04/16/14 3:00pm
Craig Scott and his daughters Aneisha, 16, (left) and Shayla, 12, of Riverhead worked on cleaning up an empty wooded lot on the western end of Lincoln Avenue during last April's cleanup. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Craig Scott and his daughters Aneisha, 16, (left) and Shayla, 12, of Riverhead worked on cleaning up an empty wooded lot on the western end of Lincoln Avenue during last April’s cleanup. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Riverhead Town and the Riverhead High School Key Club have organized an “Annual Litter Awareness and Spring Cleanup Day” on Saturday, May 3, beginning at 9 a.m. 

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04/16/14 5:00am
Riverhead Town Board members at Thursday's meeting. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

A resolution to set a public hearing to discuss term limits for Town Board members failed by a 3-2 vote Tuesday night. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Unless someone on the Riverhead Town Board changes their mind, a term-limit proposal isn’t coming to Town Hall anytime soon.

A resolution setting a public hearing to discuss establishing a 12-year term limit for the town supervisor and council positions failed by 3-2 vote at Tuesday’s Town Board meeting.

Supervisor Sean Walter and Councilman George Gabrielsen voted in favor. Council members John Dunleavy, Jodi Giglio and Jim Wooten cast “no” votes.

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04/15/14 10:37pm
Neighbors have been complaining about noise and ground shaking near Gershow Recycling on Hubbard Avenue. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Neighbors have been complaining about noise and ground shaking near Gershow Recycling on Hubbard Avenue. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

The Riverhead Town Board unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday authorizing legal action against Gershow Recycling, whose Hubbard Avenue facility has been the subject of noise complaints from neighbors in the nearby Riverhaven mobile home park.

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04/15/14 7:02pm

liveblogThe Riverhead Town Board voted on legal action against Gershow Recycling and a term-limit hearing notice, among other actions during its regular meeting Tuesday night.

[FULL COVERAGE: Riverhead Town approves legal action against Gershow over noise]

News-Review reporter Tim Gannon was live blogging at the meeting. Click below for a recap, and see the full agenda and resolution packet below that.

 

April 15, 2014 – Agenda

 

April 15, 2014 – Packet by Jamie Griffin

 

04/15/14 11:12am
Youth lacrosse players scramble for a ground ball in Riverhead. Parents are proposing an artificial turf field be built at EPCAL. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Youth lacrosse players scramble for a ground ball in Riverhead. Parents are proposing an artificial turf field be built at EPCAL. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

A group of about 15 parents asked Riverhead Town’s recreation advisory committee to build a multi-purpose artificial turf field for lacrosse, soccer and football at the EPCAL site in Calverton.  (more…)

04/12/14 2:00pm
TIM GANNON PHOTO | Garbage dumped in woods along Oak Avenue in Flanders.

Garbage dumped in the woods. (Tim Gannon file photo)

Town Board members want local businesses to participate in an Adopt-a-Road program to clean up litter along town roads.

Osborn Avenue resident Christine Doubrava, who has been picking up litter in her neighborhood for years, told the board at last week’s work session that the type of garbage she’s finding on the streets is changing.

“I’m willing to pick up beer bottles, cigarette packs and so on, but what’s troubling me this year is that it’s transformed, and it’s no longer litter. It’s debris and garbage,” she said.

Ms. Doubrava showed board members some samples of the plastic foam, industrial garbage and packing papers she’s more frequently finding on the roadsides.

“It’s from one end of the road to the other,” she said.

Ms. Doubrava said she’s spoken to Highway Superintendent George Woodson as well as Crown Sanitation, which has a recycling facility on Youngs Avenue, and both were very receptive.

“We clean up an area one week and the next week it’s the same,” Mr. Woodson said at the work session.

Supervisor Sean Walter suggested sending a letter to area businesses urging them to participate in an Adopt-a-Road program that would allow a sign with the company’s name on it.

“Maybe we make the sign a little bit bigger, a little bit nicer, if we can get the businesses to adopt the highways,” Mr. Walter said. “That sign could be worth something, and they’d probably pay people to clean the road.”

Mr. Walter said his office and Mr. Woodson can coordinate to establish the program.

04/11/14 5:00pm

Sonny Turner and his wife of 61 years, Hattie

Walker “Sonny” Turner, longtime ambulance volunteer, photographer, retired postman and chaplain — among numerous other roles — died April 3 at the age of 83 following a long illness.

“Sonny wore a number of different hats,” his family said in his obituary.

And now, the many people he touched are offering their condolences, said his wife of 61 years, Hattie.  (more…)