Following last year’s contentious election for supervisor, incumbent Sean Walter — after eeking out a victory over Councilwoman Jodi Giglio — extended what seemed at the time was an olive branch by including $80,000 Ms. Giglio had requested for a new computer system and increased code enforcement.
Now, whether or not the town will get that computer system, which was meant to streamline the code enforcement and building departments to clamp down on enforcing the town code, remains in question. READ
Should a business that has received tax abatements pay back the public if it doesn’t meet its projected goals?
The two candidates vying for the Democratic nomination in the June 28 primary for the First Congressional District seat squared off in what was their first public debate Wednesday night.
Riverhead Town Board members are considering maxing out term limits for the supervisor and members of the Town Board while also extending the term for town supervisor from two to four years. READ
Riverhead Town’s municipal garage needs better oversight, according to a report from the town’s Independent Audit Advisory Committee. READ
Riverhead Town doesn’t have the money to fund repairs to its parks and playgrounds, Supervisor Sean Walter said after hearing a rundown of what town projects are top priority for repairs. (more…)
A plan to merge the Riverhead Town recreation and senior citizens’ departments will save a little more than $1 million over five years and increase the number of programs offered in those departments, said parks and recreation superintendent Ray Coyne. READ
Leaders of four civic and environmental organizations have sent a letter to Riverhead Town Board members asking that the town require two large development projects in Jamesport to have their environmental impacts studied together. READ