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Concealed-carry bill that would alter N.Y. handgun restrictions passes House

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Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) was one of 213 cosponsors of the bill, a top legislative priority of the National Rifle Association. He was the only downstate member of New York's House delegation to support the measure, which would would allow people to carry concealed weapons in New York if they have the right to carry concealed firearms in another state, overriding current state law.

Knowledge is the best way to protect your kids from gangs, sheriff’s gang unit says

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Members of the Suffolk County Sheriff's gang unit explain how to spot signs of gang affiliation in the community, in your neighborhood, and even in your own family.

Riverhead will continue to open town board meetings with prayer

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Board members today voted unanimously to continue a policy of inviting leaders of local religious assemblies to offer an invocation at the start of each regular semi-monthly meeting.

EPCAL sale agreement deadline is extended again, this time for 10 days

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The town’s attorneys requested an additional 10 days, Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter said yesterday.

Kent seals the deal after paper ballot count at board of elections

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After absentee and affidavit ballots were counted today at the Suffolk County Board of Elections in Yaphank, Kent’s lead over Republican Frank Beyrodt widened to 123 votes.

Anti-Bias Task Force offers gang awareness seminar at Riverhead High School Tuesday

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The Suffolk County Sheriff’s gang intelligence unit will present a gang awareness seminar at Riverhead High School on Tuesday, Dec. 5.

New center in Riverhead aims to advance rural workers’ rights on the East End

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CASA — the Center of Alliance, Solidarity and Accompaniment — is a collaboration of local workers, the Rural and Migrant Ministry, the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island and the Presbytery of Long Island. Its mission is education, empowerment, leadership development and advocacy.

Judges plead with outgoing town board members to move forward on new police-court complex at former armory site

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Justices Allen Smith and Lori Hulse stepped up to the podium at Tuesday night’s town board meeting to ask the board to take action before the end of the year, when the terms of Supervisor Sean Walter and longtime Councilman John Dunleavy will expire.

First-ever caregivers center on Long Island will open in Riverhead, offering education, resources and support

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Next year, Peconic Bay Medical Center will open Long Island's very first caregiving center, offering counseling, educational seminars and resources to local residents caring for a loved one.

Riverhead sewage treatment plant earns national excellence and innovation award

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The Water Environment Federation, a nonprofit technical and educational organization representing water quality professionals around the world, has honored Riverhead with a project excellence award this year for its state-of-the-art treatment and reuse facility that irrigates the adjacent county golf course.