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03/15/16 6:00am
03/15/2016 6:00 AM

Cruz

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

02/09/16 8:30am
02/09/2016 8:30 AM

Cruz

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

10/29/15 5:00am
10/29/2015 5:00 AM

Supervisor debate

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.

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05/19/15 12:00pm
05/19/2015 12:00 PM

BOEOne 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…)

01/12/15 8:07pm
01/12/2015 8:07 PM
Greg Fischer. (Credit: Riverhead Town Police Department mugshot).

Greg Fischer. (Credit: Riverhead Town Police Department mugshot).

A Calverton man who previously ran for Riverhead Town Supervisor and a seat on the Riverhead school board has been charged with criminal contempt and harassment in connection with a domestic incident last week, Riverhead Town police said.

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09/19/14 11:00am
09/19/2014 11:00 AM
Greg Fischer (left) once worked on a campaign with Rent is Too Damn High party candidate Jimmy McMillon. The two, seen here in an undated photo, now share the same party line as Mr. Fischer runs for state comptroller. (Courtesy photo)

Greg Fischer (left) once worked on a campaign with Rent is Too Damn High party candidate Jimmy McMillon. The two, seen here in an undated photo, now share the same party line as Mr. Fischer runs for state comptroller. (Courtesy photo)

It’s September and Calverton resident Greg Fischer is breaking out the campaign signs again.

He used some of them during his unsuccessful run for Riverhead Town supervisor in 2012. A small section of the signs showing the office he ran for then have been cut away.

They’re the same signs he used in campaigns for town tax assessor in 2013 and the Riverhead school board this year. And they’re the same ones he’ll now use to run for New York State comptroller on the Rent is 2 Damn High party line.

Mr. Fischer’s running mate is two-time gubernatorial candidate Jimmy McMillan, the YouTube sensation from New York City who wears black gloves and famously debated Andrew Cuomo in 2010 by answering questions with the response, “The rent is too damn high.”

It’s a race Mr. Fischer fully admits he is destined to lose.

“If you don’t have a major party endorsement, you’re not getting elected,” he told the Riverhead News-Review. “It’s mathematically impossible … I cannot possibly win.”

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05/20/14 7:00am
05/20/2014 7:00 AM
The Riverhead School Board candidates. (Credit: Peter Waldner)

The Riverhead School Board candidates. (Credit: Peter Waldner)

 

The five people running for three seats on the Riverhead Board of Education this year all agree that preparing a fiscally sound budget in the era of a state property tax cap is priority number one.

How to best accomplish that goal, however, is where the candidates differ.  (more…)