hamptons local events, express news group

Story - News

May 19, 2011 9:50 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Nuzzi Not Sure If He Will Accept GOP Nomination For Supervisor

Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported that Mr. Nuzzi had accepted the nomination on Wednesday night--Ed.
May 25, 2011 10:25 AM

Although the Southampton Town Republican Committee last week selected Councilman Chris Nuzzi to head the GOP slate and challenge Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst for the supervisor’s seat this November, Mr. Nuzzi, who said he was surprised by the nomination, still hasn’t decided whether he will accept it.

The nomination came only days after Mr. Nuzzi had said that he would not seek it and was not planning a run for the supervisor’s office.

At the same time, Committee Chairman Ernest Wruck this week said he firmly believes Mr. Nuzzi will run for supervisor.

“We have nominated him,” Mr. Wruck said this week. “He is our candidate. If he declines, we’ll deal with it then. But as far as I know, he’s going to be the candidate.”

In an interview at his Town Board office on Tuesday night, Mr. Nuzzi said that while he was flattered by his party’s confidence in him, he will take the next few days, and at most a week, to make a decision.

“I’ve let them know that I would reconsider my prior position and take a little bit of additional time to do that—which I’m doing,” he said. “I do realize an answer at this point has to come sooner rather than later.”

Mr. Nuzzi’s nomination came as a surprise—even to him. He said he didn’t receive word from party officials prior to being nominated, which is considered out of the norm. “I would say it’s slightly unconventional,” he said, laughing.

As late as last Monday, he said he was not interested in running because he wished to spend more time with his family. Mr. Nuzzi, 36, and his wife, Sandy, have four sons—Christopher Jr., 6, Joseph, 4, John, 2, and Anthony, who was born in January.

At the same convention last week, which spanned more than three hours at the Villa Tuscano restaurant in Hampton Bays, the Republicans also selected their candidates for two seats on the Town Board—former Assistant Southampton Town Attorney Christine Preston Scalera and retired Southampton Town Police Lieutenant William Hughes. The committee also selected five Town Trustee candidates—incumbents Ed Warner Jr., Jon Semlear, Fred Havemeyer, Eric Shultz and newcomer Scott Horowitz, an East Quogue resident who serves on the town’s Conservation Board.

Also running for reelection are Town Justice Edward Burke and Tax Receiver Theresa Kiernan.

Immediately after the convention last week, just two days after he had said he wasn’t interested, Mr. Nuzzi, a resident of Westhampton Beach and the director of the South Fork office of Skyline Title, LLC, a title insurance company, declined to discuss the nomination at length and merely thanked his party for its support. He did not deliver a speech and seemed to quickly exit the room soon after the party chose him to run against Ms. Throne-Holst.

Since being nominated by the party, Mr. Nuzzi has received phone calls and emails urging him to run for supervisor, he said. While he said he stands by his initial statements, he noted that there’s still room to reconsider.

“It certainly doesn’t mean that somebody couldn’t go back and assess or reassess, obviously, from both a personal perspective and otherwise whether or not they’d want to jump into a campaign like this,” he said. “You know, all I can say is, if I were to do so, I would do it a hundred percent.”

After the convention, Mr. Wruck said Mr. Nuzzi was the obvious choice for the supervisor position, noting that he claimed the most votes out of all the candidates in a 2009 election in which Town Councilman Jim Malone and Ms. Throne-Holst also were elected.

Mr. Wruck also said it’s not uncommon for candidates to frequently change their minds when considering running for office. He said he believed Mr. Nuzzi was keeping his options open. “Never say never, I guess, is the name of the game,” he said smiling.

This week, he said he was not sure what the protocol would be if Mr. Nuzzi declined the nomination, only noting that there are legal procedures that would have to be taken to fill a vacancy. There are others who were interested in the supervisor’s seat, but he declined to name them or state how many.

“I think there’s a difference between news and fact and speculation and rumor,” he said. “At this point, we have nominated him. Clearly, we think he’s the best candidate, and most qualified and most likely to win. And he has not declined. So at this point, I’m going to move forward on the assumption that he is the candidate and I don’t think speculating on other things is helpful.”

1  |  2  >>  

You've read 1 of 7 free articles this month.

