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Larry Simms


Town supervisor was right to criticize school board actions

Former South Jamesport resident Larry Simms believes the school district is looking to distract voters from more than the budget revote.

Luminati’s history of late payments on runway lease yet another red flag

In November 2015, Luminati Aerospace and the Town of Riverhead signed an agreement requiring Luminati to pay annual rent of $40,000 for exclusive rights to the 10,000-foot runway. Here's how that's worked out. Guest opinion column by Larry Simms

Grapes and Greed: 5 ways J. Kings is in your pocket

Guest column by Larry Simms questions propriety of town's settlement with Grapes and Greens/Cider House owner.

Opinion Four-year terms? Term limits? No, Riverhead needs a professional manager

If term length and term limits are the answers, we’re asking the wrong questions Why we need to restructure town government and hire a professional manager.

Is “town manager” really a profession?

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Board members drop bombshell; distracted voters don’t notice — a tale of two headlines

I’m as disgusted with the sad state of Riverhead campaigning as anyone, but what troubles me most is that the mud-slinging diverts attention from really important things.
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Luminati, welcome to Riverhead

An open letter to Luminati Aerospace from South Jamesport resident Larry Simms on improvements the town should make to its draft runway use agreement with the aerospace company to better protect the town's interests.