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Fire District Seats: Friemann Reclaims Cutchogue, Milligan Wins Orient

Fire district commissioners are voted in Tuesday night.

Locals voted for fire district commissioners Tuesday night, and in the only two contested races, , and incumbent Sanford Friemann defeated challenger Jeff Smith 319 to 133 to reclaim his seat on the Cutchogue Fire District board of commissioners for a fifth five-year term.

Friemann has lived in Cutchogue most of his life and has been a member of the fire department for 44 years. He has served as a commissioner on the Cutchogue Fire Department for 20 years. He says he is running for a fifth term on his track record with the fire department and his vast business knowledge, having owned and operated a landscaping and construction company and a retail gardening center.

Milligan has been a member of the Orient Fire Department since 2009 and has been a homeowner in Orient since 1992. He is retired from American airlines, where he worked in flight operations for 32 years. Milligan believes that there are strong similarities between the airline and the fire department businesses. Milligan is now a fulltime Orient resident and has summered on the North Fork since 1971.

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Bill Wysocki December 12, 2012 at 06:52 AM
Congratulations Rich, you will do a great job. I will help you any way i can. Good luck.
dennis emery December 12, 2012 at 10:22 PM
Congrats Richie......How come this does not surprise me?

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