Already a subscriber? Sign in

HAH! Nuzzi? One word: Kratoville
By peoplefirst (787), Southampton on May 19, 11 10:05 AM
1 member liked this comment
Two words in rebuttal: Michael Sordi. Who voted for him despite being warned about his missed appearances in Nassau County? Oh yes that would be the Supervisor who wanted to help out a defeated Nassau County Exec and Dem State Chair! And then enrolled in the Independence Party so she wouldn't have to worry about getting an authorization for that line as a non-party member. Tell me peoplefirst any complaints about Mr. Kratoville's job performance? Has he missed any deadlines? So who has the better ...more
By NTiger (543), Southampton on May 19, 11 10:57 AM
1 member liked this comment
You still on that kick, Tiger? Look, we know you and Kratoville are friends, you said it on tape in front of the board. But what the hey, the guy was the only one they looked at, and he went in there with a load of baggage, a big lawsuit against Riverhead for letting him go, losing the Republican committee's financial books, and he was the money man for the OTB that ran out of money. Maybe he hasn't screwed up yet, but Nuzzi and Graboski and Malone are shooting craps with the people's money by ...more
By clam pie (161), Westhampton on May 19, 11 11:17 AM
2 members liked this comment
Why is Kratoville's adequate (which, by the way, is subjective) job performance an excuse for his illegal hiring by Nuzzi, Malone and Graboski? As I said below, I am not a supporter of ATH, but had she done the same thing I can only imagine the response from the right.
By progressnow (556), sag harbor on May 19, 11 11:36 AM
If Nuzzi does decide to run, he should fear that some of his dirty secrets will be exposed. It is sad his party couldn't come up with a more honorable and honest man.
By Mrs.Sea (268), Sag Harbor on May 19, 11 10:26 AM
And you, of course, know all of Nuzzi's "dirty secrets," don't you, and will be sharing them with us in detail, won't you? (Under your real name, of course.)

No one needs any more information about Christopher Nuzzi than is already a matter of public record: P1st already named the biggest, and more recently, there's the gutless Tenaglia-Wilson flip-flop.

But that same brush tarnishes ATH (and Fleming) as well.

Wow, does this Town Board need an infusion of fresh blood! ...more
By Frank Wheeler (1826), Northampton on May 19, 11 10:50 AM
1 member liked this comment
Headline: Southampton Town GOP Throws in the Towel... Needs more time to get act together.
By V.Tomanoku (790), southampton on May 19, 11 10:48 AM
1 member liked this comment
People first was adequeatly adressed by NTiger. I'm not saying that the Kratoville thing was done perfectly - but there have been no issues with his job performance unlike the horrendous problems associated with Mr. Sordi (and don't forget the subsequent payout to him which is costing tax payers extra $$$).

Nuzzi is the obvious choice - republicans like him and he is a level headed guy. Who else would they put up? The only wrinkle is him saying he wasn't interested in running and now ...more
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on May 19, 11 11:27 AM
I am with those opposed to Nuzzi. I am not a supporter of ATH, but the Kratoville appointment is enough of an issue to make Nuzzi a terrible candidate. As for his job performance, he is a part time member of a board paid handsomely just to show up. The Kratoville appointment IS his job performance.
By progressnow (556), sag harbor on May 19, 11 11:34 AM
1 member liked this comment
I could not agree more with progress now. I've always felt that Nuzzi was only there for the moment and does not come across as prepared or particularly very interested. Often he has become the butt end of jibes by Ms Fleming as to whether he is following the proceedings etc. This apparent disinterest coupled with his statement that he would not seek the Supervisor's position in order to spend more time with his young family leaves one wondering whether he will have it in him to deal with the day ...more
By V.Tomanoku (790), southampton on May 19, 11 12:02 PM
"Bender does not fit the bill of fresh blood - the guy did nothing for the real people of FRNCA (only what the members who showed up foolishly wanted) and I would think the number of voters coming out of the FRNCA area is pretty small."

Nature, this is the most absurd quote on here right now. So Brad Bender did what the members of FRNCA, who care enough about their community to show-up to meetings, wanted him to do....and this is a bad thing? If people in a community have a specific issue, ...more
By LMVT (56), Shinnecock Indian Reservation on May 19, 11 6:42 PM
1 member liked this comment

What about the Wilson appointment is this ATH & Bridget's job performance (we will have to wait to vote malone out of office)? What about Flemming & ATH, they work pt for ft pay don't they?

