A proposal to turn a historic Jamesport farmhouse into a retail wine store was rejected by the Riverhead Zoning Board of Appeals last Thursday.
The property, at the corner of Main Road and Tuthills Lane, has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since August 2015. Owner Dayna Corlito of Hampton Bays was seeking a use variance to establish a retail wine shop there, which is not permitted under the property’s Rural Corridor zoning.
Riverhead Town issued an unsafe building notice last month to the owners of two dilapidated buildings on Main Road, just east of the merge with Routes 58 and 25. READ
A man was arrested on a drunken driving charge Thursday afternoon following a rollover crash in Aquebogue, police said. READ
Senior Helpers, a new caretaker business in Jamesport that assists elderly residents, wasn’t due to open until the middle of this month, co-owner Jennie Holman said.
But two weeks ago, she and her business partner, Erwin Gruber, were on a conference call at the office when a woman walked into the building. READ
Woodside Orchards in Aquebogue agreed to change the location of a proposed 130-foot Verizon cell tower on its property so it meets a “fall zone,” which would prevent the structure from landing on neighboring property if it falls. READ
News-Review editors recently wrote in favor of studying the Aquebogue-Jamesport corridor. Unfortunately, they politicized the issue, saying Democrats called for a master plan update last year, but now “suddenly disagree” with the supervisor’s master plan proposal. The impression created was unflattering — and false. READ
Following recent concerns raised by Aquebogue and Jamesport residents about new commercial development proposed for Main Road, it appears the town’s effort to conduct a corridor study to evaluate future development in the area is unwelcome. READ
A 10-acre property along Main Road in Jamesport that’s been the subject of several controversial development proposals over the years could end up being purchased as open space by Suffolk County under a bill proposed last week by North Fork Legislator Al Krupski.