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02/17/16 7:00pm
02/17/2016 7:00 PM

Despite opposition from some residents who feared noise and traffic and even suggested moving it to EPCAL, the Riverhead Town Board on Wednesday night approved the “Freak Out” music festival proposed by Nile Rodgers Productions for the weekend of Aug. 12-14.

The board also approved a ban on 24-hour operations in three zoning districts, including the one where 7-Eleven is proposing a store at the Vinland Commons in Aquebogue.

An attorney for 7-Eleven said afterward that its “highly likely” that 7-Eleven would file a lawsuit challenging the zoning amendment.

The town is already in court with Vinland Commons over that project.

The board also held a 2-hour public hearing on a zone change proposal to allow assisted living on a Mill Road property. (see separate story)

To read more about Wednesday’s Town Board meeting, click below to read a recap of News-Review reporter Tim Gannon’s live blog of the meeting.

 

 

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Live Blog Riverhead Town Board 02-17-2016

February 17, 2016 – Agenda

February 17, 2016 – Packet

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01/05/16 2:00pm
01/05/2016 2:00 PM

While the Riverhead Town Board didn’t vote on the permit for Nile Rodgers’ proposed “Freak Out” Festival at its meeting Tuesday, board members said they do favor the event and are just awaiting a planning document to be completed before voting for it.

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Councilman George Gabrielsen was joined by grandson Robert, 9, at his last meeting Thursday. (That's Town Attorney Bob Kozakieiwicz in front, no doubt giving Robert some legal advice)

Councilman George Gabrielsen was joined by grandson Robert, 9, at his last board meeting Thursday.

The Riverhead Town Board held off on approving Nile Rodgers’ proposed “Freak Out! Music, Art & Wine Festival” Thursday morning, following some complaints about the event from residents. READ