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Groundwater pollution at closed Riverhead landfill is 10x state limit, investigation finds

Chemical contaminants known to have a wide range of health risks have been detected at the Riverhead landfill site on Youngs Avenue at levels up to more than 10 times the state drinking water standard, prompting an investigation by environmental and health officials into potential contamination of nearby private wells.

As board votes to authorize lawsuit that’s already been filed, deputy town attorney says it’s not necessary

The town board voted unanimously last Tuesday to authorize a lawsuit commenced three weeks earlier on its behalf by an outside law firm — after deputy town attorney Ann Marie Prudenti spent about 20 minutes explaining why it wasn't really necessary.

Riverhead hauls DEC into court over Calverton mine expansion

Charging the State Department of Environmental Conservation with flagrant violations of the state law, Riverhead Town is asking a court to nullify the agency's decision against an in-depth environmental review for the expansion of a Calverton mine to a depth 89 feet below groundwater.

Wild turkeys: Wonder of nature or annoying pest?

Benjamin Franklin preferred this native American bird over the Bald Eagle for the centerpiece of the Great Seal of the United States. As the wild turkey population has rebounded from virtual extinction to about 6,000 on Long Island, not all residents would agree with the Founding Father's assessment.

Riverhead Town will release documents submitted to State DEC for EPCAL permit

Riverhead Town will release documents submitted to the State Department of Environmental Conservation in connection with the town’s Wild Scenic and Recreational...