Riverhead Town Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith unveiled her first tentative budget as supervisor Friday, a $59.06 million spending plan that includes a 3.4 percent increase in the property tax levy.
The tentative budget calls for a 3.9 increase in spending and a 2.7 percent increase in the tax rate. (more…)
The race for New York’s 1st Congressional seat has been deemed “highly competitive,” according to a recent announcement by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. READ
After opening a farm stand in Calverton earlier this year, the owners of Lavender by the Bay appeared before the Riverhead Town Planning Board Thursday to seek formal site plan approval.
The owners, Susan and Serge Rozenbaum, run a successful 17-acre farm in East Marion where they grow several varieties of French and English lavender. READ
The owners of the Calverton Manor property on the northwest corner of Route 25 and Manor Road are now hoping to build an approximately 110,000-square-foot assisted living center on 11 acres there. (more…)
Another large apartment complex on East Main Street is now headed for the review process, as Riverhead Town has scheduled two “scoping” sessions on its environmental impact for next month.
Listed officially listed as 203-213 East Main Street, the project location is better known locally as the former Sears site.
The applicant, Metro Group Properties, is proposing a five-story, 170-unit mixed use structure on land immediately west of the 116-unit Riverview Lofts development, another five-story mixed use structure that’s currently under construction. READ
A roundtable discussion Monday on the nation’s immigration system brought law enforcement, farmers and the parents of a 16-year-old boy slain by MS-13 together at Suffolk County Community College in Riverhead. READ
Bistro or deli?
Defining the difference remains at the heart of Glass Greenhouse’s special permit application submitted to the Riverhead Town Board in May. The owners of the Jamesport business are seeking to create a 15-seat bistro inside the existing Farm Market building, but officials say details of the proposal remain unclear and it appears more like a deli. READ
Before a town board work session Thursday, Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith honored a group from the East End Disabilities Association with a proclamation, declaring the week of Sept. 9 through 15 as “Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week” in Riverhead. READ