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Fri., Jun. 10, 2016
Etre Helps Trial Lawyers Hit Trump
By Editorial Staff
American College of Trial LawyersThe American College of Trial Lawyers is working with Etre Communications as it pushes back against verbal attacks on the federal judge handling a fraud case against president candidate Donald Trump's former school.
Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Jun. 10, 2016
SH Press Hails End of Eruv Dispute; Others Disagree
By Jack O'Dwyer

Southampton Press - Eruv Settlement Approved in Westhampton BeachThe Southampton Press said June 9 that Westhampton Beach’s settlement with the East End Eruv Assn. “ends” the lawsuits but lawyers said it can be invalidated because of flaws.

Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Jun. 8, 2016
Top Levick, Dutko Exec to Prosper Group
By Editorial Staff
mark irionMark Irion, former president of Levick and CEO of Dutko Worldwide, has joined M&A consulting firm Prosper Group in Washington as a senior advisor.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Jun. 7, 2016
Westhampton Lawyer Signs Flawed, Concealed Eruv Deal
By Jack O'Dwyer

ConstitutionWesthampton Beach outside counsel Brian Sokoloff has signed a deal with the East End Eruv Assn. allegedly giving it permanent permission to put Jewish religious symbols on 46 telephone poles on public property.

Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Jun. 6, 2016
The Age of Trump and the Death of PR
By Fraser Seitel
fraser seitelIf candidate Trump becomes President Trump, the days of the trusted public relations advisor may be numbered. (2 reader comments)
Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Jun. 6, 2016
Hamptons Media Shortchange Public on Needed Facts
By Jack O'Dwyer

ConstitutionHamptons media, caving to political pressure, are short-changing the public on facts needed so democracy can function. Awareness and discussion of two current issues suffer from an info deficit—the proposed eruv and Wi-Fi radiation in the local library and schools.

Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Jun. 3, 2016
Justice Dept's Pierce to Next Fifteen's Vrge
By Editorial Staff
Emily PierceEmily Pierce, deputy director of public affairs at the US Department of Justice, has joined Washington-based policy communications firm Vrge Strategies as a senior VP.
Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Jun. 3, 2016
Westhampton Refuses to Show Deal with Eruv Org
By Jack O'Dwyer

Utility poleWesthampton Beach trustees last night refused to provide a copy of the agreement with the East End Eruv Assn. that would give EEEA permanent permission to post religious symbols on 46 utility poles.

Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Jun. 2, 2016
Broder Accounts for PA at Financial Accounting Body
By Editorial Staff
Matthew BroderMatthew Broder, VP of corporate communications for Daymon Worldwide, has moved to the Financial Accounting Foundation as VP of public affairs.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Jun. 2, 2016
Westhampton Beaches Could Be Closed to Men
By Jack O'Dwyer

Rogers Beach, WesthamptonA chilling example of what could happen to beaches in Westhampton is shown by the continued closing of a city pool in Brooklyn for a total of 6.5 hours on four days a week to mollify Orthodox Jews.

Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Jun. 2, 2016
RNC Adds Hispanic Communications Director
By Editorial Staff
Helen Aguirre FerreThe Republican National Committee, looking to a woo a key Hispanic demographic of voters with Latino critic Donald Trump at the top of the party's presidential ticket, has brought in politico Helen Aguirre Ferre as director of Hispanic communications. (1 reader comment)
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Jun. 2, 2016
Pentagon PA Official in License Plate Theft
By Editorial Staff
Bryan WhitmanBryan Whitman, a career Pentagon public affairs official, has been charged with three counts of misdemeanor theft in an odd confrontation the Washington Post dubbed "the latest example of the District's perpetual parking wars."
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Jun. 1, 2016
“Dark of Night” Eruv Caper Set for Thursday in Westhampton
By Jack O'Dwyer

The Curious Case of Kiryas JoelWesthampton Beach, N.Y., trustees hope to pull a “fast one” on the village Thursday—slipping a sealed eruv package under the door that would give permanent control of 46 utility poles to the East End Eruv Assn. for its religious symbols.

Category: Public Affairs
Tue., May 31, 2016
Rubio Campaign PR Staffer Conant to CBS News in DC
By Editorial Staff
Caitlin ConantCaitlin Conant, a communications director for Marco Rubio's presidential campaign, has landed at CBS News in Washington, D.C., as communications director for the D.C. bureau and "Face the Nation."
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., May 31, 2016
Corn Growers Bring in PR Support
By Editorial Staff
Mary HagenMary Hagan, managing director of agriculture-focused agency Osborn Barr, has moved to the National Corn Growers Association as VP of communications.
Category: Public Affairs
Mon., May 30, 2016
Pro-Eruv Court Decisions Flout Supreme Court
By Jack O'Dwyer

Westhampton Eruv boundaryNew York courts that find that an eruv Jewish boundary is not unconstitutional ignore the Supreme Court decision in 2005 that “permanent” religious symbols on public property are barred. Seasonal displays are mostly allowed.

Category: Public Affairs
Fri., May 27, 2016
Politico Scribe to Conservative Energy SuperPAC
By Editorial Staff
Darren GoodeSenior energy and environmental reporter for Politico is moving to the PR side with the ClearPath Foundation, the newly minted Super PAC of conservative entrepreneur Jay Faison.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., May 26, 2016
Purchia Exits EPA for Family PR Shop
By Editorial Staff
liz purchiaLiz Purchia, associate administrator for public affairs at the US Environmental Protection Agency, is stepping down to join her brother's San Francisco PR shop Purchia Communications.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., May 26, 2016
Westhampton in Communications Lockdown; Info Request Filed
By Jack O'Dwyer

Westhampton lechisWesthampton Beach officials were in communications lockdown today, refusing to provide terms of an agreement that would put permanent Jewish “eruv” markers on 46 utility poles. (1 reader comment)

Category: Public Affairs
Tue., May 24, 2016
“Stealth” Passage of Eruv Looms in Westhampton
By Jack O'Dwyer

Town of Southampton“Stealth” passage of a measure allowing an eruv in Westhampton Beach, aided by collusive media, looms June 2 unless citizens become aroused.

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Wed., Oct. 19
Understanding the Executive Power of the President
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Wed., Oct. 19
Keeping Pace in an Evolving Marketplace
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Tue., Oct. 18
PR’s Role in Patient Engagement
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Tue., Oct. 18
Year-End Tax Planning and Developments
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Mon., Oct. 17
HP Job Cuts May Hurt Brand
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Mon., Oct. 17
Marketing Medical Cannabis, Like it’s Medicine
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Fri., Oct. 14
Communicating Healthcare in a Mobile-First World
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Thu., Oct. 13
Why the VP Debate Could be a Four-Year Story
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Tue., Oct. 11
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Fri., Oct. 14
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Tue., Oct. 11
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Thu., Oct. 6
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Wed., Oct. 5
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Tue., Oct. 4
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