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  •     And so I’ve entered the height of the autumnal fray, and while I’m left pining for the proverbial hallmarks of fall — those telltale tumbling leaves in sharp shocks of red and yellow, which seem to have been stunted by the sea-strewn air — I am still consumed by the gust of nostalgia that finds me every year about this time. It finds that tender spot on my neck and I collapse my ear to my shoulder, pinching its warm muzzle. It finds the gap between my shirt and my pants and with a yelp things are tucked in and pulled up, but to no avail.

  • The Italian poet Antonio Porchia once wrote, “Following straight lines shortens distances, and also life.”
  • The candidates for East Hampton Town Supervisor met at The East Hampton Star last Thursday to discuss their platforms
  • In the final days leading up to the election, the East Hampton Town Republican Committee and its top candidates had more than three times the amount to spend as the East Hampton Democrats
  • East Hampton Town Democrats have called upon the Town Ethics Committee to investigate Len Bernard, the town’s budget officer, charging that he has engaged in political campaigning from his Town Hall office, using his phone, computer, and taxpayers’ time to conduct political business.
  • Concerned citizens and members of the Quiet Skies Coalition gathered at LTV Studios on Oct. 26 to hear from a panel led by Sheila Jones, an attorney specializing in environmental litigation.
  • Republicans make campaign fodder of a Sept. 30 letter from the Office of the State Comptroller.
  • Stephen Grossman is taking on Republican incumbent East Hampton Town Justice, Lisa R. Rana, running on the Democratic party line, and offering a decidedly different vision of how the court system should be structured.
  •     Political candidates all across the board appeared on Monday at Ashawagh Hall under the auspices of the Springs Citizens Advisory Committee. They discussed their backgrounds and platforms, but dealt with a series of Springs-centric questions as well.

  •     This election year, Bill Mott is trying to ascend the political ladder he’s been poised on for a long time.
        A 28-year volunteer fireman with the Bridgehampton Fire Department, Mr. Mott has served for 12 years as an East Hampton Town trustee and made a go at the Republican nomination for town board once before.
        He was drawn into local government 14 years ago by the late Jim McCaffrey, a town trustee who became his “political stepping stone.”