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Election 2021

Riverhead Democrats say they’d push for more police funding if elected

Democratic candidates for Riverhead Town Board say the Riverhead Police Department is under-resourced and, if elected, they'll push for more funding to hire more officers.

With your support, we’re moving Riverhead forward

Riverhead Supervisor Yvette Aguiar reviews her first two years in office as she seeks re-election. Guest column.

Kent: Why I’m running for town supervisor

My goal is and has been giving citizens the respect they deserve. Residents must be allowed to take part in decisions that affect them. Their opinions must be heard, valued and used in decision-making.

Optimum to install infrastructure for Grangebel Park security cameras by July 30, town officials say

Supervisor candidate Catherine Kent and council candidate Evelyn Hobson-Womack on Tuesday criticized the Aguiar administration for the pace of progress on a security camera program downtown, where cameras installed in Grangebel Park remain inoperable. Today, the supervisor revealed that internet provider Optimim/Altice says it will have the connection installed by July 30.

Candidates criticize Aguiar administration on nonfunctioning downtown security cameras

Retired Riverhead Police Detective Evelyn Hobson-Womack, a Democratic candidate for town council, is questioning why the security cameras purchased by the town and installed in Grangebel Park remain inoperable.

Let’s put community ahead of personal gain

With development constantly changing the character of Riverhead, we need to know that whoever is making decisions is doing so in the best interest of the town.

Town board taps GOP candidate to fill vacant assessor seat

Dana Brown, a senior assessment clerk in the Riverhead Town assessor's office, where she is a seven-year employee, was appointed to fill the vacancy left by the retirement of assessor Mason Haas in February. Brown is a candidate for the post in the November election.

Aguiar: Kent’s ‘distortions’ are ‘unethical’

Supervisor Yvette Aguiar defends the wall erected at the Town Hall entrance and accuses Councilwoman Catherine Kent of 'intentional distortions' for political gain.

Kent: Town Hall should be open and residents welcomed and listened to

Town Hall belongs to the community, and everyone deserves a say in what happens in and to our town. Guest column by Councilwoman Catherine Kent

Kent tapped to challenge Aguiar for supervisor

Councilwoman Catherine Kent is running for supervisor. The first-term council member was tapped by the Riverhead Town Democratic Committee Tuesday night, the committee announced in a press release.