LaValle, Fleming to Debate Monday

    The candidates for New York State Senate will face off in a debate on Monday evening at the Emergency Services Building at 1 Cedar Street in East Hampton.

    The debate, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons, will give voters a chance to hear from Kenneth P. LaValle, the 35-year incumbent, and his challenger, Southampton Town Councilwoman Bridget Fleming.

    Mr. LaValle, a Republican from Port Jefferson and Ms. Fleming, a Democrat from Noyac, are both attorneys. In a debate on Monday in Hampton Bays, Ms. Fleming, a former prosecutor for the Manhattan district attorney’s office who is endorsed by the Working Families Party, talked about a serious need for change. Mr. LaValle, who is also endorsed by the Conservative and Independence Parties, firmly defended his record.

    New York’s First Senate District is the largest district on Long Island, encompassing the Towns of East Hampton, Southampton, Riverhead, Southold, and Shelter Island, as well as communities in Brookhaven Town.
    The debate on Monday will begin at 7 p.m. It is open to the public.