Sun. Sep 24th, 2023
East Hampton legislator resumes duties after profitable most cancers therapy

East Hampton City Councilwoman Sylvia Overby just lately made her return to the city board after a four-month absence as a result of receiving most cancers therapy. Throughout the September twelfth assembly, Overby shared that she had undergone surgical procedure and a number of hospital visits all through the summer season. City Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc and her colleagues warmly welcomed Overby again, acknowledging the numerous challenges she had confronted. Overby expressed her gratitude for the assist she had obtained from her colleagues, who had despatched her uplifting messages and playing cards throughout her well being journey.

Overby, an Amagansett resident, has been serving in town board for 12 years and beforehand spent seven years in town’s planning board. Whereas declining to offer particular particulars about her prognosis, she did point out that her physique had responded positively to the therapy. In January, Overby had introduced that she wouldn’t search re-election in November, meaning to spend extra time along with her youngsters and grandchildren. Nevertheless, she confirmed that she nonetheless plans to meet the remainder of her time period, which ends in December. She expressed her ardour for sure issues that she hopes to push ahead throughout this time.

Overby revealed that she had not been conscious of her sickness till Might, when she needed to be taken to the hospital by ambulance after a city board assembly. She described the prognosis as a shock and surprising. Throughout a June city board assembly, Councilwoman Kathee Burke-Gonzalez had shared how they’d cowl Overby’s committee tasks whereas she was on medical depart. All through her time away, Overby remained engaged with city enterprise, maintaining with conferences by watching them on-line and receiving updates from her secretary and fellow board members.

Journalist Joe Werkmeister covers the cities of Southampton, East Hampton, and Shelter Island. He’s a graduate of St. Bonaventure College and has beforehand served because the editor of two North Fork neighborhood newspapers.

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