Town Highway Superintendent Gio Woodson says his department should be in charge of sign permits. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
Fed up with his crews picking up signs for public office on public property, Riverhead Highway Superintendent George Woodson asked the Town Board to give his department the authority to issue political sign permits.
But that proposal was rejected by the board majority. (more…)
Mike Harrigan, chairman of the Wading River Fire District commissioners, speaks at Tuesday’s town board meeting. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
A proposal to eliminate the section of the Riverhead Town Code that divvies up false alarm fines 70-30 between the local fire districts and the town was opposed by one fire district and supported by another at a public hearing on Tuesday. (more…)
Curtis Sliwa at a meeting in Greenport last November. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)
A day after Riverhead Police Chief David Hegermiller met with leaders of the Guardian Angels to establish a Riverhead chapter of the volunteer anti-crime group, Supervisor Sean Walter’s fellow Town Board members say they were blindsided by the effort and that bringing the Angels into town could exacerbate a negative image for downtown. (more…)
After saying he was screening for supervisor, and then saying he was not screening, Anthony Coates actually did end up screening with the Riverhead Democratic committee after all Thursday night.
But he says that doesn’t mean he’s decided to run for office. (more…)
A few days ago, Anthony Coates was planning to screen for the Riverhead Democratic Committee nomination for supervisor and Angela DeVito wasn’t planning to run for any office at all this year.
Now, Ms. DeVito — who lost to incumbent Supervisor Sean Walter two years ago — is planning to screen for the Democratic nod for supervisor, and Mr. Coates says he’s no longer considering running for office. (more…)
Supervisor Sean Walter and Anthony Coates. (File photos)
Anthony Coates, a former political adviser to Supervisor Sean Walter — who is up for re-election this fall — has been noncommittal on whether or not he’ll run for public office since the two have stopped working together.
And while Mr. Coates is still hesitating to commit to running for a Town Board position again (he failed to receive a Republican nomination for Town Board in 2013), he did say he’ll be screening for the Democratic nomination for supervisor to “explore the possibility of running.” (more…)
The Riverhead Town Democratic Committee released a list of people Thursday who will be screening with the party before its nominating convention in May.
Supervisor hopefuls include Anthony Coates, a former paid adviser to Republican Riverhead Supervisor Sean Walter; Tim Hubbard, a recently retired Riverhead Town police detective; and Greg Fischer, a Calverton resident who runs each year for public office.
Additionally, the list indicates that Mr. Hubbard is also screening for council and that Mr. Fischer is also screening for council and assessor.
Mr. Hubbard will also be screening with the town Republicans for a council seat, as previously reported. (more…)
Town Board members took John Cahill (center) of The Pataki-Cahill Group on a tour of EPCAL last December. ‘There’s tremendous infrastructure on the site,’ Mr. Cahill said. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
Former New York governor George Pataki won’t be marketing the Enterprise Park at Calverton after all — but he may represent companies that want to buy land there. (more…)