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Residents voice opposition to biofuel plan by United Riverhead Terminal

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The operator of the oil storage and distribution facility in Northville seeks permission to build six biofuel storage tanks with a collective capacity of 108,000 gallons, for blending with heating oil and diesel fuel.

Workers moved out of county building on Griffing Avenue over air quality concerns

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The county office building on Griffing Avenue has been largely vacated due to recurring complaints by workers over the past year of headaches, dizziness and nausea.

Town pulls the plug on riverfront trash corral approved in 2012

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The Riverhead Town Board last night voted to rescind a 2012 agreement that allowed a handful of downtown businesses to place trash containers in a town-owned parking lot on the Peconic Riverfront. The businesses have 15 days to have the containers removed.

Pine Barrens, politics and the plan that launched a thousand schemes

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As Riverhead moved ahead with developing a master plan for the redevelopment of the Naval Weapons Industrial Reserve Plant, the debate about protecting the L.I. Central Pine Barrens boiled over

‘You gotta have art’: Hopes for downtown revitalization still pinned on the arts

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Riverhead has looked to the arts as an impetus for downtown revitalization off and on since the 1990s. Will the arts be the spark-plug that jump-starts revitalization this time around?

L.I. Science Center, with new sponsorship from BNB Bank, will return to downtown Riverhead this summer

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The L.I. Science Center, which moved to Rocky Point after selling its West Main Street building to developer Conifer Realty in 2016, will return to downtown Riverhead this summer, thanks to an arrangement with BNB Bank.

Air quality health advisory in effect Monday

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Ground-level ozone will make outdoor air today unhealthy for sensitive groups, including young children, the elderly and people with lung disease, such as asthma, according to state health officials.

Riverhead considering new code to address blighted properties

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Riverhead Town officials are discussing ways to take aim at 'blighted properties' that are vacant and boarded-up like this long-closed store on the corner of Roanoke Avenue and Pulaski Street, with new legislation that would assess fees of up to $5,000 against properties determined to be blighted under a point system like one used by Huntington Town.

Developers of ‘Grangebel Hotel’ seek Riverhead sewer district hookup

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A 100-room boutique hotel planned for Peconic Avenue on the former Peconic Paddler site needs a temporary sewer hookup from Riverhead until Southampton's planned sewage treatment plant comes online in approximately June 2020.

‘What’s past is prologue’: Understanding the Calverton Enterprise Park saga

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In this series, RiverheadLOCAL will delve into the history of the place known as EPCAL on the eve of what is widely regarded as the most important decision ever made by a town board in the 226-year history of the Town of Riverhead.
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