On Tuesday, voters in Riverhead and Southold towns will go to the polls to vote on school district budgets. Several districts are offering propositions along with their budgets, and voters will need to read those closely before making a decision.
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Last month, New York State Attorney General Letitia James filed what was billed as the nation’s most extensive lawsuit against the manufacturers and distributors of opioids, citing the drug’s role in thousands of deaths across the country.
What we need is a pragmatic, panoramic view of the issues at hand. Our sitting supervisor, Laura Jens-Smith, toggles from subject to subject identifying her accomplishments. The first half of State of the Town speech tallied her accomplishments. For example, she claimed to have put the water district “back on track.” I beg to differ, as evidenced by prior town meetings. The initiative was led by Councilman Tim Hubbard, Councilman Jim Wooten and Councilwoman Jodi Giglio, who forced the water district capital plan forward. Our Water District is one of our biggest income generating asset. We need to maintain control.