By reg rep (408), Southampton on May 19, 11 10:34 PM
No Bridget works FULL-TIME in a part-time job for part-time pay!
By sirpoochala (78), Hampton Bays on May 20, 11 3:50 PM
Did you forget when Bridget ran for this position she said she would continue working as an Attorney. Has she closed her office? The answer is No. This position as Councilwoman is part time for Bridget. Word has it she is hardly in town hall.
BTW $60,000 is darn good for a part time job especially in this economy.
By reg rep (408), Southampton on May 23, 11 11:29 AM
Brad Bender absolutely DOES fit "the bill of fresh blood." I haven't always agreed with the man, but there's no questioning his abilities and dedication to public service. (He's no "hack.")

And I think -- and yes, there's a dollop of provincialism here -- that this corner of the Town should have some solid representation on the Town Board.
By Frank Wheeler (1826), Northampton on May 29, 11 9:42 AM
A choice between a loyal Republican foot soldier who votes as instructed by the Republican Committee or a creature of the STPD PBA. This is essential realpolitik.

Not a palatable choice but an easy one. Nuzzi will appoint more loyal Republican drones to Town jobs. That's bad, but conventional patronage.

By contrast, ATH is a whited sepulcre. She is sponsored by the PBA; has said that she didn't think they necessarily had to work a full twenty years before receiving a full ...more
By highhatsize (4217), East Quogue on May 19, 11 11:44 AM
2 members liked this comment
Not so fast, highhat. The new Chief, whose appointment you attribute wholly to ATH, does not favor 12-hour tours, which you say are "a given." (See 27east, 5/18 piece on Wilson's plans.) We all get it wrong sometimes, but if you're wrong about this, what else might you be wrong about? Maybe whether or not Chris Nuzzi has a pulse?
By fidelis (199), westhampton beach on May 19, 11 12:21 PM
to fidelis:

Not so fast right back at you, fidelis.

A well-known ploy in Congress is to move various versions of a bill, differentiated by amendments, so that members will have an opportunity to vote both "Yes" and "No" on a controversial proposal.

Here, that function is provided by the "labor-relations" committee on the p.d., newly created by ATH, chaired by Honest Jim Malone (who voted for Wilson on orders from the Conservative Party Committee) and an STPD PBA representative. ...more
By highhatsize (4217), East Quogue on May 19, 11 1:28 PM
Hey HH you said:

"left the STPD untouched in staffing, pay, and annual pay increase when dozens of other town employees were fired during the budget crunch; "

How's about you back that up with some facts! Can you show me the resolutions where these FILLED positions were eliminated and the employees were terminated?

What's that? You can't find any resolutions relating to that? You can't remember exactly when it happend? Hmm....

Oh right, because it never ...more
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on May 20, 11 9:22 AM
Highhat, I think your argument's flawed. First, I don't know if the players here have the head for the chess game you're describing. More importantly, why would Wilson go through all this? Unlike the Congress people in your example, he's not up for re-election in two years. Twelve-hour tours would have been discussed at the interview, and he would have stated his position then, so why should he do this dance you're talking about now?
By fidelis (199), westhampton beach on May 20, 11 10:39 AM
Why are you uncomfortable with what you seem to describe as a cozy relationship between Ms. Throne-Holst and the SHT PBA but yet comfortable with having president of the Superior Officers Union appointed as chief? It seems there is some ambiguity in your position.
By shaka zulu (3), Southampton on May 21, 11 12:40 PM
Was Nuzzi lying??????? :(
By Bel (86), southampton on May 19, 11 12:05 PM
I said it elsewhere and I'll say it here!

Are they serious? Bill Hughes lost last time. Christine Preston-Scalera is a total unknown, with the exception that she's was a Southampton Town attorney, and Christopher Nuzzi, when he wasn't playing with his BlackBerry, engineered the disastrous Kratoville affair and gave us the infamous (and very costly) "Back-Room" budget* . It's gonna' be harder than ever for the Republicans to pull the wool over the voters eyes this time.

* A 10 ...more
By EastEndHomie (27), Southampton on May 19, 11 12:45 PM

EastEndHomie: I'm not necessarily a supporter of Nuzzi but if you want to do an educated criticism of his decision to go with the 5% figure as an abolute mistake, it is because it appears you have no idea of the nature of the Bond market!

