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 proud to be able to offer more folks the chance to get to know our candidates better,” said Greater Calverton’s Civic President Toqui Terchun. 

The forums will be offered on two weekday evenings and a Saturday afternoon.

On Thursday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m., the Greater Calverton and Wading River Civic Associations will co-host at Riley Avenue Elementary School, 374 Riley Ave. in Calverton. On Saturday, Sept. 23 at 2 p.m., The Heart of Riverhead will host at Riverhead Library, 330 Court Street in Riverhead. On Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m., the Greater Jamesport Civic Association will host at the Jamesport Meeting House, 1590 Main Rd in Jamesport.

All events will be Q&As, running two hours, dividing the time between the Town Board and Supervisor candidates. Questions can be submitted ahead of time via each civic’s email:,,, or at the events.

Tammy Robinkoff, Riverhead Republican Chairwoman says “our candidates look forward to answering any questions from the community. We are looking forward to an organized and civil forum.”

“We are thankful to our dedicated local civics for putting these forums together,” added Riverhead Democrats Chair Laura Jens-Smith. “Our candidates welcome the opportunity to speak with residents to share their goals for the future of a prosperous Riverhead.“

All three events are open to one and all.  Attendees are requested to consider arriving earlier than the start times listed, as there has been much public interest this year in goings-on at Riverhead Town Hall.

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