The Suffolk Times’ debates are set for tonight


The Suffolk Times will host a pair of public debates tonight, Thursday, Oct. 15, featuring candidates for Southold Town supervisor and Town Board.

The two-hour event will be held at 7 p.m. at Peconic Landing in Greenport. Executive editor Grant Parpan and editor Joseph Pinciaro will serve as co-moderators.

Questions have been prepared by newspaper staff and readers who suggested topics in advance of the event. Each candidate will be afforded time to respond to every question and to each other.

The first hour of the event will feature candidates for Town Board, including incumbent Republicans Jill Doherty and Bill Ruland, along with Democratic challengers Albie de Kerillis and Debbie O’Kane. In the second hour, Republican Town Supervisor Scott Russell and Democratic challenger Damon Rallis will field questions from the moderators.

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3.

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