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Town to require environmental impact study for Mill Road zone change, which Dunleavy calls ‘a setup’ by supervisor

The change of zone application by the developer looking to build a 162 -unit assisted living facility on Mill Road will receive a positive declaration under state environmental review law, meaning an environmental impact statement will be required.

Riverhead Town Board ‘Freak Out! Let’s Dance’ festival approved; 24-hour retail ban adopted; term limits, high-density housing hearings set

The board: approved Nile Rodgers' FOLD Festival, set for Aug. 12-14, adopted a ban on 24-hour retail operations in certain zoning districts, one affecting the proposed 7-Eleven in Aquebogue, set hearings on proposed laws to set term limits for the town board, extend the supervisor's term to four years and allow for high-density rental apartments in a new 'floating' zone that will allow for the development of the Family Community Life Center on Northville Turnpike.

Years of neglect at Riverhead’s parks has left them ‘falling apart,’ recreation supe wants to bond money for repairs

Riverhead’s parks are in such disrepair that portions of them are being shut down – but the town doesn’t have the money to fix them.

Board members shoot down Dunleavy’s proposal to give elected officials annual cost of living raises

Councilman John Dunleavy’s proposal to provide an automatic annual raise for all elected officials died on the vine last night when he could not get the support of the four other town board members to set a public hearing on the idea. But the public had a hearing anyway.

Long after their service to our country ended, veterans in nursing home celebrate a day in their honor

Photos: Veterans who live at Riverhead Care Center were feted Wednesday with music, cards, flowers and certificates.

Riverhead honors veterans with ceremonies at World War I memorial

Veterans Day ceremonies at the World War I memorial in Riverhead drew a sizable crowd this morning, despite the chilly, damp weather. Photos.

Ending Riverhead’s ‘sanctuary city’ policy would violate Constitution, says civil liberties union official

Some Riverhead officials have recently advocated changing police policy regarding undocumented immigrants. But some of the changes they have in mind are not only costly and difficult to implement, but illegal, according to the director of a local civil liberties group.

Multi-trailer 84-foot-long trucks could be coming to local roads, thanks to federal bill

Multi-trailer trucks up to 84 feet long would be allowed on roads in the federal national highway system network, which includes parts of Sound Avenue, Route 58 and Route 25.

Dunleavy: Ban trucks on town roads, except local deliveries and pickups

Chairman of the town board's traffic safety committee argues there's no need for an expensive traffic study— the solution is simple: confine heavy truck through-traffic to state and county roads in Riverhead.