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Patchogue Patch Mayoral Candidate Debate Coming March 15

Candidates from Patchogue 2012, Residents First and Progress for All parties will talk about the local issues at SJC.

Patchogue Village residents will have an opportunity hear candidates for mayor and village the board of trustees discuss the important issues at a debate sponsored by Patchogue Patch.

Candidates from Patchogue 2012, Residents First and Progress For All will be on hand at the debate on Thursday, March 15, 7 p.m. at . Open to all residents, the evening’s festivities will be held at the college’s D’Ecclesiis Auditorium in O’Connor Hall.

The debate will be held in two parts. Mayoral candidates incumbent Paul Pontieri and challengers Elisabeth McGuire and Richard Evans will discuss the key issues in their race. Following the mayoral debate, village board candidates incumbent Lori Devlin, incumbent Jack Krieger, Tom Ferb, incumbent Stephen McGiff, Lisa Ihne and Gregory Powers will debate the issues in their race.

Patch regional editor Greg Sleter will serve as moderator for the debate.

“Patchogue Patch is proud to bring all candidates together to discuss the important issues that face the Village,” said Sleter. “We also thank St. Joseph’s College for helping plan and host the event.”

What questions would you like the candidates to answer? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

good taste March 09, 2012 at 05:46 PM
I would like to know if Patchogue 2012 thinks that their mailings were dignified? I would like to know if they saw any images of the mayor "cut and pasted" into a disrespectful pose by Residents First? I would like to why P2012 said that they were not going to mudsling and then they proceeded to have no integrity?
Fugu Maki March 10, 2012 at 08:35 PM
Ethics board? Have they even met in the last 2 years?
Karen Ferb March 12, 2012 at 09:55 PM
I said it before, and I'll say it again. Aside from the initial organization meeting at which a chairperson is elected and the annual recap, there is no requirement for the Ethics Board to meet unless and until a complaint has been lodged. That board is not a policing board; it is constituted to investigate when a complaint is lodged. Please refer to Chapter 40 of the Village Code, sections 40-1 through 40-24 for complete information. Has the board met in the last two years? I don't know. Has a complaint been appropriately lodged in the last two years? I don't know. I can only tell you that I have neither lodged a complaint nor heard of one being appropriately lodged. See also General Municipal Law of the State of New York.
Jo Miller March 13, 2012 at 03:07 PM
Added to my eaarlier question as to whether the candidates pledge to enforce the noise ordinances: Does the village have the appropriate equipment to accurately measure decibel levels?
Frank Finnamore March 13, 2012 at 04:36 PM
We had no problem when the former mayors were in office. I remember Mayor Keegan showing up for complaints at night and correcting the problems and Mayor Ihne always following up with a phone call to find out if the concern was addressed. It is frustrating when it appears that no one cares about our quality of life concerns, that normally are the easy ones to fix.

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