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Aguiar’s first budget: 3.45% town-wide tax rate hike and $664,000 less spending, with steep state, county funding cuts expected

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The supervisor said putting together a budget within the property tax cap, despite a $1.9 million reduction in revenues, was an "arduous task."

Zeldin calls for Justice Department investigation into leak of president’s tax return information

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Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY01) is calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate how the New York Times acquired President Donald Trump’s tax return information.

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Jamesport resident killed in house fire identified, funeral services set

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The person who died in house fire on St. Mary’s Drive in Jamesport earlier this month has been identified as the longtime resident of the home, a 72-year-old man who lived alone.

Scoping session to be set for 423,964 sq. ft. industrial complex in Calverton

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A massive industrial development proposed for a 30-acre parcel in Calverton will be the subject of a public meeting Nov. 5 to scope out the parameters of environmental review of the project.

Grassroots group donates 2,600 masks to Riverhead schools

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Masks for Students, a group spearheaded by Riverhead PTSO officers, has organized a massive effort to buy, sew and collect masks for Riverhead kids.

Suffolk legislators this week to consider two major land buys in Riverhead, bias-driven false reports to police and zombie homes

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Suffolk legislative committees will take up resolutions this week to authorize the purchase of 50 acres of farmland on Sound Avenue in Riverhead and 20 acres of open space in Northville. Here's the full committee schedule, with agenda and livestream links.

Hot real estate market driven by COVID ‘exodus’ sets record in land preservation tax collection

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An 'exodus' of city dwellers to the East End caused record-setting collections of the 2% real estate transfer tax in the first eight months of 2020, according to Assemblyman Fred Thiele.

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Riverhead High School staff member tests positive for COVID-19

A Riverhead High School staff member has tested positive for COVID-19, the school district announced today.

COVID shutdown did not feather school district’s nest, officials say

There was no stash of unspent funds left over when the books were closed on the 2019-2020 school year in Riverhead.

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