Members of the public at Thursday night’s planning board hearing on a 50-lot subdivision at Enterprise Park at Calverton. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
A room full of people showed up to town hall on Wednesday night at a public hearing on a study regarding the future of Enterprise Park at Calverton, and they weren’t happy about language in it that pointed to 300 housing units — as well as retail uses — down the line.
Last night, one of the planners who helped write out the study — which explores subdividing the 2,400 town-owned acres into 50 separate lots, 42 of which could be sold by the town — explained where the idea came from. (more…)
Ray Maynard of Skydive Long Island at last night’s Town Board meeting. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
The thought of placing housing and retail uses at the Enterprise Park at Calverton weren’t very popular at a public hearing Wednesday night on Riverhead Town’s reuse plan for the former Grumman site. (more…)
The Riverhead Town Board heard overwhelming opposition to allowing housing and retail uses at EPCAL. Those uses are suggested in the proposed reuse plan for EPCAL and the draft environmental impact study of that plan, both of which were subject of public hearings at Wednesday’s meeting.
A plan for about 2,300 town-owned acres at Enterprise Park at Calverton was recently submitted to Town Board members. (Credit: Andrew Lepre)
Public hearings on Riverhead Town’s new “reuse and revitalization” plan for the Enterprise Park at Calverton will be held tonight at the Town Board’s meeting and tomorrow at the Planning Board meeting, both of which start at 7 p.m. (more…)
The Riverhead Business Improvement District Management Association is recommending the town rezone property around Second Street for more commercial uses. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
The Riverhead Business Improvement District Management Association is recommending that the Town Board extend a downtown commercial zoning district beyond just the Second Street firehouse, as is currently proposed, to include other areas between Second Street and the Long Island Rail Road tracks. (more…)
Aquebogue native Mike Giglio has spent the past several years as an international reporter, often sent into war-torn regions to cover the news. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
Mike Giglio remembers covering Riverhead Town Board meetings in 2006 for the now-defunct Traveler Watchman newspaper.
He was still in college at the time and would watch other reporters, “trying to figure out how to be [one myself],” he recalled.
“I was always nervous about talking to people at the time,” he said in interview last Thursday. (more…)
The Riverhead Town Board is planning to hold a public hearing on a proposal to regulate “flyboarding” and other types of water propulsion devices that are not specifically addressed in the Town Code. (more…)
Supervisor Sean Walter and Councilwoman Jodi Giglio at Tuesday night’s Town Board meeting. (Credit: Paul Squire)
The Riverhead Town Board’s anticipated vote on authorizing a $6 million, two-year bridge loan to stave off a double-digit tax increase next year was put on hold Tuesday, because four board members are split on the issue and the fifth was absent from the meeting.
Supervisor Sean Walter said that without the loan, the town will face a 12.5 percent tax increase next year and that cutting $4 million — the amount of the town’s general fund deficit — would involve eliminating about 60 town positions. (more…)