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Retail center and fast-food restaurant proposed for Route 58 and Mill Road

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Plans have been filed for a 45,587-square-foot retail center with a 152-seat fast-food restaurant on the vacant corner at Route 58 and Mill Road.

Riverhead man elected president of NAACP Eastern Long Island Branch

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Lawrence Street of Riverhead has been elected president of the NAACP Eastern Long Island Branch. He takes office in January, succeeding long time president Lucius Ware.

Amid controversy over block grant application, local food pantry is left out

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Riverhead Town omitted a local church food pantry from its Community Development Block Grant funding application, with board members and community development department staff at odds over the request.

If at first you don’t succeed: Four-year supervisor term set for another public hearing

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Voters have rejected the idea of a four-year term for the town supervisor three times since 2005. A town board majority voted today to call a new public hearing on the proposal. It will be held Dec. 17.

Anonymous tips to police now accepted by app from Suffolk County Crime Stoppers

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Suffolk County residents can now use an app to submit anonymous tips to law enforcement.

Suffolk police to hold vehicle auction Saturday

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In addition to sedans, SUVs, pickup trucks and vans, this auction will include a garbage truck, a roll-off truck and six dump trucks.

Weekly roundup: Here’s what you need to know for the week ahead in Riverhead

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There are lots of holiday happenings coming up this week. Here's a roundup of upcoming events and public meetings, plus a reflection on RiverheadLOCAL's first 10 years of publication.

No time to waste: local communities must get ‘climate smart’ now, DEC official tells residents

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Two reports released this week warn of dire impacts of new record-high levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the Earth’s atmosphere. Swift, strong measures to control emissions — and the resulting increase in average global temperature — are urgently needed, scientists say. A state DEC official came to Riverhead Monday night to discuss what needs to be done locally.

South Fork Legislator Bridget Fleming launches campaign for Congress

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Legis. Bridget Fleming says its time NY-01 again has a representative who will get back to basics and advocate for the district.

Weekly roundup: Here’s what you need to know for the week ahead in Riverhead

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It's Thanksgiving week and that means it should shape up as a pretty quiet week in the newsroom. (Insert fingers-crossed emoji here.) A Thanksgiving reflection.
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