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04/20/16 7:04am
04/20/2016 7:04 AM

Rev. Charles Coverdale thanks the Town Board Tuesday evening. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

First Baptist Church of Riverhead’s plans for a Family Community Life Center moved forward Tuesday when the Riverhead Town Board approved the creation of a type of zoning needed for the proposal.  READ

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03/22/16 6:00am
03/22/2016 6:00 AM
An artist rendering of the main atrium at the Family Community Life Center's recreational and other facilities.

An artist rendering of the main atrium at the Family Community Life Center’s recreational and other facilities.

Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter is right when he said First Baptist Church’s Family Community Life Center “is about to change Riverhead for decades to come.” READ

03/16/16 6:42am
03/16/2016 6:42 AM
Rev. Charles Coverdale, center, and Assistant Pastor Cynthia Liggon line up behind attorney Guy Germano at the podium Tuesday.

Rev. Charles Coverdale, center, and Assistant Pastor Cynthia Liggon line up behind attorney Guy Germano at the podium Tuesday.

A proposed Community Benefit Zoning District was greeted with almost unanimous support at a standing room only public hearing at Tuesday’s Riverhead Town Board meeting, as was the Family Community Life Center, First Baptist Church’s long-planned multi-use project that would need the new zoning to be enacted in order to move forward. READ

07/08/15 9:00am
07/08/2015 9:00 AM
The Riverhead school board at Tuesday's meeting in Riverside. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

The Riverhead school board at Tuesday’s meeting in Riverside. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

The Riverhead school board has decided not to approve a resolution in support of the proposed Family Community Life Center.

During Tuesday’s meeting, newly elected school board president Sue Koukounas and school board members Greg Meyer and Lori Hulse voted in favor. Newly elected school board vice president Amelia Lantz and school board members Ann Cotten-DeGrasse and Chris Dorr abstained from voting.

School board member Kim Ligon was absent.

After the meeting, Superintendent Nancy Carney confirmed the non-binding measure was defeated in the split vote.

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06/10/15 10:43am
06/10/2015 10:43 AM
An artist rendering of the main atrium at the Family Community Life Center's recreational and other facilities.

An artist rendering of the main atrium at the Family Community Life Center. (Credit: File image)

YMCA Long Island and Family Community Life Center — two white whales that have been on again, off again for the past couple of decades in town — are apparently in discussions to develop a partnership.

During the Riverhead school board meeting Tuesday, president and CEO of the Family Community Life Center Shirley Coverdale said the YMCA is “interested in partnering” with her group “in some form.”

She didn’t disclose any other details about the discussions, and declined further comment on Wednesday morning.

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