Candidates for state Senate, state Assembly and Congress attended a forum during last Monday’s meeting of the Flanders, Riverhead and Northampton Community Association.
November’s elections will pit longtime incumbent state Sen. Ken LaValle, 79, of Port Jefferson against perennial candidate Greg Fischer, 61, of Calverton. Mr. Fischer ran against Mr. LaValle in 2016 and has sought many other elective offices over the years, but has yet to win one. READ
To date, four people are officially in the running to become the Democratic candidate for Congress in the fall 2018 elections, according to the Federal Elections Commission.
The winner of the Democratic nomination will likely challenge incumbent Republican Lee Zeldin of Shirley, who is, so far, the only Republican candidate to have formally established a campaign committees for a run for the Congressional seat, according to the FEC.
Speaking before a crowd of more than 250 representatives from schools across Suffolk County Saturday, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) expressed disappointment in the selection of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education. READ
After deciding between Trump and Clinton, remember to flip the ballot on Election Day. READ
Recently released financial disclosure reports for 2015 show that both state Senator Ken LaValle (R-Port Jefferson) and Assemblyman Fred Thiele (I-Sag Harbor) have resigned from positions at Twomey, Latham Shea, Kelley, Dubin and Quartararo, the prominent Riverhead law firm where both previously worked.
Improved rail service on the East End will be the topic of an upcoming meeting between town and village officials and representatives from the Long Island Rail Road, according to South Fork Assemblyman Fred Thiele. READ
The latest effort to improve transportation on the East End by easing traffic congestion took a small step forward Tuesday. READ
The state police barracks in Riverside used to be located east on Route 24, in the Red Creek area away from the hamlet center. (Credit: News-Review)
State Senator Ken LaValle (R-Port Jefferson) and Assemblyman Fred Thiele (I-Sag Harbor) said in a joint letter this week that a statewide shortage of New York State Troopers is to blame for the decision to lock the front door at the Riverside barracks and have troopers dispatched from Farmingdale. READ