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Walter ousted as supervisor by Jens-Smith; Giglio and Kent win other town board seats

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Riverhead voters ousted supervisor Sean Walter in favor of Laura Jens-Smith and elected another Democrat, Catherine Kent, to fill a town board seat left empty by Republican Councilman John Dunleavy.

To combat overcrowded housing, Riverhead considers dramatically raising penalties for landlords

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With a growing number of overcrowded housing reports in Riverhead neighborhoods, town officials are considering dramatically increasing fines to help pay for the lengthy investigations needed to issue violations to an offending landlord.

After dropping out of race, former Republican candidate for highway superintendent will run write-in campaign

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The former Republican candidate for Riverhead Town Highway Superintendent has announced he will run a write-in campaign, five months after he dropped out of the race “for personal reasons.”

Riverhead hires three police officers, new town board coordinator and building inspector

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Riverhead Town Board appointed three new police officers, a new town board coordinator and a new building inspector at a special town board meeting Thursday morning.

Walter’s 2018 tentative budget calls for 1.63-percent town-wide tax rate increase

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The proposed spending plan would mean an “average increase of $45” to town taxpayers, according to Supervisor Sean Walter, who said the budget is balanced and fully funded.

After contentious debate, split board gives Riverview Lofts final site plan approval

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A pair of hearings on water and sewer district improvements yesterday afternoon turned into a lengthy debate on the Riverview Lofts proposal by Georgica Green Ventures, which gained final site plan approval by the Riverhead Town Board yesterday in a split vote.

‘Riverview Lofts’ get the go-ahead: Developer plans to begin construction on 116-unit apartment building by year’s end

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The apartments will rent for $976 to $1,955 per month, depending on size and household income. Household income limits range from a low of $46,560 for a studio to a high of $129,740 for a two-bedroom apartment.

Riverhead’s real estate broker at EPCAL: ‘Stay the course’ on workforce housing

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“What you did was really progressive. I don’t know if you really understand how progressive that was,” the town's real estate broker at EPCAL told board members today. But residents continue to press for repeal of the code that allows the construction of rental housing as an accessory use to commercial/industrial development.

Town Board wrap: Farm Country Kitchen suit settled, support for turtle rescue in Jamesport, Rugged Maniac race gets green light

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Rundown of hearings and actions taken at the July 18, 2017 Riverhead Town Board meeting.

Riverhead Town Board wrap-up, June 20: downtown apartments, new cops, speed limit reductions sought

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Highlights of the Riverhead Town Board regular meeting of June 20, 2017.