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Air quality health advisory in effect today

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An air quality health advisory is in effect Saturday for Long Island and the NYC metro region.The pollutant of concern is ground-level ozone, the State Department of Environmental Conservation said.

Dissatisfied with comp plan progress, Riverhead says it will terminate contract with consultant

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The Town of Riverhead says it will terminate its $675,000 contract with AKRF, the planning consultants hired in 2019 to update the town's 2003 comprehensive plan due to the "slow pace" of progress and "shallow depth of study."

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Riverhead and Suffolk County Water Authority are negotiating agreement for Manorville public water extension, as cost estimate for work soars

by | Jun 24, 12:30 pm
Riverhead Town and the Suffolk County Water Authority are negotiating the terms of the intermunicipal agreement for their planned joint effort to bring public water to an area of Manorville near the former Northrop Grumman manufacturing plant in Calverton where private drinking water wells are contaminated by toxic chemicals.

Riverhead Police report 78 arrests in May

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Riverhead Town Police reported 181 criminal incidents and 78 arrests in May, according to data released Thursday by Police Chief David Hegermiller.

Police seek help to find Little Flower runaway

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Riverhead Police are seeking the public's help to locate Eianna Delorantis, 18, who is missing from Little Flower Children's Services in Wading River June 23 without permission. No foul play is suspected, police said.

Beloved principal bids farewell: Deb Rodgers retires after 12 years at Phillips Avenue

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Phillips Avenue Principal Debra Rodgers reflects on 12 years at the helm of the Riverside elementary school. The veteran educator is retiring this month.

Riverhead Town’s financial advisor named in federal fraud lawsuit over upstate city’s bond sale

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Riverhead Town’s financial advisor has been named as a defendant in a federal fraud suit brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission last week alleging they knowingly misled investors in a $119 million municipal bond sale for the City of Rochester in 2019.

Fast food drive-through windows debated, as town ponders code change for Wading River

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Residents turned out Tuesday night in opposition to a town code amendment that would allow drive-through windows at restaurants and coffee shops in Wading River.

Public opinion divided on proposed firearms code, which now heads back to the drawing board

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Residents turned out Tuesday night to have their say on a proposed town code that would regulate the location and operation of shooting ranges and gun shops in Riverhead Town.

Friday, July 1 fireworks show in downtown Riverhead OK’d by town board

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Town board wrap: Actions taken during a marathon meeting June 21, that went on for nearly four hours due to three long public hearings on proposed town code changes.

‘Equity in Education Plan’ adopted by Riverhead school board

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The Riverhead Board of Education adopted an ”Equity in Education Plan” at its board meeting last week aimed at implementing the state’s diversity, equity and inclusion framework within the district. 

Spicy’s, iconic Riverhead barbecue joint, has been ‘temporarily’ closed for about a week. Landlord says they told her they’re moving...

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Spicy’s, Long Island's oldest barbecue restaurant, closed its doors about a week ago. The iconic West Main Street restaurant has had signs posted in its windows since last Tuesday saying the restaurant is “temporarily closed.” Their phone number is not in service and the landlord says they told her they're moving out. The owners declined comment.

Three hearings on controversial topics are on the Riverhead Town Board’s agenda Tuesday night

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The town board will hear public comments on three proposed changes to the Riverhead Town Code at Tuesday night's meeting. All three involve topics that have sparked controversy in the local community: gun shops & shooting ranges; drive-through windows in Wading River; and food waste-to-energy facilities.

Opinion | Editorial

We think Juneteenth is important. It doesn’t feel that way in Riverhead

by | Jun 17, 5:51 pm
Editorial: Juneteenth celebrates the end of slavery in America. It's an important day to remember and acknowledge. So why was Riverhead one of the few towns in the region that wasn't formally acknowledging the federal and state holiday? And where was the outrage among community leaders? We think this is part of a larger pattern in Riverhead. And it's troubling.

Congratulations to the Class of 2022

Photo gallery from the Riverhead High School Class of 2022 graduation ceremonies June 24.

‘Equity in Education Plan’ adopted by Riverhead school board

The Riverhead Board of Education adopted an ”Equity in Education Plan” at its board meeting last week aimed at implementing the state’s diversity, equity and inclusion framework within the district. 

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Mildred C. Meyer, 96

Cole Allen Sendlewski

Joan Morrell, 86

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