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Thu., Jun. 18, 2015
Westhampton Election Marred by Stonewalling
By Jack ODwyer
 

westhampton beachNearly 500 residents of Westhampton Beach will go to the polls tomorrow but they will have to base their decisions on a woeful lack of info on candidates and their stands.

Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Jun. 17, 2015
Westhampton Vote Imperils Eruvim Religious Boundaries
By Jack ODwyer
 

rubioA national focus will be on the Westhampton Beach election Friday when two candidates who oppose erection of an eruv Jewish religious boundary seek to join the board of trustees. NYT is AWOL on this story.

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Fri., Jun. 12, 2015
'Voice of Apollo' Dies at 84
By Kevin McCauley
 

jack kingJack King, who was NASA's public affairs chief and voice of the Apollo moon shots, died June 11 at a hospice near the Kennedy Space Center.  He was 84.

 
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Fri., Jun. 12, 2015
Eruvim Jewish Boundaries Now Visible, Says Prof
By Jack ODwyer
 

eruvProf. Charlotte Fonrobert of Stanford University says the fact that maps of eruvim Jewish boundaries are now online cancels claims of their being “nearly invisible” and “unobtrusive,” as noted in legal decisions.

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Mon., Jun. 8, 2015
APCO Serves PR for Nestle in India Noodle Crisis
By Greg Hazley
 
maggi noodlesNestle has enlisted APCO Worldwide amid fallout from a nationwide recall in India of its Maggi Noodles because of lead contamination.
Category: Public Affairs
Sun., Jun. 7, 2015
Hamptons Rabbi Schneier Reportedly Expelled from Council
By Jack ODwyer
 

marc schneierJewish media reported June 5 that Rabbi Marc Schneier of the Hampton Synagogue has been expelled from the Rabbinical Council of America because of alleged adultery. He said he has not been so informed.

 
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Fri., Jun. 5, 2015
PR Pro to Helm Depression Group
By Kevin McCauley
 
marlin collingwoodMarlin Collingwood, a veteran of Mullen, Bell Pottinger USA, Rubenstein PR and Capitol Hill, is the new executive director of the Families for Depression Awareness organization.
Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Jun. 5, 2015
Westhampton Mayor Moore Stonewalls on Eruv Questions
By Jack ODwyer
 

whbWesthampton Beach Mayor Maria Moore last night refused to take questions on the eruv Jewish religious boundary proposed for WHB, saying village lawyers have advised her to be silent about it.

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Thu., Jun. 4, 2015
Zimmerman Helps Tout Meadowlands Casino Pitch
By Greg Hazley
 
hardrockThe Zimmerman Agency is helping client Hard Rock International pitch a billion-dollar casino hotel for New Jersey's Meadowlands, a bold proposal in the shadow of New York City that would require state voter approval.
Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Jun. 1, 2015
Harris Vet Fronk Sees Purple
By Kevin McCauley
 
robert fronkRobert Fronk, one-time executive VP and global reputation leader at Harris Interactive, has moved to Purple Strategies in Alexandria.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., May 28, 2015
Le Blanc to Lead Stratacomm's Infrastructure Unit
By Greg Hazley
 

karyn le blancKaryn Le Blanc, a public sector Washington, D.C., communications pro, is moving to Stratacomm as a senior VP to lead its infrastructure practice.

Category: Public Affairs
Tue., May 26, 2015
Indiana Gov Mike Pence Revamps PR
By Greg Hazley
 
shelley triolIndiana Gov. Mike Pence, whose signing of a controversial religious discrimination law drew widespread scorn against his administration and state,  has brought in a new communications director.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., May 20, 2015
Hampton Library Mulls Need for Existence
By Jack ODwyer
 

steve denningAn article headlined "Do We Need Libraries?" was on the agenda of the May 16 Quogue Library board meeting. "Who needs a library when it is possible, without even getting out of bed, to read almost any book or article that has ever been published?" the article began.

Category: Public Affairs
Tue., May 19, 2015
Bengel Drives to Stratacomm
By Kevin McCauley
 

bengelJacqueline Bengel has joined Stratacomm as VP in its Washington office to handle integrated planning and strategies.

 
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., May 19, 2015
Westhampton Deserts Hampton Towns in Eruv Battle
By Jack ODwyer
 

westhamptonWesthampton Beach has disavowed any opposition to erection of a Jewish religious boundary -- splitting from Southampton and Quogue which continue the battle.

Category: Public Affairs
Mon., May 18, 2015
Transcript of civil cause for status conference before Honorable A. Kathleen Tomlinson; Feb. 26, 2015; Central Islip
By Jack ODwyer
 
Transcript of civil cause for status conference before Honorable A. Kathleen Tomlinson; Feb. 26, 2015; Central Islip
Category: Public Affairs
Fri., May 15, 2015
Southampton Raps Eruv Battle as Costly, Wasteful
By Jack ODwyer
 

Maureen LiccioneSouthampton has accused the East End Eruv Assn. of saddling the town with “exorbitant” costs in the town’s efforts to block erection of a Jewish religious boundary. A state ruling could end the entire action, SH claims.

Category: Public Affairs
Wed., May 13, 2015
GOP Operative to Levick
By Kevin McCauley
 
hans klingerHans Klinger, who was chief of staff to House Committee on Homeland Security chairman Michael McCaul, has joined Levick.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., May 13, 2015
NY Times Vet Wyatt Rolls to Sphere in DC
By Greg Hazley
 
ed wyattEdward Wyatt, a 20-year reporter for the New York Times in Washington, D.C., has landed at Sphere Consulting in the capital as a senior VP in its public policy research and intelligence unit.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., May 12, 2015
Jeb Bush Snags Boehner PR Aide
By Greg Hazley
 
right to riseMichael Steel, press secretary to House Speaker John Boehner, is moving to Jeb Bush's Right to Rise Policy Solutions PAC.
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