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Two Dems Have Stepped Down, Now Two Others Step Up

Pete Hammerle and Julia Prince have left the town board and Sylvia Overby and Peter Van Scoyoc are set to join it on Tuesday.

Along with 2012, a new fiscal year for the Town of East Hampton will be ushered in on Tuesday morning as two new council people take their seats at the dais.

will take their seats. Elected for four year terms, the Democrats will join a majority Republican board consisting of Town Supervisor , Councilwoman Theresa Quigley, and Dominick Stanzione.

, who have served on the town's planning and zoning boards, are replacing Julia Prince and Pete Hammerle, both of whom did not seek re-election. They were both Democrats.

Hammerle, who served four terms, after being screened by the Democratic committee earlier this year. He served as Acting Supervisor for a short time when then supervisor Bill McGintee resigned in October 2009 following financial mismanagement that resulted in the town being in debt $27 million and charges being filed against budget officer Ted Hults.

Prince, a former town code enforcement officer, served just one term, helping steer the town through the financial problems early in her appointment.

Both were thanked for their dedication to the town in a town board meeting last month.

Overby and Van Scoyoc will be sworn in during an in East Hampton Town Hall on Tuesday at 10 a.m. A regular work session will follow at 11 a.m.

Quigley is not expected to be in attendance on Tuesday due to a trip overseas.

Lynn Kaplan January 03, 2012 at 01:14 PM
Let's hope that these new board members are not just business as usual. The politicians on the East End are really good at "lip service". They talk about the necessity to "keep jobs local" and "allow our local residents to have local jobs" and "we need to allow our children to be able to live and work here". What do they do? Just the opposite. Take their business out of town and give it to the "big guys"! Please. They did it to Shaw Aero with 160 jobs, to the Red Horse Marketf when Jerry and David had it, to Citarella's at Red Horse, and now they are doing it to Island Group, who employs more than 20 people, most of them living on the East End. Where are they going to go, politicians??

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