Two of downtown Riverhead’s most popular events may be merged into one this summer.
The annual Fourth of July fireworks show may be combined with the first installation of the popular Alive on 25 event, according to a recommendation from the Riverhead Business Improvement District Management Association. READ
For most of the past five years, the Riverhead Business Improvement District has operated without any paid staff or an office.
Members of the BID Management Association, who are volunteers themselves, have been responsible for organizing many of the popular downtown events the group sponsors, including the recent Alive on 25, the Fourth of July celebration and others.
Alive on 25 turned a nearly $15,000 profit this summer and plans are already in the works to hold the event again next year, according to Riverhead Business Improvement District Management Association president Steve Shauger.
About two years ago, I wrote a column entitled “Is Riverhead a Cracker Barrel kind of town?”
At the time, I was lamenting both the closing of the former Riverhead Project restaurant and an informal poll we had done among readers that determined Cracker Barrel was one of the five businesses they’d most like to see come to town. READ
At its work session on Thursday, the Riverhead Town Board is expected to discuss Southampton Town’s request that Riverhead reserve 30,000 gallons per day of sewer district capacity for Riverside, the Southampton Town hamlet to the immediate south of Riverhead. READ