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RIverhead restricts sex offender residences

Registered sex offenders moving into the Town of Riverhead will no longer be able to establish residences within a quarter-mile of any school, day care center, library, playground, park, beach or day camp. The Town Board passed legislation last night prohibiting level 2 and 3 sex offenders from living in proximity to places where children commonly gather. The new restrictions  ...

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Calverton Rail Spur contract awarded

Riverhead has awarded a $3.5 million contract to Railroad Construction Co., Inc. of Paterson, N.J., to refurbish the long-defunct rail spur that used to serve the old Grumman manufacturing plant in Calverton, the site of the Calverton Enterprise Park. The contract is funded by the state department of transportation with federal aid obtained by Rep. Tim Bishop last year.

The rail spur, which connects with the Greenport branch of the LIRR, will be used to transport freight in and out of the enterprise park, known as EPCAL. Its refurbishment has been cited by officials as essential for the full redevelopment of the site, which was transferred by the U.S. Navy to the town in 1998, two years after Northrup-Grumman, once the town's largest employer and taxpayer moved out.

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Riverhead voters reject building referendum

Riverhead Central School District voters resoundingly rejected the district's $123 million building bond referendum Tuesday by a vote of 2,274 no to 1,385 yes. There were 176 absentee ballots cast, which are not reflected in the tally.

"We go back to the drawing board on the 23rd," district superintendent Diane Scricca said after the vote results were announced, referring to the date of the next Board of Education meeting. (See video below.)

The superintendent, board members and district staff made 30 presentations throughout the community to civic, service and PTO groups in an effort to sell the bond to voters.

"The board has to decide what they want to do in terms of the crumbllng buildings and not having good facilities for our children," she said. "It's a sad day for Riverhead."


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Solar carport coming to county center

  The county center in Riverside will soon be generating electricity. The site is one of seven in Suffolk County that will host new solar generating facilities to be built by Eastern Long Island Solar Project, LLC on parking lots owned by the county or the LIRR, under a lease agreement approved this week by the County Legislature. The solar ...

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Riverhead teen recovering after car accident

Spencer Shea of Riverhead is in stable condition at Stony Brook University Hospital, recovering after being critically injured in a serious auto accident on Saturday. Shea, 14, was partially ejected from a vehicle involved in a single-car accident on Osborne Avenue near Reeves Avenue Saturday morning at around 1 a.m., according to police. The driver of his car, the victim’s ...

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History of the Iron Pier in Northville

The “Iron Pier” at Luce’s Landing in Northville, where the Iron Pier town beach is located today, was built in 1900 by local farmers who hoped to use the pier to transport local produce by ship to New England. The farmers founded a company called Northville Pier and Land Improvement Company and obtained a land grant from the state for ...

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Icon of a bygone era, farm supply building faces wrecking ball

  Wrecking crews have begun taking down the buildings at the old Rolle Brothers site on Route 58, where a new commercial development is planned by Richmond Realty, a Riverhead developer that has built several other projects in the Route 58 corridor, including Taco Bell, Panera Bread and the Commerce Drive office complex. The site being cleared is 6.2 acres ...

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Will Riverhead have enough water?

The aging and "neglected" infrastructure of the Riverhead water district will get an overhaul, Supervisor Sean Walter announced this week. He has assigned special projects manager David Cullen to work with water district superintendent Gary Pendzick to develop and implement an improvement plan to help meet the town's ever-increasing public water demands, especially in the peak summer months.


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School Board notes

  {becssg}cssgallery/schools/0126_BOE_meeting{/becssg}   Riverhead Central School District architects answered residents’ questions about the planned facilities upgrade and expansion at the Riverhead school board meeting Tuesday night. Residents asked questions about plans for an artificial turf athletic field, administrative offices relocation, classroom expansion, and project financing. A referendum on the bond necessary to finance the facilities project is set for Feb. ...

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