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Russell Will Return to Southold Helm

Southold Town Supervisor says he'll be back to work on Monday after health-related hiatus.

Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell, after taking an from town hall, said in an email statement that he will return to work on Monday. Here is the statement in its entirety. Stay tuned to North Fork Patch for more coverage.

"We want to thank everyone for such an outpouring of support during my recent sabbatical from . Special thanks to my staff and the members of the Town Board for their support and efforts during these past several days. I look forward to returning to the work I love and am excited about returning on Monday, May 16.

I would also like to express my gratitude and deep devotion to my wife Nuria and my children Lily and Carson. It is very important to me to clarify the misconceptions and reports that resulted from my absence. We want to assure everyone that our relationship is strong and that recent incidents were a result of my poor health. The fact is that for some time now I have allowed myself to become physically and mentally fatigued. The warning signs were there; my wife certainly noticed them. Despite her concerns I ignored the signs. I got progressively worse and that one day it was clear to my wife that I need medical attention so she called 911 for help. 

I regret that I allowed my health to deteriorate to the point it did, however my wife and I look on this as a wake-up call and a blessing. These past two weeks have allowed us to focus on each other and our family and has reminded us of the blessings we have. 

So, I return to work Monday stronger, with a new sense of vigor and an equally important renewed sense of balance in all aspects of my life."

barbara radich May 11, 2011 at 01:10 PM
Good news for all
Rick & Linda Kedenburg May 11, 2011 at 01:35 PM
Good news, the Town needs you. It's also good that you listen to your family. Keep them close for they love you. Continued good health in the future.
James Dinizio Jr May 11, 2011 at 01:55 PM
Welcome back Scott.
Randee Daddona May 11, 2011 at 02:12 PM
Welcome home Scott, to the place that you belong.
Gigi Gibbons May 11, 2011 at 02:32 PM
Scott, we love you and your family. All the best always. Joe and Brigitte Gibbons
joy domino May 11, 2011 at 11:18 PM
Great news Scott!
rose mckillop May 12, 2011 at 12:05 AM
Scoot, You are a great supervisor and a nice person. Welcome back. Rose and Ken McKillop
phyllis atkinson May 12, 2011 at 03:58 PM
Scott, Wonderful, moving e-mail......... welcome back to a great guy! See you on Grievance Day. Phyllis
John Carway May 12, 2011 at 05:07 PM
I've only met you once Scott and came away quite impressed that you really cared about our Town and the problems that needed to be solved. Please count on my supporr for the future in your reelection bid. But most of all stay healthy and "Illigimati non carborundum..."
Vin Ricciardi May 12, 2011 at 07:11 PM
Though we don't see eye-to-eye politically - I'm happy you're in good health again.
M Beninati May 15, 2011 at 03:01 PM
Welcome back Scott! We're all pleased that you are coming back tomorrow and wish you well. You have our 100% support!!! The Team at Beninati Associates
James Spanos June 14, 2011 at 08:34 PM
Welcome back Scott. Take it easy.

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