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Air quality health advisory in effect

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The N.Y. State Department of Environmental Conservation and Department of Health have issued an air quality health advisory for ground-level ozone today. The advisory remains in effect until 11 p.m. tonight.

Tempers flare on town board over Triple Five’s financial disclosure in EPCAL deal

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Discussion grew heated as board members debated whether Triple Five's financial disclosures in the Q&E hearing are sufficient. "It seems like we're dealing with a very political battle," Triple Five representative Stuart Bienenstock observed after the meeting.

Culinary school owner owes town and school district more than $320,000 in outstanding ‘PILOT’ payments

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An administrative mixup has shorted Riverhead Town and the Riverhead Central School District hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Zeldin flying with Trump to Long Island Wednesday for discussion on MS-13

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President Donald Trump is coming to Long Island to discuss efforts to battle MS-13. Representatives Lee Zeldin and Peter King are flying with the president aboard Air Force One to attend the event in Bethpage.

Triple Five in $14 million deal to buy Dowling College Brookhaven campus

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A Triple Five subsidiary is in contract to buy Dowling College’s Brookhaven Campus in Shirley, adjacent to Brookhaven Calabro Airport for $14 million in cash and is set to close within 45 days of a bankruptcy court approval, which may come as soon as June 4.

Monday morning brief: The week ahead

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Here's what you need to know about at the start of week ahead: events, programs of interest, public meetings and more.

Buckle up: Police announce seat belt crackdown for Memorial Day holiday

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Beginning May 21 through June 3, law enforcement officials will be out in full force, cracking down on motorists who are not buckled up. Riverhead Police are participating in the annual national "Click It or Ticket" campaign.

‘We’re going to have a disaster’: Historic downtown church members ask town to halt apartment building construction

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Members of the Riverhead United Methodist Church on East Main Street say the driving of steel pilings for the Riverview Lofts apartment building is creating vibrations that are damaging the Civil War-era building. Town officials say any damage is not structural and the developer says the vibrations are not strong enough to cause damage. Photos and video.

Major blues festival in the works for Calverton, but permit questions linger

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Tickets are on sale for a two-day blues festival, with camping, planned for Sept. 8 and 9 at the L.I. Sports Park in Calverton, where the organizer promises "a Woodstock-like experience."

Voters OK school budget, elect Koukounas, Connelly and Silva to board of ed

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Riverhead school district voters today approved the proposed $140 million operating budget for 2018-2019 by a vote of 1581 to 862. Susan Koukounas, Brian Connelly and Elizabeth Silva were elected to the board of education.
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