After hearing oral arguments Thursday afternoon, a Suffolk County Supreme Court judge deferred ruling on the lawsuit filed by tax assessor Mason Haas against the Town of Riverhead, allowing him to remain in his elected position as the judge reviews the case.
The Riverhead Town Board discussed a one-year moratorium proposal on medical marijuana dispensaries at its Tuesday afternoon meeting. READ
Riverhead Town Tax Assessor and Republican Committee chairman Mason Haas has sued Riverhead Town over its recently passed ethics law, accusing Town Board members and Supervisor Sean Walter of targeting him as political retribution. READ
I’m generally skeptical of politics. So the good news is, I guess I’m in the right line of work.
The bad news is, I think my skepticism is justified. READ
Six Riverhead Republican committee members who supported incumbent Supervisor Sean Walter in the May 26 nominating convention have since been removed from the committee, a move some see as retribution from party chairman Mason Haas, who supported Councilwoman Jodi Giglio in the convention. READ
Riverhead Republican leader Mason Haas, left, and Supervisor Sean Walter, top, in happier times, celebrating a Republican sweep Election night in 2013. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch file photo)
Riverhead Republican leader Mason Haas will be required to step down from either his position as party chair or his position as an elected assessor under an ethics code revision approved by the Riverhead Town Board in a split vote Tuesday. READ
The Riverhead Town Board is expected to vote on a proposal to ban elected officials from being the executive board of political committees at it’s meeting Tuesday night. READ
A proposal to ban elected officials from being members of a political party’s executive board didn’t garner much support from Riverhead Republican Committee members at a public hearing Tuesday. (more…)