Candidates for state Senate, state Assembly and Congress attended a forum during last Monday’s meeting of the Flanders, Riverhead and Northampton Community Association.
November’s elections will pit longtime incumbent state Sen. Ken LaValle, 79, of Port Jefferson against perennial candidate Greg Fischer, 61, of Calverton. Mr. Fischer ran against Mr. LaValle in 2016 and has sought many other elective offices over the years, but has yet to win one. READ
The Nov. 8 ballot won’t just be about Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. READ
Addressing ballooning student enrollment while enhancing programs under the tax cap and ensuring that administrators adhere to policies are top priorities for this year’s Riverhead school board candidates.
Calverton resident Greg Fischer has officially filed suit against Republican presidential candidate and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, saying he is “ineligible and disqualified to run/seek the Office of the President of the United States of America.” READ
Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz notably pointed to the “New York values” of billionaire Donald Trump during a recent debate. Now, one New Yorker is questioning the values of Mr. Cruz, saying he shouldn’t even be on the ballot in the New York GOP primary since he wasn’t born in this country. READ
Tuesday is Election Day nationwide and voters in Riverhead Town will be asked to choose a supervisor, two council members, two assessors and a town justice.
Police officers were called to the Riverhead Town Democratic Committee headquarters on Tuesday due to a dispute between party leadership and one of their own candidates, according to a Riverhead Town police report. READ
One incumbent and four challengers are running for two Riverhead school board seats that are up for grabs Tuesday night.
Incumbent and board vice president Susan Koukounas is facing former board president Ann Cotten-DeGrasse, past candidates Greg Fischer and Laurie Downs and newcomer Brad Harnig. (more…)