In what Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter called a “long overdue” discussion on workforce housing Thursday morning, three town board members questioned the idea of housing at the Enterprise Park at Calverton before a group of experts who spoke about its benefits. READ
Long Island Sports Park in Calverton will not host any more events in 2017 until the site plan application it filed June 23 is approved, according to an agreement reached with Riverhead Town this month. The facility had come under fire from the Town Board for holding events such as the Long Island Potato Festival and Pour the Core Festival without proper approvals.
Since March, six Maureen’s Haven Homeless Outreach residents have been placed in permanent housing through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Housing First model. READ
Perry Gershon of East Hampton filed paperwork July 15 to run against Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin for New York’s 1st Congressional District in 2018.
The state will bring free disaster preparedness training to Riverhead Town Hall on Aug. 14 to teach locals how to handle emergencies. READ
The Riverhead Zoning Board of Appeals approved a zoning variance last Thursday to allow the Valero gas station on Main Road in Jamesport to keep the internally illuminated price signs that have kept it in court with the town for nearly 10 years. READ
Small animals, specifically turtles, found some friends at Town Hall Tuesday afternoon. READ
A lawsuit filed by Riverhead Town against Farm Country Kitchen in 2012 is expected to be settled soon, according to Riverhead Supervisor Sean Walter. READ