Balancing Use and Conservation

     There are 18 candidates for nine seats on the East Hampton Town Trustees, which own much of the town’s harbor and bay bottomland on behalf of the public. The trustees are also the town’s enforcers of the Dongan Patent, a 1686 colonial contract assuring residents perpetual right of passage along the shoreline, among other rights. What follows is a series of short biographies of the candidates in alphabetical order. The interviews were conducted by Stephen J. Kotz, David E. Rattray, and Christopher Walsh.