The Flanders, Riverhead and Northampton Community Association is planning to show up in force at the Southampton Town Board meeting Tuesday to protest the board’s decision to use federal Community Development Block Grants on Town Hall, rather than to pave a road in Flanders that leads to a town park and is used for emergency airlifts. READ
Members of the Riverhead Business Improvement District Management Association debated whether to continue having the popular Halloween Festival and coffin race next fall in light of the pending resignation of executive director Diane Tucci, who organized that and other downtown events. READ
Future solar energy installations in Riverhead Town will not be permitted in areas where tree clearing is needed, according to a proposal before the Town Board Tuesday.
The measure had the support of the Long Island Pine Barrens Society, whose executive director, Richard Amper, spoke at Tuesday night’s public hearing on the proposal. READ
Criminal incidents were once again down in Riverhead Town, continuing a trend for the past seven years.
Riverhead Police Chief David Hegermiller said the town will now be able to break down police statistics even further so that police can pinpoint hot spots for crime or traffic accidents. READ
The Riverhead Town Board did not authorize legal action against Stop & Shop as it discussed at last Thursday’s Town Board work session. READ
The Long Island Science Center has officially returned to Riverhead and is celebrating with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday at 4 p.m. It opens to the public at 11 a.m. Saturday.
An interactive Leonardo da Vinci model exhibit and history of video games are among the new attractions the center has added since it left Riverhead in 2016. READ
How tall should new buildings in downtown Riverhead be?
That’s been a hot topic recently since the Riverhead Town Board in November discussed a draft proposal to limit the height of downtown buildings. READ
Atlantis Holdings was granted an exemption Monday on sales tax resulting from two projects it plans at the Long Island Aquarium and Hyatt Place hotel. READ