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State lawmakers move to codify abortion rights in state constitution after overturning of Roe v. Wade

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State lawmakers are moving ahead with codifying abortion rights into the New York State Constitution, after the U.S. Supreme Court last month overturned the landmark decision of Roe v. Wade, which held a woman's right to an abortion was guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. 

First development for Railroad Avenue revitalization poised for final site plan approval

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The Town Board will vote to approve the final site plan for the five-story mixed use building at the corner of Osborn Avenue and Court Street on Wednesday, making it the first project in the blighted Long Island Railroad station area to receive full approval since the town began revitalization efforts in the area last year.

Town Board reconsiders allowing food waste-to-energy plant at EPCAL after pitch by developer

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A company looking to build a commercial food waste-to-energy facility at the Enterprise Park at Calverton has asked the Riverhead Town Board to change the zoning code to specifically allow the facility there — a little more than a week after the board held a public hearing to consider a ban on the facilities entirely.

Downtown advisory committee prioritizes projects, considers funding from $10M grant

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The advisory committee ended a meeting Tuesday with an unofficial short list of 10 proposals, totaling $12.3 million, mostly centered at and around the new town square. 

Aguiar sets forth accomplishments over past two years during ‘State of the Town’ speech

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Riverhead Supervisor Yvette Aguiar outlined her administration's accomplishments and the town's progress over the past two years, including efforts to revitalize downtown and the progress of the sale of town-owned property at the Enterprise Park at Calverton, during her State of the Town speech last night. 

Aguiar’s ‘State of the Town’ speech tonight will be now be live-streamed at Town Hall

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The public will be able to view Supervisor Yvette Aguiar’s State of the Town Address this afternoon via a live stream being...

Zeldin wins Republican primary race for governor

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Rep. Lee Zeldin won the Republican nomination for governor in Tuesday’s primary election, cruising to victory with more than 44% of the vote cast in a field of four contenders.

Planning Board OKs changes to former Kmart building for use by county social services

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The owner of the former Kmart building gained Planning Board approval to renovate the vacant store for use as offices for the Suffolk County Department of Social Services.

Town board hears comments on proposed ban on food waste-to-energy facilities

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The fate of a proposal to site a food waste-to-energy facility at the Calverton Enterprise Park — and whether or not the Town of Riverhead will allow such facilities anywhere within its borders — remains uncertain.

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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