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Feb
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 supervisor discussed everything from the future of downtown Riverhead, the $40 million EPCAL sale and traffic woes, to individual neighborhood issues such as infrastructure (lighting, sidewalks, etc) in need of repair.

Two dozen...read more »

Feb
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 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....read more »

Jan
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.

Hubbard, a...read more »

Nov
7
2018

ALBANY — Democrats on Tuesday seized control of the State Senate from Republicans for only the third time since World War II, flipping as many as four seats on Long Island, according to unofficial results.

Democrats said they rode an anti-Trump blue wave to lead in at least seven races previously held by Republicans, with two more too close to call, and held a hotly contested Democratic seat on Long Island, according to incomplete and...read more »

Jun
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.

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Dec
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...read more »

Aug
9
2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 9, 2017
Riverhead Town Democratic Committee
Marjorie Acevedo, Chairwoman

Media Contact:
Cindy Clifford
631-241-6402

JUDGE RULES ON ELECTION PETITIONS
LAURA JENS-SMITH WINS INDEPENDENCE LINE

Riverhead Town Democratic Committee Chairwoman Marjorie Acevedo announced today that New York State Supreme Court Judge Joseph Santorelli has ruled in favor of...read more »

Jun
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 social host law — which holds adults liable for knowingly permitting underage drinking in their homes — to allow greater enforcement, police Commissioner Timothy Sini said at a news conference at police headquarters in Yaphank. The change...read more »

May
24
2017

Federal authorities should create a national database of MS-13 members and boost funding for more prosecutors, police enforcement, and community outreach to combat the rise on Long Island of the vicious street gang, Suffolk Police Commissioner Timothy Sini told a congressional panel Wednesday.

Sini, in testimony before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said MS-13 was responsible for 27 killings in Suffolk...read more »

Apr
27
2017

Since being sworn in for a second term in January, Congressman Lee Zeldin has faced mounting pressure to hold a town hall meeting for constituents in New York’s First District. Winter temperatures did not stop protesters, sometimes a dozen or so and sometimes nearing 200, from calling on their congressman to hold a town hall.

These rallies, organized by the creators of the Let’s Visit Lee Zeldin Facebook page, were meant to bring...read more »

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