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  • Steve Bellone, the Democratic town supervisor of Babylon, formally entered the race for county executive yesterday at a rally in his hometown, making him that party’s de facto nominee and setting him on a collision course with...
  • Two more reports issued this week confirmed the decline in East End real estate sales in the first quarter of this year compared to the first quarter of last, though again this may speak more to the high returns spurred by last year’s tax incentives for home buyers than to the state of...
  • The 2011-12 budget adopted by the Sagaponack Village Board of Trustees on Monday calls for both a total spending increase, from $556,858 to $563,180, and a tax-rate decrease, from 8.17 cents per $1,000 of assessed income to 6.7 cents.
  • Suffolk County Treasurer Angie Carpenter, a Republican, formally entered the race for county executive March 30, styling herself a more “inclusive” and “less combative” alternative to the retiring incumbent, Steve Levy, also of the G.O.P. She said the economy would be her top priority...
  • In the mid-1980s, John T. Barham told his longtime partner, Dick Auer, that he had bought property on Highland Terrace in Bridgehampton, where he wanted to plant a ...
  • Real estate endured a significant drop-off on the East End in the first quarter of 2011, compared to the same period last year, data from two sources show.
  • Speaking at Guild Hall on Saturday, Peter Orszag, President Obama's former budget director, said Americans should expect a fight over the national debt much like that for the Troubled Asset Relief Program.
  • Citizens frustrated with government spending, taxes, and debt rallied in front of East Hampton Town Hall on Friday, celebrating the traditional tax day with a Tea Party protest, one of many across the country.
  • Somewhat like October, April finds the East End in transition. The madness of the summer — and the crowd it brings — is not yet here, but with the warmer weather and brighter days, one knows it looms, lurking somewhere around the next corner.
  • Most of the worst cuts that Representative Tim Bishop had feared from a continuing resolution to fund the federal government through September did not come to pass in a deal struck late Friday night ...