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New Justice Puts on the Robes and Gets To Work

Steven Tekulsky will be arraigning defendants this weekend, and even presiding over his first marriage ceremony on Saturday.

Justice Steven Tekulsky on the bench at the East Hampton Justice Court on Wednesday.
Justice Steven Tekulsky on the bench at the East Hampton Justice Court on Wednesday.
East Hampton Justice Steve Tekulsky presided over court proceedings for the first time on Wednesday.

Tekulsky, who was elected to the position in November, filled in for Justice Lisa R. Rana on her traffic violations calendar, the week before he begins his two-week on, two-week off rotation.

"I felt very comfortable, owing to my years of experience from the other side of the bench and the excellent support I received from Judge [Catherine] Cahill and Judge Rana while sitting alongside them, as well as from the Justice Court clerks and Court Officers," Tekulsky said.

Rana and Cahill, who retired at the end of 2013, had invited Tekulsky to sit with them on the bench to help ease him into his new role. He was sworn in last week.

"I am looking forward to my first full week, starting with arraignments on Saturday and Sunday as well as the opportunity to preside at a wedding on Saturday," Tekulsky said.

MARTIN DREW January 11, 2014 at 08:22 AM
Hopefully the next arraignment will be of the Village Officer CAUGHT TRESSPASSING - along with his YOUTHFUL OFFENDER? Let's see JUSTICE in Action ! SHALL WE?
MARTIN DREW January 11, 2014 at 08:33 AM
Stand tall man of BLUE - take your medicine like REAL MEN are expected to do . No SPECIAL TREATMENT ! Take it like YOU give it ? This guys carreer just ended? A firing on the horizon ? Throw the book at HIM YOUR HONOR ? The book of laws YOU represent . This is ALREADY a embarrassment! BOOK 'EM - JERRY!! Lets see LEADERSHIP in this one! I knew it had Spanish undertones. Might loose a corrupt cop acting above the law ! But wait we must investigate ..LOL.. What a joke .. guess the FIX IS IN!
"Pride of Bonac" January 11, 2014 at 11:39 AM
Thanks for bringing this issue up before the taxpayers - - I am not informed enough on this issue to make a statement other than to say that that in this case when the person is caught breaking the law and the police don't even release the name to the press , it looks like a coverup to me.

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