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10/31/17 6:01am
10/31/2017 6:01 AM

Builder Joe Petrocelli has decided to restore the historic Howell House on East Main Street after all.

About a week ago, he had planned to demolish the 112-year-old structure, which sits within a Riverhead Town historic district and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and replace it with a parking lot. READ

04/07/16 12:00pm
04/07/2016 12:00 PM
Rendering of Preston House rehab and five-story hotel proposed by Joe Petrocelli

Courtesy rendering of Preston House rehab and five-story hotel proposed by Joe Petrocelli

Second Street and parts of Ostrander Avenue could join downtown Main Street on the National Register of Historic Places, under a proposal from the Riverhead Town’s Landmarks Commission. READ

01/04/16 10:26pm
01/04/2016 10:26 PM

Rendering of the Preston House with five story hotel, front view.

Without tax incentives from the Riverhead Industrial Development Agency, the Long lsland Aquarium in downtown Riverhead would pay close to $1 million a year in taxes and would not be able to stay open, according to Bryan DeLuca, the executive director of Atlantis Holdings, the company that owns the complex containing the aquarium, the Hyatt Place hotel, Treasure Cove Marina and Jerry and the Mermaid. READ

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12/15/15 7:00pm
12/15/2015 7:00 PM

Critics of Councilman John Dunleavy’s proposal to increase the salaries for town officials didn’t mince words Tuesday night. The plan was called “terrible” and “premature.”

And by the end of the meeting, only Mr. Dunleavy voted in favor of the measure. READ