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Riverhead Town Board

First development for Railroad Avenue revitalization poised for final site plan approval

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The Town Board will vote to approve the final site plan for the five-story mixed use building at the corner of Osborn Avenue and Court Street on Wednesday, making it the first project in the blighted Long Island Railroad station area to receive full approval since the town began revitalization efforts in the area last year.

Town Board reconsiders allowing food waste-to-energy plant at EPCAL after pitch by developer

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A company looking to build a commercial food waste-to-energy facility at the Enterprise Park at Calverton has asked the Riverhead Town Board to change the zoning code to specifically allow the facility there — a little more than a week after the board held a public hearing to consider a ban on the facilities entirely.

Dissatisfied with comp plan progress, Riverhead says it will terminate contract with consultant

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The Town of Riverhead says it will terminate its $675,000 contract with AKRF, the planning consultants hired in 2019 to update the town's 2003 comprehensive plan due to the "slow pace" of progress and "shallow depth of study."

Riverhead Town’s financial advisor named in federal fraud lawsuit over upstate city’s bond sale

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Riverhead Town’s financial advisor has been named as a defendant in a federal fraud suit brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission last week alleging they knowingly misled investors in a $119 million municipal bond sale for the City of Rochester in 2019.

Fast food drive-through windows debated, as town ponders code change for Wading River

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Residents turned out Tuesday night in opposition to a town code amendment that would allow drive-through windows at restaurants and coffee shops in Wading River.

Friday, July 1 fireworks show in downtown Riverhead OK’d by town board

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Town board wrap: Actions taken during a marathon meeting June 21, that went on for nearly four hours due to three long public hearings on proposed town code changes.

Three hearings on controversial topics are on the Riverhead Town Board’s agenda Tuesday night

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The town board will hear public comments on three proposed changes to the Riverhead Town Code at Tuesday night's meeting. All three involve topics that have sparked controversy in the local community: gun shops & shooting ranges; drive-through windows in Wading River; and food waste-to-energy facilities.

We think Juneteenth is important. It doesn’t feel that way in Riverhead

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Editorial: Juneteenth celebrates the end of slavery in America. It's an important day to remember and acknowledge. So why was Riverhead one of the few towns in the region that wasn't formally acknowledging the federal and state holiday? And where was the outrage among community leaders? We think this is part of a larger pattern in Riverhead. And it's troubling.

Riverhead Town Hall will be closed Monday in observance of Juneteenth

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Riverhead Town officials have decided to observe Juneteenth by closing Town Hall on Monday. Earlier this week officials said town offices would be open because the holiday was not in existing union contracts.

Riverhead to negotiate with hockey group to site domed NHL-size ice rink at Stotzky Park

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Town board members agreed to have the town attorney begin negotiating with Peconic Hockey, with the goal of entering into a public-private partnership that will allow the eventual construction of a covered NHL-sized ice rink in the park.
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