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Mar 8, 2010 6:17 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Southampton Town Board work session canceled

Mar 8, 2010 6:17 PM

The Southampton Town Board work session scheduled for Thursday, March 11, is canceled, Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst announced in a memo on Monday.

The next regularly scheduled work session will take place on Thursday, March 18, at 9:30 a.m. in the Town Board room in Town Hall.

Jennifer Garvey, a spokeswoman for Ms. Throne-Holst, said the work session was canceled for many reasons. Namely, because several items that were to be on Thursday’s agenda had been postponed anyway, leaving only one issue to discuss, which was not timely, and Councilwoman Nancy Graboski will be in Washington D.C. with Honor Flight, a non-profit that transports veterans to war memorials.

Ms. Throne-Holst will instead be attending an event at Molloy College in Rockville Centre where a long-range plan for Long Island will be discussed, Ms. Garvey said.

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Here we go again.

The first Town Board meeting after the swearing in on New Years was also canceled. I seem to recall that Anna and Nancy were both out of town. Correct me if I am wrong.

Both that meeting and this one were on the agenda weeks ahead of time.

There are no issues to "work" on at present time?

Anna and Nancy, you owe us more than this. You work for US. Please stick around and attend previously scheduled meetings.

PS -- This announcement comes ...more
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Mar 8, 10 8:17 PM
PS -- Why was it necessary to cancel the meeting? If the other Board members could attend the work session, is this just Anna (and Nancy?) making sure that nothing gets discussed while they are out of town?
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Mar 8, 10 8:23 PM
Pick up the phone and ask them.
By Terry (380), Southampton on Mar 9, 10 5:00 PM
Well, I'm still in town and I will be down at my local polling place in Hampton Bays to do my duty. Yes, I will be voting and listening to all the discussion and opinions from everyone. I will be casting my vote for Bill Hughes and whether there be a quorom or not that is my mission.
We all need to keep our eye on the mission at hand. This is important.
By RonM (8), Hampton Bays on Mar 8, 10 9:24 PM
I have cast my vote for Bridget Fleming! Southampton Town cannot afford to have a Supermajority.
Fleming will bring balance to the town board. Do not worry RonM, the Republican will still have the majority if Fleming wins.
By SHNative (554), Southampton on Mar 9, 10 8:50 AM
Presumably, Jim Malone was on board with the cancellation. He can use the time to catch up on work at his REAL job, (Suffolk County Deputy Clerk), now that he has decided to dishonor his campaign pledge to quit that job.

Jim has been the preferred Republican candidate for Supervisor for years. When he finally gets to run for that seat, will he, again, pledge to give up his county job?

Ah, well. It's all semantics. To paraphrase a colleague of Jim's, Spiro Agnew, this "post-Watergate ...more
By highhatsize (4217), East Quogue on Mar 9, 10 2:22 PM
An entire post without the diatribe re cops. WOW.

But you are wrong here as well.
By Terry (380), Southampton on Mar 9, 10 3:06 PM
How is he wrong?
Jim did pledge to give up his county job. I recall him saying to me in person he wanted to give back to the public. How is having two tax funded jobs giving back?

I realize the Town Council position is considered part time and heck the pay isn't as good as what is being proposed for homeless sex offenders, but he signed on for it and should keep his word.
By ICE (1214), Southhampton on Mar 10, 10 2:35 AM
Sounds like a few sour grapes are still clinging to the vine regarding Jim Malone. Be honest and state the real reasons you disagree with him. Has he missed any board meetings? Have any meetings been cancelled because he couldnt make it? Have you been unable to reach him at town hall? Board member is a part time job. In a recent debate, Ms. Fleming was asked if she would give up her law practice if she won and she said no. Will she now receive the same amount of grief? Give it a break already. ...more
By SamIAm (36), hampton bays on Mar 10, 10 9:21 AM
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It is perfectly honorable to serve on the Town Council and work at another job, as Ms. Fleming has said she would. It is a lie to say that you will give up another job if elected to Town Council and then keep that job, as Time Malone did.

Therefore, Ms. Fleming will receive no grief for being honest, contrary to Jim Malone's reception for being dishonest.
By highhatsize (4217), East Quogue on Mar 10, 10 4:18 PM