement grants ...
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 impeached FORMER President now speak of healing.  However, healing without ...
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, Alex Gregor Will Not Seek Another Term As Southampton Highway ...
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 joined all the Democratic members of the House in voting ...
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 a small town: My wife and I had our first ...
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 a retired lawyer no longer getting paid for my thoughts, ...
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 on the insurrection and the complicity of Congressman Lee Zeldin, ...
Read More

TheEastHamptonStar: Harris a First Among Firsts

Perhaps the most remarkable thing about Kamala Harris becoming the first woman vice president in United States history is that it does not feel all that remarkable that a woman ...
Read More
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