Riverhead Town will be revamping its justice court in coming weeks after the town, as well as four other East End municipalities, settled with the Legal Aid Society of Suffolk County over the terms of a lawsuit alleging subpar court conditions — conditions that were alleged to have violated the constitutional rights of defendants on trial there. (more…)
About a month after test results showed material dumped at Enterprise Park at Calverton contained traces of DDT, asbestos and other chemicals, the town learned this week that the state Department of Environmental Conservation is recommending complete removal of the material from the town-owned land. (more…)
Built in 1821, the Fresh Pond Schoolhouse was once one of 15 single-room schoolhouses in Riverhead Town. Boys would sit on one side of the room; girls, on the other side.
The schools were heated by wood stoves, fueled by wood brought inside by the students themselves.
These days, the Fresh Pond Schoolhouse — located on the ground of East End Arts — is in the process of getting a top-to-bottom renovation, soon to be in use by the arts nonprofit as a multi-use building for events such as poetry readings and film presentations. (more…)
TOWN: Welcome back to the Town Hall meeting room, Moody’s. It’s great to see you again. Remember last time you were here in 2011 and you upgraded our bond rating? That was wonderful. I hope you’re back to present similar news.
MOODY’S: Actually, Town, I’m sorry to report this, but I’m here to tell you that your bond rating is being downgraded. You will now pay higher interest rates if you need to go back and borrow funds any time in the near future. (more…)
Locals were told last year not to feed the swans. In fact, last January the state put out a plan to kill or capture all mute swans by 2025 — a plan it later backtracked on.
Two years after World War II ended, President Harry Truman desegregated the United Stated Armed Forces with Executive Order 9981.
But four years before that, Aquebogue native Thomas Watkins was in the trenches in Italy with the all-black 92nd Infantry Division, better known as the Buffalo Soldiers, fighting alongside all-white divisions to help the Allied Forces liberate Italy. (more…)
During his State of the Town address last week, Riverhead Supervisor Sean Walter said his proposal to shrink town government would cause an “uproar.”
He may have been right. (more…)