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Peconic River contaminated in downtown Riverhead by sewage discharge, county officials issue advisory

Residents should avoid contact with the Peconic River in downtown Riverhead due to a potentially unsafe discharge of sewage wastewater, according to county health officials.

New law: real estate transfer tax money can be spent on water quality projects; voter approval still needed

The governor has signed a bill sponsored by Sen. Ken LaValle and Assemblyman Fred Thiele that would extend the community preservation fund through 2050 and allow towns to spend up to 20 percent of their CPF revenues on water quality projects. The measure must still be approved by voters.

Plan for open-water dumping of dredge spoil in L.I. Sound deserves more scrutiny, Legis. Al Krupski says

One month to review and comment on a plan 10 years in the making for dredge spoil disposal in and around L.I. Sound is not enough, Legis. Al Krupski says.

Riverhead seeks grant funding for South Jamesport sewer feasibility study

Riverhead officials are moving forward on the idea of sewering the South Jamesport area, first proposed by Supervisor Sean Walter last month following the...