As constituents in Congressman Lee Zeldin’s district, I am writing on behalf of the Riverhead Town Democratic Committee to voice our opposition to the Jan. 27 executive order that bans immigrants and refugees from seven countries. At the very least, this ban is un-American and defies the values that our country was built upon. We are a nation of immigrants.
Every few years, the politicians in Town Hall ask us for permission to extend the length of a supervisor’s term from two years to four. Let me give you three good reasons why the Riverhead Town Democratic Committee feels that’s a bad idea — and why you should vote no on Proposition Two this Election Day. READ
The Town elections are in the history books and whether you are a Democrat or a Republican, what should trouble us all, is how few people voted this year. Each November less and less voters come to the polls. Part of the reason is people don’t feel they can make a difference. READ
Supervisor Sean Walter and Councilwoman Jodi Giglio at Tuesday night’s Town Board meeting. (Credit: Paul Squire)
I read in your newspaper that Supervisor Sean Walter and the Riverhead Town Board are issuing warnings to taxpayers that taxes could go up 12.5 percent next year. Is this just another fear tactic — saying it will be a 12.5 percent tax jump and then only raising taxes 8 percent, so this way everyone thinks the current Town Board did a great job because they saved taxpayers 4 percent? (more…)