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Developer seeks to demolish historic downtown home ‘in grave disrepair,’ replace with parking lot

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The developer of the Preston House and the L.I. Aquarium wants to buy and demolish an designated landmark on East Main Street for parking purposes and has appealed the Riverhead Landmarks Preservation Commission’s denial of its demolition application.

Racist Facebook rant by Riverhead town attorney’s wife sparks outrage

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A racist rant on Facebook by the wife of a Riverhead public official last night sparked outrage on social media and has members of the town’s anti-bias task force calling for his resignation.

Riverhead eyes hi-tech parking ticket system to beef up enforcement

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Parking code enforcement in Riverhead may soon be aided by mobile technology that will expedite ticketing and increase the rate of payments by violators, according to a Maryland firm that pitched the new system to town board members this morning.

Cuomo to feds: N.Y. will sue over ‘inequitable’ commercial fluke quota

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New York's commercial fluke fishing quota is based on incomplete 30-year-old data and discriminates against New York commercial fishermen, according to the governor.

Powered by incumbents, Republicans out-raise Democrats more than three to one in campaign cash in current election cycle

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The two incumbents in the local elections this year, Supervisor Sean Walter and Councilwoman Jodi Giglio, both Republicans, together have raised more money — almost twice as much, in fact — than the four non-incumbent candidates combined.

Road work alert: Town paving portions of Horton and Sound avenues today

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Horton Avenue between Sound and Reeves avenues will be closed for paving until about noon and Sound Avenue between Northville Turnpike and West Lane will be closed to traffic in both directions from noon until about 2 p.m., Highway Superintendent George Woodson said.

PBMC conducts simulation of stent procedure in new cardiac catheterization lab set to open Oct. 16

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Peconic Bay Medical Center will open its interim cardiac catheterization lab in one week, bringing life-saving cardiac techniques to Riverhead and the North Fork for the first time.

Columbus Day holiday closings

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What's closed, what's open for Columbus Day today.

Riverhead’s annual fall flushing of water mains begins Sunday, Oct. 8

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The flushing will continue for three weeks. All water district customers are advised to check their water before use, including before doing laundry, during this period.

County health commissioner invites residents to public health hearing in Riverhead Oct. 16

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East End residents will have an opportunity to air their concerns about health-related issues to the Suffolk County health commissioner this month.