Category Archives: East Hampton

Early Voting

I can’t wait. Voting in NY State and Suffolk county starts on October 24th, a little over 1 month from now! In contrast to absentee ballots and voting by mail, there seems less risk of your vote not being counted … Continue reading

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Zeldin’s Blind Allegiance to Trump

Appeared as Letter to the Editor in The East Hampton Star Shocking Indifference East Hampton June 29, 2020 Dear David, Five months after Covid-19 was first diagnosed in the U.S. and 125,000 deaths later, the Trump administration still has no … Continue reading

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Lee Zeldin’s Record

No matter where you live — Montauk or Manorville, Smithtown or Shirley, Patchogue or Port Jefferson — we all want our communities to thrive. To do that, we need a representative who puts our needs first: safe drinking water and … Continue reading

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Recipe for Fundamental Social Change (from Judith Hope)

Everybody is missing the key element of this challenge.  Fundamental social change will not happen at the national level. (Although courageous and coherent national leadership would be really helpful.). It must come from the grassroots up. It must begin in … Continue reading

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Protesting the Callous Murder of George Floyd right here in Bridgehampton

PLEASE READ THIS MESSAGE IN ITS ENTIRETY We are moved to action after the vicious and callous murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. We stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters all over the country who demand an … Continue reading

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COVID-19 in Suffolk County

Patch.com just published the latest local figures for Suffolk County as of yesterday and they were obtained from the official  county site here: conf. cases deaths population 2017 cases per 1000 people * Islip: 395 333700 1.183697932 Huntington: 358 203276 … Continue reading

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Hospital Beds Will Run Out

This is a great tool to check the future availability of hospital beds in your area. On Eastern Long Island we will nearly certainly run out:   Infections are supposed to peak by early May which puts us in the … Continue reading

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COVID-19 is here!

We now have a confirmed case admitted at Southampton Hospital.  It is time to reassess.   Although there is but a single patient confirmed on the South Fork of Long Island, suspicion is running high. (update 3/11: 6 cases in Suffolk … Continue reading

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How Solar-friendly is your town on Long Island?

Great resource:  Long Island Solar Report Card 2019.  An in-depth evaluation of 19 municipalities and solar policies on Long Island.  Municipal regulations to promote vs. discourage solar panels!  Interesting.  I did not know how different the rules are from one … Continue reading

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“Deep Canvassing” and the Lessons Political Campaigns Can Learn From It

Submitted to this blog by Arthur Schiff. By Gabby Weiss, November 22, 2019 Deep Canvassing has grown in popularity as an organizing tool in the past few years, but while most people have heard of it, many are still unsure … Continue reading

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Bravo East Hampton Star!

Reprinted verbatim from: https://www.easthamptonstar.com/20191010/shrinking-congressman This is gutsy. And overdue. Shrinking Congressman By Star Staff October 10, 2019 Here we go again. Representative Lee Zeldin is out front in his support of President Trump, dismissing as phony a serious impeachment inquiry … Continue reading

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Those Bothersome Facts

In the age of “alternative facts”, Breitbart and Fox faux news, we can all make an effort to point out BS when we recognize it!  Bravo Nigel, an R&R regular, for his Letter to the Editor of the East Hampton … Continue reading

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Paul Giardina: proud Zeldin fan

Letter published in the East Hampton Star, Nov 2nd, by one of our R&R regulars (just to remind us of the record):   Zeldin’s Record   According to his Feb. 13 letter to the East Hampton Star, Paul Giardina is … Continue reading

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The Party of Trump

Screen shot of the Facebook page of Manny Vilar (before he “cleaned it up”) – he is running to be Supervisor of East Hampton…   Letter to the Editor, East Hampton Star, Nov 2nd 2017 While walking our roads I … Continue reading

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Participate in Our Democracy

Tuesday November 7th is Election Day. Please go out and vote! In East Hampton, we will be voting for Town Supervisor, Town Board, Town Trustees and county wide offices including Suffolk County District Attorney and Suffolk County Legislator. If you … Continue reading

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Let’s Vote

Letter to the Editor in the East Hampton Star  Oct. 26, 2017 “Self-Defeating” With two weeks to go, anecdotal evidence suggests that many potential voters in our region: 1. don’t know much, if anything, about individual candidates; 2. are unaware … Continue reading

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Fight for Funding of Tick-borne Diseases

Published in the EH Star 8/3/2017 Dear Editor, To anyone living on the East End it is apparent that tick-borne diseases are a health crisis. We need the federal government to provide funding on both the local and national level … Continue reading

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As The World Burns

Published in the June 8 edition of The Long Island Advance To the Editor of the Long Island Advance: As residents of a coastal island, living all but surrounded by water, we might expect that our Congressman, Lee Zeldin, would … Continue reading

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Schizophrenia in the East Hampton GOP

Published in The East End Beacon, June 8, 2017 To the Editor:   Reg Cornelia’s recent outbursts lay bare the schizophrenia afflicting the East Hampton GOP. Most recently, on behalf of the EH GOP, he viciously and misleadingly denounced the … Continue reading

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Zeldin Slams The East Hampton Star

Representative Lee Zeldin appears to be following Trump’s lead by disparaging news outlets that criticize him. http://easthamptonstar.com/Letters-Editor/2017420/Letters-Editor-042017 Journalistic Standards Wainscott April 17, 2017 Dear David, On a recent WLNG call-in radio show, Congressman Lee Zeldin responded to a caller as follows: … Continue reading

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