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“Basically, nothing much as changed in the last two years.”

That’s how Democratic supervisor candidate Laura Jens-Smith described downtown Riverhead after she and her running mates, Catherine Kent and Michele Lynch, led the media on a “walking tour” of the area last week. READ

04/18/13 9:45am
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Downtown Riverhead

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | A local architect has come up with a plan to bring more public parking to downtown Riverhead. The plan involves removing the above barriers.

The Riverhead Town Board on Thursday discussed a plan to create about 50 more parking spaces in a town parking lot north of the former Woolworth building.

Martin Sendlewski, a local architect who is involved in the building’s renovation plans, pitched an idea that would see the concrete islands at the northern part of the parking lot removed and the lot reconfigured and re-striped.

Also at the Thursday’s public Town Board work session, board members discussed a plan to raise the Riverhead Water District rate by 10 cents per 1,000 gallons in order to eliminate a $200,000 deficit.

Board members then talked about what information they still need before moving forward with the First Baptist Church of Riverhead’s proposed Family Community Life Center recreation and apartments complex fir Northville Turnpike.

The board also listened to a presentation on the SMART Academy, a grade 9-12 charter school, from Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch executive director Thud Hill. That plan is seeking state approval.

Tim Gannon blogged live from the meeting.

Click below to see what transpired.

April 18, 2013 – Agenda by rnews_review

04/11/13 5:00pm
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BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO | Runners navigate the muddy Survival Race course last year.

The Riverhead Town Board on Thursday met with organizers of the “Survivor Race” 5K who are hoping to hold an event in May similar to one they ran last September in Riverhead.

The event is planned for property off Sound Avenue this spring, with another in September

But Supervisor Sean Walter warned that the organizers should have approached the Town Board months ago about the event, which could draw up to 5,000 people. Events of that size require a county mass gathering permit, which isn’t that easy to come by, Mr. Walter explained.

Town Board members suggested limiting the size of the event.

Tim Gannon reported live from the meeting.

Click below to see what happened.

April 11, 2013 – Agenda by rnews_review