In what Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter called a “long overdue” discussion on workforce housing Thursday morning, three town board members questioned the idea of housing at the Enterprise Park at Calverton before a group of experts who spoke about its benefits. READ
Luminati Aerospace CEO Daniel Preston has liens totaling more than $55,000 against him and his company for construction work done at the Enterprise Park at Calverton and other properties, Suffolk County records show.
Riverhead Town Board members will now be subject to 12-year term limits under a new law adopted Tuesday. 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
After recently expressing opposition to term limits for elected officials, Councilman John Dunleavy has proposed an amendment that would grant him one more term in office if he gets re-elected next year. READ
Follow this with us: an elected leader presents a plan to give himself and his fellow town officials a raise. Meanwhile, that town is weeks away from pulling from its own dwindling reserves to ensure the bills can be paid. READ
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
Fresh on the heels of an Empire Center report that said that Riverhead Police salaries are 30 percent higher than the state average, and a Newsday report that ranked Riverhead’s police chief as the highest paid employee in Suffolk County in 2014, Riverhead Councilman John Dunleavy is calling for a salary increase for some employees on Howell Avenue: himself and the rest of the Town Board.