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State conducts prescribed burns on 137 acres in Otis Pike Preserve in Calverton

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State DEC forest rangers, staff and volunteers have conducted three prescribed burns on 137 acres in the Otis Pike Preserve in Calverton.

Police seek three suspects who robbed pizza from delivery man

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A pizza delivery man was punched in the face and robbed of the pizza he was delivering shortly after midnight today on East Main Street, Riverhead Town Police said in a press release.

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New York’s plastic bag ban takes effect Sunday

by | Feb 28, 7:25 am
A statewide ban on the distribution of plastic-film carryout bags, with limited exceptions, takes effect in New York on March 1. New Yorkers currently consume 23 billion plastic film shopping bags each year.

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Supervisor promotes legislative secretary to budget officer post

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Riverhead Supervisor Yvette Aguiar has promoted legislative secretary Lisa Darrow Richards to the position of budget officer/chief of staff. The supervisor has also appointed Donna Lynn Sadowsky to the legislative secretary position.
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Oktoberfest, fireworks and more: this year’s special events in downtown Riverhead

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Fireworks will illuminate the downtown sky again this summer and an Oktoberfest celebration will be added to the downtown Riverhead roster of events this year.

Shah’s Halal restaurant coming to Riverhead

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Shah's Halal, a popular regional chain of halal restaurants plans an April 1 opening in the Dick's Sporting Goods shopping plaza on Route 58.
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Planning board scopes out extent of environmental review for proposed Calverton waste processing facility

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The proposed facility will crush and screen asphalt and concrete on the 6.68-acre site on Middle Road. Planners outlined possible impacts of the proposal, which the applicant will have to analyze in an impact statement.

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Riverhead voters overwhelmingly reject school construction bond propositions

"Back to the drawing board:" Both school bond propositions failed by wide margins — with 69% and 73% casting "no" votes.

Riverhead High School senior headed to U.S. Naval Academy

Kellia, a commanding officer of the Riverhead High School NJROTC, was accepted to both the Naval Academy and West Point. She has opted to enroll at USNA and will report on June 25 to begin her summer training.

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