10/17/14 4:00pm
John Rienzo setting up his Divco memorabilia in the display case at Riverhead Free Library, where it is on view during October. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

John Rienzo setting up his Divco memorabilia in the display case at Riverhead Free Library, where it is on view during October. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The milk business runs through John Rienzo Jr.’s veins.

After all, the Calverton man’s grandfather was a milkman. So were his grandfather’s two brothers-in-law and his great-uncle.

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10/17/14 1:30pm
John Edgar (right) of Pataki & Cahill speaks at Thursday's town board work session. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

John Edgar (right) of Pataki & Cahill speaks at Thursday’s town board work session. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

While Riverhead Town officials are still waiting for state approval of a 50-lot subdivision of the Enterprise Park at Calverton land it owns, Supervisor Sean Walter said Thursday that he now favors selling that approved subdivision map to developers and letting them be responsible for building roads and infrastructure at the site, rather than the town.

The cost of building the roads and infrastructure at EPCAL has been estimated at more than $20 million, money Mr. Walter says the town doesn’t have. (more…)

10/17/14 10:00am
Dead trees on the site of Costco on Route 58. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

Dead trees on the site of Costco on Route 58. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

In May, after nearby residents had publicly complained about the lack of a proper buffer near the Route 58 development where Costco is located, Haig Buchakjian of Brixmor — which owns the lot — spoke in front of the Planning Board, telling the body he would “make this right … Things will be different now.”

But members of the town’s Planning Board said on Thursday that after five months, things really aren’t too different. (more…)

10/16/14 6:39pm
The house on South Harbor Road in Southold, where emergency officials were called following a shooting early Tuesday morning. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

The house on South Harbor Road in Southold, where emergency officials were called following a shooting early Tuesday morning. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

A 16-year-old alleged MS-13 gang member from Southold was arrested at Southampton Hospital Thursday where he was being treated for a gunshot wound following the Tuesday morning shooting incident on South Harbor Road, town police said.  (more…)