A proposed settlement of an eight-year-old lawsuit filed by Riverhead Town against the owners of Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard was rejected by the Town Board last month in a split vote. Board members couldn’t agree as to whether a judge’s July 10, 2017, ruling in that case was in their favor or not. READ
A transformer fire on Sound Avenue in Jamesport forced the road to be closed shortly before 2:30 p.m. between Manor Lane and Church Lane. READ
A proposed addiction research and rehab facility at Enterprise Park at Calverton is expected to take a big step forward, as a majority of the Riverhead Town Board appears poised to approve a preliminary site plan for the project on Wednesday. READ
Riverhead Town Hall was closed during last Thursday’s snowstorm, as were many local businesses due to more than a foot of snow on the ground.
But Town Board members still met at Town Hall with members of Triple Five Ventures and Luminati Aerospace about plans to purchase more than 1,000 acres of town-owned land at the Enterprise Park at Calverton for $40 million. READ
The “qualified and eligible” hearing on Calverton Aviation & Technology scheduled for Wednesday will be adjourned, as one of the principals in that company is changing the name of the entity. (more…)
North Fork Brewery received approval Monday from the Riverhead Industrial Development Agency to operate a tasting space in the west side of the former firehouse on East Second Street. There, it will join Long Beard Brewing Company, which already occupies the building’s east side. READ
In just the last year, Ron Fisher has served as both president of the Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Community Association and as a member of the Riverhead Board of Education. As if that weren’t enough, he’s also supported groups including SEPA Mujer, which seeks to empower immigrant Latinas on Long Island; Head Start, a nonprofit preschool program for 3- to 5-year-olds from needy families; and the Butterfly Effect Project, which mentors underprivileged young women. READ
So much for everybody getting along.
Just two days after an inauguration ceremony where newly sworn-in Riverhead Town Board members of both parties said how they felt they could all work together, the board had its first debate along party lines on Wednesday. (more…)