Government

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.
East Hampton Village Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. has conveyed his strong support for legislation that would make so-called “bump" rifle stocks illegal in New York State.
Steven Sheades, a detective in the East Hampton Village Police Department, was promoted to sergeant on Friday, the village board marking the promotion in a brief ceremony at its regular meeting.
The Suffolk Legislature is to decide on the methods used by the Department of Public Works to reduce the number of mosquitoes in Accabonac Harbor and elsewhere.
The East Hampton Town Trustees’ harbor management committee is interested in the cost to Long Island ratepayers if a proposed offshore wind farm is built.
East Hampton taxpayers will be able to force a vote on accepting money from the Federal Aviation Administration, which imposes rules on how airports, such as East Hampton's, must function as a condition of funding.
Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman has filed paperwork to switch his political registration to Democratic. The change will not take effect until after the Nov. 7 election, in which he hopes to be re-elected on the Independence and Democratic lines.
A League of Women Voters candidates’ debate in East Hampton on Monday night touched on a host of issues about the town’s most pressing needs and underscored the differences between Democratic and Republican candidates for town supervisor and for two seats on the town board.