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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.

In Riverhead, a study in dysfunctional governance

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Guest column: The Nov. 17 work session was a stark illustration of this Town Board's inability to responsibly govern, writes Kathleen McGraw of Northville. The board’s decisions on a moratorium ignore sound legal advice and set the town up for lawsuits by developers.

Town Board remains divided as it considers two routes to industrial moratorium in Calverton

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The town board is split on whether any moratorium on industrial development should allow exemptions for projects already under review.

Planning Board recommends broad moratorium on all development applications in Calverton’s industrial districts outside the enterprise park

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The Planning Board has recommended a broad moratorium on new industrial development in Calverton outside the enterprise park. Supervisor Yvette Aguiar made an unusual appearance, addressing the board before the vote to say she was working on the issue before the planning board decided to recommend the moratorium on Oct. 20..

Hubbard advocates 18-month moratorium on warehouse development in Calverton, but Town Board majority is on the fence

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“The industrial area in Calverton seems to be a hot spot for people wanting to come and build warehouses. And it's almost like the floodgates opened up and we got inundated…" Town staff backed him up, but his fellow Town Board members were not so sure.

Death by a million trucks

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Guest column: The tens of thousands of trucks that will move to and from the multiple logistics and distribution centers planned in Riverhead, will make our already unsafe air quality much worse.

Residents support year-long extension of solar moratorium during public hearing

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The Riverhead Town Board received support from residents last night on its plan to extend the moratorium on applications for developing new solar energy production facilities for another year.

What’s the point of updating the comp plan if runaway massive development can continue while the plan is being written?

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The town must hit the pause button on all development while it finishes the comprehensive plan update begun in January 2020. The delay in its completion has allowed too many massive developments to move forward under outdated land use rules.
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