To a competent public financie official, the term with no prepayment (normal as these long term bonds are securitized and the investors demands it) the 5% bonds could very well be the right decision depending on your projection of the future increases ...more
By Common Sense (56), Southampton on May 19, 11 1:55 PM
Are you serious EEHomie? Bridget Flemming lost first time around too, did you forget? Both her and ATH were unknown when running for town council. first time around. Bridget can walk out of a work session to take a cell phone call, I guess that is ok. Also lets not forget how & why Wilson was appointed chief, don't even try to say this was not a back room deal. As far as Kratoville goes not even the ethics board could find anything wrong with the appointment So who is trying to pull the wool ...more
By reg rep (408), Southampton on May 19, 11 10:25 PM
Anna was one of the founders of Hayground School....also the ED of the Bridgehampton Day Care and Rec Center...right here you are outreaching to 2 completely different groups...then her children went to Ross there is another group ...so she was not so unknown...in this 3 you have the Hippie, Black and Rich community that already knew her for years.........
By Bel (86), southampton on May 19, 11 11:16 PM
what a stupid comment by bel
By fcmcmann (417), Hampton Bays on May 20, 11 8:24 AM
Let me see if I've got this right....If you lose an election you should never run for office again...?
By Tennyson (77), Quogue on May 20, 11 9:12 AM
OK you naysayers and conspiracy-mongers, be fearful; very fearful of Nuzzi as a candidate for Supervisor. You will find, as Supervisor, he will be a good leader, a decisive administrator and discerning public official.

Those "in the know" who actually have worked with, and are familar with, Nuzzi and his outlook on life will attest to his honesty, his hard-work and welcoming demeanor to all his constituents.

The fiasco that was Kratoville had many fathers; it's a feeble but nice ...more
By JimmyKBond (156), Hampton Bays on May 19, 11 1:22 PM
1 member liked this comment
Did Nuzzi vote for the Kratoville appointment or did he not? He did. Regardless of how many "fathers" can lay claim to that "fiasco" this article is about Nuzzi and he is guilty as charged.
By fcmcmann (417), Hampton Bays on May 19, 11 6:47 PM
" ... Oh, alright, I'lll do it, I guess. I mean if you've got nobody else, might as well be me, right?"
By William Rodney (561), southampton on May 19, 11 4:08 PM
Here's Chris Nuzzi in the May 19 issue of the Southampton Press, saying he won't run for Supervisor: "I'm perfectly happy in my Town Council seat. I'm interested in seeing through a number of initiatives in the upcoming year, and it gives me the opportunity to serve the community and also have time for a young family and also focus on other interests as well. Based upon that, I made the decision this year not to run."

In a complete turnaround, as reported on May 19 by 27east, he runs ...more
By fidelis (199), westhampton beach on May 20, 11 11:02 AM
Come on guys, Nuzzi was going to run all along. They were just trying to keep it quiet putting some mystique into the process. Think about it, Nuzzi is to young to just spend time with his family and not work.

Talking about elected official being told what to do, take a look at ATH she has been bought and sold by the PBA, CSEA Pete Collins and anyone else for a price. Lets see who the Conservative's endorse.
By reg rep (408), Southampton on May 20, 11 11:25 AM
1 member liked this comment
"Mystique"?? Give me a break, reg rep. When I elect a guy, I don't want "mystique", I want him to say what he'll do and then do it. Period. And I'll tell you something else. That "young family" he talks about will be an issue. The man's got 4 boys under the age of 6, and supervisor is a demanding job. If he gets in, he'll either short-change the job or short-change his family. He can't do right by both.
By clam pie (161), Westhampton on May 20, 11 12:04 PM
Mystified might be a better word. Face it Nuzzi is a dud and you know it. They had a candidate that wanted the job and was not shy about it. A candidate with character and guts who was not afraid to ruffle some feathers. What happened to her?
By V.Tomanoku (790), southampton on May 20, 11 12:44 PM
Nuzzi doesn't want to run. Read his response above: “That was very nice of the people to think of me as a viable candidate,” he said. The GOP committee is just trying to push him into running. He has another job which he would have to stop and that would mean he would take a big drop in income. Not going to happen.
By goldenrod (505), southampton on May 20, 11 1:47 PM
Wow, the only one on here who got it right...impressive. The Republican Committee is a disaster and should be embarassed.
By getalife (61), Southampton on May 25, 11 5:36 PM
to Nature:

All I know is what I have read (or have not read) in the newspapers. Originally, it was reported that forty civil servants would be fired. (I forget if this is before or after Linda Kabot fired the entire Animal Control department.) I am sure that a reliable and attentive newspaper such as the Southampton Press would have noted if NO ONE was terminated. That would be big news. Perhaps someone reading this who knows of the referenced terminations can reply?

