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Fourth large solar energy facility in Calverton clears major hurdle

The Riverhead Planning Board last night granted preliminary site plan approval to the proposed Calverton Solar Energy Center, a 22.9 megawatt commercial solar energy production facility to be built on approximately 198 acres off Edwards Avenue in Calverton.

Town has not yet inked $1.5 million community benefit agreement with solar company

Nearly five months after the Riverhead Town Board authorized the supervisor to sign a $1.5 million community benefit agreement with Long Island Solar Generation, the agreement has not yet been signed by the developer.

Drag-racing on Calverton runways approved for June 19 & 20

A two-day drag-racing event on the runways at the Calverton Enterprise Park won unanimous approval yesterday from the Riverhead Town Board. A second series of drag-racing events over eight days this summer remains under consideration.

Large marijuana grower makes $42.5 million investment in Riverhead farm

Columbia Care, one of the country's largest marijuana growers and operators of medical marijuana dispensaries, has purchased a 34-acre farm and greenhouse facility in Riverhead for $42.5 million.

Legislator Bridget Fleming, pledging to put Long Island first, launches run for Congress

Three-term County Legislator Bridget Fleming (D-Noyac) announced her campaign for Congress Monday on the shore of Patchogue Lake, flanked by party leaders, elected officials and supporters.

‘A major reopening’: New York will end most COVID capacity restrictions May 19

New York will lift most capacity restrictions on businesses statewide on May 19, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today. Most businesses, restaurants and offices will be permitted to operate at full capacity, so long as patrons can maintain six feet of social distancing.

Long Island farmworkers launch cooperative: ‘We can grow our own futures’

“As immigrant workers, we can be successful...we can grow our own futures.," cofounder and director of the new Long Island Farm Workers Cooperative said.

Latest real estate transfers

Wading River 11792 Kenneth Healy and Virginia Healy to T. & G. Hoblin, 255 Maple Rd, One Family...

Zeldin requests EPA funds to bring public water to homes near the former Grumman site in Calverton

Rep. Lee Zeldin has requested roughly $14 million in federal funds to assist the Riverhead Water District and the Suffolk County Water Authority to bring public water to homes near the former Grumman manufacturing facility in Calverton.

Marijuana opt-out discussion continues in Riverhead

The Riverhead Community Awareness Program is not recommending that Riverhead Town opt-out of allowing retail marijuana sales and on-premises consumption. CAP representatives didn’t make a recommendation either way on the opt-out question when they met with the town board yesterday. Instead, they outlined steps the town should take to prevent and reduce youth access to marijuana — as well as alcohol and tobacco.