“Basically, nothing much as changed in the last two years.”
That’s how Democratic supervisor candidate Laura Jens-Smith described downtown Riverhead after she and her running mates, Catherine Kent and Michele Lynch, led the media on a “walking tour” of the area last week. READ
Three Riverhead Town Board members said Friday they won’t support the Luminati Aerospace sale unless changes are made.
The Town Board had planned to move forward with the $40 million sale of town-owned land at Enterprise Park at Calverton to support Luminati’s plan for building “unmanned aerial vehicles” that can beam wireless internet back to earth.
A 127-year-old Flanders farmhouse is drawing attention — but not for its history.
The former Samuel Griffing farmhouse on Flanders Road — a property that once housed the community’s first duck farm — is making headlines because it is being painted the colors of the American Flag. READ
Luminati Aerospace will pay Riverhead Town $13,050 to hire surveyors to help draw its own subdivision map of the Enterprise Park at Calverton.
Riverhead Town has already paid consultants more than $500,000 for work since 2011, including devising a new 50-lot industrial subdivision at EPCAL, with the goal of being able to sell the smaller lots individually or in bulk.
The only Riverhead Town position with a Democratic incumbent in this fall’s elections no longer has a Republican opponent. READ
Another solar application has been submitted to the Riverhead Town Planning Board. This time, it’s for a golf course.
Long Island National Golf Club has proposed to install solar panels at its property on Northville Turnpike to offset electrical costs, according to town planning aide Greg Bergman.
Ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft are set to legally hit local roads starting June 29.
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced last week that the county will participate in statewide regulations outlined in the state budget adopted April. The county could have opted out of permitting such services, but chose not to exercise that right. READ
You’ve likely heard the term “brain drain” before. It’s an expression often used to describe the mass departure of post-college Long Islanders to other parts of the country, where the cost of living is more affordable.
On the North Fork, where the housing market has rebounded — and is even thriving in some places — and the stock of affordable housing remains low, and local municipalities are exploring ways to keep the millennial workforce from leaving the area.