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Local news matters. Ask your legislator to support the Local Journalism Sustainability Act.

People around Riverhead are always telling us they don’t know what they’d do without us here to keep them informed. We appreciate that so much. Unfortunately, too many communities across NY have no local news source reporting on local issues. And the numbers keep shrinking.

This ‘stealthy and secretive’ move gave residents one more reason to lose trust in local government

The Town Board's last-minute attempt to slip the adoption of a controversial local law onto its meeting agenda Tuesday gave residents one more reason to lose trust in local government.

A ‘high cube’ logistic center is not a traditional warehouse, but Riverhead is pretending it is. The consequences will be irreversible.

Riverhead is assessing potential impacts of the proposed Riverhead Logistics Center, a 15-acre 'high-cube' warehouse, as if it’s a traditional storage facility, as opposed to a potential e-commerce fulfillment center — a dreadful mistake that could have irreversible consequences.

Tell Albany: This is no time to cut funding to prevent hunger in our communities

Food banks and pantries document the rising needs of low-income households in reports they must file to obtain state funding. Gov. Kathy Hochul’s $227 billion executive budget demonstrates that the administration either isn’t paying attention or doesn’t care. RiverheadLOCAL editorial

Yes, Riverhead is a great place to visit. And it’s a great place to live.

We weren't surprised by some comments when Riverhead was named to Forbes' “Top 50 Places to Visit in 2023.” May we suggest a reality check? Take a drive. Go for a walk. You live in a beautiful place. Let go of your preconceptions and view it with fresh eyes. Be a tourist in your home town.

Want to fix downtown Riverhead’s ‘perception’ problem? Look within.

Why do some people have negative perceptions about downtown Riverhead, — including the false belief that it's a high crime area? We believe it's attitude more than anything. Fixing it requires community building, not banning certain uses and police profiling. RiverheadLOCAL editorial.

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

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.

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

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.

Southold versus Riverhead: a tale of two towns

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.

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

"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.