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  • Fred Overton and Dominick Stanzione, the Republican candidates for East Hampton Town Board, took their lead from Deborah Ann Schwartz, a G.O.P. committee member on Oct. 9 as they embarked on an afternoon of door-to-door campaigning in an East Hampton Village neighborhood that could have been used as the backdrop for the opening scene of “Leave It to Beaver.”
  •     Candidates for East Hampton Town and Suffolk County office will appear together at two major forums this week — a Concerned Citizens of Montauk meet-the-candidates event on Sunday and a League of Women Voters debate in East Hampton on Monday.

        The Montauk event, the group’s 43rd, will take place at the Montauk Firehouse starting at 1 p.m. Typically the only time when all candidates appear together in Montauk, it often draws a standing-room-only audience.

  • With Election 2013 less than a month away, the East Hampton Town Democrats continue to swamp their Republican counterparts in both the amount of money they have raised, and spent
  •     Representatives of a village civic group asked the Sag Harbor Village Board on Tuesday to create a citizens advisory committee that would be charged with studying and recommending traffic calming measures.

  •     Despite a forecast for rain, as Kathee Burke-Gonzalez, a Democratic and Working Families candidate for East Hampton Town Board, set up camp in front of the Amagansett Post Office over the lunch hour on Monday, the skies were blue, and an Indian summer breeze warmed the air and her mood.

  • The four candidates for East Hampton Town Board and the unopposed supervisor candidate, Larry Cantwell, squared off at a debate sponsored by the Group for Good Government on Saturday at East Hampton’s Emergency Services Building.
  • There will be a new face on the bench at East Hampton Town Justice Court next year, as Steven Tekulsky, squares off on Nov. 5 against Carl Irace, to replace Justice Catherine Cahill, who will retire after 20 years
  •     Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s 11th-hour veto of a bill that would have smoothed the Montaukett Indian Nation’s path toward state recognition will not be the last word on the tribe’s effort to reclaim its identity, according to State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. and Chief Robert Pharaoh.

        In his veto message, the governor said the bill would require New York State to adopt the lengthy and thorough federal process for recognizing Indian tribes. Mr. Cuomo said that would be too costly for the state.

  • East Hampton Town Police Chief Eddie Ecker Jr. confirmed on Tuesday that he will retire at the end of the year.