A proposal to waive the section of Riverhead Town’s “qualified and eligible sponsor” law requiring an applicant to prove it has the finances to complete a proposed project led to a heated argument among officials at Wednesday’s Town Board work session. READ
The Riverhead Town Board is seeking members for a new downtown revitalization committee that will be tasked with creating a long-term plan to attract new businesses and find solutions for vacant buildings. READ
So much for everybody getting along.
Just two days after an inauguration ceremony where newly sworn-in Riverhead Town Board members of both parties said how they felt they could all work together, the board had its first debate along party lines on Wednesday. (more…)
In trying to decide what to say at her inauguration speech Monday, newly sworn-in Riverhead Town Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith said she kept coming back to a 2014 commencement speech given by Naval Admiral William McRaven at the University of Texas at Austin. READ
The Suffolk County Board of Elections hand count of absentee and affidavit ballots has not changed the winners on Election Night, but has given Democrat Catherine Kent even more votes. READ
The Suffolk County Board of Elections will likely start counting absentee and affidavit ballots in Riverhead and Southold towns on the week beginning Nov. 27, according to BOE officials. READ
Some of the biggest issues before the Riverhead Town Board over the past eight years are now within one vote of potentially being reversed thanks to the Nov. 7 election results, which saw Democrats Laura Jens-Smith and Catherine Kent elected, pending the final count from the Suffolk County Board of Elections.
There were no surprises Tuesday evening as the Riverhead Democratic Committee selected its slate of candidates in this fall’s town election. READ