Greenport debate moved up to 6 p.m. Monday; candidate drops out of race

Floyd Memorial Library

UPDATE (March 13): The Greenport Village Board debate scheduled for Monday night has been moved up from 7 p.m. to 6 p.m. to accommodate Floyd Memorial Library’s schedule.

Three candidates are now running for two open seats after candidate Lucy Clark, whose legal name is Mary Louise Given, opted to drop out of the race. Ms. Clark emailed SoutholdLocal publisher Denise Civiletti, a co-moderator of the debate, to announce she will not be actively seeking the seat and would not attend the debate.

Trustees Mary Bess Phillips and Julia Robins will now face challenger Paul Kreiling.

ORIGINAL STORY (Feb. 27): The Suffolk Times and SoutholdLOCAL are partnering to host a Greenport Village Board debate this election season.

The four candidates running for two open seats on the board have been invited to the debate scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, March 13, at Floyd Memorial Library.

Trustees Mary Bess Phillips and Julia Robins will face challengers Paul Kreiling and Lucy Clark. Each seat carries a four-year term.

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Mr. Kreiling is a 25-year Greenport resident and owner of the Easterly Sailing school.

Ms. Clark, whose legal name is Mary Louise Given, is a member of the village Planning Board.

Ms. Phillips has served on the Village Board since 2009 and is the owner of Alice’s Fish Market.

Ms. Robins, who was first elected in 2013, is a salesperson at Albertson Realty.

The Village Board election is Tuesday, March 21, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Third Street firehouse.

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