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Riverhead Town pierced 2% tax cap for 5 years without following proper procedure: audit report

The mistake, first discovered by the auditor as it completed the 2020 audit, was fully corrected by fiscal year 2023 and the town faces no penalties for the error, according to Riverhead Financial Administrator Bill Rothaar.

Nor’easter expected to bring heavy rain, coastal flooding and strong winds to local area

Potentially heavy rain and strong winds are expected tonight into tomorrow morning as a coastal storm bears down on the local region.

Armed carjacking at Tanger Outlets Friday: Police search for suspect who drove stolen SUV to NYC

Police said the suspect used physical force to remove the vehicle owner from a 2021 gray Kia Seltos in the parking lot of the Banana Republic Outlet store. The man threatened the vehicle owner with a box cutter before entering the running vehicle and fleeing westbound on the Long Island Expressway, police said.

County social services agency operating out of temporary space while new offices on Route 58 are renovated

The Riverhead office of Suffolk County’s Department of Social Services is operating out of temporary quarters at the county center in Riverside, likely until summertime, when its new offices on Route 58 will be ready for occupancy.

Developer of major Calverton industrial complex modifies site plan as it nears end of town’s review and approval process

HK Ventures has modified its proposal to reduce the extent of the variances it needs for its 412,659-square-foot industrial complex on a 30-acre site in Calverton.

Informational meeting set for Manorville residents about status of public water extensions

A community information meeting on the status of a public water extension to serve homes in the Manorville area will take place on Wednesday, March 22 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Manorville Fire Department, according to an announcement by the water authority.

Hearing set on new special permit application by owners of Dimon Estate for catering room addition

After several months of settlement negotiations involving two separate lawsuits between the town and the owners of Dimon Estate over catering at the Manor Lane, Jamesport restaurant, the owners have filed a new application to build a 6,000-square foot dining/catering room addition.

CPF revenues decline regionally compared to record-setting ’21, while Riverhead receipts rise

Riverhead was the only town on the East End to see its Community Preservation Fund revenues increase in 2022.

Women’s health takes front and center at Northwell Health-Peconic Bay Medical Center

Peconic Bay Medical Center is expanding its focus on women’s health with new services and facilities aimed at providing comprehensive care close to home for women in all stages of life.

Proposed new parking rules for north end of Edwards Avenue are panned by neighboring residents, will be rewritten

A proposal to allow additional parking by permit only on the north end of Edwards Avenue near a small town beach was shelved after residents of the neighborhood turned out in force to today's Town Board meeting to pan the idea.