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Nov 4, 2009 12:06 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Longtime hopefuls finally earn wins as highway superintendent, Trustee

Nov 4, 2009 12:06 PM

On Tuesday night, not conceding defeat, Mr. Tymann said he thought his position on the ballot was likely a factor in the election night stumble.

“I won’t cast blame on anything. I think I do a good job as a Trustee, but if you look at the dynamics of how this works, my two party lines and being the newest Trustee, I’m the most vulnerable,” Mr. Tymann said. “I got the short end of the stick on a few things.”

In other election news, Southampton Town Justices Deborah E. Kooperstein and Barbara Wilson handily defeated their lone challenger, Stephen Joseph Lynch, who ran on the Independence Party line. Justice Kooperstein garnered 49 percent of the vote, according to the unofficial results, and Justice Wilson garnered 47 percent. Mr. Lynch got 4 percent of the vote. Southampton Town Clerk Sundy Schermeyer ran unopposed for reelection this year.

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Way to go, Bill. Finally!
By Draggerman (955), Southampton on Nov 4, 09 12:06 PM
Good job, Bill!
By fcmcmann (417), Hampton Bays on Nov 4, 09 12:27 PM
If there were ever a town position that should be filled by an appointed professional, selected from a group of qualified individuals with prior experience, with no greard to policital party affiliation, it is that of Highway Superindentent. And after that comes Town Supervisor.

There is a reason that both Southampton and East Hamptown are in a mess - well intentined amateurs can seldom deal with the complexities of managing towns of this size.
By Sag (54), Sag harbor on Nov 4, 09 12:40 PM
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Bill will surely be missed. Alex taking over is like ametuar hour.
By EastEnd68 (888), Westhampton on Nov 4, 09 1:26 PM
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Masterson will be missed like a bad case of hemorrhoids. Morale has already doubled among staff.
By Noah Way (450), Southampton on Nov 4, 09 9:23 PM
Alex will do as good a job as Bill...which isn't saying much! Bill is one heck of a nice fella, but politics runs too high on his list of priorities.
By Dodger (161), Southampton Village on Nov 4, 09 2:31 PM
Congratulations and best of luck to Bill and Alex.
By dagdavid (646), southampton on Nov 4, 09 2:51 PM
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By slamminsammy (104), East Moriches on Nov 5, 09 9:40 AM
Congrats Bill!
By SH Local (8), Southampton on Nov 5, 09 9:50 AM
Way to go Gregor and Pell! You have taken on and won against the machine. The GOP power brokers out here must be steaming mad.
Well Done!
By SHNative (554), Southampton on Nov 5, 09 11:12 AM
I don't like the way this town is run. too much development.
By deKooning (106), southampton on Nov 5, 09 3:03 PM
Only for the last 40 years ...
By Noah Way (450), Southampton on Nov 6, 09 9:01 AM
Alex,
Start up the unimproved road program. Its time that the town charging everyone for maintenance on unimproved roads, take them into the highway system and repair them. Its taxatiion without representation and is unfair. Seek federal monies and make our roads the best there is. Its time for a change and thats why you were voted in.
By North Sea Citizen (568), North Sea on Nov 7, 09 7:09 AM
SSDD we will see alex stuffing political fliers in my door.been trying to have lighting repairs done on my street for 3 years running deaf ear program.depends who you know or who you $^&W.business as usual.
By asurest (117), easthampton on Nov 7, 09 8:45 AM
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By hb61 (2), Hampton Bays on Nov 7, 09 9:06 PM
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By SHNative (554), Southampton on Nov 7, 09 10:38 PM
Alex Gregor becomes the first non-Republican Highway Superintendent in memory, and Bill becomes the first non-Republican Trustee ever, as far as anyone knows. Momentous stuff, but that's all politics -- the real question is, are they any good? Most people would probably concede that Bill Pell's credentials are at least equal to those of any present Trustee, so that it sort of does come back to politics, in the sense that it can't be a bad thing to have some mix in the group, all other factors ...more
By Turkey Bridge (1979), Quiogue on Nov 8, 09 4:36 PM