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Southampton Town supervisor candidates verbally spar over youth programs, affordable housing in Flanders

Home run, John! Republican John McGann's underhanded back-alley swipe at Alex Gregor is a textbook example of how to take the low road, the kind of creepy-crawly stuff that makes people think all politics is dirty. John, you really give the kids something to look up to, you know what I mean?" Oct 28, 09 1:21 PM

Southampton Town candidates debate town finances, services

Chris Nuzzi's Sign Dogs are back again, pulling out opposition signs and throwing them in the woods. Even if he didn't start it, Chris Nuzzi can make it stop, and he needs to do that, or we'll all think he's OK with this infantile cheating." Oct 29, 09 2:58 PM

Kabot's court date is pushed back to December

Ms. Kabot's running mate is Chris Nuzzi. Regrettably, Chris Nuzzi's Sign Dogs are back again, pulling out opposition signs and throwing them in the woods. Even if he didn't start it, Chris Nuzzi can make it stop, and he needs to do that, or we'll all think he's OK with this infantile cheating." Oct 29, 09 3:01 PM

Southampton Town approves early retirement plan for senior workers

Chris Nuzzi wants to shorten Board terms. Regrettably, Chris Nuzzi's Sign Dogs are back again, pulling out opposition signs and throwing them in the woods. Even if he didn't start it, Chris Nuzzi can make it stop, and he needs to do that, or we'll all think he's OK with this infantile cheating." Oct 29, 09 3:04 PM

Southampton Town employees protest board over planned layoffs

Chris Nuzzi is keeping quiet about all this. Regrettably, Chris Nuzzi's Sign Dogs are back again, pulling out opposition signs and throwing them in the woods. Even if he didn't start it, Chris Nuzzi can make it stop, and he needs to do that, or we'll all think he's OK with this infantile cheating." Oct 29, 09 3:07 PM

Southampton Town supervisor candidates verbally spar over youth programs, affordable housing in Flanders

Ms. Kabot's running mate is Chris Nuzzi. Regrettably, Chris Nuzzi's Sign Dogs are back again, pulling out opposition signs and throwing them in the woods. Even if he didn't start it, Chris Nuzzi can make it stop, and he needs to do that, or we'll all think he's OK with this infantile cheating." Oct 29, 09 3:10 PM

Judge orders DA's office to investigate alleged call made following Linda Kabot's DWI arrest

Ms. Kabot's running mate is Chris Nuzzi. Regrettably, Chris Nuzzi's Sign Dogs are back again, pulling out opposition signs and throwing them in the woods. Even if he didn't start it, Chris Nuzzi can make it stop, and he needs to do that, or we'll all think he's OK with this infantile cheating." Oct 29, 09 3:13 PM

Southampton Town may see an end to 'anoint and appoint' policy

Chris Nuzzi is apparently keeping quiet about this, just as he ducks so many issues. Regrettably, Chris Nuzzi's Sign Dogs are back again, pulling out opposition signs and throwing them in the woods. Even if he didn't start it, Chris Nuzzi can make it stop, and he needs to do that, or we'll all think he's OK with this infantile cheating." Oct 29, 09 3:17 PM

Throne-Holst proposes 13-point plan to reduce town spending

By the way, where is Chris Nuzzi's plan? Does he support Linda Kabot's budget? As usual, he isn't saying. Regrettably, Chris Nuzzi's Sign Dogs are back again, pulling out opposition signs and throwing them in the woods. Even if he didn't start it, Chris Nuzzi can make it stop, and he needs to do that, or we'll all think he's OK with this infantile cheating." Oct 29, 09 3:20 PM

Throne-Holst missed campaign finance filing deadline

Chris Nuzzi's Sign Dogs are back again, pulling out opposition signs and throwing them in the woods. Even if he didn't start it, Chris Nuzzi can make it stop, and he needs to do that, or we'll all think he's OK with this infantile cheating." Oct 29, 09 3:24 PM

Southampton Town Board candidates say little about proposed 2010 budget

Chris Nuzzi's Sign Dogs are back again, pulling out opposition signs and throwing them in the woods. Even if he didn't start it, Chris Nuzzi can make it stop, and he needs to do that, or we'll all think he's OK with this infantile cheating." Oct 29, 09 3:27 PM

Southampton Town had difficulty with head count of workers

Chris Nuzzi's Sign Dogs are back again, pulling out opposition signs and throwing them in the woods. Even if he didn't start it, Chris Nuzzi can make it stop, and he needs to do that, or we'll all think he's OK with this infantile cheating." Oct 29, 09 3:29 PM

Southampton Town personnel grew while revenues were abundant

Well said, Dodger. I'm sorry to report that Chris Nuzzi's Sign Dogs are back again, pulling out opposition signs and throwing them in the woods. Even if he didn't start it, Chris Nuzzi can make it stop, and he needs to do that, or we'll all think he's OK with this infantile cheating." Oct 29, 09 3:33 PM

Southampton Town candidate debate attracts nearly 200 people

Chris Nuzzi's Sign Dogs are back again, pulling out opposition signs and throwing them in the woods. Even if he didn't start it, Chris Nuzzi can make it stop, and he needs to do that, or we'll all think he's OK with this infantile cheating. " Oct 29, 09 3:36 PM

Southampton Town Board incumbent Sally Pope (D,WF)

Sally Pope has delivered time and again in her nine short months on the Town Board, initiating a State Comptroller's audit of the Town's disastrous (Republican) finances, instituting monthly budget reports (which should have been required all along) to keep close control and prevent recurrence of the money mess, obtaining real reform of the Planning Board to ensure community input before (not after) an environmental determination is made, standing alone against runaway development on County Road 39, constantly opposing building over a plume of contaminated water in Speonk and other environmental catrastrophes, and uncovering rank favoritism by the Highway Superintendent, who let selected paving companies out of their contracts to pave our roads when the price of asphalt spiked, without getting any concessions for the Town in return.

