The Town elections are in the history books and whether you are a Democrat or a Republican, what should trouble us all, is how few people voted this year. Each November less and less voters come to the polls. Part of the reason is people don’t feel they can make a difference. READ
A proposed 48-unit affordable apartment complex on West Main Street will be reduced in size to comply with a request from the Riverhead Fire District to retain access behind the building. READ
A couple crosses W. Main St. on Monday afternoon in front of Farm Country Kitchen. (Credit: Joseph Pinciaro)
Backing out of their parking spaces on West Main Street can get tricky for some Farm Country Kitchen customers.
In fact, according to one Planning Board member, parking has become so dangerous there that he’d feel guilty if someone got injured while cars try to maneuver around one another at the popular eatery — which he feels is bound to happen if nothing changes.
So, the Planning Board is moving to change it. (more…)
A 7,200 sf retail building is proposed for this grass lot in Applebee’s parking on Rt 58
Some developers along Route 58 have been looking to put development in the parking lots of existing development.
The latest example is the Applebee’s shopping center, where the property owners are seeking site plan approval to locate a new 7,200-square-foot retail center on a grass “pad” in the eastern parking lot of Applebee’s, the 5,400-square-foot restaurant which was built in 1999.
The site plan approval for Applebee’s in 1999 actually designated the pad, which is surrounded by parking, for additional stores. (more…)
William Duffy. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
Bill Duffy may have left his position as a deputy town attorney in Riverhead last month to become the Southold Town Attorney. But that doesn’t mean he’s done consulting for the town. (more…)
The view from the western runway at EPCAL last October. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
Attorneys for Riverhead acknowledged to the the town’s Planning Board this week that it could reject a subdivision map for town-owned land at the Enterprise Park at Calverton.
But the hope, the attorneys said, is that the Planning Board approves the map. (more…)
A doggie daycare facility, a plan to sell cars from a former batting cage site and a newly constructed restaurant at a shopping center in Wading River all received approvals from the Riverhead Town Planning Board Thursday night. (more…)
Having just waved goodbye to a farmer from the Riverhead Town Planning Board, the Town Board is now discussing ways to put a farmer back on it, possibly by expanding the board to six members.
If they did that, they’d also how to figure out how to break tie votes, since most boards have an odd number of members. (more…)