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Jan 6, 2014 3:33 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Southampton Town Swears In Officials

Jan 7, 2014 1:04 PM

The new Southampton Town Board was sworn in at Town Hall midday on Monday and councilmen Stan Glinka and Brad Bender took their seats at the town dais for the first time.

“We’re really turning a new page here in the town of Southampton,” Mr. Bender said after being sworn in. “I think we’re going to be able to do some good things.”

Mr. Bender, a landscaper from Flanders, and Mr. Glinka, a banker from Hampton Bays, were the top two vote getters in a four-way race last fall for the seats being vacated by Councilmen Chris Nuzzi and Jim Malone.

Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst was sworn in, by U.S. Representative Tim Bishop, for her third term at the head of the town and hinted at an ambitious and progressive agenda for the town in the coming months.

“I think we all feel we are in a time and position to move Southampton Town forward in ways we have been a bit stymied from in recent years,” Ms. Throne-Holst said to a large audience of supporters and family members of the various officials being sworn in. “As elected officials, public service is, at the end of the day, what each of us puts into it.”

Two new members of the Southampton Town Trustees, Scott Horowitz and Ray Overton were also sworn in on Monday as was Southampton Town Clerk Sundy Schermeyer, for a third term, and town Justices Barbara Wilson and Deborah Kooperstein and Southampton Town Highway Superintendent Alex Gregor, who started his second term in office with the onslaught of snow last week. Mr. Gregor had a very publicly rocky relationship with the Town Board during much of his first term and on Monday reminded the five lawmakers that there jobs will continue to be intertwined.

“To my fellow elected officials,” he said, looking to the supervisor and board members in the front rows of the audience, “we are all stuck with each other, maybe we should try to make it work.”

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Tim Bishop crawls out of his hole and makes a public appearence? He has been uncharacteristicaly quiet ever since the launch of Obummocare and his ethics probe
By razza5350 (1911), East Hampton on Jan 6, 14 5:29 PM
Item No. 1 on the agenda should be to clear up an old "miscarriage of justice" -- the hit-and-run death of Sister Jackie Walsh -- 18 months ago as of January 9th! -- and the failure of the authorities to capture the suspected driver due to the 11-day delay in asking the public for help with the release of his ID and photo.

This delay has never been properly explained, and we have had no updates for ages. Over a year ago, the Press awarded a black "lump of coal" award to law enforcement ...more
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Jan 6, 14 6:53 PM
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By chief1 (2800), southampton on Jan 7, 14 10:35 AM
Not sure why chief1's comment was deleted, but to clarify: this miscarriage of justice deserves a minimum of a monthly reminder on the 9th of each month until the end of time.

18 months and counting . . .

Rest in Peace.
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Jan 9, 14 9:22 AM
Oh my a Tim Bishop sighting...did he see his shadow, will we have 10 more weeks of winter? Say where had old Timmy been hiding, huddled with his lawyers or counting his bribe money? I mean really, Tim was such a big supporter of Obamacare, where has he been since its disastrous role out, what does he think about the millions who lost their insurance or the fact that costs are going up and not down. Didn't Tim parrot President Liar's claim that the average cost would go down 2400 bucks, that ...more
By Preliator Lives (437), Obamavillie on Jan 7, 14 7:36 AM
Wonder how the FBI investigation of L'il Tim went? He' should enjoy what little time he has left in office, Obamacare will be the end of his career.
By bigfresh (4666), north sea on Jan 7, 14 8:03 AM
I wouldn't be so sure, it is pretty apparent that quite a few people in this district are not too bright. Little Timmy has fooled them this long, what makes you think they'll get any smarter between now and November?
By Preliator Lives (437), Obamavillie on Jan 7, 14 12:26 PM
oh hello editor... "lawmakers that there jobs" should be *their*

and yuck to the Hwy Super -- taking a moment to NOT rise above.
By bettyboo (38), Westhampton on Jan 8, 14 3:55 PM
Alex calls 'em as he sees them. An honest voice in an otherwise murky sea of spinmeisters and sycophants. Keep them honester(sic) Alex!

By NTiger (543), Southampton on Jan 8, 14 11:07 PM
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no complaints here with honesty. But there's a time and a place for bluntness. A little bit of manners might build consensus rather than rudely feeding the flames. This voter would prefer to see professionalism rather than name calling. From all in office, truly.
By bettyboo (38), Westhampton on Jan 10, 14 12:20 PM
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