Larry Cantwell was the top vote-getter in the Republican primary for East Hampton Town supervisor, but Mr. Cantwell, the former East Hampton Village administrator who is running on the Democratic, Independence, and Working Families lines, has declined the nomination.
Turnout was lower than 2 percent, and even in countywide Republican races, like those for sheriff or district attorney, less than 8 percent of registered Republicans showed up on Sept. 10.
Eleanor Whitmore has been a driving force behind the East Hampton Day Care Learning Center for decades, acting as advocate, booster, ambassador, and vice chairwoman of the board, and now the board’s honorary president. Early education, in particular for the children of working parents, is a cause she is passionate about.
“I’ve always loved children, and all that I can do to make their lives better is exactly what I want to do,” Ms. Whitmore said Tuesday at the center.