Riverhead Town has yet to send Luminati Aerospace a contract to sell the company town-owned land at the Enterprise Park at Calverton, Supervisor Sean Walter said at Wednesday’s Town Board meeting.
His comment came in response to questions from Democrat Laura Jens-Smith on the status of the $40 million deal. She’s seeking to run against Mr. Walter, the Republican nominee, this fall.
The Riverhead Town Board authorized legal action in state Supreme Court against the owners of four separate properties in town.
Republican county lawmakers are calling for Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy Sini to step down after he announced his intent to run for district attorney this fall.
At a press conference in Riverside Tuesday, Legislators Kevin McCaffrey (R-Lindenhurst), Robert Trotta (R-Fort Salonga) and Leslie Kennedy (R-Nesconset) said they believe Mr. Sini will be distracted from his duties while campaigning.
Riverhead Town plans to bring on a second lawyer to aid in the vetting process of Luminati Aerospace and contract negotiations after the town agreed to a $40 million sale of its remaining land at Enterprise Park at Calverton. Councilman Tim Hubbard had raised concerns about the vetting process last month.
Riverhead Democrats are touting their roster of prospective candidates as the first all-woman slate to run for Town Board.
The trio of “Riverhead moms” has “extensive experience serving the public, raising families and working with community leaders and residents,” a press release from the Democrats states. “They also bring a new, common sense perspective on resolving concerns and issues that have long troubled our town.”
Frank Beyrodt of DeLea sod farms has won the nomination of the Riverhead Republican Committee to run for Town Council this fall.
The vote was made during Wednesday night’s GOP convention at Riverhead Elks Lodge.
The rest areas on Flanders Road will be named in Barbara Tocci’s memory and turned into “text stops” where drivers can pull over to use their cellphones, under a proposal before county and state officials.
The beloved 47-year-old grandmother was killed Jan. 16, 2014, when a utility truck driven by a man authorities said was texting while driving crossed into her lane near Spinney Road in Flanders and struck her vehicle.
Riverhead Town’s longtime Community Development Agency director is moving on, but not far.
Chris Kempner, who has been CDA director since January 2008, has resigned that position effective May 15 and will be taking over a new position as the associate director of the Stony Brook University Business Incubator in Calverton. READ