Four of the five Riverhead Town Board members said they’re prepared to approve the exterior elevations for the proposed five-story, 117-unit mixed use apartment project at the former McCabe’s site downtown. They no longer want to hear recommendations from the town’s Landmarks Preservation Commission or its Architectural Review Board. READ
A resort and spa is being proposed on the 94-acre Broad Cove property east of Indian Island County Park.
The project, which is in its initial stages, is being called “The Vineyard Resort and Spa.” READ
Riverhead Town’s three-year old law banning rentals of less than 30 days is being challenged by two Wading River women who are seeking more than $5 million in damages, according to a complaint filed in federal court Tuesday. READ
Some Riverhead Town officials are wondering if the town should allow new developments to connect to public water at a time when the water district needs $10 million in improvements to meet existing demand. READ
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
The Riverhead Town elections in 2015 had the potential of a year of great change. A sitting councilwoman challenged the sitting supervisor — both from the same party — and the supervisor’s former campaign advisor also challenged him, but on a different party. READ
Cellular companies leasing space on the town’s water towers have filed federal lawsuits claiming the Riverhead Water District is trying to “strong-arm” them into paying more by not allowing workers onto the properties to repair equipment until they agree to the new terms.
In the end, it wasn’t about how many, or which, political parties endorsed him. Or which didn’t endorse him. It wasn’t about how much money he raised or how many outside dollars were — or weren’t — spent through political action committees to back his campaign.
As with any election, it was about how many votes he received. READ