The Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Community Association (FRNCA) has won a $50,000 grant to help build the Riverside Maritime Trail Park along the Peconic River in Riverside.
The state Environmental Justice grant, aimed at “underserved communities,” will be used to hire a landscape architect to design and plan the park and to implement several wetland restoration projects along the Peconic River, according to Southampton Town.
There were no surprises Tuesday evening as the Riverhead Democratic Committee selected its slate of candidates in this fall’s town election. READ
Riverhead Town had proposed a settlement in the lawsuits it filed against several Wading River property owners who leased out their land for illegal short-term rentals, but that proposed settlement has been withdrawn, officials said.
A proposal to build what’s believed to be the area’s first “farm to pint” brewery was granted final approval by the Riverhead Town Planning Board last Thursday.
“It seems like you’re going to get approval in record time,” Planning Board chairman Stan Carey told Melissa Daniels — co-applicant with Anthony Caggiago — before the unanimous vote.
The Suffolk County Democratic Committee renominated East End county legislators Al Krupski and Bridget Fleming Monday night, but held off on a decision on the high-profile positions of district attorney and sheriff.
A company called New England Retail Properties plans to buy five acres at the 51-acre Calverton Industries sand mine site on Route 25 in Calverton with the goal of building a retail development there. READ
A vote on a bill to let the public vote on reducing the size of the Suffolk County Legislature from 18 members to 13 appears unlikely.
The Legislature’s ways and means committee voted last Thursday to have the proposal “tabled subject to call.”
Riverhead Town has yet to send Luminati Aerospace a contract to sell the company town-owned land at the Enterprise Park at Calverton, Supervisor Sean Walter said at Wednesday’s Town Board meeting.
His comment came in response to questions from Democrat Laura Jens-Smith on the status of the $40 million deal. She’s seeking to run against Mr. Walter, the Republican nominee, this fall.