Mattituck Park District Commissioner race set for Nov. 11

Unless someone else jumps in by Monday night, it will be a race between Nicholas Deegan and Gerard Goehringer Jr. next month for a seat as a Mattituck Park District commissioner.
Voting is set for Thursday, Nov. 11, between 4 and 9 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Park district office. As of press time this week, the two were the only candidates indicating they would run for the available three-year term. Monday, Nov. 1, is the deadline for filing nominating petitions.
Mr. Deegan, the incumbent, came on the board in November 2007. Mr. Goehringer was a commissioner from 1977 until 2007, when he chose not to see re-election following a flap over the board of commissioners’ plans to allow cell phone towers at Veterans Memorial Park and Bailie Beach. At the time, he argued that income from the towers would reduce taxes. But residents fought back the effort, concerned that it would spoil their parks.
Last year, Mr. Goehringer made a bid to return to the board, running against first-time candidate Charles Zaloom, who won the seat, beating Mr. Goehringer by almost 100 votes.
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