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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 more ››

December 26, 2017

Back in 2015, Laura Jens-Smith of Laurel, then relatively unknown in most of Riverhead Town, ran for a town council seat and lost, as Republicans continued their hold on every seat on the Town Board, as they had since 2010.

In 2017, now with better name recognition, she got an early start, announcing her candidacy for supervisor in January and often speaking out on issues at Town Board meetings throughout the year. By spring, she had secured nomination for supervisor on the Democratic, Independence, Working Families and Women’s Equality lines and her campaign was more ››

August 9, 2017

August 9, 2017
Riverhead Town Democratic Committee
Marjorie Acevedo, Chairwoman

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Cindy Clifford


June 28, 2017

Suffolk County police will crack down on adults who serve alcohol to minors over the summer, when rates of underage drinking spike, officials said Wednesday.

Last year, Suffolk County strengthened its more ››


The newly formed voter registration committee started with a flurry of events last month. The Inaugural event was May 25, at the East End Arts Festival, followed by a Juneteenth event, an event at the Riverhead senior center and also at the cardboard boat races. The committee has set a 18 month goal of 1000 new voters. For more information or to host an event, please contact Marge Acevedo at [631]764-1181.