Riverhead Candidates Talk Sustainability
October 24, 2013
The New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund and the North Fork Environmental Council convened an opportunity for the Riverhead Town Supervisor candidates to discuss sustainability challenges facing the town on Tuesday night.
Town Supervisor incumbent Sean Walter and challenger Angela DeVito were asked about some of Riverhead’s most pressing environmental issues including surface and ground water quality, open space preservation and land management, dark skies enforcement and Enterprise Park at Calverton.
The differing opinions between the two candidates were especially highlighted on the issue of the dark skies ordinance as they disagreed on whether the ordinance has been effectively enforced.
Despite the differences between the candidates, both Walter and DeVito made it clear that as Town Supervisor they will protect the land preserved in the creation of Enterprise Park at Calverton and agreed on the need to reinvest in sewage treatment plants and replace residential septic systems to protect water quality.
A special thanks to all of our partners, the Community Planning Center Group for the East End, the Jamesport-South Jamesport Civic Association, the North Fork Environmental Council, the Peconic Baykeeper, Peconic Green Growth and the Sound Park Heights Civic Association in helping to coordinate such a great discussion.< Back to Nonpartisan Electoral Activities
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