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  • The East Hampton Environmental Coalition, comprised of 11 nonprofit groups, has released responses from East Hampton Town Board and supervisor candidates.
  • The Republican incumbent supervisor, Bill Wilkinson, and his Democratic opponent, Zachary Cohen, crossed swords over a number of issues.
  • Six candidates for East Hampton Town Board met with The East Hampton Star’s editorial staff last Thursday.
  • Suffolk County Legislator candidates, Republican Cornelius Kelly and incumbent Democrat and Independence Party member Jay Schneiderman, took the stage on Monday night.
  •     Despite an exhausting campaigning schedule and the recent “nerve-racking” public debates, Sylvia Overby, a Democratic candidate for East Hampton Town Board, remains buoyant, meeting every election challenge with a smile and the determination to fight for East Hampton’s quality of life.
        While Ms. Overby’s community involvement dates back to 1994, she admits she was surprised by the intensity of the campaign process.

  •     Campaign disclosure reports for mid-July through early October from the East Hampton Independence Party and the East Hampton Conservators, both of which were not posted to the New York State Board of Elections Web site last week, showed modest fund-raising for both groups during the period.
        The East Hampton Conservators, a political action committee that raised nearly $60,000 in the first half of 2011, reported only $300 in contributions since then.

  •     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.

  •     The East Hampton Conservators, a political action committee that supports pro-environment candidates and issues, has announced its endorsement of the Democratic candidates for town supervisor and town board, support that will give the Democrats an extra boost of money, as well.

  • Conservators’ financial support could be key to Democrats as election nears.
  •     As the election draws closer, candidates will cross swords several times over the next few weeks, debating local issues and taking a public stance on both their personal and party platforms.
    On Monday night at 7, the League of Women Voters will sponsor a free debate at the LTV Studios in Wainscott, where voters will hear from candidates for Suffolk County Legislature, East Hampton Town supervisor, and East Hampton Town Board.