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Sylvia W. Overby, Council Member, Town of East Hampton

Sylvia W. Overby.

Sylvia W. Overby. Credit: Gordon M. Grant


Overby, 67, is running on the Democratic and Working Families party lines. She is seeking her third four-year term on the East Hampton Town Board.


  • She pointed to the town’s affordable-housing initiatives, which include building 37 affordable rental units in Amagansett and the recent purchase of 6.5 acres in Wainscott for another development.
  • Overby said that as a coastal community, dealing with climate change is a top concern in East Hampton Town. She cited the ongoing replenishment of the downtown Montauk beach and considering a voluntary plan to retreat from the shore as important issues.
  • She cited the town’s quick response in working with the Suffolk County Water Authority to bring 45,000 feet of water main to Wainscott, where contaminates were discovered in private wells.


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