Times/Review Newsgroup is hosting a legislative debate tonight, Monday, at Martha Clara Vineyards in Riverhead. The debate will put Riverhead Supervisor Sean Walter, a Republican, against Southold Councilman Al Krupski, a Democrat.
The debate is open to the public and doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the debate starting at 7 p.m. First come, first serve for seats with about 150 seats available but plenty of standing room.
Times/Review executive editor Grant Parpan will be moderating the debate and asking prepared questions.
Guests will also get a chance to ask questions.
The candidates are running in a special election to fill the county’s 1st legislative seat vacated by Ed Romaine (R-Center Moriches), who was elected supervisor of Brookhaven Town Nov. 6.
The special election is being held on Jan. 15 at locations throughout the 1st district.
Times/Review’s newspapers and news websites cover most of the legislative district, including Southold, Riverhead and Shelter Island. The company publishes The Suffolk Times, Riverhead News-Review and Shelter Island Reporter newspapers, as well as the papers’ affiliated websites.
The district also reachers into eastern Brookhaven Town.