04/25/18 6:00am
04/25/2018 6:00 AM

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

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04/20/18 10:00am
04/20/2018 10:00 AM

The shoppes at east wind

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

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04/19/18 12:00pm

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

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04/16/18 10:57am
04/16/2018 10:57 AM

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