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  •        “Cautiously optimistic” was the term being bandied about as the East Hampton Republican faithful gathered Tuesday night at Indian Wells Tavern in Amagansett to await the results of the town elections.

  • Fred Overton, a Republican with Independence and Conservative Party backing, was joined in victory by a Democratic newcomer, Kathee Burke-Gonzalez, while Larry Cantwell, the Democrat who ran unopposed, cruised to a win as town supervisor.
  • The candidates for the East Hampton Town Board include one who is new to town politics but not elected office, an incumbent seeking a second term, a candidate who has served the town in various elected posts for 26 years, and a former councilman who wants to return to Town Hall
  • East Hampton Democrats continued to lead in the fund-raising race in the lead-up to the town election on Tuesday, although Republicans have closed the gap in current fund-raising efforts.
  • In the race for Suffolk County legislator, Jay Schneiderman of Montauk, who is seeking his sixth — and what would be his final — two-year term, is facing Chris Nuzzi, a two-term Southampton councilman
  • The two Republicans running for East Hampton Town Board took pains to differentiate themselves from their Democratic opponents and warned against one-party rule at the League of Women Voters debate on Monday night.
  • Chris Nuzzi, the outgoing Southampton Town councilman who is trying to oust incumbent Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman, came out on the attack at Monday’s League of Women Voters debate in East Hampton.
  •     Like most emergency services volunteers, Karen Haab, who has been an advanced emergency medical technician for 11 of her 12 years with the Springs Fire Department, is not one to toot her own horn.

        But lately, others have been all too happy to do it for her.

        On Saturday, with friends, officials, and a good number of her colleagues from the Springs Fire Department on hand, Ms. Haab was presented with a medal of honor from the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York.

  •     Martin Drew of Springs, a political gadfly and frequent writer of letters to the editor, announced last Thursday that he would run a write-in campaign for East Hampton Town supervisor.

        A semi-retired contractor and real estate investor, Mr. Drew, 47, said he was undaunted by the prospect of trying to defeat Larry Cantwell, the popular former East Hampton Village administrator, whose name will be the only one on the ballot, under the Democratic, Independence, and Working Families lines.

  • Faced with the decidedly loaded question, “Preservation: Have We Gone Too Far?” at a forum last Thursday sponsored by LTV and the East Hampton Historical Society, the candidates for East Hampton Town Board agreed that more needed to be done