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State lawmakers move to codify abortion rights in state constitution after overturning of Roe v. Wade

State lawmakers are moving ahead with codifying abortion rights into the New York State Constitution, after the U.S. Supreme Court last month overturned the landmark decision of Roe v. Wade, which held a woman's right to an abortion was guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. 

First development for Railroad Avenue revitalization poised for final site plan approval

The Town Board will vote to approve the final site plan for the five-story mixed use building at the corner of Osborn Avenue and Court Street on Wednesday, making it the first project in the blighted Long Island Railroad station area to receive full approval since the town began revitalization efforts in the area last year.

Jamesport celebrates Independence Day

The Greater Jamesport Civic Association celebrated the 246th birthday of the United States of American with Independence Day ceremonies attended by more than 50 people on the lawn of the George Young Community Center in Jamesport. Photos.

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

Behemoth warehouse proposed for Middle Road to go before county planning commission July 6

The 641,000-square-foot warehouse facility on Middle Road proposed by NorthPoint Development of Kansas City, Missouri will be reviewed by the Suffolk County Planning Commission Wednesday at 2 p.m. The meeting will take place via Zoom. (See Zoom credentials below.)

My hope for life: One woman’s personal story of pregnancy and motherhood

Column by Eileen Benthal: The debates over abortion are not about whether we are pregnant with human life. The debate is about when we decide this human life is a person with rights protected under the law and whose rights —  the mother’s right to choose or the child’s right to life — takes precedence. 

Crowd packs downtown Riverhead for festival & fireworks Friday night

A huge crowd turned out for the 2022 debut of Riverhead's Alive on 25 summer street festival last night. Check out our photo gallery of the fun kickoff to the holiday weekend.

Middle Island man facing multiple felony charges in connection with shots fired outside Riverhead bar May 28

Riverhead Police have arrested a Middle Island man on multiple felony charges in connection with a shooting incident outside Mambo Grill and Lounge on East Main Street on May 28.

Town Board reconsiders allowing food waste-to-energy plant at EPCAL after pitch by developer

A company looking to build a commercial food waste-to-energy facility at the Enterprise Park at Calverton has asked the Riverhead Town Board to change the zoning code to specifically allow the facility there — a little more than a week after the board held a public hearing to consider a ban on the facilities entirely.

First monkeypox case confirmed in Suffolk

The first confirmed case of monkeypox has been identified in a Suffolk County resident, the Suffolk County Department of Health Services announced today. It is one of 96 confirmed monkeypox cases in New York and about 400 in the U.S. so far.