10/02/18 6:00am

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The Navy is encouraging anyone using a private well within a designated area around the former Grumman property in Calverton to contact them to get their water sampled at no cost.

The Calverton site was previously owned by the Navy and operated by the Grumman Corporation as a Naval Weapons Industrial Reserve Plant, where fighter jets were built and tested. READ

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09/28/18 4:41pm

Riverhead Town Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith unveiled her first tentative budget as supervisor Friday, a $59.06 million spending plan that includes a 3.4 percent increase in the property tax levy.

The tentative budget calls for a 3.9 increase in spending and a 2.7 percent increase in the tax rate. (more…)

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09/28/18 6:00am

Come Saturday at 3 p.m., the Flanders Fire Department will kick off its celebration of its 70th anniversary with a parade down a portion of Flanders Road.

The parade will began at Evergreen Road and head east to the Big Duck and the entrance to the Flanders Men’s Club, where a party will be held with free food, face painting and games for kids and other activities.  READ

09/27/18 9:12am

The Butterfly Effect Project hit the jackpot this week, receiving two grants totaling $42,000 that will help the program expand, according to Tijuana Fulford, the founder of the non-profit organization, which seeks to empower young girls.

The first grant was a $25,000 Neighborhood Assist grant that was competitive, with people casting votes for projects seeking the grants. READ

09/26/18 6:00am

Triple Five, the company hoping to purchase 1,640 acres in Calverton from Riverhead Town for $40 million, has now officially closed on a separate deal to buy 105 acres at the former Dowling College campus in Brookhaven for $14 million.

Stuart Bienenstock, Triple Five’s director of business development, confirmed by email Sunday that the deal closed Friday. READ

09/25/18 6:00am

The Riverhead Business Improvement District Management Association is bringing back the popular coffin races for the second straight year at its annual Halloween Festival Oct. 27.

The Halloween Parade will also take place that night, and there will be trick-or-treating in the afternoon.  READ