It’s a busy primary day in Riverhead Thursday, as two elected officials go toe-to-toe for the Republican supervisor ticket, Town Board candidates — all retired cops — fight over two open slots and three candidates compete for party nominations for Town Justice.
Lori Hulse and Bob Kozakiewicz will be running a primary for the town justice nomination. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch file)
Town council and supervisor aren’t the only positions involved in a Republican primary in this fall’s Riverhead Town elections. (more…)
The state Commission on Judicial Conduct censured a Southampton Town Justice for four acts of misconduct, but will allow him to remain on the bench.
The commission issued a statement on Wednesday announcing the censuring of Judge Edward Burke Sr. of Sag Harbor, who was a town justice from 1994 to 2000 and again from 2008 to the present. He was backed by the Republican, Democrat, Independence and Conservative parties in his last election in 2011. Judge Burke also was a Court of Claims judge and an acting state Supreme Court justice from 2000 to 2007. He is one of four elected judges in Southampton Town. (more…)