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Colin Palmer

Downs returned to school board president post, but board fails to agree on VP

The school board reappointed Laurie Downs as president but could not agree on a vice president last night. Trustees Brian Connelly and Colin Palmer were sworn in, as was the new Superintendent Dr. Augustine Tornatore.

Riverhead school trustee-elect is first Democratic-Socialist member to win elective office in Suffolk County

Colin Palmer, Riverhead school trustee-elect, is the first elected official in Suffolk County to be a member of the Democratic-Socialists of America organization.

Colin Palmer Q&A

In their own words: Q&A with school board candidate Colin Palmer

Riverhead High School 2009 grad announces candidacy for school board

Colin Palmer, 30, of Northville says one factor in his decision to run is the demise of the Latin program in Riverhead, "a more than 100-year-old gem in the crown" of the district.