A six-mile stretch of Main Road could be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The corridor includes Aquebogue’s Old Steeple Church, built in 1862 and designed by a farmer with no architectural experience, as well as Aquebogue Cemetery, which dates back to 1755 and contains the graves of numerous Revolutionary War soldiers. (Credit: Andrew Lepre)
Four of the five Riverhead Town Board members have signed a letter asking the town’s Landmarks Preservation Commission and the state Office of Parks and Recreation to withdraw the town’s application for a proposed National Register Historic District along Main Road in Aquebogue, Jamesport and Laurel, according to Councilman George Gabrielsen. (more…)
Northville residents came out in force to oppose United Riverhead Terminal’s special permit application to convert two of its oil tanks on its Northville property to gasoline storage at a public hearing before the Riverhead Town Board Tuesday night. The board held the hearing open until Dec. 16 and promised to discuss the issue further at a work session.
Beach Way, a private road in Baiting Hollow. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
The town may be changing its code so it could plow private roads.
But only during supervisor-declared snow emergencies, according to a proposal to list such roads in the town code for emergency purposes. (more…)
John Edgar (right) of Pataki & Cahill speaks at Thursday’s town board work session. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
While Riverhead Town officials are still waiting for state approval of a 50-lot subdivision of the Enterprise Park at Calverton land it owns, Supervisor Sean Walter said Thursday that he now favors selling that approved subdivision map to developers and letting them be responsible for building roads and infrastructure at the site, rather than the town.
The cost of building the roads and infrastructure at EPCAL has been estimated at more than $20 million, money Mr. Walter says the town doesn’t have. (more…)
The Riverhead Town Board is scheduled to meet with two companies to discuss ways to market land at EPCAL at its work session Thursday. (more…)
UPDATE: Water has been turned back on in the area, according to the town.
ORIGINAL: Water service has been shut down on a stretch of Sound Avenue after a crew installing a gas line struck a private service line near the 4-H camp. (more…)
The Second Street firehouse was obtained by Riverhead Town in 2011 in a land swap with the Riverhead Fire District. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch file)
Although a proposal to rezone the Second Street firehouse building was approved unanimously, board members debated whether they should proceed with selling the building to Suffolk Theater owner Bob Castaldi, or whether they should issue a new request for proposals now that they’ve rezoned the property. (more…)
Lawmakers are trying to grapple with the legal issues surrounding flyboarding and other similar water sports. (Credit: Paul Squire)
The pros and cons of flyboarding were debated during Tuesday’s Riverhead Town Board meeting, at which a proposal to set new regulations for the relatively up-and-coming activity was the subject of a public hearing.
Flyboarding involves being thrust into the air by water-propelled jetpacks that are attached to people’s feet and powered by a jet ski tethered to the device. (more…)