Town Board members discuss marketing EPCAL with deputy town attorney Anne Marie Prudenti, right, at Thursday’s work session. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
The Riverhead Town Board discussed two proposals it received to market the Enterprise Park at Calverton at its work session on Thursday and also agreed to have a public hearing on a proposal to allow micro-breweries in a section of downtown Riverhead. (more…)
Mike Harrigan, chairman of the Wading River Fire District commissioners, speaks at Tuesday’s town board meeting. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
A proposal to eliminate the section of the Riverhead Town Code that divvies up false alarm fines 70-30 between the local fire districts and the town was opposed by one fire district and supported by another at a public hearing on Tuesday. (more…)
Curtis Sliwa at a meeting in Greenport last November. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)
A day after Riverhead Police Chief David Hegermiller met with leaders of the Guardian Angels to establish a Riverhead chapter of the volunteer anti-crime group, Supervisor Sean Walter’s fellow Town Board members say they were blindsided by the effort and that bringing the Angels into town could exacerbate a negative image for downtown. (more…)
Southold highway department crews patching potholes on Main Street in Greenport in February 2014, when there wasn’t as much work to do. (Credit: Cyndi Murray, file)
Elected leaders from across Suffolk are demanding more state funding to help repair roads severely damaged during a cold and snowy winter.
The East End Supervisors and Mayor Association — which includes the supervisors of Southold, Riverhead and Shelter Island and the mayor of Greenport — has penned a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo requesting a one-time jump in CHIPS funding, which is federal money that is distributed by the state Department of Transportation to local government for maintenance of local roads and bridges. (more…)
The Riverhead Town Board Tuesday set a May 20 public hearing on the creation of a new zoning category for the Enterprise Park at Calverton, which would allow industrial, manufacturing, commercial and other principal uses, as well as residential and retail uses in support of those principal uses.
The Concordia project had originally been planned for this Mill Road property. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)
The people behind Concordia Senior Communities have not given up on developing an assisted living facility in Riverhead and may soon return to with a slightly scaled down version of their original proposal. (more…)
The red districts voted against holding more meetings further east, while the green areas voted for it. (Credit: Paul Squire, Suffolk County district map)
The Suffolk County legislators’ reasons for voting ‘no’ varied: the inconvenience of moving staff, the cost of added mileage or a reluctance to mess with a government they say already works.
But there was one thing universally true for all the legislators who voted against a proposal holding more meetings on the East End: they all represent districts far west of here. (more…)
A rendering of what Renaissance Downtowns foresees in Riverside’s future. (Courtesy image)
A new development plan for Riverside has been unveiled.
During Southampton Town Board’s meeting on Thursday, representatives from Renaissance Downtowns of Plainview gave a presentation on the proposal and highlighted several ideas, including:
• A hamlet center near the traffic circle with three-story mixed-use buildings of stores, restaurants and apartments.
• A park that leads to a proposed pedestrian bridge over the Peconic River between Southampton and Riverhead towns.
• A boardwalk along the river.
• A waterfront promenade with restaurants.
• An area for the popular “Waterfire” show to take place in the river several times per month.