08/28/14 6:00am
08/28/2014 6:00 AM
Supervisor Sean Walter and Councilwoman Jodi Giglio at Tuesday night's Town Board meeting. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Supervisor Sean Walter and Councilwoman Jodi Giglio at Tuesday night’s Town Board meeting. (Credit: Paul Squire)

To the editor:

There’s more to add to Marge Acevedo’s excellent column last week that outlined the Republican’s total culpability in running up the tab at the landfill and leaving our town with a large budget deficit that can’t be closed without either a large tax hike or borrowing more money.  (more…)

08/21/14 6:00am
08/21/2014 6:00 AM
A plan for about 2,300 town-owned acres at Enterprise Park at Calverton was recently submitted to Town Board members. (Credit: Andrew Lepre)

A plan for about 2,300 town-owned acres at Enterprise Park at Calverton was recently submitted to Town Board members. (Credit: Andrew Lepre)

To the editor:

Are Sean Walter and the rest of the Riverhead Town Board playing Riverhead’s version of Netflix’s “House of Cards” in their new willingness to permit residential development in the EPCAL area(more…)

08/14/14 6:00am
08/14/2014 6:00 AM

Our family, like so many on Long Island, makes visiting the farms on the North Fork an annual tradition. Agriculture and agro-tourism are major Long Island industries. We should preserve agricultural space, but we must also weigh the threat of climate change to these very industries and to our local economy as a whole. Clean energy sources like solar will be key to reducing heat-trapping gas emissions and limiting the effects of global warming.

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07/31/14 5:00am
07/31/2014 5:00 AM
(Credit: The Nature Conservancy)

This map uses pie charts to break down the various sources and levels of nitrogen pollution found in the Peconic Estuary from Calverton to Montauk and Orient. Click on map to enlarge. (Credit: The Nature Conservancy)

To the editor:

Controlling nitrogen in groundwater and the bays. As a former Suffolk County Health Department employee, I am familiar with the nitrogen in groundwater and its impact to surface water. I applaud the county for looking at wastewater discharges, specifically on-site disposal, and studying the latest nitrogen removal technologies. (more…)

07/24/14 7:00am
07/24/2014 7:00 AM

JENNIFER GUSTAVSON PHOTO | The soccer net at the new field.

My name is Matthew Yakaboski. I will be entering sixth grade at Pulaski Street School in September. I play soccer with the East End Football Club in Riverhead.

My club uses the fields at Riley Avenue Elementary School. I noticed that when I travel to other towns to play soccer games, these clubs have their own fields. I think our town needs access to more soccer fields. They can create more fields at the EPCAL Enterprise Park. Soccer has gotten more and more popular with kids my age and especially with the 2014 World Cup. We really need more space to play soccer and I know that EPCAL has the space we need. Thank you for your time.

Matthew Yakaboski, Calverton