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Mar 18, 2010 5:38 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Councilwoman Fleming privately sworn in Tuesday; ceremonial swearing-in planned

Mar 18, 2010 5:38 PM

Bridget Fleming, Southampton Town’s newest councilwoman, took the oath of office on Tuesday in the town clerk’s office.

Ms. Fleming, who said Monday that her swearing-in was scheduled to take place at the Town Board’s meeting on March 23, said Thursday she took the oath early because there were some proclamations she wanted to sign and because she wanted to get to work immediately.

The Suffolk County Board of Elections certified the results of the March 9 special election on Tuesday. Ms. Fleming, a Democrat, won the race for the Town Board seat with 3,533 votes to Republican opponent William Hughes’s 2,919.

Town officials are still planning a ceremonial swearing-in before next Tuesday’s Town Board meeting, which will start at 6 p.m.

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Smart move.
By nellie (451), sag harbor on Mar 18, 10 6:07 PM
Welcome Ms. Flemming. Well done on your campaign and election.

Take the reins!

Please urge the Supervisor and the Town Board to attend all meetings previously scheduled.

Please improve the Public Service Announcements timetable to include all changes when available ASAP.

Please initiate an email system so that the Town residents and taxpayers will receive notice for all Board work sessions and Board meetings.

Thank you.
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Mar 18, 10 6:41 PM
Right! Nothing will change just the same old same old.
By reg rep (408), Southampton on Mar 20, 10 10:37 PM
Thanks PBR. I needed a good laugh.
By double-D (96), southampton on Mar 18, 10 6:53 PM
Welcome to the town board of Southampton,NY. I hope for Ms.Flemming the best regards and hope for her to do the right thing for the citizens of Southampton Town. We can work towards regaining the beauty and the hometown everyone wants to come to and vacation-even now retire to.
By UNITED states CITIZEN (207), SOUTHAMPTON on Mar 19, 10 9:58 AM
Regaining the beauty? Why did the beauty go somewhere?
By reg rep (408), Southampton on Mar 20, 10 10:34 PM
Nice improvement in the Town's Public Services Announcements!

By PBR (4956), Southampton on Mar 19, 10 6:10 PM
Ms. Fleming...please pay atttention to this blog and join in whenever you see fit. It would be unique and refreshing and would prove you are not the "party animal' many suspect you are.
By nellie (451), sag harbor on Mar 19, 10 6:58 PM
Clarification needed Nellie; do you mean "Party animal" or "party animal"?
And I'm not sure who the "many" are but that's the first time I've ever heard that mentioned in Ms. Flemings' appellations. It sure is a new one and I'll bet her husband and son will be interested to know this apparently very well hidden part of her life as well.
By barberosa (39), Watermill on Mar 20, 10 10:31 AM
Grow up "Democratic Party Animal"
By nellie (451), sag harbor on Mar 20, 10 6:56 PM
The comments here are (almost) all broadly positive and hopeful, and that's a good thing. We all wish Bridget Fleming well as a new Town Board member, and we all hope that partisan divisions will be subordinated to getting things accomplished for Southampton, but let's not put all the responsibility on Ms. Fleming to shed her party loyalty in the interest of harmony. It takes two to tango, right? Reaching across the aisle means there has to be someone on the other side to reach back.

So ...more
By Turkey Bridge (1979), Quiogue on Mar 20, 10 5:43 PM
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For the good of the Town, I hope you are right.
By nellie (451), sag harbor on Mar 20, 10 6:59 PM
Typical democrat comment "party of no". If someone disagrees now they are called the party of no. With all the resolutions that have passed the past 3 months how many failed or were obstructive (as you say) because Nuzzi and Malone disagreed?
Also, I believe you do expect (and want) the Rep to embrace a down-the-line lefty democratic agenda or you would not have made that comment of the party of no.
Why shouldn't Bridge and ATH just try to work with the rep on the board.
That's what ...more
By reg rep (408), Southampton on Mar 20, 10 10:32 PM
Reg rep, you ask for recent examples of obstruction by Messrs. Nuzzi and Malone. Here are some:

[1] They (incredibly) declined a full grant to appoint a needed sustainability coordinator at no cost, thereby jeopardizing the grant and depriving the Town of an important service.
[2] Also incredibly, both Mr. Nuzzi and Mr. Malone abstained on on the vote to re-appoint Tamara Wright as Comptroller, making this excellent public servant wait to see if she would keep her job.
[3] They ...more
By Turkey Bridge (1979), Quiogue on Mar 21, 10 11:36 AM
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1. I'm sorry to say I do not think that having a sustainability coordinator (even at no cost to the town.) is really all that important. Those that spoke were invited by ATH to speak in favor of the resolution. What was the democrat leader doing in attendance? Political leaders have no place in the Town Board room. BTW isn't this coming up for a vote again soon.

2. How many times did ATH not agree with a resolution (in the past) did she always agree with the past admin, was she being obstructive? ...more
By reg rep (408), Southampton on Mar 21, 10 7:23 PM
One more thing Turkey
LIPA’s Information and Education Program provides valuable energy-saving information to customers.

With free information from LIPA who needs a sustainability coordinator.
By reg rep (408), Southampton on Mar 21, 10 7:29 PM
Reg rep, as to this last remark about LIPA, your idea seems like a perfect instance of putting the fox in charge of security at the hen house. As far as the rest of it is concerned, you simply asked for examples of resolutions that failed because Messrs. Nuzzi and Malone disagreed with them, and I gave you such examples. I'm not surprised that you support their position on these issues, but that's not the point -- the point is that you asked where they opposed resolutions, and I told you. Your ...more
By Turkey Bridge (1979), Quiogue on Mar 22, 10 10:27 AM
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I would think that the information that LIPA provides would be honest. Most people are aware what lacks in their homes as far as being heat efficient. Some people just can't afford to do repairs needed to make it more efficient even if the town did arrange a low interest rate with a local bank. This position is not needed period. With the current economy we do not need bigger gov. even if the position is paid with a grant for now. In my view this position will continue even after the grant ends, ...more
By reg rep (408), Southampton on Mar 22, 10 8:33 PM