03/21/15 8:00am
03/21/2015 8:00 AM
Photos of dogs inside the Calverton shelter that were provided to the News-Review by a Precious Pups lawyer last year. (Courtesy: Precious Pups)

A Precious Pups lawyer provided photos from inside the shelter to the News-Review last year. (Courtesy: Precious Pups)

A dog adoption center in Calverton accused of selling sick animals has been permanently shut down and its owners barred from selling, fostering or adopting out animals, according to a court order.

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03/16/15 10:00am
03/16/2015 10:00 AM
BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTOTristin Krueger and his mother, Raven, in front of their fire-damaged home on Twomey Avenue in Calverton. (Barbaraellen Koch file photo)

Tristin Krueger and his mother, Raven, in front of their fire-damaged home on Twomey Avenue in Calverton in January. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

When Caraline Krueger’s employers at the Cooperage Inn told her they wanted to host a fundraiser to help raise money for her family, whose Calverton home was badly damaged in a Jan. 17 fire, she almost began to cry. (more…)

03/13/15 6:00am
03/13/2015 6:00 AM

We said goodbye to my cousin Geoff Borsella last week and we did it in a wonderful way, with a perfect blend of family and dear friends. Geoff enjoyed reading my column so I thought it only fitting to start off talking about him. Geoff gave us “kids” awesome memories: From the Bronx — where he worked and where little farm kids visited with eyes wide open, full of fear, awe, and amazement — we saw his life. (more…)

02/23/15 8:00am
02/23/2015 8:00 AM
Ed Densieski, a former town councilman, spoke against the proposed mixed-use plan for EPCAL. (Credit: Paul Squire, file)

Ed Densieski spoke out against the proposed mixed-use plan for EPCAL in August 2014. (Credit: Paul Squire, file)

“We were given the property for regional economic development and we have a cricket sanctuary.”

That’s how Riverhead Planning Board member Ed Densieski describes plans drawn out for the the Enterprise Park at Calverton.

On Thursday, Mr. Densieski proposed changes to a proposed subdivision at the former Grumman site that would move industrial lots currently proposed along Route 25 to an area near the runway, and the existing industrial park at EPCAL. (more…)

02/14/15 5:00am
02/14/2015 5:00 AM

OK, I don’t like the ice. Plain ol’ snow is good but this stuff is not my idea of fun. I did, however, finally make some snowmen. Spending time in the snow with two grandchildren, two dogs and one awesome daughter-in-law made last Sunday the best! We had a great time and our “snow family” looks amazing. Go ahead, get out of your chair, bundle up, and create and have some fun. (more…)

02/06/15 8:00am
02/06/2015 8:00 AM

How much will it cost to install sewers, public water and other infrastructure at Enterprise Park at Calverton?

About $55 million.

And the estimate recently calculated by Rivehead Town consultants has Supervisor Sean Walter concerned because those expenses will be likely be subtracted from prospective buyers’ offers.

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01/30/15 8:00am
01/30/2015 8:00 AM
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 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…)