Supervisor Sean Walter and Councilman James Wooten smiled and posed for photos after a meeting in 2011. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch file)
After they both lost their party’s nomination for re-election last week, Riverhead Supervisor Sean Walter and Councilman Jim Wooten intend to run as a pair in primaries this fall against the party favorites.
Mr. Walter, running for his fourth two-year term in office, lost by half a gubernatorial vote to party-nominee Jodi Giglio, and said on Friday he hopes to get the nomination of the Independence and Conservative parties.
Instead of the incumbent councilman Mr. Wooten, the GOP committee went with retired police officers Tim Hubbard and Bob Peeker to fill Mr. Wooten’s seat, as well as the one currently belonging to Councilman George Gabrielsen, who is not running for re-election.
Jodi Giglio gives an acceptance speech after the Riverhead Republicans nominated her for the Town Supervisor seat. (Credit: Joe Pinciaro)
The incumbents are out. (more…)
Congressman Lee Zeldin speaks to reporters and concerned members of the public at a press conference on helicopter noise at Southold Town Hall Sunday. (Credit: Vera Chinese)
Congressman Lee Zeldin asked the Federal Aviation Administration to do its part in reducing helicopter noise on the East End before the busy summer season in a letter he sent last week. (more…)
Town Supervisor Sean Walter and Town Board members George Gabrielsen and Jodi Giglio at a board work session last March. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
Riverhead Town councilwoman Jodi Giglio has her sights aimed at the supervisor seat.
Ms. Giglio, who told The News Review in January she was “considering screening” for the position, said she will indeed screen for the supervisor seat currently held by fellow Republican Sean Walter. (more…)
The Summerwind Square affordable rental building in downtown Riverhead opened Nov. 1, 2013. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
Re: Last week’s story about Summerwind operating without permits.
The story is much deeper than the headline reads. My wife, Councilwoman Jodi Giglio, has always been the one to work toward doing the right thing. When she found out the rental permits for the building that she is a partner in were not taken out, she urged her partners to get them, which they did. (more…)
The Riverhead Town Board is expected to vote on a resolution Wednesday accepting a $3,000 donation from Councilwoman Jodi Giglio to partially make up for taxes she and her husband didn’t pay after they made improvements to their Baiting Hollow home without permits. (more…)
Supervisor Sean Walter and councilman George Gabrielsen. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)
It’s early, but the three Riverhead Town Board members up for re-election this fall already say they are running together as a team.
This is no small bit a news from a group of fellow GOP members often at odds with one another.
But Councilwoman Jodi Giglio says she hasn’t ruled out the possibility of challenging incumbent Supervisor Sean Walter for their party’s nod for that position.
“There’s a lot of supporters out there, both regular people and political people; that have urged me to run for supervisor,” Ms. Giglio said Friday. “I want to look to serve the taxpayers in the best position I possibly can. I haven’t definitively said yes or no to running. There’s a lot of time to decide… so we’ll see what turns out.”
Apparently, I’ve got the most popular job in town,” Mr. Walter said in response to Ms. Giglio’s comments.
“We are planning to present ourselves as a team to the Republican nominating committee,” he said of himself and council members Jim Wooten and George Gabrielsen, who will be seeking new terms in November.
The current all-Republican Town Board has had the same five members since 2010.
The Summerwind Square affordable rental building in downtown Riverhead opened Nov. 1, 2013. Rental permits were first obtained last week. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)
A downtown apartment building co-owned by Riverhead Councilwoman Jodi Giglio operated for more than a year without town rental permits, the News-Review has learned. (more…)