05/23/18 6:00am

Triple Five Group, which owns a controlling interest in Calverton Aviation & Technology, the company that’s hoping to buy 1,640 acres of town-owned land at Enterprise Park at Calverton for $40 million, is now hoping to start another aviation business nearby. (more…)

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05/19/18 6:00am

Riverboat Diner, Riverside traffic circle.

A proposed medical building with two apartments gained support from local civic leaders during a public hearing before the Southampton Town Planning Board last Thursday.

An application called 20 Riverleigh LLC, submitted by builder Paul Pawlowski of Mattituck, calls for demolition of the former Riverboat Diner building at the traffic circle in Riverside and construction of an 8,000-square-foot, two-story medical building that will also have two apartments.
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05/18/18 6:00am

Southampton Town officials aren’t taking no for an answer when it comes to having Riverside designated as a federal Opportunity Zone.

Despite not being recognized by the state — which recommended downtown Riverhead instead — Southampton Councilwoman Christine Scalera said she and others are going straight to the federal government to make their case for Riverside.  READ

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05/17/18 2:00pm

Members of the Riverhead United Methodist Church on East Main Street are appealing for help from Riverhead Town to stop damage they say is being done to the church from the pile-driving work underway at the Riverview Lofts apartment project across the street. (more…)

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05/16/18 5:00pm

Shana Pippin and Judge Deborah Kooperstein at Tuesday's Drug Court graduation in Hampton Bays

“What type of trouble did I get into? What type of trouble didn’t I get into,” said Shana Pippin of Riverhead. “I did petty larceny, stealing from stores and gas stations, pretty much stealing from anywhere I possibly could. And it was definitely to either sell stuff to get money for drugs or to trade things for drugs.”

But now Ms. Pippin says she hasn’t used drugs since Oct. 2016, and on Tuesday, she was one of seven people to graduate from the East End Regional Intervention Court, better known as “drug court.” READ

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05/16/18 5:55am

Riverhead Town’s ethics board has asked the Town Board if the attorney assigned to it should be an outside legal counsel rather than a someone from the town attorney’s office, as is the case now. 

At issue is whether the town attorney’s office should recuse itself in cases involving an ethics complaint against a Town Board. READ