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PBMC’s Expanded Emergency Department Set to Open This Summer

The days are long gone when the East End’s community hospitals were small rural clinics that could splint a broken leg or stabilize an acute, life-threatening health crisis until a patient could be transported farther west. As the population here has ballooned in recent years, the demand for emergency care has also increased.  The Emergency Department at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead saw 40,000 patients in 2023 — more than
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Riverhead School Boosters Oppose Comp Plan Provision for Charter School, Environmental Hearing to be Held Next Week

After hearing more than two hours of testimony Monday evening on a final draft of its Comprehensive Plan Update, mostly from residents opposed to a recommendation that would allow private schools in industrial zones, the Riverhead Town Board will accept written comments on the plan through June 10. Town Supervisor Tim Hubbard told the crowd that filled the room that a separate public hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for
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Riverhead To Hold Final Comp Plan Public Hearing Monday

This coming Monday, May 20, is the last chance the public will have to weigh in in person on Riverhead Town’s Comprehensive Plan Update before it is finalized. The final draft of the Comprehensive Plan Update released April 25, available online here, includes several changes to a draft document released in March.  The Comprehensive Plan Update process began in 2020, and suffered several setbacks during the Covid-19 pandemic that eventually
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Riverside Sewer Plan Inches Forward as Riverhead Threatens Legal Action

Pictured Above: The traffic circle at the center of Riverside. As Riverhead Town considers taking legal action against Southampton Town over its plan to establish a sewer district in the blighted hamlet of Riverside, the Southampton Town Board closed a public hearing that had been open since January on establishing the district Tuesday afternoon, after hearing comment on the proposal on five occasions since the beginning of the year. The
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Riverhead Receives More Funding For Water Mains as EPA Funding Paperwork Continues

Pictured Above: Riverhead is still working through the federal paperwork to receive grant funding to bring clean water to its residents in Manorville, after the Suffolk County Water Authority began work last fall bringing public water to the Brookhaven side Manorville. Riverhead Town announced Jan. 18 that it has been awarded another $5 million in funding to connect residents with wells contaminated by perfluorinated compounds to public water, as the
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CAT Files Suit Over Riverhead’s Cancelation of EPCAL Contract

Pictured Above: At EPCAL Calverton Aviation & Technology, LLC (CAT), filed a notice of claim and complaint against the Town of Riverhead and its Industrial and Community Development Agencies in Suffolk County Supreme Court Jan. 8, arguing that the town "engaged in a scheme to evade Riverhead's binding contractual obligation to sell 1,643 acres at the EPCAL property in Calverton CAT" and demanding that the town honor the contract. The Riverhead
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East End Food Market to Temporarily Relocate During Construction

The East End Food Market, an indoor farmers market organized by the non-profit East End Food, will be moving temporarily to Twin Fork Beer Co. at 807 Raynor Ave. in Riverhead on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Jan. 13 through March 30, 2024. For more information and the list of vendors, please visit or email After work is completed on the site of East End Food's newly-renovated 5,000 square
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Riverhead Passes Calverton Industrial Moratorium, Airport Prohibitions at EPCAL

The new Riverhead Town Board passed a six month moratorium on industrial development in Calverton in a 4-1 vote at its first regular board meeting Jan. 3, overriding a recommendation of the Suffolk County Planning Commission staff that the moratorium be limited to three months. The board also voted to approve a change in the town’s ‘Planned Development’ zoning use district to prohibit airports from operating in these districts, after
Downtown Riverhead as seen from one of the three coves in the Riverside park property
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Riverhead Has Reservations about Riverside Redevelopment as Sewer District Formation Continues

Pictured Above: Downtown Riverhead as seen from one of the three coves in the Riverside Maritime Trail Park property The Southampton Town Board will continue to hear public comments on the environmental review of its proposed Riverside sewage treatment plant in January, as the town prepares further documentation for the creation of the sewer district. The lack of a sewage treatment plant has long seen by Riverside redevelopment advocates as
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Riverside Revitalization Moves to the Front Burner

Pictured Above: An artist's rendering of the potential future look of Riverside. It’s been eight years this December since Southampton Town approved the Riverside Revitalization Action Plan, a broad series of zoning changes and incentives designed to bring new life to what has long been one of the most blighted and impoverished hamlets on the East End. At the time, hundreds of people turned out for public hearings and community
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Riverhead Won’t Vote on Moratoriums Until New Year

The Riverhead Town Board is not expected to vote on two proposed moratoriums — one on industrial development in Calverton and another on approval of new utility-scale Battery Energy Storage Systems — until the new year, Councilman and Supervisor-Elect Tim Hubbard told the community at the Nov. 21 meeting of the town board. An overwhelming chorus of residents spoke up in support of the moratoriums at two public hearings earlier this