06/18/14 3:30pm
06/18/2014 3:30 PM
A state judge said a lawsuit filed by Riverhead Town will be put on hold until the Planning Board rules on Gershow Recycling's site plan. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch photo)

A state judge said a lawsuit filed by Riverhead Town will be put on hold until the Planning Board rules on Gershow Recycling’s site plan. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch photo)

Riverhead Town’s lawsuit in state Supreme Court against Gershow Recycling is going back to the town Planning Board for the moment.

Town Attorney Bob Kozakiewicz said at Tuesday’s Town Board meeting that the courts have adjourned the case until the Planning Board makes a decision as to whether Gershow is a different use from the Fred J. Gallo junkyard that had been operating at the Hubbard Avenue site before them.  (more…)

05/27/14 6:00pm
05/27/2014 6:00 PM
Neighbors have been complaining about noise and ground shaking near Gershow Recycling on Hubbard Avenue. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Neighbors have been complaining about noise and ground shaking near Gershow Recycling on Hubbard Avenue. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Riverhead Town has formally taken Gershow Recycling to court, filing legal papers on Friday after continually hearing complaints from neighbors about noise and vibrations coming from Gershow’s Hubbard Avenue recycling facility.

The Town Board on April 15 had authorized the legal action, saying the property “is being used and occupied in violation of various sections of the Code of the Town of Riverhead and the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code.” (more…)

05/09/14 3:16pm
05/09/2014 3:16 PM
Neighbors have been complaining about noise and ground shaking near Gershow Recycling on Hubbard Avenue. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Neighbors have been complaining about noise and ground shaking near Gershow Recycling on Hubbard Avenue. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

The clock may be running out on Gershow Recycling.

After Riverhead Town Board members gave the town attorney the OK to bring the Hubbard Avenue recycling facility to court, the Medford-based company has submitted some information the town has requested over how it plans to mitigate noise on site.

But it’s not enough, according to deputy town attorney Bill Duffy. (more…)

04/10/14 2:00pm
04/10/2014 2:00 PM

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“We will probably handle this in executive session because it will probably involve litigation,” Supervisor Sean Walter said following a Riverhead Town Board discussion on Gershow Recycling’s Hubbard Avenue facility, which has come under fire from neighbors due to excessive noise and “vibrations.” (more…)

04/07/14 10:13am
04/07/2014 10:13 AM
Richard Luzzi, a resident of Riverhaven mobile home park, addresses Thursday night's Riverhead Planning Board meeting. (Credit John Stefans)

Richard Luzzi, a resident of Riverhaven mobile home park, addresses Thursday night’s Riverhead Planning Board meeting. (Credit John Stefans)

They asked for input, and they sure got it.

The Riverhead Town Planning Board heard emotional – at times angry – testimony last week from a group of residents whose mobile home park abuts the facilities of Gershow Recycling, which operates on a 3.5-acre property on Hubbard Avenue that for more than six decades was the home of Fred J. Gallo Used Auto Parts.

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