Supervisor candidates to face off on environmental issues

The candidates for Southold Town supervisor will be the guests of an open forum hosted by New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund on Monday evening to discuss environmental issues facing the East End. 

Republican Town Supervisor Scott Russell and Democratic challenger Damon Rallis are scheduled to discuss the issues at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Cutchogue from 6 to 8 p.m. Topics will include nitrogen overload, wastewater treatment, coastal resiliency, natural resource protection and modernizing the energy grid.

Members from the Conservation Fund and the North Fork Environmental Council, including president Bill Toedter, will also be present at the forum.

The Conservation Fund focuses on educating New Yorkers about environmental issues and the environmental decision making processes at the local, regional, state and federal government levels.