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Assessing the midterm results: What do they mean for 2020 and beyond?

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Will Perry Gershon run for congress again? Will Jay Schneiderman? How about John Kennedy for county executive? Karl Grossman sorts it all out.

Do as I say, not as I do: What are we really teaching our children?

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During this week, as Riverhead schoolchildren had character lessons about acceptance, inclusion and bullying, things went particularly awry in the United States of America with pipe bombs delivered to political leaders and a mass shooting in a synagogue. Column by Denise Civiletti

Assessor Mason Haas resigns from party committee, fueling rumors of a run for supervisor, which he denies

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Haas laughed off the idea he's running for supervisor. "I stepped down because of the EPCAL thing," he said in a phone interview.

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

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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.

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

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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

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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

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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

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Councilman John Dunleavy is circulating independent nominating petitions for town supervisor.

Greg Blass: Suffolk politics, a powerful union and 84 dismissed police misconduct complaints

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It is clear that the police commissioner, and not a front man, has a lot to explain.

‘Activism 101’ workshop aims to inform and empower local residents

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The workshop will “unbundle” local government in a way that makes it accessible and accountable to local residents and civic groups.
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