Meet a Lot of Candidates
The East Hampton Group for Good Government will host a meet-the-candidates lawn party on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Laurie and Arthur Malman’s house in East Hampton.
The nonpartisan group sponsors a number of forums on topics of interest to local voters as well as private get-togethers for members with a variety of leaders in local government.
The nomination of Zachary Cohen for East Hampton Town councilman from the floor at the Democrats’ nominating convention on May 15 made for some tense moments for Job Potter and Kathee Burke-Gonzalez, the candidates favored by the party’s screening committee. In the end, Mr. Potter and Ms. Burke-Gonzalez prevailed.
They will share the top of the ticket with Larry Cantwell, the outgoing East Hampton Village administrator, who is also running on the Independence Party line.
Aubrey Peterson, an East Hampton Middle School eighth grader, was in the room on Monday with such important figures as Gen. David Petraeus and Ambassador James Woolsey, both former C.I.A.
Services for Russell Drumm, an East Hampton Star columnist and author who died on Saturday at Southampton Hospital, will begin on Wednesday.