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Riverhead planning board chairman elected to head L.I. water organization

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Stan Carey, who is the superintendent of the Massapequa Water District and has worked in municipal water distribution systems for more than 30 years, was elected chairman of the L.I. Water Conference.

Town to turn former day care center at Stotzky Park into intergenerational recreation and community center

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A majority of the town board today agreed to plans put forward by the heads of the newly merged recreation and senior services departments, while Councilwoman Jodi Giglio advocated finding a new tenant to realize revenues.

Addiction research and rehabilitation facility proposed at EPCAL stalled over doubts it’s compatible with aerospace

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With Luminati Aerospace getting its work underway at EPCAL and two potential purchasers for the balance of the town-owned acreage there, some board members are wary of green-lighting an addiction research and rehab facility adjacent to the active runway.

Town board wrap-up: Jan. 4, 2017

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In the first meeting of the new year, the Riverhead Town Board took care of its annual organizational tasks yesterday, setting salaries and fees,...

Riverhead Town department heads, managers get new three-year contracts

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Contracts approved by the town board last night, over Councilwoman Jodi Giglio's objection, give management employees roughly 2-percent wage increases for 2016, '17 and '18.

Riverhead Town settles contract with town workers’ labor union

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Riverhead Town has settled its labor contract with its largest employee union, with a contract that provides a cumulative 1.875-percent wage increase over a four-year contract period, from Jan. 1, 2015 through Dec. 31, 2018.

Board adopts $55.45 million budget for 2017, including $10,000 raises for elected officials other than town board members

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The Riverhead Town Board last night adopted a $55.45 million operating budget for 2017 in a 4-1 vote, with Councilwoman Jodi Giglio dissenting.

Public hearing on proposed town budget, including hefty raises for most elected officials, slated for 2 p.m. today

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The proposed budget includes double-digit salary increases for "non-policymaking" elected officials — justices, assessors, tax receiver, town clerk and highway superintendent— who would each get paid 'roughly $10,000 more' next year.

In unusual move, councilwoman takes a seat at the table with planning board and is asked to return to seat in...

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Councilwoman Jodi Giglio took an active role in planning board discussions Thursday, even seating herself at the table during the planning board meeting.

Pierce the tax cap? Cue the crickets

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No one turned out for a public hearing on a local authorizing the Riverhead Town Board to pierce the property tax levy cap in 2017.