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No, it wasn’t aliens: Why Riverhead’s landfill reclamation project went off-course

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Things took place at the town dump many years before the reclamation project got underway — at the direction of some in Town Hall — that surprised town officials years later. And it had nothing to do with aliens or artifacts.
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Supervisor promotes legislative secretary to budget officer post

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Riverhead Supervisor Yvette Aguiar has promoted legislative secretary Lisa Darrow Richards to the position of budget officer/chief of staff. The supervisor has also appointed Donna Lynn Sadowsky to the legislative secretary position.

Riverhead deputy supervisor abruptly resigns

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Deputy Supervisor Denise Merrifield quit yesterday after just two weeks on the job.

Riverhead government has three big problems that need an urgent fix

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Riverhead has a private email server problem. It has no rules about officials' use of private emails when conducting the people's business. That's one of three things about Riverhead government that need to be fixed right away — like yesterday. Here's why.

Town plans to sell East Lawn to Suffolk Theater owner Castaldi, supervisor says

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Town board members have reached consensus on the sale of the historic building to builder Bob Castaldi, and will vote to authorize the sale at the next town board meeting, Supervisor Sean Walter said.Town board members will vote to authorize the sale at the next town board meeting, Supervisor Sean Walter said. Current East Lawn tenants will be asked to vacate by June 1.

Deputy town attorney William Duffy named town attorney in Southold

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Riverhead deputy town attorney William Duffy, who has served in Riverhead since January 2011, has been named town attorney for the Town of Southold.
Traffic on Route 58 near Kroemer Avenue this past weekend. (Photo: Peter Blasl)

Riverhead Town’s credit rating is downgraded by Moody’s

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Moody's cites depleted reserve fund as lead factor in downgrade of Riverhead's bond rating from Aa2 to Aa3 and tax base growth on Route 58 and in downtown areas as factors in maintaining the Aa rating.
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