League To Sponsor Candidate Debates, Environmental Forum Oct. 12

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The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons will sponsor debates in the coming weeks for candidates for supervisor and town board in both East Hampton and Southampton towns.

The East Hampton debate will be held on Monday, October 16, at 7 p.m. at the East Hampton Village Emergency Services Building on Cedar Street in East Hampton. It will include East Hampton Town supervisor candidates Democrat Peter Van Scoyoc and Republican Manny Vilar. Town board candidates Jeffrey Bagman and Kathee Burke-Gonzalez of the Democratic Party and Paul Giardina, and Jerry Larsen of the Republican Party will also face off. Candidates for other town offices will be invited to introduce themselves.

The debate will be moderated by the league’s co-president, Susan Wilson, and be taped for later broadcast on LTV.

On Thursday, October 26, the league will co-sponsor with The Southampton Press a second debate featuring Southampton candidates at the Rogers Memorial library on Cooper Farm Road in Southampton Village, starting at 7 p.m. The debate will include candidates for supervisor, Ray Overton and Jay Schneiderman as well as the town board candidates, Thea Dombrowski-Fry, Stan Glinka, Julie Lofstad and Tommy John Schiavoni. Candidates for other offices will be invited to introduce themselves.

The debate will be moderated by the league’s Government Committee co-chair Cathy Peacock, and Southampton Town’s SEA-TV will tape it for later viewing on Channel 22.

Environmental Forum Thursday

The Concerned Citizens of Montauk and the New York League of Voters Educational Fund have teamed up to sponsor the 2017 Environmental Candidate Forum on Thursday, October 12, at 7 p.m. at Scoville Hall on Meeting House Lane in Amagansett.

Democrat Peter Van Scoyoc and Republican Manny Vilar, who are running for supervisor, as well as their running mates for town board, Jeffrey Bragman and Kathee Burke-Gonzalez on the Democratic ticket and Paul Giardana and Jerry Larsen on the Republican line will attend and respond to questions on the environment.

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