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NextEra solar project hits a roadblock as planning board rejects proposed site plan

The Riverhead Planning Board in a split vote yesterday rejected the site plan for a 22.9 MW commercial solar facility on 198 acres off Edwards Avenue. But the proposal is by no means dead. It is a permitted use on the site under a special permit granted by the town board in December and the applicant is expected to discuss site plan revisions with the planning department.

Town square design virtual meeting set for Thursday evening

Riverhead is holding a virtual public meeting Thursday evening, April 15 to gain input and insights for the proposed town square on East Main Street.

As board votes to authorize lawsuit that’s already been filed, deputy town attorney says it’s not necessary

The town board voted unanimously last Tuesday to authorize a lawsuit commenced three weeks earlier on its behalf by an outside law firm — after deputy town attorney Ann Marie Prudenti spent about 20 minutes explaining why it wasn't really necessary.

New York State, Suffolk County halt Johnson & Johnson vaccinations after federal health officials reveal rare blood clots in young women

State and local health officials have paused administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine after six women between the ages of 18 and 48 developed a rare blood clotting condition after receiving the vaccine. One woman died another is in critical condition.

Civic group files ethics complaint against Riverhead planning official

The Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Community Association has filed an ethics complaint against Riverhead planning and building administrator Jefferson Murphree in connection with his private consulting work for a developer seeking permits to build a gas station and convenience store on the Riverside traffic circle just across the town line in downtown Riverhead.

Alewives scooped from the Peconic to stock Bronx River

The silvery herring make an annual early spring run from the waters of the northern Atlantic into the freshwater habitats of the Peconic River to breed. This year, the westward journey for about 250 of them extended all the way to the Bronx.

Vaccination appointments available at PBMC’s downtown campus next week

Vaccine appointments will be available at Peconic Bay Medical Center's Entenmann Campus for all New York residents eligible under state guidelines from Sunday, April 11 to Saturday, April 17.

Riverhead Town allocates its $168,000 share of CARES Act funding

The town board on Tuesday allocated the Town of Riverhead’s $168,000 in federal CARES Act funding, dividing it among town government — for the purchase of vehicles that serve senior programs — and six local organizations.

Board authorizes nearly $726,000 in borrowing to fix and repave downtown parking lots

The town board this week approved the necessary financing to complete more than $820,000 worth of improvements to six downtown Riverhead parking lots.

Riverhead approves bike-share program, which will likely launch in May

The town board yesterday approved an agreement to bring the PedalShare bike-share program to Riverhead. PedalShare has already acquired...
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