03/20/14 6:25pm
03/20/2014 6:25 PM

Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter outlined a hand-written vision for the future of the town during Thursday’s work session. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

With support waning from Town Board members on various projects, Riverhead Supervisor Sean Walter laid out a lengthy, hand-written “vision for the town” at Thursday’s work session that called for at least a majority of board members to move forward in unison toward the town’s future goals.  (more…)

03/20/14 4:00pm
Tom Schiliro, Democratic candidate for assembly. (Courtesy photo)

Tom Schiliro, Democratic candidate for assembly. (Courtesy photo)

Democrats have chosen a candidate to run against first-term Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo this fall, picking Manorville resident and Suffolk County Park Police sergeant Tom Schiliro.

Mr. Schiliro was one of several people to vie for the Democratic nod last year in the race for an open seat vacated by former assemblyman Dan Losquadro, who had won the race to become Brookhaven Town’s highway superintendent. The party opted to run John McManmon, an Aquebogue resident who was eventually defeated by Mr. Palumbo. (more…)

03/20/14 8:00am

A downtown sidewalk on East Main Street in need of repair. The state Department of Transportation is expected to start repairing and replacing the sidewalks this spring. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Before long, you’ll be able to take a stroll downtown without tripping over uneven sidewalks.

The highly anticipated downtown Riverhead sidewalk repairs will begin this spring and should be completed before the end of the year, according to the state Department of Transportation.  (more…)

03/18/14 7:05pm


The Riverhead Town Board is set to vote on a resolution tonight to grant a permit to a model airplane organization that proposed an event for Aug. 15-17 on the southern portion of the unused runway on the southwest corner of EPCAL. Council members informally approved the event in February.

News-Review reporter Tim Gannon will be live blogging from the town board meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. Click below to follow along. The agenda is below.

Riverhead Town Board March 18, 2014 Agenda

Riverhead Town Board Resolution List: March 18, 2004

03/18/14 8:00am
North Fork Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo at Saturday's meeting in town hall. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

North Fork Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo at Saturday’s meeting in town hall. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

Owners of mobile homes are hoping the state will approve a bill described as preventing “unjustifiable rent increases” at mobile home parks this year.

The legislation has been proposed each year since 2007. In six of those seven years, it was approved in the Democratically-controlled state Assembly, but not in the Republican-controlled state Senate. (more…)

03/16/14 11:21am
03/16/2014 11:21 AM
BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | East Main Street looking west near the theater.

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | East Main Street looking west near the theater.

A week from Wednesday, a community meeting will be held to gain feedback from members of the public as the town puts a state grant to use aiming to revitalize distressed parcels in the downtown Riverhead area.

Riverhead earned about $600,000 in a Brownfield Opportunity Area grant in 2011, which were given to 21 communities statewide in order to “revitalize communities, create jobs, support environmental remediation and expand the tax base in distressed neighborhoods that have been adversely affected by multiple brownfield sites.” (more…)