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One-Year, Three-Year Terms Contested at Mattituck Park District

Voting happens Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Veterans Beach Park.

Nick Deegan, who lost his bid for a seat in the New York State Assembly to Dan Losquadro earlier this month, is running for a one-year term as Mattituck Park District Commissioner. Voting happens Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Veterans Beach Park.

Deegan said that he had been removed from the board when he failed to take the oath of office in time when he decided to run for the assembly in early September and is running to get his seat back. Mattituck resident Mike Ryan, who is running as a write-in candidate, is running against Deegan, who has been a park district commissioner since 2007.

Mattituck residents George Lomaga, a college professor and former school board member, and Russ Williamson are also running for a seat to be left vacant by Charles Zaloom, who is not running again for park district commissioner for a three-year term.

Incumbant treasurer Shelley Maddaloni is running unopposed for a two-year term. Incumbent Jerry Goehringer has two years left to serve of his term after his re-election last year.

Since 1941, the Mattituck Park District has maintained and enhanced nine properties in Mattituck — beaches, athletic fields, a boat ramp and nature preserves — a total of 73 acres. The properties are private to residents of the park district, which includes parts of Laurel.

The office is located at Veterans Beach Memorial Park, 11280 Peconic Bay Boulevard, Mattituck. Call 631-298-9103 or go to www.​ mattituckparkdistrict.​com

Peggy Richards November 19, 2012 at 03:27 PM
Deegan and Lomaga - Nick is a very principled man and he vouches for Lomarga. If I lived there, they would have my vote.
Erin Schultz (Editor) November 19, 2012 at 04:46 PM
Correction: Mike Ryan and Nick Deegan are running for the one-year term; Russ Williamson and George Lomaga are running for the three-year term. The text has been updated. Erin
Tom November 19, 2012 at 04:53 PM
So let me get this straight. Deegan, who ran for office and won the last time, and then failed to take the oath of office because "he didn't know about it," notwithstanding the fact that he had previously been elected to the park district and taken the oath of office, is now running again for the park district. Will he take the oath of office this time? Is he somehow opposed to taking an oath of office to serve the people who elect him? Absolutely bizarre, but wait, didn't Steve Brautigam to the exact same thing? Run, get elected as treasurer of the park district, and then abandon his position and not take the oath of office? What is it with these people? Maybe Deegan is better off staying in his Off Track Betting job and leaving the park district alone.
aaron miller November 19, 2012 at 09:37 PM
Huh? "Nick is a very principled man" ??? Nick is a career politician - always campaigning for the democratic party. If you're a democratic you can do anything you want but if you're not a democrat, he'll stonewall you. Take a look at all his signs around Mattituck. Is that the act of an even tempered guy? Or is that the act of a guy who wants to get back in to make more contacts for his next political run? Wake up folks.
not a farmer November 19, 2012 at 10:06 PM
Its better if you speak with him before lunch....
Cliff Batuello November 19, 2012 at 10:41 PM
Just who is "not a farmer" that he would say such a nasty thing? Are you referring to Nick being Irish? Being a drunk? Is there something you know that NO one else does? And why is it if you feel so strongly about the subject you don't have the balls to print your name? Pathetic, really.
Anne Marie November 20, 2012 at 12:48 AM
.............Jumping to conclusions much?
joe insider November 20, 2012 at 02:00 AM
Wow, you really have an opinion on everything and everyone.You obviously have ample time on your hands given the regular posts by you all hours of the day. I guess you are, indeed, not a farmer. I do not suppose you are much of anything else, either. Why don't you volunteer and do something positive with your time?
not a farmer November 20, 2012 at 12:29 PM
wow. some angry defensive people on this thread. If he is "a drunk" as you suggest Cliff, then he needs help not election. suggest you discuss that with him. btw, im irish myself. that doesn't make a person a drunk it just makes you ignorant for saying it. you sound real angry. joe insider, read your posts. sounds like you are very interested in me not the subject. i dont go that way find another boyfriend. btw, you have more posts than i do dopey. stop chasing me. its creepy. my posts are facts and opinions based on facts. we can do without personal attacks joe insider. good luck with your election. i hope you win.

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