It’s been called a pipe dream. A myth. Insanity. Yet it’s been talked about on the East End for over 50 years.
And, it appears, after a brief glimmer of hope for a change in circumstance, the pipe dream is likely to remain just that. (more…)
The Riverhead Town Board will hold a public hearing on a set of new regulations for wind turbines at its meeting Tuesday afternoon. (more…)
Supervisor Sean Walter and councilman George Gabrielsen. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)
Since Riverhead Town’s planning department only has one full-time planner this year, officials have expressed concern that the department could become backed up in reviewing applications.
To counteract this, Town Board members are considering a proposal that would allow developers to hire a private planning or engineering firm to do much of the review work currently completed by the planning department, effectively speeding up the process. The planning department would then review the work submitted by the private engineering or planning firm to make sure it complies with town regulations. (more…)
Governor Cuomo giving his State of the State address the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany Jan. 21. (Credit: Courtesy Flickr photo)
During his annual State of the State address earlier this month, Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlined a 66-part presentation he dubbed New York’s “Opportunity Agenda.” (more…)
Kent Animal Shelter kennel manager Ricky Appling gets some kisses Friday from Yogi, a year-old pit bull mix, in the Calverton shelter’s play yard. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
Kent Animal Shelter’s plans for a new facility have been redesigned and will go back before the state’s Central Pine Barrens Joint Planning and Policy Commission, from which Kent needs a waiver to allow construction in the core of the Pine Barrens, where new development is strictly limited. (more…)
Island Water Park is set to be built on this 42-acre plot in Calverton and expected to cost up to $25 million. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
Island Water Park’s long-sought plans to build an artificial water-skiing lake in Calverton have reached the 15-year mark, but the property’s owner says he now needs just one more approval before he can start building.
In December, Island Water Park submitted a new site plan application to Riverhead Town. Owner Eric Scott says that if it’s approved, he will finally be able to move forward with the project. (more…)
Aircraft at the East Hampton Airport. (Credit: Kyril Bromley/East Hampton Press)
In the quiet of winter, big legal guns have opened fire, joining the controversy over excessive helicopter traffic and noise over the the North and South forks. (more…)
The Riverhead Town Board will have a light agenda for Thursday’s work session, with a discussion of the draft resolutions for Tuesday’s 2 p.m. regular meeting being the only item on the agenda.
News-Review reporter Tim Gannon will be live blogging the meeting, which starts at 10 a.m. Click below to follow or comment.
Live Blog Riverhead Town Board work session 01-29-2015