A state Supreme Court Judge dismissed a lawsuit last week filed by Town Assessor Mason Haas, which sought to overturn a town law enacted earlier this summer that prevented a political party chairman from also holding elective office. READ
The News-Review will host a pair of public debates Monday, Oct. 19, featuring candidates for Riverhead Town supervisor and Town Board.
Councilwoman Jodi Giglio appears to have held off incumbent Supervisor Sean Walter in the race for the Riverhead Republican nomination for supervisor — though ballots still remain to be counted. After being named the party pick in May, Ms. Giglio holds a 29-vote lead over the three-term supervisor, 1,085 to 1,056. READ
Riverhead Supervisor Sean Walter and Councilwoman Jodi Giglio traded barbs during their first, and so far only, debate on Wednesday morning on WRIV 1390.
The Riverhead school board voted Tuesday night to accept a $10,000 donation from Riverhead Councilwoman Jodi Giglio — a payment in lieu of property taxes that were never assessed to her over the course of several years after improvements had been done to her Baiting Hollow home without proper permits. READ
Members of the Riverhead Town Anti-Bias Task Force say recent comments made by some members of the Town Board may “undermine the work that we’re doing to try to bring the community together.”
But some of those members, including the liaison to that committee, stand by their statements, noting that they don’t want the town to be seen as a haven for anyone who comes into the country illegally. READ