Downtown Riverhead business owners concerned that a proposal to extend a three-hour parking limit would affect their customers spoke out at a public hearing Tuesday night at Riverhead Town Hall.
Faced with a number of large new development projects coming to Riverhead in the near future, the Riverhead Water District is seeking approximately $5.5 million in upgrades to its system, according to district superintendent Mark Conklin, who discussed the request with the Town Board last Thursday.
The Riverhead Town Board has already scheduled an April 4 public hearing on a plan to increase fines for business owners who fail to shovel snow in front of their establishments. READ
Democratic town supervisor candidate Laura Jens-Smith called a press conference Monday to lament a perceived lack of progress at the Enterprise Park at Calverton. Both the content and location of the media event were later criticized by her opponent. READ
The Riverhead Town Board voted Tuesday to settle a lawsuit it filed in 2015 against Edward Partridge, T.S. Haulers and Calverton Tree Farm, alleging that the companies illegally mined sand without permits on land adjacent to an existing T.S. Haulers sand mine on the north side of Route 25 in Calverton. READ
For years, Southampton Town officials have been saying that the blighted hamlet of Riverside can never be properly developed without access to sewage treatment, due to its proximity to the Peconic River and the Pine Barrens.
Parking in parts of the Riverfront parking lot in downtown Riverhead will have tighter parking restrictions under a proposal that will now face a public hearing. READ