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The Navy is encouraging anyone using a private well within a designated area around the former Grumman property in Calverton to contact them to get their water sampled at no cost.
The Calverton site was previously owned by the Navy and operated by the Grumman Corporation as a Naval Weapons Industrial Reserve Plant, where fighter jets were built and tested. READ
Riverhead Town Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith unveiled her first tentative budget as supervisor Friday, a $59.06 million spending plan that includes a 3.4 percent increase in the property tax levy.
The tentative budget calls for a 3.9 increase in spending and a 2.7 percent increase in the tax rate. (more…)
Come Saturday at 3 p.m., the Flanders Fire Department will kick off its celebration of its 70th anniversary with a parade down a portion of Flanders Road.
The parade will began at Evergreen Road and head east to the Big Duck and the entrance to the Flanders Men’s Club, where a party will be held with free food, face painting and games for kids and other activities. READ
Triple Five, the company hoping to purchase 1,640 acres in Calverton from Riverhead Town for $40 million, has now officially closed on a separate deal to buy 105 acres at the former Dowling College campus in Brookhaven for $14 million.
Stuart Bienenstock, Triple Five’s director of business development, confirmed by email Sunday that the deal closed Friday. READ
The Riverhead Business Improvement District Management Association is bringing back the popular coffin races for the second straight year at its annual Halloween Festival Oct. 27.
The Halloween Parade will also take place that night, and there will be trick-or-treating in the afternoon. READ
Riverhead Town Justice Allen Smith will be an “honored guest” at the Suffolk County Bar Association’s Judiciary Night Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Watermill Caterers in Smithtown.
Judge Smith said he has been a bar association member for 50 years. (more…)
Back in 2016, the owners of the Brewster House in Flanders unveiled an $8 million plan to turn the nearly 140-year-old structure into a hotel with “less than 100 rooms,” a restaurant, a pool and an on-site sewage treatment plant. READ