Residents of the Flanders-Riverside area had planned for days to speak before the Southampton Town Board about the need for greater policing on their streets in the face of a recent crime wave.
Little did they expect Councilman Brad Bender, one of the men they had come to address Tuesday night, would plead guilty that very morning for his role in illegally selling prescription pain medication in a larger scheme that involved a Riverhead physician assistant who wrote the prescriptions and allegedly took half of the cut. The PA, Michael Troyan, was arrested earlier this month. READ
The three-hour parking limit on about 60 spaces in the riverfront parking lot between Pera Bell Food Bar and Dark Horse Restaurant would no longer be in effect from just 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. under a proposal being considered by the Riverhead Town Board.
Riverhead Town officials have been trying to attract a supermarket or grocery store to the downtown area for many years. And now it looks as if though one may open there soon.
Suffolk County has begun to crack down on short-term rental owners who list their properties online and are now requiring them to collect and remit a hotel-motel tax from their guests. In some cases, the county has administered back taxes to those who hadn’t previously collected the tax. READ
The Riverhead Town Board will discuss the recent trend of developers proposing restaurants or small stores in the parking lots of larger shopping centers on Route 58 at its work session on Thursday. READ
It’s been just over three years since the Riverhead Town Board adopted a Wading River Corridor Study aimed at curbing the amount of commercial development along Route 25A in the northwest part of town.
The Riverhead Town Board voted 4-1 to adopt its 2016 town budget and to pierce the state’s two-percent tax levy cap at its meeting Tuesday night. READ
The latest proposal to develop property on Main Road in Jamesport doesn’t stray from the previous owner’s controversial commercial building plans.