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What happened to the transparency Riverhead’s new supervisor promised us?

by Feb 5, 2024
Supervisor Tim Hubbard has promised us open government. Words, words, words. A month into his new job, he's defending behavior he assured us he would not abide.

Resorts and spas on the bluffs of the Sound in Riverhead? No!

by Dec 2, 2023
Town Board members are saying a proposal to allow resorts and spas on the bluffs of the Long Island Sound is intended to promote "agri-tourism." Poppycock! Do they really believe their constituents are that dumb?

How can we believe the Town Board’s latest denials about plans for air cargo at EPCAL?

by Oct 12, 2023
Guest column: As Election Day approaches, Town Board members are telling us there will be no cargo airport and belittling those of us who oppose this plan, saying we are simply 'fear mongering.' The people of Riverhead are not stupid.

Actions speak louder than words

by Jul 19, 2023
Guest column: Sometimes candidates say things they think voters want to hear. But when it comes to decision time, voters can be in for a surprise.

The upcoming election is not about party politics. It’s about preserving our community and quality of life.

by Jun 23, 2023
We need folks running this Town who are responsive to the people who live here. I don't care what party they belong to, just so long as they put Riverhead and its residents first.

What’s the rush? Town Board should table the battery energy storage code adoption

by Apr 4, 2023
Guest column: Once again the Town Board is charging ahead with major zoning changes before adequate vetting and without input from the people of Riverhead. What on earth is the rush?

Planning be damned: Riverhead is developers’ promised land

by Jan 19, 2023
Opinion: Developers are ready to build and our Town Board is in lockstep with them — not the people of Riverhead.

In Riverhead, a study in dysfunctional governance

by Nov 27, 2022
Guest column: The Nov. 17 work session was a stark illustration of this Town Board's inability to responsibly govern, writes Kathleen McGraw of Northville. The board’s decisions on a moratorium ignore sound legal advice and set the town up for lawsuits by developers.

What’s the point of updating the comp plan if runaway massive development can continue while the plan is being written?

by Aug 26, 2022
The town must hit the pause button on all development while it finishes the comprehensive plan update begun in January 2020. The delay in its completion has allowed too many massive developments to move forward under outdated land use rules.

Town government is seriously broken

by Jul 28, 2021
"The appearance of open, deliberative government can be deceiving. Listen to Supervisor Aguiar and you would think she and the town board have always welcomed and continue to welcome input from the public. Take the time to watch a town board meeting on Channel 22 or try to participate in a town board meeting and you will quickly understand that is not the case." Guest column by Kathleen McGraw