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Kabot Asks Supporters If She Should Run For Southampton Supervisor

Publication: The Southampton Press
By Michael Wright   Mar 2, 2013 1:52 PM
Mar 5, 2013 11:35 AM

Former Southampton Town Supervisor Linda Kabot took a step toward another run for her old office this week, mailing a letter to supporters and friends asking whether she should try to unseat her successor, Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst, in November.

The letter, and a post on her Facebook page, asked supporters to respond with a simple yes, no or maybe, regarding whether they think she should reenter town politics. She touted her long experience at Town Hall and said that she believes the Town Board in recent years has been mired in interpersonal battles rather than attending to municipal business.

“In my opinion, the town is standing still,” she wrote in the letter. “The agendas are light and ego battles seem to take center stage over the past few years.”

Ms. Kabot served as a town councilwoman from 2001 to 2007 and as supervisor from 2007 to 2009. Prior to holding elected office, she had been former Supervisor Vincent Cannuscio’s legislative aide.

Ms. Kabot said she should be looked at as a proven leader, not a “retread.”

Last week, with Ms. Kabot’s interest in entering the fray again well known, Southampton Town Republican Party Chairman William Wright said that he had not talked to the former supervisor, with whom the party has had a rocky relationship. He said he would welcome her or any other potential candidates’ interest in screening for the Republican nomination for the position.

In 2007, then-Councilwoman Kabot unseated incumbent Supervisor Patrick Heaney in a Republican Party primary and won the general election in a tight three-way race, with Mr. Heaney on the Conservative Party line and Democratic candidate Jim Henry.

In 2009, the party’s selection committee chose Conservative Party member Jim Malone over the incumbent Ms. Kabot as their candidate for supervisor, but party leadership put Ms. Kabot on the ticket at the last minute to avoid another primary.

Ms. Kabot was arrested and charged with DWI just two weeks before the election—she was later acquitted—and lost the race to Ms. Throne-Holst. In 2011, after Councilman Chris Nuzzi was tapped as the GOP’s choice to challenge Ms. Throne-Holst but declined to run, leaving the party without a candidate on the ticket, Ms. Kabot mounted a write-in bid for the seat and received nearly 4,000 votes.

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Oh boy, expand the water and air sampling from Southampton Village to the entire East End.

What did the stars do this week?
By PBR (4366), Southampton on Mar 2, 13 2:22 PM
Another retread?
By dnice (1362), Hampton Bays on Mar 2, 13 2:52 PM
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Haven't we seen this movie before?
By OU812 (160), East Quogue on Mar 2, 13 11:02 PM
lets hope so. i'm getting tired of these balanced budgets with all the money accounted for. Oh wait, that was all skip's fault.
By littleplains (305), olde england on Mar 3, 13 12:26 AM
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Hahaha! The Skip Heaney Tea Party crew out in full force right on cue. Perhaps Heaney would like to run again.
By Obbservant (330), southampton on Mar 3, 13 2:35 AM
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This is like watching a merry go round from hell- the same characters keep coming around and around. who's next- Bill "short fuse" Hughes gonna run again? Isn't there anyone else in this town who is qualified to run? And please- no more lawyers
By CaptainSig (433), Dutch Harbor on Mar 3, 13 6:34 AM
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Great image, Captain Sig. You can't make this stuff up.
By PBR (4366), Southampton on Mar 3, 13 7:34 AM
Why don't you run CaptainSig?
By getalife (38), Southampton on Mar 3, 13 7:39 PM
they wouldn't like me- I'm not very civil
By CaptainSig (433), Dutch Harbor on Mar 4, 13 4:28 PM
... shouldn't she know the answer to that question?
By William Rodney (240), southampton on Mar 3, 13 7:57 AM
Kabot/Suskind 2013?
By G (200), Southampton on Mar 3, 13 8:27 AM
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Well, this just brings up the old
"Ms. Throne-Holst’s call came soon after former Town Supervisor Linda Kabot had visited headquarters that day to discuss a police matter, the captain said. Ms. Kabot arrived and left with a file of her own, wishing for documentation of a private matter, but did not end up filing an incident report that day because she lives outside the Town Police jurisdiction, the captain said. Former Chief Overton had also stopped in that day to say hello and have a ...more
By OU812 (160), East Quogue on Mar 3, 13 8:37 AM
How could I forget...
"former Town Police Captain Anthony Tenaglia has spoken out—to say there was no wrongdoing. “There were no records destroyed. There were no records missing,” the former captain, now retired, who was in charge of police headquarters at the time of the incident, said in a phone interview on Monday. “This was some concocted conspiracy theory that never occurred.”" BUT
"The supervisor said she next called Captain Tenaglia to get confirmation. ...more
By OU812 (160), East Quogue on Mar 3, 13 12:57 PM
"Accused Cop Opts To Retire - Supervisor says claim wasn’t an isolated one" 10/20/05

