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East End communities designated ‘disadvantaged’ would be targeted for climate act investments

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Census tracts in Calverton, Riverhead, downtown Riverhead, Riverside, Northampton, Flanders are among those identified statewide as "disadvantaged" communities that would be targeted for investment under the 2019 Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act.

Riverhead sought $9 million for public water extension to homes near former Grumman plant in Calverton. It got $3.5 million. Now...

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Riverhead Town has come up short on federal and state funding requests to cover two water district extensions to serve homes in Manorville and Calverton in the vicinity of the former Northrop Grumman facility in Calverton.

Riverhead pursues innovative method to reduce and reuse sludge produced at its sewer plant

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The project calls for the installation of an innovative process at the district’s waste treatment facility on River Avenue that will reduce the total volume of dehydrated sludge produced at the plant — and that, in turn, will reduce the district's ever-increasing cost of transporting it to a Pennsylvania landfill for disposal.

Striped Bass Fishery Managment Plan draft amendment released for public comment

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A public comment period has opened on the development of the most significant amendment to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Striped Bass in nearly 20 years.

Riverhead wins decade-old lawsuit challenging new endangered species regulations adopted by DEC without public hearing

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A State Supreme Court judge in Albany County has sided with the Town of Riverhead in a decade-old lawsuit challenging regulations adopted by the State DEC in 2010 to protect endangered species. The court ruled on Feb. 18 the new regulations are null and void because the Department of Environmental Conservation failed to hold a public hearing prior to adopting them.

Suffolk’s impaired waterbodies: Many downgraded on DEC’s updated list

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From the Long Island Sound on the north shore to the bays on the south, from the bays and harbors of western Suffolk to the bays between the Twin Forks, the list of impaired waterbodies across Suffolk County is long and the impairments serious.

‘Green amendment’ passed with overwhelming voter support, but its impacts remain uncertain

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New Yorkers will have a constitutional right to “clean air and water, and a healthful environment” at the start of the new year, but what will that mean as a practical matter?
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