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Sep 8, 2009 7:50 PMPublication: The East Hampton Press

Zwirn gets AFL-CIO endorsement

Sep 8, 2009 7:50 PM

“If I wanted to challenge everyone on the petition, I would have to challenge them each separately,” said Ms. Jones of the other candidates. “When you gather petitions, the last thing you should do is stand outside the Post Office or stores because everybody will sign them, even if they can’t. That’s what they did, but I go door to door. They were very sloppy. One of signatures ran ‘where is Theresa Quigley’s name? She is running as an independent.’ They should have just crossed that one off. That’s a crazy signature. It should definitely not be included. They just did a very sloppy job. Carrying petitions is not a hard job.”

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Anyone who votes for Zwirn or any town board members should be checked into a insane assylum
By razza5350 (1911), East Hampton on Sep 8, 09 4:05 PM
razza5350 I cant agree with you more. People need to open their eyes and see the big picture. Come on East Hampton do the right thing. Go Wilkinson!!!
By letskeepitreal (15), sagharbor on Sep 8, 09 4:20 PM
I agree - where, pray-tell - does the AFL-CIO fit in with this Town? I am asking sincerely. Is this an endorsement for the CSEA? I think not.

Dear Beth: Could you please contact the CSEA and see where they stand before you make the giant leap and imply that the local CSEA supports Zwirn? I am just curious and you are just not doing your job. Sorry.
By Board Watcher (534), East Hampton on Sep 9, 09 1:17 AM
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By Beth Young (7), Sag Harbor on Sep 11, 09 11:17 AM
@ Board Watcher:

Your observation above is valid, but I'm going to ask you politely to stop personally attacking my reporter in your comments. It's not the first time, and it's inappropriate.

You can feel free to criticize the paper and its coverage all you want, and ask valid questions about stories, but our policy doesn't allow personal attacks on anyone, including reporters, in comments, and I'm not going to continue to allow it.
By Joseph Shaw, Executive Editor (206), Hampton Bays on Sep 11, 09 12:21 PM
P.S. The story does state that the CSEA has not officially endorsed any candidates.
By Joseph Shaw, Executive Editor (206), Hampton Bays on Sep 11, 09 1:45 PM
Your policies are sound, Mr. Shaw, and I agree that it is inappropriate to criticize a reporter personally for articles that s/he may be directed to write, or in general. I apologize to Ms. Young. As for the article, the word I used was IMPLY and I am referring to the first sentence. i read the story - I see that the CSEA has not officially endorsed any candidates. My question was (and is) whose endorsement matters? The up-island AFL-CIO or our own CSEA - so where is the CSEA on this? Has ...more
By Board Watcher (534), East Hampton on Sep 12, 09 8:52 AM
Probably one of the most least important endorsements you can get. They didn't even contact the Republican candidates -- not even with a questionnaire. The upisland AFL-CIO continously harasses local government when local non-union vendors win bids for local public projects. Anti local business labor unions from upisland are not the groups I would be seeking to back me. The local CSEA on the other hand is a different story. You think the local CSEA is happy with the local Democrat party that ...more
By truthinbonac (46), Amagansett on Sep 25, 09 6:02 PM