In trying to decide what to say at her inauguration speech Monday, newly sworn-in Riverhead Town Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith said she kept coming back to a 2014 commencement speech given by Naval Admiral William McRaven at the University of Texas at Austin. READ
The Suffolk County Board of Elections hand count of absentee and affidavit ballots has not changed the winners on Election Night, but has given Democrat Catherine Kent even more votes. READ
The Suffolk County Board of Elections will likely start counting absentee and affidavit ballots in Riverhead and Southold towns on the week beginning Nov. 27, according to BOE officials. READ
Some of the biggest issues before the Riverhead Town Board over the past eight years are now within one vote of potentially being reversed thanks to the Nov. 7 election results, which saw Democrats Laura Jens-Smith and Catherine Kent elected, pending the final count from the Suffolk County Board of Elections.
There were no surprises Tuesday evening as the Riverhead Democratic Committee selected its slate of candidates in this fall’s town election. READ
Riverhead Democrats are touting their roster of prospective candidates as the first all-woman slate to run for Town Board.
The trio of “Riverhead moms” has “extensive experience serving the public, raising families and working with community leaders and residents,” a press release from the Democrats states. “They also bring a new, common sense perspective on resolving concerns and issues that have long troubled our town.”
After retiring in June from a nearly four-decade teaching career at Riley Avenue Elementary School in Calverton, Catherine Kent decided to go back into the classroom last month.
This time it was to teach in Haiti. READ