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Campaign 2017 Laura Jens-Smith announces she’s running for Riverhead Town supervisor

Former town board candidate Laura Jens-Smith, Democrat of Laurel, last night announced her candidacy for Riverhead town supervisor at an event she hosted at a downtown restaurant. She came out swinging, blasting the incumbent Sean Walter for "false promises" on downtown revitalization, EPCAL redevelopment and fiscal stability.

Anthony Coates, who ran for town supervisor a year ago, leaves Riverhead

Anthony Coates has put Riverhead politics behind him for good. He's sold the coffee shop he opened in Wading River and has moved to Head of the Harbor, which is near where he grew up and better located for the investment consulting work that takes him regularly takes him to NYC.

New downtown Wading River coffee shop will sell Aldo’s coffee, baked goods

Anthony Coates – investment advisor, political consultant and former town supervisor candidate – will be adding “barista” to his resumé when he opens a coffee shop in downtown Wading River this spring.

Anthony Coates, town supervisor candidate:11-day pre-general report

Riverhead Town elections: 11-day pre-general campaign finance disclosure report from Anthony Coates, town supervisor candidate.

Gloves come off early at supervisor’s debate in Calverton last night

Things got hot pretty quickly after the candidates for town supervisor took the floor at last night’s candidates’ debate in Calverton.

Hot topics: From flyboarding to sewage treatment, solar power to clear-cutting trees, supe candidates sound off

Supervisor Sean Walter and challengers Councilwoman Jodi Giglio and Anthony Coates answered questions on a range of environmental topics Monday night at a forum hosted by the New York League of Conservation Voters and the North Fork Environmental Council.

Election 2015: A story of campaign cash of historic proportions

Riverhead Town’s 2015 local elections have not even been held and already this year is one for the history books. For starters, the November general...

Supervisor race outcome won’t be known until at least Sept. 21

With a mere 29-vote spread in yesterday’s Republican primary election for town supervisor, the winner in the race won’t be known for at least another 10 days, pursuant to procedures set out in the state election law.

Democrats unveil platform, criticize Republican incumbents

Greater efficiency and transparency in town government, the creation of a Riverhead Power Authority using solar energy generated at EPCAL, selling off 'underperforming town assets, reviewing the town's 10-year-old master plan, backing off the construction of 500 apartments on Main Street, and zoning for a movie theater on Route 58 are among the priorities the Democratic candidates for town board say they will pursue if elected.

Riverhead tax assessor sues town, seeking to block ethics code change

Riverhead Town tax assessor and Republican party leader Mason Haas is suing the town to challenge the constitutionality of an ethics code amendment he says was adopted to force him from his post as chairman of the Republican committee.