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Baiting Hollow community sues to require town to maintain and repair its roads

An ongoing dispute between a Baiting Hollow community and the Riverhead highway superintendent over responsibility for maintaining roads in the community has made its way to court.
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Town board approves expanded list of ‘section 189’ roads for snow-clearing

But the town's attempt to limit responsibility to snow-clearing violates state law, which requires the town to make the roads 'public highways', according to the Oak Hills Association, which says it has consulted legal counsel and is contemplating going to court.