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Zeldin Easily Defeats Bishop in 1st District Congressional Race

Posted on 04 November 2014

With a jubilant crowd cheering and chanting, “Lee! Lee! Lee!,” State Senator Lee Zeldin claimed victory Tuesday night in the 1st Congressional District, where he handily defeated six-term Democratic U.S. Representative Tim Bishop.

Although many projected a tight race that might take days, or even weeks to resolve, the contest was over early, with Mr. Zeldin’s lead steadily growing to 55 percent of the vote to Mr. Bishop’s 45 percent by night’s end. According to unofficial results from the Suffolk County Board of Elections, Mr. Zeldin received 89,564 votes to Mr. Bishop’s 73,860 votes.

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Voters Go to the Polls Tuesday

Posted on 04 November 2014

Although certain book tours and photo opportunities might suggest otherwise, the presidential election is still two whole years away. But this Tuesday, November 4, East Enders will have the opportunity to vote for several elected offices during the midterm elections.

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Where to Vote In and Around Sag Harbor

Posted on 04 November 2014

There are several different polling places for residents in the Bridgehampton and Sag Harbor Area, all of which will be open from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Tuesday, November 4.

Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya to Read Wednesday at Writers Speak at Stony Brook-Southampton

Posted on 03 November 2014

The March 19th bombing of Baghdad was a night of “shock and awe” that illuminated TV screens across America in 2003, but novelist Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya hopes to educate those at his reading at Stony Brook-Southampton next Wednesday how it truly feels to be the citizen of a city under siege. Mr. Roy-Bhattacharya, whose novel “The Watch” was named one of Publishers Weekly’s “Ten Best Contemporary War Novels” last year, first began writing fiction after witnessing the Velvet Revolutions and took time to speak with The Express for this week in a Q & A:

East Hampton Police To Step Up Monitoring of Sexual Offenders During Halloween

Posted on 31 October 2014

East Hampton Town Police said on Friday that they had prioritized the monitoring of sexual offenders living in town, beginning Thursday night and continuing through Halloween.

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Court Appearance for Springs Man Facing Weapons Charges

Posted on 30 October 2014

Springs resident Valon Shoshi, who was the subject of a manhunt by East Hampton Town Police on October 3 after he allegedly fired several shotgun blasts in his Gardiner Avenue home before leaving in his car with the weapon, was back in East Hampton Town Justice Court on Thursday, October 30.

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Sag Harbor’s Eighth Graders Host Book Drive to Aid Middle School Affected by Hurricane Katrina

Posted on 29 October 2014

When Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in August 2005, it looked like the flooded Theodore Roosevelt Middle School in Kenner, Louisiana, would close its doors forever. Nine years later, the school has a brand new building, but its desks, bookshelves and supply cabinets remain empty.

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Ferry Road Developers Back with Smaller Condo Plan

Posted on 29 October 2014

East End Ventures, LLC, the development firm that has tilted with Sag Harbor Village for years over its efforts to build waterfront condominiums behind the 7-Eleven convenience store and next to the Lance Cpl. Jordan Haerter Veterans Memorial Bridge, is back with a new plan.

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Bridgehampton Teachers Urge School Board to Move Forward with Contract

Posted on 29 October 2014

Twenty Bridgehampton School teachers showed up at the district’s Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, October 22, to prompt administrators to move forward with their contract negotiations.

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ARB Takes Dim View of Renovation Plan for Historic House

Posted on 29 October 2014

A plan to renovate and expand the historic Captain David Hand House at 42 Church Street ran into a brick wall when it was presented for the first time to the Sag Harbor Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review on Monday, October 27.

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