Two candidates running for the Riverhead Town Supervisor's seat will discuss environmental issues in a voter education forum to be held at Digger's.
The event, which takes place on Main Street in Riverhead on Oct. 22, beginning at 6:30 p.m., will give both incumbent Sean Walter and candidate Angela DeVito a chance to weigh in and explain where they stand on the issues.
Walter will speak from 6:30 p.m. until 7:10 p.m.; DeVito, from 7:15 p.m. until 7:55 p.m.
The forum is open to the public and is free. Space is limited to about 50 for the room so reservations are necessary. To reserve a place, click here.
The voter education forum is sponsored by the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund.
A Riverhead environmental coalition, which organized the event and agreed on the list of key issues, includes The Community Planning Center Group for the East End, the Jamesport/So. Jamesport Civic Association, the North Fork Environmental Council, the Peconic Baykeeper, Peconic Green Growth and the Sound Park Heights Civic Association. Each candidate will be alone for their segment and be able to give opening remarks. Next, a question and answer session will be held with each, with the coalition asking an initial question to frame that segment. Questions will come from the audience.
Four issues will be covered including ground and surface water quality and nitrogen loading; Dark Skies; Enterprise Park at Calverton; and open space preservation.
As a follow-up in 2014, the NYLCV Education Fund, along with coalition members, will develop a Riverhead Green Guide, which will serve as a guide to these key environmental issues and action plans for use by elected officials and voters.