Supervisor Sean Walter drops a copy of the proposed 2016 town budget on the table in front of Councilwoman Jodi Giglio and challenged her to state specifically what she would change in the spending plan.

The three candidates vying for election to the Riverhead Town Supervisor post this year went head-to-head Wednesday night at a debate jointly hosted by the Wading River and Calverton civic associations.

A good-sized crowd turned out to Riley Avenue Elementary School to hear what incumbent Sean Walter (C) and challengers Jodi Giglio (R) and Anthony Coates (D) had to say about balancing the town budget, raising taxes, developing the Calverton Enterprise Park and more.


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