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05/19/16 10:07am
05/19/2016 10:07 AM

Downtown Riverhead

The Riverhead Town Board discussed at its Thursday work session whether to seek a $10 million state grant for downtown Riverhead on its own or jointly with Southampton Town, which is seeking the same funding in order to create a sewer district in Riverside.

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05/17/16 9:00am

Tuesday Crew

At 8 a.m. Tuesday morning, a construction crew descended on Hallockville Museum Farm in Northville like clockwork, installing new columns on the Hallock Homestead’s front facade. But instead of hard hats and overalls, the 13 men wore flannel button-down shirts and khakis. Some sported caps proudly declaring their service in World War II.

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04/26/16 8:41am
04/26/2016 8:41 AM

The Riverhead Landmarks Preservation Commission okays the demolition of the former Sears building and three adjacent downtown buildings Monday.

Riverhead Town’s Landmarks Preservation Commission on Monday approved the demolition of the former Sears building and three buildings east of it, on the conditions that they be replaced with something compatible with neighboring historic buildings and that whatever is built where the Sears building is now be set back from the East End Arts Council, which is next door. READ

04/07/16 12:00pm
04/07/2016 12:00 PM
Rendering of Preston House rehab and five-story hotel proposed by Joe Petrocelli

Courtesy rendering of Preston House rehab and five-story hotel proposed by Joe Petrocelli

Second Street and parts of Ostrander Avenue could join downtown Main Street on the National Register of Historic Places, under a proposal from the Riverhead Town’s Landmarks Commission. READ

01/26/15 10:00am
01/26/2015 10:00 AM
Local historian Richard Wines (left) along with Doris McGreevey and Richard Radoccia stand in the Jamesport Meeting House, where Mr. Radoccia and Ms. McGreevey hope to present a play about the Civil War on the 150th anniversary of its end. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Local historian Richard Wines (left) along with Doris McGreevey and Richard Radoccia stand in the Jamesport Meeting House, where Mr. Radoccia and Ms. McGreevey hope to present a play about the Civil War on the 150th anniversary of its end. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Richard Radoccia of Laurel said he was stunned to hear little local fanfare was planned to observe the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War.

So the amateur historian is setting out to change that.

Mr. Radoccia and Doris McGreevy of Mattituck plan to produce a play he wrote about the Civil War to commemorate its April anniversary.  (more…)

10/27/14 8:49pm
10/27/2014 8:49 PM
From left, Landmarks Preservation Commission member  Cliff Baldwin, Riverhead Town Councilwoman Jodi Giglio and commission chair Richard Wines listen to speakers at Monday's commission meeting, where a proposal to make a six-mile stretch of Main Road a National Register Historic Place was withdrawn. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

From left, Landmarks Preservation Commission member Cliff Baldwin, Riverhead Town Councilwoman Jodi Giglio and commission chair Richard Wines listen to speakers at Monday’s commission meeting, where a proposal to make a six-mile stretch of Main Road a National Register Historic Place was withdrawn. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

After hearing more comments both for and against a proposed National Register Historic District on Main Road stretching from Aquebogue to Laurel, Riverhead Town’s Landmarks Preservation Commission reluctantly voted to withdraw its application for the district.

The withdrawal, made at the commission’s monthly meeting Monday, kills the proposal in both Riverhead and Southold towns.

But it didn’t come easily.

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