Brookhaven housing chief may have to resign

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Brookhaven Supervisor Edward P. Romaine said last month that he expected his new $90,000-a-year head of housing, Diana Weir, would move to the town. But a new East End group, Peconic Republicans, founded by Frank Seabrook, has announced Weir, a Wainscott resident, as secretary. Weir said she hasn't yet sold her house, but does plan to move, perhaps to Eastport or Speonk to shorten her commute. She said she agreed to help Seabrook, but "may have to resign before they start" since her town job involves federal aid and she does not want to violate Hatch Act restrictions on partisan activity. -- Rick Brand

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