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Sand mines

Appeals court throws out Southampton sand mine permit, sets precedent for Riverhead

by May 28, 2021
Assemblyman Fred Thiele hailed the appellate court decision as “a home run for home rule.” Where the town code prohibits mining, "DEC cannot process the application, let alone issue the permit,” he said.

Court issues restraining order against alleged Calverton sand mine operator

by Nov 2, 2015
Riverhead Town has shut down a sand mining operation in Calverton — at least for now. A State Supreme Court Justice on Friday issued a...

Supervisor: Riverhead ‘cooperating fully’ with DA in sand-mining probe

by Jul 30, 2015
Riverhead Town is cooperating fully with the Suffolk County district attorney’s office in its investigation into sand mining activities, according to Riverhead Supervisor Sean Walter.