01/07/15 5:09pm
01/07/2015 5:09 PM
NEWS-REVIEW FILE PHOTO | Riverhead Town Board members in Town Hall.

NEWS-REVIEW FILE PHOTO | Riverhead Town Board members in Town Hall.

Riverhead Town Board members on Tuesday argued over whether to give salary increases to employees who will be taking on new responsibilities this year due to positions eliminated due to attrition.

The town offered a retirement incentive program for 2015 aimed at getting older, higher paid employees to retire. Eleven employees, including some department heads, took the offer.  (more…)

01/06/15 2:10pm
01/06/2015 2:10 PM
Farmer Lyle Wells at a Town Board meeting in 2011. (Credit: News-Review file)

Farmer Lyle Wells at a Town Board meeting in 2011. (Credit: News-Review file)

The Riverhead Town Board has fired longtime Planning Board member Lyle Wells from the post he’s held since 2002.

During its 2015 organizational meeting Tuesday, the Town Board appointed George Nunnaro, owner of gam company Prest-O-Peconic and Service in Riverhead, to the position instead of Mr. Wells.

Councilwoman Jodi Giglio said of Mr. Nunnaro: ”He has a background in real estate and a familiarity with the town.”

Mr. Nunnaro is also a former member of the town’s Empire Development Zone at the Enterprise Park at Calverton.

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01/06/15 8:05am
A helicopter at East Hampton Airport last year. (Credit: Kyril Bromley/The East Hampton Press)

A helicopter at East Hampton Airport last year. (Credit: Kyril Bromley/The East Hampton Press)

The East Hampton Town Board did nothing, and action was taken.

What seems like a contradiction actually means that East Hampton has regained control of its airport and can finally address the issue of helicopters buzzing East End communities.

This power was gained by not applying for grants from the Federal Aviation Administration in the new year. (more…)

01/05/15 2:15pm
01/05/2015 2:15 PM
The view from Route 105 bridge at Indian Island golf course as the Peconic River leads into the Bay. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

The view from Route 105 bridge at Indian Island golf course as the Peconic River leads into the Bay. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

It’s a project that’s been talked about since the 1980s, planned for since 2004, and is anticipated to actually happen something in 2016.

Soon, treated effluent from the Riverhead Sewer Plant will be re-used to irrigate the adjacent Indian Island Golf Course, which is owned by Suffolk County.  (more…)

01/03/15 9:00am
01/03/2015 9:00 AM
Planning director Rick Hanley looking over Lowes' site plan for the former Suffolk Life building on Route 58 in 2009. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Planning director Rick Hanley looking over Lowes’ site plan for the former Suffolk Life building on Route 58 in 2009. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

After the Town Board abolished the position of planning director in December, the only man who ever held the position has decided to retire three days into 2015, allowing him to take over $6,000 in unused vacation time for the year. (more…)