A Springs resident called for East Hampton Town Councilwoman Theresa Quigley’s resignation at a Town Board meeting last Thursday, claiming she called some residents “Nazis” at an earlier meeting this month.
After a public comment period at a March 1 Town Board meeting, Ms. Quigley could be overheard complaining about the behavior of Springs residents who appeared before the board to complain about illegal overcrowding in their hamlet.
“This is Nazis. This is disgusting,” she said to Councilman Peter Van Scoyoc. Her comment was picked up by the audio equipment of LTV, which broadcasts board meetings.
“I’m not a Nazi,” Springs resident Fred Weinberg told the board last Thursday night. “No one on the Springs Concerned Citizens committee is a Nazi. The Springs Concerned Citizens group does not use Gestapo methods. No one in Springs spies on our neighbors. We don’t have to. Their violations are in our face. They are apparent.”
He continued, calling Ms. Quigley’s comments “appalling and denigrating.”
“I call on you, Ms. Quigley, to resign now … Prior to doing so, you must apologize to the Springs Concerned Citizens committee, to the people of East Hampton, to the town supervisor, to our fellow board members. Ms. Quigley, you must resign. Then and only then can we move on.”
Ms. Quigley did not respond to the comments at the meeting. When reached on Monday evening, Ms. Quigley declined to comment.