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SOUTHAMPTON/EAST HAMPTON
Debates are set for next week
When the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons holds a town candidates’ debate, it has to do it twice — once in Southampton and once in East Hampton. And, the candidates running for county legislature have to show up at both.

On Monday, the league’s debate will be in the Emergency Services building on Cedar Street in East Hampton Village, where incumbent county Legis. Jay Schneiderman will face off against Southampton Town Councilman Christopher Nuzzi in their legislative debate.

Because there is no race for town supervisor in East Hampton — Democrat Larry Cantwell is running unopposed — the rest of the debate will only be among the four candidates running for two town board seats.

Then next Thursday, Schneiderman and Nuzzi face off again, this time in the Rogers Memorial Library on Coopers Farm Road in Southampton Village.

Incumbent Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst will debate former town councilwoman Linda Kabot in the town supervisor’s race, and the four candidates running for two open town board seats will debate as well.

Both events begin at 7 p.m. and will be videotaped for later showing on the town cable system, the Southampton debate taped by SEA-TV for showing on Channel 22, and the East Hampton debate taped by LTV for showing on town Channel 20.
— MITCHELL FREEDMAN

NASSAU COUNTY
Breast cancer screening in Freeport

Two state legislators and NuHealth/Nassau Health Care Corp. will host a breast cancer screening program Nov. 12 at the Freeport Memorial Library.

The program, hosted by Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemb. Brian Curran (R-Lynbrook), runs from 8:45 a.m. to noon and is open to Nassau County women. Appointments are necessary and will be scheduled on a first-come basis, the legislators said in a statement.

“On-site nurses and technicians will provide a clinical breast examination and instructions for self-examination,” the legislators said. “Patients and their physicians will be notified of the exam results.”

Women covered by insurance or Medicaid or Medicare will have their carriers billed and must bring insurance cards to the screening, along with a prescription from a physician, the legislators said. A grant program to cover the cost is available for women 50 or older with no health insurance, the legislators said.

The library is at 144 W. Merrick Rd. in Freeport. Appointments are available by calling Fuschillo’s office at 516-882-0630.
— PATRICK WHITTLE

HEMPSTEAD VILLAGE
Minority issues forum to be held

The “Growing a Diverse Long Island” Nassau County executive candidate forum will be held next Thursday to highlight community voices and issues in the Latino and African-American communities.

The bilingual forum, sponsored by the Long Island Civic Engagement Table, will be held at Circulo de la Hispanidad, on 605 Peninsula Blvd. in Hempstead, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Simultaneous English-Spanish interpretation will be provided.

County Executive Edward Mangano, a Republican, is expected to attend the forum, along with his Democratic opponent Thomas Suozzi.

With 20 co-sponsors from youth services, labor, civil rights, and community organizations, organizers expect the forum to be the marquee event in raising up grassroots issues for working class communities of color.
For more information, contact Steve McFarland at 516-366-0259 or email steve.mcfarland@maketheroadny.org.
— AISHA AL-MUSLIM

LAWRENCE
Country fair with Colonial theme

The Historic Rock Hall Museum in Lawrence will host the 28th annual country fair Saturday and Sunday.

This year, the museum of the Town of Hempstead will feature Colonial magician Levram the Great and country music group Bob Stump and the Blue Mountain Band. The museum is at 199 Broadway in Lawrence.

The fair, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., also includes a harvest market, scarecrow making, pumpkin patch, food court, pony rides, animal farm and craft area for children.

There will be Colonial era re-enactments that will include demonstrations and hands-on displays of 18th century cooking, games, music and craft making.

Admission to the fair and parking are free. For more information, call the museum at 516-239-1157.
— AISHA AL-MUSLIM

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