"A fellow detective accused Lt. Armstrong of perjury after Ms. Jennemann was convicted in May 2004, and a subsequent Suffolk County Police Bureau of Internal Affairs report found that he likely lied when he said, under oath, that he was at the scene of the Bridgehampton accident, in which farm worker Henry Anthony Yarrell was killed. Colleagues, speaking on condition of anonymity, said he was never ...more
By OU812 (160), East Quogue on Mar 3, 13 3:02 PM
See CaptainSig's description above of the merry go round from hell.

Did you ever see the classic movie Ship of Fools?
By PBR (4366), Southampton on Mar 3, 13 4:39 PM
From the beginning, with actor Michael Dunn speaking:

"My name is Karl Glocken and this is a ship of fools! I am a fool. You’ll meet more fools as we go along. This tub is packed with them. Emancipated ladies and ballplayers. Lovers. Dog lovers. Ladies of joy. Tolerant Jews, Dwarfs. All kinds. And who knows—if you look closely enough, you may even find yourself on board."
By PBR (4366), Southampton on Mar 3, 13 4:41 PM
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By carson (78), southampton on Mar 6, 13 8:52 PM
Ms. Kabot should not run, she will be sorry if she does. She may not have as many supporters as she thinks she has. .
By joan s (47), hampton bays on Mar 3, 13 4:19 PM
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retread. lost her last two races and before that held on by a thread. time to move on to some new blood. southamptons future can not be found by going backwards
By ernest wruck (8), eastport on Mar 4, 13 8:57 AM
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Funny that she offered up two alternatives:

Proven leader

- OR -

Retread
By PBR (4366), Southampton on Mar 4, 13 9:05 AM
To set up this context in her first public communication in a while may say IMO that Ms. Kabot does NOT wish to be elected.

The body language?

"Kick the bums out of office!"
By PBR (4366), Southampton on Mar 4, 13 9:07 AM
Where is Monty Brewster when we need him?

"None of the above!"
By PBR (4366), Southampton on Mar 4, 13 9:08 AM
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old school pryor
By OU812 (160), East Quogue on Mar 4, 13 9:57 AM
dont go away mad Linda just GO AWAY!!!
By tookatz (75), westhampton beach on Mar 4, 13 11:35 AM
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Ms. Kabot's interest does seem lukewarm. Perhaps she should sit out this race and wait for completion of the investigations of Town embezzlement and drug use before running. Better to come in as the person intent on cleaning up the mess than to be the sitting Supervisor when the crimes of her colleagues are revealed. The campaign will be a lot easier, too.
By highhatsize (2167), East Quogue on Mar 4, 13 3:06 PM
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Hopefully that day will be coming soon, but not holding my breath. Chief Wilson started to clean up the problems and the first thing they do is try to buy him out. Why, because it starts getting close to home?

"Who Sought To Oust Police Chief?" 3/29/12

"At least two attempts were made in late 2011 to oust Southampton Town Police Chief William Wilson Jr. from his post"

"Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst said this week, an intermediary delivered a message in ...more
By OU812 (160), East Quogue on Mar 4, 13 4:41 PM
And who is doing this invesitgation, hat?
By But I'm a blank! (833), Hampton Bays on Mar 4, 13 3:14 PM
to But I'm a Blank!:

That would be Suffolk County DA, Thomas J. Spota's "Government Corruption Bureau" as reported in this very paper.*


*http://www.27east.com/news/article.cfm/General-Interest-Southampton/423298/DAs-Government-Corruption-Bureau-Subpeonas-Police-Records-At-Southampton-Town-Hall

