Congressman-elect Lee Zeldin addresses his supporters at the Suffolk County GOP gala at Emporium in Patchogue Tuesday. (Credit: John Griffin)
A red wave was felt across America Tuesday in the final mid-term election of Democratic President Barack Obama’s two terms in office.
It was certainly no different here in New York’s 1st Congressional District, where a Republican will be sworn in to office next year for the first time since 2002. (more…)
A rendering of Blue River Estates on display at an IDA meeting in Riverhead Town Hall in 2013. (File photo)
The Riverhead Industrial Development Agency has set a public hearing to discuss approving tax breaks for “Peconic Crossings,” an apartment complex proposed for the Long Island Science Center’s building located in downtown Riverhead.
Peconic Crossings is the new name for the proposed 48-unit rental housing plan previously called “Blue River Estates.”
The latest proposal was created under a joint partnership between Community Development Corporation of Long Island (CDCLI), a nonprofit group; and Conifer Realty, a Rochester-based real estate development and management company.
The IDA voted Monday night to schedule the Peconic Crossings hearing for Dec. 1 at 5 p.m. in Town Hall.
Dead trees spotted at the Shops at Riverhead retail center on Route 58. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
The developer of the Shops at Riverhead retail center on Route 58 will be required to post a $100,000 bond to ensure dead trees surrounding the property are replaced, Councilwoman Jodi Giglio confirmed this week.
The Riverhead Town Board members seemed to like what they saw during a discussion at Thursday’s work session on bringing WaterFire to the Peconic River. Lisa Lowenstein, an advisor to WaterFire creator Barnaby Evans, also said she was happy with the amount of enthusiasm for the project she has encountered from residents and town officials. The next steps will be to find funding for the project. The Town Board also gave an unofficial go-ahead to the new Winter Farmers’ Market proposed for the former McCabe’s/Dinosaur Museum building on East Main Street, which starts Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be held on Saturdays through May 16.
WaterFire in Providence, R.I.. Credit: Oko Zoko
Light up the Peconic!
A plan to bring “WaterFire” to downtown Riverhead could be in the works. WaterFire Riverhead, as it’s being billed, is a based on similar WaterFire displays around the world — the nearest being in Providence, R.I. — that feature bonfires on waterways while other artistic displays and performances take place around them. (more…)
An aerial view of Calverton Enterprise Park, looking south (Credit: File)
Riverhead Town has secured additional funding to cover the cost of redirecting sewers from Peconic Bay waters at the Enterprise Park at Calverton thanks to $476,000 in grant funding from the state’s Water Quality Improvement Program. (more…)
The former Rolle Brothers Farm Equipment property in Riverhead. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
A proposed 38,204-square-foot shopping center on the site of the former Rolle Brothers Farm Equipment property on Route 58 received re-approvals last week from the Zoning Board of Appeals for some variances it originally received two years ago.
From left, Landmarks Preservation Commission member Cliff Baldwin, Riverhead Town Councilwoman Jodi Giglio and commission chair Richard Wines listen to speakers at Monday’s commission meeting, where a proposal to make a six-mile stretch of Main Road a National Register Historic Place was withdrawn. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
After hearing more comments both for and against a proposed National Register Historic District on Main Road stretching from Aquebogue to Laurel, Riverhead Town’s Landmarks Preservation Commission reluctantly voted to withdraw its application for the district.
The withdrawal, made at the commission’s monthly meeting Monday, kills the proposal in both Riverhead and Southold towns.
But it didn’t come easily.