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Riverhead Town has released a preliminary draft of the comprehensive plan update document prepared by BFJ Planning. 

The town yesterday announced the availability of the draft document on its comprehensive plan update website. There are 13 individual chapters available here for download and review. 

Editor’s note: RiverheadLOCAL has combined the 13 chapters into one document for review and/or download. See the combined document below.

The deadline for comments on the draft is March 15. Comments must be submitted by email on or before that date to

A revised draft will be prepared after the public comment period and will then be made available for review and comment at a public hearing to be scheduled at a later date.

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