Government

An anonymous limited-liability company backed by wealthy homeowners who take helicopters to and from East Hampton has contributed half of all money raised by Republicans in their bid to gain control of Town Hall.
Shall there be a convention to revise the Constitution and amend the same? This is the first of three questions that will be put to New York State voters on Tuesday, appearing on the flip side of the election ballots.
Tuesday may be an off-year Election Day as far as national and New York State elections are concerned, but for Long Island’s townships the stakes are high.
Jay Schneiderman is hoping for a second term as Southampton Town supervisor, saying there is a long list of his accomplishments, while Ray Overton, who was tapped by the Southampton Town Republican Committee to run for the top spot, is pointing to infrastructure quality and spending.
The Farrell Building Company’s plan to build an eight-bedroom, 4,627-square-foot house in the middle of Ditch Plain, a Montauk neighborhood known for its small lots and modest homes, has two neighbors seeing red.
Tests of water from Wainscott residents’ wells for the presence of two toxic compounds linked to health problems continued this week under the auspices of the county and state Health Departments.
Although East Hampton Town Planning Board opinion was divided, it appeared likely that AT&T will not be able to install antennas on the wind turbine on Iacono Farm on Long Lane.
Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. announced that he supports Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s move to file a notice of intent to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for violating the federal Clean Air Act by failing to curb ground-level ozone (or smog) pollution that blows into New York from upwind states.
In addition to the supervisor’s race, Southampton voters are contemplating other contests, with two seats open on the town board and two incumbents hoping to hang on to their positions.
The East Hampton Town Democratic Committee will host a campaign rally with food, live music, and drinks on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the East Hampton Neighborhood House on Three Mile Harbor Road.
Lawrence M. Zacarese, an assistant chief of the Stony Brook University police, and Errol Toulon Jr., a former New York City deputy corrections commissioner, are vying for the position in what has shaped up to be one of the most lively county races of the year.
Manny Vilar is a first sergeant with the New York State Parks police and president of Police Benevolent Association of New York State. He is running for East Hampton Town supervisor, his first try at an elected office.
Timothy Sini, the Democratic, Conservative, Working Families, and Independence candidate, and Ray Perini, who will appear on the Republican and Reform Party lines, each hope to be elected to replace Suffolk District Attorney Thomas Spota.