For East Hampton voters who want to educate themselves about their choices next month, three big candidate forums are scheduled in the coming week and another that already happened can be seen on LTV or online.
The Concerned Citizens of Montauk will host its annual meet-the-candidates event on Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Montauk Firehouse.
Candidates for County Legislature, the Republican Cornelius Kelly and the incumbent Jay Schneiderman, an Independence Party member also running on the Democratic ticket, will speak first, followed by the town supervisor candidates, Bill Wilkinson, the Republican incumbent, and Zach Cohen, his Democratic challenger.
Additional remarks will be heard by the six town board candidates, Democrats Sylvia Overby and Peter Van Scoyoc, Republicans Steven Gaines and Richard Haeg, and the Independence Party’s Marilyn Behan and Bill Mott. Also speaking will be the town justice candidates, the Democrat Stephen Grossman and Lisa R. Rana, the Republican incumbent; town assessor candidates, Jill Massa, Republican, and Jeanne Nielsen, Democrat, both incumbents; and superintendent of highways candidates, the Democratic incumbent, Scott King, and his Republican challenger, Stephen Lynch. One representative from the Democratic and Republican Parties will also will also speak on behalf of the slate of trustee candidates.
Finally, there will be a 20-minute question-and-answer period for all the candidates from the audience.
On Monday at 7 p.m., the Springs Citizens Advisory Committee will hold an all-candidates debate at Ashawagh Hall in Springs and next Thursday, the Village Preservation Society of East Hampton will host a town board candidates debate at 4:30 p.m. at LTV Studios in Wainscott. It will be shown live on LTV 20.
A League of Women Voters debate from Monday night, which featured candidates for Suffolk County Legislature and East Hampton supervisor and town board, can be seen in its entirety on LTV Channel 20 on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. The town board portion of the debate will be aired again on Sunday at 2 p.m., and the legislator and supervisor portions can be seen that night at 10:30.
The debate can also be seen online at www.ltveh.org.