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Can they do that? Learn about open meetings and freedom of information in New York State with two free virtual webinars...

Learn the ins and outs of open meetings and records access in New York in these two virtual sessions being offered by the New York State Committee on Open Government M

Review of two downtown apartment buildings moves forward: Town Board wrap-up May 2

Two proposed apartment buildings that together would provide 298 new rentals in downtown Riverhead moved forward in the review process during last week's Riverhead town Board meeting.

Funding in question for bathrooms promised to ice rink developer, as agreement with solar energy company is delayed

Town officials are scrambling to find funds to build bathrooms at Veterans Memorial Park, which the town promised in its contract with Peconic Hockey Foundation, after officials learned that money they were counting on will not be coming in any time soon. 

Court throws out legislative candidate’s petitions, citing ‘false and fraudulent statements’

A Suffolk County trial court judge has thrown out county legislative candidate Greg Williams' designating petition, ruling that signatures on his petition were not properly witnessed.

Tentative $229 billion budget deal fully funds foundation aid to schools, raises minimum wage and limits MTA payroll tax hike to...

The “conceptual agreement with legislative leaders will allow both houses to begin adopting bills to implement the 2024 budget.

Riverhead cracks down on stray shopping carts: Town Board wrap-up

Retail establishments on Route 58, Route 25 and Route 25A will be required to have carts equipped with automatic wheel-locking or similar mechanisms.

Town Board members claim they didn’t see controversial EPCAL air cargo plans before they were publicly presented to Riverhead IDA

Despite signing on as a joint applicant for financial assistance from the Riverhead Industrial Development Agency, Town Board members say they didn't see Calverton Aviation & Technology's plans for the site until they were presented to the IDA in September.

A fresh start: Riverhead hosts Saturday meeting, hoping to boost public participation in planning for the community’s future

The town's new planning consultants will conduct their first public outreach meeting Saturday morning. They are hoping to get more community members involved in the process. Second article in a series focusing on the comprehensive plan update.

Most parcels on town’s list of sites eligible for cannabis uses under town code are already fully developed, analysis shows

The town's list of 36 properties eligible for cannabis uses under the town code includeS Tanger Outlets, Walmart, three large hotels, an apartment complex, a mobile home park and other developed sites.Only six on the list are currently not in use.

Riverhead’s Building and Planning Administrator faces charges of insubordination and incompetence at disciplinary hearing

Riverhead Town has charged its Building and Planning Administrator Jefferson Murphree with insubordination and incompetence and is asking for termination of his employment.