Supervisor Sean Walter used his “State of the Town” speech last night to advocate for term limits on the town board and a four-year term of office for the supervisor, the construction of hundreds of additional affordable rental apartments to house the local workforce and a second downtown hotel, as well as undertaking a Route 25 “corridor study” in Aquebogue and Jamesport.
But he also used the annual address to make long overtures about doing “God’s will” in the world by serving others, especially the poor. In the first six minutes of a 39-minute speech, quoting from Scripture and the lyrics of a Christian pop song, he exhorted Riverhead residents to be “the salt and light” of the world.
He highlighted the work of people and organizations in the Riverhead community who are helping others. “This is a selfless town,” he said.
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