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Suffolk Police set Oct. 20 vehicle auction

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More than 120 lots will be auctioned including cars, SUVs, pickup trucks, vans and motorcycles, police said in a press release. All vehicles are sold “as is” and all sales are final.

Hudson River Health van provides care in Riverhead and on North Fork

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A new health center on wheels will increase health care access for communities across Riverhead and the North Fork and provide primary and preventive care for those who need it most.

Long Island Sound Program gains five-year reauthorization in Congress

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The L.I. Sound Program will be funded at $65 million a year for fiscal years 2018 through 2023 under an appropriations measure that's headed to President Trump for signature.

Voter registration deadline coming up

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Friday, Oct. 12 is the deadline in New York state to register to vote in the Nov. 6 election.

With no crossing guard, charter school superintendent takes traffic control into his own hands

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Riverhead Charter School superintendent Raymond Ankrum dons a bright orange vest every morning and afternoon and walks into traffic on Middle Country Road in front of his school campus in Calverton. Ankrum starts and ends the school day at the K8 school working as a traffic control officer.

Triple Five’s planned ‘national aviation training center’ in Brookhaven makes the short list for million-dollar state grant

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The National Aviation Training Center proposed by Triple Five will partner with schools in the region to train students for careers as pilots, aviation mechanics and other related fields, the L.I. Regional Economic Development Council said in its pitch to the state council that makes the grant awards.

Riverhead Planning Board cries foul, requires new environmental review for already-approved sPower solar facility

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“In my opinion, this is a lack of information-sharing by sPower and possible willful misrepresentation with intent to deceive,” Planning Board Chairman Stan Carey said, citing sPower's representations that an underground tie-line would be used only for the 20MW solar facility approved by the town earlier this year. Now the company wants to use the same tie-line for a new 36 MW facility being reviewed by the state.

‘TPS Journey for Justice’ bus on national tour to stop in Riverhead Sunday

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The “TPS Journey for Justice” bus will stop in Riverhead Sunday on a national tour advocating for legislation granting permanent residency for people living in the U.S. under the temporary protected status program canceled by the Trump administration last year.

FAA legislation with Zeldin helicopter amendment passes Senate

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The Senate has passed the FAA reauthorization act with a provision requiring the federal agency to reassess the helicopter route traveled

Downtown church members worry about construction impacts of new development

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How will a five-story building with 170 rental apartments on the former Sears site on East Main Street impact downtown Riverhead? Members of Riverhead's United Methodist Church worry that pile-driving for the new development will impact the historic church, which they say was damaged by construction of the apartment building going up next to the one that's now being proposed.
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