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Federal infrastructure funding of $2.25 million will help L.I. homeowners install nitrogen-reducing septic systems, Hochul announces

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The funding will provide financial assistance to homeowners for the replacement of cesspools with advanced septic systems that remove nitrogen from household septic wastes.

Riverhead Town inks deal with PBMC to buy Second Street property for new Town Hall

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The site, originally developed by Suffolk County National Bank, includes a three-story office building, a two-story office building, a bank branch currently leased to M&T Bank and a two-story wood frame house that has been converted to office space.

Bellone: Cyberattack breached county traffic agency, potentially exposing personal data of people issued moving violations over past decade

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Suffolk County, still struggling to recover from a cyberattack earlier this year in which hackers reportedly stole 4 terabytes of data from county computer systems, revealed for the first time Wednesday specific information about a large-scale breach of a county network.

Town Board remains divided as it considers two routes to industrial moratorium in Calverton

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The town board is split on whether any moratorium on industrial development should allow exemptions for projects already under review.

Parking and storage of vehicles, boats, trailers and campers in front yards of homes, except on driveways, now punishable by $500...

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Town Board wrap-up: A new code is intended to protect neighborhood character and preserve property values, according to the legislation unanimously approved by the Riverhead Town Board on Tuesday.

Planning Board OKs drive-in restaurant and retail building on Rt. 58, self-storage warehouse in Polish Town, townhouses on Third Street

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A site plan for a drive-in restaurant the developer hopes will be leased to a Sonic franchise gained final approval from the Riverhead Planning Board Thursday. It was among four site plans given final approval by the board at its meeting.

Town officials seek to tie up loose ends to bring ice rink to Veterans Memorial Park

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When the Riverhead Town Board authorized a contract on Oct. 4 with the nonprofit Peconic Hockey Foundation to bring an ice rink to Veterans Memorial Park, town officials expressed excitement for the project and for the opportunity to continue developing the flagship park. 

Riverhead’s 2023 operating budget, raising tax rate more than 4%, approved by 3-2 vote, with Aguiar and Rothwell voting no

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The Town Board voted 3-2 last night to approve a 2023 operating budget that pierces the tax levy cap and raises the tax rate by more than 4%. Supervisor Yvette Aguiar voted no, citing amendments to her tentative budget proposed by council members — all but one of which she voted to approve at the board’s Nov. 1 meeting. 

Riverhead’s leaf pickup to begin week of Nov. 28, after Town Board votes to pay for it out of the general...

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The Town Board last night voted to transfer $194,100 from the general fund to the highway fund to cover some of the cost of the highway department’s expenses associated with the pickup.

Riverhead officials remain in a standoff over paying the cost of loose leaf pickup program

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As the winter months approach, bringing the potential for snowfall while leaves still lay upon town roads, town officials are scrambling to find a way to resolve what they hope is the final dispute between the Town Board and the highway superintendent over who pays for loose leaf pickup in Riverhead. 
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