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No time left for dawdling: Town Board needs to wake up and kick it into overdrive on comp plan — and...

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Failing to adopt a moratorium while at the same time dawdling on the comprehensive plan, allowing new land uses and increased development density without the transfer of development rights — in other words, maintaining the status quo — indicate that the Town Board either doesn't grasp the urgency of these matters or just doesn't care.

Holiday joy fills the air at annual Jamesport tree lighting event

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Dozens of families came together for the Jamesport Fire Department’s annual holiday tree lighting event. Santa arrived to visit with children.

IRS reverses its prior ruling that septic improvement grants to homeowners are taxable income

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The IRS has reversed its 2020 ruling that Suffolk's Septic Improvement Program grants were gross income for federal tax purposes. The new ruling will boost the installation of nitrogen-reducing septic systems, helping to protect local waterways and marine life.

Police seek public’s help locating Riverhead man

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Riverhead Police are asking for the public's help in locating a Riverhead man, Scott Pepples, 45, 5-11, 210 lbs., brown eyes, black hair. Police said Pepples has ties to the Bay Shore area.

Plans for Route 58 & Mill Road site, where four restaurants, including Chick-fil-A, are proposed, move forward

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The developer looking to build four restaurants on the seven-acre mostly vacant site at the corner of Route 58 and Mill Road was back before the Planning Board last night to discuss new revisions to his proposed site plan.

Downtown tree-lighting postponed to Sunday due to weather forecast

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The downtown Riverhead tree-lighting event has been postponed to Sunday. The schedule of events remains the same.

Town Board presented revised plans for large Main Street apartment complex

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The five-story, mixed use building at 203-213 East Main Street, proposed by applicant Robert Muchnick, owner of Metro Group Properties of Long Island, has “changed significantly." since last presented, said town planners, who advocate starting the environmental review process from scratch.

Timothy Hill residents arrested for attempted burglary at Riverhead Plaza card shop earlier this month

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Two juvenile residents of Timothy Hill Children's Ranch were arrested today and charged with attempted burglary after they were caught breaking into a card shop in a Route 58 shopping center earlier this month, according to Riverhead Police.

Sonic says no to Riverhead because approvals took too long, according to developer

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“The years to collectively procure all necessary project approvals exceeded their limits,” developer Marc Kitchhoff told RiverheadLOCAL. The original application was filed in 2015. It gained final site plan approval last month.

Students voice concerns, new middle school assistant principal hired: school board wrap-up

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Students at Riverhead High School raised their concerns about the lack of after school bus transportation and the building’s overcrowded hallways to the Board of Education during its meeting yesterday.
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