This is an activist, pro-people record of serving the public instead of the special interests. Sally Pope deserves a full term on the Town Board." Oct 30, 09 10:24 AM

Southampton Town Board candidate Bridget Fleming (D)

Bridget Fleming offers more than most candidates for local office, but the especially useful bit of her background will be her experience heading the fraud bureau in the Manhattan DA's office. Not that there's any reason to suspect fraud in Southampton -- it seems to be the only negative that's not presented by the Town's financial mess -- but the skills one develops in looking for fraud are just the skills we need to identify the many, many mistakes made by those who have run our Town for years. This is not so much a matter of placing blame as of learning from past mistakes. Bridget Fleming can be an important part of that effort." Oct 30, 09 10:34 AM

Southampton Town Board incumbent Christopher Nuzzi (R,I,C)

Chris Nuzzi has been a disappointment from Day One of his four years on the Town Board. Mostly, it has been a matter of inaction, saying little and doing less. Chris Nuzzi never questioned or challenged a Republican budget or financial resolution during all the time that the Town got deeper and deeper in its $20 million-dollar hole. By contrast, Anna Throne-Holst and Sally Pope started asking hard questions and probing as soon as they joined the Board. Chris Nuzzi was more like Linda Kabot -- he was there the whole time, but he didn't see the rot because he didn't bother to look.

It hasn't been all inaction with Chris Nuzzi. He takes direction from the Town Republican organization, which has meant Mr. Nuzzi's delaying dark skies legislation by obstructive tactics and trying to purge the Planning Board of two members who have the courage to represent the people instead of the special interests. It has also meant (I'm not making this up) Chris Nuzzi's actually walking out of a budget meeting last year and refusing to participate in the process, saying he preferred the old Skip Heaney method of budgeting . Even Linda Kabot will tell you (gladly) that the old Skip Heaney way of doing things is a big part of why we're in this money mess. But that's what Chris Nuzzi said, so that must be what he believes.

Also, I'm sorry to report that Chris Nuzzi's Sign Dogs are back again, pulling out opposition signs and throwing them in the woods. Even if he didn't start it, Chris Nuzzi can make it stop, and he needs to do that, or we'll all think he approves of this infantile cheating." Oct 30, 09 10:50 AM

Southampton Town Board candidate Jim Malone (C,R,I)

I still haven't heard or read a direct commitment from Jim Malone to leave his County job if he's elected to our Town Board. Mr. Malone's s website says that he is the "Senior Deputy Clerk and Chief Fiscal Director"for Suffolk County, and that he "manages over 130 government employees and hundreds of millions of dollars a year."

Assuming the candidate is not exaggerating his position, this is a big and presumably time-consuming job, a government job in which Jim Malone is not his own boss and must keep regular 9-to-5 hours. Our present Town Board members all work full-time or almost full-time (Chris Nuzzi apparently has flexible hours on his outside work), and they need to, given the crisis the Town is in. We can't afford a brand-new part-timer. Jim Malone needs to make a direct public statement of his intentions, or these doubts will continue.

" Oct 30, 09 10:59 AM

Southampton Town Board incumbent Christopher Nuzzi (R,I,C)

Don't believe it, Mr. Wheeler; it's not true." Oct 30, 09 1:10 PM

Terry, all I know is that I've never touched an opposition sign, and I don't believe anyone on our side has done that this year -- I can't speak for past years, because I wasn't involved then. For the same reason, Mr. Wheeler, I truly did miss the point of the comment you're talking about. As far as I'm concerned, it's not true. If it had some point other than to state as fact something which isn't fact, it went right by me.

I note that none of you is addressing the serious criticisms I directed at Chris Nuzzi. Though that was really the more important substance of my comment, I guess nobody wants to take it on. I wonder why? " Oct 30, 09 9:58 PM

Southampton Town Board incumbent Sally Pope (D,WF)

I'm glad to be reminded of yet another gross shortcoming of the long-time Republican administration: not only did they fail to make monthly budget reports the way any business larger than a hot dog stand does, but when they were finally forced to do it by Sally Pope, they weren't able to implement the policy because they'd fallen so far behind the technical curve that the Town's antiquated computers couldn't generate the reports. This is municipal negligence so bad it would be laughable if it weren't so harmful to taxpayers.

When a contract for paving isn't fulfilled, the principal consequence, regardless of what else results, is that the roads don't get paved. The Highway Superintendent's job is to get the roads paved, so it's a dereliction of duty on that score, in addition to the clear conflict of interest in looking out for the interests of the outside contractors (and political contributors) instead of the Town that pays the Superintendent's salary." Oct 30, 09 10:16 PM

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