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Election 2017

Kent seals the deal after paper ballot count at board of elections

After absentee and affidavit ballots were counted today at the Suffolk County Board of Elections in Yaphank, Kent’s lead over Republican Frank Beyrodt widened to 123 votes.

Walter ousted as supervisor by Jens-Smith; Giglio and Kent win other town board seats

Riverhead voters ousted supervisor Sean Walter in favor of Laura Jens-Smith and elected another Democrat, Catherine Kent, to fill a town board seat left empty by Republican Councilman John Dunleavy.

Voter’s guide to county races and ballot proposals

Bios of the candidates for county district attorney, sheriff and county legislature, plus an explanation of the three questions that will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot.

Riverhead Voter’s Guide 2017: Who’s running for town office this year

A rundown of who's running in tomorrow's town elections, plus Riverhead voter enrollment stats, polling place search tool and Election Day essentials.

Watch: Riverhead town supervisor candidates debate the issues

One thing was clear from a candidate discussion hosted by RiverheadLOCAL last night and streamed live on Facebook: the town supervisor candidates disagree on just about everything.

Video: Riverhead town council candidates discuss the issues in Facebook Live event

Candidates for Riverhead town council sat down with RiverheadLOCAL last night for a freewheeling discussion of local issues that was streamed live on Facebook.

RiverheadLOCAL to host live video candidate discussions Oct. 23 & 24

Have you got questions for the candidates? Join RiverheadLOCAL and the candidates for town board and town supervisor for a lively discussion and debate of local issues in two Facebook Live events on Monday and Tuesday.

With all that campaign cash rolling in, who are the incumbents really representing?

Opinion: Looking over the list, I am not surprised that the Republicans have three times the campaign contributions of the Democratic challengers. It triples my belief that they are not working for us, the people who hired them.

The race for Suffolk County sheriff: Score one for the democratic process

The race for county sheriff isn't what the party bosses had planned.

Powered by incumbents, Republicans out-raise Democrats more than three to one in campaign cash in current election cycle

The two incumbents in the local elections this year, Supervisor Sean Walter and Councilwoman Jodi Giglio, both Republicans, together have raised more money — almost twice as much, in fact — than the four non-incumbent candidates combined.