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Oct 14, 2009 1:36 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Campaign Diary: Debate set for Southampton candidates

Oct 14, 2009 1:36 PM

The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons and The Southampton Press will cosponsor a free debate on Thursday, October 22, at 7 p.m., at the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton.

Those slated to appear include Southampton Town supervisor candidates Linda Kabot and Anna Throne-Holst and Town Board candidates Sally Pope, Bridget Fleming, Chris Nuzzi and Jim Malone.

Candidates will make timed opening and closing statements and answer questions from a panel of local newspaper editors including Joseph P. Shaw of The Southampton Press and Bryan Boyhan of The Sag Harbor Express. Questions from audience members will also be taken.

League of Women Voters’ past president Barbara Jordan will serve as moderator and members of the league will serve as timekeepers.

Incumbent Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman of Montauk, who is running unopposed for the 2nd District seat, is also expected to make an appearance and deliver a statement.

SEA-TV will record the event for later viewing on Southampton’s public access Channel 22. The program will also be streamed on Southampton Town’s website: town.southampton.ny.us.

For more information, contact Anne Marshall, the league’s voter services chairwoman and debate organizer, at (631) 537-3257.

Nuzzi Rally

Incumbent Southampton Town Councilman Chris Nuzzi is holding a “Get Out the Vote Rally!” at Nello Summertimes in Southampton Village on Thursday, October 29.

The fund-raiser will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $75 and include an open bar and hors d’oeuvres.

For more information, contact Kristen Tuffy at krtuffy@yahoo.com.

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One hopes that Mr. Shaw will ask the candidates if they are aware of the multi-million dollar annual cost of the continued employment of more than forty STPD officers beyond their twenty year anniversary retirement date and if they think it appropriate in view of the proposed termination of forty-eight other Town employees.

[Parenthetically, and on a completely different topic which I address here because I know that the editors read these comments, there is a serious flaw in the software ...more
By highhatsize (4217), East Quogue on Oct 14, 09 3:30 PM
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The next time that happens immediately look to see if you are still signed in. If you aren't, then the website stopped recognizing your computer in the time it took you to click submit. Your privacy settings may be deleting the cookies 27east uses to recognize you when you sign in.

It may be a problem on our end too, and we're still trying to find it and fix it.
By BOReilly (135), Hampton Bays on Oct 14, 09 4:50 PM
To BOReilly:

It must be more than that. On one occasion, I submitted a post and it vanished, but, since I had saved it, I posted it again and it vanished again. Only on the third try did it make it onboard. In all cases, the reply box with my username appeared at the bottom of the page. Had I not been signed it, it would not have reappeared the second and third time.
By highhatsize (4217), East Quogue on Oct 14, 09 5:32 PM
I see that Deborah Kooperstein and Barbara Wilson are not appearing. Are they unopposed in the election? Even so, they ought to appear. There are many aspects of the operation of the Southampton Town Justice Court that need addressing.
By highhatsize (4217), East Quogue on Oct 14, 09 5:37 PM
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Had the same problem a while back. Would even try and log back in a copy and paste comment which took all of 10 seconds, still couldn't post. Was over a couple of days. Got fustrated and didn't come back for a week. Hasn't been a problem since.
By DJII13 (155), Hampton Bays on Oct 14, 09 8:53 PM
Can you expound on what those issues are hhs?
By Terry (380), Southampton on Oct 14, 09 11:37 PM
To Terry:

The Southampton Town Justice Court was created in 1972, superseding the Town Justices of the Peace. At that time, due to the population growth in the township, the local government was changed. Previously, the Town Justices of the Peace had also been the Town Board. In ’72, the Town Council was created as a separate elective office; the position of Town Justices of the Peace was eliminated; and the Justices of the Peace became the Justices of the Southampton Town Justice Court.
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By highhatsize (4217), East Quogue on Oct 15, 09 6:59 AM
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You are waaaaaaaaaaay off base here. To paraphrase Joan Baez:

"You know a lot for being so [gosh darn] dumb."
By SamIAm (36), hampton bays on Oct 15, 09 8:14 AM
Quote: "The program will also be streamed on Southampton Town’s website: town.southampton.ny.us."

Does this mean that it is available somewhere on Town website for viewing. If so, I can't find it. How about a link, Southampton Press?
By highhatsize (4217), East Quogue on Oct 23, 09 10:12 PM