05/15/14 8:00am
05/15/2014 8:00 AM
Riverhead Town is taking the homeowner of 331 Hamilton Avenue — and four other properties in town — to court for several reported violations related to overcrowding. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Riverhead Town is taking the homeowner of 331 Hamilton Avenue — and four other properties in town — to court for several reported violations related to overcrowding. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

In January, Riverhead landlord Rickey Taylor promised the town that he would make his rental home on Hamilton Avenue safe to live in by addressing code violations, getting building permits and clearing out the property, which had been targeted in a pair of town raids.

Now, nearly five months later, Mr. Taylor has made good on some of those commitments — not only for that house, but four others as well. And town attorneys say that, for now, he has avoided being held in contempt of court. (more…)