Politics

The time has arrived for Southampton Town voters to select a new member of the town board, and make it whole again after the abrupt departure of Brad Bender, who resigned amid drug charges in late November.
With the special election for South­ampton Town Board less than two weeks away, voters will have a chance to learn more about where the candidates stand on important issues come Saturday.
As East Hampton Town’s re-elected supervisor and town board members prepare to be sworn in next week for new terms, the book is mostly closed on the 2015 election season here — the most expensive one in the town’s history.
The first of the campaign materials have been mailed as the candidates gear up for the special Southampton Town election next month to find a replacement for Brad Bender, a councilman who resigned amid drug charges. 
In a fast turnaround, the two major parties have selected candidates for the upcoming special election in the Town of Southampton to fill the vacancy left by Brad Bender, who resigned late last month after pleading guilty to a drug-related charge.
An unofficial recount of the votes for East Hampton Town trustee, including absentee ballots, has shifted that body's expected majority even more in the Democrats' favor, from the 5-4 expected on election night, to 6-3.
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, 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.
Seven of the nine East Hampton Town Trustees are seeking re-election for additional two-year terms. They include the Republicans Diane McNally, Tim Bock, Sean McCaffrey, and Nat Miller, and the Democrats Deborah Klughers, Brian Byrnes, and Bill...
A 12-year member of the town board who served as its liaison to the trustees and a 10-year veteran of the planning board, Pat Mansir, a Democratic candidate who lives in East Hampton, is making a third run for trustee.