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With ‘a heart full of gratitude’ and ‘a sense of pride and accomplishment,’ Sen. Ken LaValle says farewell

by Dec 30, 2020
A farewell message from Sen. Ken LaValle, who is retiring Dec. 31 after a 43-year career as State Senator for the First Senatorial District

RiverheadLOCAL publisher named 2020 ‘Woman of Distinction’ by Sen. Ken LaValle

by Aug 27, 2020
RiverheadLOCAL editor and publisher Denise Civiletti has been named a 2020 “Woman of Distinction” by State Senator Ken LaValle.

State senators pledge support for nursing homes

by Apr 29, 2020
Joint statement issued by State Senators Ken LaValle (R-Port Jefferson) and and John Flanagan (R-East Northport) pledging support for nursing home steaff.

Lawmakers take aim at foundation aid equity

by Jan 28, 2020
State Sen. Ken LaValle and Assemblyman Fred Thiele say they've drafted legislation that would require an increase in foundation aid for districts, like Riverhead, funded at less than 55% of the foundation aid formula if they meet growth and need criteria.

Sen. Ken LaValle honored by colleagues as ‘a statesman’ who ‘transcends party politics’

by Jan 11, 2020
Accolades abounded yesterday for the First District's 22-term senator at an event in Port Jefferson where he formally announced his decision to retire from the State Senate at the end of this year.

Sen. Ken LaValle will not seek re-election in 2020: exclusive interview

by Jan 8, 2020
State Sen. Ken LaValle will not seek re-election next year, after 44 years representing the First Senate District. He reflects on his time in office in this exclusive interview.

Southampton councilman is latest entry into State Senate race

by Nov 18, 2019
The Sag Harbor native had a 30-year career in the Center Moriches school system and served on the Southampton Town ZBA and the Sag Harbor school board before his election to the Southampton Town Board in 2017.

College student, 19, announces run for State Senate

by Nov 18, 2019
Skyler Johnson (D-Mount Sinai) wants a chance to challenge State Senate's longest-serving member, Ken LaValle (R-Port Jefferson), who was first elected in 1976.

LaValle, Palumbo blast one-house budget bills passed by legislature

by Mar 14, 2019
The Democratic-majority state legislature has passed one-house budget bills opposed by the Republican members of the East End delegation.

In Albany last week: Votes cast by local state lawmakers on bump stocks, waiting periods, guns in schools and more

by Feb 3, 2019
Last week in Albany, lawmakers passed a comprehensive gun safety package that included legislation to ban bump stocks, strengthen background checks, further limit firearm possession on school grounds and to create extreme risk protection orders.