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Election 2019

Jens-Smith leads local field in fundraising

Here's where the candidates for local office stand financially going into the last month of the campaign. View full reports here.

RiverheadLOCAL announces candidate discussions on Oct. 29 and Oct. 30

Council and supervisor candidates will meet to discuss the issues with RiverheadLOCAL editor and publisher Denise Civiletti on Oct. 29 and 30. The discussions will be streamed live on Facebook.

Supervisor candidate: Why I’m running

Letter to the editor from Yvette Aguiar of Riverhead, candidate for town supervisor.

Downtown ‘pattern book’ is an unnecessary, costly half-step

We are at a critical time when good business decisions are needed, and they should prevail. Guest column by supervisor candidate Yvette Aguiar

Supervisor candidate to host ‘meet and greet’ event Aug. 28

Candidate for Riverhead Supervisor Yvette Aguiar will host a “meet and greet” at the Birchwood of Polish Town Restaurant on Wednesday, Aug....

Jamesport business owner and civic leader running for town board on Libertarian line

William Van Helmond, owner of a Jamesport landscaping business and president of the Greater Jamesport Civic Association has entered the race for town board.

Supervisor candidate slaps incumbent for ‘indecisiveness’ on state grant for replacing lead water service lines

Republican supervisor candidate Yvette Aguiar yesterday attacked the Democratic incumbent, Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith for 'indecisiveness' about accepting an unsolicited $627,000 state grant announced a week ago.

Future of Riverhead Water District becomes a political campaign issue

With the water district superintendent job vacant and the assistant superintendent job soon to be vacant, Republican supervisor candidate Yvette Aguiar is accusing Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith of plotting to sell the town's water district to the county water authority.

A Riverhead first: Democrats tap all-women slate for town offices

For the first time in town history, a major party is fielding an all-women slate of candidates for town office.

A historic first: Aguiar to lead Republican slate in Riverhead

Riverhead Republicans made history Monday evening, nominating the first Latina ever to run for elected office in Riverhead.
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