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Riverhead Town adopts apprenticeship requirement for large municipal construction contracts

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Construction contracts in excess of $250,000 or 100,000 square feet, which ever is less, are subject to the town's new procurement policy effectively requiring contractors to have an apprenticeship program approved by the N.Y. Department of Labor.

Triple Five will provide some additional financial information, supervisor says

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The town board has not had a chance to sit down and review the response together because it arrived late in the day on Friday, Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith. “We need to determine if what they say they’ll provide will be satisfactory.”

After he moves out of state, newest IDA board member’s eligibility to serve is called into question

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Larry Simms, an outspoken critic of the Riverhead IDA whose appointment in February touched off controversy, has sold his house in South Jamesport and moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Legal counsel to the IDA said the board member's move out of state created an immediate vacancy on the IDA board.

Riverhead Town seeks volunteers for independent audit committee

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The audit committee reviews internal controls and compliance with established policies and procedures, among other things, and reports to the town board, recommending corrective action where needed.

Town extends deadline for answer from Triple Five on financial request to Aug. 3

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The company seeking to buy 1,643 acres at the Calverton Enterprise Park has until Friday, Aug. 3 to let the Town of Riverhead know if it will submit to a financial review at its own expense.

Town board mulls extending deadline on Triple Five financial disclosure decision

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The town had set a deadline of 4 p.m. Wednesday for a response to its demand for financial statements from Triple Five. The town board is now considering a request to extend the deadline by a week.

Dispute continues over how much financial disclosure to require of buyer in EPCAL land deal

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A proposed rule change that would specifically allow the town board to make a 'qualified and eligible' determination without seeing financial statements from an applicant was shot down last week, unanimously. Here's why.

Town strikes labor deal with police brass

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The five-year contract, retroactive to Jan. 1, 2016, provides members of the Riverhead Police Superior Officers Association with 2-percent per-year increases in base pay for the first four years covered by the deal and a 1.5 percent increase in year five.

Town Board wrap-up: standout employees honored, six public hearings and a shopping cart auction scheduled

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Highlights of the June 5, 2018 Riverhead Town Board meeting, where the town board honored Andy Dick and Juan Ayala as employees as employees of the quarter. The board also scheduled six public hearings, approved upcoming special events and a shopping cart auction.

Giglio says she wants to see ethics board recommendation before she decides whether to follow it

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The councilwoman said in an interview Tuesday afternoon she has not decided whether she will abide by any ethics board’s recommendation that she recuse herself from voting on the "qualified and eligible sponsor" application by a company she met privately with during a pending hearing.
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