The North Fork Civics of Southold Town hold the first of two candidate forums for Southold Town Office at CAST, 53930 Main Road in Southold, Thursday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. Come down to hear from the candidates in person, or follow on our YouTube livestream below.

This year’s candidates include Democratic Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski and Republican Donald Grim, who runs a towing and recycling business and is a volunteer firefighter, for Town Supervisor.

There are two seats in the running for Town Board. Incumbent Councilwoman Jill Doherty is running on the Republican ticket, along with attorney Stephen Kiely. Incumbent Democratic Councilwoman Sarah Nappa is not seeking re-election. Gwynn Schroeder, a longtime aide to Mr. Krupski and volunteer for local environmental organizations, and former Mattituck-Cutchogue School District Superintendent Anne Smith are running on the Democratic ticket.

Incumbent Democratic Town Justice Dan Ross is running against Republican Brian Hughes, a former Town Justice who lost his seat to Mr. Ross by 27 votes four years ago.

Tax assessor candidates include Republican Michael Goscinski and William Flinter. Town Trustee candidates Glenn Goldsmith and Nick Krupski will also speak, along with Republican Tax Receiver candidate, incumbent Kelly Fogarty, who is running unopposed.

The North Fork Civics will hold another forum with these candidates at Poquatuck Hall on Village Lane in Orient on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. We will also be livestreaming that forum on our YouTube channel.

Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at

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