I note ...more
By highhatsize (4217), East Quogue on May 20, 11 1:48 PM
People absolutely were pushed out of their jobs, but this paper was unable to get anyone to speak about it. ATH was ruthless. She says one thing with a charming smile to the press while it takes her picture, and does another. Too bad some insiders won't talk, but they are too afraid of losing their jobs also.
By goldenrod (505), southampton on May 20, 11 1:57 PM

That's the worst reply you've submitted to date. You read once that there was a plan to elimintae 40 positions but you never read that it DIDN'T happen, so therefore it MUST have happend. What planet are you on? Don't you think if FORTY people were outright terminated from there positions that there would have been articles about that?

Guess what, for every position eliminated there is a TB resolution stating such. Go through the old TB Agendas and find me those resoltuions ...more
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on May 20, 11 2:11 PM
to Nature:

I refer you to goldenrod's post - and your acceptance of it. You claim that to say that people were fired is an outright lie. The plain truth, however, is that your construction is a blatant finesse of the facts, and that the person lying is YOU.

The ONLY phenomenon that is important is that civil servants lost their jobs because ATH forced them out. You can call that being "fired" or being "retired" but the fact is that they LOST THEIR JOBS. Call a spade a spade ...more
By highhatsize (4217), East Quogue on May 20, 11 2:32 PM
You are trying to hide your claims under Goldenrods umbrella and it's not going to fly.

What you said (that 40 + people were fired) is NOT the same as Goldrenrod saying that some people were "forced out". I know this is difficult for you to comprehend so let me explain. . .

What you stated as fact is that 40 civil servants had their positions (and therefore, their jobs) eliminated and found themselves on the unemployment rolls.

What Goldendrod is saying is that the Supervisor ...more
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on May 21, 11 2:56 PM
Maybe he just wants to wait and see if the world ends on Saturday........
By CommonSense (71), Southampton on May 20, 11 3:31 PM
Which is it - Nuzzi is undecided or you guys screwed up and reported it incorrectly, or both or neither? I bet many people have skipped over your note of correction at the beginning of this post - I did not see it right away.

In any event - pretty friggin' big mistake on your part, Mr. Editor.
By William Rodney (561), southampton on May 20, 11 3:57 PM
No excuses--my mistake, based on a misunderstanding between the reporter (who was on top of it) and the editors.

On Wednesday evening, after receiving the nomination, Mr. Nuzzi was interviewed and spoke as if he were planning a campaign. But in a follow-up interview today, he made clear that he has not officially accepted the nomination.

My apologies.
By Joseph Shaw, Executive Editor (206), Hampton Bays on May 20, 11 4:08 PM
Perhaps a little knowledge of the Election Law might be helpful here. In the first place these convention selections have no legal effect whatsoever. They are simply a way to energize County Committeepeople who will have to carry designating petitions during the prescribed time periods and filed with the Board of Elections in order to have the candidates placed on the ballot. Then those named on the designating petitions can decline the designation. When that occurs the persons named as a Committee ...more
By NTiger (543), Southampton on May 20, 11 5:28 PM
This comment has been removed because it is a duplicate, off-topic or contains inappropriate content.
By Joseph Shaw, Executive Editor (206), Hampton Bays on May 20, 11 4:08 PM
Another site reported the story as if Nuzzi was running as well. They actually ran the story first. IMO the reaction to his choice might be more at play here.
By V.Tomanoku (790), southampton on May 20, 11 4:16 PM
1 member liked this comment
This comment has been removed because it is a duplicate, off-topic or contains inappropriate content.
By PBR (4956), Southampton on May 20, 11 5:12 PM
Whoa, editor, so much for free speech!
By PBR (4956), Southampton on May 20, 11 5:49 PM
O, that's right -- you routinely reject policies and guidelines of sites you join -- and then get PO'ed when you are disinvited to participate (OTBB) or "censored" (here).

Perhaps you should set up your own blog and say whatever you want.

