(l-r) Riverhead Town Board candidate Andrew Leven, Town Supervisor candidate Angela DeVito and Town Clerk candidate Josephine Makowski at the unveiling of their platform.
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Riverhead Democrats Share Their Vision for the Future

Pictured Above: (l-r) Riverhead Town Board candidate Andrew Leven, Town Supervisor candidate Angela DeVito and Town Clerk candidate Josephine Makowski at the unveiling of their platform. In the midst of the greatest groundswell of public concern over unfettered development in decades in the Republican-controlled town of Riverhead, Democratic candidates for Riverhead Town Board gathered Sept. 6 in the blazing heat under the shade of the Grumman F-14 Tomcat memorial on
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Riverhead Civics to Hold Candidate Forums

Civic Associations in Riverhead Town have scheduled three separate candidate forums in late September in the western, central and eastern areas of the township, in an effort to help the public learn more about town candidate positions on issues ahead of this November's elections. “While civics tend to focus on our specific communities, we are pleased to team up when we can to serve all of Riverhead Town. And we’re
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Suffolk Legislature Doesn’t Act On Water Quality Referenda

Pictured Above: The installation of a FujiClean IA system at a home in Flanders in 2022 The Republican majority in the Suffolk County Legislature refused to take action on proposed public referenda to create an eighth of a penny sales tax to fund new wastewater systems and to consolidate the county's 27 sewer districts on July 25, as the Aug. 4 deadline to get the referenda on the November ballot
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On the Environment: County Exec Candidates Speak

Both candidates running for Suffolk County Executive this fall share an unwavering commitment to addressing the environmental issues facing Long Island, but their differences in tactics highlight strategies forged in different generations. Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine, the Republican candidate, and Democrat Dave Calone, an entrepreneur and prosecutor who served as the chairman of the Suffolk County Planning Commission for eight years, held forth on issues ranging from climate change
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Southold Democratic Chairwoman Who Helped Build Town Party Base Will Step Down

Pictured Above: Kathryn Casey Quigley (left) introduced Town Board candidates Al Krupski, Anne Smith and Gwynn Schroeder at this year's Southold Democratic nominating convention. Southold Town Democrats announced Wednesday, May 10 that their Committee Chair, Kathryn Casey Quigley, who was instrumental in electing Democratic candidates and increasing party registration in this historically Republican town, is stepping down from her role on June 1. The Southold Democratic Committee will hold a
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Challengers Prevail in Greenport Village Elections

Pictured Above: The winners of Tuesday's Greenport Village Election (l-r) Lily Dougherty-Johnson, Kevin Stuessi and Patrick Brennan. Greenport voters have spoken: Kevin Stuessi will be the new village mayor, and the board will have two new trustees: Planning Board members Patrick Brennan & Lily Dougherty-Johnson. In all, 422 people cast ballots in person and 84 more sent in absentee ballots — about half of the registered voters in Greenport and
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Greenport Candidates in the Spotlight At Several Debates

Pictured Above: Trustee Candidates William Swiskey, Jack Martilotta, Monique Gohorel, Lili Dougherty-Johnson and Patrick Brennan. Greenport residents had a chance to hear in depth from eight candidates running for mayor and two village board seats over the course of the past two weeks, in the run-up to the closely watched election scheduled for March 21. The campaign was marred from the start by the initial disqualification of all the non-incumbent
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Southold Republican Campaign Kicks Off

Pictured Above: The Southold GOP's 2023 slate (l-r): Brian Hughes, Kelly Fogarty, Jill Doherty, Stephen Kiely and Glenn Goldsmith. Southold Town Republicans announced their candidates for all but the top spot in town government Thursday night, renominating Councilwoman Jill Doherty for re-election and picking Mattituck Attorney Stephen Kiely to run for the seat on the Town Board being vacated by Democratic Councilwoman Sarah Nappa. Town GOP Chairman Peter McGreevy said the
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Streaming: Greenport Trustee Debate

Catch the final debate for Trustees for the Village of Greenport, broadcast live from the Greenport School. Patrick Brennan, Lili Dougherty-Johnson, Monique Gohorel, William Swiskey and incumbent Trustee Jack Martilotta, are running for two seats on the board. The Beacon livestreamed an earlier debate between the candidates for mayor last week. This election has proven to be a contentious one, as all of the non-incumbent candidates were originally stricken from the
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Judge Rules Greenport Candidates Can Remain on the Ballot

A New York State Supreme Court judge has ruled that the candidates who had initially been shut out of the March 21 Greenport Village election can remain on the ballot. In a March 6 Stipulation of Settlement requested by the Village Board, Justice Joseph A. Santorelli ordered Village Clerk Sylvia Pirillo, in her official capacity as the chief village election officer, to reinstate the names of Mayoral candidates Kevin Stuessi
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Riverhead Democrats Choose 2023 Candidates

Pictured Above (l-r): Josephine Makowski, Andrew Leven, Angela Devito, Rene Suprina and Lori Hulse are Riverhead Democrats' candidates this year. Riverhead Democrats announced Monday, March 6 that they have chosen Angela Devito, a former Riverhead School Board and Jamesport-South Jamesport Civic Association President, after a distinguished career in public health, as their candidate for Town Supervisor. They have chosen music educator Rene Suprina and attorney Andrew Leven to run for Town