When the owner of Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market applied to Riverhead Town for a special event permit for its annual Garlic Festival in 2014, the town charged the business $192 for police services associated with the event. It was the first time since the festival launched a decade earlier that any such fee had been required.
Supervisor Sean Walter and Councilwoman Jodi Giglio sparred once again over upgrades to the town’s mainframe computer at last Thursday’s Town Board work session.
Riverhead Town will be making a new push into social media with its first social media policy set to be adopted Tuesday. READ
Riverhead Town Board members say they support creating a new $1,000 late fee for fireworks permit applications.
The Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance is going off-road.
The Riverhead Town Board — commissioners of the ambulance district — informally agreed to purchase a six-wheel drive vehicle that will enable ambulance crews to reach otherwise hard-to-access areas. READ
Congressman Lee Zeldin recently lent support to the idea of creating a new drag racing strip somewhere on Long Island, but Riverhead Supervisor Sean Walter says it won’t happen at the Enterprise Park at Calverton.
And the owner of Riverhead Raceway says he has no plans for a drag strip there, either. READ
The Riverhead Town Board has appointed eight people to serve on its newly formed helicopter noise task force.
The Riverhead Town Board is expected to discuss the planning for the annual Country Fair at Thursday’s work session.