Editorial: A Capable Presence

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Ed Deyermond, who has enjoyed a long career in local government, announced his intention to retire later this year. Mr. Deyermond is currently in his second go-around as North Haven village clerk, but his public career stretches back 40 years, to February 1978, when he became an assessor in East Hampton Town.

Mr. Deyermond served in that capacity for a dozen years before moving over to Southampton Town, where he was a long-time sole assessor. In between, he managed to squeeze in five  terms as a Sag Harbor Village trustee and three years as mayor. He has also volunteered for nearly 40 years with the Sag Harbor Fire Department.

You won’t get Mr. Deyermond to toot his own horn. He’d rather we allowed him to slip quietly out the side door. But before we allow him to take his leave, we’d like to offer our thanks for his decades of quiet dedication to getting the job done without any fanfare. We’d like to think that’s the definition of a good public servant.

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