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Riverhead Solar-2

Town attorney, planner respond to criticism from former councilwoman on review of large solar project

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After criticism from a former councilwoman a week ago, Riverhead officials defended their involvement in the state review of a 36-megawatt solar energy facility proposal, approved last month for a 275-acre site in Calverton.

Former councilwoman: Riverhead Town ‘failed miserably’ by not participating in state review of major solar project in Calverton

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Former Riverhead Councilwoman Barbara Blass of Jamesport told the town board the record in the application of the major solar energy project approved by the state last month is "another embarrassment for the town" because a "dereliction of duty...has once again, shortchanged the people of Riverhead."

State approves 36 MW solar facility on 275 acres in Calverton

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The state today issued a final siting permit for a 36-megawatt solar facility in Calverton, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this morning.It was one of the first two renewable energy projects to be approved by the new Office of Renewable Energy Siting, created last year to streamline review and approval of renewable energy applications.

State to hold virtual public hearings Tuesday on proposed 36-MW solar facility in Calverton

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The NYS Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment will hold virtual public hearings Tuesday at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. on the proposal of sPower to build a 36-megawatt solar power facility on approximately 252 acres in Calverton. People interested in making a statement must register by Friday at 5 p.m.

Riverhead Solar 2 public information session to take place this evening

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There will be a virtual public information session this evening about sPower’s proposed 36MW solar power facility in Calverton.

State officials to discuss town’s funding request for sPower application review: Conference set in Riverhead Nov. 8

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A pair of state administrative law judges will hold a conference on Riverhead Town's request for $12,600 in funding to defray the cost of reviewing sPower's Riverhead Solar-2 application.
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