Political Briefs 10.17.13

Independence Buffet

    Candidates running on the Independence Party line in East Hampton Town will meet voters tonight from 6 to 8 in the community hall at the St. Michael’s senior housing complex in Amagansett.

    Expected to attend are Jay Schneiderman, the incumbent county legislator, Larry Cantwell, running for supervisor, the town board candidates Fred Overton and Dominick Stanzione, Carl Irace for town justice, Carole Brennan for town clerk, Joe Bloecker for assessor, and Stephen Lynch for highway superintendent, as well as the trustee candidates Tim Bock, Brian Byrnes, Dennis Curles, Stephanie Talmage-Forsberg, Stephen Lester, Sean McCaffrey, Diane McNally, Nat Miller, and Brian Pardini. There will be a free buffet.

For Overton and Bloecker

    A Republican fund-raiser for Fred Overton and Joe Bloecker will be held tomorrow from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Harbor Grill on Three Mile Harbor Road in East Hampton. The candidates will be on hand to discuss their positions. Donations will be accepted at the door.

Supporters Line Up

    Carl Irace, the Republican and Independence Party candidate for East Hampton Town justice, has received endorsements from a number of prominent local Republicans, the party reported this week.

    Among those who have declared their support for Mr. Irace, a former deputy town attorney in East Hampton and former assistant district attorney in the Bronx, are Republican State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, former East Hampton G.O.P. chairmen Perry B. Duryea III and John Behan, and former East Hampton Town Supervisor Mary Fallon.

    His opponent, Steven Tekulsky, meanwhile, has touted support from Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. and former East Hampton Town Justices James Ketcham and Roger Walker.