By Frank Wheeler (1826), Northampton on May 21, 11 1:08 AM

Have a good weekend Frank/Dean.
By PBR (4956), Southampton on May 21, 11 7:35 PM
Mr Nzzie,spend more time with your family OK,
By Etians rd (543), Southampton on May 20, 11 7:17 PM
Nice spelling and grammar...
By getalife (61), Southampton on May 25, 11 5:36 PM

If he is undecided at this point- - -It tells the people that he lacks enthustiasm to do the job correctly -- Don't need that kind of leader -- What has he shown in his past deeds????
By pride of bonac (42), easthampton on May 20, 11 10:44 PM
1 member liked this comment

They should just leave Nuzzi alone to do what he is comfortable in doing. A reluctant candidate is a prescription for failure. This is symptomatic of the ugly developments in Southampton politics that have taken a turn for the worse.

The Republican Party does a weak imitation of Tammany Hall with orders handed down by Thor to its political minions with implicit threats for non-compliance.

Anna tries to support her decision to deny Tenaglia an appointment as Chief by putting ...more
By Obbservant (449), southampton on May 21, 11 10:19 AM
3 members liked this comment
Hear! Hear! Throw'em all out, at the first opportunity!
By Frank Wheeler (1826), Northampton on May 21, 11 10:22 AM
2 members liked this comment
Chris knows this is not the year to run-why run and lose. Wait for a better time.
By EastEnd68 (888), Westhampton on May 21, 11 1:43 PM
Mr Nuzzi has has two years in order to consider this decision. Why does he need another week?
Also, in such a run, Mr. Nuzzi will have to address his experience in Brookhaven town as the special assistant then Supervisor LaValle who was allowed to step down amid the worst scandals in Crookhaven town history.
By SHNative (554), Southampton on May 21, 11 2:04 PM
What "experience" in Brookhaven? DO you know something that no one else knows? Chris Nuzzi was a great public servant in Brookhave and helped many residents with problems, irrespective of party. He is well respected in Brookhaven by everyone. Don't pull that crookhaven BS on Nuzzi because it does not stick. I was hoping he would run for congress against the lump Tim Bishop -- the real light weight who is an embarrasment to the east end.
By Yesouthh (21), water mill on May 22, 11 9:37 PM
I was shocked by his incompetence and misleading statements on a town business matter. I am not a resident of SH.
By harbor (415), East Hampton on May 21, 11 8:56 PM
to Nature:

You spend an inordinate amount of time quibbling about the difference between being fired and being retired. Being retired early against one's will is the equivalent of being fired with benefits. The essential fact of both phenomena remains unchanged. Your disingenuous verbose parsing notwithstanding, the employee still LOSES THE JOB that he wanted to keep.

You also challenge the number who were forced out. It seems a feckless rebuttal since one employee forced out ...more
By highhatsize (4217), East Quogue on May 22, 11 1:48 AM
1 member liked this comment

This is all that needs to be said. . .

"to Nature:

All I know is what I have read (or have not read) in the newspapers. Originally, it was reported that forty civil servants would be fired."

By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on May 22, 11 8:09 PM
to Nature:

Res ipsa loquitur.
By highhatsize (4217), East Quogue on May 22, 11 11:20 PM
1 member liked this comment
I attended a kick off party for Anna, Bridget and Brad Friday evening. It was anounce that Chriss Nuzzi is not running for the Supervisors seat. I really feel he has made the right decision..

