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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 stepped down to join her brother's San Francisco PR shop Purchia Communications.
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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)

 
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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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Mon., May 23, 2016
Why Are We Surprised About Trump's Rise?
By Robert Mathias
 
robert mathiasWhy has Donald Trump's success caught so many off-guard? (6 reader comments)
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Sat., May 21, 2016
Deal with Eruv Proponents Would Humiliate Westhampton
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

Eruv boundary, Westhampton BeachWesthampton Beach’s proposed acceptance of a deal with the East End Eruv Assn. to allow an eruv Jewish religious boundary is probably similar to a deal signed by Southampton last year. WHB is withholding terms of the contract from the public and press.

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Thu., May 19, 2016
Dirty Tricks Mar Westhampton’s Proposed Deal on Jewish Boundary
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

Eruv boundary, Westhampton BeachDirty political tricks, including refusal to hold a town hall on the proposed eruv Jewish boundary in Westhampton Beach and hiding aims of the Maria Moore administration until just before the June 2 trustee meeting and June 17 election, mar the proposed settlement.

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Wed., May 18, 2016
Withholding Info Can be “Criminally Negligent”
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

Eruv boundary, Westhampton BeachThe battle over the proposed eruv Jewish boundary in Westhampton is a national issue since rejection would undercut eruvim nationwide. Officials and media have short-changed residents on information on this issue. (1 reader comment)

Category: Public Affairs
Wed., May 18, 2016
DC Tech Incubator 1776 Adds PR Exec Shepard
By Editorial Staff
 
Margaret ShepardMargaret Shepard, executive director for communications and strategy at the US Chamber of Commerce, has moved to DC-based tech incubator 1776 as a managing director.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., May 17, 2016
Westhampton Withholds Text of Eruv Deal; Could Be a Battle
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

East End Eruv MonsterWesthampton Beach board wants to approve an eruv deal with East End Eruv Assn. but a vote is needed at its meeting June 2. Could be a battle since an estimated 95% of residents oppose an eruv. New York Times has assigned a reporter to the story.

Category: Public Affairs
Mon., May 16, 2016
Westhampton May Settle on Eruv Jewish boundary, Avoid Millions in Fees
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

Eruv boundary, Westhampton BeachThe Westhampton Beach board, hoping to take the same deal as Southampton and Quogue, says it will allow an eruv Jewish boundary to avoid possible millions in fees. But a vote by Trustees June 2 is needed.

Category: Public Affairs
Mon., May 16, 2016
Stonewalling in Westhampton, PRSA Bears Ill Fruit
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

StonewallStonewalling in Westhampton Beach has caused open revolt among residents. Similar behavior at PR Society of America has stunted its growth: 2015 revenues are what they were in 2006.

Category: Public Affairs
Fri., May 13, 2016
Mayor Maria Moore of Westhampton Beach to Seek Re-election
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
Maria MooreMayor Maria Moore of Westhampton Beach announced she will seek re-election to another two-year term. Candidates must file by 5 p.m. today, May 13. Also seeking re-election are trustees Ralph Urban and Charles Palmer. Election is June 17.
Category: Public Affairs
Fri., May 13, 2016
H+K Adds Considine in Austin
By Editorial Staff
 
Travis ConsidineTravis Considine, a Republican political operative who was press secretary for Gov. Rick Perry's 2016 presidential bid, has joined Hill+Knowlwon Strategies as a VP in Austin.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., May 12, 2016
Westhampton Citizens Dissed by Library Board
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

Westhampton Free Library Elected Board logoThe Westhampton Library board and citizens engaged in another shouting match at last night’s meeting, the board sticking by its resolve to remain self-appointed and citizens saying it’s about time the community was listened to.

Category: Public Affairs
Wed., May 11, 2016
Westhampton Library Plans $1 Million Parking Lot
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

Westhampton Free LibraryWesthampton residents who are steaming at rejection of their demands for an elected library board are also angry that the library plans to spend $1 million on a parking lot and $623K on interior redesign on six-year-old building.

Category: Public Affairs
Tue., May 10, 2016
Private Equity Trade Group Re-Brands
By Editorial Staff
 
American Investment CouncilThe private equity industry's Washington trade association has changed its name for third time in its nine-year history and expanded its scope to pitch the industry's contributions to the US economy.
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