Recently, the Riverhead school board introduced a bond referendum to borrow $100 million to construct new classrooms at the existing schools within the district. (The proposed cost has since been reduced to the $73.5 to $87.9 million range following a presentation Wednesday night). READ
Riverhead Town is one of two municipalities on Long Island that has been offered $627,327 in state grant funding to replace lead water service lines in residential areas — if they want it. READ
Democratic Riverhead Town Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith has raised far more in campaign contributions than her Republican opponent Yvette Aguiar, and the Riverhead Democratic Committee has raised more than the Republicans in the July campaign contribution reports on file with the State Board of Elections. (more…)
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.