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
Officials from Columbia Care, the New York City-based company seeking to put a medical marijuana dispensary at the former Blockbuster Video site on Route 58, agreed to look for “two or three” alternative locations for the proposed facility. READ
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.
Riverhead Supervisor Sean Walter and Councilwoman Jodi Giglio traded barbs during their first, and so far only, debate on Wednesday morning on WRIV 1390.