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Residents speak out in favor of proposed polystyrene, single-use plastics restrictions

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Residents and environmental advocates spoke out Tuesday in favor of a trio of bills aimed at banning polystyrene and reducing single-use plastics in Suffolk County.

Local residents to legislators: Can the ban. Proposal to block legal marijuana sales in Suffolk draws opposition

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Local residents who spoke at a hearing on a bill to ban the retail sale of marijuana in Suffolk County overwhelmingly opposed the ban.

Riverhead offers property tax deadline extension to furloughed federal workers

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Riverhead property owners who were furloughed and unpaid during the federal government shutdown now have until April 25 to pay their first- half 2018-2019 property taxes.

Supervisor announces town hall-style meeting in Wading River March 12

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The session will take place at Wading River Congregational Church, 2057 North Country Road, Wading River, beginning at 6 p.m.

Former town official is now representing Triple Five in EPCAL deal

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Former Riverhead councilman and deputy supervisor Chris Kent — the ex-husband of Councilwoman Catherine Kent — has been retained by Triple Five, the company in contract to buy more than 1,600 acres of vacant land at the Calverton Enterprise Park.

DEC accepting applications for environmental excellence awards

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The Environmental Excellence Awards recognize businesses, institutions, municipalities, and organizations for outstanding commitments to environmental sustainability, social responsibility, and economic viability.

Jens-Smith: Triple Five replaces director of business development on EPCAL deal

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Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith said she asked the company to replace Bienenstock after RiverheadLOCAL’s report on a New Jersey court ruling that found Bienenstock ‘intentionally defrauded’ the buyer in a real estate deal.

Fickle storm leaves slushy mess in its wake

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Last night’s storm turned out to be a fickle affair, with precipitation overnight changing back and forth from snow to sleet and rain, back to snow and then again to sleet and rain. The end result: an icy, slushy mess.

Exclusive private golf club in Baiting Hollow has property tax bill slashed by court

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Calling the town's valuation of the 350-acre golf club "improper" and based on "wishful thinking" of its potential for residential development, a State Supreme Court judge ordered the assessed valuation of the Friar’s Head Golf Club in Baiting Hollow reduced by more than 60 percent.

County bills would ban polystyrene and most single-use plastics in Suffolk food service establishments

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A pair of bills scheduled for public hearings March 5 in RIverhead would ban the use of single-use plastic straws, cups, containers, beverage stirrers and other items used by food service establishments.
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