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February 25, 2019

Riverhead Town Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith kicked off a listening tour Monday evening at the Senior Center in Aquebogue.

No issue was off-limits at the informal style meeting where for two hours, the...read more ››

February 25, 2019

For the first time in town history, a major party is fielding an all-women slate of candidates for town office.

Riverhead Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith, who in 2017 became the first woman ever elected to the...read more ››

January 9, 2019
Catherine Kent

Riverhead will have a new deputy supervisor for 2019.

The Riverhead Town Board voted 3-0 at its organizational meeting Thursday at Town Hall to appoint Town Councilwoman Catherine Kent as deputy supervisor. Kent, a Democrat, replaces Tim Hubbard, who was appointed to the position for a one-year term in January 2018.

Kent abstained from the vote and Town Councilwoman Jodi Giglio was absent from the meeting.read more ››

June 27, 2018

First time candidates Perry Gershon and Liuba Grechen Shirley defeated longtime party veterans for two Democratic Congressional nominations Tuesday night.

With all precincts reporting, East Hampton businessman Perry Gershon had 36 percent of the vote to 30 percent for former Suffolk Legis. Kate Browning, who called Gershon late last night to congratulate him.

Three other challengers had 34 percent of the vote combined.

Gershon will face Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) in November.read more ››

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For the first time in town history, a major party is fielding an all-women slate of candidates for town office.

Riverhead Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith, who in 2017 became the first woman ever elected to the post, got her party’s nod to lead the Democrats’ ticket in 2019. Local Democrats have tapped former East End Arts executive director Patricia Snyder and Chamber of Commerce executive director Diane Tucci to run for town council.

Rounding out the slate are 10-year incumbent town clerk Diane Wilhelm and political newcomers Jaraby Thomas and Tara Taylor who are running for the... ›› read more