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First hamlet meeting for comp plan update marred by tech glitches and ‘wrong’ map boundaries

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The hamlet meetings for the long-delayed comprehensive plan update got off to a bumpy start last week, thanks to technical glitches and boundary lines on the planners' map that designated a large chunk of Jamesport as in Aquebogue, upsetting residents.

First project proposed for new Railroad Avenue district gets green light from town board

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The proposed five-story, mixed-use building on the corner of Osborn Avenue and Court Street does not require additional environmental review because it will not have significant adverse impacts, the town board determined last night. The plan can now move forward in the approval process.

Opponents blast proposed county law making discrimination against law enforcement illegal

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A proposed amendment to Suffolk County’s human rights law that would make discrimination against law enforcement unlawful was attacked as unconstitutional and unnecessary during a public hearing of the County Legislature on Thursday. 

Town board rejects permit for two-story office building on Main Road in Aquebogue

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The town board on Wednesday denied a special permit application for a two-story medical office building on Main Road in Aquebogue.

Riverhead holds hearing on bill aimed at puppy mills

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The town board heard comments Wednesday on a proposal to ban pet stores from selling commercially bred dogs, cats and rabbits.

Anti-Bias Task Force request to not hold public meeting on Yom Kippur sparks debate

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In a letter signed by ABTF chairperson Cindy Clifford, which Councilwoman Catherine Kent read aloud at today’s town board meeting, the ABTF noted that the town had scheduled its regular monthly meeting today, the second day of Rosh Hashanah and a water forum meeting on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year for people of the Jewish faith.

The autumn leaves will fall — and the perennial argument over leaf pickup will continue

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A standoff remains between the town highway superintendent and the town board over loose leaf pickup in Riverhead.

Riverhead Town sets dates for first round of comprehensive plan hamlet meetings

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Riverhead Town has scheduled four community meetings this month to gather public input about the future of each of the town's hamlets.

Variances sought for proposed five-story building near railroad station draw opposition at public hearing

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Nine zoning variances sought by a Huntington developer for a proposed five-story building on the corner of Osborn Avenue and Court Street drew opposition from Riverhead Free Library, Suffolk County Historical Society and several residents during a public hearing before the Riverhead Zoning Board of Appeals Thursday night.

Riverhead looks to make sidewalk dining permanent downtown and in Jamesport

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Sidewalk dining in downtown Riverhead and Jamesport hamlet will be made permanent and cost-free for restaurants, if the Riverhead Town Board adopts a code change under consideration.
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