11/14/18 4:36pm
11/14/2018 4:36 PM

Officials from Riverhead Town and the Riverhead School District urged the Suffolk County IDA not to grant an enhanced 10-year tax exemption to the owner of the Suffolk County Community College’s culinary school that would result in no property taxes being paid over a 10 year period.

The comments came at a public hearing held before the county IDA Wednesday. READ

11/01/18 6:01am

“Attention Kmart shoppers.”

It’s a phrase entrenched in all our memories, but one that will soon be extinct in Riverhead and dozens of other communities around the country.

The imminent closing of Riverhead’s Kmart, once a beacon for shoppers seeking blue-light specials, layaway items and the hot new toy of the year, reflects a larger, more troubling trend toward declining big-box retail in Riverhead.  (more…)