In her recent News-Review column, Marjorie Acevedo made some good points when talking about a two-year versus four-year term for supervisor (“Supervisor terms should remain two years,” Oct. 27). She noted the importance of government being responsive to the people. She also noted that a shorter term allows for more rapid changes — not just of the supervisor, but of the members of the Town Board. READ
Essential to the argument for extending the Riverhead Town supervisor term from two years to four is the notion that it’s not in the best interest of the public for a supervisor to be constantly running for office.
Every few years, the politicians in Town Hall ask us for permission to extend the length of a supervisor’s term from two years to four. Let me give you three good reasons why the Riverhead Town Democratic Committee feels that’s a bad idea — and why you should vote no on Proposition Two this Election Day. READ
Sitting in a giant circle, the guests and members of the Riverhead Anti-Bias Task Force spent Monday evening discussing topics as diverse as the group itself.
A public hearing on a plan to pierce the state tax cap in Riverhead Town’s 2017 budget would surely generate some feedback, right?
The New York State Attorney General’s office has awarded a $100,000 grant to Riverhead Town to fight back against “zombie” homes — vacant and abandoned foreclosed houses that aren’t being properly maintained. READ
Residents of a private community in Baiting Hollow are suing Riverhead Town to expand services on its roads, alleging the town is in violation of state law by providing only snow removal services. READ
A triple-bladed wind turbine at Half Hollow Nursery in Laurel looms over the farmland and tiny post office on the Riverhead Town side of the hamlet.