2009's Longest Day

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

2009's Longest Day

Updated 11/03/2009 – 11:32 pm

...for the election workers, at least. And prob­ably for some candidates as well.

In a reasonably parochial election, the West­hampton Beach Firehouse (E.D.s 10, 14, 30 and 37) processed approximately 850 voters without incident... no machines suffered mal­functions, no one had to removed from the polling place, and only a handful of campaign signs (all supporting Bridget Fleming) had to be taken down.

Unofficial results show that, as expected, Anna Throne-Holst has convincingly thwarted Linda Kabot's bid for a second term as Southampton Supervisor, and the message is clear:

Don't Drink and Drive.

(But if you get caught doing it, say you're sorry and get back to running the Town!)

In the Town Council races, incumbent Chris Nuzzi won going away while his running mate, Jim Malone, narrowly edged the Democratic gals, incumbent Sally Pope and Ms. Fleming.

The critical (jobs and contracts) race for Superintendent of Highways is heading into Democratic territory for the first time ever, as perennial candidate Alex Gregor is doing something that other perennial candidate, J. Russell Patterson, was never able to do: win!

And in his third try for the Board of Trustees, Bill Pell was this time successful, at the ex­pense of local lad Brian Tymann... interesting story there as it appears that the max'd-out Westhampton Cemetery is going to be young Brian's political graveyard.

Comments

1. Bill Pell said...

Thanks for your help.

To the extent that I may have "helped," you're welcomed!

You know your stuff, Bill, so stand tall and ask a lot of questions.
Dean

2. EastEnd68 said...

Congrats to Bill Pell, a good man

He is that!
Dean

3. Eliza Doolittle said...

Do you think now that the election is over Mrs. Kabot will just come forth admit to her mistake, apologize to the police department, save herself and her family the embarrassment of this trial and move on? I think that's the only way for her to lose gracefully.

I'm not certain she is constitutionally capable of such "grace" in the face of such a drubbing. Right now she's probably feeling sorry for herself in much the same way that Allen Smith did 30 years ago. He just said the hell with it and got on with his life, and now he's the judge who's presiding over Ms. Kabot's DWI trial.

She says... in much the same way that Fu Manchu always did after each defeat at the hands of Nailand Smith... the world will know my name again. I have no idea what she has in mind, but the Town had better pray she doesn't get her hands on a nuclear device!
Dean

4. Tugboat Bertha said...

Why are folks so convinced she is guilty? Supposing she's innocent? Now wouldn't that be something?

Yes, wouldn't it be?

At this point, with her election loss in the books, she would probably do better to try to take a reduced plea.
– Dean

5. Tugboat Bertha said...

If she was not drunk driving and was wrongly accused, and if she has a chance of being cleared of the charges, where is the wisdom to try to take a reduced plea?

Lotta "ifs" there, Madame.
Dean

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