04/15/14 7:02pm
04/15/2014 7:02 PM

liveblogThe Riverhead Town Board voted on legal action against Gershow Recycling and a term-limit hearing notice, among other actions during its regular meeting Tuesday night.

[FULL COVERAGE: Riverhead Town approves legal action against Gershow over noise]

News-Review reporter Tim Gannon was live blogging at the meeting. Click below for a recap, and see the full agenda and resolution packet below that.


April 15, 2014 – Agenda


April 15, 2014 – Packet by Jamie Griffin


04/10/14 2:00pm
04/10/2014 2:00 PM


“We will probably handle this in executive session because it will probably involve litigation,” Supervisor Sean Walter said following a Riverhead Town Board discussion on Gershow Recycling’s Hubbard Avenue facility, which has come under fire from neighbors due to excessive noise and “vibrations.” (more…)

04/03/14 10:00am
04/03/2014 10:00 AM


Riverhead Supervisor Sean Walter is keeping to his word.

After saying last week how he would pile on items on the work session agenda until they were resolved, this week features another long agenda. The Town Board is scheduled again to discuss old issues like term limits and prohibiting some elected officials from holding political party leadership posts, the fate of the Second Street firehouse, the sale of the East Lawn building and finding ways to fund additional public parking.  (more…)

04/02/14 12:00pm
04/02/2014 12:00 PM
Riverhead Town Board members at Thursday's meeting. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Riverhead Town Board members at Tuesday’s meeting. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The Riverhead Town Board remains divided about decisions to enact term limits in Town Hall and whether or not to allow leaders of town political committees to hold elected and appointed positions in town.  (more…)

03/28/14 8:00am
03/28/2014 8:00 AM
Riverhead councilman John Dunleavy (second from left) argues with Supervisor Sean Walter (middle) during Thursday's work session.

Riverhead councilman John Dunleavy (second from left) argues with Supervisor Sean Walter (middle) during Thursday’s work session.

After explaining over the past week how closed-door political caucuses are necessary to prevent Riverhead Town Board members from fighting with each other in public, the members spent much of Thursday’s work session doing just that. (more…)

03/27/14 10:00am
03/27/2014 10:00 AM


On the heels of a week where Riverhead Town Board members argued about items being discussed in closed caucus meetings instead of open work sessions, this Thursday’s work session agenda is packed full of discussion items, ranging from term limits to the fate of the Second Street firehouse to the downtown farmers market — a total of 13 topics in all.  (more…)

03/27/14 6:00am
NEWS-REVIEW FILE PHOTO | The state Armory building on Route 58.

The state Armory building on Route 58. (Credit: file)

When I ran for Riverhead Town Board last year, I made positive suggestions that I believe might help the board through the embarrassing bickering “Honeymooners” moment it is struggling with now. Currently, the board is mud wrestling over important topics like what to do with the Second Street firehouse, the East Lawn building and the armory on Route 58. The board is in a tizzy over how to provide our town justices a safe environment to try cases and we seem to be back to square one on the animal shelter issue.  (more…)