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Can Farm Country Kitchen be legalized? Town planners, restaurant’s attorney debate the future of popular eatery

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Great food, beautiful location — but a site that’s difficult or impossible to bring in compliance with the law. That’s the unanimous assessment of Riverhead Planning Board members grappling with the question of what to do about Farm Country Kitchen.

Plans advance for 48-unit apartment building on W. Main Street

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Peconic Crossing, which plans to build 48 rent-regulated apartments in downtown Riverhead, was awarded nearly $5.5 million in state funding. The project is in the final stages of review by town planners and the developer hopes to break ground by the beginning of 2016.
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PBMC looks to establish designated trauma center for the East End

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PBMC Health plans to establish the East End’s only designated trauma center, CEO Andrew Mitchell today told the Riverhead Planning Board, which approved the hospital's plan to build an annex in the parking lot in front of Bob's Discount Furniture.

Councilman: planning board member ‘fired’ over ethics issues

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Riverhead Councilman George Gabrielsen says longtime planning board member Lyle Wells was 'fired' over ethics concerns.
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PBMC needs hospital annex because ER is ‘at capacity,’ hospital official tells Riverhead Planning Board

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Wait times can be more than 6 hours long at PBMC's ER, which sees 38,000 patients a year, according to hospital officials. The strain on the ER can be relieved by treating less serious cases at the proposed annex.
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