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04/15/16 12:00pm
04/15/2016 12:00 PM

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It’s not uncommon for Georgia Malone to preface something she’s about to say with, “This is going to sound so weird, but …” or “This sounds nutty, but …”

Weird. Nutty. Outside the box. Eccentric. Call it what you want, but Ms. Malone’s property at 30 W. Main St. in downtown Riverhead — a commercial real estate enterprise that’s an extension of her own personal style — is at capacity.

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03/03/16 6:00am

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A few times a year, the riverfront parking lot in downtown Riverhead floods during high tide. Sometimes it happens during hurricane season. Other times, it occurs in the middle of winter.

The impact of that flooding can range from the closure of part of Heidi Behr Way, which runs alongside the riverwalk, to the forced evacuation of the entire parking lot.

“It’s part of living on a riverfront,” said Supervisor Sean Walter.

But 13 years after the town’s comprehensive plan called for finding solutions to the flooding, no major effort has been made to address the issue. READ