MEDIA ADVISORY for Sunday, October 13, 2019: John M. Kennedy’s “Fiscal Reality Tour” Continues into Riverhead

Says Suffolk’s Fiscal Crisis is Causing Residents to Flee

Who: John Kennedy, Suffolk County Comptroller and Candidate, Suffolk County Executive
Judy Giglio and Tim Hubbard, Council Members, Town of Riverhead
Yvette Aguiar, Candidate, Riverhead Town Supervisor

What: John Kennedy, Suffolk County Comptroller and Candidate, Suffolk County Executive, will continue his “Fiscal Reality Tour” into the Town of Riverhead. He will be joined by Jodi Giglio and Tim Hubbard, Council Members, Town of Riverhead, local elected officials and residents at a press conference.

In an attempt to get elected to another four-year term, County Executive Steve Bellone is trying to paint a picture that everything is fine in Suffolk County, but nothing could be further from the truth. The truth is that the county is on the brink of fiscal disaster.

Mr. Kennedy will explain how taxpayers have been burdened by enormous tax and fee hikes, seven bond rating downgrades, and payroll and spending increases, resulting in population loss and a fiscal crisis.

During the press conference, Mr. Kennedy will explain how the fiscal crisis in Suffolk is chasing out residents by the thousands. Since 2012, more than 16,000 people have left Suffolk to live in more affordable regions in the country.

When: Sunday, October 13
1 p.m.

Where: The former Ben Franklin Craft & Variety
54 East Main Street
Riverhead, NY

Directions: From the LIE: Take Exit 71 for Route 24 toward Hampton Bays/Calverton. Make a right onto Rte. 24 S/Edwards Ave. S. Continue to follow Rte. 24 S. At the traffic circle, take the fourth exit onto Peconic Avenue. Turn right onto East Main Street. Destination will be on the left.

From Sunrise Highway: Sunrise Hwy. to Exit 61 for CR 51 N toward Riverhead/Eastport. Follow CR 51 N in Riverhead. Turn left onto Eastport Manor Rd., then a right onto the second cross street onto CR 51 N/Moriches-Riverhead Rd. After seven miles, turn right onto Nugent Drive. At the traffic circle, take the fourth exit onto Peconic Avenue. Turn right onto East Main Street. Destination will be on the left.