The latest campaign finance reports posted with the state Board of Elections show Councilwoman Jodi Giglio now pulling well ahead — at least, in terms of fundraising — of incumbent Sean Walter in the Republican primary for Riverhead Supervisor. (more…)
The chapter of town code that regulates Riverhead Town’s rental dwelling units has been in place since 1996. It states that “any commercial hotel/motel business operating exclusively and catering to transient clientele,” shall pay a “biannual” rental permit fee.
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
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
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
Councilmen Jim Wooten, John Dunleavy and Supervisor Sean Walter at a town board meeting last winter. (File photo: Barbaraellen Koch)
Is it OK for a sitting supervisor to campaign during what would traditionally be described as “office hours?”
It depends on who you ask. (more…)