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Suffolk CloseupTime to end political party cross-endorsement deals once and for all

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Cross-endorsement deals give Suffolk's Conservative Party far too much sway.

Suffolk CloseupShowdown shapes up in NY1: Throne-Holst and Calone in primary battle for chance to unseat Zeldin

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While the presidential primary draws all our attention, the race is on in the 1st Congressional District, where Democrats will choose a candidate on Primary Day June 28 to face Rep. Lee Zeldin in November.

Ex-rep Tim Bishop to speak at breakfast in Mattituck on upcoming Democratic primary in 1st Congressional District

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The former congressman, who lost to Rep. Lee Zeldin in 2014, will speak at a breakfast meeting at CJ's American Grill in Mattituck on March 19 on the importance of 'taking back' NY-1, at a breakfast hosted by the Southold Democratic Club.
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Letter: Democratic committee chair urges town board to cast wide net for planning, zoning board appointments

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The chairperson of the Riverhead Democratic Committee urges the town board to "move away from partisan politics and seek out highly qualified, new members" for the town planning board and ZBA.

Politics in Riverhead: It’s come to this

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Just when you think politics in Riverhead has sunk as low as it could go, it sinks some more. Opinion column by Denise Civiletti

Riverhead Republicans elect new chairman, as embattled party leader steps aside

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Embattled Riverhead Republican chairman Mason Haas has stepped aside as party chairman. The GOP committee elected Remy Bell as his successor.

Riverhead’s chief of staff gives notice, leaving July 10 for job in Brookhaven Town’s building division

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Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter is losing one of his top aides, chief of staff Tara McLaughlin, to Brookhaven Town government.

Angry words and accusations: Walter, Wooten challenge party leadership, launch GOP primary battle

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The 2015 elections officially get underway today — the day under state election rules candidates can begin circulating party designating petitions required to get...

The morning after: Walter reconsiders pledge to wage primary against Giglio: ‘I haven’t made up my mind’

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"I haven’t made any decision one way or the other at this point,” Walter said in a phone interview this morning.

Denise Civiletti What’s wrong with Town Hall? It’s about the game, not the government

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You know the saying “light’s on, nobody’s home?” Take a stroll down the south corridor of Riverhead Town Hall on just about any given day. Lights on. Doors open. Offices empty. Who do they think they’re fooling? Answer: Most of the people, all of the time.
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