Members of the Riverhead Town Anti-Bias Task Force say recent comments made by some members of the Town Board may “undermine the work that we’re doing to try to bring the community together.”
But some of those members, including the liaison to that committee, stand by their statements, noting that they don’t want the town to be seen as a haven for anyone who comes into the country illegally. READ
Jack Van de Wetering speaks at a Riverhead Town board meeting Tuesday afternoon. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
The Riverhead Town Board declined to offer a resolution in support of a Baiting Hollow farmer’s application to grow medical marijuana on land on Edwards Avenue.
The issue was defeated by an informal 3-2 margin Tuesday. (more…)
Councilman George Gabrielsen said between running a business and running for re-election, ‘something had to go.’ (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)
Incumbent Riverhead Councilman George Gabrielsen, whose term expires in November, announced by email Tuesday that due to work and family commitments, he will not run for re-election.
“With the obligations of our family farm operation and other new business commitments, I am unable to devote the time that the Town Council position requires and the residents of this town expect and deserve,” his email stated. (more…)
Congressman Lee Zeldin speaks to reporters and concerned members of the public at a press conference on helicopter noise at Southold Town Hall Sunday. (Credit: Vera Chinese)
Congressman Lee Zeldin asked the Federal Aviation Administration to do its part in reducing helicopter noise on the East End before the busy summer season in a letter he sent last week. (more…)
Rob Gabrielsen and his wife Amanda along with Ayden and Robert, far right, skating on the family rink in Jamesport. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
If you build it, they will skate.
The Gabrielsen family of Jamesport has a love of winter sports. Some Scandanavian blood runs in the family, so that may have something to do with it. But the Gabrielsens’ enthusiasm for skating goes beyond that of most people. After all, how many families can say they have an ice skating rink in their backyard? (more…)
Farmer Lyle Wells was ousted from the Planning Board last week. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)
After longtime Planning Board member Lyle Wells expressed surprise and disappointment after being replaced at the beginning of the year, one Town Board member who voted to remove him said Mr. Wells had acted unethically by voting on applications he was also in a position to profit from — a charge Mr. Wells emphatically denies. (more…)
Wading River Civic Association will hold a meeting Thursday, March 27, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Wading River Congregational Church auditorium.
The guest speaker will be Riverhead Town Councilman George Gabrielsen, who will discuss a proposal for a 90-acre energy park at EPCAL. The meeting is open to the public.
The state Armory building on Route 58. (Credit: file photo)
Renovating the former Armory building on Route 58 into a police headquarters and justice court will cost an estimated $11.3 million, according to an engineering report commissioned by Riverhead Town. (more…)