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Meet the grand marshal of the seventh annual Jamesport St. Patrick’s Day parade

Riverhead community development administrator Dawn Thomas will be the grand marshal of the Jamesport St. Patrick’s Day parade this year — the first woman to have the honor.

Town board at odds over job status of community development director

Jamesport resident and former town attorney has been at the helm of the Riverhead Community Development Agency for 18 months as a provisional employee. She scored a perfect 100 on the civil service exam for the job title, and the three Republican board members want to make her a permanent hire. The supervisor wants to interview other candidates on the civil service list who also had perfect scores.

Riverhead CDA director Chris Kempner resigns

Riverhead CDA director Christina Kempner is leaving her post to take a new job as director of the Stony Brook incubator.

Former Riverhead town attorney returns as deputy, will focus on enforcement litigation in town’s justice court

Former Riverhead town attorney Dawn Thomas will be returning to Riverhead Town Hall as a deputy town attorney Sept. 1.
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