Riverhead officials say they’re moving forward with a lawsuit against Gershow Recycling’s operation on Hubbard Avenue, even though the most outspoken of the neighbors who have complained about noise and other alleged issues at the site says he has a medical condition and no longer wants to be part of the case. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)
A Hubbard Avenue resident who has been an outspoken critic of Gershow Recycling and who submitted legal motions in Riverhead Town’s lawsuit against the company has now asked the court to remove him as a witness on the case, citing health concerns.
Richard Luzzi, 79, who lives in the Riverhaven mobile home community adjacent to Gershow, was one of two Riverhaven residents who submitted affidavits to the court against Gershow.
But now Mr. Luzzi says he has been advised by his doctors to drop out of the case. (more…)
What’s it like to live next to Gershow Recycling?
Here’s a four-minute video shot Friday from the western boundary of Riverhaven mobile home park, which is directly adjacent to Gershow. The majority of the park’s residents are senior citizens. (more…)
Neighbors have been complaining about noise and ground shaking near Gershow Recycling on Hubbard Avenue. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)
Riverhead Town has formally taken Gershow Recycling to court, filing legal papers on Friday after continually hearing complaints from neighbors about noise and vibrations coming from Gershow’s Hubbard Avenue recycling facility.
The Town Board on April 15 had authorized the legal action, saying the property “is being used and occupied in violation of various sections of the Code of the Town of Riverhead and the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code.” (more…)