Recent Stories: Zachary Cohen

Joanne Pilgrim
September 22, 2011

(October 14, 2010) At a hearing last Thursday on a proposal to eliminate roadside leaf pickup by the East Hampton Town Highway Department this fall, a majority of speakers were against dropping the service, which many said was an essential, and expected, service for their tax dollars. Other comments focused on the ecological benefits of leaf composting as well as its feasibility.

Catherine Tandy
September 22, 2011
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The Civil Services Employees Association has announced its endorsement of several Democratic candidates including Zach Cohen for East Hampton Town supervisor and Sylvia Overby and Peter Van Scoyoc for town board, but also for the Republican candidate for highway superintendent, Stephen Lynch.

Joanne Pilgrim
September 15, 2011

(June 10, 2010) While concern about how East Hampton Town has used the millions that have flowed into its community preservation fund over the last decade — a dedicated fund earmarked only for land and historic preservation — has focused largely on the years in which former Supervisor Bill McGintee was in charge, when misuse of the fund resulted in charges against Mr.

September 15, 2011

Springs
March 2, 2009
Dear David,
I preface this letter with an apology that it is long and somewhat technical. But the spread of knowledge through newspapers may be the only way left to initiate action in East Hampton.

September 15, 2011

East Hampton
February 16 2009
Dear David,
    I sat in the audience of the budget advisory committee s meeting of Feb. 9. I had the advantage of having already studied most of the issues as well as the actual budget numbers last autumn, and I am able to report the following important conclusions.

September 15, 2011

Springs
November 29, 2010
Dear David,
There has been a flurry of editorials, articles, and letters on the issue of “walk-on” resolutions. Most discussions have been concerned with the problems these resolutions cause board members. But one problem that has not been sufficiently stressed is that the public has a right to know the actions that are being considered by the town board.

Joanne Pilgrim
September 15, 2011

(04/29/2010) A paintball tournament scheduled for Saturday at an East Hampton Town nature preserve has been canceled, but not before causing consternation and questions about whether such an activity is allowed on preserves and why its environmental impact had not been fully considered. The tournament, which was to have been a charity fund-raiser, was organized by the East Hampton Village Police Benevolent Association.

Joanne Pilgrim
September 15, 2011

(Aug. 26, 2010) Before the East Hampton Town Board moves ahead with impending employee layoffs, some of which are expected to be unavoidable as part of a response to an approximately $31 million budget deficit, town employees will have an opportunity to join a state retirement incentive program, which was approved by the board at a meeting last Thursday.

Joanne Pilgrim
September 15, 2011

(November 18, 2010) The town board will vote tonight on the adoption of a 2011 East Hampton Town budget that trims spending by $8 million and would provide a tax cut of 17 percent for most town residents, and of 20 percent for residents of East Hampton or Sag Harbor Villages.

The close to $64 million budget would set property tax rates at $26.55 per $100 of assessed value, or $12.21 per $100 for village residents.

Alex De Havenon
July 21, 2011
Zachary Cohen has been replaced by Bill Wilkinson as the Independence Party candidate for East Hampton Town supervisor.

    In a move the chairwoman of its local chapter, Elaine Jones, characterized as a “back room deal,” Zachary Cohen has been replaced by Bill Wilkinson as the Independence Party candidate for East Hampton Town supervisor. “I am so upset,” she said Monday. “I was lied to. We are checking in with the board of elections.”

Alex De Havenon
June 23, 2011
If elected, Zach Cohen, who is running on the Democratic ticket for East Hampton Town supervisor, would add a comptroller and administrative officer to town government.