Bridget Fleming’s victory on Election Day felt “overwhelming,” the South Fork’s newly elected Suffolk County legislator said yesterday, after about 60 percent of the ballots were counted in her favor.
Jay Schneiderman, who previously served as East Hampton Town supervisor and has since reached the term limit in the Suffolk Legislature, will serve in Southampton Town come January.
Whether to allow new dredging at the slips in an East Lake Drive marina on Lake Montauk was debated at an East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals last week.
Jay Schneiderman, an outgoing Suffolk County Legislator and a former East Hampton Town supervisor, will be the next Southampton Town Supervisor.
East Hampton Democrats' strong showing in the Tuesday election carried over to the town trustees contest.
Even as early results trickled in on Tuesday night, Larry Cantwell, the Democratic incumbent East Hampton Town supervisor, called it "an overwhelming victory for all of us," including incumbents Peter Van Scoyoc and Sylvia Overby.
Bridget Fleming received nearly 60 percent of the vote over political newcomer Amos Goodman.
In Tuesday’s election in East Hampton, two first-time candidates and one with a long involvement in local politics are challenging three Democratic incumbents for the town supervisor and town board seats.
Frustrated East Hampton Town union employees, who have been working without a contract since the beginning of the year, took to the street in front of Town Hall for several hours Monday afternoon after negotiations last week failed to result in an...