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12/31/15 2:35pm
12/31/2015 2:35 PM
Councilman George Gabrielsen was joined by grandson Robert, 9, at his last meeting Thursday. (That's Town Attorney Bob Kozakieiwicz in front, no doubt giving Robert some legal advice)

Councilman George Gabrielsen was joined by grandson Robert, 9, at his last board meeting Thursday.

The Riverhead Town Board held off on approving Nile Rodgers’ proposed “Freak Out! Music, Art & Wine Festival” Thursday morning, following some complaints about the event from residents. READ

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11/06/15 6:00am
11/06/2015 6:00 AM

Riverhead Water District

Cellular companies leasing space on the town’s water towers have filed federal lawsuits claiming the Riverhead Water District is trying to “strong-arm” them into paying more by not allowing workers onto the properties to repair equipment until they agree to the new terms.

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09/23/15 3:38pm
09/23/2015 3:38 PM

BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO | Mason Haas in his office in Town Hall.

A state Supreme Court Judge dismissed a lawsuit last week filed by Town Assessor Mason Haas, which sought to overturn a town law enacted earlier this summer that prevented a political party chairman from also holding elective office.  READ

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07/27/15 3:13pm
07/27/2015 3:13 PM

BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO | Riverhead police speaking to a Hispanic bicyclist on West Main Street in downtown Riverhead in 2009.

Members of the Riverhead Town Anti-Bias Task Force say recent comments made by some members of the Town Board may “undermine the work that we’re doing to try to bring the community together.”

But some of those members, including the liaison to that committee, stand by their statements, noting that they don’t want the town to be seen as a haven for anyone who comes into the country illegally. READ

06/02/15 6:37pm
06/02/2015 6:37 PM
Jack Van de Wetering speaks at a Riverhead Town board meeting Tuesday. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

Jack Van de Wetering speaks at a Riverhead Town board meeting Tuesday afternoon. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

The Riverhead Town Board declined to offer a resolution in support of a Baiting Hollow farmer’s application to grow medical marijuana on land on Edwards Avenue.

The issue was defeated by an informal 3-2 margin Tuesday.  (more…)