The East Hampton Republican Committee is throwing their support for town supervisor behind Suffolk County Legis. Jay Schneiderman for the 2013 race, a move that has two-term incumbent supervisor Bill Wilkinson disappointed in his own party.
On Feb. 13, the committee took a formal vote to nominate Schneiderman, a member of the Independence party and a former town supervisor from Montauk, according to Kurt Kappel, the committee chairman. The announcement is not official though, he said, as the committee is waiting to form a full slate first.
A quorum of the 38-member committee was present, Kappel said of the vote. Carole Campolo, the committee secretary, said that she and another member were the only ones to vote against Schneiderman.
As irked residents in Hampton Bays continue to find ways to fight a homeless shelter that the Suffolk County Health Department set up at theHidden Cove Motel, a community across the bay finds itself in a similar situation.
Horse Rescuer Sues After Cruelty Charges Dropped
The owner of a Manorville horse rescue organization has filed a suit against a Suffolk prosecutor after animal cruelty charges lodged against her by the Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals were dropped in November.
According to Newsday, Mona Kanciper is suing Hauppauge attorney Leonard Lato for $5 million in damages since he led the investigation.
Witness Now Says She Did Not See Alleged Assault Victim Grapple With Former Cop
After signing a deposition on Jan. 31 that states she witnessed a former Southampton Village cop and another man "fighting and choking each other out" at a bar, a Southampton woman said Sunday that she has since learned she was wrong about the second man's identity.
Retired police sergeant Darren Gagnon, 51, of Shirley, was charged that night with third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, aftermultiple witnesses said he punched Craig Cardillo, 42, of Bridgehampton, in the face and head three times. While other witnesses stated that Gagnon struck first and Cardillo was on the floor and unconscious before he could fight back, Deanna Annis originally told police a different story.
“Even though I was there and I saw what I thought I saw, it turned out to be a little different than my interpretation,” Annis told Patch.
Survivors Recall HMS Bounty's Last Moments At Hearing
Several surviving crew members of the HMS Bounty have recalled the tall ship's final moments during an investigation into the vessel's loss.
Six people who were on board the ship before she went down during Hurricane Sandy have testified before a federal safety panel of Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board officials, according to WTVR. The investigation, which is scheduled to run through Thursday, is examining the cause of the sinking and will make recommendations on how to prevent a similar incident in the future.
The Bounty was one of several tall ships on display in Greenport last Memorial Day weekend for the village's tall ships festival.