The Riverhead Town Board held a public hearing Tuesday on extending the three-hour parking limit behind stores in part of the Peconic River parking lot from the current 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to 24/7. The restriction would also be added to parking spots on the eastern end of the lot. READ
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Class IV Long Island Championship
Riding a 23-game win streak into this afternoon’s Class IV Long Island Championship, the Shoreham-Wading River Wildcats completed their second straight unbeaten season Friday. READ
The Riverhead Town Board plans to vote on almost $1 million worth of budget adjustments at its meeting Tuesday, changes that Supervisor Sean Walter said will eliminate the bulk of the town’s 2015 budget deficit. READ
The Riverhead Town Board voted 4-1 to adopt its 2016 town budget and to pierce the state’s two-percent tax levy cap at its meeting Tuesday night. READ
The Riverhead Town Board will hold a public hearing on its proposed 2016 budget at its meeting Tuesday afternoon. State law requires the board to adopt a final budget by Nov. 23. READ
The Riverhead Town Board discussed a one-year moratorium proposal on medical marijuana dispensaries at its Tuesday afternoon meeting. READ
The Riverhead Town Board discussed at Thursday’s work session pre-existing nonconforming dwellings, which can have a use that doesn’t conform to zoning so long as it pre-dates the existence of zoning. READ
The Riverhead Town Board has scheduled a public hearing to discuss prohibiting elected officials from holding leadership positions in political parties. The hearing will be on July 7, and while the vote to schedule it was unanimous, two board members were critical of the proposal.
The Town Board also heard from Calverton residents who were opposed to the location of a proposed medical marijuana growing facility at Ivy Acres on Edwards Avenue. Supervisor Sean Walter, who opposes medical marijuana, said he’s spoken to two other medical marijuana companies that looking to build facilities at EPCAL, although he said he couldn’t remember the names of those applicants.
During Tuesday’s meeting, the Town Board also approved a resolution to sell the historic — but dilapidated — East Lawn building on East Main Street to Isabelle and Mary Gonzalez. The buyers want to use half of the building for their office and the other half as a residence. (more…)