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Riverhead Town’s longtime Community Development Agency director is moving on, but not far.

Chris Kempner, who has been CDA director since January 2008, has resigned that position effective May 15 and will be taking over a new position as the associate director of the Stony Brook University Business Incubator in Calverton. READ

11/20/12 2:06pm
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JENNIFER GUSTAVSON FILE PHOTO | Greenport Village Trustee Chris Kempner confirmed Tuesday she won’t seek reelection in March.

Greenport Village Trustee Chris Kempner confirmed Tuesday she will not seek reelection in March.

Ms. Kempner said in an email that working as a trustee and community development director for Riverhead Town while raising two young daughters has become too hectic.

“I hope there are some engaged new candidates that want to dedicate some time to running the village,” Ms. Kempner said.

Trustee Mary Bess Phillips is also up for reelection. She declined comment Tuesday.

Both trustees were first elected to the Village Board in 2009 after beating incumbents Bill Swiskey and Valerie Shelby.

Greenport will hold elections for the two Village Board seats on March 19 between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. at the Third Street firehouse.

Village clerk Sylvia Pirillo said the petitions needed to secure a spot on the ballot must be filed by Feb. 12.

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10/22/12 5:02pm
10/22/2012 5:02 PM

JENNIFER GUSTAVSON FILE PHOTO | Greenport Village Trustee Chris Kempner resigned from the village’s code committee Monday night.

Greenport Village Board Trustee Chris Kempner resigned from the village’s code committee at tonight’s Village Board meeting.

Trustee David Murray was then appointed to the code committee with a term expiring April 4, 2013.

In addition to Ms. Kempner, the current code committee includes: Mayor David Nyce; Trustee Mary Bess Phillips; Business Improvement District president Peter Clark; Frank Uellendahl, chairman of the village’s Historic Preservation Commission; and Zoning Board of Appeals chairman Doug Moore. The seven-member code committee has been without a representative from the village’s Planning Board for several months.

A village official said the Village Board is likely to pick someone soon now that an all-new Planning Board was appointed last month.

Click on the blog below for a recap and scroll down to view tonight’s complete agenda. Pick up Thursday’s paper for more on this story.

Greenport Village Board meeting, Oct. 22, 2012