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County announces aerial larvicide spraying plans June 21-22

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Suffolk County plans aerial larvicide spraying of marshlands across the county today and tomorrow, the county health department announced yesterday afternoon.

Luminati CEO declares former Grumman Plant Six ‘operational’ at public ceremony

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The Calverton aerospace start-up announced commencement of operations at a public event Friday, in the absence of its previously heralded 'dream team' or the 'Team Stratos' it promised to introduce.

Riverhead gains its second downtown historic district: neighborhood north of Main Street recognized by state

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The State Board for Historic Preservation approved the addition of the Second and Ostrander historic district to the state and federal registers of historic places, opening up opportunities for large tax credits for improvements to buildings within the district.

Vandalism temporarily closes town skate park: parks and rec superintendent says

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Vandals kicked in the door of a small building that used to house a park attendant two nights in a row.

Candidates: Revitalizing downtown Riverhead requires less talk, more action

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Democratic supervisor candidate Laura Jens-Smith and her running mates today called for tougher code enforcement downtown.

‘Activism 101’ workshop aims to inform and empower local residents

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The workshop will “unbundle” local government in a way that makes it accessible and accountable to local residents and civic groups.

Republican candidate for highway superintendent drops out of race

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Republican highway superintendent candidate William Van Helmond has dropped out of the race, citing health reasons. It is unknown if the GOP will have a replacement.

Flanders Road text stops dedicated to memory of woman killed by driver prosecutors said was texting

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The two rest stops on Flanders Road were formally dedicated as text stops in memory of Barbara Tocci, the Flanders native who was killed in a head-on collision on the road in January 2014

Looking to build bridges on the wings of a butterfly: Community group hires founder of the Butterfly Effect Project

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The Peconic River Community Development Alliance has hired Tijuana Fulford as its community outreach coordinator.

Owner of Route 58 shopping center affirms commitment to movie theater

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Executives from Philips International, which owns the shopping center vacated by Walmart, met with town officials today to affirm their commitment to building a movie theater there. Photo: Denise Civiletti