07/11/13 6:00am
TIM KELLY FILE PHOTO | Republican Town Justice William Price addressing Southold’s Democrats, including party Chairman Art Tillman (left) and Deputy Chairman Bob Meguin.

TIM KELLY FILE PHOTO | Republican Town Justice William Price addressing Southold’s Democrats, including party Chairman Art Tillman (left) and Deputy Chairman Bob Meguin.

To the editor:

This is in regard to Grant Parpan’s recent column on the June Southold Democratic Committee meeting.

Our Meet-the-Candidates meeting was open to all, as are most of our meetings. We welcome the public and press. Open discussion makes a difference, as our candidate Judge Bill Price noted after attending one recently.

I ask Mr. Parpan and more senior staffers of The Suffolk Times how many Republican committee meetings have they been invited to recently or over the years?

A comment I made at the last meeting and not reported reflects the feelings of many: Southold Town government is not a club, nor is it the extension of a country club and as Lincoln said, “It is a government of the people, by the people and for the people.” Government belongs to all of us.

This year’s Democratic candidates represent the wide age, occupational and life experiences of those living here. Young people, seniors, natives and newcomers all are welcome and all are encouraged to participate.

Balance does make a difference.

Art Tillman, chairman, Southold Democratic Committee

01/17/13 5:58am

MATTITUCK

Appoint a Democrat

The Southold Democratic Party requests the Southold Town Board appoint a Democrat to complete the term of Democrat Councilman Al Krupski, newly elected to the Suffolk County Legislature.

Al Krupski was elected as a Democrat by the voters of Southold Town. Al’s vacancy on the Town Board will result in the entire board’s being members of one political party. In fairness to the 4,419 registered Democrats, independents and Republicans who thought it wise not to have all members of the Town Board be of one party, I ask the board to consider the fairness of our request.

Southold Democrats are able to suggest a number of well qualified individuals and we ask they be considered in the appointment for the unexpired term of Al Krupski.

Art Tillman
chairman, Southold Democratic Party