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Election 2017

Candidates forum in Flanders draws crowd to FRNCA monthly meeting

by Oct 3, 2017
Dozens of people turned out to hear Southampton town supervisor and council candidates speak on the issues last night at the Flanders-Riverside-Northampton Community Association meeting.

Councilman follows through on supervisor race, submits petitions with more than 700 signatures

by Aug 22, 2017
Councilman John Dunleavy has submitted Libertarian Party nominating petitions for Riverhead town supervisor. He said he collected 715 signatures.

Jens-Smith wins Independence Party line: Walter’s petitions come up short

by Aug 9, 2017
A State Supreme Court judge today ruled in favor of Laura Jens-Smith in the action she brought challenging signatures on Supervisor Sean Walter’s Independence Party petitions.

Jens-Smith and Walter in court over Independence Party line

by Aug 3, 2017
Democratic candidate Laura Jens-Smith has filed a lawsuit challenging the Independence Party designating petitions filed by Republican incumbent Sean Walter.

He’s in the race: Councilman John Dunleavy is running for town supervisor

by Jul 26, 2017
Councilman John Dunleavy is circulating independent nominating petitions for town supervisor.

Democratic candidates call for ‘independent investigation’ of Riverhead’s proposed land deal with Luminati

by Jun 27, 2017
At a press conference this morning at the Calverton Enterprise Park, Laura Jens-Smith accused Sean Walter of keeping information about the Luminati deal from the public and even from his fellow town board members.

Republican candidate for highway superintendent drops out of race

by Jun 12, 2017
Republican highway superintendent candidate William Van Helmond has dropped out of the race, citing health reasons. It is unknown if the GOP will have a replacement.

Dunleavy, term-limited as councilman, considers running for supervisor

by May 30, 2017
The three-term councilman has been term-limited under a new law passed by the town board in 2016. He can't seek re-election as councilman, but he can run for town supervisor.

Riverhead Democrats unite behind slate

by May 24, 2017
The Riverhead Democratic committee unanimously supported the slate of candidates presented by the screening committee at their nominating convention last night.

A Riverhead first: An all-woman slate running for town board

by May 7, 2017
It's a first in Riverhead's 225-year history: a ticket of three women seeking election to the town board.