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Hampton Bays wildlife rescue group looks to site second location in Aquebogue

The proposed location would require a zoning code change to allow "wildlife rescue center" as a special permit use. File photo: Denise Civiletti

Hearing on proposed National Grid rate hike set for Aug. 1 in Riverhead

The 6.9-percent delivery rate increase means a 'typical residential heating customer' on Long Island would see a $7.14 monthly increase in their bill, National Grid says in its filing with the NYS Public Service Commission.

Riverhead Town takes pledge to become a ‘climate-smart’ community

Riverhead Town has taken a pledge to become a “climate-smart” community, joining seven other Suffolk County towns in a statewide program aimed at helping communities reduce greenhouse gas emissions, conserve energy and prepare to deal with the impacts of climate change.

‘Climate leadership’ act signed into law as governor announces contracts for 1,700 MW of wind energy production off Long Island coast

New York's new climate law requires the state to achieve a carbon-free electricity system by 2040 and reduce greenhouse gas emissions 85 percent below 1990 levels by 2050.

Future of Riverhead Water District becomes a political campaign issue

With the water district superintendent job vacant and the assistant superintendent job soon to be vacant, Republican supervisor candidate Yvette Aguiar is accusing Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith of plotting to sell the town's water district to the county water authority.

Meet the Riverhead BID’s new executive director, Kristy Verity

The East Moriches resident comes to the Riverhead BID with a background in communications, public relations, marketing and event planning.

Downtown church and BID agree on crowd control plan for Alive on 25 events

Alive on 25 organizers will post security staff outside the Methodist church during the festival to prevent festival-goers from trespassing on church property and entering the historic cemetery located there.

Downtown church complains of trespassers abusing property, vandalizing historic gravestone during Alive on 25 event

Riverhead United Methodist Church trustees complain of visitors to the Alive on 25 event trespassing on church property, 'desecrating' a headstone in the historic cemetery there, using the property as a toilet and leaving it strewn with garbage.
Alice Belmonte of Wading River in State Supreme Court in Manhattan on Oct. 17, 2013. (RiverheadLOCAL file photo by Steve Hirsch)

Disbarred Wading River lawyer sentenced to 24 months in federal prison

A disbarred attorney from Wading River was sentenced today to 24 months in federal prison for a wire fraud scheme in which she stole $2 million from victim investors, according to the U.S. attorney.

Fisherman captures video of what appears to be a shark off Iron Pier beach

A Jamesport fisherman caught video of a finned fish that appears to be a shark in shallow waters off Iron Pier Beach Monday evening.
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