Carol C.
By Carol (109), East Quogue on May 22, 11 3:04 PM
That is what Anna, Bridget and Brad wish. ATH with her lies on the Kabot case, her consistent habit of putting her foot in her mouth, and the fact that she is so over her head, I'm sure the thing she does not want is to run against Nuzzi. Could you imagine a ATH - Nuzzi one on one debate - out there on the stage in front of the cameras all by themselves - with no filtering and no one to help her? She will be pummeled and thoroughly exposed for the empty shell she is.
By Yesouthh (21), water mill on May 22, 11 9:43 PM
1 member liked this comment
Speaking purely politically, if Nuzzi runs he will win. It will be a very costly and hard fought race which will be incredibly close. He will also help the 2 Republican town board nominees but Bridget Fleming will win reelection. If Nuzzi does not run, the Dems will sweep the election. Brad Bender, in my view, is a strong candidate than either of the 2 Republicans he will be running against. BTW, I have been wrong before but my predictions have been fairly "on the mark.'
By Integrity Party Guy (26), Riverhead on May 22, 11 4:08 PM
Supervisors get paid what, about $85 grand a year I think? We should require them to work full time for that wage. If they want to work part time and still run for office, then they must agree to work for half pay, this will show they are dedicated to the position. And they should clock in. If they do not put in at least 20 hours a week, then a special election should be held for their replacement. See who agrees to run then.
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on May 23, 11 9:40 AM
For the sake of the Town I hope Nuzzi goes for it! He's done a great job as a councilmember and is well liked by the community. I'm sure ATH and the other Dems are shaking in their boots at the thought of him running because he, Scalera, and Hughes would surely be looking at a clean sweep.
By hb guy (17), Hampton Bays on May 23, 11 3:02 PM
Chris Nuzzi has a long political rap sheet here in Southampton, more than enough to sink him even without any "Crookhaven" material (of which I know nothing), but it's not worth listing it all unless he actually runs.
By fidelis (199), westhampton beach on May 23, 11 4:25 PM
Nuzzi has been the most knowledable, honest, hard working and intelligent member of that Board. The fact he was THE largest vote getter in the last election -- including ATH -- speaks volumes. Chris Nuzzi is the DEMS and ATH's worst nightmare, plain and simple.
By Yesouthh (21), water mill on May 23, 11 8:17 PM
2009 --
ATH -- 7.137 in a two way race

Nuzzi -- 7,171 in a four way race

Do you realize how overwhelming those numbers are for Nuzzi? Nuzzi in a 4-way race gets more votes than ATH in a two way race -- That is real powerful and must send shivers down the spine of ATH and her INDY and DEM friends.
By Yesouthh (21), water mill on May 23, 11 8:26 PM
Hate to spoil the comparison but in Nuzzi's 4 way race everyone had two votes thus making it mathematically and in reality the equivalent of a two way race. One must also consider the caliber of the opponents they were each facing. (Remember one of them had an opponent who had allegedly been driving while intoxicated, a charge from which the opponent was exonerated after trial) So in 2009 they ran for different offices in pretty much a dead heat. The Supervisor has the advantage/disadvantage of ...more
By NTiger (543), Southampton on May 23, 11 10:16 PM
The man has a large, young family to be responsible for and to consider - an interest that trumps politics or the town. He's working two jobs now - his full time job and his part time town board position. His gross income would probably drop by a third or more if he had to give up his full time job to be supervisor. Unfortunately, relatively low salaries are why many well qualified people don't step forward to run for office unless they have the financial resources to allow them to do so.
By goldenrod (505), southampton on May 23, 11 4:26 PM
I agree with goldenrod's statement. Chris is a solid public servant. All these empty "crookhaven" comments are baseless and just insults. You got something? Put up or shut up. If Chris runs he will win and the PBA girls know it. "Men in kilts, what more could a girl want", eh Anna.
By gusbeme (33), southampton on May 23, 11 7:10 PM
Gusbeme and Yesouthh are right. Stop with the "Crookhaven" comments since you can't back it up with anything. Was Mr. Nuzzi convicted of anything? No. Was he charged with anything? No. Was he investigated for anything? No.

If we are going to play the "guilt-by-association" game we can have lots of fun with our local politicians - especially if we try following all of the money trails that led tot he Town misusing CPF funds, the Town screwing up assessments, missing millions of dollars ...more
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on May 23, 11 8:59 PM
How long you say, until the penal laws are changed and political corruption becomes a capital punishment crime. How many roads must a man walk down . . . . As Mr. Zimmerman said - the answer is blowin in the wind. Or maybe when someone in Town understands that you don't ignore town code requirements you repeal them. Ah forget it more chance that the world will end at 6 pm last Saturday.
By NTiger (543), Southampton on May 23, 11 10:22 PM
Notice how new to the site gusbeme (2 posts) and Yesouthh (4 posts) are. Makes you wonder. Are they new soldiers just recruited by the Republican generals to boost Chris Nuzzi (who surely needs a boost)? Or are they one or more old commenters trying to come on as a new person, shedding the burden of all the craziness he (or she) has posted before? Old wine in new bottles, eh?
By fidelis (199), westhampton beach on May 24, 11 4:11 PM
Hmmmm, "old wine in a new bottle", I like that fidelis! But you said yourself you have no knowledge of crookhaven material, I think we should debate the issues and not hollow insults....nothing wrong with that is there? By the way, you can just call me the "wine connoisseur" from now on and may be sometime we can toast a nice Merlot together, eh fidelis.
By gusbeme (33), southampton on May 24, 11 6:46 PM
In an earlier comment on this thread, I said Chris Nuzzi has a long political rap sheet in Southampton, but it isn't worth reciting it unless he runs. Maybe that's wrong. Maybe Mr. Nuzzi should have some idea of what he'll have to answer for if he runs for Supervisor. Maybe that will help him decide. Here's just a partial list:

