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Riverhead IDA’s law firm represented Triple Five subsidiary in connection with American Dream mall

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Riverhead IDA’s legal counsel, charged with the due diligence review of Calverton Aviation and Technology’s application for IDA benefits, has represented a Triple Five subsidiary in connection with its American Dream mall in New Jersey.

‘Coffee with a Cop’ returns: Stop in for informal conversation and a cup of coffee with Riverhead police officers Wednesday morning

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"Coffee with a Cop Day” is back this year in Riverhead offering residents the opportunity for informal conversation with Riverhead police officers at four locations across town Wednesday morning.

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State to phase in 40-hour work week with mandated overtime for farm laborers

by | Oct 1, 9:28 am
Farmworkers in New York will be entitled to overtime after 40 hours beginning Jan. 1, 2032, under an order signed yesterday by the state labor commissioner.The overtime threshold will be reduced incrementally every two years as the 40-hour threshold is phased in over the next decade.

Town Board likely to decide next week on hiring firm to finish comprehensive plan update

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The Riverhead Town Board is expected to choose the firm that will finish the update to the comprehensive plan as soon as next week. The Town Board heard from its two finalists, H2M and BFJ, during a work session on Thursday

Celebrate and learn about National Coming Out Day during an event at Riverhead Free Library Tuesday evening

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The Riverhead Anti-Bias Task Force and the LGBT Network are partnering to hold a program celebrating National Coming Out Day at Riverhead Free Library Tuesday evening.

Riverhead Country Fair returns Sunday, Oct. 9 with contests, carnival, food and vendors

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The Riverhead Country Fair, one of the largest fairs in New York State, will return Oct. 9 with vendors, carnival rides, contests and food.

Remnants of Hurricane Ian could bring heavy rain, gusty winds to Suffolk County this weekend

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The remnants of Ian are expected to bring several inches of rain and gusty winds to Suffolk County tomorrow through early next week, canceling weekend events and ushering in a blustery start to October.

Update: Oktoberfest’s outdoor festivities canceled due to forecast, but costumed ‘beer crawl’ at downtown breweries will be held instead

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The second annual Oktoberfest event in Grangebel Park has been canceled due to potential inclement weather this weekend, but indoor celebrations will still be held on location at participating local breweries.

Riverhead CAP seeks community volunteers to lead drug and alcohol prevention program at Pulaski Street

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The Riverhead CAP is seeking community volunteers to help teach its "Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program" to fifth and sixth grade students at Pulaski Street Elementary School for the 2022 to 2023 school year.

Developers planning Railroad Ave. revitalization project make their case for being ‘qualified and eligible’

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The joint master developers of the long anticipated revitalization project near the blighted Long Island Rail Road station area in Riverhead presented their financial and development qualifications last night in pursuit of an agreement to develop two multimillion dollar mixed-use buildings on municipal properties.

Photos: Pulaski Street holds pep rally to kick off school’s Pulaski PRIDE Program

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Pulaski Street Intermediate School kicked off this year’s Pulaski PRIDE Program with a pep rally for students and staff, featuring performances, interactive skits and chants led by school mascot Rippy the Riptide.

Cops: Two gas station clerks charged in underage alcohol sales sting

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Two gas station employees were arrested during an underage alcohol sales investigation in town yesterday. Eight other retail establishments were also checked and found to be in compliance.

Developer of proposed propane facility on Kroemer Ave withdraws IDA application after failure to capture enhanced benefits

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The developer of a proposed wholesale propane facility and industrial office building on Kroemer Avenue has withdrawn its Riverhead Industrial Development Agency application for financial assistance and will likely downsize its project, after the IDA previously declined to grant the developer’s requested 10-year, 100% enhanced real property tax abatement.

Opinion | Editorial

Riverhead still isn’t following its own rules for selling town-owned land to developers

by | Sep 29, 7:11 pm
The town has a process in place for making sure developers in no-bid contracts buying land from the town are able to perform. Why does the town ignore its own rules?

Riverhead CAP seeks community volunteers to lead drug and alcohol prevention...

The Riverhead CAP is seeking community volunteers to help teach its "Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program" to fifth and sixth grade students at Pulaski Street Elementary School for the 2022 to 2023 school year.

Photos: Pulaski Street holds pep rally to kick off school’s Pulaski...

Pulaski Street Intermediate School kicked off this year’s Pulaski PRIDE Program with a pep rally for students and staff, featuring performances, interactive skits and chants led by school mascot Rippy the Riptide.

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