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Highway Superintendent George Woodson announces retirement

After 36 years at the highway department, the last 13 as its chief, Superintendent George "Gio" Woodson is not seeking re-election and will retire at the end of this year.

Rift between highway superintendent and town board widens over responsibilities, equipment and staffing

The already-fraught relationship between the Riverhead highway superintendent and the town board — whose differences have already landed in court — has further deteriorated with disputes over hiring, equipment purchases and accepting new town roads without the highway chief's consent.

Residential loose leaf pickup program will continue this year in Riverhead

Following months of wrangling with the town board, Highway Superintendent George Woodson has agreed to pick up loose leaves for a three-week period beginning Nov. 30.

Town board and highway superintendent spar over loose leaf pickup

Leaves may be falling but the fate of loose leaf pickup in Riverhead is still up in the air. Highway Superintendent George Woodson has been seeking to end the highway department's loose leaf pickup in Riverhead for more than a decade.

After pleas and a warning about plowing delays next winter, highway superintendent gets green light to fill two vacancies

After being told a COVID-related hiring freeze prevented him from filling vacant truck driver jobs because the positions were "non-essential," Highway Superintendent George Woodson warned the town board his current staffing level can't handle the department's snow-plowing duties next winter — and would cause long delays in clearing the roads.

What every Riverhead resident needs to know about snow operations

A message from Riverhead Highway Superintendent George Woodson about snow operations.

Pier Avenue closed Wednesday for underground pipe replacement

Pier Avenue is closed to traffic to all but local residents today for drainage repair work being done on the north end of the road. 

Court orders Riverhead highway superintendent to plow Oak Hills roadways

A State Supreme Court judge this week ordered the Riverhead Town highway superintendent to plow the "roadways" in the Oak Hills community in Baiting Hollow, the subject of ongoing litigation between the homeowners association, the highway superintendent and the town board.

Part of Hulse Landing Road to be closed Wednesday

Hulse Landing Road between Rt. 25A and Sound Avenue will be closed to traffic today between 9 a.m. and about 3 p.m., Riverhead Highway Superintendent George Woodson said this morning.

Board approves pay hike for highway superintendent, who will continue to oversee town garage

The town board approved a $20,000 salary increase for Highway Superintendent George Woodson to compensate him for managing the municipal garage this year.