// Chris Nuzzi was elected in 2005, right in the midst of all the financial mismanagement that put the town in so much trouble, but in the 4 long years of his ...more
By fidelis (199), westhampton beach on May 27, 11 11:42 AM
1 member liked this comment
Hey Fidelis, I must be hitting a nerve with that long response...now let me get this straight Nuzzi will have a lot of answering to do because he was against a flawed dark skies proposal and voted against a town Sustainability Coordinator in the middle of the biggest financial crisis the town ever had? Oh my gosh, Chris must be shaking in his boots over over that.....pour another glass of Merlot and chill out, "men in Kilts, what more could a girl want", eh Fidelis?
By gusbeme (33), southampton on May 27, 11 8:08 PM
This has nothing to do with you, and everything to do with Chris Nuzzi.
By fidelis (199), westhampton beach on May 27, 11 8:13 PM
That is a true statement fidelis, except a few comments back I commented that the "crookhaven" comments about chris were hollow and baseless and your response was to attack me and comment that I may be "a new soldier recruted by the Republicn Generals". As you have stated, this election has nothing to do with me and everything to do with Anna......try to lay off the Merlot and stick to the topic, "what more could a girl want", eh fidelis?
By gusbeme (33), southampton on May 28, 11 4:39 PM
You're clearly fixated on merlot and men in kilts -- your problem, not mine, but I suspect you're just trying to distract people from my above post (5/27, 11:42 AM) describing 15 different kinds of serious trouble that will confront Chris Nuzzi if he runs for Supervisor. People should read that, rather than your adolescent maundering.
By fidelis (199), westhampton beach on May 29, 11 4:06 PM
1 member liked this comment
My, my how quickly we forget, the Merlot comment is from you and the "men in Kilts" comment is from your PBA girls, Anna and Bridget. The so called 15 kinds of serious trouble you mentioned are your slanted view and nothing that will bother Chris. Of course Anna covering up serious problems with the town Attorney, Michael Sordi, and then giving him a sweetheart golden parachute deal will be far more difficult to explane. I can see you do not like to be called on your inaccuracies but shouldn't ...more
By gusbeme (33), southampton on May 29, 11 5:59 PM
Apparently, your MO is repetition, as in, "what more . . . etc." If that's to be the game, then before the site takes us both down for being duplicative, I'll just say once again that folks should check my above post (5/27/ 11:42 AM) to see a few of the things Chris Nuzzi has done that he shouldn't and some of the many things he hasn't done that he should. In the latter category is his long silence during the Heaney years while the town's money went down the drain. This is a guy who won't choose ...more
By fidelis (199), westhampton beach on May 30, 11 9:15 AM
1 member liked this comment
BTW, in that 5/27 post at 11:42 AM, the 5th of the 15 charges begins, "He actually walked of a budget meeting . . ." It should read, "He actually walked out of a budget meeting . . ."
By fidelis (199), westhampton beach on May 31, 11 10:48 AM
1 member liked this comment
Is the Fairway Cafe open at Poxabogue yet?
By PBR (4956), Southampton on May 31, 11 12:45 PM
So Nuzzi is the fly in that ointment? Costing the Town so much $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$?
By summertime (589), summerfield fl on May 31, 11 1:25 PM
Nuzzi's just keeping the seat warm till they dig up someone else. Marietta Seaman had enough to say at a town board meeting not long ago, so why doesn't she run? With all her fishwife screaming at the board, you'd think she'd step up to it, but maybe she only likes to run off her mouth.
By clam pie (161), Westhampton on May 31, 11 8:18 PM
1 member liked this comment
See March 23rd article:


Today is June 1, 2011.
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Jun 1, 11 8:42 PM