Future solar energy installations in Riverhead Town will not be permitted in areas where tree clearing is needed, according to a proposal before the Town Board Tuesday.
The measure had the support of the Long Island Pine Barrens Society, whose executive director, Richard Amper, spoke at Tuesday night’s public hearing on the proposal. READ
A federal judge in New York has blocked the Trump administration from inquiring about citizenship on the 2020 Census. READ
Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled a $175 billion budget Tuesday that calls for legalized marijuana for adults over 21 and promotes a progressive 100-day agenda. READ
How tall should new buildings in downtown Riverhead be?
That’s been a hot topic recently since the Riverhead Town Board in November discussed a draft proposal to limit the height of downtown buildings. READ
Atlantis Holdings was granted an exemption Monday on sales tax resulting from two projects it plans at the Long Island Aquarium and Hyatt Place hotel. READ
Councilwoman Catherine Kent will serve as Riverhead Town’s deputy supervisor in 2019, and will be paid an additional $100 per month. READ
The developers of a six-lot residential subdivision proposed for 18 acres of farmland in Laurel will cluster the development so portions of the property can be preserved for agriculture. READ
The Riverhead Town Board formally voted Thursday to approve a $20,000 salary increase for Highway Superintendent George “Gio” Woodson in exchange for his acting as the department head for the municipal garage. (more…)