A proposed five-story, 45-unit affordable apartment building on West Main Street received preliminary site plan approval from the Riverhead Planning Board Thursday night — but that approval came with 26 conditions, including one that requires that the Riverhead Fire Chief be satisfied that the building has sufficient emergency access along the rear of the building, which abuts the Peconic River on 11 West Main St. READ
Supervisor Sean Walter is scheduled to unveil his tentative budget at Thursday’s work session.
Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter announced Wednesday his tentative 2016 budget calls for a 5.06 percent tax levy increase.
Members of the East End Tourism Alliance asked County Executive Steve Bellone to increase the amount of tourism funding they get through an existing 3-percent county room occupancy tax at a meeting in Riverhead Tuesday. READ
An $18 million, 48,000-square-foot Health and Wellness Center — featuring an eight-lane indoor swimming pool, a rock climbing wall, a regulation-size basketball court, an indoor track, and weight training equipment — will be built on the Eastern Campus of Suffolk County Community College in Northampton.
And those facilities will be available to the public, according to college president Dr. Shaun McKay. READ
While the bulk of Suffolk County taxes are spent in the five western towns, County Executive Steve Bellone said Friday that his $2.9 billion recommended county budget for 2016 will have some benefits for the East End. READ
It was a good day for the snappers. Only three got caught at Saturday’s 18th annual Snapper Tournament in downtown Riverhead.
An annex building for Peconic Bay Medical Center and two retail stores on Route 58 both received final site approval Thursday from the Riverhead Town Planning Board. READ