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Dec 4, 2012 2:14 PMPublication: The East Hampton Press

Fire Districts In East Hampton Town Will Vote For Commissioners Next Tuesday

Dec 4, 2012 3:02 PM

East Hampton Town voters will head to the polls next Tuesday to elect fire commissioners.

In Springs, Commissioner Bruce Bates is not seeking reelection. Springs resident Michael Benton will run unopposed for Mr. Bates’s seat, which carries a five-year term. The vote will take place next Tuesday, December 11, between 6 and 9 p.m. at the Springs Firehouse at 179 Fort Pond Boulevard.

In Montauk, Carmine Marino, a commissioner and vice chairman of the board, is running unopposed for another five-year term. The vote will take place next Tuesday at the Montauk Firehouse at 12 Flamingo Avenue between 2 and 9 p.m.

William Vorpahl Jr. is up for reelection for the Amagansett Board of Fire Commissioners. He is running unopposed for another five-year term. The vote will take place between 6 and 9 p.m. at the Amagansett Firehouse at 439 Main Street.

The only race is taking place in the Bridgehampton Fire District, which includes Wainscott. Thomas Dombkowski, who was appointed commissioner last summer to replace John Muse who resigned, is running for that seat against Phil Cammann. Dean Foster, who was appointed to fill the seat of Jeff Louchheim, who also resigned, is running unopposed for that seat. Voting takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the firehouse on School Street.

In East Hampton Village, the Village Board also serves as a board of fire commissioners, with each board member assuming that duty when sworn into office after Village Board elections. There are no separate elections for fire commissioner seats in East Hampton Village.

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