Town Board members said they are hesitant about the Anti-Bias Task Force’s idea to place 25 signs around town identifying Riverhead as a “No Hate Community.”
Earlier plans late in 2017 had called for the signs to say “No Hate Zone,” but some task force members said that was a more negative message, according to Ms. Kent, the Town Board’s liaison to the task force, which is a voluntary committee that now has about 30 members.
“This group felt they want to make a strong statement,” Ms. Kent said. — READ
New York State has nominated downtown Riverhead and the Enterprise Park at Calverton as “opportunity zones,” a new federal designation that allows low-income census tracts to boost private investment in under-served urban and rural communities. READ
Condos, cottages and even an industrial park.
To passersby of The Shoppes at East Wind in Wading River, the complex has been misidentified as all of the above, said Louis Ambrosio, who owns an ice cream shop there. Steve Tepper, who owns The Beginning Apparel, said customers have told him they thought it was a professional center.
Business owners there say it’s become a problem for The Shoppes at East Wind, which debuted its first store in 2016, and hope the addition of signs will help alert drivers to what’s inside. — READ
Town officials hit Downtown Riverhead on foot Tuesday to take a closer look at lingering problems that members of a new downtown revitalization committee can begin to address. READ
With summer approaching, Riverhead Town’s Helicopter Noise Task Force is gearing up for another battle over helicopter noise. Task force members met last Thursday with the Town Board and leaders of a similar group in Southold Town to plot strategy.
One of the key points they plan to highlight this year is that helicopters should not be allowed to fly over the United Riverhead Terminal oil tanks in Northville. –READ
The Coalition Against Housing at EPCAL has filed an ethics complaint regarding Councilwoman Jodi Giglio’s private meeting with leaders of Triple Five Group on March 12 in New York City. READ
Longtime civic activist Angela DeVito was honored with several proclamations at the start of Tuesday’s Riverhead Town Board meeting, where she received plaques from the Town Board, County Legislator Al Krupski, Assemblyman Tony Palumbo and the Greater Jamesport Civic Association. (more…)
Riverhead Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith opened her first State of the Town speech Monday by criticizing her predecessor’s handling of town finances. She later described some new initiatives she hopes to implement, such as providing a resource officer for Riverhead High School and finding a tenant for the long-vacant Riverhead train station. READ