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Our first responders are heroes — and Riverhead needs to work to keep them.

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This is a good time to reflect on the looming crisis we face as a community where affordable housing and jobs that pay a living wage are increasingly scarce.

Truth and what’s best for the community and country should come first

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To the Editor:Regarding the editorial “Election integrity matters” (Jan. 22): Agreed! It should always be the truth and what's best for the...

Election integrity matters — and it starts with the integrity of the people seeking our votes

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Election integrity matters — and it begins with the integrity of people seeking our votes. The election of George Santos is a debacle that should not have happened. Can it happen here? We take a hard look at what the local press must do to make sure it never does.

Planning be damned: Riverhead is developers’ promised land

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Opinion: Developers are ready to build and our Town Board is in lockstep with them — not the people of Riverhead.

Are the companies in Riverhead’s future the right ones?

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To the Editor: Business applications are heading toward an expanding industrial bias for our town. Community groups and the...

Southold versus Riverhead: a tale of two towns

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The contrast between how government works in Southold and Riverhead is extreme. So is the end result, as anyone who takes a drive through the two towns can easily see. Riverhead deserves better.

This is Riverhead’s last chance to get it right

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Riverhead Town's natural resources and community character are being erased by unplanned development. It's time for our leaders to take action and implement sustainable development practices before it's too late. Opinion column by Bob DeLuca of Group for the East End.

The Town Board said no to a hearing on an important topic of major concern to hundreds of residents. Whose...

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"I don't owe you an explanation," the supervisor barked in response to a constituent's question. The outsized influence of the development crowd and the diminished influence of ordinary citizens in Riverhead were on vivid display at the last Town Board meeting. How did it get this way and why? RiverheadLOCAL editorial.

This holiday season, live by the Golden Rule. If you’re sick, wear a mask in public spaces

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Editorial: Nasty respiratory viruses, multiple strains of the flu, and the coronavirus are making a lot of people ill. If you're sick, keep your germs to yourself. If you must go out, please wear a mask.

An open letter to Palumbo and Giglio from residents of Manorville: ‘We need your help!’

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Residents of Manorville, where many private wells are contaminated with toxic chemicals, are angry that NY State has again denied grant funding for public water to 128 homes near the former Grumman facility in Calverton.
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