Councilman George Gabrielsen inspecting the material at EPCAL. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
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…)
‘Building and Grounds workers were at the Fresh Pond School house Thursday morning doing renovations to the Fresh Pond Schoolhouse. (Credit: Barbarellen Koch)
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…)
BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO | Ducks on the Peconic River near Grangebel Park.
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.
Roderick Farmer recognizes Emma Alston — Thomas Watkin’s widow — during the first presentation of the Thomas Watkins Buffalo Soldier award. Mr. Farmer, the worshipful master of Tyre Lodge No. 91, which created the award, said it was established ‘to reach back and honor one of our own as well as somebody who was a pillar in the community.’ (Credit: courtesy photo)
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…)
Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter giving his State of the Town speech last Wednesday. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
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…)
New chamber of commerce president Brian Curtin, center, presented the Entrepreneurial Achievement Award to Long Irleand co-owners Dan Burke (left) and new chamber board member Greg Martin in December. (Joseph Pinciaro file photo)
The Riverhead Chamber of Commerce elected its new leaders at its recent membership meeting, selecting Great Rock Golf Course general manager Brian Curtin as its new president. (more…)
A Riverhead man is being held on $100,000 cash bail after being charged with robbing three different businesses in western Suffolk County late last year. (more…)