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*http://www.27east.com/news/article.cfm/General-Interest-Southampton/425063/DAs-Office-Disputes-Southampton-Town-Board-Letter-On-Police-Records-Move
By highhatsize (2167), East Quogue on Mar 4, 13 7:14 PM
Hold your breath on that one.
By But I'm a blank! (833), Hampton Bays on Mar 6, 13 1:02 PM
When Ms Kabot was arrested for her set up DWI Kabots opponent ATH gets a phone call from the PBA. The phone call was at 2 am to inform ATH that they arrested Kabot for a DWI. You guys complain about BS and the police, but like to continue voting for it.
By chief1 (1373), southampton on Mar 4, 13 3:23 PM
HHS -
Food for thought, but I hope it does not give you food poisoning.
what do Lt James Kiernan & Code Enforcement Officer Alfred Tumbarello have in common?
Just Republican Committeeman that sit on the screening committee. Sound familiar?

"Town Employee Faces Charges" 4/26/12
"A Southampton Town code enforcement officer was arrested by Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota’s East End Drug Task Force last week after authorities said he sold cocaine and prescription ...more
By OU812 (160), East Quogue on Mar 4, 13 4:43 PM
HHS - It appears that Kabot is involved in this police corruption scandal too as you can see from my prior posts.
"Accused Cop Opts To Retire - Supervisor says claim wasn’t an isolated one" 10/20/05
"Ms. Kabot proposed this week to keep him on as a part- time civilian vehicle and traffic consultant."" speaking of LT Armstrong who, "... likely lied when he said, under oath,..." perjured himself. Why would you keep a corrupt officer on as a consultant.

Better yet she was on ...more
Mar 4, 13 4:57 PM appended by OU812
Don't forget the paper shredding coffee break posted above.
By OU812 (160), East Quogue on Mar 4, 13 4:57 PM
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Run Linda run,,,,,,,,,,,,away from Town Hall,did you know Pat Heeny is roaming the halls of Town Hall trying to make a few bucks,,,,,,,,,now you want to join him,please Linda move on.
By Etians rd (183), Southampton on Mar 4, 13 5:32 PM
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By Jaws (171), Amity Island on Mar 4, 13 10:59 PM
Since it appears that Chris Nuzzi is going to stiff the Republicans once again and decline to run for supervisor, they may actually turn to Linda Kabot. As a supporter of Anna Throne-Holst, I hope they do.
By Turkey Bridge (1136), Quiogue on Mar 4, 13 11:46 PM
HHS, I was slow on the uptake but realize you mention " investigations of Town embezzlement and drug use"

This is all I could find - is there more? It would not be surprising.

"‘Troubling’ Practices Subject Of D.A.’s Probe" - 11/29/12

"The D.A.’s division chief of investigations, Chris McPartland, said this week that his office’s now months-­long investigation of the town department has turned its focus to the oversight, recording and ...more
By OU812 (160), East Quogue on Mar 5, 13 10:39 AM
Firstly, Linda you seem like a smart lady but I think it's time to move on. Secondly, I see a lot of comments about the same few people running over and over again and about some of the current electeds. Last time I checked anyone is eligible to screen or run a primary. So stop complaining about the folks who have the courage to stand up and actually do it.
By hb guy (17), Hampton Bays on Mar 6, 13 10:06 AM
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I just hate when I get censored! :/
By Jaws (171), Amity Island on Mar 6, 13 6:04 PM
The only draft for Kabot will come if she opens the bedroom window during tonight's storm..........
By shadow captain (20), sag harbor on Mar 6, 13 6:21 PM
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She is a force to be reckoned with. She received 3500 wrtie in votes. That is quite an accomplishment.
By But I'm a blank! (833), Hampton Bays on Mar 6, 13 6:46 PM
18 shots of vodka that was her accomplishment.
By carson (78), southampton on Mar 6, 13 8:53 PM
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This comment has been removed because it is a duplicate, off-topic or contains inappropriate content. :/
By Jaws (171), Amity Island on Mar 8, 13 2:12 AM
Sort of like Sarah Palin - she doesn't get it. Time to move on.
By firecat911 (5), Hampton Bays on Mar 11, 13 2:12 PM
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We need a REAL race! Let Kabot run as a repbulican, let Throne Holst run on the Independence party (an outgrowth of the repub party having nothing to do with inedepenDENTS, and convince the dems to run a freaking democrat!
By progressnow (556), sag harbor on Mar 13, 13 1:31 PM
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please run, we need the unintentional comedy around here
By littleplains (305), olde england on Mar 13, 13 2:18 PM
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