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Supervisor’s name won’t be on town signs

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In a a departure from tradition, the Riverhead town supervisor's name won't be displayed on signs at town facilities to save the town the expense of making a change when a new supervisor takes office.

State task force fails to agree on solution to ‘New York’s plastic bag problem’

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The six-member panel tasked a year ago with devising a statewide plan and developing legislation aimed at reducing the 23 billion plastic bags used annually by consumers in New York State evaluated eight options without making a recommendation. An environmental advocate on the task force issued a dissent from its report.

Environmental groups’ lawsuit to stop Plum Island sale moves forward

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U.S. District Court Judge Denis Hurley last week denied the federal government’s motion to dismiss the suit, which challenges the government's decision to sell Plum Island to the highest bidder.

A ray of hope for local ‘Dreamers’: Feds to resume accepting DACA renewals

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Local 'Dreamers' will be able to request renewal of their DACA status again, after a federal judge in California ordered reinstatement of the program pending the outcome of a lawsuit challenging the decision to rescind it.

There’s a new sheriff in town: Errol Toulon Jr. takes the oath of office

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Suffolk County Sheriff Errol Toulon Jr. was sworn into office yesterday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a ceremony at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood.

State DOT plans solar array installation at Long Island Expressway exit 73 off-ramp

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The exit 73 site is one of 13 locations in Suffolk identified by the New York State Department of Transportation as sites for solar facilities. The project is part of a statewide “solar highways” initiative.

Town set to approve addiction research and rehab facility at EPCAL

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After several years of review, the town board will take up a resolution next week granting preliminary site plan approval to Peconic Care Research, Recovery and Rehabilitation Center, which will conduct addiction treatment and research on a 95-acre site at EPCAL.

Public hearing on EPCAL land deal to be postponed at supervisor’s insistence

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The qualified and eligible hearing scheduled for Jan. 17 will be adjourned to a future date to be determined after the supervisor learned of a change in a prospective purchaser's identity.

Federal plan to open coastline for oil and gas drilling draws bipartisan opposition

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The draft plan would roll back Obama-era restrictions and allow offshore oil and gas exploration in nearly all U.S. territorial waters, except within a 25-nautical mile coastal buffer.

Zeldin reintroduces bill to assign Flanders-Riverside-Northampton separate zip code

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A bill that would assign a new, unique zip code to the hamlets of Flanders, Riverside and Northampton was re-introduced today in the House of Representatives by Rep. Lee Zeldin.