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01/12/16 11:36pm
01/12/2016 11:36 PM

Larry Simms held his own meeting in the hallway after the IDA wouldn't let him speak at theirs Monday

The Riverhead Industrial Development Agency voted unanimously at a special meeting Tuesday to grant tax incentives for a proposed restaurant and boutique hotel on East Main Street and for an additional 10-year tax abatement at the Long Island Aquarium.

That part of the meeting took about 10 minutes. The dispute that followed lasted nearly an hour.  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

01/09/15 12:00pm
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(Credit: Tim Gannon)

Atlantis is looking at its options to redevelop this property. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

The company that owns the Long Island Aquarium and the Hyatt Hotel in downtown Riverhead is looking to restore a dilapidated 113-year-old building it recently purchased across the street instead of tearing it down.


03/13/14 9:00am
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GARRET MEADE PHOTO Former major league pitcher Tommy John spoke to and joked with the North Fork Ospreys before Saturday night’s game.

Former major league pitcher Tommy John with the North Fork Ospreys before a game in 2010. Mr. John is expected to participate in Friday night’s “Athletes & Actors — The Main Event” charity  fundraiser hosted by Contractors For Kids. (Credit: Garret Meade, file)

Several actors, athletes and celebrities will be at the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead on Friday for the Contractors For Kids annual fundraiser.